Post by Wolfiebear on Apr 14, 2013 20:22:54 GMT -5
It was completely epic. No plushies unfortunately, but my mom made my favorite dip that I love, and we ate that and some cake and icecream, and they got me a dobro, which is awesome and epic in every way.
I found a new doll at the thrift store today and cleaned her up. She is a 18 inch Battat doll. Cheap knockoff of the American Girl doll. She is all original so will sell her just the way she is. Should be able to get $15 for her.
A dobro is similar to a guitar, but rather than a big hole where the sound comes out, it has a resonator plate. Also, it's usually tuned to open g and played with a slide bar, although apparently you can play it like a regular guitar also. Mine was tuned to the same tuning as a regular guitar and didn't come with a slide, so I just started playing it like a guitar. I guess I need to rescue my slide and picks from my other dobro, lol. Here's what it sounds like. www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0dVqmegKBw There's a bit of talking before he starts playing. That's one of the greatest dobro players in the world. I'm hopefully going to be starting to take lessons, as I definitely don't sound like that. I sound more like my cat when I accidentally stepped on her tail.
I have heard this type of music and the dobro but I just thought it was a regular guitar. I am not into guitars so I guess that is why I didn't know. My oldest son is a guitar collector. He probably has 20 or 30 guitars. Mostly electric as he came up in the rock and roll age. He has been playing guitar since he was about 7 or 8 years old. His house now has a whole room with just his guitar stuff in it.
Glad your Meemaw is doing better. She will need lots of prayers and I send mine along.
Post by Wolfiebear on Apr 26, 2013 12:02:06 GMT -5
Meemaw is finally out of ICU She's breathing better, but she still has to be on oxygen. They got all the water out. Unfortunately she's going to have to learn how to walk again because she's been laying down for several days. When she gets out of the hospital in a few days she's going to have to go into the nursing home for a couple weeks for rehab. It's the one my uncle works at, so she'll be treated well up there, and if not, I'm going into my wolf character mode and I'm going up there and kicking some butts. We need to keep praying that she'll have a quick recovery, and also pray that she won't have to stay on that oxygen for the rest of her life.