There were all kinds of good friends i was very happy to see during the first two performances of my friends. The Gulleys were special. Carol and Ed Gulley run the Bejosh Farm in White Creek, N.Y., I met Carol in my cardiac rehab class, we became good friends. We had Christmas dinner at their farm (on New Year's) and they are a cherished part of our lives.
Carol and I text each other all day like teenagers, she is a sweet and good person, Ed is a fierce individualist, a hard working dairy farmer, loving father and husband and gifted folk artist. I was moved when Ed told me "you nailed it," after he saw the play. Can't get a better compliment than that. We are bringing pizza over to Bejosh for dinner next week. These two work so hard, getting up in the dark, going to sleep int he dark.
The Gulleys are coming to see the play again on Sunday afternoon, they are bringing some of their family with them, I am honored by that. If you look over Carol's shoulder, you'll also see Tyler Lindenholl's head, Tyler is our farm manager pretty much, he started helping out after my surgery and we can't really imagine life without him. He came with his brother Matthew and father Justin. It was a gift to see them there.
Three more staged readings of "Last Day Of Maple View Farm," 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday. I am thankful for Carol, she was the first reader on my play and helped me with farm terms and technology. She is a sweet and generous soul.