Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Singing and Dancing

1986 Josh and Dal

Brenda sent some color photocopies for the blog.
She had pictures of Josh, whose childhood records have been neglected here.

Christmas 1993
Brenda and Dalton

1990 or 1991
with LaFong

June 2000

Luke and Grandpop

1990 in Hiawatha

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Reunion in Homecoming Week

Lily, Barbara, Peter D., Pam, Suebee

Peter K

Peters Kennedy and Davidson are in town for a fraternity reunion (!) It's homecoming weekend.
They wanted to see some pictures of motorcycles from the 1960s.

Races, shorttracks, etc.
Their glory days.
All I can find is pictures like this of people looking at motorcycles.
Or losing motorcycles in the mud.

or hippy girls sitting on motorcycles.

Barbara at Rock Chalk

No victories or trophies.
I'll keep looking.

Here's what the easterners look like today

Karen and Fran



Friday, October 8, 2010


Knowing Billy was a real treat.

We picked him up at some AA meetings in 1988.

He chose the name Lonesome Hobos for the band, as he liked to use the term hobo music rather than hillbilly music or country and western. His earlier band had been the Drifting Hobos. He also determined how to spell Hobos, which is an alternative, acceptable spelling of Hoboes.

He was eccentric to say the least. You may have forgotten the time he dyed his hair black.

Billy and Joe

We saw a lot less of his teeth

and a lot more of his underwear than we would have liked.

There was the unfortunate incident of Billy in his pajamas in the paper.
Any publicity is good publicity. It's the Hobo way.

He had several favorites of his own composition.
He always played "I'll Take What I Can Get" at weddings.

He saved canned goods. Too bad we never took any pictures of that collection.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Phoenix Award for Dalton

Invitations arrived today for the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission's annual Phoenix Award ceremony. Dalton Howard will receive a Special Commissioner's Award.

His good friend Kate Meyer nominated him for the award, a real honor in the local arts community.

The ceremony will be held at 2 in the afternoon on Sunday November 7th at the Lawrence Arts Center at 940 New Hampshire.

Saturday, October 2, 2010