Archive for August 23rd, 2021

Bye Bye Don and Tom T.

We lost Tom T. Hall over the weekend.  If you feel like singing one of his tunes, here are the lyrics to his “I Love”: 

I love little baby ducks, old pick-up trucks 
Slow movin’ trains and rain 
I love little country streams, sleep without dreams 
Sunday school in May and hay 

And I love you too 

I love leaves in the wind, pictures of my friends 
Birds of the world and squirrels 
I love coffee in a cup, little fuzzy pups 
Bourbon in a glass and grass 

And I love you too 

I love honest open smiles, kisses from a child 
Tomatoes on the vine and onions 
I love winners when they cry, losers when they try 
Music when it’s good and life 

And I love you too 

Don Everly also left us this weekend. The Everly Brothers were probably one of the first musical groups I remember with “Wake Up Little Susie.” Bye Bye Don. 

Commentary has been watching CNN’s “The History of the Sitcom.” It is very good, interesting, takes you back to the past and you learn some behind the scenes stuff.   

We had a small birthday celebration for my Dad’s 98th birthday on Saturday. Good grub, birthday cake, brewskies and a shot or two for some. My Dad also belted out a couple of tunes. My sister and her hubby came down from Austin to visit my Dad for a few. I didn’t get to see them though. Oh, well. 

HISD’s school year starts today in full masks. On a related note, the Chron says today that 18% of the new COVID-19 cases at the Texas Medical Center are children. Thank you, Gov. Greg Abbott. 

We should have won yesterday. I saw a tweet this morning that says the Astros haven’t played with their full line-up since June. The Royals are in for three starting this evening. 

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