Archive for May 6th, 2006


I think I am the only person in the free world who still uses a film camera and has never seen either “Lost” or “24”.

I had a digital camera, but, it broke. It was a piece ‘o crap anyway.

This is going to sound crazy, but, anytime I ever see a promo or anything about “Lost”….I get visions of Marshall, Will and Holly. (Some of you will instantly know what I’m talking about.”

Kiefer Sutherland freaked me out so much in “The Lost Boys” so I have a thing about him. I had my first panic attack after seeing that movie and he was pretty wretched in “Stand By Me” . Subconsciously, maybe, there’s something that won’t let me engage in the Lost phenomena.


Grassy Goatees

A weird moment a little bit ago. Turned the tv on and they’re showing that infomercial (that’s all that’s on local television on Saturday’s FYI) and they’re advertising a series of dvd’s and videos, Country’s Family Reunion. They look great and I want to get me some.

During the course of the commercial, they are naming the different artists featured on the set and my pal, Whisperin’ Bill, says “The Osborne Brothers” and they show a clip of them singing “Kentucky” and who should be singing with them, adding the third part but Mr. Smiff himself.

I couldn’t, for the life of me, remember when he did this program. It’s been nearly 5 years since he worked with Bobby and Sonny (he was with them for 13 years) and I knew these programs aren’t exactly new (I’d say half the people on them are dead now) but it was driving me crazy cause I couldn’t remember. I called Mr. Smiff, who is in Michigan for a show today, and dang if he couldn’t remember when he did it. I pride myself on being able to remember stuff but this was a mystery.

We finally figured out that because Mr. Smiff was goatee-less and that he was singing in the trio, that it was during the time we were divorced. I was afraid I was really starting to slip there for a minute.

I loved Mr. Smiff in a goatee. The day he moved out he shaved that bad boy off and has yet to grow it again. I wish he would. He says it’s all gray now.

Even Sonny Osborne, at one time, had the coolest goatee in bluegrass.

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday today to niece Mattie!

Hard to believe Mattie is already a year old. Even my kids are reminiscing about the day they unextpectedly got out of school to go down to Centennial Hospital to await Mattie’s arrival. The funny thing about being in the waiting room of Centennial, waiting on a birth, for me, was I had never been in the waiting room there cause I was always the one down the hall doing the birthing, so that was different.

Mattie has been quite the blessing for her parents. She came along quite late in life for them (Dad will soon be 50). She has two older brothers that are 22 and this year 20 and for her mom, she was her first child…a child she didn’t think she’d be able to ever have. God’s good and thank goodness He is not limited by our imaginations and what we think is possible.