"I Just Want To Dance With You" - George Strait - sequenced by Chuck Duklis
wasn't I? My name is Donna. I was born in Key West, Florida and
raised up and down the East Coast as a Navy brat. Spent most of my
life in Charleston, South Carolina. Many people throughout my life
have called me a Southern Belle. (I think it's the strong
accent...could be the just my laid back, easy going charm and style.
*cough, cough* *S*) I have four daughters: Rebekah, Karen, Briana,
and Danielle. Ages: 26 to 12 years of age, the younger three I have
taught at home since 1994. I also have a cocker spaniel, C.J., and
two cats, Samantha and Salem. Right now our home is in Nebraska.
I'm the product
of the heritage of Louisiana and South Carolina. Being a Navy brat afforded me the privilege of moving around a lot. I enjoyed the challenges of change. My father's career
took him to Key West, Florida, where I was born and from there up and down the east coast. From the trailer park in Knoxville, Tennessee where I started school, falling in the ditch outside our home excitedly trying
to rush in to tell my mother about my first day. Yes, but it wasn't all my fault - the grass was wet with rain and the bus driver pulled off the road a bit too far. Boom! In I slipped and mother got it all on film. Thanks, Mom.
The 7 foot drifts of snow in New London, Connecticut when I was eight, which was the only thing that would close school in the north. The countless field trips in Hampton Virginia Public Schools. To the heavy subtropical air and
palmetto trees of Charleston, South Carolina - where my father retired - and the final move away from the city to Goose Creek, South Carolina.
I love playing chess, drinking hot chocolate beside warm fires, the snow, the beach, literature, spending time with my
family and friends and MUSIC! Even will listen to the new rap stuff before I give an opinion. Love, without a doubt Jimmy Buffett and his music.
My favorite JB tunes are:
Not only the music, but the lyrics - the stories that are told. I've
heard that music is the ultimate time machine. I believe that. The theme song, Creola, has lyrics that
just seem to say a lot about my southern heritage: Louisiana, on my Dad's side of the family and the South in general, from my Mom's side of the family and where I've spent most of my life. Family and true friends are very important to me. I would like to thank Jimmy Buffett for sharing a part of his life and stories in his music. There seems to be a Buffett tune
for every occassion. *Smile*
I also like the songs of Natalie Cole, Nat King Cole, Julio Iglesias, George (Ooohhh, be still my heart!) Strait , Ronnie Milsap (yes, you parrot heads - country music!), Randy Travis, Linda Ronstadt, Air Supply, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong ~ well,
I think you get the idea...a lot of things, including opera and classical. I love the romantic tunes, jazz, and the blues. I also like to collect midis and have several favorite midi sequencers. By far the best in digitized talents is
Sal Grippaldi - RedSal, a wonderfully talented musician and a good friend. You will find many of his midis on this website and on
my "Thank You, Sal" page.
One of the few times Edwin and I sat together smiling. *S* Just kidding!
Key West, FL - About 4 years old. Yes, I was a blonde! *S*
See what I mean?! He's wincing and I'm smiling - heh heh!
Dreaming of Margaritaville back in first grade. *S*