Monday, June 12, 2017

Long Live Rock and Roll

My niece Samantha once said something when she was 12 years old that is a Universal truth. It could have been said by Mother Teressa, the Dalai Lama, or Confucius.

We had some extra SkyMiles and invited her to visit San Francisco with us. She was cranked and hounded her parents until they allowed her to go.

On the morning of departure, she "dolled up." She worked her cutest clothes, shoes, and she musth have spent hours doing her hair.

When we rolled into BHAM airport, she looked like a rock star. By the time we arrived several hours later in San Francisco, she looked as if she'd ridden a motorcycle out there instead of flying. As she leaned on her luggage while we waited for ours to inch around the turnstile, she said, "You know, flying sucks the beauty right out of you." Unfortunately, I'd just taken a sip of coconut water and I was laughing so hard I snorted most of it out my nose.

Those words came back to me today. I arose at an ungodly hour this morning to make it to the airport to fly to Cleveland, Ohio for a conference. Jilda was supposed to come with me, but something came up and she couldn't come.

The other coach at the college came with me and the only free time we had was today after we arrived in Cleveland. The Rock Hall of Fame is within walking distance. We didn't have a lot of time but saw enough to realize that we'd like to come back when we have more time.

Bad lighting, great background.


  1. I hope you get the time to do a thorough exploration of the museum.

  2. Your neice is so right! Love the sixties music myself...

    1. Anonymous12:26 PM

      That's the music for me, too!!

  3. Definitely a beauty sucker...
    I hope that you and Jilda can come back.

  4. Yeah, next time take the good looking lady! ;-) Still hope the trip was good.

  5. I love what your niece said...she is so right! I actually love how the arrow is pointing right at you like you have arrived! The museum is a great one

  6. Welcome to Ohio! I've only been to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a couple of times but there certainly is a lot to see there.

  7. I think Samantha was right and I can attest that getting up early to feed the calves 7 days a week also sucks the beauty right out of me, lol...
    It must be an exciting place to visit, especially for a musician.
    Smiles & hugs

  8. Maybe you and Jill can take a weekend to Cleveland and spend some time in the Hall of Fame. It is worthwhile.

  9. This was cute! Kids are so funny but yet so truthful. Great photo!

  10. I can sure identify with Samantha's remark ... funny!

  11. Samantha's statement is classic, that was too good.

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  13. Yeah like others I think what Samantha said was on the money I love rock and roll

  14. Welcome to my part of the country! A bit warm and humid and some storms today but I hope your visit is good. Enjoy the conference and come back again!


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