Sunday, August 15, 2010
Let's Talk About Deanna!
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".
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!
Posted by Mnmom