Carl and Erna Marko

"GODS PLAN"

 I ALWAYS WORKED IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY FROM COOK TO BARTENDER TO MANAGER. YES, A TOTAL OF FORTY YEARS. THERE WAS ALWAYS TIME TO PURSUE A DREAM WHICH WAS TO BECOME A RECORDING ARTIST. I DID NOT REALIZE THAT IF YOU EXCLUDE GOD FROM THE PLAN LITTLE IF ANYTHING Will BECOME OF IT. PERHAPS IT WAS NOT GODS PLAN FOR ME. THE LORDS PLAN FOR ME WAS TO MEET THE MOST WONDERFUL LADY MY WIFE ERNA HERE IN SAUGATUCK, MI BACK IN 1984.

 ERNA AND I SHARE A LOT OF THE SAME INTEREST WHICH IS MUSIC. SHE WAS CONVINCED THAT I SHOULD TRY NASHVILLE SO WE DECIDED IN 1990 TO SPEND THREE YEARS THERE WHERE I WORKED AS CAPTAIN IN A FINE DINING ESTABLISHMENT ON WEST END AND ERNA BECAME BAKER AND HOUSEKEEPER FOR "HANK SNOW" THE RANGER.

 WELL, ONE DAY A CALL CAME TO FILL IN FOR SOMEONE FOR THE GOSPEL TIME PROGRAM AT THE "OLE OPRY". I WAS GIVEN LITTLE TIME TO PRACTICE AND ERNA LATER MENTIONED HOW CLAMMY AND WHITE I LOOKED. NO WONDER WITH ALL THOSE FOLKS IN THE AUDITORIUM. OH WELL, IT MUST HAVE BEEN OKAY SINCE I WAS CALLED AGAIN.

 NASHVILLE WAS A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE WHERE DREAMS CAN COME TRUE OR SHATTERED. I STOPPED DREAMING AND TOOK OUR MEMORIES BACK HOME TO MICHIGAN, WHERE I LATER FOUND WORK AS FOOD SERVICE DIRECTOR AT THE WHITCOMB RETIREMENT HOTEL. I WITNESSED PERFORMERS BRING THEIR GIFT OF MUSICAL TALENT TO THE WONDERFUL ELDERLY RESIDENTS. I KNEW FROM THAT DAY ON, THAT THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED TO DO. ALL MY LIFE I HAD BEEN SEARCHING AND "GODS PLAN" WAS FOR ME AND MY WIFE TO PERFORM IN HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY WE OFFER A WIDE VARIETY OF MUSIC BUT ALWAYS INCLUDE GOOD OLE GOSPEL SONGS.

 

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