Hi Pekka... thanks very much for your kind words, and the capitals.
And oops... I held my breath as well, not only to keep the camera from moving but in the hope that the people would stop moving. The 1/13-second shutter speed and 2.5 aperture setting were chosen by the P (program) mode of the camera.
You're right about seeing the picture. When I saw the scene and looked in the viewfinder, I figured it would be good if it were in focus. But ultimately the viewfinder is a tiny TV that's more for framing than evaluating reality so you never quite know what you've got until you convert it and open it up on the big screen.
I did the usual leveling and sharpening, no saturation boost (which is set to Normal in the camera). If I were to completely correct the picture, I might clone out the shadow in the lower-left corner cast by his daughter's wheelchair. I suppose I could have gotten up and rolled her into the foyer, but I thought that might disrupt the ambience of the room. (She's 30, mostly ambulatory and has a sense of humor, so she won't mind that comment.)
When I grow up, I want to look this distinguished. While I'm waiting, I'll take Ken's total focus on whoever is speaking as a useful everyday lesson.
Thanks for your comments.