... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

Anita Davis in the menopausebarbee Monday Spotlight

I am going to miss her.

Anita Davis.

She can sing her tail off and is a good soul. I’ll always be thankful for the time when I confided in her that I was working on getting a divorce and spending most of my days and all my nights in solitude in the guest bedroom in my former home.

“Girl, you can’t just stay downstairs in that room,” she said. We gotta go out and have some fun!” And boy did we ever!

Originally from Virginia, she’s been singing and performing here in Cologne, Germany for about twenty-five years now. So often during those turbulent times, she’d take me with her on her gigs and I swear there is nothing like hearing some good music to chase your blues away! She just went back to America last week to work on a project that’s been near and dear to her heart for some time now. Even more wonderful so that she can share some precious time with her family.

I had the great opportunity to see her perform live at the legendary Cologne Italian restaurant maca-ronni ( Hahnenstr. 16a) two nights before her departure. Someone caught me standing on the stairwell getting a good view of her doing what she does best–aside from being a good girlfriend, at least in my opinion:–singing. I was just HAPPY! I love Anita’s voice!

Her joie de vivre helped me through a very difficult time in my life and for that, I will always be thankful to her. One night we partied the entire night away and we each had flights to catch to America that morning when we kicked off our dancing shoes, slipped into some sensible traveling shoes and grabbed our luggage. I don’t know how we did it, but we did.

And so as I said my “see you laters” to her last week–I don’t like good-byes–they’re so final (unless I really mean them), we hugged and it was really a bitter–sweet moment. I reminded her of the time we were on the city tram and I told her, “As long as I’m with you, if I lose my purse I’ll still be able to eat as long as you sing!”

The times we had…(Be sure to Youtube her).

I love you, girlfriend. See you soon!