Musical Memories – Last Dance 1978

I really thought I had blogged this song already but apparently I didn’t so here is one of my most fond  Musical Memories.

It was the summer after 6th grade.  I was 12 I thought I knew everything and I was going off  to my first summer camp.  It was 4-H Summer camp at Camp Chatham near Savannah Georgia.  You know how you can look back at certain events in your life and know they changed your life this was one of those things.  Was it something that happened that was life changing?  No.  Was it something I learned or a life-long hobby that changed me? No.  Then what could it have been?  It was the people.  That summer I met lifelong friends.  The song  that always takes me to that place is  Last Dance by Donna Summer.

Every night they would have a dance.  I was 12 I don’t remember dancing a whole lot.  I do remember the last song they played every night was Last Dance.   That summer I met my friends, Leann, Tyrone (now Ed) and Chris.  When I started high school in the fall of 1979 they were all there.  They went to different elementary schools but we all ended up at the same high school.  There was also another boy whose name now escapes me but he was probably my first summer crush.  We drank Mello Yello together every night at the campfire (I think there was a campfire anyway) he ended up at a different high school and I didn’t see him again but those are fond memories.

So Donna Summer thanks for the memories they are very sweet and very special.



I have been feeling extremely blessed to have a great group of friends.  More than friends even, they are like extended family.    I have people I can count on, more so than most of my family even.  God has placed my son and I in a church where we have found the most wonderful group of people who love us and take care of us.  I just wanted to take a moment to express how grateful I am to have such a wonderful group of people in  my life.


What would we do without them?  When we’re down they are there to pick us up literally sometimes.  I went with friends to see Lynyrd Skynyrd Friday night.  What a treat that was.  I spent Saturday morning writing with new friends I met through NaNoWrimo.   I get to work with people I like and consider friends.   Then the internet has made the world such a smaller place and has allowed me to reconnect with many of my friends from back as far as elementary school.  Friends are truly blessings in so many ways.  I am thankful for my friends.

Relay for Life

I am spending the day at an all day scrapbooking crop to raise fund for my Church’s Relay for Life team.  I relay because cancer has touched too many people that I know and love.  Because I don’t want other families to go through the pain and loss that cancer has caused in my family.  I relay because I want there to be a cure.  I relay in memory of my mother, my aunts and uncles, my friends we have lost.  I relay in honor of my friends and loved ones who have won the fight.  I relay for those who are still fighting.   I relay for those who may have to face the fight.   I relay to remember, to celebrate, to honor.    Why do you relay?

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