Granny Pam

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Happy Mother’s Day, Mom

| May 9, 2010

I still miss you every day.

RIP Gerald Evans

| April 12, 2010

We always just called him Gerald, and we saw him playing in bands, and with his own band, for a number of years. He was a great fiddle player, had an eye for talent, and we once saw him exhibit the patience of a saint. We later saw his father playing the fiddle and realized […]

RIP Margaret Sparks

| February 9, 2010

Our friend, Margaret Sparks died Friday. Margaret had been fighting cancer for some time, but things like this always hit home when they happen. Margaret was a neighbor of M-in-L, and she was our neighbor when we lived at our home in Cadillac, from 1973 until we moved in 1990. She was a lady, a […]

RIP, Wayne Parker

| February 4, 2010

I received a letter yesterday from our friend, Edna Johnston. She reported the death of Wayne Parker on 25 December 2009. Wayne lived near Edna in Harrison, Michigan. The two of them were fixtures at Michigan Bluegrass festivals, especially Charlotte and Milan. Wayne and Edna were the only people we knew the first year we […]

Until We Meet Again

| November 10, 2009

Papa’s Dad left us nine years ago today. In many ways, it seems like yesterday, but it was not yesterday. Our niece, who is his youngest granddaughter, has traveled the distance between a little girl and a teen. We have two granddaughters he never saw or held. Our youngest grandson does not remember him. Our […]

Charlie Tuttle, RIP

| September 4, 2009

Charles Tuttle passed away yesterday morning, September 4th. He had been ill for some time, but especially the last several months. Charlie was a good musician, as are his sons. This picture of (l-r) Jeff and Charlie Tuttle is from a jam session on 2/24/2008. The viewing is at Mandziuk & Sons Funeral Home, 3801 […]

James Austin Yearnd, Sr. 1927-1979

| July 13, 2009

I am honoring my Dad today, it has been thirty years since his death. This photo must be in the early 1950′s. This one looks later. Here’s one that includes me. James Austin Yearnd was born July 20, 1927 in Cadillac, Michigan to William H. and Winnie (Kaiser) Yearnd. He graduated from Cadillac High School […]

Just a Little Reminder

| June 23, 2009

It looks like school is out nearly everywhere. There are more kids around, playing, running, and acting like kids. Unfortunately, even the best of us adults are distracted sometimes. Mitchell Butler died last fall, and I wrote about it here. Papa brought a few of these home last week, and I thought it was work […]

RIP – Doris Barhitte

| April 23, 2009

We recently received word that Doris Barhitte has passed away. Doris was one of the first people we met when we joined the West Michigan Bluegrass Music Association. We always looked for her at the West Michigan Festivals we attended. She was usually busy, at the bake sale, at the gate, riding around visiting everyone. […]

RIP – Fred Synk

| March 31, 2009

One of the good guys is gone. We were slightly acquainted with Fred, he was highly involved in troop 1701, which GS1 and GS2 were affiliated with. Fred was on the high adventure trips GS1 took, one biking, one canoeing. Quite a number of young men were influenced by Fred’s generosity with his time and […]