We're not used to bitter cold here in Boise (a.k.a. the Banana Belt of the Intermountain West).
But you bundle up and keep on going, knowing warm summers lie ahead.
Barry and I aren't used to loosing friends to cancer either. But you wrap yourself with warm memories of times past and treasure the company of those around you.
Even if you live in Boise and have attended any number of live concerts at the Egyptian Theater, the Winery at Eagle Knolls or small clubs around town in the past ten years or so, you're not likely to know the name of the man who produced those shows. He preferred it that way. For him it was all about bringing music to fans, not about getting up on stage himself. The man behind the curtain of Big O Productions and Idaho Concerts was Bob Overand. Here's Bob (on the far left) is in his element back in 2005, manning the merch tent with Canadian acoustic roots artists, the Duhks.
Michael Bunnell, owner of Boise's beloved local independent record store, posted a fitting remembrance here, and last week the entertainment editor of our local newspaper posted a copy of a 2002 article he wrote about Bob.
Bob used to make broad sweeping statements like, "After Stevie Ray Vaughn died there are no great Blues guitarists". Goaded by that challenge, I learned a bit about the Blues and have listened to a lot of music in the intervening years! We each thought the other was completely wrong (on that and many other things) but we remained friends.
In your life too, there must be someone who drives you crazy but also proves to be endearing. Give special thanks for that person this Thanksgiving.
Be well ~ Lynn