R.I.P.: Kitty Wells



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76 Responses to “R.I.P.: Kitty Wells”

  1. B.Stover
    8:44 am on July 17th, 2012

    Good morning all.

  2. Barb & Maggie
    8:47 am on July 17th, 2012

    Good morning all! We seem to be losing so many of the old time greats.

    Last week Barb had drive by vandalism, not sure if we mentioned it. Kids out here don’t have enough to do so they like to go mailbox bashing. The prefered tool is a baseball bat. So they got our mailbox, a section of picket fence, plus they threw the contents of 2 garbage cans all over the road. All this the morning that the appraiser was coming. Lovely!

    Barb got the garbage picked up, straingtened out the pickets best she could, and fortunately the appraiser didn’t seem to notice the damage. Anyway the pickets have been replaced, a new mailbox ordered (local hardware store was out due to a run on new mailboxes). So now we have to go out and paint the pickets this morning before the temps get up to 100. BBL

  3. Rose
    8:48 am on July 17th, 2012

    Morning, B, and greetings to you all!

    I tried to post yesterday, but a message came up that said I was typing to fast. heh!

    BooBear, you look very handsome and happy on the quilt. Now Gus has two quilts to be tucked under. I hope he is doing better.

    Busy place is very busy…it’s interrupting my blog time during the day!

  4. Rose
    8:50 am on July 17th, 2012

    B&M, so this is what kids call entertainment! Sorry to hear about the vandalism, and all the work that had to be done in this brutal heat.

  5. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:39 am on July 17th, 2012

    Obits!…What!?…grunt!…Is this here blog becoming the Obiturary Page…grumble!

  6. Masquers
    10:19 am on July 17th, 2012

    We here don’t know much about Kitty Wells. Apparently she was the first woman to top the country charts in 1952.
    Riö: I hope with all that thunder and lightening you finally got some rain last night.
    Congrats on the win.

  7. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:21 am on July 17th, 2012

    Rain!…Not a whole heckuffa lot Maskers…sniff!…Those guys are hoping for more today. It only likes to rain on the burned out areas which causes flash flooding…grunt!…And on ball parks which causes late night delays…grump!

  8. Tupper and Gilly
    10:28 am on July 17th, 2012

    Good morning all.
    Barb – that was just rotten of those kids. But we have to admit – our Wrotten Kats have an alibi for the time. And they can’t really grip baseball bats very well – no opposable thumbs, you know.
    Rio – we agree with your obit grumble. We would rather start the day with a story about suit shopping.
    We are staying inside today. Already 90 degrees and humid. Ick! But the tomato plants are loving it.

  9. Melanie
    10:32 am on July 17th, 2012

    R.I.P. Kitty Wells.

    Before I start with my morning comment . . This was on the news . . .

    NYC bus driver catches girl who fell 3 stories. http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/13828374-418/story.html

    What tickles me is the bus drivers last name is . . . wait for it . . . almost . . .
    St. Bernard!!!!!

  10. Tupper and Gilly
    10:39 am on July 17th, 2012

    Melanie – love it!

    Wooo hoooo!!!! We just found out that a certain celebrity New York Times Bestselling Author will be making an appearance at the art show this weekend!!!
    Wait a minute …. What are WE cheering about? WE are being left home. Again! sigh.
    We wanna meet him too! Especially if Audrey and Pearl come along.

  11. Terry Ballard
    10:51 am on July 17th, 2012

    In the mid 50’s my dad (from Texas, big C&W fan) took me to the touring company of the Grand Ol Opry in Phoenix. I saw just about everybody who was anybody back then – Minnie Pearl, Wanda Jackson, Webb Peirce, Roy Acuff and most notably Johnny Horton. Don’t remember Kitty, although I suspect she was there. For decades after that, I wouldn’t go near Country music, but now that I’m old the DNA is kicking in and I’m partial to a lot of bluegrass. Del McCourey, Steve Earle and the Cherryholmes family are found on my IPod.

  12. Melanie
    11:02 am on July 17th, 2012

    Wow Terry, your dad gave you some good memories!

    Hazy, Hot and Humid Here! Supposedly the worst day of the summer so far. Warnings out for the elderly. Where is Dan? Upstairs without AC taking a nap.
    Where are the Pack and I? Downstairs in the AC.

    Pool party will be coming up in the afternoon. All welcome! (Siber-H: I now have a very comfy recliner situated in the upstairs so you can look out the window)

    The “Guys” were coming to work on the house’s wonderfluffing. I don’t think they are going to be here. Hopefully, they will come tomorrow.
    200 YEARS OLD! The house has to get ready for the birthday party!

  13. Barb & Maggie
    11:29 am on July 17th, 2012

    Just have a second, friend Kim is here helping with the packing.

    Kelly’s sister-in-law, Trish, took her French Bulldog Emmitt, for an early morning walk, thinking she would do it before it got too hot. He evidently had a heat stroke and is now at the vets. Very dangerous conditions out there! Be careful everyone.

  14. OleyHowlers
    11:29 am on July 17th, 2012

    Good morning, All.
    Kat is in trouble again, but she can tell you about it herself.

    Barb and Maggie, we lost many mailboxes to baseball bats on a regular basis, but we seem to have found the solution. We bought one of those American Flag magnetic mailbox covers, and nobody has bashed it since. It has been years and years.

    Mom said she heard about Kitty Wells on the radio this morning, and for some reason, she put her Patsy Cline CD in. We here love Country music and Bluegrass. Our favorites are Dwight Yoakum, Lyle Lovitt, Dixie Chicks. We don’t like much of the pop being played on most of the country stations around here though.

    Terry, we think you are so fortunate to have gotten to see as much as you have, thanks to your dad. He sounds great.

    Melanie, that was a great story, and the bus driver’s name is a hoot!

    We are very bored today, because they made us stay indoors. Like we can’t keep ourselves cool, just digging into the dirt in the barn. Drat!

  15. BearSpiritDog
    11:41 am on July 17th, 2012

    Melanie: St. Bernard to the rescue!
    When is the Birthday Party for This Old House?
    We are picturing Siber-H on his lounge chair upstairs enjoying the frolicking in the pool…from a safe distance.

    Terry: Nice memories of times with your dad.

    Tupper&Gilly: Lucky Dogs! Well, maybe not, since you won’t be there. But your mama and dad will get to see our favorite author…again!

    Barb&Magpie: A terrible thing about the fence and mailbox…good the appraiser didn’t notice it. Let’s hope he sees only the positive and gives you an appraisal complimentary to the sale price.
    About the mailboxes. We knew someone here who had theirs blown up! They finally ended up getting a PO Box instead.
    What’s with these kids anyway?

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  17. Masquers
    12:10 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Oh, Kat, what have you done now?

  18. Siber-H
    12:23 pm on July 17th, 2012

    I’m glad Spence remembered Kitty Wells. She was a true country singer and pioneer for women country singers…none of this pop crap.

    Terry, Wow! Johnny Horton. His song, “North to Alaska” is my anthem. Then there is “When it is Springtime in Alaska”, and “Sink the Bismark”. I could go on, but I won’t.

    The Twins got 19 runs across the plate in yesterday’s game! Wish I had seen the game.
    It was a struggle, but the Rockies won.

    Kat? What did you do?

  19. Kat
    12:23 pm on July 17th, 2012

    It is true that I got in trouble this morning, but I don’t understand why. Mom has this long thing she calls a trough that she plants flowers in. When I was younger, I ate most of those flowers, but I left a few in the center. Mom keeps watering them. Why? Not sure.
    So anyways, this morning, Meashka asked me if I have been practicing for my upcoming flower girl stint. Woops…I had not practiced in quite sometime. So I pulled out those flowers and practiced carrying them in my mouth (I did NOT eat them). Surely, that is why my mom was saving them?
    So when Mom was leaving for work, she picked up one of those there flowers and whacked me with it…didn’t hurt!
    The only reason I can figure is that Mom thinks I should be carrying them longer, like all day. How can I do that, I ask youse.

  20. Siber-H
    12:30 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Kat, You are growing up…you didn’t eat the flowers.

  21. Kat
    12:48 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Siber, I want you to be proud of me when I am Flower Girl at your upcoming nuptials.
    (tee hee. Mama-Meash told me to say that! 🙂 )

  22. Melanie
    1:06 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Kat, you did learn not to eat the daisies.

    Pictures coming up.

    First: Gutter Lettuce
    I finally got it working.

  23. Melanie
    1:08 pm on July 17th, 2012

    My first squash!

  24. Melanie
    1:09 pm on July 17th, 2012

    I’m really proud of my squash and pumpkin garden. It came out just the way I wanted it to.

  25. Melanie
    1:11 pm on July 17th, 2012

    This one is it. Instead of a partridge in a pear tree we have a Mourning Dove in a Peach Tree.

  26. B.Stover
    1:43 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Great pictures Melanie and lovely garden.

  27. BearSpiritDog
    2:20 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Melanie: We love your Rock Garden and the Gutter Lettuce idea.

    Kat: Hate to break it to ya but there may not be a wedding (at least that is what Siber-H is hoping)

    Hey! Mr. RedBone stopped by for a howdo last night. Hi, RedBone, sorry to have missed you.

  28. Masquers
    3:13 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Sorry, Kat, that was a mean thing to say. Don’t pay any attention to Bear. He’s grumpy because he’s late for lunch.

  29. Melanie
    3:45 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Another great Pool Party! Siber-H watched over us and ate some salmon flakes on kibble. Dogs were blurring in and out. Great fun! I swear I saw Alice riding atop of Franklin, but then he dove for the depths and she disappeared.

    Mr. Redbone Hound, please feel free to join us. Not sure how you feel about pools, but you are welcome anytime.

    BTW, the water proof wireless phone is . .

    snicker, and it wasn’t even the Pack’s fault!

  30. B.Stover
    3:54 pm on July 17th, 2012

    It’s 104 degrees here….just to let everyone know.

  31. Melanie
    4:06 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Good Dog B.Stover!
    Are you okay? Breathing okay? The AC holding out?

    Gus, meant to say that you look very good on the quilt. Please continue to get better.

    BearSpiritDog, This Old House will have a birthday party after it’s been painted. So right now, “the Guys” are repairing This Old House, especially the North side and some of the window sills, and then they are taking a break while they finish another house. At that point This Old House will be piebald. In September they are coming in with a full crew and painting this BIG Old House. (very grateful I don’t have to get on the roof)

  32. Masquers
    4:16 pm on July 17th, 2012

    B: Don’t even THINK about going outside!

  33. Barb & Maggie
    4:17 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Melanie, Will the house be the same color?

    We are safely in the a.c. Kim the super packer has gone home. She was grateful to be inside, since her crazy husband wanted her to work outside with him today! Barb buys lunch, they chatter non stop and pack boxes. Much more fun when the task is shared.

  34. dawson
    4:51 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Melanie: I love your pumpkin and squash patch and the gutter lettuce garden. They seem Newf resistant.
    I hope Mr. St. Bernard’s shoulder heals quickly.

    T.Ballard: You are lucky to have seen all those “greats” in person.

    The 100+ degree weather has moved East. It is only in the mid 90’s now. I’m still staying inside.

    Kat: You should always leave a flower or two for your mum.

    Barb and Maggie: It’s good to have company and help while packing up to move.

  35. OleyHowlers
    5:06 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Masquers, Bear is right to make Kat see that her dream is only wishful thinking.

    Bee!!! Unbelievable temp for your area, isn’t it? It is in the 90s here, but expected to reach 100 or better tomorrow.

    Melanie, we love your lettuce gutter garden, and also your pumpkin and squash rock garden. Kat says she is coming back for This Old House’s birthday party (hide the flowers).

    Barb, moving is never fun, regardless of the company, but it’s good you keep pushing forward.

  36. B.Stover
    5:08 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Melanie and Masquers: Thank you. I am staying inside and I feel fine.

  37. Masquers
    5:12 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Woooo!!! Welcome Kool Kat! This guy has been on some big adventures let me tell you. Right now he’s marveling at the cooler temperatures and change of scenery. Can’t wait to hear what he has been up to and show him around the jazz clubs.

  38. OleyHowlers
    5:17 pm on July 17th, 2012

    What is Masquers talking about?

  39. c.hobbit-harris
    5:19 pm on July 17th, 2012

    58 degrees here this afternoon; 48 degrees this morning. #whathappenedtosummer?

  40. BearSpiritDog
    5:25 pm on July 17th, 2012

    O.Howlers: Kool Kat is from the Auction…sent West by the Herb Kats,

    C,Hobbit: Your “summer” seems to have gone elsewhere, sorry to say.

  41. OleyHowlers
    5:33 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Oh! Very Kool, Masquers! Be sure to post pics of your new arrival.

    C.Hobbit, we think we know where it has gone.

  42. BearSpiritDog
    5:38 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Kool Kat

  43. BearSpiritDog
    5:41 pm on July 17th, 2012
  44. SnowBella
    5:52 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Where is my friend, Rio today?

  45. Buddy
    6:01 pm on July 17th, 2012

    He is one kool dude, Masquers. Wish I bould hang out with youse guys.

  46. dawson
    6:09 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Kool Kat looking for a kitty!

  47. Barb & Maggie
    6:13 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Melanie, Forgot to say, love the gardens. You did a great job!

    Now Kim, Barb’s packing friend, called and said her son had a heat stroke today while they were outside working. Yikes!

  48. Masquers
    6:45 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Maggie! Heat stroke…not wise to work outside when the temps are sky high…but sometimes necessary. What can one do? I don’t envy Barb having to pack in this heat either.
    Did she ever say what’s happening with escrow on the new house?

    Yes, Dawson, Kool and I have found a common interest. A love of jazz. Seems he played bass in another life.
    Buddy: Come join us!

    Bella: Riö is around here someplace…check downstairs.

  49. Riö –The Evil Pug
    7:24 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Dawson!…You typed the words right out of my paws…heh!heh!…I do believe we need a photo of Maskers with Kool Kat…snort!

  50. Riö –The Evil Pug
    7:26 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Daze!…My friend said she spent the whole day in a freezing training room…grunt!…She still had a hard time keeping her eyes and ears open…sniff!…When she came home we sat out on the patio with her while she de-frosted….heh!

  51. Melanie
    7:38 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Hmmm, I get this picture of Riö’s friend with icicles dripping off of her.

    Dawson, the gardens are Newf proof. They are on the orchard side of the house. No fence there so no Newfs!

    I have finally finished watering the gardens. Some things got a long soak. Others had their long soak yesterday so they were just getting sprayed.

  52. Riö –The Evil Pug
    7:57 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Heaven!…Oh! If someone was in utter Hell all day long, she and I are in Heaven right now…heh!…We are watching the first episode of the new season….snort!…Already, amazing. The best!…woooo!

  53. Riö –The Evil Pug
    8:10 pm on July 17th, 2012

    OMDawg!…These guys on Breaking Bad are trying to wipe a laptop with evidence against them clean with some incredibly big magnets….gasp!…I have a really bad feeling about this….gah!…Something dreadful is going to happen…yeep!

  54. Melanie
    8:10 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Between allergies and heat? I’m headed to bed.


  55. Buddy
    8:11 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Gonna look in every corner of the city.

  56. BooBear
    8:28 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Quick update. Gus seems to be feeling a little better…at least he ate really well yesterday and today. Think we have the potassium problem under control. His breathing is still labored but we are celebrating each baby step to feeling better. Maybe the combo of both plunderer quilts is going to do the trick…at least give Mom and Dad a little more time with him.

    Mom read the Reacher e-short story and really liked it. It is a stand alone and set when he was still an MP in the army.

  57. Masquers
    8:43 pm on July 17th, 2012

    BooBear: Thanks for the update on Gus. It’s Jasper’s quilt that did the trick. I just know it.
    Why is Mom following us around with a camera?

  58. Riö –The Evil Pug
    8:44 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Gah!…..My friend just ate a ton of left-overs…sniff!sniff!…She said she was starvin’ marvin after that long day in the freezer…grunt!…This means we will probably go on a really long walk even though the Rockies are playing those loser Pirates again tonight…wheeze!gasp!sneeze!

  59. BearSpiritDog
    8:54 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Supper? Yes, it is that time. I just heard a growl coming from somewhere…turns out it was my stomach.
    Talk to y’all tomorrow – Bear

  60. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:00 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Bear!…All the Time is Supper-Time for Bear…heh!heh!…That guy eats all day long, I swear…snort!…I want to be just like him, but someone won’t let me…gruffle!

    Game!…Hey! Get a load of this. Beau is down here watching the game with us…snort!…He doesn’t do that very often, he must be hot or sumthing…heh!

  61. Buddy
    9:08 pm on July 17th, 2012

    I was sent to say goodnight for the Howlers. Mom and Pop just finished dinner: Chorizo pork from Caw Caw, with really hot, open-your-sinus Russian mustard, couscous with cranberrries, and baked beans. They say it was delish; I wouldn’t know.
    Goodnight all.

  62. Princess Sam
    9:12 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Rio, my Mommy came home from work frozen like an icicle too. We all went out on the terrace so she old wam up.

  63. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:14 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Howlers!…Goodnight! If I were you I wouldn’t sleep too close to those guys who ate the hot pork and mustard…snort!…Sounds like a recipe for some explosions…grunt!

  64. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:04 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Wheeze!….We went for our walk a little early….gasp!…Beau almost gave up entirely half way done…huffle!…She feels bad, she should have waited another hour or 10 before taking us…gah!

    Schedule!…New walking schedule being drawn up right now…pant!pant!…She will go on her long brutal walk earlier and then take us later on our shorter dreadful walk…sniff!sneeze!…This might help everyone out a bit…puffle!

  65. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:07 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Sammie!…Laying on icicles sound really good right now!…wheeze!

    Score!…Whats the score!?…snort!…Oh no! The Pirates are up by 2 right now…grumble!sniff!

  66. Barb & Maggie
    10:14 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Buddy, Your folk’s dinner sounds delish! We had some beets,and fried potatoes, peppers and onions from the garden to go with the steak tonight.

    We are crawling off to bed. Night all.

  67. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:33 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Night! …Barb! Pack tight!…heh!…I mean sleep tight and don’t let the bedbugs from all those old boxes crawl into bed and bite-cha!….snorkel!

  68. dawson
    10:42 pm on July 17th, 2012

    BooBear: I’m glad Gus is breathing a bit easier. Thanks for the update and the information on the Jack Reacher e-story.

  69. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:55 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Yeep!…The game tying run is coming up to bat and it is Cargo!…WOOOOOO!…Come on Cargo, tie this damn game up and make my day!…heh!

  70. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:12 pm on July 17th, 2012

    42,574! …Fans at the Ballpark tonight…wow!…Everybody wants to see the Pirates on a Tuesday night I guess. Never thought I would ever say or think that..heh!…Someone is fading fast, so I might have to leave this exciting game and go to bed with her….wuffle!…Gah! Suddenly it is 6 ta 2 Pirates…grumble!

  71. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:34 pm on July 17th, 2012

    UP!…We are still up. Someone can’t leave the game in the nineth inning….heh!sneeze!

  72. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:42 pm on July 17th, 2012

    Okay!…grunt!…This is starting to look like it will take all night long….sniff!…Someone is throwing in the towel right now…wheeze!…Up!Up!Up! we go to our cool soft beds. Beau is already plastered in his bed. He is an early to bed late to rise kind of guy…heh!heh!…goodnight!

  73. Redbone Hound
    12:28 am on July 18th, 2012

    Ah propose that we all git together somewhere for some foot stompin’ knee slappin’ hoot an holler music. Sorta a jazz/bluegrass fusion kinda thang. Masquers on sax, Kool Kat on bass, Brother Rio on his harmonica, Siber on tambourine, the Prof on geetar. Ah got mah fiddle all tuned up an ready to go.
    Where do y’all wanna meet up?

  74. Snowhook Bella
    12:32 am on July 18th, 2012

    Whew! Belle Starr returned home this evening after enjoying a second day of pool partying at the Newf’s place. Why the delay in her return from yesterday? It seems she offered to share her water wings with Rose, the Newf not the person, and underestimated the size different. It took all day, all night to get the water wings off Rose’s tail.

  75. Alice. M. Johnson
    10:22 am on July 18th, 2012

    Jazz/bluegrass fusion for Redbone Hound.


  76. Alice. M. Johnson
    10:23 am on July 18th, 2012

    Jazz/bluegrass fusion for Redbone Hound.


    I spent all day yesterday at the quilt shop and didn’t get back until 8:30. Man I was tired!

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