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. 

Images borrowed from Web

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.