Decora Study Club looks at art of whistling

Jan. 11, 2013 at midnight
Updated Jan. 10, 2013 at 7:11 p.m.

The Decora Study Club celebrated the Christmas season with a luncheon at the Victoria Country Club. Honored guest, introduced by Mary Virginia Jacobs, was Cora Jo Moore Hummel, retired VISD speech therapist, who entertained the ladies with an interesting, comical and inspirational program on the lost art of whistling. For many years, Hummel has been an avid whistler as was her dad, Dr. J.D. Moore, who used to walk down the halls of the Victoria College whistling "We Three Kings." She encouraged everyone to whistle because it lightens your work load, makes you feel good and relieves tension and stress when whistling a happy tune.

The story of "The Three Bears" took on a new dimension as Hummel whistled the tale rather than using the words known by all. Although no words were spoken, it was easy to follow the story line and enjoy the rendition in a new form. Afterward, the group sang a medley of Christmas carols led by Martha Jones and accompanied by Hummel as she whistled.

Presiding at the meeting was Decora Study Club President, Jo Cornstubble. Hostesses for the day were Ann Heinrich and Marjorie Jeane. The collect was led by Linda Reitberger and pledges to the flags by March Worsham and Becky Miller. The luncheon invocation was given by Dee Skeete.

The program notes stated: "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single talent left and could say, 'I used everything you gave me.'" - Erma Bombeck.

Erma, that surely must include whistling.



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