Tuesday, November 15, 2011

She Is The M

In LMP Trio = Marian

Tonight’s post is about Marian Sauer at the Veterans Day ceremony aboard the SS Red Oak Victory in Richmond, CA.

Some of you readers may not know this wonderful mentor, motivator, piano player, and dearest friend of mine, so I will explain that without her encouragement, support and participation in my life I would not be the man I am today.

She plays piano in the LMP Trio with Leona Derheim on alto sax, and me, (I am the P),on guitar. The three of us have been playing and recording together since 1998. I am the whipper snapper in the trio, Leona and Marian are both 91.

When she emailed and told me about having been part of the ceremonies and that there were pictures, I had to check it out. I Googled and gathered some of the coverage.

Here are a few pictures and a video of Marian demonstrating her skill at christening ships.

Richmond Councilman Tom Butt and Marian Sauer at the relaunching ceremony for the SS Red Oak Victory on Veterans Day. Story - Chris Treadway

Richmond Councilman Tom Butt introduces former Rosie and retired teacher Marian Sauer, a 91-year-old Richmond native, chosen to play the wife of the mayor of Red Oak, Iowa in the reenactment Friday of the launch of the Red Oak Victory in 1944. Nov. 11, 2011.
Marian Sauer is a 1937 Richmond Union High School graduate who worked during the war at the Standard Oil of California refinery in Richmond.
A former music teacher, she is still active playing the weekly tea dance at the senior center in San Pablo with the Huey White Show Band.
The Regional Oral History Office at UC Berkeley conducted a 2002 interview with Sauer on her experiences before and after the war and her experiences playing in an all-woman swing band.

From the ElCerrito Patch

Supervisor John Gioia, with Mariam Sauer, an original Rosie the Riveter, help re-christen SS Red Oak Victory ship in Richmond, Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2011. Credit Soren Hemmila

Richmond Vice Mayor Tom Butt presents flowers to Mariam Sauer, an original Rosie the Riveter, at a Veterans Day event at the SS Red Oak Victory, Nov. 11, 2011. Credit Soren Hemmila

Charles Moore poses with Lois Boyle and Marian Sauer.

The video of Marian rechristening the ship is priceless

Here are some stills from the video.





The LMP Trio has raised thousands of dollars for the restoration of the Red Oak through our performances and CD’s. It is nice to have our esteemed piano player and music director at the forefront of the rechristening ceremony.

Mumm’s The Word

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