Hey guys, how are you? I hope all is well. This has been a really sad week. One of my dear friends lost his battle with cancer this week. SJ has been my friend for more than 25 years. I often speak of the variety show I do each summer. SJ has been in that show since it's beginning, 40 years ago. He was my Duke on our Mardi Gras Court and he was a special person. He only found out he was sick 6 months ago. He had Pancreatic, Liver and Lung cancer. It was tragic. SJ is the second cast mate from the show to pass since the show last summer and we have another cast mate who is battling cancer right now. It's times of loss like this that make you realize how fragile life is. I mean the picture of us singing karaoke was taken 3 months before he found out he was sick. As I attended the funeral services and visited with his wife and kids, my heart just breaks for them and what they must endure. I hope that I never have to experience the loss of my husband. I think about our Barbara and all that she has been through. It's just tough.
I start rehearsals for the show next week, my buddy won't be there to sit with at rehearsals, to go over lines with and to practice our songs together. But, I will always treasure the fun times we had when he was here and he was healthy. Rest in Peace, SJ!
me and SJ singing Sonny and Cher!
When we were Duchess and Duke...good times.
I'm looking forward to the weekend. I hope you have a great day.