Mary Lou Anderson, an accomplished comedian and storyteller, decided to use her funny bone to write about her experiences getting older in “Two Hairs Talking on an Old Head,” and recently read excerpts of the book to future residents of Lakeview Village.
“Two Hairs talking on an Old Head” chronicles the lives of several characters in a series of stories, or “ditties” as Anderson calls them, that highlight the funny quirks of aging.
Prospective residents and staff members thoroughly enjoyed the performance. Those in attendance also sampled light refreshments during the reading.
Anderson’s ditties combine a mix of creativity, rhyme, and humor into short stories. For added comedy, “Grandpa,” Mary Lou’s puppet, narrated one of the ditties.
Always trying to find a humorous spin, Anderson began writing entertaining monologues about adolescence when she was in middle school. She employs a similar comedic tone when writing about her current age group.
Anderson is well known around the Kansas City region for her work on the children television shows “41 Treehouse Lane” and “Mother Nature Show” which aired in the 1970s.
Watch a clip of Anderson perform at another area retirement community here.
If you are interested in learning more about Lakeview Village or attending an event like this, call 913-888-1900 to schedule a visit!