Phil Gokey Memorial Dance – January 6, VFW Cottage Grove Rd, Monona

Happy, Happy Holidays!

Just following Thanksgiving, I received a very kind email that included this quote…“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”

I hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving and that indeed you can walk through every day with gratitude for ALL that is in your life – the good and the stuff you are working on.

One thing I am so very grateful for is the chance to have called Phil Gokey a special friend. He and Janet have been adding to the fun we have in playing music for you for years and years. We lost Phil to a brief experience with cancer and now we have the opportunity to celebrate the gift he was to us.

His family is planning a modest memorial service Saturday, December 9th at 11:00 am at LakeEdge Lutheran Church in Monona. Visitation begins at 9:30 am, lunch follows.

Janet Hagen and Becci Ceithamer are planning a dance on Saturday, January 6th at the VFW on Cottage Grove Road – afternoon – sometime 2 ish and the Highlights are honored to be ask to play music along with others who Phil enjoyed. More to come – just hold the time and look on my website and the Sunday Dance for updates.  It will be a time to reflect on a man who had figured out how to live everyday as his ideal day and with love.
Phil Gokey