Friends and Family…Life is Beautiful

I just had to post this.

My older brother Tom is on the left in the B&W photo. I’m the one blowing out the candles. It was my birthday…4 or 5 years old?

udanafamilyMy Uncle Bob was home from WWII and helping me blow out candles and my Cousin Joy is right next to him. The color photo on the right was taken this last weekend at Hotel del Coronado. Joy is on the left in the yellow shirt. I had not seen her and her husband, Fred, in over 30 years. Josh is on the right. What a fabulous reunion. !!

Life is so beautiful.

Stay healthy. Stay adventurous

…and it gets better and better and better.

Old Friends

This first photo is of Lesley Ann Warren and me in the show “Gone With The Wind” at the Music Center in Los Angeles. 14570711_10209823459718989_1343490602080180930_o

She was Scarlett and I was Miss Melanie. We became best girlfriends while sitting in the wagon on stage while Director Joe Layton was directing the burning of Atlanta around us.

Every year after that we had a photo taken of us together…

…year after year….


…after year…


until the last several years when our lives have led us in so many different directions that we haven’t seen each other until we met over the weekend at the Hotel Del Coronado.

14633643_10209823496679913_3360688616954291096_oIt was as though no time had passed. It’s like the lyrics from the Steven Sondheim song, “Old Friend” – “New friends pour through the revolving door, maybe there’s one that’s more, some of them worth something too… but us, Old Friend, what’s to discuss Old Friend? Here’s to us. Who’s like us? Damn few!”