I'm the one who arrived late in the afternoon to this extraordinary event! Unexpectedly, this lovely woman, and beautiful singer, came up and asked what I would like to sing! I threw out "Pretty Saro" and someone said, "We already did that!" To her generous credit, Heather Wood (I subsequently learned) said, "Well, we'll do it again!"
So that's how it came to be, redux.
That picnic will remain forever in my memory. The weather was perfect, the attendants so talented, and the host and hostess, George and Jean, so special in every way!
I'm amazed by the musical abilities I heard that day. Songs that went on for 7 or more verses with singable choruses (what was that "CLAP CLAP CLAP, Bang the drum" song, sung so beautifully by a gentleman sitting next to me?)(or that Elizabethan sounding "Where did my waist go?")
Thank you, Jean and George, and Pinewoods, and all those who gave a music lover, though not a performer, an experience and thrill of a lifetime.