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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Rose Garden residents revel in musical roots


Last updated 6/24/2021 at 4:37pm

Katie Teachout

Charlie Root returned for a visit to the Rose Garden Estates Assisted Living after more than a year away due to pandemic restrictions.

RITZVILLE - Residents of Rose Garden Estates were treated to root beer floats and country music under blue skies Wednesday, June 16.

Charlie Root of Moses Lake brought his guitar, banjo and a large repertoire of old time country hits - some dating back to the 1800s, such as Stephen Foster's "Oh Susanna."

"They know a lot of the songs I sing," Root said.

This was Root's first visit back to the Rose Garden since February 2020, a regular entertainer for the residents prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I used to come once a month, but this is the first time I have been anyplace since then," Roo...

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