The Book of Wellington Part 1

 Milord Randolph Wellington Bowles


A series of excerpts from the entire book, which is made possible through the compilation of stories submitted by the many friends and family of Milord.


The Book of Wellington

by Milady MCatherine

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Oregon Symphony Pops

Year: 1987 Show: Irving Berlin Centennial Celebration Maestro: Norman Leyden

Venue: Schnitzer Hall Artist: MCatherine Lunsford

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The Whole

Mary McCaslin told me about The Whole in Glendale and picked me up one evening to attend one of her performances. Continue reading

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Birth of the LatteLadies

There have been two major ‘evangelical’ moments in my life when I was over-taken by an irresistible urge to speak out! The first is a long story about suing for Civil Rights, but this is the story of the second of such experiences that led to ‘the birth of the Latte Ladies’. Continue reading

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Ode to Art

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My mother bid Art into my life as she prayed over her ‘babe in womb’—“if the child is a girl let her sing”—then sang excerpts of her favorite arias for my lullabies that wove a musical cloth into my bunting. … Continue reading

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My father played bass for a short time with the Spade Cooley Band. He learned to play Western Swing as a youth growing up in Texas and New Mexico. My father taught me how to play guitar when I was a senior in HS because a ‘Hootenanny’ was scheduled and I wanted to participate. I guess I thought it was going to be EASY! Ha! Continue reading

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Remembering 1965-69

These posts are going to be pretty random so no guarantee that I have the time line absolutely accurate or the stories in order, but all that I recollect I will share and invite other’s who knew me then to fill in the bits. I recollect a number of funny, weird and exciting experiences during the time period BEFORE I signed the recording contract with Polydor. Continue reading

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