Sunday, August 15, 2010

Let's Talk About Deanna!

Last night we were at some friends, drinking and eating around the campfire.  One friend was bragging up my blog (oh I BLUSH!).  Friend Deanna said "you should just blog about ME!".  So Deanna, this one's for you!

Deanna is a shining light in my life, and the lives of many others.  She's a true Southern Belle planted in the cold prairies of Minnesota.  She was raised in South Carolina and taught to be a real lady, 'cept she can swear like a trucker. Especially when the winter wind whips around her hilltop house.

Deanna plays piano like a pro.  She gives lessons to lots of little knee biters in our little town.  There she is, the picture of the prim piano teacher with her jewelry and her manicure.  Little do her pupils know that after they leave she's on the deck smokin' and nursing a gin & tonic.  Sorry Deanna - I should mention she doesn't smoke anymore!

Deanna has suffered a great deal of hard loss in the last several years.  I mean life has just cold-cocked her upside the head, including an ongoing battle with Lyme's Disease.  Between Deanna and I, Job's got nothing.
But through it all she keeps smiling, laughing, and searching.  Deanna has a wonderful spiritual sense and a deep curiosity.  She shares my new-agey sensibilities but we both still get weepy at a good 4-part rendition of "Whispering Hope".

Deanna is also HYS-TER-I-CAL!  She can always find the raw humor in every single situation, including her own sorrows.  It was Deanna who got us all to rethink  stocks on the Town Square.  She has just the guy for the first round!

And Deanna is so generous!  If I called her in the middle of the night and said I needed her, and to stop at the grocery store and get a few things first, she'd do it.  She's letting us store some things in her large basement free of charge.  When our housing needs were looking pretty dire, she said we could all just move in with her. And bless her she meant it.

My Friend Deanna - if you can, go out and get one for yourself!

10 comments:

michaelg said...

I want one.

Mnmom said...

MG - she wants to meet you. Then we can share!

Liberality said...

You are lucky indeed to have a friend like her.

Anita said...

friends like Deanna are a great find!! She sounds like fun......I hope she enjoys your post.

Mommy Lisa said...

Awesome. We like you too Deanna.

kirby said...

I need a few of those.

Little Sister said...
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kirelimel said...

That's very nice. I have one but she lives far away now. Does Deanna accept applications?

Lesli said...

She sounds wonderful!

Churlita said...

Hilarious. I hope Deanna is happy about this post. I would be, if I were her.