A Great Week.
- Nikki and I are on our last day of Spring Break. We have just had a
ball all week. Besides a major amount of yardwork, we got a lot of
music in this past week. It started on Friday the 22nd opening for
John Reischman with the Emerald Valley boys. Saturday was devoted to
the dirt, Sunday we drove up to Welch's to jam with Les and Mary Cox
and their fine group of pickers, stopped at the Wooden Nickel for a
very hot jam, no yardwork on Sunday. Monday was another dirt day,
Tuesday more dirt and then over to the kidlets house to practice with
the Clevenger Family Band(very good for the heart). Wednesday found
us praticing at 3 with the EVB for a gig at 6 at the Chemawa Indian
school, another one very good for the heart. Thursday was back to
the dirt, then off to Lenora's Ghost for a "burn down the house" jam.
Very satisfying. Friday was plant the roses day, then I snuck off to
watch Johnny Zumwalt play baseball at Western Baptist College.
Johnny didn't get to play, but did a fine job running the score board
and I had a nice time visiting with his family, and I mean all of
them, Mom, Dad, Grandpa and Grandma, aunts and Uncles, wonderful time.
Jerry and Johnny play mandolin and banjo with Grassy Creek from
Roseburg. Baseball Good. Saturday monrning was devoted to fixing
the roto tiller, only two trips to the shop to look at the pictures
and I had it fixed. We had planned a nice relaxing Saturday night,
maybe rent a movie, but NO, get a call from a good friend, wondering
if we might want to pick a little tonight, well, we load up our
picking gear, and Ken and we are off to Eugene for another 5 hours of
picking. See, there is a theme developing here, we are nuts, is the
theme I guess. But we aint stopping. Two of Nik's friends from
Spokane are dropping by at one this afternoon for a little Easter
Pick. Then we have a Jam at the Wooden Nickel again tonight.
Wheww!!! I'll be glad to get back to work tomorrow so's I can rest
up for next weekend.