Today and Yesterday
When you come to mind, all
I ever see is the lovely, feminine Diva who softened our days away from
home by singing your love songs and even a little of Broadway to us in
that precious old auditorium.
Were you and I in the same
operetta? I was Sparky Miller, a stunt pilot and Novalina was the
parisian coquette,Kiki Bon Bon, and my hero was Dare-Devil-Davis. I
remember Gaylon being one of the male chorus singing "Dancing in the
Moonlight" ...I remember something they sang like "Though our feet are
trying, our sweet smiles are satisfying...so we don't care if we do...go
dancing with you."
I can still sing almost the
entire operetta Ms. Dyer so lovingly taught us, and especially find myself
once in awhile singing the most beautiful melody in the show..."My heart
cries for what lies in castles in the skies. I'll stay with you and play
if you'll help to make things bright and gay. My heart cries for what lies
in castles in the sky...and I'll never censure what comes with adventure
that fills my every day." Remember that? I'll just bet if you do, you'll
be humming today. Mike was in that operetta too, and Garland Kent, Nancy
Tyner, Ramona Williams, Archie Stephenson (I think) Art Hill, and lots of
other sweet sisters and brothers.
Good ol' Flodelle Dyer.
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