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    Doorlink's Birthday present

    Hey, folks,

    Made her a frame in purpleheart (purple's her favorite color):

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    More later... off to work...

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    okay bill i gotta know the story behind "doorlink"?
    happy birthday doorlink!
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    Hey Bill, that looks great, please tell Doorlink "Happy Birthday" from us too!

    And while you are at it......... remind us why you call such a lovely lady "Doorlink" inquiring minds wish to know
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    Googled Doorlink.......

    A quick google search found these?


    But I'm guessing (hoping?) none of them have anything to do with the mystery.
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    Gentlemen,

    I used to be a member of another site. When Doorlink did a recital for her master's degree last year, I posted a link to the video of the recital. If you're curious, you can find it here:

    http://faculty.cua.edu/lantry/doorlink.htm

    For some reason, when I posted that, I got the same questions about her name, along with a lot of other questions. Here's what I said at the time. Please forgive me in advance, I do have a tendency to be longwinded on this subject...


    There is one thing I suppose I should explain. I have many favorite mystery writers, but if you catch me on the right day, I'd say that one of them is Jonathon Gash. The chief character in them is a pretty disreputable antiques dealer and sometime furniture maker. He has a checkered background and a very checkered character, but somehow gets involved with one or two fairly upscale women. In one of them, it may be 'the lies of fair ladies' or perhaps 'the sin within her smile', the female lead's southern english accent is almost a character, so that the pronunciation often written as darhling is more accurately transcribed as doorlink...

    There are many mysteries to her singing. Not only does she do a killer english accent, but when she's singing, say, a spanish song, she actually begins to look spanish. I have no explanation for this. I tease her by calling her a changling, but that's not quite the right word. Chameleon has bad overtones. But one day, over lunch, I told her she looked like Diane Sawyer that day. She confessed she'd just watched a 30 minute Diane Sawyer program. It sounds crazy, I know. But don't take my word for it. Her favorite color is purple. The dress she wore for her recital was emerald green. when I first saw the tape, I almost fell on the floor. We've filmed in that hall dozens of times, and we've never had that problem. We control the sound, the lighting, everything. So how does a green dress turn purple? I have no idea, but if you look very closely, you can see the reflection of the dress in the piano. The reflection is emerald green.

    On singing in english: I had an old Bergson professor who said, in an off hand comment: we do not choose, we are chosen. I would never have been able to choose her, but for some still unknown reason, she decided on me, and sealed the deal by privately singing an old english ballad: 'Annachie Gordon'. I did my best to resist, but by the time she got the last chorus out, I was done, and it was all over but the shouting. Now I wake up every morning and thank the goddess that grace comes into our lives, even if, perhaps especially if, we don't deserve it.

    On comparisons to other singers: she has done opera. This year she was Despina in Cosi Fan Tutti. She could fill opera houses, but she has a serious calling, some people call it a vocation, so she chooses to fill churches instead. Right now she's off singing a mass. There's a big church in Bethesda, and there's only one reason it's packed at 8 am every sunday morning- they know she'll be singing there. It's not unusual for her to sing at four or five different churches on a weekend. She's sung for two presidents, but she prefers to sing to 2000 people in a church than to the same number in a concert hall. Her mother doesn't understand it, and I'm not sure I do... but we mortals must do our best to support our betters, whatever they choose to do...

    You can probably tell I could go on and on. Yes, she looks quite young: people ask me if James is my grandson, but they never ask her that kind of thing. Before you accuse me of cradle robbing, though, remember that #1 son is just finishing college, so there'll be two graduations in one year: his in music and hers in sacred music. Oh, and one last thing: in day to day life, she goes by Kate Lantry, but her singing name is Kathleen Fitzpatrick (her maiden name). If anyone's interested in hearing more, you may wish to try http://faculty.cua.edu/lantry/katefitzpatrick.htm . I recommend the Ave Maria...


    I should mention that the purpleheart frame size (interior dimension) is 21" x 12", so it's bigger than it looks in the picture.

    thanks,

    Bill
    Last edited by Bill Lantry; 09-19-2007 at 04:04 PM.

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    thanks bill, you`ve gotta talented wife!
    and happy birthday kate!
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    Great story... nice frame.
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    WOW.......chills....happy Birthday Kate

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    Happy Birthday Kate!

    Thanks for the story Bill, a good one!
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