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Redefining the classics

bigdipper_featured_oct13Every once in a while someone creates a newer rendition of a song that is done so well that it becomes the version of the song in our minds. Johnny Cash did this with Nine Inch Nail’s Hurt. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole did this with Judy Garland’s Over the Rainbow. And in my mind Big Dipper’s song Drip Drop has done this with the song April Showers from the movie Bambi. Sometimes it takes a bear to breathe new life into a 73 year old song about a spring fawn getting wet in the woods.

Thursday, September 8th – 1988

Temp range: 63° – 90°

Warm, dry day.  Still lots of haze & smoke from Yellowstone Park fire – been going on for weeks.  Did laundry.  Washed up eggs, hoses going.  Everything dry.  Guys swathing some feed.  Fixed sliced ham (bone-in), very good.  Rec’d letter from Helen.  After lunch worked on pool about 2 hrs.  Backwashed, swept, etc. Added water.  Bill decided to have guys drill a little more sandy ground on sec.  What drilled last week not up yet.  I wrote Helen.  Called to see if Jeannie is at Larned (they came in to work on well at runway).  I started supper & took gift for Drew up to Jeannie at Ralph’s.

A short NYC run

“Instead, it is that American spirit – that American promise – that pushes us forward even when the path is uncertain; that binds us together in spite of our differences; that makes us fix our eye not on what is seen, but what is unseen, that better place around the bend.”

Barack Obama

Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.

~Anne Morrow Lindbergh