Thank You For Being A Friend…

What a night we had:  dancing to the music of two great bands.  My beautiful cousin, Carla has such great friends.  The very 1st band she ever sang with came to her benefit and even played.  Carla told me that they’d been staying at The Casino Queen where we were staying.  The C&R Friends Band named themselves after Carla&Ray.  They sounded great!  The lead singer sounded like Joe Cocker, especially when he sang “I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends.”  Keith Ital sounded just like Elvis (and personally I think he sounds better than Steve Davis — no offense Barb).  I even got a couple of photos of me and “Elvis” that my son took just for Barb.  I’ll post them as soon as I can.

Yes I even got on the dance floor and shook “my tail feather.”  Unfortunately there’s quite a bit of it these days and I kept my back to the video camera.  (Glad I won’t see what that looked like!)  You should have seen Carla’s face when I walked up behind her and tapped her on the shoulder.  Wish I’d had a camera because it was one of those “priceless” moments you want to capture forever.  Then, bless her heart, she said I looked like Aunt Helen!  What a shocker for me; I have to get out the old photographs and take another look at them.  When she reintroduced me to her younger sister, Pam, I blurted out “Little Pammy!”  Forgive me Pam, but I guess some things never change.

Can’t wait to get the photos of Keith Ital and me.  I wish I would’ve had a chance to interview him.  You see he’s a minister as well as an Elvis Impersonator; so he’s honoring two Kings!  Isn’t that neat?  Alas, my friend Barb couldn’t attend this benefit concert because she was attending Steve Davis’ concert in St. Louis.  Jim Gamache even thanked the attendees for coming to Carla & Ray’s benefit when there were so many things happening in St. Louis Saturday night.  I just hope the people who weren’t there with me had as much fun as I did.  When the benefit was finished, my son and I drove to our old stomping ground (Cahokia, IL) for White Castles (little palm size hamburgers) that are still known as belly bombers to some of us.Photo: Thank you Michael F Luetkemeyer for this awesome poster!


About sandrabranum

I'm a philosopher, dreamer, poet, writer -- not necessarily in that order -- and I get to write it all down and share it with the world thanks to the Wonderful World Wide Web!
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2 Responses to Thank You For Being A Friend…

  1. Barbara Gambill says:

    Wow, Sandy You didn’t tell me you went and had” Belly” Bombers” after the concert. I missed that too. Gee Wiz>>>> Oh well at least you had a wonderful time and got to visit with your cousin. That’s what happens when you can’t be two places at the same time. Maybe I should get myself “Cloned”. Naw>>> then there would be fight over who gets the REAL me I guess. Of course my forever friend Sandy would have to get the real me.
    I tried to get pictures of Steve but atlas my camera just couldn’t see it MY Way to take the pictures. Oh well>>>> Till next time .

    Barb >>>>The gadabout here in St. Louis, Mo.

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