Thursday, February 17, 2011

Celebrating with Annette from the Vandellas!


Larry       Me     Annette       Dan         Becca      Brant

Tonight we had dinner with Annette (from Martha and the Vandellas) and her husband Dan....
Annette and  Dan...(in red because of doing a Valentine's show) 

We were celebrating our son-in-law, Brant's new promotion with his boss, Dan, his wife Annette, and family.   We were excited to celebrate with them....but we also enjoyed hearing about "Nettie's" fascinating career!  There were many stories about starting to sing at age 14 in a U.S that was segregated and prejudiced.  Women's lib and Martin Luther King were just beginning to be known.  She is working on a book about it and they are traveling to England this summer to meet with an editor and friend working on the project.  It was incredibly surreal to be hearing about it all from a singer who I lipsinked to many times!!

Annette with Brant's father Bob

We managed to talk about Brant too,  and how much he enjoys his work.  Poor wife Chelsea was home with a bug being sick!
with Brant's mother, Becca
We took pics and while we were doing that, the table next to ours said they were fans too and could they please have theirs taken too!!! lol! 


Congrats Brant, good luck with the book Nettie (& Dan) and thank you for a wonderful evening!

10 comments:

yaya said...

How fun! Glad you had a great evening...maybe you'll be on the cover of People with all these celebs you know! Isn't life in our little corner of world more interesting than anyone can imagine?

acorn hollow said...

What a fun and interesting night.
Looks like everyong had fun.
Cathy

karen said...

What a fun association with someone famous! I think we ALL lipsynced to Martha and the Vandellas. Wish I could have been a fly on the wall listening to all the stories!

Julia said...

Donna, how nice to have spent some time rubbing shoulder with someone you admire.It has added some spice to your evening. Thanks for the pictures. JB

Kim said...

How cool! Yeah, I have belted out a few bad renditions in the car alone! lol

Deb Shucka said...

Well, that's just too cool. Great, happy pictures of everyone.

A Tale of Two Cities said...

That sounds like such a fun evening! Bet there were a thousand questions you could have asked, and she sounds like the down to earth gal who would have graciously answered!

Darlene said...

What a great evening you had. It sounded like a great celebration. Too bad Chelsea couldn't come.

I enjoyed looking at all the pictures too. I must say though that Brant's mother, Becca (do I have that right?) Looks way too young to be his mother!! She is one good looking woman and you can tell her I said so!

Jennifer said...

how fun...great pics and fun to hear the old stories...getting to travel the world must have been wonderful!
lucky you got to meet her and her husband.

Stacy Crawford said...

I can't say I've ever had dinner with anyone famous...looks like fun