I remember falling head over heals for you as a little tenage girl. Singing and writing music together at my house on Washington Avenue (how many nights did you spend the night and you only lived a few houses down!). My mother loved you like her own son. I remember singing together in vocal jazz (Iwanted to kiss mr welcher for pairing us together!)and I remember playing together in the snow. I also loved how you would just reappear in my life. Like when we saw each other at the Grand Old Opry. I remember you telling me that you thought we might get married one day..ha, ha...I bet you said that to all the girls. It saddens me that you are sick but I am glad to have this chance to say good bye. You and your music will live on in the hearts of all the heart's that you have touched- which includes mine! Peace be with you. By the way, I sing Moon Goddess Mary almost everyday to Sally's girls. It is the best lullaby. Thank you for the time we have shared. Thank you for your beautiful music. You have touched my life. Good night, my friend. Sleep tight.