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Subject: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 24 May 00 - 03:41 PM

Bill, it's Jug night, and I ain't there. More to the point, neither are you.

I think you flew over to the old colony yesterday, and all us Blighty 'Catters are curious to know how it goes, when it goes. Why, even Mrs Duck was asking after you a few minutes ago.

So whenever you can get hooked up, we'd appreciate some feedback on life with our 'Septic' mates, and how the grand tour is going.

Over to you, or whosoever has word of you.

Hope you have a storming time, mate.

Skipjack K8

ps Don't ask where you can buy some fags. I did, in '76 when I was in Boston for the BiCentennial Tall Ships bash, and I got a handbagging for my impertinence.


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 May 00 - 06:27 PM

LOL and also don't go telling someone they are *fruity* in the sense you know over there! It'll probably get you the same reaction as asking for a *fag*.

This is going to be so much fun!


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Art Thieme
Date: 24 May 00 - 06:46 PM

Is it down to just the 2 guys now ?? I've not been reading everything lately.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 May 00 - 06:59 PM

Yeah, Art. Allan's friend, David had some old injuries flare up from a fall which means he cannot ride in a car for any length of time. You can read about it in this thread, which Allan started as an explanation.


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Dani
Date: 24 May 00 - 08:36 PM

We're waiting at the first stop with our fingers crossed! Won't hold my breath 'til Friday, though. Any suggestions for songs we can sing to kick of the tour du 'cats? Any requests?

Dani in NC


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 May 00 - 09:02 PM

How about that one from the musical "Oliver" that goes something like "consider yourself at home, consider yourself one of us?"**BG** 'Course, he already is...one of us, I mean!

Sorry, Art, for messing up the blue clickie.


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Vixen
Date: 25 May 00 - 08:42 AM

ANNNDDDD THEEEEEYYYYY'RRRRRE OFF!

small pop from starter's pistol!


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Allan C.
Date: 25 May 00 - 09:13 AM

Well, only a little off, Vixen.

We will be playing our "Network Tour" kickoff gig tonight. Then tomorrow at about eleven we will actually pack up the car and go.

Of course, for me, the adventure began almost at the moment the idea was born and for Bill, it began when I phoned him and asked him if he were serious about a remark he made about making the trip. Turned out that he was!

I want to take just a moment here to tell you all something. It is because you all are out there that this trip idea came to be reality. A few months ago, when I first spoke the idea out loud, when I first sent a few personal notes to some of you, THAT is when I began to realize that this trip could actually happen. Since then I have been amazed by all of the people who have offered so very generously whatever they could to make the trip far more wonderful than I could ever have imagined.

It will truly be an amazing adventure. You are amazing people.

Thank you!


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 25 May 00 - 09:17 AM

Here are some tips for the road boys:
If you are thirsty while driving, avoid beer and drink water instead.
If you notice the driver is drooling, it is time to pull over and switch drivers.
Watch the speed limit, and if you get caught speeding, tell the policeman you had to go to the bathroom real badly.
Try to eat healthy, food on the road can be really bad for the system.
If you get sleepy, instead of having a cup of coffee to wake you up, pop a few chocolate covered coffee beans, that ought to do it.
Don't pick up strangers unless they are really cute.
And one more thing........
Maybe you should get a mascot for your dashboard. Something meaningful a special to you, kind of like Catspaw's Cleigh.


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Mbo
Date: 25 May 00 - 11:16 AM

Oooh yeah! A 5-inch plaster figurine of CLETUS in a hula skirt!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Fortunato
Date: 25 May 00 - 12:56 PM

"I don't care if it rains or freezes, long as I got my Plastic Cletus, on the dashboard of my car..."


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: annamill
Date: 25 May 00 - 01:12 PM

From wonderful experience with both these gents, I can tell all who are about to have the pleasure of their company, you're in for a enjoyable visit. Allan will make your coffee for you in the morning, and wash your dishes at night, and in the middle, you'll have some fine musicmaking. Bill will introduce you to Yorkshire tea, some great stories, and some fine musicmaking. ..AND, they're both sexy! (of course some of you won't care about that)

I cannot wait til June 22. We'll have a barbeque on the gazebo with steaks, shrimp and beer or soda. Oh, and Bills favorite, Cafe Olay from 7-11 ;-) Bill and I will go out on my river in our kayaks. Others are welcome to go out too, but we only have two kayaks.

I guess this is setting the summer off too.

Cannot wait!!

Love, annap


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: TerriM
Date: 25 May 00 - 01:42 PM

ooooh, I'm so jealous! You guys better do a U.K trip sometime soon.....I could save the dishes till then if you like!:)


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 25 May 00 - 01:50 PM

Dani in NC, you get the first stop, but we locals here (BeauDangles and I) get the start! YEE HAH! See you tonight, Bill & Allan!


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Allan C.
Date: 25 May 00 - 01:52 PM

Oh Anna! Now you've done it! Thanks to you, I'll be washing dishes and making coffee from here to Casper and back!! And as for the rest of your remarks, you have gone and made me blush!


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: katlaughing
Date: 25 May 00 - 02:23 PM

Well, that means I have to get out a real coffee pot! Rog did find some Mexican instant at the store the other day which he says isn't too bad! I can't stand the taste of the stuff!**BG**

And, Bill, just so'se ya know...around here if you ask for Cafe Olay....people wil figure you want to go out for a Mexican dinner at Cafe Jose's; Las Magaritas'; El Jarro's; or La Cocina's! And, since ya said they took your tea at Custom's, I've got a line on a place we can get some supposedly *good* English tea, direct from the auld sod...we put it to the test when you get here!

Hey, Allan, my grandsons turn 2 years old tomorrow...an auspicious day all round!

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: roopoo
Date: 25 May 00 - 02:30 PM

Up and running are they? I wasn't at the Jug last night either, Skipjack, I was cutting big zzzz in the armchair. I think age is catching up on me! Personally, I don't know where Bill gets his energy from. But of course I don't drink Yorkshire Tea, I drink Ridgway's Organic Tea (and too much coffee).

mouldy


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: harpgirl
Date: 25 May 00 - 02:35 PM

...well I'm off to the Florida Folk Festival and hope to see the "bottom feeder" boys on Monday at a Monticello barbque....harp


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Banjoman_CO
Date: 25 May 00 - 05:32 PM

Wow!!!!! It's finally time. I've been waiting soooooooo anxiously. With God's help, I'll see you guys June 5 at BlueJay's house. Until then, wishing you a safe trip. Remember....."Keep the shiny side up"

Banjoman


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 25 May 00 - 07:38 PM

I WAS at the Jug!!. Do you use Guinness to catch your big Zs Mouldy? Be warned Mudcatters Bill is a broad -oops sorry abroad! Should you be lucky enough to meet him translations are available at a small cost. Bill it's wonderful being able to sit here and stir.Oh and as to the yorkshire tea we all know He's "a bugger for tea!!" Titty fa la titty fa lay


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Mrrzy
Date: 25 May 00 - 11:20 PM

OK, 'tis begun. Here are my impressions of The Network Tour kickoff gig, whence I have just returned. Here are my impressions:

I arrived to a big hug from my sister-out-law, whom I had not known would be there. Allan was playing the guitar with a skinny hairy dude (playing the banjo) and someone who looked terrifically familiar (playing the most beautiful black flute). At that song's conclusion, Allan got up and gave me a hug and introduced me to the others. Bill handed me a Mudcat Cafe pin with Mrrzy on it, A present from England, he said. Familiar Man looked at me and said Mrrzy? Aren't you the woman I mistook for your double? And not only is BeauDangles one of the many, many people to mistake me for this person I obviously look exactly like, he's the one who made the best comment, the comment I have consistently repeated to all who mistook me for her in the several years since he and I met... which was Whatever you do, when you meet, don't touch or BOTH universes will be annihilated! And the punch line is... he didn't remember making the comment!
Don't you love it when your memories come back to you from someone else's brain where they've been hanging out for years?
The next thing I found out is that the person who was supposed to be working the coffeehouse had just quit in a huff, and the owner was thinking of just closing up. More to come, someone at door!


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Alice
Date: 25 May 00 - 11:25 PM

So, do we get to see in photos of this adventure yet?


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Mbo
Date: 25 May 00 - 11:31 PM

Mrrz, you're confusing me again...

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: WyoWoman
Date: 25 May 00 - 11:32 PM

Well, I'm wild with anticipation about the gathering at LEJ's on June 7th. I just think the tour needs to be extended -- too much of a whirlwind, and we all want to have a chance to visit!

Maybe I'll just hitch a ride with you fellas and go back up to Casper for a visit in my old stompin' grounds. Kat, I say La Cocina, si? Although I've had their tea and it simply will not DO.

Oh, and Bill shouldn't ask anyone to "knock me up at 7" either, as one of my friends from the U.K. did, or he could find himself in some most curious circumstances...

WW


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 May 00 - 11:37 PM

If he does ask, he shouldn't mention it to Lorna. I'm excited about this trip already.........living vicariously through the screen here.

Geez, I feel like I'm watching a moon launch. Go guys!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: bbelle
Date: 25 May 00 - 11:48 PM

Not only does Allan make coffee in the morning but he creeps around on little cat feet .... I've got a whole week's worth of dishes just a waitin' ...

I'm driving to Carrabelle (Gulf coast) to pick up fresh shrimp and scallops, early Saturday morning and my dad's already in the process of smoking his pork butts. I've got a stash of green tomatoes to go with the country ham, redeye gravy, grits, and buttermilk biscuits. Sunday we'll have a small gathering at my house with some people from around Tally ... then Monday it's to my Dad's pecan farm for the big bbq. I think he's invited the whole town of Monticello. harpgirl and son will be there and, hopefully, paddymac.

Oh, BTW, don't tell 'em, but I bought a new couch and am going to enlist their aid in taking my loveseat hideabed to the storage unit and picking up the new couch. Daddy is graciously loaning his truck.

Now ... if the horrendous blisters on my left hand will just heal before they get here, all will be well ... moonchild


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: WyoWoman
Date: 25 May 00 - 11:53 PM

Moonchild -- I've been gone. How did you get horrendous blisters on your left hand? Does this have anything to do with the palm oil from the deserted island thread??? Hmm?

ww


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Alice
Date: 25 May 00 - 11:54 PM

Wowzer. Nothing that big going on here, guys.... you can take a breather at my house, peace and quiet, sleep in, Ryan promises not to wake anyone up when he gets up to do the paper route.

alice


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: WyoWoman
Date: 26 May 00 - 12:13 AM

Moonchild, can I come to your house for dinner? I could make my green chile/cheese grits ... But don't let Catspaw know anyone's smoking pork butts. He's been through a treatment program to give that up ...


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: catspaw49
Date: 26 May 00 - 12:18 AM

Yeah....Damn things aree real hard to light, but the suckers really flare up on ya' after awhile. I'm still on the patch treatment program......I stick a slice of bacon on my arm once a day. I started with a slab, then stepped down to a rasher and next week I go to cracklins.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Mrrzy
Date: 26 May 00 - 12:50 AM

How, Mbo?


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Mbo
Date: 26 May 00 - 01:02 AM

What it the world are you talking about doubles and people who think you are someone else....makin' me brain hurt!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Mrrzy
Date: 26 May 00 - 01:29 AM

Poor brain, there there! Will explain all in August, assuming I'll still get to see you...


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Sorcha
Date: 26 May 00 - 01:35 AM

Who are you supposed to be, Princess Di, or the Queen Mum?(Surely not Charlie of the Ears..........)


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 May 00 - 02:02 AM

WyoWoman, DO! C'mon up for the weekend and join us! Nice to see you're still alive and kickin'!

Mrzzy...I got it...great line, reminds me of a recent X-files!


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 26 May 00 - 02:10 AM

Hey! She could ride up with Al and Yabugga, and take the Greyhound back!


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 May 00 - 02:14 AM

Naw, I just told Mark, he could hitch a ride with her and come up for the Culture Fest AND Al and Yaboogah!


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 26 May 00 - 11:53 AM

I'll grant, having a double is weird. But I was digressing and would have gotten back to The Story, but then someone popped by...

So, anyway, the three of them (Bill Sables, Allan C, and BeauDangles) played much lovely music while most folks helped themselves to coffee and such since there was no "help" per se, Even the coffeehouse owner sat down, grabbed a guitar and belted something out with quite the set of pipes. I took a bunch of still pix and my sisterol wielded the video camera, so we have records of this beginning. Towards the end of the evening, one of my twins (the sleepy one) requested Castle of Dromore; I had to sing it, but it worked, out he went and the other one stayed up and cheerful till well after 10, when we had to close up shop. The singers went over to an Irish pub, but I had to take my kids home in the hopes of getting up for school today, boo hoo... and I am very much regret not being able to wet whistles with those guys! Hope the rest of the trip is as superb or better! I want to read all about it, whoever's next, get your fingers warmed up! The typin' ones, I mean, as well as the pickin' ones...


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: GUEST,Mbo_at_ECU
Date: 26 May 00 - 12:05 PM

Yeah, Mrrz, the meeting is still on! From what I know you have "long, dark hair" so you must either look like Catherine Zeta-Jones or Liv Tyler....but wait she's in New Zealand...

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 26 May 00 - 12:55 PM

Not only do I have very long hair, I also Wear Hats. My nickname on my softball team, as I have mentioned in some thread or other, was Morticia...

You and I should touch base soon about travel plans, also. I might do a quick check on NC-area 'catters, unless you already know some...


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Dani
Date: 26 May 00 - 10:47 PM

Could someone with blue-clicky fingers move this saga to a fresher page? Thanks!

Sent Allan and Bill off a couple of hours ago, sigh... it was hard to let them go after so brief a stay! But so sweet. When they walked in the door of my little shop, I finally believed!

We had a peaceful, small gathering, they got a brief tour of our little town, played and sang a few, we exchanged some gifts, and they're off. I too, am the proud owner of a Mudcat pin with my name on it! Thank you.

Wish it could have been longer, but it sure was nice to see 'em. I pass them off to the next stop, wishing I could have towed along!

Some random thoughts:

Bill's leather carving is absolutely gorgeous - I can't believe my banjo has gone strapless for so long! I'm going to start saving my money...

Translation wasn't technically necessary, though between my poor hearing and Bill's accent (or is it WE who have the accent?) we missed a few beats: it was a TOMATO sandwich the poor man was after! He finally got it, though.

Allan sang a wonderful funeral song, and I joined in, promising to keep his grave clean ;)

We all exchanged some tea rituals: Allan his mate, Bill extolling virtues of Yorkshire tea, and then politely drinking a glass of 'tay' North Carolina style (iced and sweet).

Allan and I took pictures of each other taking pictures of each other, looking like complete tourists.

More later: looking forward to reports from farther along the road!

Here's a glass to the 'cat, and to Max, and the new friends they have made for us.

Dani


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Mbo
Date: 26 May 00 - 11:02 PM

Yeah for North Carolina iced tea! Hooray, in around ten hours, I will be meeting the boys for some fun...I can't wait! I already have all my songs picked out...and requests for Bill & Allan!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: KT
Date: 27 May 00 - 01:24 AM

This sounds like so much fun!!!! Have a ball, y'all!!


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 27 May 00 - 01:28 AM

Have a great time Mbo.. Tune up your fiddle and guitar and Rock On Buddy... Yours, Aye.Dave


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: bbelle
Date: 27 May 00 - 09:03 AM

Wyo ... come on down! There's always an extra place at my house for a wanderin' musician and there's always lots of good food and gallons of sweetee (as we call it in the deep south).

I'm off to the Gulf to pick up fresh seafood and then it's too my local produce market for some of the fresh stuff. I'm going to also introduce Bill to a southern epicurean's delight ... fried green tomatoes! Yummmmm! If you haven't tried 'em ... your missing out on one of life's true delights!

I'll keep ya'll posted ... moonchild


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: BarbaraLynn
Date: 27 May 00 - 12:41 PM

Well, 12:35 (PM) here now and Allan and Bill pulled out ten minutes ago. This is like a game of connect-the-dots...Mbo, you are next!

What a wonderful time we had, from the moment they arrived last night until their departure.... As some of you may know or recall, Allan and I attended high school together and only "reconnected" last last Fall, so some of the time here was spent reminiscing and looking away rapidly from geeky high school photos in the yearbooks I so thoughtfully dug out.

Meeting Bill was another special pleasure. I have to say, his voice and delivery in person is much better than hearing him via Mudcat Radio even though the sound quality of same is excellent. There was not a dry eye in this house after several of the songs he sang.

Tea -- had that too, both Bill's Yorkshire and Allan's mate, and now we have two new things to crave for!

Those of you who have not yet had the Visitation, you are in for a great treat. Two really super guys, both excellent musicians, and both with the special warmth of character that Mudcat seems to draw to itself.

Could say more and more, but don't want to take up the whole rest of the thread space!

Peace, BarbaraLynn


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Tony Burns
Date: 27 May 00 - 01:02 PM

There will be a gathering at my home in Toronto on June 18th. I have started a thread about that here.


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Mbo
Date: 27 May 00 - 02:17 PM

Sorry, guys. I thought we had agreed on 11:00am...I got there at 10:30am and waited till 2pm and left. Sorry, but mys sister and I CANNOT stay here any longer. We have no money and no food. We'll try and swing by to say hello on our way out of town. Oh well, maybe next year.

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: folk1234
Date: 27 May 00 - 03:03 PM

We're ready in OK. I've been away from the 'cat for a couple of weeks, actually since 5/10. I went and got a shinny new knee put in, one of those pretty titanium ones, to replace my badly battered one.
The adventure sounds great so far. BTW, we have some Yorkshire Tae, but we're looking for the proper preparation from the expert, Bill.
Happy chords to you and your hosts.


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Mrrzy
Date: 27 May 00 - 04:21 PM

Mbo, my condolences!


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Mbo
Date: 27 May 00 - 05:33 PM

Well! I we swung by ECU on the way out, and I had JUST given up when my sister flagged down a car with 2 guys with beards, as I described! We hung around together for maybe a half hour! Allan & Bill played some awesome songs on 12-string, and Bill fired up the accordion--and he gave me a RULIN' Mudcat button with me name on it! I didn't have much time, but I did play a few tunes. I played Rosbif Waltz on Bill's Mudcat Guitar, and I sang Feels So Near, and Fields of Athenry acapella, to make the ECU oaks to ringing! Ah...Thanks to the guys, I have some new songs to check out on the DT. It was great! Wish we could've stayed longer, but it was fun! Carry on guys, to the next 'Catter!

--Mbo (BTW Mrrz, Allan said the only person you look like is Mrrzy!)


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Mrrzy
Date: 27 May 00 - 06:47 PM

Mbo, I am SO glad you didn't miss them entirely! Good flagging! And you should ask BeauDangles, anyway, at least he's seen us both!


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: bbelle
Date: 27 May 00 - 10:23 PM

Well ... I'm all ready for the "boys" ... house is clean; marketing is done; beds are made and ready. I thought they might drive thru tonight ... but now I'm hoping they stop and come in tomorrow morning ... it's a 10 hour haul from Raleigh to Tallahassee ... and they're going to be tired puppies.

I'll post when they arrive ... moonchild


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Mbo
Date: 27 May 00 - 10:27 PM

They are, Jenny! They told me they were going to stop for the night in Savannah, Georgia. Have fun wi' them!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: catspaw49
Date: 27 May 00 - 10:46 PM

Meebo, I'm glad you caught them!!! Maybe only a short time, but it was obviously fun.

Damn, everyone is really gettin' into this aren't we. Vicarious thrills here. Its off to a great start and I wish we were all at Moonjens place!!! Damn Moon, I LOVE Fried Green Tomatoes!!!

.....and ALICE: I think by the time they get to your house they'll be overjoyed with a bit of quiet rest!!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: BarbaraLynn
Date: 27 May 00 - 11:15 PM

Does anybody know if there is a way to post photos on Mudcat? We had loan of a digital camera for the guys' visit -- have some dandies, will share if there is a way to do so.

Mbo, thank goodness you did not miss them entirely!

Peace, BarbaraLynn


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: roopoo
Date: 28 May 00 - 02:55 AM

Bill - I wasn't at the Jug last week, but it seems the next St. Gobain contingent were in for their "induction"! I believe many songs were sung. Wish I'd stirred me stumps and gone. I don't know how accurate the headcount was, but I heard around 30 young French people were in!

C'mon Bill, let's have a report from you!

mouldy


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: bbelle
Date: 28 May 00 - 07:42 AM

Mbo ... Thanks for the update ... I didn't check back in after my last post, but I was pretty sure they would stop, but I slept on the couch, just in case. Depending on what time they leave/left Savannah ... it's about a 6-hour drive to Tallahassee ... so I'm expecting them noonish.

Arose very early to peel peaches and cut-up cantaloupe (both local!) and peel and clean the shrimp. I was able to get huge shrimp but with the heads still on. Shrimp with heads look like big bugs!!!!! Also, got some grouper that they kindly filleted for me.

So ... whenever they arrive ... I'm ready.

'Spaw ... if you hop in your car right now ... you can be here for supper ... we'll set a place.

moonchild


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Tony Burns
Date: 28 May 00 - 09:03 AM

BarbaraLynn:

You can't post directly to Mudcat but you could put your photos up at Photo Point and post the URL here.


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Alice
Date: 28 May 00 - 10:08 AM

Allan, if you are near a computer and checking into this, be sure to leave Casper early enough in the morning that you have enough time in daylight to appreciate the spectacular views and wildlife of the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. It's about 350 miles from Casper to Mammoth Hot Springs in the Park (Yellowstone, we just refer to as "the Park"). There is usually a herd of elk hanging around in Mammoth, which is near Gardiner, MT, the northern entrance where you will meet Wayne. At least the days are long this time of year.


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: bbelle
Date: 28 May 00 - 10:14 AM

Alice ... They will have computer time while at my house .. although they will have specific time limits!!!!! THAT I'm not worried about! Allan's plan is to "check-in" to mudcat while here ... so he'll be able to touch base with the next few legs of their journey ... wish I was going with them to Montana and Wyoming ... I love the spaciousness and Big Blue Skies ... moonchild


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Mrrzy
Date: 28 May 00 - 11:47 AM

Don't tell me you took the heads of those delicious-sounding shrinp! The head, as my mother vainly told when I was little - thanks ma, wish I'd listened then, I know now! - is where all the FLAVOR is!


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: bbelle
Date: 28 May 00 - 12:05 PM

Yeah ... I know ... and all the flavor's in fishheads, too. I'll be glad to send them to you parcel post ... should be really, really flavorful by the time they get to you! I also don't eat organs or entrails or anything slimy or anything made with blood, g-d forbid ... And, if someone tells me to "try it ... it's an acquired taste," my antennae go up about 6 inches.

moonchild


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 May 00 - 01:26 PM

Don't suck the heads on crawdads either do you Moon? Most of the shellfish things I've been able to do and enjoy, but that "Cajun crawdad head suckin' thing" was not my cup of tea. But tell the boys as they go through New Orleans to give it a try. Bill will have a "one-up" (possibly a "one-down") on the Jug gang!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: bbelle
Date: 28 May 00 - 01:56 PM

No, Spaw, I don't. They haven't, as yet, arrived. They probably stopped to do a bit of sightseeing, as they travel through South Georgia ... you know, the farmer's daughter kind of thing ...

moonchild


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Mbo
Date: 28 May 00 - 02:43 PM

I can see it now--Allan stopping by the roadside while Bill runs over and steals some pecan pies cooling on farmhouse window sills!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: bill\sables
Date: 28 May 00 - 05:24 PM

Hi from Lorna Had no luck in contacting you at moonchilds the email address you have is not recognised Will try one of the email addressesyou have on your itinerary in a day or so


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: katlaughing
Date: 28 May 00 - 07:04 PM

They'll have all the computer time they want when they hit Casper, providing they pick and sing plenty of tunes, too!**BG**

Jenny, hitch a ride and come on out! We don't have shrimp like yours, but I am sure you could find some Rocky Mountain oysters, though not at my house.*BG*

I am thinking we will also try to do at least a couple of tunes on HearMe, the night of the 10th, if everyone is willing and able. I'll be sure to post a thread early if we do decide to do that.

kat


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: bbelle
Date: 28 May 00 - 09:30 PM

This is great! Just incredible! We are having the time of our lives! (Then again, we always are aren't we? Think about that...)

Both Bill and I are renouned for our navagational abilities. However, the past two days (when not meeting 'Catters) have been spent getting UN-lost! It has been comical. On the good side of that, we have gotten to see parts of the south we had not scheduled to see. Yesterday we got the car washed by rains which were driven by winds associated with something the weather service never quite called a tornado. We were not on the road at the time. So we were able to sit back and watch the entire storm as it drove the rain horizontally to the ground.

This brings up another thought. No, we were not able to locate a proper Plastic Jesus for the trip. We have instead a Folk Troll who peers out at the world from the driver's side of the car. He is a lovely beast and has brought us good fortune at each of our stops.

Ah-h-h the stops!

The Espresso Corner gig was quite an event. My girlfriend, Kathy, had created a wonderful poster of which I had made copies and had spread all over town. Zillions of folks at the college had promised to come. Guess what. About thirty all told - only one of which was from the college. I was a little bummed out. But it was a great crowd anyway.

Moonchild tell me that dinner is ready. I must go. More later.


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: bbelle
Date: 28 May 00 - 11:24 PM

I just realized that I forgot to tell you that this is me, Allan C., on moonchild's 'puter.

It was a pleasure to meet Mrr as a Mudcatter! I have known her for nearly seven years and have always known that she had a long-term interest in folk music. I had spoken with her about the Mudcat two summers ago. Nothing could have been more surprising than to discover that she had finally found the Mudcat. She has a good knowledge of Irish songs and quite a few other types as well. It was lovely to hear her sing.

BeauDangles has a permanant smile built into his face. I had spoken on the phone with him early last week. But it was still a wonderful surprise to see him in person. I had encouraged him to bring his flute to the E-Corner. And I am so very glad he did so. He is marvelously talented! He knew a huge number of songs that Bill also knew. I did my best to keep up. I was actually very happy to find that I could actually do so at times.

The end result was more of a jam than a performance. But the audience was both attentive and appreciative. Well, sorta. We got a total of five bucks in our gig jar!

Before we left the gig, we had the 'Catters sign one of the guitars we have. We plan to have each Mudcatter sign it as we travel along. So, if we visit you, please be sure to do so, okay?

I had met Dani at the 1999 Getaway. She has lovely rosey cheeks and a beautiful smile which tells the world about what a happy, cheerful person she is. She seems to love to surround herself with music. She has a cute little store at which she sells some hard-to-get food items. It was a pleasure to get a peek at where she spends her time when she is not at home with her two beautiful children and her "friendly giant" husband.

I hadn't seen BarbaraLynn in about thirty years. It was as if she was still standing on the porch of her house near the highschool we both attended. She has hardly changed. She and Bill and BarbaraLynn's husband, Casey sat and talked until the small hours of Friday night. Then Saturday morning, we shared a few songs. BarbaraLynn has a song she wrote about the atrocities of Custer and his troops that brought me to tears.

Unfortunately we got a late start in getting away from BarbaraLynn's and so we barely caught Mbo and his sister, Cbo, who were just about to give up on us. Mbo, BTW, is not as tall as Bill thought he was. Mbo was a lot quieter than either of us expected. He and his sister were wonderful to meet and we truly enjoyed hearing the songs Mbo shared with us in our brief time together. Mbo has a fine voice which is even better in person!

Bill and moonchild have just started playing a bit of music together so I think I'll go join in.

This is so much fun!

Allan C.


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 May 00 - 11:43 PM

I hate you Allan.......bugger off.............no one should sound that happy..............Hope you get iodine poisoning....................OK, so I'm envious.............................Does it show?

Spaw (Wishing the best to our finest)


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: wysiwyg
Date: 29 May 00 - 12:06 AM

What route is planned out of Toronto? There are NY Cats between there and Albany, depending on route. Syracuse, finger lakes region, and us just south in PA. Is a Syracuse stop possible?

~S~


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 29 May 00 - 04:10 AM

yes,the Jug was buzzing last week-the weather is horrible here. Did anyone go to see La Boutinne Souriente at Bradford last night-they were ace. Bill enjoy yourself. See you'all at the Jug Wednesday. Cheers. Eric


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: alison
Date: 29 May 00 - 04:52 AM

Barbara send the photos to bbc care of bbc's "mudcat resources" page.. the address is in the "quick links"

I'm sure she'll be happy to post them....

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Big Mick
Date: 29 May 00 - 08:39 AM

I love this!! Can't wait till youse two layabouts stop by for a short stopover on the 16th. Allan, I will be watching here for updates so I can tell if you are on schedule or not. The Guinness will be coolin', the guits will be ready, and the biggest Mick you have ever seen will have hugs ready................enjoy, lads, and stay safe.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: bbc
Date: 29 May 00 - 09:28 AM

folks,

I'm sorry, but please *do not* follow alison's suggestion & send me thousands of photos of Allan & Bill's visit, thinking that I will put them all on the resources site. Tony Burn's idea was a good one. I am not set-up, nor do I have the time, to do multiple photos. Also, those of you who send me multiple, large jpegs in my email really clog it up. Thanks for your consideration.

bbc


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: JedMarum
Date: 29 May 00 - 10:06 AM

OK, Allan - I just wrote you an Email, so some of this may be repetitious, but I am not sure if you're getting your Email so ....

I spoke to my club owner friend, Keith at the Celtic Crossing in Shreveport. He was hopeful that you'd stop by. He said the Wed night jams have been great, and well attended. I know you'd love the place, and there are some great pickers/singers there. You gotta meet my friend, Sonny! He's a great player, and has a true joy for music. He is a real treat to play with, and a lotta fun to be around. I had an offer to put you up, while you're there, so if you're interested, please let me know (I put instructions in the Email). These are great folks; they take great care of us when we travel out there. At any rate; I told 'em Wed May 31 was the target date (the last date you gave me).

Also - in Dallas, I have warned my friends at the Sons of Hermann Hall to be on the look out for you. This is a world famous jam, at a world famous club (Robert Johnson played there, and some of the best in folks, blues and swing still play there). But it has a real homey feel to the place. There are all levels of players/writers there, and frequently multiple jams going in different rooms (although it's apt to be kinda slow this time of year with holidays and Kerrville Festival). Anyway - they start around 8PM. Look up directions on thehere, and then find my friend Ranger Randall. You'll enjoy it!

I am really sorry we're going to miss each other. My wife and I will be headed to Virginia while you're in Texas - but I know you'll enjoy the trip!


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Jed at Work
Date: 29 May 00 - 01:07 PM

... and do I understand that y'all are with Moonbaby this weekend?? We may never gat ya back on the road!!!


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: BarbaraLynn
Date: 29 May 00 - 03:50 PM

Well, let's see if this works. Go to the following URL address, which is that of the PhotoPoint home page. On the left side of the page, come down to where you select the Gallery you want to visit(at Visit Albums), and type in my user/email address which is...

bearsingr@earthlink.net

... This should open the album I created -- select the Friends album, and you should find 3 photos of Allan and Bill.

URL address to go to is:

http://www.photopoint.com/index.html

Now I hit "submit" and see if this works!

Peace, BarbaraLynn


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: bbc
Date: 29 May 00 - 04:20 PM

Great photos, BarbaraLynn, & your instructions worked like a charm. I think Bill's beard is longer than the last time I saw him! :)

bbc


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: WyoWoman
Date: 29 May 00 - 04:32 PM

Let's see if this will link us to the site:

Tourpix


WW


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Tony Burns
Date: 29 May 00 - 04:37 PM

This should take you to the albums and this directly to the photos.

Thanks BarbaraLynn


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: BarbaraLynn
Date: 29 May 00 - 04:44 PM

Thanks, WyoWoman and Tony! All things are possible with a little help from our friends! If anyone else takes photos and wants to put them up, I'll be glad to put them up there on that album, so as to have them all in one place -- of course, since that PhotoPoint site is free, folks may want to create their own locations, but anyone is welcome to send photos to me to put up.

Peace, BarbaraLynn


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Dani
Date: 29 May 00 - 08:12 PM

Thanks BarbaraLynn, et al, for making this work! As soon as I've got mine developed I'll send them on, OK?

Dani


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: bbelle
Date: 30 May 00 - 09:29 AM

Hi,
This is Allan C. again on MC's account. We are just about to head out to look for gaters and then begin our drive to New Orleans where we will hook up with my daughter, Kelly. It may take us a while to catch one of those gaters, so we may not get to N.O. before sundown.

Far too many wonderful things have happened here at moonchild's place for me to share in this brief moment. I will say, though, that she has shown Bill and me the highest form of Southern hospitality. We had the opportunity yesterday to make some music with MC and Harpgirl at moonchild's father's home and had a wonderful time doing so as we sat in the shade of the pecan tree and ate our honest-ta-God southern barbeque and watermelon and strawberry shortcake and the list goes on!

I'll try to post some more when we get farther down the road.

Having more fun than you could possibly imagine but we'll try to share what we can with you. We wish you could all be with us!

Allan C.

Note to Praise: We will be passing right through there after we leave a brief visit with Don Meixner. Let us know where we might meet you and we will do what we can to see you.

Note to Jed: Thanks. We will try to do both.

Note to ALL: I have no way of checking my email while on the trip. If it isn't posted here in the thread, I won't see it.


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Peter T.
Date: 30 May 00 - 10:02 AM

YOU GO GUY(S)!


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Alice
Date: 30 May 00 - 10:20 AM

Hi, Allan, it sounds like a whirlwind, and you sound energized. If you can still get here on a Sunday (June 11, I think you were aiming for) we have our Sunday night session in the old hotel reinstalled in the lobby. The remodelling is finished, so we are back where the musicians have been gathering every Sunday evening since 1994. It would be great to have you there to participate. Les might be able to meet you in Gardiner.

Alice


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: wysiwyg
Date: 30 May 00 - 10:55 AM

OK Allan

~S~


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: alison
Date: 30 May 00 - 11:02 AM

oops... sorry bbc...... I didn't mean for them to send you millions of photos.....

but thanks for posting them BarbaraLynn...

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: GUEST,moonchild @ work
Date: 30 May 00 - 11:19 AM

Well ... this morning I saw two old and dear friends off for the next leg of their journey ... I was sad and elated, both at once. Sad ... because they were leaving; elated ... because we had a wonderful time together.

I waited for them all day Sunday and was just about to call out the troops when they arrived about 8 PM. They had taken a tour through Savannah and made a right turn, instead of left, at "Florida", so they managed to see a bit more of South Georgia than planned.

They looked tired, hungry, and thirsty. So, while they fixed a cuppa, I readied the grill and started dinner. We had grilled Gulf shrimp and grouper fillets, local sliced beefsteak tomatoes and deviled eggs and just ate and chatted until we were stuffed. We played some music and played cath-up from the past few months.

Allan and I woke about the same time Monday AM, so I made coffee and we took it out on the patio to enjoy the slight cool breeze and listen to the cacophony of birds.

I cooked an authentic southern breakfast ... eggs, grits, redeye gravy, country ham, buttermilk biscuits, and fig preserves. Bill, who doesn't eat breakfast, ate like it was his last meal. (Allan likes every meal!)

Then we gathered myriad instruments and straw hats and headed northeast to Monticello, Florida, (a small, sleepy southern town of about 5,000) and my father's farm. As I mentioned in an earlier post, Daddy invited all the neighbors and then some ... with a promise of good food, good music, and good people.

We set up food tables, chairs, and stools underneath the 100-year-old pecan trees. Surrounding us were the garden; muscadine grape arbor; plum, orange, and fig trees. There was East Carolina minced barbecue, barbecue chicken, green beans, baked beans, potato salad, boiled potatoes and onions, and various other side dishes. Earlier that morning, Daddy had picked a couple of fresh watermelons. Lots of iced tea. Bill played a stirring, slow rendition of "Dixie," on the melodeon, to start the feast.

We started the music almost immediately and the crowd started gathering. harpgirl joined us a while later, with her son. The music was so damn good! We had 2,3, and 4-part harmonies going and some really good counterpoint harmony (actually my and harpgirl's speciality!). The dogs (Prince, Jack Russell Terrier, and Blackie, Cocker Spaniel) joined in to harmonize, as well.

When one of the neighbors, an Irish lady with a delightful lilt in her voice) requested Wild Rover ... we all looked at each other and broke into a rollicking version, with much audience participation ... Allan and I on guitar, harpgirl on autoharp, and Bill on melodeon. There were several veterans in attendance (my father was General Eisenhower's personal radioman at Omaha Beach) and Bill sang a couple of songs that brought tears ... then silent reverence.

All-in-all, it was a beautiful day in the deep south. This was Memorial Day as depicted by Norman Rockwell ...

We returned home late ... all three of us kind of caught up in the happenings of the day. Bill and Daddy are already talking about what they will do when Bill and Lorna visit me in January. My father gave both Bill and Allan a blanket invitation to any family gathering from now until ... These are the only two men I've ever brought "home" that my father liked ... which probably means they are probably the "safest" men I've every brought home!

So, for me, it's back to the work-a-day corporate world ... but I have wonderful memories ... and look forward to the next time we "get together."

moonchild @ work


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 30 May 00 - 12:25 PM

2 requests: One, come cook for me, please, moonchild! I'll make you some authentic Hungarian food in exchange!
And the other, can anyone do a blicky and start a new thread for this, this one is getting awfully long and already I can only read it at work, where I have the faster Internet connection...? Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: folk1234
Date: 30 May 00 - 01:19 PM

Dear Allan & Bill:
I sent my address & directions via email, but it was after you left on your journey. I hate to clutter up the 'kat with personal directions, but since that is your only active line of communications, here goes:

Our address is 522 South Country Club Road, Ada 74820 Ph: 580 436-2468. From Hwy 3 (4 lane divided as it approaches Ada) turn of to the right on Hwy 3 Business (I think), Cradduck Road. After approx 0.4 mi turn right (North) on Stadium Drive. Go 0.5 mi N to 18th (4-way stop sign). Turn right (E) on 18th past a 4-way stop sign at Scenic Drive and continue to Country Club Rd (Stop sign for CCR, but not for 18th)(total of 0.4 mi). Turn left (N) on CCR and go two short blocks. Our house is a red brick on the NE corner of CCR and 16th. We have a driveway off both 16th and CCR. Park in the driveway off CCR.
Arrive as early as you can on Sat. We will chat & make some music and have lunch, then leave for OCTMA around 4:00pm. MC's sounded great, I wish I could have been there.


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: catspaw49
Date: 30 May 00 - 01:55 PM

Helluva trip so far ain't it!!!!!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 May 00 - 02:04 PM

Please post to the new thread started here. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: GUEST,Kathy
Date: 31 May 00 - 05:04 PM

Hello folks! Allan-Don't get too fat!! I'm saving all my dishes till you get home! Howdy Bill! Sounds like you two are being treated like Kings. Moreover-sounds like you are acting like Princes. Love ya'! Check in in another week or so.


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Subject: RE: Bill and Allans Excellent Adventure
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Dec 18 - 05:14 PM

This was a memorable event in early Mudcat history - way back in the year 2000. Allan Clark send me a photo today of himself and Bill Sables at "Big Red" Lighthouse in Holland, Michigan. I thought I ought to share it.
Clickety-click.


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