larry chance 2017

Vicki Edwards

When I listened to the first Doo-Wop show that you were on, I was thrilled to finally see 'the man with that voice'! There are just some voices that tug at your soul, regardless of when you first hear them. I must have been 10 years old when I heard you on the radio. When you spoke of your battle with cancer (I refuse to give it a capital letter because it is not a proper noun.) you quickened my heart again because I have had my go around with cancer also. At the time I went through it I was also wasting away from a 19 year old marriage that was sucking the life out of me. I was therefore not grateful to be winning the war with the cancer. You and a friend who recently lost her fight taught me the lesson I needed to learn. Since my cancer war, I managed to leave the bad marriage behind, finish my Master's degree and begin anew, my career in teaching. Now, I feel so ashamed for what must have seemed like foolishness to our Father in Heaven. He had to do my fighting for me and I didn't understand what a gift it was to survive. I hope that as I work to improve the lives of kids, many of whom got the short end from day one, I can only hope that HE forgives me, just a little. Any way, he sent angels like you to teach me to love this life we're given!  I had hoped to maybe hear you in concert and somehow say thanks, face to face. But having sent my contribution to PBS for this second concert with you in it, I realized that time is slipping away and I had better not put it off. So, Thank You for carrying the message to me. I am finding that this second chance at life is truly a blessing beyond measure. Maybe, I'll even find someone special to share it with before it's all said and done. Happy 2008!

May God Bless and Keep You Singing!

Vicki Edwards