On 24 November, 2019, we lost Clifford Lee Ayers. He went to meet his maker, joined the Choir Invisible, or Shuffled off this mortal coil, as many of us Pythonites might say. I say all that in humor, because I fully believe that he would be laughing with me about it. Cliff, or Pop as … Read more Clifford Lee Ayers – The loss of a great man.
It never ceases to amaze me the affect that our pets can have on us. The range of emotions and feelings that they can inspire or provoke from the people that they have chosen to live with. And face it, in most cases the choice is just as much theirs as it is ours for … Read more A Fairwell to Oskar
Can you believe that is has been ten years already? So much has happened in that time, and yet it still seems like it was not that long ago. Children have been born or become adults, growing up with a hole in their lives where a parent used to be. Husbands and Wives moved … Read more Ten Years Later
Over the weekend, the world lost a true radio legend. Paul Harvey was a radio fixture for several decades.Â He was always a pleasure to listen to and I could always count on him to make me feel better when there seemed to be nothing but bad news on the air that day. I always … Read more The passing of a radio legend… “Good Day”
As I stated several years ago… I will continue to post my own feelings about Sept 11th, each year on this site. I watch the images of the attacks played back on TV and I am split.Â Part of me wants them to stop showing the scenes.Â We have pictures from almost every angle, both … Read more There is pain… still.
I would like to take this moment to honor of those who have fallen in the line of duty for our country.Â It is important for me to stress that I not only include military men and women, but there were many civilian men and women that died for our country as well, and their … Read more Memorial Day
Say what you want about country and western music, and the “Bakersfield Sound” in general, but there is no denying that Buck Owens was an icon of both. As most of you now know, unless you have been living in a cave (hello there Osama!) Buck Owens, the patriarchal figurehead of the Bakersfield Sound, permanently … Read more Loss of a Legend
The name Tina Carroll may not mean much to you, but to many it does. A lot can be said about a person who puts others above themselves, even when they are ill. I did not know Tina, but understanding what I have read about her, I wish I had. she was truiely a person … Read more A life not wasted