Notes On A Napkin May 7
The highlight of April was definitely my birthday party at the American Legion Hall on SE 122nd. The fabulous Wood Works provided the tunes & the AL served delicious steak & crab. It was band member Kathryn Wood’s birthday celebration as well and the band packed the dance floor regularly. Many friends were on hand for the decadent chocolate cake (provided by friend Ed Jordan, fine drummer for Wood Works) Thanks Ed!. I requested the Beatles’ song When I’m 64 and leader Asher Wood was kind enough to learn it especially for the party. They called me up to the bandstand & I motioned all those at my table to join me to dance, while Asher sang. It was a blast! They also did the Beatles’ Birthday Song and lots of their original tunes.
On my real birthday April 17, friend & PE&D writer Jeff Shivers joined me at the M&M in Gresham to hear outstanding guitarist Terry Robb, who was joined by harmonica player extraordinaire Mitch Kashmar (see Jeff’s article this issue). We enjoyed a salmon dinner & were pleasantly surprised when friends & local musicians Taska & Cliff showed up & joined us.
It was my first trip to the Long Beach Peninsula last month & Jeff helped me get the trailer set up without too much trouble (Thank you Jeff!). The weather was pleasant & we enjoyed walking on the beach, playing fetch with Jeff’s dog Bam Bam, playing gin rummy, reading & eating some great home-cooked meals!
I’m still seeking bands out there who would like to deliver PE&D in exchange for advertising; please call me at 503-253-0513.
‘Til next time, we pray for peace & prosperity......Bonnie Carter, ed.