Friday, November 30, 2018

Old buddy, new blog

Jilda and I have a friend in Tennessee. Tommy grew up in South Alabama and spent most of his career in the newspaper business. Like me, he's retired now and picks the jobs he enjoys doing.

We share a love of music. He got us a gig playing in Helena, Arkansas when he worked for a paper there. We also got VIP passes to the King Biscuit Blues Festival. We heard the roots of rock and roll that weekend. Neither Jilda and I are fond of whiskey, but we sipped hooch from pint hidden a paper bag with some of the old artists there.

On Saturday night, we were invited to a shot-house in the middle of a cotton field in the Mississippi Delta. We went to hear "the real stuff." We were the only white folks there. We felt welcome.

We have a lot of fond memories from the times we've spent together.

Tommy started writing a blog recently. You can read it hereHe lives in Tennessee now but he grew up in South Alabama.

I think you'll enjoy his writing.


  1. Enjoyed my visit

  2. Visited Tom's blog - tried to comment, WP said I was a suspect bot.

  3. Sounds like a fun time with a fun friend. Continue making memories.
    Im gonna check out his blog now.

  4. I think it's cool that both you and your buddy Tommy have chosen the same path. You and Jilda look so young in this picture. I visited your friend's blog but didn't had time to read all the post. I'm getting ready to go home for a family visit in a few hours.
    Hugs, Julia

  5. I like the places you have played and enjoyed music. Some 'different' that for danged sure. Checking out Tommy's blog.
    Love the picture, That Jilda hasn't changed, still one beautiful lady.

  6. Hey Rick, I commented on Tommy's Blog and got 'Blocked as suspected bot.'
    Something to do with Javascript. Google says Wordpress has a problem with generating that error message. Anyway, I enjoyed the read there and wondered where he worked in NC?

    Enjoy the nice weather. We warmed up here in central Florida
    Sherry & jack

  7. Dear Rick, I've been away awhile, dealing with some eye concerns. But things are working out and so I'm retiring to blogging, which means I hope to visit your writing and sharing more often. I'll go over to your friend's blog now. Peace and happy holidays toy and Jilda.

  8. I like Tommy's blog, but when I tried to comment, WordPress blocked me as a "suspected bot." I bookmarked him anyway! Good stuff. Thank you for letting us know about his blog.


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