Earl Scruggs Center

Back in the spring, our Forever Young group from church visited the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, but we didn’t stay long enough for some of us to see everything we wanted to see.  So yesterday Meg, Mike, & I headed back over to finish exploring all of the displays.  I remembered to take just a couple of pictures with my phone, so I could record it on here.  Not only did it have rooms about Earl Scruggs, there was also lots of history scattered throughout of the Shelby area and its people.  There were recorded interviews of people and how they lived growing up in the area that were very interesting.  I especially enjoyed this one.

In the upstairs gallery was an exhibit of paintings by David Colton, I believe his name was, who is a music photographer – he photographs bands and singers all over the world.  The main part of this exhibit was about singers and musicians from North Carolina, which was very cool, but I also enjoyed the little room of some of his favorite pictures of musicians and bands he’d photographed elsewhere.  This one about Johnny Cash was one of my favorites.

Community Showcase

I have not been on here in a while, because I’m having trouble getting pictures to upload.  This morning I finally thought to try uploading a picture I took with my phone instead of my camera, and it worked perfectly.  The problem with that is that my phone takes absolutely awful pictures.  Ah well.  Last night I met Lindee at the Community Showcase that the Clover High School marching band put on.  Their program was just so, so good, and I’m so glad that the band parents I know kept reminding me about it.  I took this picture just as the band took the field.

BMX Championships

I am having a terrible time getting pictures to upload to my journal these days, but for some reason this one from Saturday came on with no trouble.  Go figure.  Saturday was the State Championship races for BMX, and both Charlie & Adam competed.  Adam is state champion in the 11-year-old intermediates; Charlie came in second in the state in the 13-year-old expert division.  I got this picture of Charlie between races, when they were encouraged to rest in the shade and stay hydrated.  Of course with a teenager downtime of any sort involves a phone 🙂