Thursday, December 31, 2009
I really, REALLY like this photo, it not only brings back memories of days now gone, but it ALWAYS makes me smile. Way to go Punkin' ,,, you hottie you --- kick out the old year and welcome in the NEW....... KEEP A SONG IN YOUR HEARTS Folks !!!!!!!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, can you see where my mind is today ? Actually this years Christmas season is bringing a rush of memories to mind & causing topsy-turvy emotions, thus in an effort to "expell the demon of tears", we turn to comedy of course !!! I found these clippings [ as well as some others but I can only upload about 4 pics at a time on here for some blasted reason, so this is what ya get for now ] and thought "Why not SHARE them with y'all?" So I did, Justin Case you might need a laugh or two right now also. BTW,,, I just went to the top of this blog entry and looked at the clippings from top to bottom. Wouldn't some SHRINK have a hey-day with the line-up presented here? KEEP A SONG IN YOUR HEART !!!!!!!
Monday, December 14, 2009
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KYLENE MAY LEWIS
My Darling Niece-In-Law
Today is Ky's Birthday & on the off-chance that she MAY look at this blog at some point either today or tomorrow I want her to KNOW how MUCH her Uncle Greg loves her. Since I first met you at Alan's home in September of 19?? it has been SUCH an interesting journey = NEVER boring with you Ky. Whether that journey has been through all our ups & downs of life OR whether that journey has been you trying to get your vehicle into our garage WITH the travel top that was higher than our garage door,,, it is NEVER boring with you Ky ! Please know that a song that I learned years ago comes to mind on this, your birthday... " I give thanks to the Lord for you always, the great gift he has given to me..... as we walk life's weary road, you make less my heavy load,,,and we share each others burdens 'long the way." Uncle Greg loves you Kylene May,,,today and A-L-W-A-Y-S !!! Happy Birthday Sweetie. KEEP A SONG IN YOUR HEART !!!!!!!
Saturday, December 12, 2009
I had a request from one of my loyal followers for pictures from last night's Camelot Choraleer Christmas Party, especially a pic of MJ & GK. So as not to disappoint [ something that I can apparently do quite readily according to some ], here are the pics requested. We had an excellent time, not everyone was able to make it, but still TONS of food & we laughed until our faces actually hurt. Yet another grand evening for the Camelot Choraleers! KEEP A SONG IN YOUR HEART !!!!!!!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
[ Hey Ray, this is posted as a response to that last E-mail you sent me concerning the woman who you thought must "know" me.... GOTTCHA ! ] ; - )
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
The above pic is my "screen-saver' at this moment. It always makes me laugh for some odd reason, kind of like my friends! [ Heavy on the "odd" ] What's YOUR screen-saver right now? Does it express your current mood? What does it say about you? Is it totally professional because you are at work? WHY is IT your screen saver at the moment? Just wondering,,, with a mind that rarely seems to quit. And so it goes... KEEP A SONG IN YOUR HEART !!!
[ Missing you Murphy . May your A. be a happy one. ]
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Some pics from last night's rehearsal for tonight's DESSERT CONCERT. It's interesting that this blog posts the prints in the opposite order that I loaded them. Oh well.......
Friday, November 27, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Later ,,,,, soooooooo tired !
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Was up until a little after 2:00am this morning & up for good around 6:30am. I was awake much before that, but just tossed & turned.
I'm designing the Program today, always a bit of a trial as I am deathly afraid of leaving someone out of it, which of course I always manage to do anyway. "Don't worry, be happy!" MJ is at GVCS currently, then running some other errands, and of course we STILL need some furniture for the Set, as well as completing the Set, and,,,,,,,,,
I was wondering this morning if "kindness" is hereditary ? I have a young man that came on board recently as Stage Manager/Sound guy for Arsenic & Old Lace at GVCS. I grew up with some of his Aunts & Uncles, in fact his Dad was the youngest brother in that fantastic family. This young mans name is Alex Presutti, his Dad being Alan [ mom Sherri Ross Presutti ]. It has taken me a good week or so to actually call this "kid" by his correct name instead of his Dad's name. He is very accepting of my forgetfulness & simply laughs it off. My thought is: I've known Alex's paternal family for many decades & his maternal family for a couple of decades. Alex is kind, polite, respectful, caring, courteous & responsible,,, among many other wonderful attributes. Now I know that this is most probably from his terrific rearing by his parents, but it does give cause for wonderment. IF indeed such qualities as kindness COULD be passed on from generation to generation, this young man would be EXACTLY the way he is due to the gene pool from both families. Alas, I realize that if kindness could be passed on from generation to generation, then the opposite could also be a reality...one that we wouldn't want to even imagine. But it sure would be nice if we had & could locate a "kindness gene" & thereby pass it on to those who might need an extra "boost". This morning I would start with the gene pool that Alex has. His very presence in this A&OL project has reminded me what super-great folks we have here, nestled in the hills of Allegany County, NY. Not a bad reminder to start ones day. Thank you for that thought God.... and for Alex,,, oh & thanks "L'il Al and Sherri" too.
Keep A Song In Your Heart !!!!!!!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Immediately following A&OL rehearsal @ GVCS we had Camelot Choraleer rehearsal held currently at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, in fact we were a bit late for that rehearsal. The CC's managed to get into the church [ perhaps due to the sexton's next door as DeTines were out of town ] and thanks to Louise Jordan, were vocally warmed up when we arrived. That rehearsal also, thankfully, went well. By the time we arrived home a little before 9:00pm I'd conducted nearly 6 hours of rehearsals and was dragging . There were a couple of glitches as we went from one rehearsal to the next, but all is well now .
Production week for any play, musical or show is always c-r-a-z-y , this one should be no different. And yet one manages to forget that in the midst of hecticness & hubbub of it all, it WILL all come together [ for better or for worse - and it's the last one of those that always drives me to distraction ! ] . I am hoping to remember this week the funny moments along this journey, and with this cast there have been many . If the photo shows up as it should ABOVE, you will see Emma Dodd [ a Senior @ GVCS ] and Paige Demick [ a Junior @ GVCS ] "dressing up" one Friday night at rehearsal,,,in a manner that had nothing to do with this production. There are other pics like this which I might post in the coming days ,,, just to remember and to smile and to r-e-l-a-x .
But for now I'd best get hoppin'. So much to do, so little time. Did I forget to mention that with everything else going on this production week, I also have to memorize lines ? Yep, I could find no one to perform poor Trevor's role of Lt. Rooney, so yours truly will be doing so. [ Thank GOD that Aidan DeTine is going to play the part of Mr. Gibbs for us. Thank you Double A ! ] So if you believe in prayer as I do, now would be a GREAT time to offer up a few...hundred!
Till we meet again, you're in my prayers [ as I hope I am in yours ] and remember,,,,,,, KEEP A SONG IN YOUR HEART !
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
God is good all the time, All the time God is Good !
* A "Dear-O" to me is a Dear Old family member or friend who has stood the test of time, knows how horrid I can be, yet sticks in there none-the-less. Either a true Saint or one who needs their head examined. My life is blessed to have many of them = each one precious to be sure!
Monday, November 2, 2009
The fact that I was able to get out of bed this morning when so many are bed ridden. Or that I could make my own coffee [ ahhh, coffee in itself is a blessing to me ], and be greeted by my trusting companion Taylor and his ever wagging tail. The sunshine outside and the SON-shining in my heart, the friends & family that have touched based with me today, the devotional reading that reminded me of my brother Doug this morning [ who is waiting on the heavenly side for us ], the power of the Internet & the folks it brings right into my office, MUSIC [ a blessing category ALL it's own! ].The blessings go on and on and on in an endless procession before my eyes. Every day, every hour, every minute this parade of blessings marches on. And the music that the "Blessing Band" is playing is... "God is Good all the time ~ All the time God is Good." And all His children are yelling from the sidelines........ A-M-E-N and A-M-E-N !!!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
They are a GREAT cast, although at the moment their Director is wondering a wee bit if indeed they WILL pull this off w/o giving him some type of seizures or something.
One of the cast, the young man in the back row, upper left, suffered an injury in a soccer game & will not be able to perform his role[s]. He is a super-great young man & added so much to each & every rehearsal. However, with his knee surgery scheduled for Nov.10th, there is no way he would be able to make the production in good enough shape. We will miss you Trevor Burt, but you were and will remain the REAL "Mr. Gibbs AND Lt.Rooney" Our prayers are with you Buddy!