Author: Judd, Brooks

Ten Items or Less--I Had a Dream
 

Today's column from Brooks Judd
Friday, October 1, 2010

I had a dream the other night and in my dream I was writing the annual April 1 Welcome Column for the CBA and all the items, though they were “April Fool” worthy, were actually true. Here goes.

Item 1: CBA membership took a dramatic leap and almost doubled as a record 1,758 new memberships have been taken and recorded since the 2010 Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival.

Item 2: A record 75 CBA members filled out forms to run for the CBA Board. Because of the number of candidates a special edition of the CBA Breakdown had to be printed to carry all the candidate’s campaign statements.

Item 3: Based on item #2, all the current CBA Board members have met and agreed that the field of 75 candidates is so strong and informed that they have decided not to run in 2011 and take a much needed rest. The CBA sends out a group hug and a huge “Thank You” to all of the CBA Board members who have sweated blood, sweat and tears over these past years.

Item 4: In a decision that has the entire CBA community buzzing, TV station CMT has decided to broadcast not only primetime performances but the entire 2011 Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival. A CMT spokesperson said that CMT has been closely watching the CBA for some time now and has come to the conclusion that the CBA’S annual Father’s Festival is now universally known as one of the elite bluegrass festivals in the world.

Item 5: After a long and arduous board meeting the Grass Valley Board of Supervisors has decided to lower their rental fee of the Grass Valley Fairgrounds to $1. The Board feels the CBA has brought so much positive publicity to its small fair city that charging anything over $1 would be downright mean and counter productive.

Item 6: Due to the troubling economy bands that have agreed to play at the 2011 Father’s Day Festival have met privately and have decided to cut back their asking prices by 15% to insure that the CBA keeps on rolling.

Item 7: Item # 6 may not be needed: The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival pioneer and promoter, Warren Hellman, has graciously granted the CBA $1,000,000 to be used to set up a grant under the CBA’s name to maintain solvency and continue to put on the best bluegrass shows in the country.(World)

Item 8: J.D. Rhyne’s new cookbook has gone over the one million mark in copies sold and J.D. has been asked to appear on Oprah. After J.D. shares recipes with Oprah he will embark on the talk show circuit, beginning with visits to the Letterman and Leno shows. Congratulations to J.D.
Item 9: Speaking of books, Rick Cornish, long time CBA Chairman of the Board, now retired, has just been notified that he has won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction in his quasi-biographical, “True Stories, Well, Almost True Stories of a Left-Handed Fiddle Player.” Rick’s book of tales (some tall, some not so tall) of his early years, high school, college, post college and CBA years has just topped the 3 million mark in books sold. It recently went into its third printing and will be coming out in paperback this June to coincide with the 2011 Father’s Day Festival.

The now famous cover artwork for Rick’s book, done by his lovely wife, Lynn, has captured the eyes of the art world and has awarded Lynn the prestigious Cadbury award for artwork. Because of this the bluegrass community is urging the U.S. Post Office to issue a “Bluegrass Stamp” of Lynn’s beautifully done painting of her three adorable Labs joyously romping through a sunflower speckled field at the Cornish’s home in Sonora.

Item 10: March 2011: The San Francisco Giants raced onto the field in the warm Arizona sun for the first day of spring training. The Giants will face reporters and do something they have never had to do since they moved to San Francisco in 1958. The San Francisco Giants will willingly and most graciously discuss in full detail how they won the 2010 World Series.

To quote Mr. Louis Armstrong, “And what a wonderful world it would be.”

Quiz time: What cat loving poet said this in a very famous poem? “I should have been a pair of ragged claws, scuttling across the floors of silent seas.” Need help? Here’s another line from the same poem. “I have heard the mermaids singing each to each; I do not think they will sing to me.”

No, it isn’t Bill Monroe.

Until next time, read a book, listen to and make some music, say yes to someone and make a child smile.


meals the entire week of the camp out. As a result, he has asked for a few volunteers to assist in the kitchen. Anyone interested in doing so, contact me, Steve Tilden, via e-mail (lavapig@cot.net ) or phone (1-530-938-0388 - home - or 1-530-925-1856 - cell.) and I will assist Walt to coordinate the volunteers.

Walt has gone to great lengths to organize events throughout the week of the FCO. The entire list of events and proposed meals appears later in this article. One of the events is a horseshoe tossing contest and Walt is in need of donated prizes for that event. It is suggested that those who wish to donate prizes, bring an appropriate adult gag gift (Remember, there will be kids present.).

Vic Yeakle has once again offered to provide a sound system for a days’ long open mike and for all who care to ply their talents. From all outward appearances, this will be a cake walk for me; my role suddenly appears miniscule (A good thing, perhaps?).

As to the particulars, the facility is located at the Lighthouse Marina at 151 Brannon Island Rd, Isleton, California. The camp out will be held between Monday October 11th through Sunday October 17th of this year. Camping fees are $25 a night for RVs and $15 a night for tent campers. Pets are welcome and there is a one time $3 fee to include pets. The facilities include a large day/night room with dance floor, kitchen facilities and a privacy room for any closed door meetings. Fully equipped bungalows (nine) are offered at discount rates ($65.00 a night. Call 916-777-5511 for bungalow reservations.). Playground facilities are available for the kids. A small general store is on the property. A restaurant is located over the water across the levee from the camp ground. Numerous RV hook up (water and electricity) sites are available at the Lighthouse.

“CALIFORNIA BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION FALL CAMP OUT ACTIVITIES”

*All Prices and Menu Items are subject to Change
Monday Oct. 11
8:00 AM COFFEE & LIGHTHOUSE MCMUFFIN – (See Menu for Pricing)
12 - 1:30 PM BBQ - Club House Patio - Hamburgers, Cheese Burgers, Hot Dogs & Polish Dogs Entrées include all the fixings & chips (See menu for pricing) Soda’s & Water $1

Tuesday Oct. 12
8:00 AM COFFEE & LIGHTHOUSE MCMUFFIN – (See Menu for Pricing)
12 – 1:30 PM BBQ - Club House Patio - Hamburgers, Cheese Burgers, Hot Dogs & Polish Dogs Entrées include all the fixings & chips (See menu for pricing) Soda’s & Water $1
6 – 7 PM MEXICAN DINNER – Club House
Sign up at the Edie Mart

Wednesday Oct. 13
8:00 AM COFFEE & LIGHTHOUSE MCMUFFIN – (See Menu for Pricing)
12 – 1:30 PM BBQ - Club House Patio - Hamburgers, Cheese Burgers, Hot Dogs & Polish Dogs Entrées include all the fixings & chips (See menu for pricing) Soda’s & Water $1
6 – 7 PM PORK LOIN DINNER – Club House (See menu for pricing)
Menu: Pork Loin, Baked Potato, Vegetable, Salad & Dinner Roll
Sign up at the Edie Mart

Thursday Oct. 14
8:00 AM COFFEE & LIGHTHOUSE MCMUFFIN – (See Menu for Pricing)
12 – 1:30 PM BBQ - Club House Patio - Hamburgers, Cheese Burgers, Hot Dogs & Polish Dogs
Entrées include all the fixings & chips (See menu for pricing) Soda’s & Water $1
2 PM Horseshoe Tournament – Horseshoe Pits (Prize for 1st 2nd & 3rd place)
6 – 7 PM BBQ SPARERIB DINNER with Baked Beans, Coleslaw & Dinner Roll. Sign up at the Edie Mart


Friday Oct. 15
8:00 AM COFFEE & LIGHTHOUSE MCMUFFIN – (See Menu for Pricing)
12 – 1:30 PM BBQ - Club House Patio - Hamburgers, Cheese Burgers, Hot Dogs & Polish Dogs Entr
 
Posted:  10/1/2010



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