Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Happy Birthday To The Colgems Blog

Due to my illness, it completely escaped me that this blog reached its second birthday on April 27--the day I actually went into the hospital.

This has been a true labor of love for me, and I have had lots of fun putting it together and searching for all of these lost albums and 45s. I have found many of them due to this blog and my Colgems Yahoo site, and I can't thank you, the visitors to this blog, enough in helping in my searches.

As the (non-Colgems) song goes, I'm feeling stronger every day, and I hope to continue this blog into the future.

Thanks again for your support.

Friday, May 09, 2008

New Colgems Uploads

Coming off my recent surgery, I have to thank JP outright for supplying us with links to two of the missing Colgems albums.

Still recuperating, these will be the uploads for May. I hope to have something new for June, but my whole schedule was thrown off by this unexpected surgery.

If you still do not have the links to these two albums, Otley and The Southern Star, here they are.

And again, thanks to JP for supply them.

And The Southern Star:

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Where Have I Been?

You might have wondered where I have been for the past week or so, so let me fill you in on some developments in my life over the past seven days.

Early last Sunday morning, I had very bad stomach indigestion, so bad that I had to be taken to the hospital. I had never had such pain before, and believe me, I hope to never feel such pain again.

Anyway, the pain was so great that I passed out in the waiting room. To cut to the chase, I had numerous tests performed on me last Sunday, and it all led to one conclusion: that my gall bladder had to be removed.

I guess I was due--in my first 50 years I never had an operation of any kind, and was only in a hospital a few times--never for myself directly--including when my two kids were born.

Without going into all the gory details, I had the operation--on my birthday yet, Monday, April 28--and there was a minor complication, but literally a week later, I feel pretty good.

A number of restrictions had been placed on me, which I am following to the letter. I hope to be back driving and back at work later this week.

Anyway, again, I feel pretty good now, so I am back, hopefully for good.

Thanks for your patience.

Larry Lapka