Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Saturday's Pot Luck Jam



We just got back from a wonderful afternoon,
enjoying good friends and good food.


These are some of my fellow musicians.
When we get together . . . it is always a good time.

Me and my sweet Steve.

Blogging sisters . . . just want to have fun :)

I hope that you are all having
a joy filled weekend.


Your blogging sister,
Connie
Posted by Picasa

49 comments:

  1. You are a ray of sunshine. I bet you all play some foot-stompin' music at least some of the time.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Sara, we play a huge variety from bluegrass, country, blues, gospel, folk, 50, 60 & 70 rock, and even polkas . . . let's just say we are a well rounded group, LOL.
      Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for visiting.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

      Delete
  2. Love these pictures!
    Especially the one of you and your sweetheart; oh, and the first one; and the second one... *grin**
    I admit it, I love them all.

    How I would have love to have been there, and listened to you all play!

    love,
    K.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Kerin, we would have loved having you . . . Good fun, good music and lots of food :)
      I stepped right off my diet, but I'm back on today :)
      Have a marvelous day and thanks for stopping by.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

      Delete
  3. Connie- You are just beautiful- inside and out! I love how sweet you and your dear heart look together. Blessing to you and Happy Sunday- xo Diana

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Good Morning Diana, Thank you . . . Steve and I have molded into one person through the years and I can not imagine life without him right here by my side. Thirty eight years ago at the end of February, he appeared at my door. He say, I know that you don't know me, but would you like to go out. I said no, then the next week I ask him out . . . we've been together ever since. We'll have our 37 wedding anniversary in April :).
      Thanks so much for popping in and for being such a sweet dear friend.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

      Delete
  4. When I first read the title I thought you were making jam (I think you call it jelly!!). What a fun afternoon you had. Spending time with friends, making music and eating what more could you want xxxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Fran, it was a wonderful afternoon . . . I wish you and Pete could have joined us :)
      Have a lovely day and thanks so much for popping in . . . I love your company :)
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

      Delete
  5. Looks like so much fun--music brings people together--how fun!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Sandy . . . it certainly does. It is like a smile, it doe's not matter what language you speak you can have music and enjoy it together.
      Wishing you a perfect day.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

      Delete
  6. How fun! I can almost hear the music now :)

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Stephanie, we would have loved to have you here with us. It was a good time and the more the merrier:)
      Thanks for visiting, you're a sweetie-pie.
      Your blogging sister, Connie

      Delete
  7. What fun, you and your sweetie are adorable!!

    Carol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Carol, it was a very nice afternoon . . . just a bunch of old geezers having a good time :)
      Wish you were here :)
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

      Delete
  8. I hope you have a great weekend too. You must have a blast playing with all your buddies. I love the photo of you and Steve together!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Melanie, It was a good time . . . our daughter refers to it as one of our "Geezer Parties", but she has been calling it that for 20 years, :)
      Wishing you sunny skies or a great umbrella.
      Oh my, I'll bet you have a collection. Have you ever done an umbrella post?
      Sounds fun to me!
      Have a marvelous day and thanks so much for stopping by.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

      Delete
  9. Looks like fun. My goal this year is to actually get good enough to play for someone. I finally got the strumming part to sound like strumming! And I'm learning notes and picking. I'm enjoying it. Wish I had more time to practice. It does look like you have a good foot stomping group of fun people there!

    Cindy Bee

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Cindy, we do have a marvelous time together. I wish that I lived closer we could form a duo and go around playing at the local nursing homes together. You would not believe the pleasure that you get from playing for them. One of the places where I go solo is an Alzheimer's home . . . they may not remember a lot of things, but sometimes I'll see one or more of them mouthing along to an old tune. Music can be such a magical thing . . . after playing in a place like that I feel so gloriously blessed, and I feel like this little gift of music that I have is being used in the best possible way. It's a joyful thing :)
      You have been one of my dearest and sweetest followers. I feel a little hug every time I see that you've left a comment. Have a wonderful day.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

      Delete
  10. Replies
    1. Hello Anne . . .yes we are, we're a good bunch of friends.
      Thanks for stopping by and visiting . . . I love company.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

      Delete
  11. It looks like fun...and I bet it sounded great.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Janet, It is a lot of fun every time we get together.
      This particular time we thought and brought a camera.
      We had not had a group shot in a few years, although we get together several times a month.
      Thank you for stopping by, I adore company and get so much pleasure reading the comments left by my blogging friends.
      Have a wonderful day.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

      Delete
  12. Looks like a great time- bet it sounded great too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Terri, thanks for stopping by . . . yes it was a great time!
      Have a sweet day yourself.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

      Delete
  13. Looks like a really good time! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Connie, Seeing you with all your musician friends....takes me back to when I was 6-8 years old. My father had a mandolin and he would get with two other men who played guitars. We kids always liked to hear the music.xo,Susie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Susie, I absolutely adore hearing the mandolin. We have a friend that played with us all the time, but he has become widowed and his children moved him closer to them. He is missed, but some of the group travel and visit him and play together. I hate driving in the winter, but when the weather turns to spring, I'll have to make the trip. Music is a miraculous thing :)
      Have a lovely day.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

      Delete
  15. Hi Connie ... love the pictures. How fun!

    Kathy M.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you . .. Kathy . . . you are a sweetie :)

      Delete
  16. You look such a happy crowd there Connie. I'm sorry I haven't been visiting here from Heartforhome-making, but I had messed up my feed settings and didn't see your updates!

    Big hugs

    Lesley

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Lesley, I am so excited to hear from you . . . hoping that you can help me.
      When I go to my blog reader list (on my dashboard). . . it is not there. It sounds like I am in the same boat that you were.
      I do not have the list of post up dates and do not know how to get it back.
      What did you do?
      Hope to hear from you and thank you so very much for stopping by. It is wonderful to see you again. I'm coming over to your blog right now to post this and to see what you have been up to :)
      Have a joy-filled and wonderful day.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

      Delete
  17. I'm glad I finally get to see you! Is this a band and you are in it, or just a group of friends who love to play together? I would love to see you play if you post a video. What kind of music do you play?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Ginny, The answer to your question is yes and yes . . . Within this group are members of the Old Time Fiddlers which I am a member and travel around playing with them. Also, in this group are friends that we all get together with at least once a week and just play together in one of the gentleman's garages :)
      We play every thing from gospel, country, folk, 50, 60, and 70 rock and roll, blues and bluegrass. They are all really nice folks and we have a lot of fun. I started playing almost four years ago, so I am the beginner in the group. One of our friends (the fellow in the front row with the banjo) has been playing for over 75 years. He use to play with some dance bands around San Fransisco back when Saturday night was dance night across American. We do not have a video on You Tube or anywhere that I know of :)

      I have been enjoying our correspondence . . . you are becoming a wonderful blogging friend.
      Have a lovely week, your blogging sister,
      Connie :)

      Delete
  18. Replies
    1. Hi Sharon . . . yep, we do have fun :)

      Delete
  19. Looks like a fun group. Love that pic of you and your guitar!

    ReplyDelete
  20. You rock Connie!!! I love the pictures! And Steve's overalls! I need to get me some. I spend too much time pulling my pants up while doing chores!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Kelly, I have a pair and they are fun to wear and great to work in . . . a little bit harder to go to the bathroom in :) but I think every farm-girl and gardener should have a pair :)
      Once a year I paint freckles on my face, put my hair in two braids or ponytails, wear a straw hat and my bid overalls and head to our local Head Start preschool and play and sing for the kids. It's a lot of fun and they all sing along. We do, the doors on the bus, farmer in the dell, etc.

      Have a lovely day and thanks for your sweet comment.
      Your blogging sister, Connie:)

      Delete
  21. Evening Connie! Oh, how I would LOVE to hear you and your friends Playin your MUSIC! I know I would enjoy it so much! You guys are a FINE Looking group! This looks to be so much FUN...bless you all! from one sweetie to another~~~Roxie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Roxie, we do have a very nice time every time we play together.
      That's about 8 or 9 times a month for me :), but some of them play
      even more often than that. I think it keeps us young, and what's better
      than always having a song in your heart.
      Thanks for stopping by and letting me introduce you
      to some of my many friends. Life is good.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

      Delete
  22. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  23. What a great looking group of happy people! I just know I would love hearing your music. Love the picture of you and your "Sweet Steve". You look so pretty!!

    Tresa

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow! Thank you.
      We do have a lot of fun whenever we play together:)
      Thanks for stopping by and for the lovely comment.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

      Delete
  24. Looks like fun!
    I enjoy singing, hubby strums the guitar, it's a great way to spend a day together.
    You look really happy!

    Ciao Bella
    Carmelina

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Carmelina, Music is a wonderful way to spend time with someone you love. I bought my daughter a ukulele for her birthday and couple years ago and we have our known little jam sessions when I visit. It's lots of fun:)
      Have a great day and keep singing :)
      Your blogging sister, Connie

      Delete
  25. Looks like a fun musical group!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Amy . . . we do have a great time together :)

      Delete