Birthday Bash at Bright Place
Saturday night is the first
Sat. night in a long time that
I have been out. And I had a great
There is a funny story to me about
Julie and I ~
I met her and hubby James about
5 yrs ago when I was dating Chris.
When I met both Julie and James nothing
jumped out at me. But about 1.5 yrs ago
Julie posted her senior pic of FB.
It hit me...I knew her, you know like
before I met her at Chris'.
I sent a message asking if she went
to DuPont? Nope she was a McGavock
student so that was not where I knew
her from. But the fact she lived
in Donelson was somewhat of a clue.
Where had I been hanging out that I
could have met her and her being a few
yrs younger than me.
We worked there together, she supervised
check outs and I worked the service desk.
We had good times together, talking and
laughing but when I left there I never
saw her again....
or thought I didn't!
I was about 22 at the time making
her around 18.
This is James, Julie's man and the
James is a postman and he has met
many, many people over the years.
He has met a lot of pickers!!
What? Some of you are probably shaking
or scratching your head wondering
what I mean.
Well, I live in Nashville so we are used to
More on that in a bit...
but lets get down to the good stuff.
Oh my gosh, this bash started at 5:30 but folks
came and went. I was there as the photographer so
I was there almost to the end.
With folks coming and going food
kept coming....and coming....
and I don't eat much at a setting but
I was trying everything that came in, there
was a point I thought I might have to
go behind the garage and loss some of it.
Anyway, lots of friends were there.
As well as pickers.
These two started it off.
Then James got in to it.
Playing the steel guitar.
Dude on the steel guitar was
talented...he had a harmonica for
every note you can play.
This guy came with a friend of James.
He was in from Switzerland.
You see last weekend was CMA
Country Music Association in downtown
Nashville. Streets are closed off, stars
perform...big deal and this guy
came in for CMA so he jumped in and
played along with his friend. They stayed
an hour then had to leave for a concert but
as they left, more pickers came.
And like I said...as more came,
so did the food.
The cool thing about pickers, they do not have
music laid out in front of them. They just play,
they sang and as one would start a song the
others just picked up with and went.
James actually turned 52 in Dec.
When Julie asked what he wanted he
told her he wanted a party in the
spring or early summer.
Keep in mind before tomorrows post
that Julie and James live on an
amazing spot of land. They
named it the
Pics of The Bright Place will
come tomorrow also, and I will leave
you with this...
it is a photographers dream!
I am envious!