We had decided to stay over another day after the Olney Memorial because…Jon Byrd. I mean….we're not about to leave town on a day he is playing. I'm glad we did…as we had a lovely day. A morning wandering in the rain, taking a few pictures, lunch with Kristi Rose, Peter Cooper and the Hall of Fame in the afternoon and Jon Byrd and Paul Niehaus at Dee's in the evening. Could a day be more perfect?

My pictures were in the rain so be kind.

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No pictures from lunch with Kristi Rose but it was delightful. It felt so good to catch up. We are so blessed with our friends. Later in the afternoon we got to see our beloved Peter Cooper and the Hall of Fame. Also met new friends, Jack Murray and Ramona LaBarre. Jack had done a beautiful version of his song Bluebonnet Girl at the memorial, which is the last song David performed. Here is David doing it earlier that day.

I must admit I'd never been to the current Hall of Fame. I'd been to the old one about a million years ago but the afternoon was a revelation. 

Beautiful Billy Joe.

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And, of course, Jason.

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Interesting to watch people snapping pictures away…as did I. It makes you think about how different the museum experience is now. I did take pictures of Chet Atkins' guitars to send to Owen…I mean some things just HAVE to be shared.

Eventually, we trundled back to our hotel, hung out a bit before heading up the road to Dee's and the glorious Jon Byrd. Just stunning, swoonworthy music. So beautiful. It was just heavenly. We got to meet a few folks that we only knew via FB so that was lovely (Hey Ward, and Jan.) Got to see Julie Christensen again. Oh, and at one point Ernie told me to look behind me, and there, on the wall, was a little picture of David Olney. It was just about as perfect as perfect can be. 

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We thought about going out elsewhere but we were feeling weary and our music box was full. When the boys were little and we'd try to get them to eat something they didn't want they would earnestly explain that their vegetable box or their whatever box was full, but their dessert box still had lots of room. Our music box was full so we trundled back to our hotel and happily collapsed.

We love being with our people. Thanks to all.

Thoughts?