Thursday, September 20, 2012


WOW! A lot can happen in just a short time. I hope everyone is enjoying the cooler weather. As for me, I can't wait to start wearing my cozy sweaters and boots and all those terrific scarves! Well, enough about weather and fashion!

I had an awesome time at the Jim Parker Songwriter Series. Meeting the "stars" that Jim brings to his show at the VBC is a wonderful experience. I was so honored to get to open his show on September 7th, and to meet the pro-writers that wrote the songs made famous by "the big stars".  In my earlier post, you saw photos of everyone so I won't repeat those. And, I enjoyed my 30 minutes of "fame"! WOW!

Alan Rhody, Mike Loudermilk, Jill Colucci, Jim Parker, Me (barely in the photo!)

Wesley, MaryJustice, Alan Rhody Shirt

Did you know that Alan Rhody is also an artist? I am the proud owner of his one-of-a-kind, hand-painted, autographed T-shirts!

This is one of my newest songs. "Forgiveness and Faith"©

Needless to say, I had a really good time. The pre-show dinner was excellent and Jim so graciously included my entire family and very special friend, Wesley, in the dinner. Thanks, Jim. I love having you in my corner. You have been such a good friend since we first met at the Coffee Tree Books & Brew when our late and great friend, BD Chase, hosted the songwriters open mic. 

There's so much more, so watch for another update tomorrow or maybe the next. 'Til next time ....

Love you guys!