My friend Debra told me about this thread.
Thanks you two - how very sweet!
I was thinking of introducing 'I dreamed a dream' into my repertoire....not.
I love Susan Boyle, and have been thinking through the family tree for a connection - to no avail. She does actually resemble my grandmother in her younger days, but I don't suppose there is anything surprising about that - being from similar stock. Anyway, good luck to her. I hope she can survive it all.
Bet she doesn't write in to mudcat!
So much better to be a folkie.