Thursday, March 23, 2006

John the singing cowboy..

Saying for the Day:Life sometimes turns out better than our dreams.

Two recent events sent me back to the artifact box even though it’s not Tuesday.

The first was Lydia’s tagging me and asking for my songs.
The second was having to watch American Idol.

After much digging I found the 3 x7 card. It has a picture of Gene Autry and the title “the Singing Cowboy”

It's in the box to remind me of what I wanted to be when I was a kid.

I didn’t want to be a pastor. I hardly believed in God.

Now please don’t laugh.

I wanted to be a singing cowboy.

A strange thing for the only Pastor who was asked not to sing in the choir to want to be.

But I did.
I knew every Autry song by heart. I sang them all around the house.
I saw every Roy Rogers movie.
I listened to Tom Mix on the radio. ( He didn’t sing but he was a cowboy.)

I wanted to take guitar lessons. My mother made me take accordion lessons.

Who ever heard of an accordion playing cowboy.

Aside from that I was horrible on the accordion. I couldn’t get my two hands to work together. At the end of the lessons I could only play three songs well. ( And well may be a bit of an exaggeration.)

I couldn’t ride well either. My pony dumped me in the creek. Not a real recommendation for a cowboy.

But I thought I could sing. If there had been an American Idol then I would have tried out.
I would have been laughed off the stage but I would have tried.

So I keep the card. It reminds me of how different things turn out from our dreams and expectations. Mine turned out better.

Otherwise I would be riding the range and that dang accordion would keep snagging on the saddle horn. But I’d be singing. (As long as I stayed away from creeks)

7350 spins without a prize. Old hapless tried the "Deal or no Deal" briefcase game again . This time he didn't even get the case right. Things are back to normal. That means yesterday his 100 entries into the I daily game won nothing. His 20 entries at Prize America won nothing.
His pick seven at Iwon won nothing. In other words he won nothing.
Well Uncle Wiggly lovers if old hapless doesn't find a bunch of new contests which will take up so much time he can't blog. We will be back with another adventure of "As the World Spins".

Well I walked a few steps this morning from the lift chair to the middle of the room and back with the walker. I'm learning to walk through the pain. Betty has moved mountains or at least furniture and gotten me into the computer room. What a women. I am now able to add a new link "Upper Peninsula, Michigan and Beyond". This a blog from right here in Crystal Falls and if you scroll down through it you can see pictures of the town and the area (Very good pictures).
I upgraded the Church web page. It now has a new top ten list and all of the bulletins for March.
It was good to be back in the computer room. Well I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Mimi said...

A singing cowboy? Definately original!

6:07 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

My aunt used to love Gene Autry.. you made me think of her today with your post :-)

You would have at least made the audition episode of "Idol".. LOL

6:51 AM  
Anonymous TC said...

I was press-ganged into the school choir by the psychotic music master.

I managed to avoid choir practice until my voice broke.

Then the music master said I sounded like I was talking out of my backside, so that resolved that.

He wasn't a very nice man.

7:25 AM  
Blogger Sister Chris said...

Hi there!! It's me--your other sister who works ALOT !! sorry but I've been practically at work 24-7 for the past few weeks, getting all the OT in before I go to Vegas and all--three weeks and counting!! I thought I was being promoted, but then found out that I wasn't, oh well, I don't think that I wanted to be anyway--we'll see how this week goes I guess.
I heard you had a fall, sorry to hear that . I hope your doing better and hopefully resting!!
Well just wanted to check in and let you know we're still alive! George is also doing well--no knee or back issues, although he is waiting on his back MRI results--which he was supposed to go to see about on the same day he got summoned to go to court at the Federal Court House, as he is a witness about the meth house that used to be next door!! SO WE DO NOT WANT TO HEAR ANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT ALL THE HUBUB OR BOOHOOING CONCERNING POLICE AND SUCH MAKING BIG CRACKDOWNS ON THIS ISSUE!! IT IS DIFFERENT WHEN IT IS NEXT DOOR TO YOU!! AS IT WAS US!! (we could have been blowed up!!). Sorry, that got the best of me there.
Anyway, have a good day and hope you feel better soon.
Chris and George

8:54 AM  
Blogger Lori's Minute said...

You are proof God works in mysterious ways. I have noticed this a very bad week for televison. It is so bad, that Pete and I have decided cleaning is more fun than watching nothing on tv.

If it will make you feel better, you can sing at Luke's birthday and wear your cowbay hat.

I feel for you...get better soon!


10:31 AM  
Blogger G-Man said...

When I was a kid Gene Autry and his horse (Champion?) came to my town do to a singing cowboy show. What I remember most is when they turned off the lights in the arena and Gene's shirt lit up. I can't recall what the words were that glowed from my cowboy hero, but I'm sure they were real nice.

4:44 PM  
Blogger Chana said...

I often heard that our plans are not always God's. He's always work out better. I'm sure your family has had the pleasure of hearing your beautiful songs throughout the years. What a great audience that is! I'm hopeful that you can walk without pain soon. I myself had to learn to walk after a major car crash. It took a long time but now i'm on my feet. Good luck. Read you tomorrow.

4:48 PM  

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