Friday, January 20, 2012

Etta James 1938-2012

The incomparable Etta James died this morning from complications of leukemia. New York Times.

Thank you, Etta. You gave our house a lot of joy.

Bunny bonding with Etta, January 2006.


  1. My most powerful memory of her music is watching you and my brother dance at your wedding... at last. Rest in Peace, Etta.

  2. I loved Etta James' music. It sounds like she had a tough struggle with drugs and life in general. I hope her music was a gift to her as it was to all of us.

  3. Diana, that was a great day. It's nice to have great music associated with milestones. And great people!

    Brenda, that's a really lovely thought. I hope her gift helped ease some of the pain she felt in life, and that she eventually found some peace. I hope you are well.

  4. It seems so many who are gifted creatively struggle with drug abuse, fitting in or whatever. I loved her song "At Last." What a cute tribute you've shared here, Cyn. Thank you!

  5. Hi Nancy,

    It was such a lovely memory, Bunny was enthralled with her. We'll miss her.