They let me pitch my tent in a beautiful little pine grove on their property. We were having tea last night when I mentioned that I hadn't played a guitar since I left New York. Charlie brought over a never-been-used guitar he had sitting around, and I sung them the few songs I know, including Pancho and Lefty, which happens to be one of Charlie's favorite songs (he recorded me playing it on a little dictaphone). This morning Margaret cooked us breakfast, featuring some eggs from her very own "happy chickens" (although one of her hens has started trying to crow).
Thank you for your kindness to Matthew.
The songwriter of Pancho and Lefty, Townes Van Zandt, was one of my favorite local performers in Houston and Austin when I was in college.
Matt, I really envy you; these little moments are all treasures to be cherished.
I can’t believe i had no idea you play the guitar…
That’s my Mom and Dad! My Mom called me this morning and told me about you staying there (don’t worry, she said you were a really nice guy :). I’m glad you got a chance to see what nice people they are too. Someone may have already commented on this earlier, but this trip reminds me of a book called “A Walk Acrosss America” which came out back in the 70s. Good luck on the rest of your journey!
Okay +100 cool points for being a fan of Townes Van Zandt
That is my Brother and sister in law! I recently came across this blog. I have been reading it with great intrest.
I love maps so I keyed in on the map feature really quick, and soon discovered that you walked right past My brother’s house, along a familliar country road. Imagine my suprise when I see a photo of my own brother! He is a very interesting man and I am glad that you got to meet him.