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Bucyrus, Ohio...Brats...Great Show


Friday May 12, 2023


Hello Friday morning. Getting ready to roll back home to Nashville from Ohio.



I had a full day in the town of Bucyrus, Ohio with Linda Davis, and Lang Scott as we had an “Evening in the Round” show last night at the elementary school auditorium.


 Our great hosts Tom and
Linda gave us a tour of the town and treated us to lunch at a local place that features bratwurst. Turns out that Bucyrus is big on brats as is the town of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Both have big bratwurst festivals and some years Bucyrus gets the votes for “best” and some years it’s Sheboygan.  After living in Wisconsin for 6 years I know all about the culture of bratwurst. I’m a fan. You dip them a combo of beer and onions then grill those bad boys and you get heaven on a bun. And I have to say, the brat I had in the town of Bucyrus certainly rivals those in Milwaukee and all of Wisconsin.




Well, we could not have had a better show. The concert association here spent a lot of money upgrading their facility. Beautiful…complete with a balcony and stained glassed window.



And our sound guys were TOP NOTCH professionals which made our job of entertaining the big crowd very easy. And the crowd was truly awesome and none of us wanted the night to end…it was that much fun. And certainly it was fun shouting out “O H”! and then hearing the crowd roar back “I O”!!!!



And after the show wrapped our hosts took us out for late night pizza at a great local place that put the perfect cap on our stay and show in Bucyrus, Ohio. Can’t wait to come back someday!




At a local place in Bucyrus for lunch yesterday they gave me this cup to drink my coffee from. Wonder if the library fines you if you don’t get the cup back within two weeks?  Dunno.




I had completely forgotten that the ACM Awards were on last night hosted by Garth and Dolly. Say nary a lick of it because I was on stage while the show was on.


Chris Stapleton won Entertainer of the Year, which was fairly predictable, but after that we saw some of the new school country artists win big time as Lainey Wilson won for Best Female and Morgan Wallen won for Best Male Vocalist.


I did pull up what might have been the highlight of the evening when Dolly brought a goat out on stage for Garth.




A pancreatic cancer vaccine has proven to be effective in half of the patients that were treated in a small trial. Promising.


The European Journal of Preventive Cardiology says if we eat 5 pieces of fruit daily it’s as beneficial as taking 4,000 steps.


And Peloton has recalled 2.2 million of their exercise bikes because of a seat hazard.



That be this Sunday. You didn’t forget right?  SmartGuideWeekly listed a bunch of what they think are great Mother’s Day gifts. Hmm. They suggested buying Mom a toothbrush sterilizer or a Lux Glo device that naturally treats Acne and wrinkles. “Mom, ya got acne…so I got ya this”. Not sure how that will go over actually. Flowers might not be such a bad choice after all.

Oh…and I would not even think about giving Mom this Mother’s Day card. Don’t do it!




Interesting. Lyft is getting ready to roll out a new app feature that could be helpful for those who need a ride from the airport they land in. Their new feature will allow one to call for a car the minute they land. You can then let them know if you have baggage you have to pick up. And then they can track you, so that your car will be ready when you walk out of the terminal.


I got to an airport the other morning around 4 AM dog tired from all the weather delays and had to call an Uber. And I had to wait because I was waiting to time it just right. The Nashville airport was so busy from all the delayed flights arriving at once, that I had to wait another good long while because of so many calls from passengers who had picked up their bags and then placed their call for a car.  With this new Lyft feature, it could make things so much easier. Cool idea.



I did not know this, but apparently there is a way you can snap a picture of any plant, and then do a “swipe” kind of thing and your phone will let you know what kind of plant you’re looking at. Sort of like the Shazam app thing that helps you identify the song you hear on your radio or in a restaurant or anywhere. Hard for me to tell the difference between a weed and a plant so it might be helpful.



The Governor of Tennessee just gave us a break. From August 1 of this year to October 31 we will not have to pay sales tax on anything we buy. Might be time to buy yet another guitar during that three-month period!  No wonder more and more folks are retiring to the Volunteer State.



It’s back to Nashville, about a seven and half hour drive that takes us through Cincinnati. Uh oh…I could see another stop at this place on the way home.



Then Monday morning early I’m back on the road with “Hits & Grins” for a show Monday night in Canton, Illinois. More on that Monday morning.


Have a great weekend!





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