Author: Judd, Brooks

Ten Items or Less: May Spring Campout - J.D.- Gene Bach- Amorous Eagles and other Birds
 

Item 1: Spring Camp Out: I made about 5 trips to the Turlock Spring camp out this past week. Since I live but a couple of miles away it was fun to check in on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I was impressed with the number of RV’s, tents etc. I don’t know if there were as many dogs there as CBA members but either way the dogs added a nice touch. I was nursing two painful knees so I used my trusty walking stick to slowly make my way through the grounds. If it hadn’t been for the friendly dogs wagging their tails to all the jams and bluegrass tales one would have thought it was Grass Valley in June….. Good job to all those who put this together.
P.S. Ed Alston: I tried to hook up with you, the gloves and ball but Kismet was not having it.
Item 2: J.D. Rhynes: I attended my first Father’s Day Bluegrass concert in 1987 and I will never forget the sight of the legendary J.D. Rhynes as he emceed the show. There J.D. stood, standing tall in his tailored pants and country tails, ostrich skin boots, white hair flowing under his signature white Stetson hat. I have always felt J.D. added a touch of elegance to the program.
J.D. had also been sharing his culinary secrets with the CBA readers in his monthly column in the CBA Breakdown since, well, since I guess there was a Breakdown. Countless members have been able to bake, sauté, fry, broil, bar-b-que, and steam hundreds of the equally legendary J.D.’s recipes.
19 ˝ years ago J.D. became a member of the CBA Board. This adds up to 12 meetings per year, which equals 334 meetings: 6 hours per meeting (including driving time) equals 2004 hours, which equals 83 full days spent on board meetings or driving to board meetings. Do you think J.D. loves the CBA? Now due to health reasons J.D, has had resign from the board. J.D., may God bless you and keep you and all of us thank you for the blood, sweat, and tears you have put into the CBA. You are loved.
Item 3: Gene Bach: Gene posted that he was undergoing surgery shortly. The CBA family has responded with best wishes and prayers. I will reiterate my posting to Gene. I underwent the same surgery three years ago and Gene if you have any questions just give me a call. Congrats on being a grandpa!
Item 4: Today’s fourth item is taken directly from the San Francisco Chronicle:
“Likely mating ritual proves fatal for eagle:” An acrobatic display of passion proved too much for a pair of eagles engaged in a mating dance over Alaska’s Prince William Sound. The female bird is recovering from injuries sustained when the couple slammed beak-first into a hard snow bank in what her rescuers was an aerial courting ritual gone awry. The male died in the impact, which left the eagles buried upside down at least two feet in the snow in the town on Valdez. Bob Benda, a bird rescuer and biology professor at Prince William Sound Community College, was among those who responded to the Easter Sunday crash. He helped arrange the female’s transfer to the Anchorage based Bird Treatment and Learning Center. (Names were with held pending notification of the male eagle’s relatives.) Is there a bluegrass song here?
Item 5: Speaking of birds: White Dove is a blue grass classic, while “White Bird” by It’s A Beautiful Day is a rock and roll classic. “Mockingbird” is a bluegrass song whereas” Mockingbird” by Inez Fox isn’t. “Grey Eagle” is a bluegrass song, but “Blue Bird” by Buffalo Springfield is definitely a rock song. Can anyone else out there add a few?
In just a few short days I will be leaving for Pasco, Washington to help my daughter, Rhiannon, Mark, and baby William move into their FIRST NEW HOME. They are so excited. I get baby duty and can’t wait to spend time with my grandson, daughter and son in law. Is there anything better than grand children?
See you in Grass Valley!
Item 3: Gene Bach: Gene posted that he was undergoing surgery shortly. The CBA family has responded with best wishes and prayers. I will reiterate my posting to Gene. I underwent the same surgery three years ago and Gene if you have any questions just give me a call. Congrats on being a grandpa!
Item 4: Today’s fourth item is taken directly from the San Francisco Chronicle:
“Likely mating ritual proves fatal for eagle:” An acrobatic display of passion proved too much for a pair of eagles engaged in a mating dance over Alaska’s Prince William Sound. The female bird is recovering from injuries sustained when the couple slammed beak-first into a hard snow bank in what her rescuers was an aerial courting ritual gone awry. The male died in the impact, which left the eagles buried upside down at least two feet in the snow in the town on Valdez. Bob Benda, a bird rescuer and biology professor at Prince William Sound Community College, was among those who responded to the Easter Sunday crash. He helped arrange the female’s transfer to the Anchorage based Bird Treatment and Learning Center. (Names were with held pending notification of the male eagle’s relatives.) Is there a bluegrass song here?
Item 5: Speaking of birds: White Dove is a blue grass classic, while “White Bird” by It’s A Beautiful Day is a rock and roll classic. “Mockingbird” is a bluegrass song whereas” Mockingbird” by Inez Fox isn’t. “Grey Eagle” is a bluegrass song, but “Blue Bird” by Buffalo Springfield is definitely a rock song. Can anyone else out there add a few?
In just a few short days I will be leaving for Pasco, Washington to help my daughter, Rhiannon, Mark, and baby William move into their FIRST NEW HOME. They are so excited. I get baby duty and can’t wait to spend time with my grandson, daughter and son in law. Is there anything better than grand children?
See you in Grass Valley!
 
Posted:  5/7/2010



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