When You Are Having Fun!

5 January 2018

I distinctly remember the time that my Dad told me…….

“Someday, young lady, you are going to wish life would slow down.  The older you get, the faster it goes.” 


I guess I made a comment about wishing I was grown up, and my dad took that opportunity to warn me that growing up comes all too soon, and growing old follows quickly.  I was just a fresh faced high school student at the time, ready to take on the world.


Now it’s 2018….when did that happen?  It was such a short while ago when I was complaining about wanting to grow up, and now I’m “grown up” enough to order from the senior selections at a restaurant!  AARP frequently sends me mail, trying to get me to join their club and I’m still resisting!!  I’m not ready for retirement yet!!!


Is it true that time flies if you’re having fun?  If so, I must have been having a BLAST!!   I hope you are all out there having fun!  Of course, it’s not all perfect  –  but if my dad was still here to advise me, I’m pretty sure he would encourage me to focus on the fun and enjoy life as much as possible. 


Happy 2018 everyone!  This year I’m looking forward to bringing as much happiness into this world as I possibly can, through the music of John Denver.  Hopefully we can ALL do a little bit more to make living more fun, and someday (not too soon!) we can all take a look back and see how short and sweet our lives have been.


Thank You Mona Moen for These Fun Hats!


  1. Posted by: Maureen Gardner

    Love you guys and hope to see you again soon!!

  2. Posted by: Anne

    We will get back as soon as we can Maureen!! Hope you are doing well!

  3. Posted by: Linda Openchowski

    That was a beautiful commentary for the New Year. Thank you. I needed that. 🙂

    PS: Go for the AARP card. You get 15% off your meals at Denny’s with it. 😛

  4. Posted by: Anne

    Yippieee!!!! You know, musicians spend a lot of time at Denny’s because it’s usually the only place open after a concert! I might have to reconsider that AARP card, I’ll keep everyone posted!

  5. Posted by: Gail Lennon

    Can’t wait to see you in Panama City. We’re bringing another couple for their birthdays. Then we’re seeing you again this summer at Walters’ Dinner Tneatre. We might be considered groupies!

  6. Posted by: Anne

    Wow!! You certainly might be considered the groupies that travel the most to see us! Lol! But we do have a lot of well traveled groupies so maybe not! We are looking forward to our first time in Panama City and most certainly are looking forward to returning to Walter’s, what a great place! Thanks for supporting us by attending our concerts and thank you for writing!

  7. Posted by: Nancy Swift (now Bauerle

    I am so happy to see you are coming to Michigan again. I am planning to come see you and bring my friend that loves John Denver music. I have remarried and he is a singer also–been singing all his live but mostly for enjoyment.


  8. Posted by: Anne

    Hi Nancy! I’m so excited to see you in Michigan! I’ll get the concert details out as soon as they let me know about them. Sounds like you are doing well, glad to hear from you!

  9. Posted by: Carol Catania

    Anne and Jim, Saw your show at the Hemet Theater, it was wonderful, chatted with Anne a little, but so did many others. Have seen you at Pala Casino many times. Hope you will return there again real soon!! Enjoyed your Christmas CD and Such a Wild Place should be on the” air waves” the music you hear today is terrible and your music is a breath of fresh air!! Your original songs are very moving!! Hope to hear more of your music and even though you sing John Denver songs your voice is very unique! Happy New Year, wishing you safe travels P.S. your other band members are fantastic!!

  10. Posted by: Anne

    Thank you Carol, you are so kind to take the time to write and let us know how you feel about our music! Thank you for attending our concerts and supporting our music!

  11. Posted by: Anne Marie

    Love your remembrances of your Dad. And he was right on!!! Sometimes I think I went to bed and woke up OLD! Hehe….How DID that happen.

  12. Posted by: Anne

    Yes indeed, except HOW is is that you still look so young Anne Marie???

  13. Posted by: HotRodCrazyBob

    Sweet Anne – another good one! Loved hearing wise words from your Dad! Miss y’al! Love you guys! Blessings and safe travels!

  14. Posted by: Anne

    Thanks and back atcha Bob!

  15. Posted by: Glenn Koonce

    So looking forward to the concert in Charlotte this March. Have seen you a couple of times and I am so thankful to hear John Denver songs in concert, just like John did them. Don’t stop, the world needs to hear his music‼️

  16. Posted by: Anne

    Glenn, thank you! We won’t stop!! The music needs to be heard!

  17. Posted by: bob prickett22

    glad u are coming back to michigan. saw u at the dso a few years back. i did email u awhile back about finding another venue so i am glad u found one in adrian. u said u rembered the chinese firedrill in detroit. i got to meet jim and lee holdridge. looking forward to the time and place so i can get 4 tickets. hope to see u in june.

  18. Posted by: Anne

    Hi Bob! Yes I remember the fire drill in Detroit! I’ll have to write a blog about that! We will get the info for tickets as soon as we have the information….I think this is going to be a fundraiser for the symphony, but the symphony will not be playing with us in this show…too bad 🙁

  19. Posted by: Aileen

    OMG, Anne, Bill & I were just talking the other day about how in the heck could it be 2018 already?? Where has time gone?? Your dad had good advice.

    Hope to see you in Michigan, or somewhere else sooner. Keep your fingers crossed! At least we had some time with you guys in Aspen. Loved that! Hugs to both of you, and Diane, too!

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