Hello my friends, I hope all is well with you, and that you are enjoying this beautiful weather God has given us. I know the last time I spoke to you we were zipping around the city checking out different spots, listening to good music and going to new events. Well, honey child! Since then, I had stomach surgery. It was unbelievable. My oncologist sent me to get blood-work, x-rays and a body scan on March 21. I got a call on March 23 letting me know the results showed I had a tumor on my intestine. I was scheduled for surgery on March 27.
Well girlfriend, I was in St. Agnes Hospital for three days before I was able to come home. They were unable to get a biopsy to remove the tumor for whatever reason. So, I’m scheduled to go back on April 19. As you can imagine, at this point I am not doing so well.
I am in a lot of pain, unable to move around the house without my Boo-Boo’s help. I am now on a strict liquid diet for a couple weeks and then I graduate to a soft food diet, depending on my toleration. I feel like a 100-year-old woman bent over taking baby steps. I thank you all for the prayers, get well cards, and the loving posts from my Facebook followers and friends. It really helps to know so many people care— I feel so blessed! My husband, Shorty, is taking very good care of me and I know I will be rambling with you again soon. But in the meantime, you have to do it without me. Keep me in your prayers!
I want you to check out Tim Warfield’s Organ Band’s tribute to the legendary Hammond B-3 organist, Shirley Scott, Saturday, April 8, 6 to 10 p.m. at the Caton Castle, 20 South Caton Ave. I am so sorry I will miss this one. The B-3 organ is my favorite musical instrument. Let me know how it was.
Another event I will miss and usually take part in is the Black Memorabilia, Fine Art & Crafts Show hosted by Lindsey Johnson this weekend April 8-9 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 501 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, Md. Parking is free. Believe me, my friends, this is a fun, educational and entertaining place to be for the weekend. This National Black Memorabilia Show will features hundreds of vendors with black memorabilia, fine art and crafts on sale including historical artifacts and documents, books, paintings, prints, ceramics, textiles, autographs, toys, black dolls, advertisements, photos, political and civil rights memorabilia, kitchen collectibles, posters, sports and entertainment memorabilia, postcards, magazines, President Obama memorabilia and much more. There will be autograph sessions with Negro League Baseball Players and Tuskegee Airman. Mamie “Peanut” Johnson, one of only three ladies that played in the Negro Baseball League, will be one of the players at the show. Tuskegee Airman Col. Charles McGee, a decorated fighter pilot in World War II and the Korean Vietnam wars, will be signing his book. Go, take your friends and family and make a day of it. I promise you will have fun. They have food and drinks on sale. For more information, call 301-649-1915.
Well, my dear friends I have to go and lay down for a while. Remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have fun enjoy your weekend. UNTIL THE
NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.