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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Gratitude - Letter "S"


This post is part of the 2012 A-Z challenge, created by the intrepid Arlee Bird at: http://tossingitout.blogspot.com/

"S"

Sugartime, Sugartime, Sugartime. For those who don't know, Sugartime is the name of my singing trio. We perform at retirement communities, nursing homes, special events like the State Fair, fundraisers, private parties. We sing some Broadway, old standards, oldies, pop and country and have a blast doing so. We also choreograph our songs, which makes it a show as opposed to just a concert. Our audiences seem to love us and we love them. My gratitude knows no bounds to have the opportunity to do something like this in my 60s. As a little girl I dreamt of being on Broadway. This is as close as I'll get, singing Broadway songs. And you know what? That's okay.

Blessings
Karen

19 comments:

Glynis said...

If Sugartime keeps you happy, then that is better than being on Broadway! Keep enjoying. x

Manzanita said...

Dear Karen, I believe in your dream and singing and performing to audiences who adore you is fulfilling that dream. You GO, Karen.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I think Sugartime is making a lot of people in your audience happy...and you, too!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Super post Karen, Good name for a group.

Have a lovely week-end.
Yvonne.

Tracy Makara said...

This is an excellent topic for gratitude! I am so happy that you're doing something which helps you to fulfill your dreams.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

It's still a dream come true. You're brightening the days of others - what could be more wonderful?

cleemckenzie said...

Sounds very sweet. I'm sure your group is wonderful and very much appreciated.

Kathleen Valentine said...

What a great name - Sugartime. Just saying it makes me smile.

Tonja said...

I think it's awesome you perform in a group. And you seem to love it so much.

Karen Walker said...

Glynis, you are so right.
Manzanita, thanks for believing in my dream.
Elizabeth, sometimes it brings tears to my eyes when people are so grateful for bringing music to them.
Yvonne, thanks
Tracy, it's never too late to fulfill our dreams
Diane, nothing
Cleemmckenzie, it seems to be - thanks
Kathleen, it was a popular McGuire Sisters song back in the 50s
Tonja, thank you - I do love it very much
Karen

Tracy said...

Sometimes it just is okay becuase things work out for a reason....

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Even if we don't hit the highest point, we're still much better off than if we'd never taken aim.

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

Excellent. Keep singing to your heart's content.
Also, nice tribute to Dick Clark. We thought he'd never grow old.

Play off the Page

Tracy Jo said...

Would love to see Sugartime. Maybe someday you could post a video for us. :-) Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday!

Jessica L. Foster said...

Awesome that you get to live your dream. Thanks for sharing.

Sonia Lal said...

Hey that's more than most people get to do.


Sonia Lal @ Story Treasury

Julie said...

I always find your Sugartime posts so inspiring. The joy you get from performing really comes through. Love that your shows are choreographed, how fun.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Karen .. I love your Sugartime posts - as you obviously love your time with them, and giving performances ..

Excellent and lovely read - cheers Hilary

Suze said...

Sugartime is wonderful! Official fan. :)