Monday, March 3, 2008

Extreme Impromptu Performance

Well, Erin came home from her student Stake Conference (evening session) with the most outrageous story. She said she was kind of going out on a limb with a new outfit she put together. Someone said to her she looked like a flight attendant, so she was a bit self conscience to begin with. Anyway, right as it was to start she gets motioned to the front. "Could you please lead the singing, the person scheduled isn't here". So she ends up leading the singing. Well, there is some general authority visiting and later in his talk he says "That girl that lead the singing, where is she and can she come up to the stand please". So Erin rips off the experimental scarf part of her outfit and goes up to the stand. He asks her name in front of everyone. Then he asks for a show of hands how many people know Erin. Then says he heard her singing while she was leading and could she please sing this hymn that he loves for the congregation. First he asked if she knew it. She says no. I guess he sort of ignored her and then said, "well, would you sing this for us?". She responded with "sure, if you sing with me". Nervous humor reaction. He kind of ignores that and the little pianist scrambles up to play and Erin proceeds to sing this hymn using all her sight reading abilities -- ALL THREE VERSES. She said her face was so red she could feel it burning. The next day at the Stake Conference in the Tabernacle he said in his talk - "Is Erin here today? Oh hi Erin. I won't make you sing today". Funny experience. That tops all impromptu stories I have ever heard.

A few weeks ago Carol was up and Erin and Audrey were working on a song for Erin's upcoming Senior Recital. We are trying to convince Audrey to play the cello at the audition. She is not convinced.
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9 comments:

  1. No way! I'm laughing out loud. That is by far the most outrageous conference story. Whatever happened to impromptu testimonies? Erin you have some serious guts! I was hoping for a picture of the outfit . . .

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  2. I miss story time at the Lee's, you never know what will happen but you know it will be crazy! Glad you shared with us.

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  3. Hey, I'm so glad you have a blog! What a story! That's one Erin will be telling her grandkids. Keep the pics and updates coming, it's so fun to see what y'all have been up to. love, Jessie

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  5. I can't believe I forgot to mention how beautiful Erin's voice is! I have been hearing praises about her for years, it's so fun to actually hear her. Jessie

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  6. That is totally awesome and hilarious. I know if I need a good laugh I can always visit your blog for a few minutes. We hope we get to see you guys sometime in '08.

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  7. That is some crazy story! The poor thing! It was good to hear from you. I can't believe you don't remember us visiting you in Logan. Steve and I came with my mom one evening. I don't think we were there very long! We only lived in Logan for 4 months or something! I would love for you to scan that picture of me and email it! I was telling someone the other day about when Sue and I went to McDonalds with Brian and he wet his pants and it was all over the floor! HaHa! My email is sempey860@hotmail.com

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  8. Wow. Talk about nerve racking. But I bet Erin looked great and sounded amazing. Would be fun to see you guys again. Always good times.
    love to all
    Kathryn

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  9. I NEED TO COME SEE YOU GUYS!!! I MISS YOU!

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