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Out of house experience happened this weekend.

Yep! I went to a concert which was a fundraiser and just laughed out loud, sang along with my favorite tunes and enjoyed being with about 1,000 other folks having a truly good time.

Monarch Children’s Justice and Advocacy Center had a fundraising event and invited Cheryl Wheeler and The Righteous Mothers to perform.

This Center is a unique clinic which provides vital services to sexually abused children. The Monarch Children’s Center funding comes from people like you and me.

Cheryl Wheeler:

Is a gifted and openhearted songwriter approaching the sure summit of her craft. Audience members’ abilities to find their own lives reflected in the sweet spaces of her songs reveals an artist comfortably wearing the austere genius that defines folk music’s best traditions. Cheryl proves that the poet and the comic are one and the same.

Bette Midler, Maura O’Connell, Peter, Paul and Mary, Juice Newton and Garth Brooks are a few of the artists who have recorded her songs?

Her newest CD comes out in May and she performed many of those songs, which you can hear excerpts from on Amazon.com

It’s the phone, Unworthy, and Potato are just some of my all time laugh out loud favorites.

The Righteous Mothers:

Local favorites – Recovering lawyers!

In their other lives, they are a Seattle University Law School professor, a children’s book author, a high school biology teacher, and an Evergreen State College professor. Collectively, they also are the Mothers of 7 children, ages 10-25 years old.

All their CDs are on Amazon.com and you can watch their YouTube video of Old Fat Naked Women for Peace.

Quote of the night: #1 “Do you think a man named John fears that you are going to think ‘toilet’ every time someone says his name, I don’t think so! Therefore it is just not causing an identity crisis for me to have a dog named Kitty!” ~Cheryl Wheeler

#2 “ I just cannot believe that so many children are still being sexually abused and abused at all in this, 2009 – won’t we every learn to love and respect others?” ~My Honey

I have heard it said that laughter is the best medicine!

Don’t forget the Writing Contests!

10 Responses to “Heeheehee!”

  1. Paige Says:

    Clicked on the link at the top of the Funster’s blog.

    Recovering Lawyers- I need that one for my bosses. Thanks for the link

    Paiges last blog post..Happy April Fool’s Day*

  2. patricia Says:

    Welcome Paige and thank you Jannie for the link and the shout out!

    Yes they have a new recovering lawyers song that will be out on their new CD during the summer. Amazing and funny stuff

  3. Dot Says:

    Sounds great! I need something like that to take me out of my daily routine. Why did child abuse ever exist, and why hasn’t it stopped? Wish it could, and animal abuse and all the other abuse.

    Dots last blog post..I’ll Never Get Back, Part 2

  4. Patricia Says:

    Hope you are feeling better…and I sure wish this abuse stuff would stop – Wow – the night of the concert all the people who had suffered childhood sexual abuse were asked to stand up if they wanted to…about 50% of the audience stood up, then any kind of abuse- and at least 80% of the audience stood up….My husband had thought it a rare thing – he was overwhelmed.

  5. Robin Says:

    Hi Patricia – love “The Righteous Mothers” and “Old Fat Naked Women for Peace”. Teehee!

    Glad you had a good evening out – and it is indeed hard to believe that child abuse still continues.

    Cheers – Robin

    Robins last blog post..What If? The Movie, A Review

  6. Vered - MomGrind Says:

    “won’t we every learn to love and respect others?”

    I do hope we will. It’s one of my biggest hopes for the future.

    Vered – MomGrinds last blog post..Suffering For Beauty

  7. Cricket-Tammy Says:

    I bet that was something to attend. I cannot imagine being around that many souls that have been wounded. I am sure the energy was tremendous amongst them.

    These are beautiful quotes you shared with us.

    Cricket-Tammys last blog post..We Are Here to Be Happy!

  8. Patricia Says:

    A fun evening out and happy to help children. Glad you liked the links

    We hope together. (The righteous mums are recovering lawyers!)

    Thank you for coming on by. I think people came from all over the state for this combination in concert – profound energy.

    Tremendous laughter! – I needed that too

  9. Jannie Funster Says:

    Old fat naked women – You gotta love them!

    And Cheryl Wheeler sounds like my cup of tea – totally!! Thanks for the recommendation.

    Jannie Funsters last blog post..Like a bord on a wire, 6

  10. Patricia Says:

    I thought you might like these folks…you’re welcome