The good wishes were indeed “heartfelt” when over a dozen of Cynthia “Cyn” MacGregor’s friends and associates gathered in her home for a double celebration, marking not only her birthday but also the release of Heartfelt, the Special Reindeer.
Among those gathered to fete Cyn on this double occasion was Lawrence (“Larry”) Rein, who wrote the music for the song “It’s Heartfelt” and also performs it on the recording, which is available for download here . Cyn wrote the lyrics to the can’t-get-it-out-of-your-head tune.
Although nobody sang the birthday song, Larry Rein whipped out his smartphone and played a recording of “It’s Heartfelt” for the assemblage. Good food and wine abounded, as did a sense of camaraderie and a general congratulatory atmosphere.
Cyn “wears two hats” around AbyD: as one of its authors and one of its staffers. Her only regret at the party was that none of the other AbyD team members could be present to join her on this occasion.
Editor’s Note: Don’t worry Cyn, we’ll be there next time!