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Folk Thursday: Paul Simon

I’ve been humming this song for a solid week … and what a week it’s been. I honestly never imagined that coming back to the classroom could be this much fun. What a blessing. When Eye Candy pink-slipped me last spring, I thought, This is the end. Party’s over. I will never in my life have another job that keeps me laughing this hard or enjoying myself this much.

I’m working harder for my laughs these days, but I’m still getting them. My kids see to that. I can’t remember the last time I smiled so much.

Oh, still crazy after all these years.


Folk Thursday challenge answers

As some of you will recall, I posted a special Route 66-themed Folk Thursday video last week. At the time, I issued a challenge to anybody who could identify all of the locations of all the pictures in the video. Nobody had a guess, so — as promised — here are the answers, in order of appearance:

1. Phillips 66 station, Red Oak II near Carthage, Mo.
2. Lucille’s, Hydro, Okla.
3. Phillips 66 station, McLean, Texas
4. Soulsby Station, Mt. Olive, Ill.
5. Phillips 66 station, Chandler, Okla.
6. Roy’s, Amboy, Calif.
7. U-Drop Inn, Shamrock, Texas
8. Seaba Station, Warwick, Okla.
9. Wilkerson’s Gulf station, Newkirk, N.M.
10. Willys Jeep, Glenrio, Texas/N.M.
11. Afton, Okla.
12. Galena, Kan.
13. Twin Arrows, Ariz.
14. Newkirk, N.M.
15. Cool Springs Camp, Oatman, Ariz.
16. Camper, just west of Afton, Okla.
17. Conoco sign standard, Tulsa, Okla.
18. Roadrunner’s Retreat, Chambless, Calif.
19. Phillips 66 station, Cuba, Mo.
20. Lucille’s, Hydro, Okla.
21. Café, Glenrio, Texas/N.M.
22. Glenrio, N.M.
23. Overpasses, Tulsa, Okla.
24. Oakhurst, Okla. (between Tulsa and Sapulpa)
25. Newkirk, N.M.
26. Bristow, Okla.
27. Davenport, Okla.
28. Fina sign standard behind John’s Modern Cabins, Newburg, Mo.
29. Roy’s, Amboy, Calif.
30. Bell station, Tulsa, Okla.
31. “Vic” Suhling Gas for Less, Litchfield, Ill.
32. John’s Modern Cabins, Newburg, Mo.
33. Oakhurst, Okla. 
34. Red Oak II, near Carthage, Mo.
35. Vinita, Okla.
36. Ed’s Camp, Oatman, Ariz.
37. Bent Door Café, Adrian, Texas
38. Don’s Auto Repair, Tulsa, Okla.
39. Tulsa Auto Salvage, Oakhurst, Okla.
40. Lucille’s, Hydro, Okla.

How many of these did you recognize?


Folk Thursday challenge

Thanks to the magic of iMovie … here’s the Slaid Cleaves cover of the Fred Eaglesmith song I was talking about earlier:

Special challenge: I’ll send an El Vado Motel bumper sticker to the first Route 66 enthusiast (other than Ron) who can correctly identify the location of every gas station in this video. If nobody gets it before midnight next Thursday, I’ll post the answers.