Sunday, June 14, 2009
Beautiful Ohio, "Where All the Women Are Strong..."
T'ain't nothing better for a weary soul than to be alongside the banks of the mighty Ohio on a misty summer's evening. It's a beautiful stretch of waterway out by Old Coney where the river bends its path through the hills of southern Ohio overlooking Kentucky.
We went last night to see a group of our most favorite people--Garrison Keillor and his Prairie Home Companion show. Many jokes about flying pigs, beer, and our famous "Cincinnati Chili"--make mine a 4-way, please. Billy Collins was there on stage reading from his newest book of poetry, Ballistics, we heard the latest adventures of Guy Noir, private eye, and all the happenings in Lake Wobegon.
We sang The Star Spangled Banner and Amazing Grace. We heard opera and harmonica solos and a couple of singer/songwriters from the deserts of Australia while the breeze brought to us smells of newly cut grass and honeysuckle.
If you have a chance to hear the program on NPR today Hubby and I are the ones whooping and whistling. We do love our National Public Radio.
please note: music by Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson