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Of Time, The River, And Pick ‘n’ Putt

September 22nd, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments
Sheila, Ben and Me

Sheila, Ben and Me

So last Thurday, Sheila, Ben, Greg and myself went on a 250 mile ride… up past Marietta and down a magnificent little road oft touted as the ‘Baby Dragon.’ It was a majestic ride… twisty, contemplative, no traffic and perfect weather.

Perfect!

Country driving... can't beat it!

Country driving... can't beat it!

Before we descended into Hannibal, Ohio… we stopped do drink in the scenery and rest our butts.

No more needs be said...

No more needs be said...

Nice... very nice

Nice... very nice

The view off the mountain down into Hannibal, was truly… picture perfect!

What a day!

What a day!

Then Friday morning came… and so began another grand session at the Fur Peace Ranch. This weekend we hosted Maurice Cridlin, Bill Kirchen, David Wolff of Breakdown Way fame, and myself.

Saturday morning, we gathered at 0800 for our 13th Pick ‘n’ Putt run. We have decided that this will also be our first Marjorie Thompson Memorial Run. Marjorie didn’t ride, but she certainly was a free spirit. I think she would have liked this little tribute.

Before the run, Izze sits on Nessa's bike.

Before the run, Izze sits on Nessa's bike.

Again, weather was perfect for the Saturday Ride.

Gas stop on Rt. 124

Gas stop on Rt. 124

Jerry Bayha, as always, had scrupulously mapped this ride for everyone with mile by mile data. Unfortunately, some health issues prevented Jer’ from making the run with us. Everyone appreciated your efforts on our behalf, and your presence was missed. Get back up on the scoot soon brother.

I lead the pack near Canaan...

I lead the pack near Canaan...

Foto by Dennis Powell

Yeah, it just kept getting better and better…

Sound check for Mac, Jack, and Bill

Sound check for Mac, Jack, and Bill

And then we were back at the Ranch getting ready for Bill’s concert… which, by the bye, was more than stellar.

Before you know it, it was Monday morning… time for a class picture and time to pack up.

These men picked up a storm this weekend...

These men picked up a storm this weekend...

There’s always separation anxiety at the end of each camp… this one was no different. I’ll miss these folks… but it’s time to move on.

Olph… that’s Ole Phil Jacobs, just sent me this pick from Manhattan. Yep… Madison Square Garden… with an ad for Jack’s 70th at the Beacon.

We're big time now!

We're big time now!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

No time for lolligagging…I’ll be starting to record a new Jorma project later this week. Gotta finish writing… gotta practice… gotta ready to Larry Campbell and the gang to show up… and of course, much more will be revealed about this as time goes on.

Now? Well, it’s dinner time folks and I’ve gotta set the table.

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  1. September 22nd, 2014 at 18:12 | #1

    Looks like it was a stellar week. I putt, but I never learned to pick! See you at the birthday show.

  2. carlo pagliano
    September 22nd, 2014 at 21:31 | #2

    Wow & Super Wow
    Jorma takes point on the New Jorma Project.
    Take off now any day into new amazing Rock adventures Jorma’s way.
    A new Jorma CD is rolling down the alley and well into the air, simply bursting with joy I do myself prepare.
    Always Thanks Jorma!
    Steady As She Goes

  3. Ben
    September 23rd, 2014 at 08:36 | #3

    And let us not forget the World Premier showing of, “Fur Peace Ranch – The Movie” which was presented Saturday evening at Fur Peace Station, soon to be available for general consumptiion/perusal! Andy Walla and crew did a great job with this 25-minute film.

  4. johno
    September 23rd, 2014 at 11:14 | #4

    A rolling stone gathers no moss. Great shot of Hot Tuna @ the Beacon on 7th Avenue. Can’t wait for this new project! Less than 3 months til Jack’s Birthday Party. It’s a great time to be a Tuna fan.

  5. cyndy consentino
    September 23rd, 2014 at 11:48 | #5

    Dear Jorma,
    Beautiful pictures and post. So nice the ride was dedicated to Marjorie!
    Today is the first day of Fall, enjoy the season!

    Stay well,
    Cyndy

  6. John B
    September 23rd, 2014 at 13:59 | #6

    Thanks for sharing with us Jorma.Such lovely pictures of the Ohio countryside . Wish I could have made Bill Kirchens show at the Ranch but I just couldn’t pull it off. As summer came to a close yesterday I found myself thinking of the summer shows that I did make it to. The nine hour drive to the Ranch is a big part of it for me. My Dad was born and raised in Granville West Virginia so I have made many a trip to the Mountain State. With dad gone five years now my trips to your place awaken memories long dormant . We will all see you at the Beacon in December as we gather to celebrate Jack and by extension ourselves. Looking forward to your new project.

    Thanks for everything Jorma,
    John:

  7. HOGAN
    September 23rd, 2014 at 14:30 | #7

    Hey Jorma,

    Looks like you had a beautiful day for a ride, hopefully you will have some more nice weather before the snow flies to get some more riding in with your buddy Jerry. I think you guys represented Marjorie proud. Can’t wait to hear the end results of the new project……
    “Remember to never ride faster than your Guardian Angel can fly.”
    Be Safe…..

    Hogan
    🙂

  8. johno
    September 24th, 2014 at 11:34 | #8

    Don’t worry Guardian Angels fly really fast – and they never make mistakes.

  9. September 25th, 2014 at 01:29 | #9

    La’Shanah Tova :))

  10. Andy K
  11. chuck newman
    September 25th, 2014 at 18:24 | #11

    Great to hear about the new project. I would like to put in an early Holiday plug for some of that great Jorma humor and some Holiday songs.