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Here's a pic from the gig at Grand
Lake,May 23rd,'09...behind us you can see
(the back side of) Pensacola Dam,which
was built in the late 30's/early 40's,
with the help of my grandfather,on my
Here's a true story about
5th,1941......the dam project is finished,but there's still
last minute details,landscaping
etc....so a few of the workforce have been kept on
past the main job of pouring concrete
( for FOUR YEARS!! ) My grandfather is one of them.
The company uses a bus to transport
men to and from the little towns around there---
Friday night,the bus is headed back to
town at the end of the day,and stops to let people off.
A Buick,full of drunk
party-types,fails to stop,and hits the back end of the bus....
where Blackie is sitting. He's brought
to the hospital,and hangs on 'till Saturday--
but loses the struggle.
My Grandmother is left
with 5 children,from age 13 down.....
That would be enough to send some
people over the edge....but then----
the next day,Sunday......Pearl
I don't have to tell you how scary
that would've been to everyone in the US.......
just think back to the WTC on
She lived to a ripe old
age,and I visited her often,in her later years--but I didn't really GET
I knew her husband was killed while
employed @ the dam,but not the date,
and even if I had,might not have put
The stress had to be
I knew she was really cool for
an old lady,but had no clue just how tough
she must've been.
Beneath the Surface.......of the Lake,heh heh
No idea where this was....I just think it's a cool pic. Shot by
TrB,of course--as was eveything else on this page!
My pal Peter Kirch jams @ Twisters--April
Bill Duling Show--May 13th,'09
Take That!....Oh Yeah? Take THAT!!!
Neal Schon? James Brown? Buckwheat?
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