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February 13, 2012
I Have not seen bernice since the early 70's when she came through cleveland in "hair". Before that in the late 60's in kent ohio. She was singing with a group called "Marble Cake" and later a group called "Tiny Reed and the Valors". I went to kent with a friend of mine Mike Peoples. Bernice was dating his brother. It was such a surprise, we hadn't seen eachother in years. She flew off the stage and gave me a kiss. We about had to give Mike CPR! I grew up in Springfield and was a classmate of Bernice at Roosevelt Jr. High. We wanted to be girl friend and boy friend but the mores of the times wouldn't allow it. I'm white. A real no no . She had that unbelievable voice even then. We were the lead male and female roles in "Brigadoon". Even though we had rehersed together they wouldn't let her perform the night of the show. I refused to sing without her and we were both replaced. I moved from springfield just as we were entering HS. We promised to stay in touch, and did for a while, got busy wil our lives and drifted apart. In 1979 I had a daughter and in the early 80's we were watching Sesame Street. You can imagine my surprise. I called Childrens Television network and asked for Bernice Reed. The Receptionist said Bernice who? I then asked for her by her TV name. As luck would have it she was right there picking up a check. She got on the phone and immediately scolded me for calling her Bernice. She was leaving for the summer to return to California I believe, but she said to call her in the fall and she would arrange a tour of the set for my daughter. Just like
puff the Majic Dragon, fall came and my daughter didn't have the interest in Sesame Street anymore to warrent the expense. I then saw her at the Macys parade and on Comedy Central, but we never spoke again. I regret that deeply. I just found out about her passing now. You see I'm having my first granddaughter next month. It caused me to try to find Bernice online. We'll watch Sesame Street again but it wont be the same for me. I hope someone reads this someday and lets the family know that an old friend still remembers her and loves her. John Carter jtrew@att.net
February 16, 2011
Tiny you were the brightest star in my family,I was always proud of you.I miss you,but your light still shines and shows me what is possible.Love Michael O. Wood Sr.
February 04, 2011
May we never forget those we love. Even though it seems the pain will never go away, Please draw comfort from these words. "He is healing the broken hearted ones and is binding up their painful spots" Psalm 147:3
January 04, 2011
How do you say good-bye to someone you've know all your life. I've known Tiny longer than my sisters or brothers. WE were blood, best-friends,best-buds and I loved her for all she did and accomplished in her life. She loved the stage and was good at what she did.

I still have a void in my life and she is soarly missed. May God have you in the shelter of "His Arms".

Friend--Anita Davis-Senior-Moses
January 04, 2011
January 4, 2011

How do you say good-bye to someone who you've known all your life. Closer than my sisters or brothers. We were blood, dear-friends, best buds and I loved her for all she did and accomplished in her life.

What a void I still feel after a year has passed. May God have you in the shelter of "His Arms".

Best-friend---- Anita Davis-Senior-Moses
November 15, 2010
In life you meet many differant people, some who stand out in your mind, and others who may not. From the moment I met you, you were special to me. There are no words that can express the love I have for you. You were and always will be one who stands out in my mind, and heart. The fun times in Vegas, to the late night phone calls, I will treasure every moment with you. You were the greatest! I love you.
November 12, 2010
I thought about you a lot on your 64th birthday, Wednesday, Nov 10.
April 11, 2010
I first knew of Alaina on "Sesame Street." The next time I saw her, she was working in a revue called "EUBIE"! on Broadway. I was introduced to her by my father, Ron Abbott, who was stage-managing the production. Alaina could not have been sweeter.
March 15, 2010
I worked with Alaina in Sgt Peppers in Australia in 1976, and am shocked and saddenened by her passing.We had so much fun and shared lots of laughs!She was the pin cushion lady to my Sun Queen. Alaina invited me to come back to NY to sing with her but I couldn't afford to go. Next she was on sesame st, singing with George Benson, what a buzz,I will always miss you,all you need is love..Love Steve Campbell..Rita the meter maid, and Sgt pepper 15/03/2010
March 07, 2010
For Alaina...

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


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jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California

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