Monday, September 12, 2011

Happy Birthday George

I had to take a moment and leave a little birthday tribute to George Jones today. It's his eightieth birthday today! That would make him thirty four years old in this video.

The man singing there with him is also quite awesome. He's George "Georgie" Riddle and because everything seems to be six degrees from Patsy Cline these days, he and George Jones both performed at that last concert that Patsy ever did.

And along with George, this song is also dedicated to my buddy Sara and her Mister who were here for moonshine and a real live possum at our house around this time last year. And heck, I just realized that a lot of things in my life somehow always revolve back around to moonshine, possums and Patsy. I like that.

Here's a toast to "The Possum" George Jones and to evenings with white lightnin' and enormous possums in the driveway:



9 comments:

Lisa said...

I love the video, the suits, the song... the Possum. He looks exactly like my cousin Sheldon. Which is to say, my cousin Sheldon also looks a lot like a Possum, who also looks a lot like George Jones. Eighty years old, who'da thought he'd make it? Here here, and cheers!

Sara In AZ said...

This is SO perfect. More perfect than perfect, really. Thank you. Sweetie, you had better believe I will be back for some more of that XXX! This song is the best and I want to listen to it while drinking XXX and having penguins and BLATS with you!!!!!! Well, you will have to leave the 'B' off yours. :D

Georgie Horn said...

I sure like that Georgie's name...tee hee

DearHelenHartman said...

Love those old country western outfits - how fun would it be to wear one of them thing down to the WalMart on a Wednesday afternoon?

sweetheartville said...

Happy Birthday, George!

Rae said...

he is so great. we go see his christmas lights off highway 96 every year.

cheshirecat666 said...

He so looks like Allen/Roadsidepictures here!

SUZY8-TRACK said...

Groovy looking suit!

bitter69uk said...

Beautiful. Who would have thought George would outlive Tammy?