It’s a rare thing to meet someone who sees the potential — or the “gold” in others.  It’s rarer STILL when they take the time to help you see it in yourself and draw it out for the whole world to see. 

Willie and Rosalind Graham were those people. My big sister Rosalind encouraged me to use my voice at a young age. She was also instrumental in helping Cora shape her vocal gifts as well. Always looking for a chance to put you on the spot, Rosalind and her  husband Willie made me the announcer for BOTH of their public access TV programs. Talk about a “battlefield promotion!” 

Sometimes all we need is a chance or someone to take a chance on us. I’m here because Willie and Rosalind did just that. They put faith in an unruly hippie who had a dream and helped him make his dream come true. Thanks to their unwavering love and support, I seek opportunities to do the same for someone else with a dream.  They were a class act and I am honored to salute them both.