Wednesday, October 1, 2008

George Jones Concert

Well, Dad & I attended a George Jones concert at the Little Nashville Opry last Sunday, September 28th. I'd been looking forward to this for a few months. I wanted to go, because Mom & Dad saw George Jones back in the 60s, when he had a "flat top" hair cut, and I thought it'd be neat to go see him now.

But, there were several very loud women behind us, all in the same group together. This made it hard for me to hear, let alone my Dad, who has severe hearing loss. I could tell he wasn't enjoying himself, even though he said he was fine. Well, I'd gone out several times to complain to security, and they'd come back to talk to the "ladies" if you can even call them that, and they were stating I was the one causing the trouble! What nerve! So, I didn't enjoy the show, and I don't think Dad did either.

Anyway, one of the managers of the Little Nashville Opry, called me on Monday, September 29th, and apologized and gave free tickets for Dad & I for a George Jones concert, that will happen during Memorial Day Weekend 2009. Tickets aren't even on sale yet, to the general public. He told me his name, and asked me to call after the first of November, when they are on sale to the general public, and he'll get us front row, or near front row seats, so maybe Dad and I can enjoy the show this next time around. You don't find too many people like that in today's world. These two tickets are worth $78 together. He was very upset with the security guard who didn't handle the situation and said he gave him a warning that, one more slip up, and he'd be gone. At least the security guard told him about the situation. Here's a photo of Dad in front of George Jones' tour bus, as it drives off. Perfect photo opportunity at the perfect time, don't ya think?:

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Oak Ridge Boys Concert

I did something last Saturday night, that I haven't ever and also, something I haven't done in a long time. I got to go to the Little Nashville Opry in Nashville, Indiana (Brown County), and see The Oak Ridge Boys. I'd never seen them in person, but I hadn't been to the Little Nashville Opry in what seems like forever. I had a great time, but the pics I took didn't turn out at all. I was nervous about taking the pics with my new digital camera, and I guess this new camera doesn't have image stabilization, or I couldn't find it lol. But, the good thing is, they come back to Little Nashville Opry a few times/year. May have to wait until 2009 to see them again, but at least I'm gonna find image stabilization on my camera by then LOL. I wrote down all the songs they did. I forgot my little notebook and a pen, so I had my Dad stop at the Brown County IGA, so I could get a pen and little notebook on our way to the concert.

Here's most of the songs they did: "One In A Million", "American Made", "Come On In", "Heaven's A Small Town", "Down Deep Inside", "I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometimes", "Y'All Come Back Saloon", "Frisco Silver Dollar Line", "Leavin' Louisiana In The Broad Daylight", "Callin' Baton Rouge", "Dream On", "Hard To Be Cool (In A Minivan)", "Glory Bound", "Noah, Didn't It Rain?", "The Baptism Of Jesse Taylor", "Canaan Land", "G.I. Joe", "Closer To Home", "Thank God For Kids", "Elvira", and "Bobbie Sue". Dad and I figure it'd be about a 2-hr. show, but they had to end at 7:45, which was 15 minutes or so early, because they were notified that people for the 9:30 show were already starting to show up and the parking lot needed to be cleared out from this 6p.m. show. Toward the end of the show, I got a little more nervous, because I hadn't heard my favorite song, "Elvira". But, then, there it was! I bolted out of my seat, and headed up toward the stage, almost tripping over my Dad, because he had his legs stretched out in front of him and he's 6'3" or so. I wasn't gonna let outstretched legs stop me from getting to the stage LOL. Even those pics didn't turn out because of the nervousness. I don't shake taking normal pics, so I guess I'll just have to calm down next time. Any of my family who reads this, knows I'm a natural born klutz, so the tripping won't surprise them LOL.

I'd been listening to "Elvira" & "American Made", probably for the last 25 years, and I'll be 31 in November. Dad started my listening to The "Oak Ridge Boys" probably when I was 5 or 6. OK, gonna end this before it becomes a "book". Hope you enjoyed reading about my experience with the "Oak Ridge Boys" show.


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Thomas Kinkade Art of the Day & Story

Hi, everyone! As you'll see, to the right side, I added a new page element today. I know my first blog post was about my Mom's artwork, but I couldn't resist adding the Thomas Kinkade Art of the Day element. This is only because my Mom and I used to watch Thomas Kinkade when he was selling his artwork on QVC, and jokingly, my Mom would say, "He's almost as good as I am". She didn't mean this in a conceited way, of course. This was our time together, and she would tell me what was wrong with his painting, as each new one would come up on the TV for sale, so I learned quite a bit.

As my Dad says to people who view her artwork, "She was a professor's professor". When I was little, she taught in Kentucky and Ohio, and would do just what my Dad stated, and teach people how to become art professors/teachers. She was hired by companies such as Grumbacher, to travel to various places and teach. I remember once when I was little (probably did this more than once, but I just remember one in particular LOL), that I was teething, and in my rolling bouncy walker, and I snuck up behind her, and gently bit on her wrist, as she had one hand behind her, while painting with the other. She just scooted my bouncy seat back over and continued on with class, so I must've not hurt her too badly. I wasn't reprimanded, either. Do ya think having 3 brothers and being the only girl and the youngest of 4 kids has anything to do with not being reprimanded for that? LOL. Anyway, gonna end this before it becomes a "book".


Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My Mom's Artwork

Hey, everyone! Well, this is my very first blog post. Even though I've had this blog for awhile, it's just been sitting here LOL. And, what better way to start, than to advertise my Mom's artwork. If you don't know, my Mom was an artist for 50 years, at the time of her death at the age of 65, in 2005. My family and I wanted to find a way to market her work, so that it could be seen by others, rather than just our community, friends and family. So, since Monday night, I've been working on a store, and her artwork appears on everything from tote bags to greeting cards. I think I only have 6 or so photos used, within 5 categories, as of the time of this blog post, but there will certainly be more items to come, as one of my brothers took a photo of every single one of her paintings we have, and that numbered over 250! So, if you would like, please check out her store, at