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Performance delivers music, laughs,
and a birth-date surprise at PWL Wainwright

Dec 5th, 2017

Sheldon Frissell played to a very supportive crowd when he came to entertain at Points West Living Wainwright on November 29. It was particularly special for Sheldon because his very first grandchild was born that very day, and he was able to share the moment with his own grandmother who lives at PWL Wainwright. 

Fifth great-great-great-grandchild

Olive Frissell (inset) was in the front row for Sheldon’s performance and is pleased as punch to welcome her fifth great-great-great-grandchild! Sheldon is an active community member, a former band teacher, a clown in the Stampede parade and worship leader at his church. “Just an all-around great guy!” says recreation coordinator Shauna Lee Carlson.

Sing-along and stories

The performance was for PWL Wainwright’s month-end party to celebrate the birthday of everyone born in November. “We asked him to play at the birthday party,” says Shauna Lee, “and we got that and so much more! He played his accordion, and led a bit of a sing-along to the old favourites; On Top of Spaghetti, My Wild Irish Rose (Nose), and A Bicycle Built for Two. As well, he told stories to music; Morris the Moose, and I Just Don't Look Good (Naked) Anymore!”

Roaring with laughter

In between songs, Shauna Lee says, Sheldon told jokes that had a packed dining room roaring with laughter. “If in fact if laughter is the best medicine, we all had a heaping tablespoonful that afternoon.”

Photo: The day he became a grandpa for the first time Sheldon Frissell performed at PWL Wainwright, with his own grandmother, Olive Frissel (inset) in the front row.

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