OCTOBER / NOVEMBER
My brother, Neil and my Sister, Sheila flew all the way to Scotland at the beginning of October and managed to pull off a complete surprise.
My cousin, actor Lewis MacLeoud (He is Euan to us...Lewis is his stage name) was getting married and he had no idea we were coming.
It took a lot of conspiring, believe me. He had been sorely disappointed that we "weren't going to be able to make it", but he understood.
It's a long way to go and all. What a shock he had when we walked in!! He said that there are only a few moments in your life that are truly
special because if you had lots and lots of them you would collapse of a heart attack. Our visit was one of those moments. We had a blast
visiting relatives and even discovered a few that we didn't know about. We trekked up to the Highlands and visited Castle Menzies in Weem,
our ancestral family seat. Weary when we got back...but well worth the trip!
In December my "Sound of Music" brothers and sisters united in NYC to promote the 40th anniversary of the Movies' DVD release.
It's always a joy to see everyone together. We get together individually quite often, but it's hard to get everyone in the same room
at the same time. We all lead pretty diverse lives. 20th Century Fox hosted a party at Tavern on the Green and Al Roker interviewed
most of us. We had a red carpet media blitz welcome. Christopher Plummer didn't make it because he was filming but Julie Andrews
was there. We hadn't seen her in ages!
Angela and stayed on for a few days with our dear
friend Judy Rice and did a bit of Christmas shopping in
the Big Apple.
My son Ryan and his lovely new wife Mikki are expecting their first child soon and family and friends
gathered together in true Urich style to celebrate the exciting event. My daughter Emily and her daughter
Michelle flew in for the happy event.
April 29th through May 1st at the
Sheraton Meadowlands in New Jersey.
MARCH 2005 Friends Angela and Veronica Cartwright and I go to see our buddy Gregory Harrison starring in CHICAGO at the Pantages theatre in Los Angeles. Friends Angela and Veronica Cartwright and I go to see our buddy Gregory Harrison starring in 'CHICAGO' at the Pantages theatre in Los Angeles
Until next time