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My World - Saturday night country style
Our Saturday night was definitely an event for my full quill Ostrich Cowboy boots to make an appearance, as we went rural. Our friends Jack & Peggy hold this event every year for their square dancing clubs graduation. The Hubster and his band are always invited to provide the musical entertainment early in the evening, so we headed out to their Oklahoma Centennial Farm on a perfect evening. They have a really beautiful home, with many standout features, including this original Red Barn. Later in the evening everyone heads upstairs in the barn and they give out their awards and square dance the night away. It is just magical inside and I will save those piccies for another week. The farm is a couple of miles off road and surrounded by some stunning countryside in all directions. If it wasn't for the frequent snake episodes Peggy has, I'd love to live here. The Hubster and his band "Oklahoma Wind', play old style traditional country music (Merle Haggard, Gene Watson, Hank Williams, George Jones, Johnny Cash etc.) and have been together many years, playing a few regular gigs each month. The Hubster is the lead guitarist and vocalist, he does a great job and always makes me proud. So as the sausages sizzled on the grill and the guests carried in homemade gastronomic delights, other guests danced to the music in the sunset. Last year the farmhouse nearly burned down, some of you may remember me relating the tale of how Peggy came to win the stunning 1980 Corvette in the picture above. Basically the garage which was feet from the homestead burned to the ground in the middle of the night, when their vehicle caught fire inside. In a lovely twist of fate, just two months later Peggy won the Corvette in a national prize draw! If you look behind the old schoolhouse bell, you can see where the siding on the homestead melted from the heat of the fire. Apart from the garage, this was the worst of the damage which was a blessing, as their home is filled with many treasures. Jack believes in supplying his guests with every comfort and although the ladies get the use of the inside facilities. the men get their own precious Outhouse!This was the view from the upstairs window of the Barn, looking back towards the party. It was quite the idyllic rural scene, with this view, the sun slowly setting, the smell of the grill and the Hubsters singing floating up to me on the breeze.