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The Top Hat!

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Postcards From the Road

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Postcards from The Road

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Postcards from The Road

Posted on 08.06.2013

Zen Puppy Vol.2

Posted on 08.05.2013

Zen Puppy Vol.1

Posted on 05.17.2013

Induction Speech and Thank You's from Ann and Nancy

Posted on 10.02.2012

Fanatic out today!

Posted on 05.16.2012

more thoughts

Posted on 03.19.2012

March run...thoughts from Motley Sue

Posted on 12.09.2011

Heart News - December 1983 - A Letter from Lou Wilson - to Ann & Nancy and the fans...

Posted on 10.21.2011

Oz blog 3

Posted on 10.17.2011

Motley Sue - New Zealand Blog 2

Posted on 10.16.2011

Our trip down unda ~ Motley Sue's Blog entry 1

Posted on 07.24.2010

Writing Mistral Wind

Posted on 06.01.2010

Dear class of 2010

Posted on 12.05.2008

funny things that Nancy has said....

Posted on 12.05.2008

Cheerful Earful!

Posted on 08.30.2008

Debbie Shair's Q&A's

Posted on 08.13.2008

man is it hot on the road

Posted on 07.29.2008

Week three already?

Posted on 07.21.2008

As promised - here it is :) Ann's new tattoo.

Posted on 07.11.2008

Summer Tour entry one

Posted on 03.12.2008

Greg Upchurch

Posted on 10.26.2007

Happy Halloween!

Posted on 04.18.2007

Last nights Dreamboat Annie Performance

Posted on 12.05.2006

Impact Awards, May 2nd 2003 [ 12/5/2006 ]

Posted on 10.31.2006

Response to Craig Ferguson, and this year's Halloween Party

Posted on 10.20.2006


Posted on 03.16.2006

A Sad Note

Posted on 12.20.2005

Holiday Greetings

Posted on 12.20.2005

Holiday Greetings- Posted by : The Band

Posted on 10.31.2005

The annual halloween party

Posted on 10.13.2005

Frank Cox's son Chris - sends us a journal ~ he's a volunteer who has been doing animal rescue

Posted on 10.05.2005


Posted on 09.13.2005

Hold On

Posted on 08.31.2005

To our Southern Mongers

Posted on 08.31.2005

To Carl ~ Posted by : Mike InezHey

Posted on 07.20.2005

Kentucky Derby 2005 - The Last Bash

Posted on 07.11.2005

Derby Day II

Posted on 07.07.2005

Kentucky Derby day

Posted on 07.05.2005

"Bling Bling" The Derby Part 4

Posted on 06.26.2005

Derby Continued (part 3)

Posted on 06.23.2005

Where do i start... part 2

Posted on 06.23.2005

Where do I start...

Posted on 05.29.2005

Nancy and Cameron go to the pacific northwest to show th film and support independant record stores

Posted on 05.16.2005

Scoring Elizabeth Town

Posted on 04.11.2005

Hey There Mongers!~Posted by : Debbie Shair

Posted on 03.29.2005

Spring has sprung

Posted on 03.29.2005

What have I done... Well...since i left the witness protection program...~Posted by : Craig

Posted on 03.23.2005

Mike Inez - checking in

Posted on 12.31.2004

From My family to yours

Posted on 12.31.2004

Mongers of the world unite!

Posted on 10.06.2004

Hellooo heartmongers!!!

Posted on 07.20.2005

Kentucky Derby 2005 - The Last Bash

Posted by: Ann Wilson

The race is over...but Tracy and I are not quite finished partying. We have been invited to a party at the home of movie producer Jerry Bruckheimer and his wife in the countryside outside of Louisville. The invitation says " southern hospitality...good music...southern food " and nothing sounds better to us after all the crowds and excitement than some country air.

Love, Ann

Marianne drives us through the warm darkness for nearly an hour out of town till we find ourselves truly at the gates of Tara. We are received on the front porch with smiles and softer voices saying ' please make yourselves at home...'. It is a beautiful place, a big old southern house lovingly restored to period. From glistening hardwood floors to 19th century-era paintings on the cream colored walls, the place is elegant, understated and respectful of another age of design. We wander through the main part of the house admiring the attention to detail. There are groups sitting around tables deep in conversation, erupting into laughter, everyone is sipping bourbon. We wander outside across the lawns. There are settees and chairs set about on the grass for the guests. There is an R&B band playing by the food tent where fried chicken, waldorf salad and other tasty things are being served. The mood is relaxed and romantic. No one is people-watching, it seems people are just breathing the night air and enjoying each other's company.

Love, Ann

Tracy and I find some friends from the table at the race and join them for a glass of local bourbon (very fine!). Soon we all wander over to the big cedar barn where yet another group is playing, this time acoustic blues, and coffee and dessert are being served. The sounds, the smells, the flavors all mix to make us feel wonderful and very greatful to have been invited here to end our Derby weekend. A little creek runs alongside the barn and ducks splash in the water or waddle along the banks. We meet the barn cat who is as relaxed and serene as we are.

Love, Ann

Too soon we realize we must get back to's a long drive. Thanks to our hosts and farewell to our friends and Marianne is driving us back along the dark country roads twinkling with fireflies toward soft pillows and dreams of horses.

Love, Ann

The next day we are back at the airport headed out for Seattle. It seems impossible we've only been gone three days. We've made a friend in Marianne and when the time comes to leave her at airport security I don't know whether to give her a brisk handshake or a hug. I do both. She has helped us so much and played a big part in keeping us safe. We turn to go and a few moments later Tracy and I sing "I see my Marianne walking away....." Bye bye! Thanks!

Love, Ann

Last scene; two big hatboxes floating down the jetway on their way back to a city where people barely wear anything but polarfleece.

Love, Ann

Go figure.

Love, Ann