Well, as if it weren’t enough for the Benson Babes to be promoted in next Sunday’s Boston Globe Magazine (available on September 22) we’re now primed to make a big splash on your TV screen. A crew from New England Cable News will be shooting a segment about our little group (they’re hyping us as inspirational) as part of the promotion for Cynthia Thomas’ article, “The Coat” (which they’re hyping as touching.) All the action is taking place early tomorrow afternoon here, at our condo in Watertown.
Well, most people call our town ‘Watertown’. Paul has been calling our little burg ‘Terrortown’ ever since that famous incident last April. He’s gotten into the habit of bragging to folks that we live “in the most dangerous neighborhood in America.” Well, he may live in a dangerous neighborhood, but I don’t live in any neighborhood at all. My world, these days, is contained in the makeshift hospital that used to be our dining room which is why — to use a phrase of Deb Halperin, the reporter who’ll be doing the piece — they’ll be taking “the mountain to Mohammed.” All roads, apparently, lead to Pam.
I may have brain cancer, but I’m not going to let the world think I’ve let things go in the housekeeping department. That’s why I had to crack the whip yesterday and insist that Paul shake some tail feathers around in the kitchen and make our home look a little better than the bachelor’s pad he’s let it become. For twenty three years my husband has given me attitude whenever I’ve asked him to do his share around the house — now all he can do is marvel that I still care.
Yes, I still care. I’m not gone yet! I’m actually looking forward to tomorrow’s excitement. I’m looking forward to the article coming out on Sunday. I’m looking forward to the Brain Tumor Walk in two weeks. That’s what I’m doing, and that’s what I intend to keep doing — looking forward. That’s where the life is.
Speaking of the Walk, my amazing niece Stephanie has done a spectacular job organizing the fundraising for our team, “Pam’s Bossy Posse”. Special thanks to those who’ve registered for the walk and to those of you who’ve made donations. Special thanks, also, to those who’ve purchased Bossy Posse T-shirts and to those who intend to join us on the walk. You can get details about all these things here: http://www.braintumorcommunity.org/site/TR/Events/BTW-MA/1820016119?pg=team&fr_id=2096&team_id=65442
I’m grateful to all of you. I know you’re praying for me and I know you’re praying for Angelique and for Paul because we can all feel your prayers. Thank you so very much!