When I was about 10 or 11-years-old, I fell in love with Donny Osmond. He could sing, he could dance and he had the cutest smile! And he had a neat sister that I could relate to! My childhood best friend, later in life to become my Quilt Pusher, was a big fan too. When Polaroid cameras became all the rage, I asked my dad to take a picture of my friend and I on our brand new 90cc Honda motorbike. My plan was to send it to Donny. I was pretty certain that one photo would motivate him to wander into my little corner of the world and then he could chose between us (risky because everyone always liked my friend better). I know, I know, this plan had a lot of other flaws. Tragically, when I told my father what I wanted to do with the picture, dad (who was/is not known for his sensitively) suggested (gently) that we keep this picture to ourselves.
Stymied by my father’s intractable nature, Donny didn’t get to see this picture until– wait for it– this weekend!Did you know that Donny and Marie Osmond still tour? Indeed, they do. My quilt pusher, childhood friend, and fellow Donny Osmond fan and I scored tickets to their concert at the Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino. Saturday night’s show was one of their last tour dates before the brother-sister team head back to their long-term gig in Las Vegas. Good thing we bought those tickets in May because the concert was sold out!
It was so much fun to see Donny live after all these years! I have to mention that he is still a fine, fine looking man (sorry all you David Cassidy-loving fans–there really just never was any comparison — don’t hate!) Although we didn’t get to meet him personally, it was nice to be in the same room with him (not the room of my dreams, but hey — a girl can’t have everything). And it was very fun to share the experience with the woman who has held the same candle for all these years — that is the real relationship goal after all, isn’t it –to find and keep friends who can remember and enable your dreams?
I monitored my Twitter feed all day long, just in case I received a response, but still no luck…<sigh>
Meanwhile, back at the quilt farm, I’m working on a Dios de la Muertes wall hanging pattern. Fall is definitely beginning to stalk the summer sun.