From My family to yours
Well the mercury is sitting right at 32 degrees in Seattle today, and I
have decided to stay in my PJ's for awhile with a cup of coffee from my
new Coffee maker. The kids both have friends over and they are playing
with their new toys....Dustin and Truman Smith (Ben's son) prefer a
giant cut up shipping box, while Marie and friend Libby are working out
melodies on Marie's new autoharp.
New puppy Georgie, the West Highland white Terrier is sleeping next to
me. I wanted to reach out to you guys to say what an amazing year 2004
was and how wonderful it was to see your faces again. The sight of
those faces will never disappear from my memory. We took on a little
more than we normally do, so it took us all awhile to rest up when the
tour was over, but now we're all feeling great and are scanning the
future for the best way to return when Nancy is once more free from
scoring and can join us. We're always looking for something a little
different....not just the same old rounds every time. Lots of
interesting offers are coming in; all types. Luckily we have smart
management to sort it all out. Just let it be said, though, that you
will see us in 2005.
With the horrific events in Thailand, Sri Lanka, India etc it is not
the time to disappear, but rather to extend a hand. Music warms and
supports the world. It is our real job as artists to sing to the world
and right now it could really use a lullabye. I hope you all have had a
good year, and those who haven't are looking forward to 2005. It's
really really important to keep looking forward and looking for those
chances ahead. That's what's meant by "keeping your chin up" you know!
From My family to yours, Happy Holidays and a very happy and healthy new year!!
Love, Ann, Marie, Dustin & the pups