Chris here, now!
I can't think of a nicer birthday party for us to have had for Beth today than hanging out a while in the Mudcat room. Micca and Norton both dedicated songs to her, and Cyder even played "Happy Birthday" for her on the AntennaFlute (tm)!
Will You Go, Lassie Go--Jimmie McPeake
Stand By Me--Ben E. King (Which I sang as a request from Beth, for whom I once sang it as she walked down the aisle)
Angel Band--J. Hascall & William Bradbury
Tear My Stillhouse Down--Gillian Welch (with a drop-in assist on vocals from our friend and fellow Gospel Buckaroo, Bruce Gray)
The Long, Black Veil--Marijohn Wilkin/Danny Dill
And my mom dropped in for a good while in the room--she loved it! Being new to PalTalk, she wasn't sure how to go about joining in the chat, let alone the singing, but she'll be back. So if you see someone on PalTalk going by the handle of "Garsenda" (the name, she tells me, of an 11th(?) century French/Catalan female troubadour and ancestor). Maybe we can coax her into singing the next go 'round.
Afterwards, Beth and I sat down to a delicious dinner of lobster tails with a broccoli, red pepper and smoked gouda dressing. A fine, fine day, all in all. And we're taking tomorrow off so we can relax all we want tonight!
Thanks for a lovely afternoon, all.