Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Morning Edition - 6/21/05

The War On Cancer; A Soldier’s Story
Former ABAer, Debbie Fulton (Lavonne) recently visited ABA in Washington DC. When she returned home to southern Virginia she discovered she has breast cancer. The ever effervescent Fulton is undergoing breast cancer treatment in the DC area and is staying with her sister in Landover, Md. A true soldier, who proved a mother’s strength and persevering love during the loss of a son to cancer in the late nineties, Fulton now faces another personal battle – one we’re sure she’ll show the same resolute peace and resolve in. Robert Beatty, a former ABA colleague who broke the story and has been in contact with Fulton said, “Please lift Debbie up in your prayers or thoughts for we all know how devastating the treatment of this disease can be emotionally and physically.”

Well wishes can be sent to:
Debbie LaVonne
c/o Kim Fullwood
509 Nalley Road
Landover MD 20785-4634

Captain’s Log, Star Date 06-21-05; Day 2
Well, I’m officially in day two of being smoke-free and the mood changes are in full swing. My workout yesterday was incredible – thanks Freaking Rican. I’m on the patch, but managed to rip yesterday’s off while working out, leaving me (or rather, those around me) vulnerable. Today it’s a new ball game – and a new patch! I’m drinking lots of water, have eaten my Total Raisin Bran for breakfast and am rearing to go. I’ll keep everyone posted on fatalities along the way. Average physical withdrawal time is approximately 3-7 days.

July 16 Coming Along; See You At Watkins Regional Park
Our plans to gather at Watkins Regional Park in Largo, Md. appear to be shaping up. So far over five of our new NYC NotShady bloggers plan to join me on the road to attend the event. Thank you to Angie M. who has managed to help us secure hotel accommodations. Jeanine/Angie: Are you still working on releasing a list to the group on what will be needed for the function? Marcia: We’ll need you to swing by Watkins and access whether we will need to secure/reserve a location. Freaking Rican: What do you think about driving one car – yours? It’s the largest vehicle and we can share the expense. I have no problem driving my own vehicle though. J’Moo: Are you coming? ABAers: What’s the story on your attendance? Will we be graced with your presence?

Please post questions for our On Blast segment on the Comments section of this Morning Edition.
Keep passin’ the open windows…

18 comments:

donya said...

Okay I thought it was on the 16th. I will not be able to attend if it is on the 16th. I have to sing at a wedding. Sorry I love you guys though. XXOO

Anonymous said...

YEAH! I AM GOING TO WASHINGTON NOW I AM ALL YOURS

KRISSY

Tammy said...

What wedding are you singing at donya? Anyhoo, I wanted to let everyone know that my brother is throwing a cabaret on that day (the 16th), and since we were looking for a spot to party at later i figured this would be a good place. Its a perfect place for our diverse group to get their dance on. The dj is slamming and everyone would be comfortable. let me know whatchall think?

Cocoa Rican said...

oops.. I meant July 16

donya said...

My Co-worker Shannon

Cocoa Rican said...

who will be singing at my wedding? maybe Tam... it'll set the mood for the relationship! :)

Melissa said...

I'm going to be late to the get together. I will be celebrating Miss Ashlei's sweet 16th that day (lawd, my baby's dun growed up, sumbody pass the tissues)and she has made a special request as to how she wants to spend her day.

However, Tammy, I will be at the cabaret.

Anonymous said...

what the agenda for that day, I maybe in the area?

J'Moo

Anonymous said...

What's the agenda of the day? I maybe in the DC area...
J'Moo

donya said...

Oh yeah for those that want to know Danielle (former ABAer) will be in town the weekend of July 22nd. See we should have had the get together then.

Cocoa Rican said...

Unfortunately Donya, coordinating the schedules of so many folks is next to impossible. July 16 was not only the best overall date (we took a poll) it was also the day after pay day - and we know y'all broke a$$es. That in mind, bring your rug rats and join the crew... by the way, how are my boyz doin'?!

Tam, be sure to bring Michael...I was thinkin' he can show me how to play ball... please have him bring his balls.. I mean, ball. Thnx :)

donya said...

I know I voted on the poll and lost. But like I said we will not be able to attend so ya'll have fun.

Tammy said...

OK, first thing...Cocoa, i love you and respect you...but dont make me kick yo azz ova my baby! just cause he 6'3" tall, chocolate with the body of a God, and dreds that are pass his shoulders is no reason for you to tawk bout him like dat!!! :-) leave his balls alone. secondly...i would love to sing at your wedding dahlink...course by the end of the song...the annullment will have been put in to effect.

Anonymous said...

Sorry but I won't be able to make that date.

Ros (ABA)

Cocoa Rican said...

First Tam, I love Michael as if I was his daddy... sure, his sugar Daddy, but his daddy all the same. Second, Donya, you need to bring yo' black a$$ to the function and stop singin' at some hookahs wedding you just met... I'm your family... I know where you live. Third, you ABA customer service chicks better come down there!! I wanna see y'all! Ros, I'm sorry you can't attend. What about my other ladies... oh, and Mario, you better come too... :)

Jeanine said...

I'll be there...Angie what's up that the list? Do you need me to start one? I have no idea what's needed so let me know.

Cocoa Rican said...

Angie forwarded a list in progress... Angie would you forward that to Jeanine... she may be able to help coordination.
Wifey... wifey!! Wassup with Watkins? Hit me up.

Winnie said...

I'm going to try and make it. That is also the day of my dad's birthday party but I think that I can come up with a reason to leave early. Don't depend on me to bring anything just in case I can't make it.