Aww…some Monday’s Music Moves Me

Aww Mondays

Trying to Find The New Normal

The past three weeks our local Saturday Farmer’s Market has returned to the town square. Of course masks and social distancing are required, but it is an attempt to give some sense of a return to normal in Northwest Arkansas.

There are fewer vendors and the crowds are down from preCOVID-19 but good products still abound. One can find organically grown vegetables, meat, and eggs from the variety of vendors. Several crafters are returning and even a couple of street musicians have an appearance.

There’s nothing quite like a few brightly colored, fresh cut flowers to brighten your weekend. The first hour of the morning is supposed to be reserved for senior citizens, but the crowd isn’t large enough to cause much concern. I picked up some farm fresh tomatoes, snapped a few photos and then headed home since the temperature was supposed to soar into the mid-90’s.

Monday’s Music Moves Me

We have arrived at the final Monday in July with no end is sight to sheltering in place, masks, social distancing, closed theaters, no concerts, many pools and water parks closed or very limited activities allowed. So what are we to do with this year that has brought a whole new meaning to “Dog Days of Summer”? How about a few songs that remind us of the good ‘ol days and break these Summertime Blues.

20 thoughts on “Aww…some Monday’s Music Moves Me

  1. So, so good. Good Vibrations is perhaps my favorite Beach Boy song, tied with “God Only Knows”. Linda Rondstadt what a voice she had. But Ella and Satchmo took the set, with a classic George Gershwin song. All of these songs are classics, and classics always get better with age. Very nice farmers market; that display of fresh tomatoes made me crave a good tomato sandwich.

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  2. Aw, Miss Lucy is most beautiful.

    Love Farmers Markets. The fruit stands are open here. Weren’t for a bit, but they are back open now. Cars everywhere too.

    Love all the videos. Some old favorites there.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches to Miss Lucy. 🙂

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    1. I have to watch the farmer’s markets very closely. Occasionally there will be a vendor trying to sell out of state, mass produced products. Fortunately I have a couple of my favorite locals.

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    1. I do love fresh okra, tomatoes, and cucumbers. A couple of the vendors sell organically grown beef, poultry, & pork, but that is a little too expensive for my taste.

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  3. The new normal is not nice like the old normal. We are so tired of this whole thing! Glad your farmer’s market is happening. They are going on here too, but we haven’t gone. Love the photos of the truck, it makes one want to head to a farmer’s market and grab fresh produce.

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    1. Tired doesn’t begin to describe where I am with this covid-19 thing. We have started to venture out since Arkansas is in Phase II. We can attend church on Sunday, many of the restaurants are offering dine-in service again, and we just got home from a family vacation in Branson, MO. We’re just thankful for what we can do and try to not think about what is off limits.

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  4. I haven’t been to a Farmer’s Market in years. I love garden fresh produce! It’s hard to find good tomatoes in the grocery store. I sure do miss the bounty from my late in-laws summer garden. They grew the best green beans and tomatoes. Yum! Ella Fitzgerald had such a beautiful voice. Great song choices for this last Monday in July, my friend. Have a boogietastic week! 😉

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    1. We have talked about a raised bed garden in the back yard for next year. Noting huge, but enough to supply us with fresh tomatoes, okra, cucumbers and maybe a few herbs.

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    1. We have enjoyed a very special place to live on this planet for thirty three years. While I was born in Oklahoma and Tulsa will always be my hometown, Northwest Arkansas has everything that I hold dear, my family, my friends, and my church. Even in these trying times, life is good and I have soooooo much to be thankful for.

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  5. Some of our vendors wear masks, some face shields, and others just try to keep a respectable social distance. Nearly all of the customers are wearing masks. It is definitely a different social climate than previous years.

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  6. …Brian Setzer is a guy that I don’t know, but look at his that hair, I sure wish that I had some! Ella and Louis are a pair made in heaven . You can’t miss with the Beach Boys and throw in Linda for good measure. There are some good vibration here this week, thanks!

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  7. Brian Setzer was the lead vocalist for a group called Stray Cats. I love his retro rockabilly sound and Ronstadt is simply one of my two favorite female vocalists…Trisha Yearwood being the other.

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