1. My salvation]
8. My MIL
9. all the other wonderful folks in our family
10. All of our many freinds
11. Our beautiful land
12. My cats
13. My internet buddies...
...Now, if you have gotten this far let me tell you about a really really neat phone conversation I had this afternoon. with my old buddy Jamie Ellis ( who by the way is married for 31 years now to my old friend Bonnie) anyhow, in 1974/75 Jamie wrote a contemporary rock opera called soft Rains a lovely lovely play( musical) about Noah and the flood. I was a junior in highschool and took the lead of Noah's wife in the play....Our scripts were nothing more then the songs and we created our parts as we went and the results were outstanding... it is truly one of the greatest things I have done..we went on to preform it at several other venues... but Jamie and Bonnie moved to LA... I went to NC... Steve went .... well you get the picture..Jamie collaborated on "Rains" with our then drama teacher Ray Ross. Ray recently passed away so in his memory Jamie is reviving Soft Rains...and it will run at at the American Legion Theater in St Charles, Il I really would like to see the remake and see how someone else interprets what Jamie agrees will always be my part......Jamie and Bonnie... if I can't make it to Chicago in July then know my heart will so be with you.....
..When soft rains fall,
There is a hope of a new beginning
There are promises of a bright new day for all
I believe the promise that our God has made.
I can see it when the wind blows
I can see it in the rainbow in God's sky above....
Jamie Ellis 1975