Saturday, September 17, 2011

Eventful weekend

Last night, Cliff, his sister, and I went to a benefit for our neighbor, Tyler, who has rhabdomyosarcoma cancer.  We were only going to show our support for Tyler; figured we'd stick around for a half-hour or so and come back home.
However, the band started playing and sounding pretty good, and next thing you know, we'd been there for three hours.


My grandson and his girl friend were there.


So were the folks who used to be our renters.


That's Tyler, the guest of honor, with some young lady.





In this video, Tyler is on drums, his twin brother Travis is playing bass guitar, and their dad is on keyboards.  They are a very musical family.  Country musical, that is.  When their dad and his sister were growing up next door, at one point I bought an old piano just so Donnie and Ronda could come over and sing for me and with me.   Their parents (Tyler's grandparents) were also excellent singers.
Here's a video of the twins' aunt, Ronda, singing.  Of course you realize the quality is lacking on this type of recording, but hopefully my kids will be able to take a walk down memory lane by watching it, if nothing else.

9 comments:

madcobug said...

They sound really good. I can see why you and Cliff let the time get away. I am surprised that Tyler has the energy to play Wipeout. Helen

Margaret said...

If you were enjoying yourselves, it's great that you spent more time there. Glad that it was so much fun!! I often do the same thing; I tell myself I'm only going to spend a hour somewhere and then I start talking...

TARYTERRE said...

Sounds like a wonderful night out. I love evenings like that, when time sorta of stands still and you get caught up in the moment of something.

Cliff said...

I hope Tyler does welll. Good of you guys to support him.
The evening sound like fun.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It's really nice that folks got together in support of your friend. It's great to see folks going out for a good cause and it must have meant a lot to him too.

Rachel said...

I wish I could have been there, but I'm REALLY glad you guys went.

Forty Pound Sack said...

Sounds like a great event. I love when a community comes together ~

patsy said...

my best wishes for your son-in law. looks like the twins were playing up a storm. I guess cliff had a good time with the two of them.

Vicki said...

Wow! Tyler sure can drum, my prayers are with him. Vicki