Sunday, August 3, 2014

Nowhere To Hide!

Today has been great. Around 10:00 this morning, our dear friends Daneshu and Jim came out for a visit and they had a great surprise in store for me.

When they arrived, after howdies and hugs, I said, "I heard Daneshu got you a banjo just like mine."

"Yes," Jim replied. "It was a total surprise to me and I've already learned how to crab-it, even though I don't know how to tune it yet."

"Did you bring it with you?" I asked.

"Yes, and I hope you can show me how to tune it."

Then Daneshu says, "We have a gift for Nancy," as Jim opened up the back seat door to fetch it. "Jim custom made it for you."

"Oh my goodness," I said.

"Knowing how much you love flying pigs and that your favorite color is pink, Jim hand-crafted you a pink flying pig—that actually flaps its wings when the wind is blowing." Then Jim walked around their SUV and handed it to me. And the instant I saw it—I absolutely fell in love with it and could not quit thanking Jim for it.

Then Jim grabbed his banjo and the three of us went inside The Cabin, so I could give Jim a banjo lesson, while Tony hung up my pink, flying, wing flapping pig, on the front porch.

After I showed Jim how to quickly tune his banjo and taught him how to bar chords—he and I were pickin' and a grinnin', in no time flat, as I finger picked my guitar and Jim playing banjo. Daneshu was so amazed that Jim and I sounded so good, she grabbed her phone and started videoing us, as Tony was shooting us—with his camera.

And after we had played for thirty minutes, Daneshu asked if she could try playing Jim's banjo. So, Jim gave his banjo to her and I gave my banjo to Jim—so the three of us could make some music. And not to brag, but to brag—the three of us sounded pretty darn good. So, Tony took this picture of us jammin'.

After pickin' and grinnin' for over thirty minutes, we decided to take a break, because their fingers were killing them. And that's when I asked Jim, "Will you please sign my flying pig for me?" Seconds later, we were outside watching Jim autograph the flying pig he had made for me.

As Jim signed his initials on his/my wing-flapping, flying, pink pig, Tony and Daneshu started snapping pictures. "Nancy, I want a picture of you next to the pig," Daneshu said. "And one of you and Jim standing next to it." Then she and Tony shot us, on the front porch.

Following our pig ceremony, we went back inside The Cabin and had wonderful visit that was filled with laughter. 

And that is about it for tonight, because I am fixin' to go over to the Lodge to visit with Steven Rambam and Brian Kanof. I want to remind everyone that tomorrow night 10/9c, our good friend Steven Rambam's "Nowhere To Hide" series premier, on the Investigation Discovery Channel. And I hope that all of you will watch it, because for sure we will be watching it.

Y'all have a great evening

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