Westward Ho Folks

This blog chronicled (via a diary and photos) a trip that Terry and his wife Stefi took across the U.S. singing in nursing homes. The trip has since concluded and we are now living full-time for the Lord in a mission, serving the needy and homeless.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Derby, Kansas

Eight days later, we finally arrived in Derby, Kansas...my alma mater.
It has been many years since I have been "back home." I plan on looking up some old buddies and maybe playin' some pool, and kickin' it at a Karaoke bar.
I don't know if any of you look at the weather map, but if not, it is 110 degrees in Kansas today. Geeesssshhhhh! That is like unbearable, and it makes Stefi very miserable.
This afternoon we did a show at the Alterra Sterling House, right next to the High School I graduated from. How cool was that?
Not only were the residents there, but some family members and a small group of friends. It was so nice to have so much support, and the show itself was a smash.
Due to the extreme heat, and some mechanical issues with Honey, we have decided to alter our tour some. In that we are staying in this area for a few weeks.
As of this morning, I have booked seven local shows, so we will be kept busy, and not just hittin' dad's refrigerator.
This trip has been very difficult for Queenie, our "Dogter." She is 70 now (in dog years) and she has diabetes. So we have to give her insulin twice a day. Every few days she gets lathargic, and we have to give her some Karo syrup, which seems to pick her right back up.
Tomorrow we have another program in Derby, at the Vintage Plaza assisted living center. In a few days we are doing a 50's - 60's sockhop. Anybody remember those days?
Stay tuned!