WARNING: This article may contain attempts at humor and shocking secrets revealed about a Chancel Choir member. Viewer discretion is advised.
If you are not a member of the Chancel Choir, then you don’t know that Vic Morrow is one of the troublemakers in the back row — a respected troublemaker, who makes the sopranos laugh and the altos cringe. At times, I notice that our choir director’s lips are uttering a silent prayer that, I believe, includes Vic’s name.
What do Vic Morrow and Lawrence Welk have in common? Answer: They are both “wunnerful, wunnerful.” (Thank you, Bobby and Sissy.)
His talent for impersonating Lawrence Welk and Elvis Presley and making people laugh are just some of Vic’s many gifts he generously shares with the world.
Vic was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he attended K-12 public schools. After completing active duty in the Navy, he studied at Michigan Tech University and graduated as a Mechanical Engineer. He became a commissioned officer in the Army through ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corp), where he earned the rank of Major.
Vic is one of the hard-working members of the Easter Breakfast Committee, mashing up whatever leftovers he can find in the back of the fridge and throwing it into your made-to-order omelette. He is also proud to be the Commander of Post 1700, Burnsville American Legion.
Vic joined River Hills around 2002. Since Vic has always liked to sing, he also joined the Chancel Choir. It didn’t matter that he had no formal music training. The real reason, however, that Vic told me he joined the choir? “Guaranteed seats for Christmas and Easter.”
Around 2002, Vic was told to sit in the bass section (in the last chair near the exit door) and he never left. The part Vic enjoys most about singing with the Chancel Choir is “fellowship and fun.”
When I asked Vic if he plays any instruments, he replied, “Does air guitar count?” Besides a long history of singing karoake (in public), he also enjoys listening to country music, old rock ’n roll, and old gospel hymns. Notice the emphasis on “old.”
Some of Vic’s other hobbies and interests include “Bowling, beer- and wine-making, woodworking, and … turning beer and wine into urine.”
Vic and his wonderful wife, Barbara, have three children: two daughters, Laura and Amanda, and one son, Todd. Furry family members include Nala, the cat.
In closing Vic would like to share the following words of inspiration with you, Gentle Reader:
“Some thoughts for the day: Why worry about my flabby thighs? My stomach covers them! … I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose-fitting clothing. If I had any loose-fitting clothing, I wouldn’t have signed up in the first place! … We all get heavier as we get older, because there’s a lot more information in our heads. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.”