Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Music, Family and Friends

Our fun times continue here in WashPA with friends and family.  We have gotten our dentist and a  couple of doctors visits out of the way and others are scheduled.  So far all is well.  We got together with the teachers' out to lunch bunch and my brother Rick and his wife Denise, but I was lazy with the camera and failed to get any pictures.  We have been very busy, but mostly with fun times. 
We always love to check out the local music scene wherever we travel and here in WashPA is no different.  We went to a local community day and heard the New Orleans Riverside Band play some jazz and dixieland.
One of our local favorites is the Four Townsmen Show Band.  Two of the members go back to the early 60's when they released an original doo wop record.  They play a big variety of music today in addition to many old time doo wap.  Here is a short video of one of their songs.
Another evening we went to hear guitarist Dan Baker, drummer (and sail maker) Tom Bell and bass player Jim do some blues and jazz.   
Every Wednesday evening Al & Ruben's, a wonderful local restaurant, has jazz.  Right are Dan and Jim. The sax player is Josh.  I did not get the drummer's name, he is new with the group.  Josh and Dan are former students and great musicians.  If you want a fun evening of great music, check them out.
If you are a Pittsburgher this statue needs no explanation.  For others it is Bill Mazeroski running the bases after hitting a "walk off" game 7 home run to win the 1960 World Series over the powerful Yankees.  It was the first time a World Series was won with a walk off homer.  It has only happened once since then.   I know I still remember that day and the parade that followed. 
Nanc's family was in town and we went to see the Pirates.  Here are Nanc, sister Judy, brother Dave, sister, Michelle, her husband Keith, nephew Scott, his wife Bobbi Jo.  We all had a great evening at the ballpark watching the Pirates defeat the Brewers 10 - 3. 
Our view of the Burgh from our seats in beautiful PNC Park.  After 20 losing seasons not only are the Pirates winning, but for the first time in years at the half way mark of the season we can say, the Bucs have the BEST record in all of baseball.  We all hope this is the year without a September swoon.
LET'S GO BUCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
On Saturday we had a Scott family reunion.  This was the largest gathering of Nanc's family for a happy occasion in many many years.  It was great seeing all the siblings, nieces, nephews and so many of their kids.
Sure are a lot of girls in this family.  Emma, Madison, Elizabeth, Jayna, Jackie and Olivia.
The Scott siblings.  Michelle from Maryland, Judy from Ohio, Nanc, and Dave from Washington.  While we have seen them all on our travels, this is the first time they have all been together in years.
We finished a busy weekend with a graduation party for Tyler Maltony.  Here is the Maltony family Brea, Mike, Lesli, Tyler and Mikala.  Mike was my assistant coach at Wash High but we go back over forty years when his family was our neighbor in Burgettstown.  It was great seeing Mike and his family as well as his parents and several others from the old neighborhood.  We wish Tyler good luck in his future endeavors.  Congratulations Tyler!

1 comment:

Ray/Wendy said...

I guess not my Brewers year- gd luck-still nice rooting for the small town teams. Happy 4th to you guys!