|Wendy at my son's recent wedding|
In the background, our ears were always filled with my sister's vinyl collection of Astrud Gilberto, Stan Getz, Juan Carlos Jobim, Barbra S., Miles Davis, the Beach Boys and her boogie-woogie piano playing. With my trusty guitar, a fellow singer and a growing song list, she talked me into participating in our school's music nights, called 'hootenannies' I discovered how fun and rewarding it could be to perform for a live audience. .
.My big sister was my first fan. I'm grateful for every ounce of her influence and encouragement along the way.
* Why Mormons? If she'd been there, she might have fallen for one--or both--of them, and I'm sure they would have loved her!