|This was outside my Loews hotel window in Nashville. Nice to wake up every morning to where I was born! Baptist Hospital….;-)|
|Not the best view of the Nashville skyline, but took the chance to grab it leaving rehearsal with Brandon Heath.|
|This is the house I grew up in. Moved there when I was 6 months old, left there at 22. It was a GREAT place to be. And my Mom used to push mow that yard!! No wonder she’s STILL in great shape….;-)|
|Goodlettsville First Baptist Church……
Softball, choir, mission trips, camp, lock-ins….great times here. Roots in Jesus. Gotta love it!
|Goodlettsville Elementary School….
K-6th grade, people!! There was no ‘middle school’ between the 70’s & 80’s. At least not where I’m from. We went straight to Jr. High School…..
|And Jr. High was here….at Goodlettsville High School. 7th-9th grades were basically in the left building in the picture and 10th-12th grades were in the main bldg you see & to the right, along with the portables in the back of campus near the football field. This school was rockin’ from 1917-1986! The Trojans have a great history. I believe Rita Coolidge even went there!
I was a Jr. & Sr. High Cheerleader, directed plays there, was DAR Medalist, Student Body President, & Most Likely To Succeed. It is now a middle school & Hunters Lane is the Comprehensive High School. It was a supremely cool place & great to be in such a tight community from Kindergarten through 12th grade…..!
|G’ville Trojans football field where I cheered. Was a big deal back in it’s prime!|
|This is Pleasant Green Plunge (hee-hee…still makes me laugh!) where all our friends would hang in the summer. The classic rock was always crankin’ (back when it wasn’t “classic”!) & some of my fondest early music memories started here…;-)|
|This is Rivergate Skate Center where we rolled & flirted our ‘Tweens’ away. And, no….the word “Tweens” did NOT exist in the eighties! The smell of ‘pizza by the slice’ STILL reminds me of this place!|
thank goodness some things never change! 😉
|This was a dock next to the General Jackson showboat that I worked on some (at Opryland on the Cumberland River) during college breaks from UT Knoxville. Couldn’t be late to work or you would SERIOUSLY ‘miss the boat!’ We made $9+/hr PLUS tips, even back then, which was a GREAT gig in paying for college! Wow.|
|My first steps into the back entrance of the Opry as a guest performer.Done things in the building but never as a guest ON the Opry itself.Thank you Brandon Heath & the Opry, for having me. It was great!!!|
|Me & Brandon Heath in the dressing room.BTW….this was my first time to sing sing my surgeries & health stuff this summer.God was gracious that night…;-)|
|Little Jimmy Dickens leaving his se.|
|Opry side stage thanks to Alicia Pruitt for assisting with the iPad & the Sisterhood! 😉|
|This is how I felt after singing with Brandon Heath on the Opry!|
|And….back to where it all started…
Baptist Hospital!What an amazing day in Nashville…..