Monday, June 29, 2009

Do You Know Vince Vance?

Well, I have to admit I had never heard of this guy. Who is he? Why, it's Vince Vance and the Valiants! It turns out he was a good friend of my Uncle's and invited us to a fundraiser for a school library. The event was at Blaine Kearn's Mardi Gras World and many of the silent auction items were props from floats. He is best known for his Christmas hit, "All I want for Christmas is You". The song is in the movie, "Love Actually" with Hugh Grant. It amazed me how many people I know knew who he was, and I didn't have a clue! What a crazy night, but it was good for us to get out. My Aunt was very surprised to find out what a good friend Vince was to her Vince. Just two wild and crazy guys!

Love ya Vince, and thanks for a great evening!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

A Long Journey

A year ago on June 10th, this wonderful man that I considered a "dad" was laid to rest exactly one year from the day he suffered a stroke. From racing cars to zip lining at the age of 81, he enjoyed life to its fullest! I will miss his teasing, his laughter, his love of life and his phone calls asking how the weather is in Chicago. He was a fighter and didn't want to leave this world. His last words were, "I had a good ride!" And, that he did.

This has been a really hard two months for me. I'm hoping to get back to blogging and for those of you that have been checking in, I apologize for the lapse.