Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cow Gals For A Cure!

Cancer is no stranger to the royal family... The Cranky Queen lost her dear Daddy to colon cancer in December...Her favorite aunt, Heiress Aunt Carolyn, has been battling ovarian cancer, but currently is winning the fight! So, you can only imagine, The Queen was thrilled when she received a "royal invite" from a beautiful friend, Duchess Stephanie!  The Cranky Queen's Mother, Cranky Em, also was an escort to the Shreveport, Louisiana American Cancer Society's Baron's Ball...
The 2012 Baron's Ball theme was "Ring of Hope."
 Aunt Carolyn made all of the table decorations herself
 She also made all of the HOPE signs...

The Cranky Queen, Heiress Aunt Carolyn & Cranky Em

These were candles "In Honor" or "In Memory" of our loved ones sponsored by different people.  They are "STARS OF HOPE"...

 My Aunt adores LSU...this was her favorite boot!

Check out this "newspaper" boot~
Did I mention that Aunt Carolyn was the 2012 Honorary Chairman & presented her inspirational journey.

Pictured above is our generous & kind friend, Stephanie, & my Mother, Emily Ruth~

Pictured on the right is Stephanie & the one & only, Cranky Queen~

The evening was a success & the hard work of many "paid" off raising funds to help local cancer patients as they battle the disease!  A live & silent auction, Gold, Sterling & Silver sponsors, table sponsors & Stars of Hope donations all helped to raise over $100,000.00!
Good Bags For All Of The Guests...

A group party pic of many of Aunt Carolyn's pals...

Pam & Em

Aunt Carolyn, Stephanie & Emily Ruth strikin' a pose

Conway Twitty~a very good friend of my Dad's

Johnny Cash~the man of honor this night

Willie Nelson~my favorite country western singer 
 Many legends hung on the wall in the halls of the Municipal Memorial Auditorium...
By the end of the evening, we were all "happily" exhausted...As I embraced that moment, I said a little prayer thanking God for my Aunt Carolyn...her will to fight & never give up, her encouragement to family & friends even when she was ill, & her infinite faith are all gifts that I cherish & admire.



  1. I'm so glad the night was a success:) I'm sorry for those you have lost to cancer... I lost my mom when she was only 41 yrs old. I think cancer has touched everyone in one way or another ...we all need to stand together:) Loveeeee the events decor..what a great job!
    Take care, Francine

  2. :) you made me smile Tia;) Love ya!

  3. This summer when we lost my beloved Aunt to cancer, I took on a whole new appreciation for cancer survivors and all the families affected by cancer. I'm glad the night was such a special event. Love all the variation of cow gal boots.

  4. What a wonderful post. I love your presentation and the cause you featured. Nicely done. A most pleasant visit with you.

  5. Love all the decorations!! Very creative and turned out wonderful. Happy VTT

  6. What a wonderful post about an a great cause! The event looks wonderful and a terrific way to honor those that have passed from cancer! Thank you for sharing last week at TTF. Have a fantastic day!