Memorial Time for Rich Parrotte

  Jim Early from Cadillac Ranch (1175 W. Lake St. Bartlett, IL – www.cadranch.com) has graciously offered the use of the Ranch for a time for us to gather in remembrance of "Double Two" Rich Parrotte, at no charge.  When I contacted him telling him of Rich’s passing and how much it is affecting the…

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Dance A Double Two…

Cadillac Ranch veteran Allen “Rich” Parrotte, aka “Double Two Rich”, has passed away.  Per his wife, Marcia: “Rich left us and is dancing on a Heavenly dance floor (which is not sticky with spilled drinks) late this afternoon – August 25th, 2014.  Rich was peaceful and slipped away quietly.  Just encouraging those who loved Rich to…

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TWO WEEK Warning!!

Time is flying by!  We sail away on our cruise to the Western Caribbean in a little over five months (departure day is January 31st), but the PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS IN TWO WEEKS, ON SEPTEMBER 4TH!!!  September 4th will be here before we know it, so please take this warning to heart! At last count, SIX CABINS remain at this all-inclusive price…

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Festival of the Horse & Drum

Today’s Dance With Janet show is at the Festival of the Horse & Drum at Kane County Fairgrounds (Festival of the Horse & Drum) from 5:45 – 6:30.  Please wear your Dance With Janet shirts & blue jeans/shorts/capris if possible.  Tell the gate attendants you are with the show and there will be no charge for you.…

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More Changes…

Really?  MORE changes.  I keep reminding myself that God doesn't give me more than I can bear, and that being weak is OK, because He is strong and it's His strength that will get me through, not mine.  Good thing, that, because of all the celebrity passings, none has hit me like the loss of…

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Update on RICH

Thank you all for your concern about “Double Two” Rich.  He is home now, and as stable as he can be, from what it sounds like.  I received this update from Rich’s wife Marcia on Friday evening, and I posted it as a follow up comment to the original posts on Facebook, but I realize that did…

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Special URGENT Bulletin!

Dancers are their own community, and a very special one of our own is suddenly hospitalized and in need of prayers and encouragement.  “Double Two” Rich (in the maroon, on the left, with Gary) is a Cadillac Ranch Icon.  He has helped many new dancers feel comfortable on the floor, and is one of the…

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It’s In The Air…

My favorite book of all time is Spencer Johnson’s, Who Moved My Cheese.  It’s a story of dealing with change.  I’ve read it to my daughters as a bedtime story in 45 minutes flat.  Change is in the air…it’s everywhere.  Look at this picture of me riding on the back of a motorcycle on the highway! …

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Surprise!!!

We did it!!!!! I’m so impressed that the “We have a dance team dress rehearsal” ruse worked this past Sunday! Lady Diana Wood was totally stunned when she walked in to rehearsal to shouts of, “SURPRISE!!” Di’s daughter Shawn coordinated the whole thing, and she did an incredible job. We were able to perform the dance…

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