It's about time.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Big Change Of Plans, Making New Friends and Memorable Entertainment.

Our Location today is La Posa South L.T.V.A., Quartzsite, Arizona, U.S.A.

When we finally woke up this morning we still were not sure what today would hold for us. Even though we have set up our base here in Quartzsite for this winter, we try to do things that we haven’t done or seen before. This past week really had us questioning what we would be doing but after using the Generic Version of Mucinex we are both alive and feeling more like our selves today. 
The New Christy Minstrels.
Last week while out and about we picked up the latest addition of the Desert Messenger News which is a Free News Tabloid of what is happening in Quartzsite. We had found a couple of things of interest to do but when you aren’t feeling well, who knows if you’ll get to it. 
Randy Sparks, Song Writer and the Originator of the
New Christy Minstrels.
Going through our usual routine this morning, Breakfast, Computers and Chores we wanted to liven things up a bit. Life can’t always be about work and no play which becomes very boring not only to those reading but to those of us living this life. 
Tholow Chan the only know
Chinese Folk Bass Player.
Before we got sick we had immediately thought that attending a Concert at the QIA Building would be great. We had heard from others who had attended last year how they loved it. We missed out because we were attending the Lake Havasu Hot Air Balloon Festival at the time. 
Becky Jo Benson know as the mom of the group
is one of the youngest members since 1997.
After a lite snack for lunch we took the chance that there would still be Tickets available at the door. Having never been down to Ironwood Road we found it interesting to find this Entertainment Mecca in the mist of things we were taking for granted. (Sounds like what most of us say about our Home Towns.) 
Dave Rainwater wears many different hats
and is a Championship Fiddle Player.
Since I wanted to get pictures I insisted that we sit in as straight a line with the stage as possible. The few empty chairs remaining in the front section were all reserved but there was an entire row against the back wall. Within minutes the hall was starting to fill and finally a proper looking couple sat with us. They were Sheryl and Gordon Six from Oregon and are presently camped out on Plomosa Road with a group of RV Friends. We would have a chance to visit before the show, during the intermission and after the show. 
Sue Harris is known as the
best girl type entertainer in the group.

Today’s concert was the Tenth Year in a row that the New Christy Minstrels have appeared in Quartzsite. Randy Sparks who is now 85 Years Young and the creator of the New Christy Minstrels has been entertaining since the late 50’s. He was the first member of the troupe to be onstage where he gave us a history lesson of how he had written the song Hi Jolly. It was about the history of Quartzsite and had become the Town Song for decades since its release.
David Deutschendorf plays guitar and banjo
but due to back problems wasn't playing.
He is also the uncle to the late John Denver.
Bit by bit other members of the group were brought up and introduced. Though there was some onstage bantering about the Ethnicity of some of the group but it was all in gest. It was strongly remarked to the audience that we are all one in this life and we should treat one another as friends no matter where we go. 
Greg O'Haver been with the band since 1967
The show had started at 2:00 with only a Fifteen-Minute Intermission break it carried on until 4:30. Each of the entertainers performed at least one solo number as well as a mixture of hits made famous by the Minstrels through out the years that we all remembered.

After the show was over we had a few more minutes to visit before saying our good byes with our new-found friends Sheryl and Gordon, that we hope to cross paths with somewhere down the road.

We drove over to the Stage Coach Restaurant where we had our supper. Only five tables were occupied when we walked in but by the time our food arrived the place was packed. 
Gordon and Sheryl Six
By the time we left the restaurant the Sun had already hidden itself behind the mountains yet continued to light our way until we were back Home in La Posa South LTVA

We’ll wait until tomorrow to decide what will happen with our day. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment and click on the pictures to enlarge them. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

Words of Inspiration

As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.

James Boswell, Scottish Biographer

3 comments:

  1. What a great show!! So glad you felt well enough to enjoy it!! Life is better when you aren't sick!!

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  2. Glad your feeling better and were able to take in a show.

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  3. Wow! I missed your post. That is an amazing group of entertainers. It is nice to see quality entertainment in the middle of the desert.

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