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Author:  Craig
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Date:  7/19/2012 5:41:45 AM
Subject:  A great time!

It rained. It was raining when we left Texas. It rained all the way through Louisiana and into Mississippi. It was raining in Montgomery when we stopped for the night. The next day on our way to South Carolina, it was raining so hard we couldn't see. The entire trip, it rained.

What was supposed to be an inside event ended up being moved inside. Why? It rained...

This past Saturday evening Janet and I spent an evening with Jack Williams. Dale and Deborah opened up their lovely house to number of friends to enjoy these three hours of musical delight. Mr. Williams is a very talented guitarist. He is also very entertaining. From the sing-along of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" to Mickey's "Why You Been Gone So Long" and "Just Dropped In" (That he never does normally.)

He spoke of his years of traveling with Mickey in "that" van. How when he asked Mickey about rehearsing and Mickey replied, "Nah, you'll do OK up there."

It was a wonderful experience and we had a great time. We met a number of new friends...and the food! I commented to one of the other guest that this was better than Thanksgiving! She readily agreed. It was enough to feed Cambodia. Everyone brought a dish and of course (you know me), we exchanged recipes.

It was just a great experience and well worth the trip. We left Christiansburg Tuesday morning and it was 69 degrees. It probably didn't get up to 80 that day. We got back to Texas last night and it is hot, humid with a 90 percent chance of mosquitoes.

Thank you Dale and Deborah for your gracious hospitality and for opening up your home. We had just a wonderful time and it was well worth the trip.

As a footnote: We did make it down to Floyd, Virginia. This is a small town cradled peacefully in the foothills of the Appalachians. It is magical in the sense that on Friday nights, the folks come down out of the mountains with their, guitars, banjos and dobros and congregate to play together at the country store. Pickers gather at the street corners...in this small, little known town. Another slight glimpse under the slip of the dress...of Americana.

 A great time! by Craig at 7/19/2012 5:41:45 AM
 Re: A great time! by Jackie at 7/19/2012 6:27:47 AM
 Re: A great time! by Broasted at 7/19/2012 7:46:08 AM
 Re: A great time! by larry larry  at 7/19/2012 8:16:15 AM
 Re: A great time! by Karen Runk  at 7/19/2012 3:15:34 PM
 Re: A great time! by BobC at 7/19/2012 6:11:32 PM
 Re: A great time! by susie g at 7/19/2012 8:46:42 PM
 Re: A great time! by San Diego at 7/19/2012 9:33:05 PM
 Re: A great time! by Craig at 7/20/2012 6:47:12 AM
 Re: A great time! by Mamie Newbury at 7/20/2012 10:19:46 AM