Trout Fishing in America has finally put the birthday months behind and are ready to move on to October. Ezra has an August birthday and Keith’s is in September. Luckily for us, a little girl in Granbury, TX taught us to sing Happy Birthday backwards. If you sing these lyrics to the tune of Happy Birthday, we understand it will reverse the aging process.
You to birthday happy,
You to birthday happy,
(Ezra and Keith) dear birthday happy,
You to birthday happy.
We want to thank all of you for the nice birthday wishes. It’s wonderful to have so many friends to remind us, as you can get so forgetful at this age. We got almost as many birthday wishes as we did correction letters on our distance to the moon.
Yes, a couple of newsletters ago, we stated specifically that the moon is approximately 846,000 miles from the earth. We quickly found out that people actually do read our letters as the corrections came flying in from all over the country. Keith blames Ezra. Ezra blames blonde hair. We would now like to print a retraction and say that according to the 1960 Edition of the World Book Encyclopedia (where Keith does all his research and fact checking) the moon’s average distance from Earth is 238,855 miles..
Anyway, putting our birthdays and the moon behind us, we now move on to October and the rest of the year. This October is an extraordinary month and promises to be the busiest month in Trout history. It begins with The Red River Revel in Shreveport, LA where we will get to spend a week playing music and visiting with friends. Then we make our very first appearance at the Ozark Folk Festival in Eureka Springs, AR. We will be returning to Ft. Worth, TX for Library Fest, which is always a ton of fun. Don’t miss out on this as it’s probably the finest library event we’ve encountered and downtown Ft. Worth is very artistic and always a treat. After a brief visit home, we fly to beautiful Orange County, CA to spend nearly a week in one of the premier performing arts centers in the country. Maybe we’ll see some baseball as the Angels are in the Playoffs. After hitting the West Coast, we fly east to New Hampshire and Massachusetts. WOW! Hey, still no Idaho? Well, maybe another day. This is a lot to do, but we are really looking forward to everything. It’s going to be a great year next month.
On a side note, our friend, Ember Lanuti, will be giving her senior recital at the University of Arkansas/Fayetteville at the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. on October 12th. She is a Soprano and sings like a bird, maybe even better. Among other things, she will be performing a song written by Keith many years ago while he was studying music in college. At 23 years old, Keith set an Edna St. Vincent Millay poem to music for piano and soprano. It was never performed and languished in the piano bench for years. After hearing Ember sing, Keith was inspired. He rewrote and revised the piece to fit her lovely voice and now it has been selected to be included in her recital. Keith is so honored and will be able to drive over from Eureka Springs that night to attend. Wow! October is going to be a tough act to follow.
Keith and Ezra