Our Date With Richard Simmons at the Casino !!!
Saturday, January 09, 2010
On Friday the 8th of January, my DD Gayleski and I ( along with 350 + other persons )
attended an affair at the Mt. Airy Casino to see the one and only Richard Simmons. It
included a heart healthy dinner, talk and book signing. Well, the minute Richard came in the
room, the whole place just seemed to come to life. Many of us were in awe, just seemingly
watching his every move, as he went from table to table.....talking to different people from
every table, it seemed - 36 in all ! Conversing with folks as if he'd known them all his life.....
what a personable human being ! Such charisma he has ! He had everyone smiling and
laughing just by hearing his wonderful comments. One table at a time was brought to the
stage to have a group picture with Richard, which will be ready at a later date.....along with
an autographed picture. At the same time, other tables were being served the healthy heart
dinner which consisted of : a veggie salad, baked lemon chicken, potatoes, steamed
broccoli, strawberry shortcake, and coffee/tea......but only after Richard said "grace" !
Everything was great, including the stuffed mushrooms and chips with dip, that were served
in the lobby as we waited to enter the dining room. Richard then got more serious.....by
telling all that exercise is absolutely needed to lose weight, and keep it off; along with the
right portions of nutritional foods and loving yourself attitude. He told us that the first thing
he does each morning is count all the blessings in his life, and then became very emotional
as he continued. He most certainly wears his heart on his sleeve ! Of course, he had a
sparkly tank top and shorts on....but you know what I mean ! He ended up by telling us that
he was so honored to have so many people come to see him ! By this time many people
were wiping their own eyes....yours truly included ! lol What compassion he has! And
devotion ! Everyone also received his last book, so people who were not able to come back
today for his workout program.....could get their book autographed last night. That's what
we had to do this time. But, he is planning on returning in 6 months.....so workout, here we
come ! The best part was the hugs and kisses we both got from Richard, and gave him
back ! LOL A great time was had by all......and I do mean all !!! Just awesome !