Tuesday, August 30, 2011

RIP, ReNon.

This morning as I, along with many others prepare to attend ReNon Zabriskie's funeral, I can't help but say, "Thanks, ReNon, for being such a beautiful, helpful, wonderful person." ReNon was the kind of person who uplifted all those around her. She was helpful, thoughtful, service-oriented, capable, spiritual, delightful and wonderful. When the Weber Heights Stake and Ogden East Stake were divided some seven years ago, she was one of the very first people who introduced herself to me. We worked together on Youth Extravaganzas, The Messiah, Ogden High School musicals, etc. When working with various committees to set something up, inevitably ReNon's name would pop up as the person to call.

Last night at her viewing, I wrote down a few quotes from the display tables that portrayed her life. They express my sentiments as well.

"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure."

"Every time that a child is born, so is a grandmother."

Cancer is so limited.
It cannot destroy love.
It cannot shatter hope.
It cannot corrode faith.
It cannot destroy people.
It cannot kill friendship.
It cannot suppress memories.
It cannot silence courage.
It cannot invade the soul.
It cannot steal eternal life.
It cannot conquer the Spirit.

As I prepare to say farewell to ReNon, I hope she knows what a bright light she was in my life. I send my condolences and love to the family. And ReNon, may you rest in peace.

Desert Star Playhouse

Tucked away on Main Street in Murray is the delightful Desert Star Playhouse, complete with a fabulous melodrama piano player. I enjoyed a wonderful evening full of laughter and fun while dining and watching, "Hunk-cules" who really acted as though he was too sexy for his toga. I must say that I would love to play the piano for their productions! What a hoot.

This year's productions included:
Back from the Future (What happens in 1985 stays in 1985)
Beverly Hillbillies 90210 (You might be a redneck if ...)
Sheer-Luck Homes (Clueless again)
Goldilocks Capone and the 3 Amigos
Hunk-cules (I'm too sexy for my toga) ...through Sept 24
Legally Brunette (Not all dumbs are blonde) ...Sept. 29-Nov. 12
It's a Wonderful Life (Winging in the holidays) ...Nov. 17-Dec. 31

And next year's productions will include:
CSI:Provo (Decaffeinated DNA)
The Princess Brides Maid
The Addams Family Home Evening
Wicked - er!
My Big Fat Utah Christmas (a new holiday comedy)

Trust me - I don't work for Desert Star (yet) and I am not being paid for this promotion. I simply had a very fun, entertaining evening laughing and smiling while watching their production. Yes, I will be back! General sales for season tickets open September 13. Box Office hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am - 9pm, 4861 S State Street, Murray, Utah 84107, 801-266-2600 or go to www.