20 years after 21…
On this blessed day, 20 years ago, I turned 21 years old. It was quite an event. I was, as you can see, “tight in the waist and cute in the face.” My dashing outfit had been in layaway for weeks at the Oak Tree. I even set aside my trusty station wagon and rented a 1984 Lincoln Town Car for the day. When I brought the Lincoln home, my mother had a fit because I blocked the neighboring gas station’s driveway with it since we lived on a main street. Of course, she thought I was crazy but it was my special day. I went to see Dreamgirls
at the Shubert Theatre
in Chicago. Jennifer Holliday
was not in the touring cast but Sheryl Lee Ralph
was in this production. It was a great performance.
This birthday is special. Thursday evening, I went to see Dee Dee Bridgewater
and she was fabulous. Last night, I went to see the one of the masters of the bossa nova, João Gilberto
and tonight I am going to see Clairdee
. It is going to be a fun weekend.