We’re leaving shortly for Eureka Springs, AR.  We’ll be attending a concert tomorrow night at the Black Oak Amphitheatre in nearby Lampe, MO that includes Earl Scruggs and His Family, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers and Rhonda Vincent.  Earl is one of my long-time idols and I was the first on my block to buy Steve Martin’s “The Crow”, so I’m verry excited.  We’re only gone 3 days, so you’ll hardly miss me.  To tide you over, here’s the picture that Emma drew while she was here, hanging where she carefully placed it with the magnet she made for me. Notice the excellent rendering of  “thumbs up”.   

gilgert matey---you can call him "matey" (he has an eyepatch, bro)