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I would classify myself as an artist. It took me a while to finally accept that monicker, but that's what I am; AN ARTIST!!! I have a wonderful hubs that supports my "talents" in most all avenues, except maybe when the credit card bill comes in the mail...LOL And I have 4 great kids and 5 beautiful grandchildren that I love to pieces. Come on by and sit a spell and "STAMP 'TIL YA CRAMP!!! & "CROP 'TIL YA DROP!!!"

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Rockstar sighting!!!!

This is a scrapbook page of a dear friend. His name is Keith Christopher. He is the brother of my sister's hubby that passed away. I went on a mad search to find him via the internet. He travels all over the world performing.

Here's how it began: I was going to my sisters quite regular, helping out all that I could while Tommy(sister hubby) was under hospice care. The nurses were telling her that he didnt have long and to get everyone here that they thought might need to see him. All his siblings were contacted, but no one knew where Keith was. I found him thru Myspace....gotta love the internet!!!! I emailed him and thru sheer luck he was performing in Chattanooga, Tenn. for one night and he drove down on saturday to see his brother.... Keith had to fly back to NY (where he lives) on sunday. Tommy passed away on the following monday. I called Keith to let him know... he was very greatful for me finding him so he could see Tommy before he passed away. He called me back on Tuesday wanting to know all the arrangements, I told him....he was silent for a minute and then said he wanted to be a pall bearer. I told him to get his 'ass' back home and I promised that would happen. He had to switch around a lot of things to be able to come home. He was to fly back to Europe the day of the funeral. But he flew back home on Wed. and was able to make it to the funeral on thursday. Then afterwards we all returned to Pam's house to talk and eat and Keith being the consumate entertainer played a borrowed guitar and sang for us... He dedicated a song to Pam..."Last Date" We all sang and laughed and celebrated Tommy's life together.
Pam said it was what Tommy would have wanted.
A little background on Keith..... I have known him my whole life and he was my first crush when I was a little girl...silly huh???? I'm still crushing on him...Bwahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!
He was one of the original members of 'Georgia Satellites', he has played with many other bands, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Billy Joe Shaver, etc.... He is an established song writer....he wrote a song that Ray Charles recorded called "Over the Top". He is currently with a band called 'Dan Baird and Homemade Sin'. They travel more over in the UK than here...hopefully they will return to the states soon.
Keith's Band.... he's third from the right.....

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4 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

now that's beautiful - all of it - the page, the story and the celebration of life!

you are all still in my prayers, but nice to see you back.

hugs,

Linda B said...

WOW! That was so nice of you to track him down like that. I'm sure your sister appreciated it. So sorry to hear that her husband passed. Sounds like all of you celebrated his life nicely though. My prayers are with your sister and family.

Holly said...

Sweet story Crystal. I'm so glad you were able to track him down.

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

awww I actually got all teary eyed reading this. What a great thing you did but you are one of those wonderful people who make things happen, just like your momma!!