Sunday, March 16, 2014

Before and After

On the way to the Kenny Rogers concert last night we saw this huge plume of smoke. We didn't hear until we got home last night that it was a  Wild Fire

This was my first celebrity concert excluding Fair entertainers so I didn't know really what to expect. I went prepared with my ear plugs for my sensitive ears, but was pleasantly surprised that I except for a couple of songs I didn't need them.  He sure didn't look like the Kenny Rogers I remember. 


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What do you think? The Kenny Rogers I remember is on the left. By his own admission, he had the Plastic Surgery  for a more youthful look. Enough about his looks. At almost 76 he walks a little slower now but then at almost 73 so do I. When he started singing to his audience of almost 2,000 He is the same old Kenny Rogers. Some of the songs he sang were “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Islands in the Stream” and "You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille. I started smiling when he started singing it because it brought back a memory of me and my brother, who is with the Lord now . Once upon a time in a small town I won't name, my brother, who was a pastor in that town, was asked to officiate at the funeral of a local resident. I don't remember why I was there, but probably because I play the piano and organ and was asked to provide the music for the service. We were seated on the front row in the little funeral home listening to  recorded music, waiting for the service to start when my brother started quietly laughing, leaned over to me, and whispered "listen to that song", which happened to be "You Picked A Fine TimeTo Leave Me Lucille" I whispered back "so, what's so funny about that?"  Well it seems the husband, a  fan of country music, thought it would be nice to include that particular song in the prelude as his beloved wife's name was......... Lucille. The old funeral director in me just had to tell that  story.
When I went to Idllywild last week, I found a white skirt I liked. Joe liked the teal colored one better so I got it. But I REALLY wanted that white one. Today we made our last trip to COLLEGE OF THE DESERT STREET FAIR for the season and look what I found!!! The best part of it was I got it for $8.00 less than the first one. I love ( as Rick says) a good bargoon!!


Meet Sydney. We were on our way out from COD and she and her owner were waiting for "dad" to finish his shopping.  As most of you know I'm not really a dog lover, but she has a face and doggy smile you just gotta love right?  I asked her owner if I could take her picture and I think she understood because right away  she sat down and smiled. Oh, by the way. Her Sunvisor/hat was purchased at COD.

8 comments:

  1. I have always been a fan of Kenny Rogers. Would have enjoyed hearing him in person. Great bargain on a very pretty skirt.

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  2. I saw a special on Kenny Rogers just a short while ago. And yep, he did have a face lift. I don't like it one bit.

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  3. I saw Kenny years ago in Las Vegas. And the way you remember him is what I remember. I think he would have been better off without the plastic surgery. But it's good to know his voice is still good and can take you back to wonderful and fun memories. Love the new skirt.

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  4. I always wondered how Kenny feels about his plastic surgery now. I've read so many negatives about it, and he can't take it back now!

    Cute skirt, I really like it!

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  5. I too think these folks should just age along with the rest of us. The surgery does them no good at all. Joan Rivers is a great example. She looks like a freak.

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  6. Now I'm going to be singing Lucille all day! :)

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  7. Love Kenny Rogers and haven't seen or heard him in forever. I'll be humming those old hits. I especially loved it when he teamed up with Dolly Parton. I still need to connect with you guys as I'm in Blythe tonight and heading west again on I-10 tomorrow. Can we hook up?

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  8. We saw Kenny at an Rv Rally In Florida last year. Not close enough to see his face but still loved his music, and a great entertainer too.

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