Oh no! We have a problem. Today’s exercise, number twenty-six out of thirty-one, call for an old picture of myself. The problem is that I am out-of-town and I really don’t have access to any. So instead of going way, way back I am only going to go back to the mid-1990s.
What we have here is a picture from the Charleston Post & Courier. In 1997 I got on TV and in the local newspaper because of my Parrot Head exploits. Click here to check out the newspaper article. 1997 was also the year I helped form the Lowcountry Parrot Head Club. I am not really involved anymore, but the club is still going strong.
The parrot head clubs are loosely fan club for Jimmy Buffett and his music. But really more than that they are social clubs with a civic mission. The clubs do lots of projects for the communities they are in such as fund raisers for the SPCA, highway cleanups, and of course parties. There is far more involved with being a member of the club than just listening to music and attending concerts. But those components are in there too.
So, there you are, my gift to you from Atlanta and from the past. A picture of me with a beer, a pirate flag, and an inflatable parrot on my head. Oh, and if you look real close you can even see me sitting at my desk in a tie. Yes, a tie. My my, how times change.