New Kid (yeah right!!!!) on the Blog

New Kid (yeah right!!!!) on the Blog

Friday, December 31, 2010

Touching Story to end the Year


A truly touching story….

A man was sitting on a blanket at the beach. He had no arms and no legs.

Three women, from England, Wales, and Scotland, were walking past and felt sorry for the poor man.

The English woman said 'Have you ever had a hug?' The man said 'No,' so she gave him a hug and walked on.

The welsh woman said, 'Have you ever had a kiss?' The man said, 'No,' so she gave him a kiss and walked on.

The Scottish woman came to him and said, 'ave ya ever been screwed laddie?'
The man broke into a big smile and said, ‘no’.

She said, 'Aye - Ya will be when the tide comes in.'

Thursday, December 30, 2010

X Mas 2010 at Waddy

This is the video portion of our Christmas at my sister's house

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Leftovers for Lunch

I just know that y'all are gonna feel sorry for me having to clean up leftovers for lunch. Monday, I had pulled pork, mash potatoes & gravy, and corn. Yesterday for lunch, I had Beef Strogandorf (or sounds like it) with noodles. Today, I had a little country ham, dark meat turkey, macaroni & cheese, and dumplins. Tomorrow.....I'll just open up the next batch of tupperwear type containers and see what I come up with.
Hell, I might just have enough stuff left to take to the cabin this weekend so that I don't have to cook! I'll just have to pop it in the oven and heat it up.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Hills X Nas 2010

Here is the "slideshow video" from our Christmas at my sister's house in Waddy, Kentucky. The kids are my Great Nieces and Nephew from Arkansas and one from here in Frankfort.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Kentucky Christmas

We had clean roads and light traffic going to and from Cincinnati on Christmas Eve. We didn't encounter any snow until we were almost back home.
On Christmas Day, we got up and celebrated our Christmas. Kim and Marisa surprised me by getting and suiting up the mutts with their own "Gay Apparel"!
We spent the afternoon and evening at my sister's house near Waddy, Ky. My nephew was in from Arkansas with his family. His kids got the pleasure of experiencing sledding in snow for the first time. I helped document this by sitting comfortably in my nice warm truck, and utelized my zoom lens and video camera.
Like always, there was way too much food, all of which was delicious. I got so stuffed that I tried to beg off doing the magic show.... but, the kids wouldn't have any part of that! So, I did a smaller show than last year and got each kid "help me" with a trick. They seemed to have enjoyed it.
My brother-in-law, Junie, is a big Univ of Louisville Fan...(pretty much hates Univ of KY). So, Kim bought 5 UK blue sweat shirts and put them in a box for Junie to open. Then, he got to pass them out which the kids all wore for the rest of the night!
Poor Marisa, our "only child" sure had it rough again this year. All she got was..... just about everything a 32" flat screen HD TV, and a Playstation 3 game system.
When I got home, I downloaded the pictures with the kids and made a slideshow video, complete with music. Then around 2:00A.M. when I hit the button to "SAVE THE VIDEO TO YOUR COMPUTER"....the damned computer froze up! I let it sit overnight to see if it would work itself out. IT DIDN'T!
This morning, I got the damned thing rebooted and started all over again. This time, it worked out fine and I was able to save it and post it on YouTube for e-mailing it out to the family.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Computer Glitch

I am starting to have a reoccuring problem with the computer. It started this odd behavior about a year ago.
The darn thing shuts down during the night, or while it's sitting idle. When I try to restart it, It won't come on. However, the CPU emits a ticking sound.
Last year, when it first did it, I took it in to the shop. It worked perfect for them. Then, when it did it a couple weeks later, I had the tech come here to the house. He stated that I had too much stuff hooked up to it. He suggested that I unhook the Copier, external hard-drive, and speakers when not using them.
Well, I followed those instructions ....for about a week.... and had no more problems.... until yesterday.
I've tried unhooking everything, and turning it off for a couple of hours...with little success.
Then after about 5 times of shutting it off and finally fired up.
So, I might be off the air for a week or so after Christmas, so I can put this thing in the shop.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Romance Novel Attempt?

Well, here I am on a Friday night at home, on the computer, thanks to the ice....instead of down at my cabin in the woods.
I just got finished downloading another "book on tape" onto my Ipod Shuffle. I enjoy listening to it while working or driving. Mostly I like mystery or action type books, but, I have branched out on other kinds too. As a matter of fact, I have enjoyed several books by Daniel Steele. Of course, the wife commented on my reading "chick books".
Well hell, I thought us big ole rough and tumble guys were supposed to " get it touch with our gentler side"!
So, I thought about that a little...and decided that I'd try writing a "Romance Novel" using my "gentler side" approach.
So, here attempt at "tuning into the feminine approach to writing":

He Grasped me firmly but gently just above my elbow and guided me into a
room, his room. Then he quietly shut the door and we were alone.

He approached me soundlessly, from behind, and spoke in a low, reassuring
voice close to my ear. "Just relax."

Without warning, he reached down and I felt his strong, calloused hands
start at my ankles, gently probing, and moving upward along my calves slowly
but steadily. My breath caught in my throat. I knew I should be afraid,
but somehow I didn't care. His touch was so experienced, so sure.

When his hands moved up onto my thighs, I gave a slight shudder, and partly
closed my eyes. My pulse was pounding. I felt his knowing fingers caress
my abdomen, my ribcage.. And then, as he cupped my firm, full breasts in
his hands, I inhaled sharply. Probing, searching, knowing what he wanted,
he brought his hands to my shoulders, slid them down my tingling spine and
into my panties.

Although I knew nothing about this man, I felt oddly trusting and
expectant. This is a man, I thought. A man used to taking charge. A man
not used to taking "No" for an answer. A man who would tell me what he
wanted. A man who would look into my soul and say ... "Okay Mam," said a
voice, "All done."

My eyes snapped open and he was standing in front of me, smiling, holding
out my purse. "You can board your flight now."

Thursday, December 16, 2010

How to Give a Cat A Pill

How to Give a Cat a Pill

Pick up cat and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby.

Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat's mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth, pop pill into mouth.

Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.

Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa.

Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process.

Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away.

Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm, holding rear paws tightly with left hand.

Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of ten.

Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe.

Call spouse in from the garden.

Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, hold front and rear paws.

Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold head firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth. Drop pill down ruler and rub cat's throat vigorously.

Retrieve cat from curtain rail.

Get another pill from foil wrap. Make note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered figurines and vases from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.

Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with head just visible from below armpit.

Put pill in end of drinking straw, force mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking straw

Check label to make sure pill not harmful to humans and drink one beer to take taste away. Apply band-aid to spouse's forearm and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap.

10. Retrieve cat from neighbor's shed.

Get another pill. Open another beer. Place cat in cupboard, and close door onto neck, to leave head showing. Force mouth open with dessert spoon. Flick pill down throat with elastic band.

Fetch screwdriver from garage and put cupboard door back on hinges. Drink beer. Fetch bottle of scotch. Pour shot, drink.

Apply cold compress to cheek and check records for date of last tetanus shot. Apply whiskey compress to cheek to disinfect. Toss back another shot. Throw tee-shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom.

12. Call fire department to retrieve the damn cat from the top of the tree across the road. Apologize to neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat.

Take last pill from foil wrap.

Using heavy-duty pruning gloves from shed, tie the little *&#%^'s front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of dining table. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of filet steak. Be rough about it. Hold head vertically and pour two pints of water down throat to wash pill down.

Consume remainder of scotch. Get spouse to drive you to the emergency room. Sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm and removes pill remnants from right eye. Call furniture shop on way home to order new table.

15. Arrange for RSPCA to collect mutant cat from hell and call local pet shop to see if they have any hamsters.

How To Give A Dog A Pill

1. Wrap it in bacon.

2. Toss it in the air.

Something to be Thankful For

Sorry folks....couldn't resist this one!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Getting a little Nippy

Well, here it is, still a week to go before the start of Winter. Right now it's 4 degrees, with a high expected of 17 degrees today. Then, during the day, they are calling for some snow flurries along with 1/4- 1/2 inch of ice/sleet!
I've got 4 wheel drive so the snow don't bother me....but, if we get the ice..... I'm just gonna burrow down in my "mancave" and wait it out. Got plenty of coffee and Pepsi so I'm ready for it!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Anniversary at the Cabin

Marisa and Justin decided to stay down at the cabin Friday night. Justin wanted to celebrate their 1st Anniversary of being "a couple". So, Momma decided that I needed to go down and decorate the cabin with X-Mas lights, pictures of the couple, and lighted candles.
So, I went down early, decorated, warmed up the cabin, fired up the grill, and headed for home right after they got there.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Meet The Fockers

Ever seen the movie? Our Thanksgiving Day was shaping up to resemble the plot from it.
Background info: Daughter Marisa has been dating Justin for now just over a year. Politically, we are pretty much to the RIGHT, and Justin and his folks lean way to the LEFT. Though they have been dating for over a year, we had never "met his family". We did get introduced to his Mom back in June when she attended Marisa's Dance Recital, but, being so crowded, we didn't really get to know her.
Well, the kids thought that Thanksgiving would be a good time for us to finally meet. Marisa was very concerned that it could turn into a disaster due to our "differences". She dropped several hints to her Mom that she was hoping I could "behave myself" and not create a stir!
Wednesday night, she and Justin went to a local pub to reconnect with old friends in town for the holiday and at 1:00 A.M., texted Momma that "the kids needed a ride home". Kim and I went down and picked them up. I drove them in her truck to Justin's house and Kim picked me up there. On the way, I asked Marisa if she was afraid that I'd "misbehave" T'giving at Justin's parents house. She said that she hoped that we would not discuss any politics.
I told her that I would avoid it like the plague....but, if they started it, then I'd just change the subject like a Jehovah's Witness and preach to them the merits of accepting Jesus Christ as their personal Savior!
We got home around 2:00A.M. and I crashed (after working 12 hours straight on Wednesday. I slept in till 1:45 P.M Thurs afternoon, so I didn't have much time to "worry about the upcoming meeting".
We arrived at their house at 4:00 P.M. and were warmly welcomed and sat around chatting about life in generaland common aquaintences.
After about 10 minutes, I was fully at ease, and started being myself....cracking jokes... telling funny stories about Marisa's childhood, etc.
The dinner and fellowship was terrific! They are really nice people, and we look forward to spending more time with them!
Hell, I even performed a little "after dinner magic" for them!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Decorating at Home

Well, Momma's done got started with the Christmas decorating inside the house, and decided that this year she was going to expand to the front of the house. But, due to our work schedule, she had a decorator come in today and "do his thing" to the front porch.
I helped.... I put up a spotlight...and took the pictures.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Mid-November, 2010

Last weekend was first time since October to head down for the cabin. Loaded up the mutts early Fri afternoon and headed down to stay until around noon on Sunday. Got to catch up on my 3 Net-Flix movies and finished one book and started another on my Kindle. Have I mentioned how much I love my Kindle?
It's Gun Deer Season here in Kentucky and the deer are starting to get fairly active. The hunters got 3 Bucks and one big Doe on Saturday morning down at the farm. I was surprised that Kooper (my big chicken of a dog) didn't freak out with all the shooting, but, he pretty much took it in stride.
One of my goals for the weekend was to decorate one of the cedar trees out in front of the cabin, and take some experimental time-lapse photographs of it with cabin in background. I took about 30 shots using a whole lot of different time settings and lighting enhancements.
However, in my zeal to edit out the unworthy shots, I think I might have zapped a couple of my best ones.
I left the lights on the tree in case we get some snow this weekend. If so, I hope to go back and try it again.
The daytime temps were in the 60's, but, it got pretty nippy after the sun went down. The old wood burning stove did a great job. Matter of fact, around 2:00 A.M. Sat morning I awoke pouring with sweat because it got so hot in the cabin!
Marisa and friends planning on using the cabin this weekend, so , maybe I'll finally ramble up in the mountains to do some visiting.
Possibility of snow here on Friday....if so, I'll go take my pictures first.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cat Betrayal

This is one of my all time favorite clips. This is for all of us Cat Lovers!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It's a dull week...thought I'd bitch some

Spent last weekend home watching Univ of KY Basketball and UK Football, had to do some extra work Sat night, then more on Sunday night (work I could have done Fri night).
Actually got some "re-organizing and pitching out (not much)" of my junk in the basement.
Finally throwing out old love letters from 40 years ago..( from some girls that I have little or any memory of), picture of girl I went to school with in 8th grade...and haven't seen her since then, farm info and bills from back in the early 1980's.
The tough stuff is the accumulation of my Mom & Dad's and Grandparents things that I have held onto. IE: Old Dinner Bell/ Old Wall crank Telephone/ 3 really old radios from back in the 20's and 30's/ 3 old Steamer Trunks/ Old Bird cages (with holder)/ My Babybed/ my old wooden playpen/ 2 old trettle sewing machines...etc. I'd like to pass thos stuff on to someone in the family...daughter will have first dibs....but, don't have many young relatives left.
I made the mistake of moving one of my "magic prop stashs"....of course I had to stop and "check out" some things I purchased over the years, and never gotten around to use.
Also, I took the time to actually go through some of the "magic stuff" I purchased last weekend.
One "effect" that I really like...and hope to work on enough to get my dead ass out and perform is as follows:
A mentalism effect whereas a spectator is handed a book.... told to open at any page.... pick out any word in the book.... write it down on a small post-it note.... close the book.... not showing anyone else the selection.... wad up the posted note and put it in their pocket. Then, I would milk out a little time by using phycho babbling and general B.S. before telling them their selected word. The word is verified by another spectator who is then given the post-it note to read out loud.
Another project I worked on this weekend was to cull through my "e-mail Funnies collection". What I've done in the past is to copy the best of the e-mail videos received and put them into a file. Then, I'd go back about every 6 months or so, put them onto a "Windows Movie Maker" file...then burn them onto a DVD to send to my buddies that don't have computers. Well, it's a slow process to do this....and frustrating as hell when after several hours....the damned things don't download to be saved for transfering to DVD! I have a crapload of them because I've put off doing this for over a year. Tempted to just scrap the whole damned project!
Also, I tried to click on the icon on the blog to "e-mail my blog" to a friend....and to make sure it works, sent a copy to myself. Well, it just plain doesn't work! So, I just copied and pasted my Blogspot address onto an e-mail and sent it out that way.
Enough of my "Biching"!
Have a free weekend coming up... undecided on whether to " go to the cabin...or go to the mountains". Probably will just opt out for cabin, because, have to work Sunday to get a head start on Thanksgiving week. We have to cram 5 days work into 3 days so to be off Thur and Friday.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Magic Weekend

This past weekend I attended an "Magic Unconvention" at Cumberland Falls State park in Southeastern Kentucky. I started attending this annual event back in 1988, and look forward to it each year. Someone once asked me what it's like at a magic convention. I stated that it would be similar to having about 100 eleven year old boys get together with no parental control. It is a nonstop action of practical jokes, good natured ribbing, beautiful magic, and gathering of old friends.
The "big" magic conventions are held in large cities at fancy (expensive) hotels, and very structured show times, lectures,and competions. These "big conventions usually have turnouts of 300-900 magicians, run from Thurs evening thru Saturday night. The going rate for registration is about $110, the rooms at the hotels are around $ 125 per night.
Our "Unconvention" usually draws about 90-100 magicians from Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, and KY., and is held at a fairly remote (but beautiful) State Park. It runs just Friday and Saturday, registration is $20, rooms are around $85 per night.
What makes it "Unconventinal" is the fact that things are only really planned out once folks get there. Example: There are magic shows ( free to the public ) on Friday and Saturday night.... anyone that wants to perform signs up when they register. The lecturers times are a little more structured for Saturday. They are asked whether to perform on Sat. morning around 9:30...or around 2:00 in afternoon. Then we fill in the other times with close-up performances by volunteers. In the past, I have "performed" by demoing some magic effects for a buddy that is a dealer for his magic shop. We usually have about 10 Magic Shop Dealers each year.
Late on Fri and Sat nights after the shows, and the Dealers room is closed, many of us mingle around the big common room at the lodge and perform close-up magic for nonmagicians, or swap tips and encouragement to the new magicians. It's like one big happy family!

My work schedule keeps me from getting out to be around people to "do my magic". However, there were many suckers down there that I was able to entertain. Truthfully, it was probably the first time in many months that I actually "had fun" with other people!

Here are a few pictures from this year.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Clarification on last Post

I didn't anticipate the problem some would have reading my printed article. To read the article, one must "click on" the article page, then use magification to enlarge it.
In the future, I think I'll just "copy and paste, then add any pictures with it.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Local Legend

Here is a "local legend" story that I had published a few years ago in The Kentucky Explorer Magazine.
I have a heck of a time getting the pictures to show up in the right sequence!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Weekend at the Cabin

Got an early start last Friday to get down to the cabin with the mutts. Kim went to Louisville to assist daughter to "organize" her Summer/Winter clothes.
Picked up some chicken and pork chops to fry for snacking on this week. This time I used " good ole fashioned LARD". did make it taste better. I followed the advise of a friend for making gravy...and it turned out great! I made plenty, so the mutts got some poured over their dry dogfood.
It was first day of Deer Hunting with Primitive Weapons. Couple of the hunters got lucky. I'm not a hunter myself, but, support those that do. Mutts had a good time chasing away three deer off the field in front of the cabin.
Got to catch up on my NetFlix DVDs, bunch of reading, slept late, and took a couple of naps. Life can be just too hard to handle at times!
Did get to get out Friday and Saturday to shoot the pictures shown on the previous video clip.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Nosey Rabbit

*%$#@ ....

Well, I've been trying for about 5 hours to download a small video clip of a little bit of a magic show that I did for my great nieces and nephew last Thanksgiving. Don't know why it won't take. Guess I'll have to try it again in the future.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Southern Geniology

Two good ol' southern boys in a trailer park were sitting around
talking one afternoon over a cold beer after getting off work at their
local Nissan plant. After a while the 1st guy says to the 2nd, "If'n I
was to sneak over to your trailer Saturday & make love to your wife
while you was off huntin' and she got pregnant and had a baby, would
that make us kin?"

The 2nd guy crooked his head sideways for a minute, scratched his head,
and squinted his eyes thinking real hard about the question. Finally,
he says, "Well, I don't know about kin, but it would make us even."

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Kentucky Waterfalls

Back a few years ago, while I got around a little better, I used to travel up into Eastern Kentucky along the backroads and seek out waterfalls.
Here's a few that I shot back then.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Getting a little "nippy" here in the SOUTH.

I made my "escape to the cabin" early Friday night, and found the air starting to get a little nippy around sundown. So, after unloading the truck, fixing a gourmet supper of Vienna Sausages on crackers, and a can of Campbell's Veg-Beef soup,(washed down with bourbon and coke)... I made a small fire in the woodstove. It got nice and toasty quickly....thanks to all of the insulation. That night, I entertained myself with two Netflix movies, and crashed out around midnight. The mutts seemed to enjoy the warmth of the bed as they kept trying to crowd me out of it all night.
Woke up around 7:30, and though it was comforable inside, it was 39 degrees out on the porch.
I grabbed the camera and drove around the farm to snap a few pictures. There was a little fog on the pond which I just couldn't quite capture like I wanted. I did find some Goldenrod (Kentucky's State Flower) which is dreaded by many due to it's pollen, and a couple of other shots.
It has been awhile since I got in the mood to do some decent cooking, so, I planned a little ahead and decided that I'd fry up some chicken legs and some pork chops to eat on for next week.
So, for a "late brunch" I enjoyed two chicken legs and one pork chop. Though they were good, they just weren't as good as Mom and Dad used to make. I used Crisco....they used to use lard. Think I'll try that the next time.
Got to do a little reading, had two visitors, and got in about an hour nap before heading back home Saturday evening.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I just read on Facebook where one of my daughter's friends complained about how rude people can be when you hold open doors for them and they don't even acknowledge you for it.
It reminded me of something that happened to me many years ago. As I was entering a doorway into a store, I held the door open for a lady following behind me. She very loudly announced that "She was perfectly able to open her own doors!"...So, being the gentleman that I have always been.... I went on through the door...then held it closed ...and told her " Find your own damned door Bitch...this one's mine! The standoff lasted quite a few minutes until someone else came up to enter.
The pictures shown here are from one of my early morning jaunts out to take pictures in the early morning mist

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Test on 9/23

After reading Carol's post about not being able to "post new pictures" on this site, I had to try it out for myself. so, I'm going to try to post one of my best pictures (No, it's not of me!). It was from an early morning shot of some deer crossing Elkhorn Creek.
If it doesn't work....I'll just sit here, fume, cuss a little, and wait for Google to fix the problem! worked! Guess I'll just have to find something else to bitch about!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Kentucky's Elkhorn Creek

My favorite time of the day for photography is around dawn. About a mile down from our house is the beautiful little Elkhorn Creek. A few mornings I was able to get out when there was some light fog and took a few shots that I put into a little video.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Lee City and Caney, Kentucky

An old post from my "Kentucky Backroads" site on Windows Live from june 5, 2005.

Little slow for me this week, so, thought I'd share some old memories.

Greetings to "all", This is about my first chance to "hit the backroad" since about February. It seems that crappy Spring weather and busy schedule have crimped my travel time. I was able to "escape from the flatlands" on Sat afternoon, and headed down into Breathit and Perry Counties in search of more gravehouses. However, I was unable to make the contacts or find any new ones this trip. I was very disappointed to learn that a "glass gravehouse" located near Chavies (Perry County) was torn down a couple of years ago due to it having too much glass broken from BB guns and lawnmower flying debris. I had intended on visiting with my old friend Glenn Duff up in High Falls, but decided against it due to him being under the weather with a bad ear infection. Hell, it's bad enough having to listen to my bullshit with normal would be pretty awful have to repeat most of my gibberish. That's a bit much for even me to endure! So, I ventured up into Morgan County. It was there that we ( the disfunctional trio of Larry Adams, Gary Holbrook, and self) got together for our quarterly get-together. We started off the evening with a good ole poker game on Larry's log cabin front porch. Larry was a very gracious host, and contributed $25 to my "sucker fund". Someday he might learn NOT TO PLAY POKER WITH MY CARDS! We decided to forego the "Appalation Social Scene" offered by the Silvermine Saloon ( a nice honkey-tonk over in Wolfe County) favor of heading down to the Lee City Cutural Enlightenment Center. Words are difficult to describe the place...but of course I'll try. The building is a now defunct roadhouse..if the walls could talk, you would probably hear sorriful tales of shootings, stabbings,infidelity, heartbreak, loneliness, and mornful country music. In other words, about like any bar in the world that you venture into! The building now is "opened up" on the weekends by the owner, for a place for the locals to come and be socialble. Lee City is a small town with population of maybe 300 people, no industry, a store and about 15 churches. The clientel was a mixture of people of all ages. there were several married (but not necessarily to each other) and dating couples, senior citizens, babies, and a few kids around 10-14 years old. Since no liquor was sold there, there were several trips to the cars for "refreshments" during the night. The rumor was passed around the community that Larry Adams would be coming down to play and sing and that he was bringing his magician buddy to perform...also, there'd be a strange fellow with them that could "drink beer"! We got there around 10:00 and the place was about 1/4 full and a few locals were already up picking guitars and singing. Then, the place started rocking when Larry started his performance. More people showed up when the word got around that Larry was there. Since I was the DA (desinated adult.... designated driver) and not drinking, it gave Larry and Gary the opportunity to drink for me. And I must admit....they did an admirable job of it! Late in the evening (morning)the guys took a break from playing, and I did a small magic show and did some "walk-around close-up magic for the folks. Gary did a great job of what he does best....drink beer"! Though this type place is one that most folks from out of the area would not even dream of stopping was truely a grat place, and the folks were wonderful. They truely were appreciative of the entertainment we were able to contribute....also to Gary, because he kept going to the trunk of the car and sharing his beer....and MY BOURBON...with several of the nice young ladies that were there! Around 3:00 A.M. we headed back to Larry's cabin up a hollar just outsde Caney, Ky. I crashed out in a "lazy-boy" and those two played poker till 6:00 A.M! We slept in till around 11:00....and I got up and fixed a pot of coffee. We then went out on the the old men we are becoming...and bullshitted till about 3:00 P.M. Then, I had to take Holbrook home and head on back to the flatlands. When I got home around 5:30...we had a good Steak Dinner for Fathers Day.