Monday, April 25, 2016

R.I.P. Billy Paul Williams...

Even though I heard this sad news yesterday, I was doing G-Parent duty over the weekend and feeling a little tired when it was over. So, I'm paying my respects to this wonderful man today.

The last time I saw him (in the flesh) was back in the '90s, when he actually sat on the steps at Penn's Landing before a summer performance and talked with me and my family for about an hour. He had such a beautiful spirit and he was a very down-to-earth guy. We all laughed and talked as though we had known each other personally for years.

He was quite amused when I told him I literally 'played the grooves' off of my 45rpm record 'Me & Mrs. Jones', and I had no idea what the song was about at the time because I was young. And, I didn't care what it was about either. I simply feel in love with the arrangement, melody, orchestration, and of course, his smooth vocal delivery of the song. Now, those kinds of things I did know about because I had played the violin for 5 years.

Of course, he did other songs that I loved just as much, but I won't name them all now. I just want to say--Billy, thank you for taking the time to have that conversation with me and my family. We often reflect on it fondly and we will never forget you. Rest well, my friend. We love you!

UPDATE 04/30/16: Billy's Homegoing Service was held today at Deliverance Evangelistic Church in Philadelphia, PA. This is a copy of program I found on the internet (click on image for larger view).

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Purple One Is Gone...

Today Is My Mom's Birthday!

Lord, thank you for blessing my Mom to see another birthday. I pray you will continue to keep her in your care and watch over her so she will see many more birthdays. Amen. I love you, Mom!

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Eagles Huddle Up @ The Linc!

Sunday, April 17, 2016
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

My Granddaughter Is 4 Years Old Today!

Enjoy your special day! Grammy loves you!

Birthday fun day @ Sahara Sam's Oasis!

Heading home and a good time was had by all!

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Saturday, April 2, 2016

It's World Autism Awareness Day!

Today is 'World Autism Awareness Day', so please 'Light It Up Blue' to help increase awareness about it. You can light up your home or office blue, wear something blue, post the hashtags ‪#‎LIUB‬ and ‪#‎WAAD‬ so autism will trend online, use autism awareness images on social media as your profile pics, and donate to or fundraise for an autism organization during the month of April.

The light outside our home is shining bright for autism!

Friday, April 1, 2016

April Is Autism Awareness Month!

Autism affects 1-in-68 children at a rate of 1-in-42 among boys and 1-in-189 among girls. They need our support, so let's do whatever we can to help raise awareness for them.

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