First of all, thanks for the wonderful response to the blog! Always great to connect with The Tribe …
Here’s another if-Laura-had-lived thought: She could now have married her longtime partner Maria Desiderio, as Connecticut has just approved same-sex marriage. (Sadly, of course, Maria passed away too young as well, just a couple of years after Laura.)
Meanwhile, in my home state of California, we’re biting our nails over Proposition 8, which would throw out the recent state Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage here. If you have California friends or acquaintances, tell them to VOTE NO!
And now–click on the YouTube video above–here’s a pretty remarkable cover (well, remarkable singers, lousy version) of “Wedding Bell Blues”–the song that made me fall in love with Laura 42 (!) years ago. (Wait for it: it’s preceded by a re-lyric’d “I’m A Woman.”)