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September 29, 2017
Good morning, friends! It's a beautiful day once again in Montana. We are so grateful for clear skies, especially since the challenge of this summer's fires. I've been singing and playing that classic old jazz standard "Blue Skies" lately.
Blue skies, smilin' at me, nothin' but blue skies do I see.
Bluebirds singin' a song, nothin' but blue skies from now on . . .
Never saw the sun shinin' so bright, never saw things goin' so right
Noticin' the days hurryin' by, when you're in love my how they fly
Those blue days, all of them gone, nothin' but blue skies from now on . . .
It's SO fun to play it on guitar with that descending chromatic bass line! And the optimistic lyrics lift my spirits.
Today, September 29, would have been my mom's 100th birthday. Yesterday I bought bunches of yellow flowers (her favorites) including long-stemmed roses and put them around the house in her honor. I dropped some little yellow mums off at Katie's parents yesterday, too, and we sang happy birthday to Jane Clark Potter Grosfield even though they had never met her. When Rea (Katie's dad) asked me what made her so wonderful, I was able to regale them with a few "Jane" stories. Tonight we'll all celebrate her again with dinner at our house. I know that many of you who receive this newsletter remember how Jane used to treat us all to brunch at her house in Big Timber before Summersing Camp. Those were the days!
Speaking of "Those Were the Days," that song has become quite a favorite, especially at Women Making Music camp. The first time Lynne Pethtel brought the song for a jam session, we broke into wild laughter as we danced around the Bishop's Ranch House in a line singing "Those were the days, my friend, we thought they'd never end . . ."
WoMaMu! Women Making Music camp is coming up soon. Registrar Lynnie has let me know that our registration numbers are not up to usual! In response, many of us are sending out reminders and special invitations. WoMaMu is a positive and energizing experience, as many of you know. Hundreds of women have experienced empowerment at our fall and spring camps in California (and at the workshops and choruses which are connected with our community).
If you have overlooked sending in your registration, please do it now! If you are wavering, please know that the Early Bird price is still in effect (if that will be of help).
It's easy to download your Fall 2017 camp registration form and flyer on the WoMaMu website womamu.org.
And, if you have any questions, please contact our WoMaMu registrar Lynne at (541)944-2844, email@example.com.
Keep singing! Judy