April 2012

Re-united and it feels so good…” In 1978, Peaches and Herb sang these lyrics to a song written by Dino Fekaris & Freddie Perren. It seems appropriate to mention since, thanks to E-Bay and the Houston Police Department, we have been re-united with some of our stolen equipment. Last month, we told you that our van, Stretch, had been found. In spite of his advanced odometer reading (467,000+ miles) it is good to have him back. Then Al Price of Nechville Banjos spotted Ezra’s banjo on E-Bay. It was creepy looking at it sitting there on somebody else’s couch. We notified the Houston Police Department and they put a different kind of bid on it.Through a bit more investigation they also found Ezra’s Renaissance 6-string guitar at a local pawn shop. “We’d like to thank Sam and Walter Bryan for picking up and delivering these two instruments to us. You can just imagine how excited Keith was about the banjo’s return. It’s like a bad banjo joke. If thieves steal all of a band’s musical instruments, which one is the most likely to be returned? THE BANJO! There are a lot of items still missing, but we are grateful to at least have some of it back. Ro-Bear, we miss you!

After a very mild winter, spring planting has begun. The Grimwoods upheld their tradition of planning potatoes on St. Patrick’s Day. Lettuce, beets, peas, and onions are in the ground. Catnip, a very important crop for keeping the Grimwood kitties happy, is also doing well. The Idlets have another fabulous garden started. It takes 3 growing seasons to be able to eat asparagus. For years the Idlets have grown it, eaten it, and enjoyed it while Keith has been quietly envious of their success. Yesterday, Keith ate the only asparagus spear he has ever managed to grow. It was planted in a broken washing machine as part of his Dead Appliance Recycling gardening experiment. It was delicious!

Troutfully yours,
Keith and Ezra

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3 Responses to April 2012

  1. Renee Morrison says:

    We just returned from seeing you play at the Mucky Duck. We purchased the book Chicken Joe Forgets Something Important. Once we got in the car we opened it and took out the CD. We put it in the player and heard nothing. Other CD’s are playing fine so I don’t think it is the player. Have you had any other problems like this?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Renee,

      Sorry you are having a problem with the CD. We haven’t had a problem yet, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen! Because the CD has another folder on it that contains the graphics of the book to print out, maybe your car player is not reading the CD properly. Do you have a CD player at home or maybe a computer? If you could try it in another CD player and it still doesn’t work, then it must be bad. We would be happy to send a replacement CD. Just let me know your address.
      Thank you!
      Trout Records
      PS I sent an email to you yesterday as well.

  2. Genie says:

    Hey guys…so glad you got the guitar and banjo back. I hope ya get everything else back in good condition. You worked so hard and the memories get a lemon thrown in. Miss ya. Hope you make it to Brazosport College again some day. Hope to see Keith at a reunion soon…I think another Super Reunion is in the future. I’ll be at it. c/o ’72 MARLIN…and a band nerd/flautist

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