Published On: Fri, Jun 13th, 2014

Bits of News from the Birdhouse

Just so everyone knows I haven’t deserted them, once again I  have been having computer issues, which can be such a torment in this era of internet ways. But hopefully I am up and running again, it’s just hard to say for how long. I believe I see yet another laptop in my not so distant future.

Guess everyone by now has everything in the ground and like myself tomatoes already blooming and baby peppers hanging on the pepper plant. We didn’t put out a big garden this spring, with just the two of us we found just growing the things we like works out best.

Now flower gardens are  a different matter entirely. I love my flower beds and actually made some changes to a couple and added a new shade garden which is fast becoming my favorite for this year.

Our weekend passed was a busy one but a great one. Anytime one gets to be around good people and get to play some good old bluegrass it cant’ be anything but good. It started by watching Larry’s granddaughter, Braelee Brown play softball. Friday night and Saturday night and I am proud to say that Western Heat won both their games with the beautiful granddaughter making some awesome catches and plays. We are certainly proud of Braelee and admire her dedication to the sport and we see the great potential not only in her but in all the girls on the team. You  can’t have such admiration for a team without recognizing that behind them is a wonderful coach. He is teaching them much more than the game – he is teaching them the sportsmanship of the game as well.

Also on Saturday we played some good old bluegrass music for Quinwood Days. For a bunch of old birds like us who hadn’t played together for about nine months we actually pulled it off and sounded pretty good, even if I do say so. It was fun and was good to see so many familiar faces.

With Father’s Day this Sunday I hope everyone who is blessed enough to still have their dads with them, remembers them with making it a special day. My Dad passed away in 1995 and not a day doesn’t go by that I don’t think of him or remember a profound saying of his… on Father’s Day I find myself missing him just a little more. My Dad was my dearest friend, my hero and my champion.

So by Father’s Day being this Sunday I have to mention a gentleman who is not just a great person and great musician, but is one heck of a good Daddy to a very special young lady, Mr. Jeff Edens of Rupert. Jeff is a hard working coal miner, and one heck of a super nice person. He is married to one of the kindest as well as sweetest ladies I have ever had the pleasure to meet who is beautiful both inside and out. Barb is a hard working lady whose job is a full time one that most of us would never understand and many not be capable of doing. I admire her patience and unending heart of gold.

Jeff is the protector. He protects his beautiful daughter Ashley like a shield and as Mr T from the A TEAM would say “ I pity the fool who would try and hurt his baby girl.”

Jeff also is one fantastic bass player. He plays for one of my favorite bluegrass bands called Shady Oaks. They do bluegrass, gospel and toss in a little of their own style of country. In future stories I’ll share some of their other band members.

If you get the chance, remember to take in a child’s ball game, take a child fishing – the best way to feel better about yourself and gain a big smile for time well spent is when we spend time sharing our knowledge, a smile or just our time with the youth of today.

Until next time… may God bless each and everyone of you and may your days always be filled with laughter and joy, for those are some of the best gifts we have to share.

From Larry, myself and Teaberry, here at the BIRDHOUSE we hope you and yours only the best in life filled with Love, Laughter and all the special Sprinkles that makes every thing better!