This past week-end our family gathered to celebrate Father’s Day. Our daughter, her husband and the four grandkids, plus the husband of our oldest grand daughter assembled at our house for a cook-out Saturday evening. Our oldest grand daughter and her husband brought Cousin Bruno.
Our 3 year old American Cocker Spaniel, Lucy stands at 12 inches tall and weighs in at 18 pounds. Cousin Bruno is approximately 24 inches at the shoulders and tips the scales at 95 pounds. He is an 18 month old Chocolate Lab and Bruno is a stunning canine.
At first, Lucy was not terribly thrilled about Bruno, but after a little getting acquainted they got along just fine. Lucy spent a lot time trying to capture the high ground just to prove to Cousin Bruno she was in charge. It was a great week-end having all of the family together. As the grand kids grow up, their schedules get filled and getting together as a family is becoming more difficult, so we cherish these times. Hope you had a grand celebration.
Monday’s Music Moves Me
This week the theme at 4M is songs that honor World Music Day. I’m not quite sure what to do with this challenge. I could select music native to various regions of the world. I could select music by artists from around the world or I could select songs about exotic places. Well, here goes nothing.
I don’t know if this truly qualifies as music, but I do know that it is a popular form of competition in Europe, and that would be drum corps. I love watching precision drills and the Top Secret Drum Corps from Switzerland is among the best in the world. Enjoy.
By the name of the group, Cross Canadian Ragweed, you would think that this band comes from the Yukon Territory of Canada. Well they do come from Yukon…Yukon, Oklahoma that is and they are one of the top Red Dirt music groups in the country. Red Dirt music refers to a brand of country/rock/bluegrass blend that originated in central Oklahoma. The land west of Tulsa turns to mostly a red color clay similar to that found in Georgia. The music is a bit of a throwback to the dust-bowl folk/country sound of Woody Guthrie with southern rock overtones of Alabama, Lynrd Skynrd, and a little bit of Leon Russell for good measure. It may not be music from around the world but it from my world and my playlist.
My final offering comes from a group that is purely of Ameican origin, but they have played around the world. Currently, we are in the middle of a cluster of patriotic celebrations in this country. May gives us Memorial day. June 6, we honor D-Day, the invasion of the Allied forces to free Europe from Nazi rule in WWII. June 14 is not an official holiday but it recognizes the official adoption of the American Flag in 1777. June 19 may not be an official holiday either, but there is a push to make the anniversary of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves a national holiday. July 4 brings this season to a close with Independence Day. So what better way to honor these celebrations that with The Presidents Own, Marine band and “Stars and Stripes Forever”! Have a blessed week.