Sunday, April 29, 2007

A Beautiful Sunday Afternoon !

They're racing Nascar at the beautiful Talladega Speedway in Alabama today. So, I'm making today's entry with one eye and watching the race with the other.

My father was born in Palmetto, Alabama and I have family in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. Besides family and friends (Hi Jackie) in Alabama, I spent some time there in 1963, involved in stock car racing with the likes of Bobby and Donnie Allison, Red Farmer, Jackie Evans and several others. I always have fond memories of Alabama, especially when they televise the races there.

The Pictures: My favorite current era country music singer Vince Gill and wife, singer Amy Grant. He's today's featured artist.

Today's song by Vince Gill is entitled "Go Rest High On That Mountain" He's joined by Ricky Skaggs and Alison Krause, both talented singer-musicians in their own right. Listen carefully to the words. They're well chosen and they always remind me of my father. I think this song is appropriate for a beautiful Sunday. I always enjoy it and I hope you enjoy it as well.

This Date In History: 1429; Seventeen year old Joan of Arc leads troops into the besieged city of Orleans. 1980; British-born director Alfred Hitchcock dies at the age of 80.

Birthdays: Alexander II, emperor of Russia  (1818), William Randolph Hearst, publisher (1863) , Duke Ellington, jazz bandleader and pianists (1899), Hirohito, emperor of Japan  (1901). Dale Earnhardt, seven time NascarChampion (1951).  

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Thanks to my sweetie pie, Beverly, for today's tidbit.

An elderly man walked into a confessional and said to the priest, "I am 92 years old, I have a wonderful wife of 70 years, many children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Yesterday, I picked up two college girls who were hitchhiking. We went to a motel, where I had sex with each of them three times."

The priest asked, "Are you sorry for your sins?" The man said, "What sins?" The priest admonished, "What kind of a Catholic are you?" The man replied, "I'm Jewish."

The priest asked, "Why are you telling me all this?" The man said, "I'm 92 years old. I'm telling everybody."    

That's it for today, my little country singers. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !

6 comments:

lanurseprn said...

I have family in Tuscaloosa as well. So Alabama has a soft spot in my heart.  Hope you enjoy the race!
Pam

bamawmn46 said...

Howdy from Alabama, Jimmy!!!!!!!!!  Hope you're having a good afternoon.... BTW, I'll take a perfect bloody mary or three!!  lol....
Jackie

jtbeanster said...

I totally enjoyed the race today as my favorite driver won (Jeff Gordon) but as I was speaking to my brother earlier, this song means more than this race.  As Jim stated, my father was from Alabama.  ps.  I did not know Amy Grant was Vince' wife.  So maybe you do not know that Amy is a Christian and sings beautifully on Spirit FM 89.7.  If anyone does not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, kindly respond back and I will give you insight.

rdautumnsage said...

A 92 year old with enough energy to do it 3 times each with 2 college girls.....Hmmm what's his secret LOL!! (Hugs) Indigo

rdautumnsage said...

Forgot to mention loved the pics of Glen Canyon and Arizona. (Hugs) Indy

acoward15 said...

I've heard of Amy Grant, but who is Vince Gill?
http://journals.aol.co.uk/acoward15/andy-the-bastard