One of those great gospel groups that I remember from my childhood was the Downings. My earliest memories of the great hit, "Gettin' Ready Today" was Paul, Ann, Joy, and Dony singing that wonderful song about HEAVEN and how we are looking for "that mansion fair."
Of course, that was almost 40 years ago, and Paul is now in that wonderful place he sang about for so long.
But his precious wife, ANN DOWNING, is still carrying the "gospel in song" all over the country, and she is also celebrating her birthday today.
Her website is www.anndowning.com
So, my precious friend Ann....Happy Birthday from Chicago!
Have a great one!