I was thrilled to get a lovely poem, written just for me, as fan mail today!
The sender was at a recent “Sentimental Journey” show and I recall him asking me, as we were packing the equipment to leave, why I didn’t sing any Johnny Mercer songs…..and I explained that I sing some, and my favorite was “Moon River”, but I just hadn’t added any into this performance. (I had instead included a “July 4th” medley and some well chosen silly jokes for the occasion).
I introduced him to Ian (my husband and sound engineer) and thanked him for coming to hear the show – and mentioned that I was scheduled to be back in a couple of months….and next show, I will put in some JM tunes for him!
…and one other note… after Ian read the poem he said “Reminds me of something your Dad would have done”…. that, of course, brought a tear to my eye as it was so true…. and, with that, I felt even MORE honored!!