Memorial Day Weekend: Dedicated to the ones we’ve lost


Hello everyone, this weekend I am going to dedicate to the memories to those we loved and lost so recently. We want to cherish what they meant to us when they were still with us and we can do that by celebrating with friends and family. We want to believe they are in a better place. I want you to remember this poem by Joe Sakeagak:

“When Tomorrow Starts without Me”

When tomorrow starts without me,


Claude A. Parker, 100 Black Men of Maryland, May 2014

And I’m not there to see,


Yvonne “Bonnie” Matthews Butler, journalist, March 2014

If the sun should rise and find your eyes


Shorty Buise, entrepreneur, November 2013

All filled with tears for me,

I wish so much you wouldn’t cry

The way you did today,

While thinking of the many things,

We didn’t get to say.

I know how much you love me,

As much as I love you,

And each time that you think of me,

I know you’ll miss me too;

But when tomorrow starts without me,

Please try to understand,

That an angel came and called my name,

And said my place was ready,

In heaven far above

And that I’d have to leave behind

All those I dearly love.

I thought of all the yesterdays,

The good ones and the bad,

I thought of all the love we shared,

And all the fun we had,

If I could relive yesterday,

Just even for a while,

I’d say good-bye and kiss you

And maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realized,

That this could never be,

For emptiness and memories,

Would take the place of me,

So when tomorrow starts without me,

Don’t think we’re far apart,

For every time you think of me,

I’m right here, in your heart.

So my dear friends hold your head up and have fun. Enjoy your weekend, have a party, a cook-out, go to a show, go to the grave site and lay some beautiful, colorful flowers or NOT! Go and do something fun and my friends, most of all, listen to some happy music. It could be jazz, gospel, R&B, line dance or whatever makes you feel good. I will get you started with a couple of events.

Bobby Rucks Band will be performing at the American Legion Post 19, 1502 Madison Avenue on Sunday, May 25th from 4-8 p.m. His show includes: Vic Frierson, vocals; Isaac Parham, saxophone; Johnny Jones on drums; Jesse Powers, bass and Bobby Rucks on keyboards.

Also, Eric Byrd Trio will be performing at St. John Baptist Church, 9055 Tamar Dr. in Columbia, Maryland with dinner and show on Friday, May 30th, 7 p.m. For more information, go to or email Walter Carr at

Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund Oldies but Goodies Crab Feast Fundraiser Tickets are now available for only $50.00 donation. It is Saturday, July 19th, 2014 from 2-6 p.m. at the VFW Post 6506, 8779 Philadelphia Road, with DJ “Sugar Chris” at the turntable. Tickets include a full dinner buffet and all the crabs you can eat. For more information, call me or get a copy of the flyer, go to our website:

Well folks, it is about that time for the “fat lady to sing.” Remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.