Picture This – Exercise #26

Oh no! We have a problem. Low Country Parrott HeadToday’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.
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Oh My Head!!

I took a major header yesterday. Well, my blog did. Look up there at the top of this page and you will see my new header! I really want to thank a friend of mine who did the design work on it. She took a bunch of pictures that I had taken over time, made them look like old photo postcards, and then assembled them into a fantastic look header image. I really appreciate her – not only for her creative ability but for her friendship.

If you look closely you can see three of my cars, the ceiling of the Unitarian Church in Charleston, some of my favorite “diversions”, the sailing ship The Spirit of South Carolina, and a few more pictures from various trips. The only one of those pictures that I didn’t take myself is the one that I am actually in. That was taken about 5 or 6 years ago out in Washington state by my friend Todd Miller. I had gone out to visit a bunch of car buddies, attend the Portland All-British Field Meet, and finally meet a long term email friend, Herberta Gray. That is her standing beside me. And next to us is her MG 1100 named Natasha that she purchased new in 1963. That was the year I was born!