My fabulously crazy long week is now over, and I'm moving on towards a few months of calmer times (fingers crossed) Our concert presentation of The Civil War was such fun. We performed to about 2200 people over the weekend - and I must say that Sunday's performance was so powerful that bunch of us in the "cast" had tears rolling down our cheeks in the finale.The local re-enactment group lent our lead males their uniforms (which are absolutely authentic reproductions from that era) and local costumers provided women's dresses and wigs.
Here are a few snaps from our last dress rehearsal:
All the images are from Jennifer's Aunt Mary.. who is a professional photographer.
(hmmmm.. there seems to be a problem with typepad underlining everything, and it won't turn off.. gack.. please ignore)
It was wonderful to work with all of these people - and by the end of the production, our hearts were filled with the deep connection to each other.. I'm now in the 'post-concert let-down" time, but also beginning to relax a little.
She is the author of Amanda and the Angel - a sweet children's story. I am SO proud of her, I can barely contain myself!!She is a testimony to the concept of never giving up your dreams, because here she is (at 85) a published author!! Go Mom!! (and please forgive me for telling your age..)It's available at Barnes and Nobleand also on Amazon:
And the wonderful conclusion to this wild week, was that My Dad's surgery today was successful (he had a pacemaker put in to regulate his heart) and he is beginning the road to recovery, and hopefully much more energy and good health in the future.
Life is good.