People with BIG voices

One of the really fun places in these United States is Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. About every time we take a trip to visit our son and family in North Carolina, we seem to make a trip to Myrtle Beach. Oh, the two boys love to enjoy the kids events at the beach, like the go-karts and the bumper cars.

But this time our daughter-in-law Michelle decided to find something for the adults to do as well. What she found was something my wife and I never expected — some of the biggest and best voices we’ve ever heard — and presented for over two hours.

It was called, Calvin Gilmore’s, “Carolina Opry,” and the presented, “Christmas Special of the South.” We sat entranced by the spectacular that included some of the finest music I’ve ever heard. The low bass voice of Moses Braxton, Jr. produced such wonderful tones and the high-pitched voice of Delvin Choice was also a delight to listen too.

If I’d have been in Branson, MO, or Nashville, TN I would have expected this kind of music. Up to this point I had no idea there was a “Carolina Opry”, when the more they sang, the more impressed I became. We’ve been to Branson twice and numerous times heard great shows on cruise ships. But never, no never have I heard anything like this. If you ever get the chance, don’t pass it up. I’m sure glad we got to hear this wonderful music.

LAUGH A LITTLE: Not that scary! An old man was sitting in the front of his small church when the doors were flung open and the devil walked in. Everyone was frightened so they ran away as fast as they could — except for the old man. The devil walked up the aisle, looked at the old man and said, “Why didn’t you run away like the rest of the people?” The man looked at the devil and said, “You don’t scare me. I’ve been married to your sister for 50 years.”

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: As my Ole Pappy used to say, “If you stop learning, you get old. If you keep learning, you stay young.” Ole Pappy was a newspaperman, too. So naturally, it was part of our fabric to read. Ole Pappy kept telling me to read ... books, magazines, newspapers. “That way you’ll always know what’s going on,” he’d say. Thanks Ole Pappy!

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