I was running out of options, having done heavy construction for 36 years, because my body felt like an old rusty truck run hard then left in the field. I have to say I had thoughts of giving up as I watched a 90-year-old dancing to Fiddle music.
I truly miss the members of my family from this generation who are all gone and having been a fledgling musician since the ’70s, I have never encountered this level of generosity and kindness. As you might know us Rock and Rollers from the ’60s are a little spoiled and self-obsessed.
I made more great friends like Big John and Don Amick, and Larry Sadler invited me to come and play at The Masonic Home in Union City. I started going up there and am now on a first-name basis with about 200 more of the Greatest Generation. As I regularly visit my friends in the hospital wing of the home I feel as close as I have ever been to understanding God’s will for me. I thought I was doing them a favor and words cannot express what they have done for me.
From the May 2013 newsletter
“Tom proposed to Ruth, and of course she said yes.”
And yes, it happened right here at the District 9 jam, folks! Come on out and join us! You never know what adventures await…