Monthly Archives: March 2020

March 21/20 A death in the family and Coronoa

My brother passed away last week (not from corona-virus) and the family gathered to put him to rest, all his five children and the grandchildren and me and my sister. It was a good family gathering, so there’s that. He had been ill for some time. We drove from Springfield Missouri to the old family graveyard in central Missouri and there put him to rest with his ancestors.








Our little town and area is now being affected by the lockdown, no near cases of the virus but today at the feed store I saw that the feed was being cleaned out and they said they were having trouble with resupply. I bought as much as I cold for the horses, although thank God the new green grass is coming up in case it all gets bought out and nothing more coming in.

The general store is restricting purchases somewhat.

Flying to Spring field through Dallas, and then home out of St. Louis, the airports were fairly empty and so were the city streets.


March 5/20 We did it! Music for audiobook

The lovely Suzanne Mitchell who is doing the audiobook for HarperCollins asked my group to do some music for the intro and outro, and so even though we (as a group — Tom and Diane and Mark have recorded — I guess I was the only one who hadn’t) had never recorded before, went to studio (Chaney Rutherford’s music store and studio) in Boerne and recorded and it came out fine and they are putting snippets in the audiobook. We are so thrilled.








Diane Causey on banjo with Tom Bomer on fiddle playing ‘Jock of Hazledean’

Tom and Mark Hall did ‘Mississippi Sawyer’ and ‘Red-Haired Boy’.

I did ‘Red River Valley’ on C-whistle with Tom as backup, forgot to ask somebody to take a picture of me but people always look weird playing whistle so no matter.

Feel very privileged to be part of this group! Lucky. Happy. We get along.