Sunday, September 23, 2012

If You're Ever Going to see a Rainbow

We've been looking forward to today for months. Our songwriter group (except for a couple that couldn't make it) played a gig at the Community Foundation's amphitheater today.
The Foundation has offices in the house of Tallulah Bankhead's folks. Of course Tullulah was a "bigger than life actress" from Jasper, Alabama.
Jilda and I approached them back in the summer to ask if our group could perform one Sunday in September. As it turns out, it was this Sunday, which was fortunate weather wise. It was absolutely stunning today.
We didn't know what to expect as far as attendance, but as it turns out, we had a full house....or a full amphitheater I should say.
All the folks in our group did an exceptional job and we came home glowing.
The only downside to the day was a call we received this morning before we left. I didn't recognize the number, but when I answered, the girl wanted to speak to Jilda.
It was the daughter of one of the people who take treatments with Jilda. Their mother Rosemary had passed away.
Jilda looked as if someone had punched her in the stomach, and I knew what had happened before she hung the phone up.
This evening as I type these words, the tune to an old country song by the Oakridge Boys drifted through my mind.
"If you're ever going to see a rainbow,
You have to stand a little rain."
RIP Rosemary.


  1. Just came over from Jilda's site and read about Rosemary. It's very sad.

    Glad you had a good time at the ampitheatre! Take care

  2. Thats one of my fav quotes too..we have to stand a little rain indeed

  3. Anonymous9:03 AM

    there's just no such thing as a perfect day is there...

  4. So sorry about Jildas friend.
    So much pressure to live these days.There is soo much sadness every where.
    You try to look for good news to get those endorphins up.
    I am glad that you could cheer up a bit with your band.

  5. So sorry about Rosemary. After the day I've had, I'd gladly stand in a rainstorm if it would reveal a rainbow.


  6. My dad is in the throes of chemotherapy. I imagine he'll meet a few people who won't make it, but he just has to keep a good attitude and hopefully his outcome will be a good one. But it rocks your world when friends leave it. My best to Jilda.


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