We're all talking like cowboys here at High In The Sky.
It started when The Accountant took a phone call and came back up the stairs singing Oh, What A Beautiful Morning. I knew that could only mean one thing. He'd been talking about Oklahoma (where the waving wheat can sure smell sweet). Back in the day, you see, The Accountant had been a bit of a singer. A (school) stage star. Calamity Jane, The Sound Of Music and -his favourite, I think- Curly in Oklahoma. It turned out that the teacher who had put on the show all those years ago is retiring and before he goes he's running it again.
The original cast members decided to gather last night to watch the show and send him on his way.Someone brought a scrapbook (yes!) and it held an old ticket dated 24th March 1983. And last night was, of course, 24th March. Funny. It must have been a fantastic night, though. It's early morning now and I've already been treated to "Kansas City" and "Many A New Day". I hope he does "Surrey With The Fringe On Top" next. He used to start that one when the children were really little and we wanted them to sleep in the car on the way home from Granny's. You could almost hear the horses and sometimes you could see the stars.
I've been flicking through the old photos; and my hand might even have reached for the scanner. But, no, I'd better not. Instead I'll show you my other cowboy. Maybe you remember the Valentine Horsey received via Deb's World? I've scrapbooked his reply. When I saw the Studio Calico kit with the roses paper and the Western-look alpha's it was too hard to resist.
Oh, Horsey. Listen. The next one's for you. "People Will Say We're In Love.."