Saturday, June 21, 2008

It's been a strange Saturday morning. I woke up in a funk and wanted to listen to Gaither Homecoming type music. While exploring their videos on You-Tube and listening to several, I learned of the death last month of Dottie Rambo. Since I rarely listen anymore to the radio stations that play Southern Gospel, I had not heard this sad news. LaRue, did you know about this?

For those of you who don't know, LaRue and I, along with our friend Willene, used to sing in a trio and we've done Dottie Rambo's songs - "I've Never Been This Homesick Before" was probably my favorite, or maybe "We Shall Behold Him." She was a good singer and a prolific songwriter.

It's my friend Jean's 87th birthday, and I took her a card and some books. She told me the flowers in church tomorrow were given in her honor by her son and daughter-in-law. Maybe we can take a few to make a smaller bouquet for her after the service. I plan to buy her lunch after church, then I'm headed to Tupelo.

Mary Ann, Clay and Cooper are at her mother's for a few days, so I'm driving up to see them for a day or two, and maybe celebrate Clay's 14th birthday while I'm there. I'm planning to take Gus and Jay-Jay with me, and I borrowed several CD's from my neighbor Art to play on the way. Mike doesn't know about this yet, and I don't plan to tell him until in the morning. It's the only way I know to cut his worrying to a minimum.


Zoilus said...

Thanks for the drive-by, family. We love y'all, too.

C J Garrett said...

From LaRue:

Yes, I knew about Dottie Rambo. She was on her way to a performance. Wow, still touring in her seventies!! I wish I could remember where I saw it, but there was a documentary about her a few days after she died. I knew she had written a lot of songs but I was surprised by some of them.

I saw Willene at the Peters' family reunion the first Sat in June. We sat w/ the Berryman/Riley/Kelly families during the meal. Willene's granddaughter is 2-1/2 and a live wire. (Wonder where she got that?!)

Thanks for the memories.