My nephew Blaze, husband Dennis, and myself in Wylie,
Texas at the Special Olympics Games held at Wylie High
WELCOME TO STOMER
Keeping the name alive. True happiness is sharing music with
Greetings to everyone.
Welcome to my website. I am glad you came to visit. My
name is Mary Catherine Stomer McGregor. Stomer is my family name
from generations back. It is of German origin I have discovered. So
here you have it; Stomer Creations.
I am a songwriter. I love to sing. I have loved music all of my
life. I remember growing up and hearing my grandparents sing hymns
all day long and I would sing with them and experience so much joy.
As I approached puberty I started creating poems and short
stories in my head and I would write them down. As I approached high
school I was really into writing whatever popped into my
head,whether silly or serious stuff! I remember that my cousin,
soul/r&b artist Samona Cooke, was very encouraging and told me
never to give up my dreams! To always strive to reach and keep the
music alive in me and share it with others. Well, as I got
older, more family responsibility was required of me to care for my
grandparents who were very old and in failing health.
Also I was trying to finish college. So the writing was put on
hold to care for them. They both died and during this time I was
working in the health care profession and establishing my career in
nutrition. Now, 20 years later I am at the cross roads of life for
the next level. Samona, I always kept the
music safe in my heart. I am fulfilling my dreams of music
and education. I am attending Grand Canyon Univesity, majoring in
Elementary Education. Working with children is the most
rewarding experience I have encountered. And sharing music with
them is so special. It really is
Below are 16 songs, with more to come. These songs come from
life experiences, tragedies and wonderful people who have been
a positive force in my life.
The first song I wrote was "It's All About
Love" after a wonderful Baha'i Conference I attended in
2001 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The second song I wrote was "The
Window"; about nature.
The third is "Sonia's BBW"; a
tribute to my friend Sonia's independent bookstore.
The fourth one is "My Bones";
about a conversation with my arthritis.
The fifth is "A Gift For My
Love"; a love song.
The sixth one is "Carasmatic
Ladies"; a tribute to Irene Cara & Sandra Kaye
for their encouragement in my endeavors and the gift of their
friendship. Thank you ladies! I rewrote this song as
Lady" special for Irene and sent the song
to her for Christmas in 2002. Check my music page to view some
of the songs. Just click on the button to the left
at the top of this page.
The seventh is "Trippin Out";
about a memorable vacation I took and would really like to take
again but plan a little better in advance.
The eigth song is "You Live and You
Learn"; about survival in life's
The ninth song is "Your
Face"; about outward appearances vs. an inner
The tenth song is "Today"; about the state to the world
and it's advancement to peace.
The eleventh song is "Seven in The
Sky"; a tribute to the fallen seven from the space
The twelfth song is "Here We Go
Again"; about the disorder of things around
The thirteenth song is "Not My
Own"; about the joy of teaching.
The fourteenth song is "Give Me
Education"; a special song written for my
students per request of their mom.
The fifteenth song is "The
Bird"; a song of faith and freedom.
The sixteenth song is "The Ruler and
The Servant"; a song of submission.
The seventeenth song is "Working in
the Classroom"; a children's song.
So you see I have been busy!
I am Montessori trained thru the Dallas
Montessori Academy. I received my Associate Early
Childhood Credential in June 2004. Visit Dallas
Montessori Academy at www.dallasmontessori.com