Friday, June 22, 2012
It's been two months since our last get-together and people my age do tend to get out of the habit of doing things very quickly. So just in case you didn't mark your calendar, the Shiloh Sacred Harp Singers of NW Arkansas will be back in the country store on the shady grounds of the Shiloh Museum in Springdale on Sunday, June 24th at 1:30 P.M. for another afternoon of singing from the Sacred Harp, the Missouri Harmony and the Cooper song books.
UPDATE 6/26/12 - Thanks everyone for making the effort to attend the June singing. There were 26 people - men, women and children - in the country store on Sunday afternoon and everyone seemed to have a wonderful time. We're working to get more Cooper books.
Syd Caldwell sent me an email on Thursday, 6/21, around supper time, " Hey, don't forget about the newsletter." I was actually looking for an introduction to start the newsletter after not having a meeting last month and Syd gave me a good way to start on the email newsletter. I think I had "writer's block" or I may have actually been out of the habit. But I smiled the whole time I was writing the email version of the newsletter Thursday evening.
Like other singers in the area who missed having the May singing, Katy and I have been looking forward to seeing everyone and catching up on the news now that school is out. We both hope everyone who was either on the road or attending other functions last month had as much fun as Katy and I did on our trip across the country. Katy and I got to briefly visit with Michelle Raine and Shannon Seyler, and have the pictures to prove it. Both are doing fine and sent their best wishes to everyone in the group. I'm sure there will be stories to tell during the breaks at the singing.
One of the pieces of good news for the weekend is that it will be cooler in Fayetteville and Springdale on Sunday with temperatures in the mid-90's. South of the mountains, in Fort Smith and the river valley, temperatures are expected to achieve over 100 degrees. So bring your own cardboard church fans, dress as comfortably as you can and think cool thoughts. Katy and I will plan on bringing an ice chest with cool water and an electric fan to at least keep the air-conditioner's cool air in circulation.
So dust off your song books and join us at the Shiloh Museum on Sunday afternoon. Hope to see you there.