Clipped From The Mexia Daily News
'Go-Go Grannies' Going 'Great Guns' DETROIT (AP) - Hulda Mahaffey Mahaffey said she hadn't danced in 25 years. But when an oclel called Ihe "Go-Go Grannies" played at Ihe Luther Haven Nursing Home, the 85-year-old woman couldn't resist doing the "Hokcy Pokey." Charlotte Asher, 71, is Ihe leader of Ihe senior citizens band. They play for free and stay out of debt (hanks lo dona- lions. . "We usually play as long as they want it," said Mrs. Asher. The group uses accordions, a piano, and assorted rhylhm in- strumenls and has a repertoire which includes "Alley Cat," "Hello, Dolly!" and "Five- Fool-Two, Eyes of Blue." Mrs. Asher said about seven years ago a music instructor offered to teach the women lo play some discarded accordions and "after eight lessons we were on our own." The Grannies have played 220 dates — at the State Fair, at conventions and at other gatherings gatherings across the stale, Mrs. Asher said. She and her fellow musicians "all have ailmenls lhal come with gray hair," but Mrs. Ash- er said performing "really has been the spice of our life."