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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

2 O'Clock Jump....

My Mom and I took a little trip into Indiana to Bearcreek Farms. Great food, Amish made breads and desserts, a sweet gift shop and an afternoon of big band music. I might be a child of the 60s and 70s, and I do so love the music of that era, but, how I adore the big band sound. The Harry James Orchestra continues on in the tradition of mellow arrangements and fine rhythmic playing that first made it famous. Currently under the direction of James' lead trumpet virtuoso, Fred Radke, the orchestra continues to play worldwide in both major venues and special “invitation only”performances. Fred Radke's style of playing is so similar to James’ that listeners often cannot discern the difference. Radke is one of the few remaining original luminaries keeping the panache of that brilliant big band era alive. It was a great afternoon spent with my Mother....really, all in all, just a special day.

17 comments:

Rose Mary said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day! I'm crazy about Big Band music, too. You can hear it at my house quite often.

Brenda said...

Susie Q You have made me hungry! I love to go to the Amish country and eat. I always bring home so many canned goods.Thanks for letting me visit with you.

wendster said...

I always love catching up on your blog! I felt so sad about poor Haley! I lost a dog to cancer and was with her when they euthanized her ... I KNOW how sad that moment is. I laughed my head off at the Monty Python bits: weasel's noses, otter's nipples, how about some nice ... spam! But I don't like spam! Oh. Then how about some eggs and spam? ... and some day son... all of this will be yours! What?! The curtains?!?!? I'm here for my argument. You are at the wrong room. No I'm not! Yes you are! ... You must answer three questions: what color are your eyes? ... feature this: We get a big wooden badger ... ha! Too many hilarious moments. And such great pictures of the houses and your lovely garden and I loved that you laughed so hard at the gastroenterologist's office! Good on you! And my son has to take his toys into the pool EVERY TIME, so I laughed at the pictures of the little toy dog.
Too fun! You are too fun. I enjoy your rambling and your stories. We "silly" people have to stick together.

Cherry Menlove said...

Oh Sue, what fun!
I too love the big band sound and would have loved to have seen the group in your pictures. Thank you for sharing.

Cherry xx

Terri said...

I love that music too!
And the singers! OH! Sinatra, Clooney, Crosby, Shore!!! I have several CDs of that kind of music. Sure makes housework more fun! LOL
Terri

Kari said...

Food and music...two of my very favorite things! I love the big band sound, too, even though, despite popular belief, it was actually "big" before my time. Which begs the question...will our children's children one day blog to each other about "man, I love that rap - it was before my time, but yeah, I really get into listening to that P Diddy". Can you imagine? Hmmmmm.....


(P Diddy is a rapper, isn't he??)

Penny Carlson said...

How fun! Loved the big band sound!
Penny

Valerie said...

how fun! makes me wish we had better things to see like that around here!

and the raisin bread makes me HUNGRY!

wendy said...

You live in such an interesting place, I am loving your little tours ;-)

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Sounds like such a lovely day you both had!!

Sugar Bear said...

Sounds like a very special day. You made some beautiful memories. I too love big band and that concert looks like it was a lot of fun!
Karla

Lisa Oceandreamer S. said...

I love big band music....there is a fave antique store we go to that always has it playing. So there I am walking among the brickabrack and vintage everything.....swinging my hips, tapping my toes and sometimes quietly singing along! heehee
Sounds like a wonderful day spent with your Mom!
XOXO

Rosemary said...

What a nice day you had!!
I love that music too!
Even my 26 year old daughter likes it.
Have a great day!
Rosemary

Sue said...

Homemade bread and jam, doesn't get any better than that!! lol Sounds like a fun day with Mom, enjoy them all! Hugs!

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

What a wonderful time you must have had! Love that music!!

Cheryl Wray said...

How FUN!!!!!

PEA said...

Like you, I so love Big Band Music and often play it in the car if I'm going on a trip:-) Sounds like you and your mom had such a lovely day and look at all those goodies you saw...those Yankee Candles are soooo very lovely!! xoxo