Where The Orange Blossoms Grow....

Hello! Welcome to the Stricklen's blog. We hope to keep our family and friends up to date with what is going on with our family. You will find a variety of experiences posted here -- you may find pictures of the never ending project of building our house, Callie helping William with his first steps, Mary studying a rare insect species, or perhaps you may be terribly bored with Molly's numerous fruit trees, berries, vegetables and rare plant pictures! Who knows what we may find Chris and CJ doing -- probably something having to do with a tractor or machine of sorts. Abby and Margaret will keep us entertained with costumes from other lands or a fairy story. Whatever we post, we trust it will lift your spirits and bring honor and glory to our Lord!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Performance at Pioneer Park

The Country Cousins

The "Little Cousins" come and join us singing
"You're the Only Star in My Blue Heaven," by Abby
"O Susannah!" by Margaret Anne
And several others
These three LOVE the mic :)
Some very little cousins decided to try out this performing stuff--
and, boy did they love it!!! (and so did the audience, I might add :)
"And now, here's everyone's favorite......"

I'm Pete on the Banjo......

"Here's Kitty on the Guitar........Amanda on the Bass......"

"Callie on the Dobro........"
"Mary, previously on the fiddle, and currently on the......"
"..........TURTLE????? "
Yep-- The newest addition to the Country Cousins
(and would you believe it??? Another relative of Mr. Pickles!)http://thestricklenfamily.blogspot.com/2008/04/pickles.html
We've given him an official name, Edward G.Turtle.
(No, seriously, he's a rhythm-maker for train tracks......clicketty-clack-clicketty clack.....The Orange Blossom Special is comin' down the tracks......OK, sorry, y'all. Enough said:):):)

"........Here's Grace on the Mandolin...."
........and featuring Sarah on the Fiddle!!!"

~Posted by Mary Noelle~


Bonnie said...

That was a great performance, y'all! I know, cause I was there and I am your grandmother! And seriously, Mr. Turtle does indeed add to the rhythm (notice spelling) section!

Great job, Cousins!


Kitty said...

I loved the extra instruments ya'll stuck in. :) :) :) That was cute. :)

Yes, I liked Mr. Turtle, and vote that he be allowed to join forever. :)


The Miller Family said...

What great pictures! We always enjoyed playing at Pioneer Park, and I sure wish the Ozark branch of the Country Cousins could have joined up with the Florida Country Cousins!

Did the little ones get to go to the zoo (or wildlife refuge, for any politically correct readers out there.)?

I think Edward G Turtle is definitely a keeper!

Aunt Katie

Whiddon Family said...

Great post! Looks like y'all's performance went very well.
Was the Mr. Turtle the one you got at Andersonville, or is this a different one?


Aunt Katie-
Hey! It was a good performance!
We missed yall!
We had to play at 7:00.
The zoo was closed when we got there. :(

Love Callie


Yes--You're right.I did get him at Andersonville-I had forgotten!:)