I do declare today’s word is ROOTS
Recently, I visited Nashville, Tennessee, my southern ROOTS, where I was born and bred.
I got to reminisce with family and friends from my past. I kept thinking of Minnie Pearl’s famous saying, “I’m just so proud to be here”! However, being back in my old stomping grounds has me feeling nostalgic. The growth of this metropolis is astonishing, astounding, and downright hard to fathom. Why I never!
Thank goodness for the surround sound of good music… from brother Bruce playing authentic country blue grass tunes to attending a concert at the new Ascend Amphitheater featuring Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers. I feel well-seasoned by all of these new experiences in what was a familiar place.
But even with so much music and being back in a Nashville I hardly recognize, I felt homesick for the ROOTS I’ve grown in Oregon since 1971.
Here, there, or anywhere … home is where the heart is.
May our ROOTS keep us grounded
Blessings to y’all
Peace & Love,
Happy anniversary to you the Queen and your Prince Consort Marv!
Thanks Ginger…you and your dear family certainly were the most comforting neighbors during our wonder years. So glad we got together this go round. May the Source be with you!
Happy to share those former roots with you, Queen.
Thanks to you and your family. They gave us the space to play Johnny Mathis records and explore new thrills with our boy friends!
Nice story my southern friend. Happy anniversary!
Thanks Byron…knowing you read my blogs is truly gratifying!
Looking forward to the next blues jam.
Minnie Pearl! There’s a name I haven’t heard in a long while. I loved her on whatever show that was (Grand Old Opry?) I think it was either her hat or her voice that called to me. Thanks for bringing back a memory.
And Happy Anniversary. Wow!
Dear Linda…thanks for tuning in. Minnie always wore her hat with a price tag hanging from it. One of my personas from many moons ago was playing her cousin, Many Twirl. Here’s to keeping the dance alive!