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Catching Up… A Week’s Worth

Heading out of Meigs

Heading out of Meigs

So, last Wednesday I started up to Columbus around 2000 to pick my son Zach up at the airport. ON Rt. 33 just off my home road, I noticed this great sunset and just had to take a shot. Zach came in around 2230 and we burned it back to the county so we could get some sleep and hit Burr Oak Lake on Thursday with my pal Jerry, my nephew Montana and Zach and Izze.

We got to the marina about 1000 just in time to snag a pontoon boat.

Let that girl drive...

Let that girl drive...

There was some rain coming according to the radar, our luck was holding.

Zach, surveying his fiefdom

Zach, surveying his fiefdom

Burr Oak is one of those CCC projects… used to be a reservoir… now it’s just a big, beautiful lake for all to enjoy.

Da kidz enjoying the voyage

Da kidz enjoying the voyage

Good times were abounding.

Little bit of rain... who cares?

Little bit of rain... who cares?

A great day for all. Friday, we all headed to the Fur Peace Ranch for a weekend with Tom Feldman on slide, Roy Book Binder, Livingston Taylor and myself. A great weekend of music and fellowship!

If you build it, they will come...

If you build it, they will come...

Saturday night was beautiful… very beautiful. A hot August Ohio night… with good music and lots of people. What a great show Roy and Livingston put on!

Zach and Hurl backstage at the Station

Zach and Hurl backstage at the Station

Before you know it, it was Sunday and student performance.

The campers and us in front of the Station

The campers and us in front of the Station

Tom and I did a little show for the folks Sunday night and Zach and I road our motorcycles home to Hillside Farm. This was his first night ride, so I took the lead. There was a scent in the air… it reminded me of when I was sixteen in Manila, P.I. and I would drive my Lambretta at night. Through the hot, muggy night, the smell of copra would wrap us in it’s sweet aroma. It was like a window time for me. Maybe I was the only rider who got to smell that tropical smell… who knows.

For a very brief moment, I was sixteen again. Nice… that doesn’t happen often.

Today, a half a day of camp and then Zach and I took a 70 mile ride and met the girls at the China Panda in Athens for dinner… then a ride home.

Good times… very good!

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  1. Joey Hudoklin
    August 26th, 2014 at 10:52 | #1

    Blessings & opportunities abound when we are open to the possibilities. Thank you for reporting Jorma.
    The sunset photo is stunning. Ahhhhhh…to be 16 again!
    But, you know what they say…youth is wasted on the young.
    Life is good!

  2. August 26th, 2014 at 12:58 | #2

    The smile on your face helping Izze operate the boat is priceless! Too bad you guys didn’t get to do any fishing. I am really looking forward to Hot Tuna’s set at Lockn and getting to spend some time with my brother. This time they actually announced where it is and what time. Hopefully I’ll be able to stay up past midnight :) .

  3. HOGAN
    August 27th, 2014 at 16:04 | #3

    Hey Jorma,

    What a beautiful sunset just some of Mother Nature’s gifts. I think it’s my favorite part of the day. Thank you for sharing your photo’s and letting us in to your life when your spending precious time with your family. I am bringing my oldest daughter to the show at the Hudson on Saturday and it’s been awhile since it’s been just her and I so we are going to make a day of it and catch the show at night, so looking forward to it.
    Good times indeed…
    Take Care
    Hogan
    :)

  4. johno
    August 28th, 2014 at 12:10 | #4

    Zach looks like a fine young man – a lot like my son. He still reminds me of Buddy Holly. Wow! 140 miles RT for Chinese – I bet it was good. If I had to go that far I’d stock up on Egg Foo Young, Shrimp w/Lobster Sauce etc and freeze it. Looking forward to the Talkhouse out on the East End. Hope I can snag a seat.

  5. carlo pagliano
    August 30th, 2014 at 19:40 | #5

    Rock Them All Home Tonight Jorma!

  6. mrlbem
    August 31st, 2014 at 03:21 | #6

    @carlo pagliano

    He (and Barry) did just that, Carlo. What a show!!

  7. carlo pagliano
    August 31st, 2014 at 05:31 | #7

    Thanks for carin’ Mrlbem! You sure still wear that fantastic unique iridescent face powder one comes into inheritance when living the set, Jorma’s is tailored and embroidered so magically ready for each one us being the reason of HIS so special care that reaches our hearts rockin’ through the air, what a show and what a daybreak walking so on such a September Sunday upper atmosphere.
    Thank You Jorma and thank you Barry, just the thought of You makes my Sunday so live and memorable.
    Steady As She Goes Jorma!

  8. carlo pagliano
    August 31st, 2014 at 11:15 | #8

    Thank You Jorma and thank You Barry,..

  9. carlo pagliano
    September 1st, 2014 at 10:44 | #9

    … when leaving the set,..