Category Archives: Contemporary

On Jonathan’s Birthday – “Autumn Leaves”

. Today would have been my friend Becky’s oldest son’s 36th birthday.  Jonathan left us much too soon (a car accident in 2001), but he left lots of great memories behind for those who loved him best. One of the things … Continue reading

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“When October Goes”

. Just ask my family – I’m one of the original “Fanilows“, and I’m not ashamed to admit it.  I’ve been hooked ever since I heard “Mandy” on the radio in 1974 (what can I say?  Other girls my age … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween – it’s the only night of the year when you are allowed to wear a costume without being in a play:

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“Teresa” – A Forgotten (and Not-So-Golden) Oldie

Growing up, I always wondered why my parents had named me “Teresa“. It isn’t a particularly common name (“Theresa” did make it to #65 in 1950); I lost track of the number of “Mary”s I grew up with, however! The only other girl … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to “The Other Woman”

Today is “Lola’s” 6th birthday, so I thought I would re-run this post from 2012: Her Name Is “Lola”….. ….and whatever Lola wants, Lola is gonna get. . .

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For Bev – “Again Someday”

. Today would have been my little sister’s 56th birthday. Miss you like heck, Sis…. . (“Again Someday” by Blackmore’s Night – available on CD or MP3)

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“Over The Rainbow” (Eva Cassidy)

. This is one of my favorite arrangements of this beloved song – It’s just a beautiful, soothing song, don’t you think?: . . This song gave us much peace while Michelle was in the hospital; it was also played at her … Continue reading

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