Just a few words about my oldest sister Robin, who died one year ago on February 4th, 2005. It doesn't seem possible that she is gone, and it seems even more surreal that it has been a whole entire year since she died. I will be posting about her in the near future, I hope....I am just not able to do that yet, but that doesn't mean she is not in my thoughts each and every day...I'm still not able to completely fathom this loss, and I probably never will be able to....But I didn't want this day to go by without saying to her, 'We all miss you so very much, dear dear Robin....and it doesn't seem to get any easier....I so wish I would hear the phone ring, and that I would pick it up and say Hello, and that what I would hear on the other end would be your sweet voice saying to me 'Hi Nay.....it's Robin'.....
I think it was you who I was supposed to see..........
I always wanted to work or volunteer for the Aids Foundation here..
I should pursue this again...
Unfortunately, HIV/AIDS has touched me too this year. I'm so glad that there are people like you who volunteer for this cause. Michele sent me, but happily, I've been here before!
That sounds like such a neat event! If we lived there, I would love to come to it. :) Maybe someday. *sigh*
After my mom died, I would find myself picking up the phone to call her and then realizing I couldn't. It took a long time to break myself of that. So I hear you. Hugs!
If I were in your area, I would definitely go to that, Naomi. It sounds great; Michael Jeter was one of my favorites for years, on Sesame Street (I think) and Evening Shade.
Sorry about your sister. I don't have any siblings, but it must be terrible to lose them.
That sounds like a super show. You deserve high praise for your part in it. And blessings on you and your sister.
(I am from Michele's.)
Oh, I love Michael Jeter! He was fabulous in Green Mile and I recently saw him in Picket Fences re-runs....
such a sweet demeanour! and that wonderful sing-song voice....
I didn't realise he was gone :-(
bless your heart for being so devoted to this cause. if i were in your area, i would certainly be jumping to help out and buy tickets to this event. i have a cousin and several friends in the N.Hollywood area. I know they might be quite interested so I will send them your way.
I'm here from Michele's again! I'm having fun with this M&G. Thank you so much for stopping by my site. I really like reading your comments and visiting your site.
It's a pity I am not from the L.A. area but I will surely recommend it to all my friends residing there.
Am so sorry to hear about your loss. Even though remembering the loss of a loved one may bring tears, it can also produce emotional release and even joy. I went through the same process and I felt better every time I talk openly about it to friends and family. I call it the "ministry of remembering."
Somebody could make a banner with your logo to decorate our blogs and rise awareness...I cannot make those, sorry. It's just a thought. So sorry about your sister. She will be with you forever, though.
It's totally understandable you can't yet write about your sister. Sisters share such a close bond, almost what I'd imagine twins share. My heart is with you thru this time.
You do so much selfless giving & for such a worthy cause. That weekend in March, I'll be in Palm Springs with my mom, my sister, her girlfriend & some cousins celebrating my mom's 78th birthday.
I know your benefit will do excellent & raise much needed money.
Hon I am going to pass on all of this info to my friend Reichen Burke ( I have no idea if you watch The Amazing Race) he and his then husband won season four) Reichen may be able to give you guys a plug on a radio show he does.
I know his listeners would be interested especially the ones in LA.
What a wonderful thing to go to, if I lived there! I love the logo, that is so pretty! It's too bad you can't go see it in person. You are doing a worthy thing Naomi!
I wish you could pick up the phone and hear Robin's voice too. It's so sad when we lose loved ones. Wonderful post as usual!!
Hi Naomi, Great cause...and great work!
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dear naomi, i don't think i've ever said how much i admire you for doing what you do. your involvement with the aids cause is truly remarkable. how i (& my friend who also loves the theater) would have loved to see the show (if only we didn't live a continent away). imagine the cassidy brothers together that one time! aaargh! just post some pics and your observations and i'm good. :)
Thank you for being a part of something like this, it is so very important. Best of luck in it all and as always, love reading your blog!
What a wonderful thing you do with the S.T.A.G.E. Event. Best of luck with it this year.
I will always remember Michael Jeter as a character actor that popped up from time to time in the things I watched. My children, on the other hand, know him as "Mr Noodle's brother Mr. Noodle" from the Elmo's World segment on Sesame Street. Even now on video tapes made of these segments and reruns, he has the power to excite, enthrall and educate the little ones in my world. That's a real talent. I can only imagine how special a person one must be to possess such a gift.
I hope anyone with siblings reads this and picks up the phone. I wish I could ease your pain.
I'm back again. I can't thank you enough for raising this issue. Hardly anyone I know hasn't been touched by this disease. It's bad enough that it lays waste to our best and brightest. But that it still carries with it an unfairly-earned stigma after all these years is unforgivable.
Just think, if I had stayed in my huffy shell over nonsense, I would have missed out on an awful lot of awesome. And I love Jan Clayton, too; I am a Broadway fanatic and have collected original ST's since high school, which, I'm afraid was a very, very long time ago.
I always enjoy your site -
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It's wonderful that you're still able to participate in this.
I'm so sorry about your sister, that must be so very hard to deal with.
Visiting via Michele tonight, but I wander through from time to time on my own anyway. :)
Michele sent me here this time :)
I am sorry about your sister. It is hard missing someone and knowing they will never pop over or call you again :(
So sorry about your loss.. the pain never goes away but the good memories always become stronger as the days, months and years pass.
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Good evening, Naomi, Michele sent me here tonight, and I hope you are doing well.
Our family has done the Aids walk many times in Boston. It follows the Marathon route. 26 miles and MANY blisters, but so worth it. My daughter wants to do it this year, but I may have to do it by wheelchair. I wish I could rent an electric one, because pushing me for 26 miles is horrible.
Your event sounds wonderful. I wish I could be there.
what a wonderful thing it is you do! But you're right... its sad that there is still a need for it.
(I would have LOVED to see the Cassidy Brothers... *sigh*)
Michele sent me back!
It sounds like a really great event.
It weirded me out when I went to buy a birthday card for my Grandma and she passed away last year. I guess loved ones are always with us.
So sorry that you lost your sister. How terribly painful it must be for you. Only a year now, and I'm sure it seems like the pain has not nor ever will subside. Loss of loved ones takes its toll. I wish you some comfort.
The show sounds so wonderful. Your work is very important.
What a wonderful thing you do and for such a good cause. Michele sent me.
Great lineup. I recognized many names for this year's event. I feel very strongly about getting the word out on AIDS even now. I think it's touched everyone directly or indirectly.
So sorry for your loss. Good luck at the benefit.
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Betty Garrett is a friend of yours!! That's so cool, I've loved her in everything she's done... my favourite is the Hippodrome song with Frank Sinatra in On the Town... You always have the coolest pictures and events that you go to...
Michele sent me this time... :)
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