Monday, February 21, 2011
Recital and Louis
It's tonight! For those who can come, it is at 6:30 P.M. at the Piano Gallery up in Orem on State Street. Across from the Scerra theater.
What do you do for fun, was a question I was asked all of the time growing up when people would find out we didn't have a television. WHAT? NO TV? What ever do you do for fun?
Well, at first we would sit around and stare at each other all day. Got very boring. That was during pre-hysterical times. It was a fine day when the snarfblatt was invented. We made very fine music.
The Native's will show you how to make fine music tonight.
Books. Lots and lots of books. We would escape into all sorts of worlds and after I'd read all of my favorites a gazillion times I would venture and try a book that judging by the cover didn't look like it was my type but, I was bored and wanted something new.
Louis L'Amour. We had a bunch of his books. I remember them all lined up on the shelf. Little paper back books with a little rooster on the bottom of the back spine. What publishing house is that...... I don't know. I just remember the little rooster.
I chose one one day having doubts that I would care what was between the pages. I tried another, and another, and another. I read them all. I was hooked. Who'd have thought, a teenage girl would dive into the world of Louis L'Amour? The John Wayne of paperback novels.
This weekend I went to my bookshelves looking for a book to read. I've read them all. I wanted something new. Didn't feel like going to the library. I ran my hands over the spines of my books looking. My fingers came to rest on the spine of a book I've not read in several years. An old friend. Good ol' Louis.
"The Lonesome God's". If you've not read it before..... may I make a suggestion? Do it. Invite in my good old friend Louis and sit and let him take you on an adventure for awhile. It's a good one and I don't think you'll regret it.
Just like you won't regret coming tonight to see The Native's play the snarfblatt.