Into the Wild: FROZEN IN TIME: Say it Out loud; To someone who loved you then and Loves you now.

Debra and Betty White

Dear friend Debra Brawner with Betty White.Debra booked talent for TNN and we loved working with her. She remains one of my dearest friends. #Blessed.

The Laughs. So many laughs. Funny stories. Going from lots of laughter and joy to well, different is not a walk in the park.

From the laughter backstage during Star Search to Florence Henderson dancing in front of Alabama because they didn’t want her to sing with them.  Even today, when I watch a television show or a movie the background tells me more than the dialogue.

Before Facebook we took photos. These photos are a bit of a timeline to my life in Nashville prior to actually representing Musicians. Television has always been my favorite medium.

Hope you love these #ThrowbackThursday photos!

Our First Earth Day.

Our First Earth Day. Rosanne Cash was Chairman of the organization.  Rosanne and her then-husband, Rodney Crowell performed.  It was a free event for the City of Nashville.  Thanks to Rosanne and Rodney it was a tremendous success.  Even today if I do not recycle something it makes me a little crazy.

 

Watching Rehearsals.

Watching Rehearsals.  Nashville Earth Day peeps.

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David Foster playing for us in Tennessee Governor’s Mansion BEFORE we were KICKED OUT when the Governor arrived. We all laughed till we cried, then laughed more when Lee, in her full-length mink coat fell going into the local theater smack dab in the lobby.!

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Talent Explosion. Dinner at Mario’s with David Foster and Linda Thompson. #luckyme #LovedMarios

Hotel Room -- we celebrated 24/7.

Hotel Room — we celebrated 24/7.

Left to Right: Me; Gunilla Hutton; Cathy Baker and LuLu Roman. #Friendship

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Game Night – Always Fun. #nofilter

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Wonderful working with Jack Hanna and Stella Parton. Booking clients on the same show is Working Smart. Animals + Cooking = Fun Show.

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LuLu singing “Blue Chili” by Songwriter extraordinaire Beverly Ross. Still convinced this would have been a ‘hit’ for LuLu.  However, it was not Gospel, it was Blues  – always my favorite. LuLu Roman, me, Madeline Bell and CeCe Debois.

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Jack with Television Producer Joe Young. They were like Tom Hanks’ character in BIG when they got together. Great friend Susan Shockley made this happen. #Longtermfriendships

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Finally – the reason I located to Arkansas: My Family; My dear Mother.  This memory from long ago lingers: the first national television credit received, my precious Mother took a photo of the television! The memory of her encouragement in my life is somedays overwhelming.  Missing her never goes away.  Would love to talk to her, love her more than I can ever say.

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My Beautiful Mother.

Do I miss friends?  Oh Yes. We do stay in touch and I’m forever grateful we can and do.  Will talk about more of my dearest as I finish this Frozen in Time post. #Thankful. #MoretoCome

Next Up: Forgive Yourself – it’s a work in progress. (AMEN)


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Comedic Genius of LuLu Roman and Robert Wynn

LuLu Bill Reardin story

Left to Right: Melissa Cross; Bill Reardin; LuLu Roman; Robert Wynn & me, backstage at IFCO.

Bill Reardin came to Nashville to visit Robert Wynn, a then writer for Nashville Now.
Our desire was to give this ” New Yorker”  — then EP for The Joan Rivers Show — a weekend to remember.
LuLu dressed in a chauffeurs outfit, including hat, short skirt and cowgirl boots!  She sat on the hood of the cadillac we borrowed from Hee Haw Patriarch Sam Lovullo as she held a REARDIN sign, lined up with the other Chauffeurs in her RED uniform. Bill did not know LuLu, he really believed she was our chauffeur.
Robert’s plan and LuLu’s physical comedy did not disappoint once we left the airport, LuLu behind the wheel and Robert riding shotgun.
Bill sat between Melissa and me in the back seat.
All Melissa Cross and I could do was laugh and Bill simply thought we were laughing at the bad chauffeur!
When we arrived at the IFCO Show — our destination for the night thanks to the Johnson Sisters — Bill was so distraught he actually wanted to carry his luggage to the IFCO stage!
This photo was taken after we revealed our truth to Bill…He was a great sport and remains a dear friend to this day.
How lucky am I?
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