One of our friends from Silver Laughter stints during the ’70’s at Donovan’s in Redwood Falls, MN, sent me an e-mail the other day. I wrote about her and the venue about three years ago with a picture of her and Paul-Jon. It seems I managed to misspell the name of the nightclub!
Anyway, since then Beverly and I have communicated by e-mail several times. Bev (then) Gabrielson (now) Ryan was a great supporter of our group. She was a hostess at Donovan’s restaurant at the time we first showed up to do our shows. We went back often, and Bev was always in the audience.
I asked permission to share the photos she sent me with all of you, and she approved. To show what a great friend she was, her son, Paul-Jon was named after two members of our band! He is now serving his country in the Navy Reserves.
In the photo are Beverly’s kids. In front is Paul-Jon, on the left is Heather Nicole (Flann ) Bright, top is Matthew John Ryan and on the right my youngest son Stephan Michael Ryan.
Seems like the Internet has provided us a way to connect with people we might never have heard from again! Thanks, Beverly!
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