DEAR CLOWNY, I LOVE YOU AND YOU'RE MY BEST FRIEND. I MISS YOU. PLEASE PAINT MOMMY'S AND MY FINGERNAILS. BYE BYE. JULIANA
Cotton requests for EVERYONE to pray for dear, sweet, determined Juliana AND HER Family. As a baby, she attended Cotton's coffee shop shows with siblings and her mommy. Several months ago she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain stem cancer, and all treatments beyond pain relief have been discontinued. Juliana is incredibly full of life, and of purpose.
PRAYER CHANGES THINGS.
Thank you for your generous donation for our Silent Auction. The event was a fantastic success and we thank you for your charitable spirit...
Ginger R. Galu
Casa Esperanza Montessori Dual-Language Charter School
Wednesday, August 13, 2003
While we were out tonight, we decided to stop at Borders for a few minutes. When we walked in, we heard live music coming from the café. The girls said they wanted to listen, so we went over and sat down. It turned out to be Cotton the Clown singing and playing her guitar, and she was just finishing up. But before she did, Cotton looked out at Kinsey, who was apparently the oldest child in the audience (of only a half-dozen or so), and asked what her favorite song was. When Kinsey answered, "Jesus Loves Me," Cotton asked if she wanted to come up and sing while she played it on her guitar. Kinsey said "Yes," went up front and took the microphone, and sang her heart out for our café audience. Laura was sitting in my lap in the back singing right along with her sister! Everyone clapped, and Cotton gave Kinsey two "Cotton Fans," one each for her and Laura, before packing up her stuff and leaving. What a neat treat!
" Dear Cotton,
Thank you so much for donating your time and talents to this year's America's Walk for Diabetes. It was really great to have you working with us during this incredibly successful event...It is our hope that you will join us again next year!
Amy Fain Johnson
American Diabetes Association
Thank you for all your help at the MIX 101.5 Bunny Festival. I appreciate all that you have done. As usual you did a great job with your on-stage show! I'm sure that we will be working together soon for many other events."...Nancy Wilson, Sales Promotion Coordinator, MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM
"I can't find the right words, but I think you are an amazing woman...not only were you brought to me to entertain my customers, you were brought to me as a true friend...I believe. When you are around, I feel safe and comforted. I can't thank you enough for all that you do for me and my business. Everyone who crosses your path feels the same way. You are special, and I see something in you very extraordinary. I'm grateful our paths cross"...A.S.
When we decided to relocate in April to Milwaukee I knew there would be some people we would leave behind who impacted our lives in an unforgettable way. I wanted you to know, search as we may, we will never find another to replace you here in Milwaukee!
We miss your shows immensely! You taught me a great deal about what is really important in life...to love God, love my family, and forget about having a spotless house! Never underestimate the way you are influencing the lives of those you reach with your music and friendship!
"...My husband is going to love you for your messages of: 'less is more'...I just have to figure out how to do all the things that I want done and kep it simple with LESS STRESS! I confess that I don't know when to stop. So your message is timely. Some time you'll have to tell me how YOU arrived at your motto. Take care..."...BJ
"Hi, my name is Deanna, and my friend in NC said you are great. Will you ever be in the Northwest (as in Seattle) at all?"...D
Thank you so much...I thought you were an angel when I witnessed your beautiful gift of music and outreach to the community, but now I know you really are an angel. God puts people like you in our lives when we need them the most. You are a blessing. We hope to see you soon."...~D,S and R
I wanted to thank you for working with Carolina Law for Law Alumni Weekend 2005.By all accounts, the weekend was a huge success, and your involvement played a large part in that success.
It truly was a pleasure to work with you.I look forward to working with you on future projects.Please let me know if there is ever anything that I can do for you.Best wishes in your upcoming endeavors.
Louise W. Harris
Assistant Dean for Alumni and Special Programs
UNCSchool of Law
I am a Raleigh mom who has made it to one of your performances and enjoyed it!...Since you have such a successful business, are a mom yourself, and you know the Raleigh area well, I was wondering if I could take you to lunch one day and discuss how you became successful, as well as any advice you could give me on how to turn my business into a successful venture..."
Cotton performing at Artsplosure, 1995
"I haven't told you lately~ You are awesome. So much of what you say and sing has inspired me so much...Thank you for all that you do and all that you are. You are a true blessing to me and so many others!!! I love you! ...R.
...I, along with many other people, find your talents to be very meaningful...we need you!!! I look forward to seeing you again soon. ~Your new friend, Anna"
"...It was a pleasure chatting with you this morning...You have a wonderful gift. Your music is full of power. You are in a great position to share with many. ~Lisa"
"You are hilarious! I look forward to seeing you"...CA "I love how you always have a smaile. You have a wonderful sense of humor and I enjoy talking to you! I also think you are a wonderful musician!"...JW "Thank you so much for the great job you did....We reallly enjoyed ourselves from the minute you came in till the time you left. [our guests] could not stop talking about Cotton"...CI
Thanks for making room in your busy schedule for us...You are so talented and witty! I enjoyed your humor as well as your wonderful way...~BJ"
Good Morning!...Even though I can not come to your events it is always great to get informed where you are going to perform. I wish I could join your shows...Soo, if you ever consider leaving the US, you will already be known by people in Austria. We would welcome you with big arms~there are never enough nice people like you. ...~HH"
"... My son has figured out how we can take the middle seat out of our van, so you can bring your things, and come home with us. You have no idea how much the children look forward to seeing you. Constantly...." ~JD
Dear Cotton, Please see that my food bowl does not run out of cat food again, and can you put in one of those doors so I can come and go from the house as I please? I would appreciate if you let me bring into the house whatever I happen to catch in the wild. And can you talk to Cotton the Dog about how cats are much more sophisticated than dogs, and could you get her to stop following me around the house? And would EVERYONE stop shaking those ridiculous toys in my face? I do not play silly little games with humans! I am a wild animal, so please allow me that dignity! A cat needs some privacy!...~With the affection only a Persian can give, Dogwood
"The 'Cotton Show' Continues long after we leave you. [my son] has a little stage, where he pretends he's 'Cotton'for hours. He has to have identical 'everything' you use in your performance. I am sending you a pic. You have got to see this. Thanks for creating a rock-star!" ...TS