Ballfesting in Palmdale, California
Terri & Maria
June 26, 1999
Maria and I thought we would tell you about our little mini-Ballfest that we had yesterday, but first a little history on how we met.
I was checking out the internet looking for information about that cute guy that sang with so much expression on the 10th Anniversary of Les Miz special on PBS. After putting Michael Ball into my search engine I found the MBFC website, where I proceeded to go to the forum. I asked if anyone knew if Michael had any videos out or CDs-- Well Maria answered me and the rest is history as they say. We have be communicating on the internet ever since - talking almost every night and could not wait to meet!
Finally yesterday was the day!
Maria showed up at 10:00 Am in the morning with her children in tow (absolutely adorable children!) I ran out to the truck and we both just hugged and got very teary eyed. Maria came in with her load of Michael Ball stuff. She handed me the OK Magazine -- I live out in the middle of the desert and have no stores around me that I could have gotten my hands on it -- so I was absolutely thrilled. She showed me what she had and I had my Michael stuff laid out on the counter right next to the CD player so we could listen as we visited. We did not know what to do next or where to start. Maria had a video that I wanted to see and I had a video that she wanted to see. Well since she was nice enough to bring me the OK Magazine I decided to be nice and show her my video first. Maria, her children, my daughter and myself all sat down and watched and drooled our way through the afternoon.
We ate lunch and then we proceeded to look at each others sheet music, as we both like to play the piano. (Well Maria and her children play piano and I play *WITH* the piano). We all played the piano for each other. Then Maria and I went into town to copy some of our sheet music so we could
Lots of Hugs to everyone -- Terri & Maria