Monday, October 12, 2009

Ruby Tuesday



A couple of weekends ago, our town hosted a "Get Down Down Town" Festival. There were lots of vendors selling everything from food: funnel cakes, giant corn dogs, polish sausages, freshly squeezed lemonade, and snow cones to hand made items, such as John Deere tractor replicas made from old metal sewing machines, purses, and much more. There was a rock climbing wall for the kids but most importantly in front of the court house, there was a stage set up where many great acts performed. There was some local talent like Haley Stevens. She's a young country music singer with a lot of talent. She opened up for a country music band that has been around for most of my life, Shenandoah. Back in the day, Brien and I used to go dancing at a local teen dance club. In fact, this is where we met. I remember dancing to great songs like, "If Bubba Can Dance", "Rock My Baby", "Janie Baker's Love Slave", and "Momma Knows", and my all time favorite, "I'll Go Down Lovin' You". What a great band. Listening to them brought back so many great memories. If you would have told me 15 years ago when I was a teenie bopper two-stepping and line dancing to their music that some day I would be sitting on court square with three kids in my lap singing along to their songs I would have told you that you were nuts and I'd most likely be single working one of those boring IT jobs! I am so happy with the way my life has turned out. I can't imagine things any other way. I married my sweet heart and we have three sweet hearts of our own to raise. I only hope that music can be as influential in their lives as it has been in mine.

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12 comments, add yours here:

Cheerio said...

Have not been blogging for quite some time but I do remember have joined in this Ruby posts. Hope am still welcome here. Anyway, have just the perfect post for this Ruby day.

DrillerAA09 said...

Great Ruby Tuesday post. It's always fun to have a story with the capture. Have a great Ruby Tuesday.

Amazing Gracie said...

Not participating but just to tell you that your kids are going to bless you because you're such a wonderful mom! Never doubt your talents...
~~~Blessings~~~

eileeninmd said...

Nice post and family photo. Thanks for sharing.

Patois said...

Not entirely sure what a Ruby Tuesday post is, but I sure love this one.

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the story with the photo...
Great smile on his lips too.


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Linda said...

I think if most of us had been told years ago where we'd be today we'd all have said "NO WAY!" very loudly and emphatically and ended up here anyway!

Sounds like a really nice festival and a good time!

Sandee said...

Music will be as big a part of their lives as it was for you and hubby. I too married my sweetheart. That part made me smile.

Have a terrific day Tisha. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Twisted Cinderella said...

This is a great post!

Patti said...

I enjoyed reading this, Tisha. Nothing like marrying your sweetheart. ;-) Ralph and I weren't teen-agers when we met, but that's OK.
Sounds like that was a fun, family-oriented festival.

Happy Ruby Tuesday! I'm all set with a Looking at the Sky photo for Friday. woo hoo!

maryt/theteach said...

Great post, Tisha! Junie Rose won the Giveaway! I'm posting right now for Looking at the Sky on Friday... :)

Minnesota Trucking Jobs said...

I'm happy that you found your sweetheart. It's always nice to hear about supportive, happy relationships. Yay!