By Charlie Johnston
We had a little over 700 people come out to Mandeville, Louisiana Monday night for the joint presentation Mark Mallett and I gave. Kitty Cleveland did a breathtaking rendition of Gounod’s “Ave Maria.” (I love that version for its combination of delicacy, passion and power). Mark and Leah sang together. Kitty and I led the crowd in the Song of Thanksgiving at the end. It gave me goosebumps to have a crowd that large singing it all together.
My next event will be Saturday, October 3, at 6 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 1900 Country Club Rd., Lake Charles, Louisiana. In the mean time, I have a car for a few weeks and will delightedly be following the path of my pilgrimage through southern Louisiana into San Antonio, Texas. I will visit with some of the people I met along my way. I will share with you a lot of pictures as I go.