Random Gig Pix

Back to the Bar & Grill

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 father's side.


Here's a true story about that......
   Friday,December 5th,1941......the dam project is finished,but there's still cleanup,
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 Harbor!
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 9/11.......
   She lived to a ripe old age,and I visited her often,in her later years--but I didn't really GET it.
I knew her husband was killed while employed @ the dam,but not the date,
and even if I had,might not have put it together.
   The stress had to be beyond belief.
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
L-R:Me,Steve Gilliam,Robin&Doug Fuller,Dru Thomas
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 24th,'09


Bill Duling Show--May 13th,'09


Take That!....Oh Yeah? Take THAT!!! 

Broncbuster's---May 16th,'09


Neal Schon? James Brown? Buckwheat?


 Past Random Gig Pix Page1   Past Random Gig Pix Page2

 Past Random Gig Pix Page3   Past Random Gig Pix Page4

  Past Random Gig Pix Page5   Past Random Gig Pix Page6

  Past Random Gig Pix Page7   Past Random Gig Pix Page8

    Past Random Gig Pix Page 9  Past Random Gig Pix Page 10

   Past Random Gig Pix Page 11  Past Random Gig Pix Page 12

Past Random Gig Pix 13

Back to the Bar & Grill
















word to html converter html help workshop This Web Page Created with PageBreeze Free Website Builder  chm editor perl editor ide