Debbie and her husband Dennis are founding members of the ukelele group, the G-String Band. “Playing an instrument is good brain activity. My mother had dementia, and I don’t want it.” The G-String Band has entertained our local Pickleball crowd during social events. They do some really fun songs. It’s a labor of love requiring band members to meet up at Debbie’s house 3 times per month for a 5-hour rehearsal. That’s quite a drop-in play session. “If you can’t play, pretend & smile. Everyone will love looking at you,” Debbie quipped either about the band or Pickleball – I wasn’t sure which.
As for Pickleball, Debbie still feels she’s learning, and has recently been playing with smaller groups. She been at it for 5 years, and plays at Sutter, Presidio Wall, West Borough, and Parkside. Playing ball and playing with the band – keeps you running and humming!