Monday, March 8, 2010

Welcome to Peek a Boo Tuesday!

I'm going to share a little secret with you!
Back in the late 70's, early 80's, (wow! That
was along time ago) Dusty Devoe, Jesses
Desert Rose and I played guitars with our dad
and sang. I always looked forward to that at
every holiday. My husband traded his 22 rifle
to a friend of his so I could have a guitar.
I was thrilled, I had my own and it sounded
beautiful, of course not when I played at first!
I spent hours and hours practicing so I could play
with my dad. I'll never forget how
sore my fingers got!
When the three of us girls were growing
up, he would play with a friend of his almost
every Saturday and sing. I have so many fond
memories of listening to them. I loved my Dads voice!
Years later, my Dad played with his friend who
played the banjo. So of course I wanted to learn
how to play the banjo. My dads friend lent me one
of his and the three of us would get together and play!
George had alot of faith that I would learn to
play a banjo because he made me one. Oh how I
wished that
I could play like him!
He made it look so easy, Not!
I only learned about four songs, I sure practiced
alot! Needless to say, that time is long gone.
Time has a way of changing so many things.
Being busy raising your children, working, different
interests in your live.
The years have gone by so fast. I never did
believe my Dad when he would tell me that.
So know my guitar and banjo sit in my
closet with years and years of dust on them!!
My grandchildren always ask me to play
but before I could do that I would have to put
lots of practice in again!
My fingers aren't quite as limber as they were
twenty years ago.

My dad and George playing two years ago
at Christmas!
Me just fooling around!
Thanks Dad for all the fond memories
while growing up!
You are the best Dad that we could
of ever asked for and I love you so much!!


  1. Yes, we do have wonderful memories. I loved fooling around with my guitar. I don't even have it anymore. Moved on the other things. Just not enought time . I like your hair in the picture.

  2. I love hearing pappy play! I wish all of you still played and stuck with it....but it takes a lot of time. I always wish I'd learned to play the piano. You should hear the children play at school, oh goodness, they'd blow you away!

  3. I am with Pony Girl, I wish you all had never stopped playing. That was one of my favorite things about family get togethers. I MISS the music!

  4. How cool! I am so musically UN-inclined I am always impressed/mesmerized by people who are. No matter how bad you think you are now, you'd still be 100 times better than me! What wonderful and special memories to have. I would love to hear you pick that banjo someday!

  5. Funny that you brought up this subject because i have had an idea for the Pony Cousins rollin' around in my head for some time now... we'll talk about it at the PC Roundup... lets just say that you might want to dust off the guitar and banjo. YARMF hugs

  6. What a great memory! You are one lucky girl. I wish I could play something or sing something or both!