What the Hooligans and I Have Been Up To During the Crash 2013

| 9/24/2013 10:51:00 PM

Rosedale GardenWell if you are able to read this, I guess the IT department has worked out most of the bugs with the update.  As one who helps build some of the dictionaries of our information system, I’m all too familiar with making one little change  and it screws up something else totally unrelated.

Since I last talk to you, I’ve spent 10 days enjoying the W.C. Handy Jazz Festival.  Ten days of sitting in a lawn chair or walking around taking photos at various events around, and also keeping the food vendors happy.

Dr. Eric Kirkman Christine Ohlman

Normally I take my vacation during the festival, but this time couldn’t. I had several 5 a.m. shifts at the hospital and after staying out late each night, it took several days to catch up on my sleep. W.C. Handy is a Florence native, but most think he was born in Memphis or St. Louis.

Muscle Shoals was the hit capital of the world back in the 1960s and several Hall of Famers and future Hall of Famers were on hand. Where else can you get up with stars such as Mickey Buckins, Spooner Oldham, Donnie Fritts, Gary Nichols, Travis Wammack, Christine Ohlman, the beehive queen from SNL and others? Boots Randolph used to visit before he died. If he liked a band, he would grab his sax and join them. Concerts are in retirement homes, parks, restaurants, libraries, churches, and schools. Numerous concerts in churches highlight his contributions to religious music.

Gary Nichols Spooner Oldham

Mary Carton
9/26/2013 8:58:02 PM

Yes Dave I know how to ride a horse. I haven't ridden in a while. I was thrown off of one and stepped on, so I landed up having back surgery when I was 21. Some how I've turned into Tuscumbia's photographer. I found my driveway beds last weekend and mulched. Now I have 3 acres to go. Thanks for visting and commenting.

9/25/2013 9:59:29 PM

Mary, I'm so glad to see you back blogging again. I'm hoping the long dry spell is over and bloggers can get back to doing what they do best. Blogging. Your flower beds may be weedy but I see you haven't been sitting around too much. Your community involvement amazes me. Are you an expert horse rider? I know how to sit on a horse but if it starts to move then fun begins. There's only one thing funnier than watching an old geezer fall off a horse and that's watching an old geezer trying not to fall off a horse. :0) Have a great fall community day.

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