Sunday, January 27, 2008


Last night we went to a local country jamboree. Chuck stumbled upon this and thought it would be interesting. I felt like it was a scene out of a movie. I have never seen so many banjos and geetars (guitars) and fiddles. It was fun to listen to all these groups and watch the people enjoy the music.

After checking out the groups outside, we went inside and got some dinner (sloppy joes and fries) and watched the group on the stage. Each group gets a chance to jam out on the stage in the community building.

One of the things I am determined to do it just enjoy what each area has to offer. This happens every Saturday night at this community center. Everyone could tell we were newbies.


Anonymous said...

Looks Like a lot of fun!

Christy said...

Now ya'll feel right at home in our neck of the woods.

Lee & Bev Hotchkiss said...

Good for you! It looks like fun! Looks like lots of OPs there? Mom

Susan said...

Looks like fun being a HILLBILLY! I want to be a HILLBILLY too. Of course that was Chuck's plate with ALL the ketchup. Brenton could top Chuck in the condiment department I think. Thanks for the fun pictures of your world. Hey, I just met 2 missionaries in Tokyo who are from Florida.

Chuck said...

Yum!!! Thar ain't nuthin' like a big ol' sloppy Joe when yur lisnin ta bajo muzik! Yee haw!!! lol.

And yes! I LOVE ketchup! (Oh, and btw, it's not "catsup" it's "ketchup" always & only! Who would want to eat anything called "Cats Up?" Yuk-o! Who came up with this variation anyways???) Well... I looked it up. Here's the answer (courtesy of

Word History: The word ketchup exemplifies the types of modifications that can take place in borrowing — both of words and substances. The source of our word ketchup may be the Malay word kēchap, possibly taken into Malay from the Cantonese dialect of Chinese. Kēchap, like ketchup, was a sauce, but one without tomatoes; rather, it contained fish brine, herbs, and spices. Sailors seem to have brought the sauce to Europe, where it was made with locally available ingredients such as the juice of mushrooms or walnuts. At some unknown point, when the juice of tomatoes was first used, ketchup as we know it was born. But it is important to realize that in the 18th and 19th centuries ketchup was a generic term for sauces whose only common ingredient was vinegar. The word is first recorded in English in 1690 in the form catchup, in 1711 in the form ketchup, and in 1730 in the form catsup. All three spelling variants of this foreign borrowing remain current.

Then again, I might opt for "Cats Up" over fish brine. Double yuk.