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Anne Atherton Randolph

Profile Updated: April 9, 2015
Anne Atherton
Class Year:
1965
City and ST:
Denver, CO USA
Spouse/Partner:
Ronald Crutchfield
Occupation:
Writer, Founder www.KitchenTableWriting.com
Children:
Hubb, Patrick, and Bill Crutchfield
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Anne Randolph, creator of www.KitchenTableWriting.com, inspires writers to find their authentic voice. She presents workshops in Denver and conferences including the Screenwriters Conference in Santa Fe. Awarded grants from the National Endowment of the Arts, director of two opera companies and the Colorado Symphony, she has worked as Stage Director at the English National Opera, New York City Opera, Opera Memphis, and Opera Colorado as well as in London, Italy, and Amsterdam. Her award winning memoir collection, Stories Gathered at the Kitchen Table is available on Amazon and at www.AnneRandolph.com/book www.facebook.com/AnneRandolphWritingCoach.

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Happy Birthday. I'm glad we keep having them. It is interesting to read about your writing career. I taught a class in Theater at the University of Memphis while I was running Opera Memphis. After moving to Denver to run two different opera companies, I quit to lead WriteYourLifeStory.org workshops. We would love for you to join us by Zoom at some time. Just email me at AnneRandolph@KitchenTableWriting.com and be with us.

Do have a festive day. Write on, Anne Atherton Randolph

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Feb 25, 2022 at 6:51 PM

Happy Birthday! Thankfully our birthdays do keep coming. How are you doing? Anything new? I continue with my Writing Workshops on Thurs morning 10-12 MT in person in Denver and also on Zoom at the same time. Join us sometime. If you can be with us I will give that first one to you as a birthday gift. It would be fun to hear from you. Best regards, Anne Atherton Randolph AnneRandolph@KitchenTableWriting.com or AnneRandolph@WriteYourLifeStory.org or just plain AnneRandolph@comcast.net

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Posted on: Jan 04, 2022 at 9:46 AM

You popped up in my email. Hope you have a delightful birthday. Looks like you are doing well. It would be fun to know more about your writing. I lead Write Your Life Story weekly workshops by Zoom on Thurs mornings. Would love for you to join us. You could tell us about your work. With care, Anne (Atherton) Randolph AnneRandolph@comcast.net

Oct 30, 2021 at 9:43 AM

Have a great birthday. We all rejoice that they keep coming.
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AnneRandolph@WriteYourLifeStory.org

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Today is my birthday, September 20. It is hard to believe we are getting up there in years, wherever there is,

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Hope your birthday is grand. They do keep coming which is a blessing. How are you doing. It would be fun to see our old gang again. I'm in Denver and would love a trip South. Anne

Mar 26, 2021 at 8:24 AM

I hope you had a great birthday. How are you doing? Looks like you live in Tennessee. I moved to Denver from Memphis where I ran the opera company. Good to hear about you. Anne Atherton Randolph AnneRandolph@comcast.net

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Hope your birthday was delightful and that the upcoming year and many years to come brings you joy.
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Hope you had a nice birthday. Are you still involved with the church. Anne Randolph

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Oct 03, 2016 at 3:33 PM

Becky's family had a Memorial Service for her in Atlanta, September 24, 2016.  Becky was my closest, lifelong friend and I am saddened by her loss. Since I was not able to join her family, I sent this letter that the preacher read at her service. Since this includes so many memories that many of us all share, I include it below.  Blessings to everyone.  Becky will be greatly missed.  Anne

September 24, 2016

   Dear Becky’s Family and Friends,

            I so wish that I could be with you today to celebrate our dear Becky, and am happy that Ron and I were able to drive from Denver to Gainesville a couple of times to visit her. I send this letter to share the love we all have for Becky and to help honor her day.  When I began writing this note, I wrote over 20 pages of memories.  I promise todays message is not that long.

   Becky was my dearest and closest friend from third grade when at Girl Scout camp we wore the same matching airplane printed shirt and red shorts every day, and came home to our mothers’ surprise with neatly packed, very clean other outfits that we never touched. We wanted to look alike through the whole camp and we did. Girl Scouts was important to us, with Mrs. Porterfield as our leader and my life mentor as well.  We were so involved that we even wore Girl Scout uniforms to High School, quite a dare. We attended the Girls Scout Roundup, a Conference in New York, and Becky went on to spend a summer with a family in Peru. She was matched with a family they said was equal to her status in the US, so she lived with the Peruvian CEO of Coca Cola.

            Through Girl Scouts, Becky and I learned to be Song Leaders and we led over a 1000 voices at the Girl Scout Round Up in Vermont. Together we could sing over 50 songs in a row knowing which one followed which and sang nonstop on trips to the New York State Fair, on the River Boat trip, to look at colleges, to visit her Grandmother Porterfield in Shreveport for her famous peanut-butter fudge, to visit Don at the Citadel, and to the beach. We sang every song in the exact order in perfect harmony.  At the First Methodist Church in Montgomery, Becky and I sang “I Waited for the Lord”, the same Mendelssohn duet that Susan and Jennifer also performed.

We were in The Music Man and The King and I at the Montgomery Little Theater, and not having time to finish homework and get enough rest, we would wear our sprayed black hair to school the next day.  Becky was an outstanding musician, playing the piano, guitar, and then organ at Salem College where she and Betsy Shelburne became friends. Becky, Cathy Jones and I sang folks songs and created the ABC Trio. We were so good that we were asked to make a demo in Nashville. Our mothers thought that was not dignified, never told us about the offer, and sent us to college instead.

Becky and I were like sisters. When Becky married Dick, the florist did not get the flowers to the wedding on time, so I borrowed flowers from the church sanctuary and as her wedding began, I slowly walked flowers to the Chapel altar like that was a part of the ceremony. So I hope todays flowers arrived on time. Becky was in my wedding and when I married Ron, she wore her own wedding dress for her brides-maid dress.

Becky and I did everything together, beginning in 3rd grade. Each year after that, I would call to ask her how old we were. One of the best things about Becky was that she was always there through thick and through thin.  We could tell each other anything. When my brother Jim Atherton passed away, Becky supported me. Many years ago, Don and I helped Becky move back to Montgomery. After Don got the truck packed, Jennifer, who was about three years old, clapped and cheered, “Yeah, Don! Yeah, Don!”  Today, I say, “Yeah, Betty and Don, and Jennifer and Susan, and all her family” for taking such good care of Becky when she needed your support.

            Our Becky was smart, funny and fun, and my oldest and most loyal friend.  She will be greatly missed. I send much love to her family and to my forever sister and closest friend.

With much care and love, 

           Anne Atherton Randolph            Denver Colorado     September 24, 2016


 

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