09-10-14-My Morning Thoughts: The Wire…not the show LOL In my younger days we use to braid telephone wires and make them into bracelets and necklaces, I guess it was cool then around the old stomping grounds of Thomas Jefferson Elementary and then Shore Junior high. Anyway, between the school and our willow arms apartment’s there was a row of factory type buildings along the way. Me and my two old oldest friends in the world decided to hop a ten foot fence at the old Ohio Bell truck storage place and hit the dumpster for left over wire. Well in the middle of the dumpster diving the garage door from the building starts to slowly open, we start running for the fence, climb over and hi-tail-it for the railroad tracks! Almost home free when I hear…help! I look back and my one buddy is hanging upside down from the barbed-wire fence. His bellbottom’s got stuck on the way over and he couldn’t break free so I had to make a split second decision…I look at my other friend and he looks at me and I say we got to go back. Now we know if we keep going they never catch us once we hit the tracks, but we ran back as fast as we could ripped the bellbottoms free from the fence and our friend fell on us and to the ground. At this time the door had risen and a guy walked out noticing all the commotion and began calling us, quite forcefully! We took off for the tracks once again but now as the three best friends, all together! The guy chased a little and I’m pretty sure he knew who we were, looking back now, because we were always playing around those buildings anyway…anyway, we didn’t get caught that day and we never did that again but we really never had to because a few days later while I was walking home from school, that guy sees me and comes out the front door of the shop and grabs me and says…”hey, tell your friends that if you kids stay out of the dumpster I’ll give you kids all the old wire you want cause I just don’t want to see anybody getting hurt back there”…man I thought he was going to drag me home to my parents, but not the case, I did what he said and consequently we became the wire suppliers of Thomas Jefferson Elementary…what a great world back then!...and BTW, happy birthday Andy D. …plain and simple.
09-09-14-My Morning Thoughts: We were just talking about this at a family get together…you go to the grocery store and spend like 70 or 80 bucks and you walk out of there with like one little blue bag!!!!!...it just don’t go as far as it use too…plain and simple.
09-08-14-My Morning Thoughts: “Roll On Down the Road” “There’s a lot of life left in me and you’re the only girl that I want to see but there’s still a lot of things that I love along the highway. Its’ a country boys dream to get out on the road play all night with the rodeo and stop in every honky-tonk I see”……………………this song I did finish but I just remembered it last week when it was requested at one of my shows an I haven’t played it since I shopped it in Nashville in 1985ish…to no avail BTW…I can’t believe I remembered all the words…the brain is a mysterious thing sometimes… plain and simple.
Each day I wake, as if the new day will be magically new. No wars, no fighting, no poverty, no deceitfulness…just, togetherness…I will each day, hope that this is that day!... enjoy the weekend all…peace…plain and simple.
09-04-14-My Morning Thoughts: The Best Years? Is there a time or place in life when you start to think that the good years might have passed you by? I mean I know I’ve gotten a little slower and my hair has been gone for…well let’s just say I haven’t had to shampoo my hair in 25+ years! And I forget what I think I use to remember, and I bark at my dog sometimes when he barks at me!...and ya I’m going to be a grandpa very soon!!!...come to think of it, I’m starting to think the best years are yet to come!!!...plain and simple.
09-03-14-My Morning Thoughts: YES!!!!!! Well……..the bet was 100 people, he said 20, I said 100, sooooooooo…I won the bet yesterday, called the music store and repairs are going forward!!!!!!...many thanks to one and all!!!...have a wonderful day and I owe you all a banjo tune…plain and simple.
09-02-14-My Morning Thoughts: Hit LIKE…please… Today I could be rich!...well rich in my mind…LOL…I have a $100 bet going on how many people have read at least “one” post of my morning thoughts…if I win I’m putting my riches on a much needed banjo repair!...so if you can hit LIKE to accommodate it would be appreciated enormously!...I can hear that banjo playing again already…I hope…have a great day all and thanks for helping out…plain and simple.
08-29-14-My Morning Thoughts: UMU Senior Year! University of Mount Union Women’s Volleyball, the senior year begins for my daughter Allison and her six other senior sisters tonight! They have been coined the “Magnificent Seven” because they all started together as freshman and…well let’s see…in these last three years they are 24-3 in their division, 83-20 overall and three straight NCAA bids! I could go on and on with records and stats but that really wouldn’t compare to the extended family those girls have become! Any success, though greatly deserved, is a minor triumph when compared to a lifetime of friendship they have championed!...have a great season ladies, I love you Allison and in case you didn’t know…I’m that crazy dad yelling from the top row cheering on your team!... Go Raiders!!!...plain and simple.
08-28-14-My Morning Thoughts: TBT Did you guys have a JP Snodgrass store? I loved that store and bought my first of many albums there…listen to some music, any music…I promise you’ll like it…plain and simple.
08-27-14-My Morning Thoughts: garden I have a small garden with hot peppers and tomato plants…if I had more room there would be more but never the less I love this time of year. There is nothing like picking a tomato ripe from the plant, because that taste is…exquisite to me…have a great day all…plain and simple.