These pictures are of the Mark Trammell Quartet in Lafayette last month. Whenever we hear them sing, the girls request Christmas songs....usually Carol of the Bells and The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire). I took these pictures while they were singing The Christmas Song. The guys were really "hammin' it up" while Mark was singing a solo on the verse. Those of you that are the least bit familiar with Southern Gospel music probably remember Mark when he sang with Gold City, The Cathedrals, and then Greater Vision before starting his own group 10 years ago.
Gary is enjoying every minute of driving the bus for these guys. They got back to Gadsden, Alabama, in the wee hours Sunday night. Gary called me Monday afternoon with laundry questions. I wonder what color his underwear will be the next time I wash them!! It sounds to me like Dustin was not the best person to teach him how to do laundry......blue jeans and white underwear in the same load? We'll be down there next weekend, so I can do his next load of laundry. He's already got a button waiting to be sewn back on. I think he'll be glad to see me!
The quartet starts out in Ohio tonight. Then on to Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Missouri before returning to Gadsden Sunday morning. Gary takes off after the guys are done singing each night and gets them to their next destination before climbing into his bunk. He's adjusting pretty well to driving at night and sleeping during the day.
Here on the home front, we are managing to get by without Gary. We are busy getting things done before we head to Alabama. We go every year for the Mark Trammell Quartet Homecoming. This year, Meagan will have to drive the pickup with the camper, and I'll follow behind with the van. We'll camp in Gadsden and take some day trips whenever Gary is gone driving the bus. When he's not driving, we'll enjoy spending time with him. We'll all be able to attend the Homecoming together as usual. Autumn, Nathan, & Krissy will keep things running here at home while we're gone.