Barry invited our group to visit
him at his house. We were all very excited when we
heard this news.
It was a dream coming true for: Michele, Cheryl, Shannon, Bonnie, Mimi, Madlyn, Jane, Shelly, Gail and I (Heidi).
Dick Ashby let us in the gate and we waited for
Barry in front of the fountain in his front yard.
Barry and Ashley came out of the house and joined us.
We quickly started with taking pictures with Barry,
Ashley, and Dick. We also gave Barry the many gifts
that were so lovingly transported from all over the
Barry and Ashley were presented with Fan Gathering
Tee Shirts that Bonnie had made for us. They are blue
with Barry's web site logo on the front with a space
for our names. On the back is the Miami Fan Gathering
We spent a great 15/20 minutes talking and joking
with Barry, Ashley, and Dick. At this time, most of us
thought that it was time to go when out of the blue,
Barry invited us into the house. He showed us the room
where he and Ashley do the chat when Barry joins us.
So yes fans, there really is a Barry chat room. The
walls of the study are covered with well deserved
awards and magazine covers.
While in the house, we were also lucky enough to
meet with Linda, Steven, and yes we also got to meet
handsome little Angus. The whole time we were there we
were made to feel very welcome and not as if we were
impossing. Barry also showed us his studio and a stool
that belonged to Andy.
After about an hour total of Barry's time it was
time for us to leave as Barry was already late for
some work he had to do. On the way out, we were again
joined by Linda and Steven and stopped just out side
of the front door for our group Picture.
I am still in shock over the visit.
There was just so much happening that it is
hard to remember what all went on.
On line auction
Dear Marion, GSI and all BG fans...
I have been working on an online auction to benefit the Gibb Family Foundation and The Diabetes Research Institute.
This started out as a fund raiser in conjunction with our fan gathering in Miami. But because there was only four of us, we decided to hold the auction online.
The items being auctioned can be viewed and bids can be made on my blog;
The auction will last until the 1st of January 2007.
If anyone would like to make donations for the auction, I will continue to accept donations until the 1st of December, 2006. The way it will work is this,
at the bottom of each section is a place to leave comments.
In each comment area the person will list what they are bidding on, how much their bid is for and their email address.
If they are uncomfortable with leaving their email address, I am asking that they leave some type of name or nickname and then email me with their email address.
I am sorry to say that I can not accept any bids without a way to contact them.
left: A picture of Jimmy's Diner,which was closed due to the fact that they were filming a commercial right: Robin's house
left: The group photo: all of us fans together with Barry, Ashley, Steve and his little boy Angus right: Barry and Ashley
left: Barry showing him flicking his hair as he was talking of an upcoming hair cut Three pictures of Mo's park.
One of the pictures at Mo's park shows the flowers
that we took, and then there is a picture of Madlyn,
Shelly and I, and finally a picture of the
view Mo saw when he visited the park.