I was all set to tell you about the dream I had last
where I pitched TV shows to networks. I thought the
winner was “Free range racing monkeys raising chickens”
and even told the wife about it. Then I heard Merle
Haggard died today on his 79th birthday.
More times than I care to remember friends would get
together at a local bar to listen Country Crossroads
and after services ended it was usually Merle Haggard
who got the most play on the jukebox. I’ve haven’t had
a drink since 1987, but I still like to listen to Merle.
We considered him the singing saint of sinners and the
originator of outlaw country. Many thought he was a poet
for the working man and when those words were put to
music we felt he was singing for us and not just to us.
He will be missed. While I was saddened by the passing
of Merle Haggard I did have something to smile about.
When remembering my latest dream, I realized that this
time it was my circus, was my monkeys!
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