Thursday, May 24, 2007
JIMBOS OLD FRONT PORCH:
This is a picture of my sis Sandy and me on the front porch of our house up at the Ranch. The cabin fell or was demolished after we moved, but i can still show you the place where it stood, about a hundred yards from our new cabin. Most events of consequence up on the crick were centered around that porch. Lots of great times were had there; time spent just sitting and taking in the scenery, or the countless sing alongs when the porch and steps were filled with relatives and friends, singing all the favorites, like Cross-eyed-Sue ("oh I got a gal named Cross-eyed-Sue, eyes are red and her lips are blue; dimpled hair and curly cheeks; her false teeth rattle and her glass eye squeeks"), and Old Shep, Tie a Knot in the Devil's Tail, Cigareets and Whiskey (and wild wild wimmen), Wabash Cannonball, Big Rock Candy Mountain.. and lots of other classics. And now so many years and lives later, on a quiet evening if you listen over the rustle of the crick in the distance, you might just hear echos of those tunes whispering through the tamaracks.... or is that just me humming?
I think we need more front porches in this world....
I'm off to work on mine... be back Tuesday.
Have a great Memorial Week-end