I understand that Marie Osmond is now a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars"...another show I don't watch. Apparently 19.3 million viewers tuned into that show last week, but I don't have much time for TV...unless my daughter is on or it's Heroes. Anyway, throughout my life I have met Marie Osmond 4 times. Does that mean we are friends?
One time was in 2001 and I was passing through the BYU bookstore while I was attending a women's conference there at my old alma mater. (Go Cougars!) Marie was signing copies of her book about postpartum depression. My 3 babies were teenagers by then, so I was well past the postpartum years. She was sitting signing copies of a book I didn't think I needed and the line in the bookstore stretched on for what looked like miles.
So I told my friend to take my picture with Marie. I told her to look through the camera lens and make sure we were both in the frame. "Can you see us together now?", I kept asking my friend. It took her about 8 shots just to get this picture of the two of us together. The ladies who were waiting in line were laughing at me. What a silly fan!
Pretty soon Marie looked up to see what all the commotion was about. The next thing I knew she tapped me on the shoulder and said, "Would you like a picture with me, dear?" Oh my yes! Me and my friend Marie Osmond in a picture together! She was gracious and kind. And very patient with that silly fan!
Now according to Gina Halladay's column, Quilters Buzz, Marie is not only dancing, but also designing beautiful fabric. Check it out! So pretty. If you know Marie, tell her to give me a call if she needs a machine quilter. After all, she is my friend, right?