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Friday, September 16, 2011

Sea of Gray

It's been a tough time here in Branson.  Shows, eating, shows, more shows, more eating.  Oh yeah, we have been able to slip in a couple hours of shut eye...between shows.

One show we really enjoyed was the Russian comedian, Yakov Smirnoff.  Not only is he a scream, he is a super patriot, since he became a U.S. citizen in 1986.  It was refreshing to hear his views on life and how lucky we all are to be Americans.  After his show, Marti and her sister Gail tried to talk him into coming home with us.


At another show, there was a young lady who was having trouble with her skirt blowing up.  Being the gentleman I am, I rushed to help her preserve her modesty.


Of course, the curse of being the boss always follows Marti no matter where we go.  It wouldn't be a normal vacation for us without one of these pictures.


I'm seeing my Dad becoming a chick magnet.  The women singers in the shows and the restaurants are flocking to him.



The last show of the three we saw today was the Presleys' (no relation to Elvis). 


 Before the show started, there was a preshow in an upstairs location where a piano player entertained the early arrivals.  I was touched to watch my Dad help an elderly man who was unsteady on his feet, down the stairs.  Dad will be 90 in December.

As we took our seats in the theater, I looked over the crowd in front of me.  It was a sea of gray.  After Labor Day, all the families are involved in school and fall activities so that leaves Branson to the older crowd.  I realized I was probably the youngest guy there, and my Dad was probably the second youngest!  ;c)

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16 comments:

  1. one day soon there will be no 'work interruptions'!!..hang in there..looks like your Dad is having a great time ..such a 'chick magnet'!!

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  2. Enjoying your upbeat and well-written blog. We're looking forward to retirement soon, too!

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  3. Just a couple of youngsters!
    Are you two being kept by that hard workin' woman??

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  4. Looks like you might want to take a few lessons from your dad. He's the one who gets to pose with all the girls. However, I'd ask Marti first! Glad you're all having a great time. You deserve it.

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  5. What great photos!! Looks like everyone is having a great time:o))

    Hope the house sells soon so Marti can change her phone number;o))

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  6. Looks like you're havin' a blast! Go, Dad, Go!

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  7. Life in the fast lane ... shows and dinners ... party, party, party.

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  8. What fun ~ Great photos. Your dad is a hoot!!! I'd a never guess him at almost 90! He is so cute!!!
    Have fun
    Donna

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  9. Yea, once school starts in the fall that sea of grey seems to move all over the country. :)

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  10. The best thing about retirement is none of those "calls" . As a matter of fact, my phone rarely even rings. I love it. Marti will too!

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  11. Looks like you are having a blast, even with those pesky phone calls. Now that you are done with that Coast Guard phase maybe you can start farming. You seem to have most of the attributes already. #1 is a wife with a good job!!

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  12. Went to Branson several times with my Mom and Dad and it was about the greatest time ever. Loved the clean shows and the great entertainment. Now Jim and I need to get back there and soon. Reading your post just really makes me want to go even more.

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  13. Reading about and seeing your dad makes me miss mine.

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  14. I am happy to know that sometime down the road I might still become a chick magnet:)

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  15. So nice of you to aid that young lady whose skirt has a mind of its own. Who said chivalry is dead? ;-)

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  16. Great posts from Branson - I loved it there. Funny you went to a lot of the same places I did - guess we both have good taste.

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