BILLY MAHONEY GOES HOME
This is a prime example of what you can do if you have free locations. That's my sister Karen. She's a natural performer like my brother. She may downplay that comment but we all have the acting bug in us. When we were kids growing up in North Syracuse on Villa Maria, we would put on neighborhood shows where there would be dancing to songs, singing and play acting to made-up scenes. I repeat, we all had it in us to perform. Karen has always been a great dancer and is always in search of hip-hop dance classes. She loves to move to the music.
ALL IN THE FAMILY
My mother was always a singer. She would hold the notes when she would sing along to the musicals that would play on the TV. And from what I learned, my Aunt Diane said she was an incredible Spanish Guitar player. She stopped playing as a young teen when her classmates laughed at her because, back then in the late 40's-50's, "women" didn't play instruments. Society dictated you were to find a suitable husband and raise a family, blah blah blah. What a shame.