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Elton and Hillary?

Whooo boy! I thought I was something special when I was just getting emails (and phone calls) from the Clinton Clan. But today the unbelievable happened. Elton John invited me to a concert in New York. Honestly. He sent me an email telling me he is throwing a party. I mean, come on — Elton John. The Pinball Wizard. Diana’s friend. The Candle in the Wind guy.

Here’s what his email says:

Dear Dona, (see that? he called me by name)

There is nothing I like better than throwing a party for a good friend. Will you come out to support my friend Hillary Clinton at a special, one-night-only solo concert in New York? I promise this will be one night that you won’t want to miss.

Click here for more details and to be notified when tickets go on sale.


Elton John

Gosh, and here I was feeling left out of the party when I heard about all those free things Obama supporters were getting from Oprah. (just kidding – no one’s getting any free things.)

They aren’t, are they?

Since the party is in New York it’s unlikely I’ll go. Plus the ticket price is not really within my budget.

On a side note – Hillary’s site, at least the party information page is not web accessible. The details are all gifs with alt text that reads, “event details” and “ticket details”. For shame, Hillary. I guess she’s not looking for the blind voters.

32. Funerals of friends and strangers

This morning I went to a memorial service for someone I’d never met. Her son and my son wrestled on the same team. I don’t always go to the wrestling practices, tournaments and meets and neither did she. I didn’t know anything about her, but as the morning progressed I learned that she was a great cook, had a wonderful sense of humor, was a loving mother and an incredible friend.

The Temple Emanuel in Kensington was filled – extra seating was set up in back. Several friends of the departed spoke about their friendship with her and her family.

It made me want to be a better friend. It made me want to foster the friendships I had and make new friends.

At 50, I’m not sure how to do that.

Anyway, at least the name of this song is appropriate for this post.

Elton John – Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding on YouTube.