Saturday, April 15, 2017
This second child of mine was given a drum set and the story began. He joined the middle school band, marched with the high school band as an 8th grader and became the head of the drum line while at high school. He entertained the idea of marching for a college drum line, but ultimately decided that he was not that dedicated to eat, sleep and breathe drumming all the time.He went to another college, transferred to yet another school and finally got his degree in Automotive. Then he went to a festival and connected with a local band. This group was a small three piece ensemble that had no drummer. They were looking to change things up and he was looking to play again. He still helped with the local high school drum line and was encouraging his youngest brother to play percussion also.
This is one of my favorite pictures of #2. It was made at one of the photo shoots for the first band.
Monday, April 3, 2017
Today was rainy and I don't mean a gentle sprinkle. I mean rain that sounds like a monsoon, where the lights flicker and the wind howls as the rain pelts the windows and you are grateful for shelter. Days like these are challenges to teachers of little ones. When you are in the same small room, with the same people and the same toys, you get a bit antsy. So we decided to plant flowers!