Quote PelphreyPosse: Well, let's see. Robert spoke about Jordan and said he did indeed have a slight stroke. He is doing well and in rehab and the prognosis is for a full recovery, but he won't be doing Las Vegas in December. They have added Justin Deas and I just about fell out of my chair. I have been waiting for more than 25 years to meet this man. What a Christmas present that will be for me and you can believe that I am going to Las Vegas December 5th! That will make 3 in a row for me for So Long Springfield events. I also get to visit with my oldest child, my son Chris and his wife Gretchen and my almost one year old grandson Drew. 4 weeks to wait, I hope they go by fast. John Driscoll is going to try to come over from L.A. and if he does, I will have, Tom, Jeff and John there together, my favorite 3 young men. Plus Justin, somebody can pinch me! Dreams do come true.
The Atlanta event was a lot of fun, not quite as many fans, but a really large turnout still. I had friends there, Dot and Janine and Milli so it was a reunion of sorts, too.
Jessica was there and I love her to death so that was great for me. I got to chat with Grant for a few minutes, gave him some pictures that I had taken at Beth Chamberlin's last luncheon in N.Y. and later that evening he came up to me and said he took them up to his room and showed his wife, Sherry and she just loved them. I thought that was such a nice gesture on his part. He's really a nice guy.
I talked to Jeff and Tom for a short time, and Kim stopped me as she was leaving the stage to say, "Vegas, baby, we'll have a great time". Robert and Bradley both chatted with me at different times and Gina and I had a few minutes of quiet time to talk. Daniel talked to me from the stage cause I sat on the front row, I gave Frank some pics from the luncheon that Jennifer Roszell set up with a copy of the Playboy magazine that Frank was on the cover, 25 years ago. He blushed and said, "I cannot believe you two girls got me." So I guess I actually talked to everyone on stage at one time or another. They set lines a little differently this time but since I know all of them, they usually call out to me and I get to see and talk even tho I don't sometimes go thru every line. I got back to Nashville around 2:00 a.m. and had to come to work at school today for some overtime, I'm ready to go home and get some sleep, but it was well worth it and now the countdown begins for Vegas! Bring it on.
Dear PP: Wonderful to read your email! I will be breathlessly waiting for Dec.5 review from you about your visit then...seeing Justin Deas, how lovely...seeing Tom is the best thing of all to my way of thinking, however...have a lovely Thanksgiving, dear, as it Nov. 21 today as I write...jdvermeer (Jean D., Holly)