Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Donny & Marie


So I love Donny & Marie...always have, always will. A fond childhood memory of mine is making up dances with my friend Kelly to the Donny & Marie album...fighting over who danced to Deep Purple ;) Friday nights in the 70's meant...THE DONNY & MARIE SHOW!! If we were out to dinner or something I would be just sweating and stressing hoping we'd get home in time. I loved the show so much, sometimes I'd cry when it was over (Okay I was young in the 70's) HAHA!! In high school for a lip sync contest, I suckered my very good and very goofy friend Mark into doing "I'm a little bit country-little bit rock 'n roll" with me. My mom had yellow Go-Go boots and of course we made sure Mark wore purple socks and rolled the pant leg up! Good times!

Regan's big bro Greg calls up and asks if we'd like to meet him and Patty in Vegas and go see the Donny & Marie show HIS TREAT!! Are you kidding me? We'd love to!! It was so fun, I was grinning ear to ear the entire time--especially when they sang "Deep Purple". Marie is BEAUTIFUL and Donny with his creamy voice and megawatt smile is well, there are no words ;) Greg got FRONT ROW tickets...Patty could have climbed up on stage. We shook Marie's hand, she's the cutest winker ;) Then Donny walks out to the audience across the tables and goes down our row...so of course, I touched his ankle as he walked by!! He caught me...power grin! End of show...he comes back to our row and PURPOSELY stops at my table and looks down at me & smiles...so I shook his hand again and the audience egged me on so...I massaged his calf!!! HAHA I tried to check for purple socks but he JOKINGLY said "Stop it!" and had to walk on! What a hoot! Loved it!! Thank you thank you thank you THANK YOU Greg & Patty...you make dreams come true!









"If you put these glasses to your ears...you can still hear Donny & Marie"


5 comments:

hadley said...

Ok, so I TOTALLY remember you and Mark singing that!!! That picture is in the yearbook, right!! Super funny!!! How fun and how generous of Greg!! Glad you had a dream come true!! haha

Kensie said...

I'm so glad you fulfilled a dream Janet!!! I wish I could have been there just to watch you "massage" his ankle!

Franklin Times said...

What a fun and random dream come true. Never wash your hands again! Sounds like a fun time. :)

Amber Lynn said...

SO JEALOUS!!! But, my roommies went to school with his kids...and, are you ready? I say the outside of his house with CHRISTMAS lights on it! haha! ok ok your story was better!!!

hadley said...

Ok missy....it is time for a NEW update....we are all waiting!!