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The French Family – Highway 40 Blues

An evening pause: To quote the YouTube website: “Stuie (Electric), Camille (Acoustic), Sonny (13) and Chet (16) from our living room in Nashville.”

Very nice, but I must admit the best part might be watching the expressions on the face of Mom in the background.

Hat tip Tom Biggar.

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Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
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  • This kid is growing up in Nashville? He should be recording in a few years, if not already.

    Mom either isn’t getting enough sleep, or needs lighter eye shadow.

    That is very good sound from a living room.

    BTW, Wikipedia informs that US Hwy 40 ran from Atlantic City, NJ, to San Francisco, CA. except for a dip into Maryland, the road stays north of the Mason-Dixon line.

  • wayne

    Great factoids.
    I’m only vaguely aware of this US highway route, but I’m going to change that!

    “Abandoned US 40 in Frederick. MD.”
    (4 re-alignments in less than a mile, 1808-present)

    Totally tangential– anyone done the Route 66 trip?

  • Haven’t done US 66 (on the list); but maybe US 40 might be more exciting? You can gamble with your money in Atlantic City, and gamble with your life in San Francisco.

  • wayne


    ->I-75…. Miami, Florida to Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

    Make A Run For The Border
    Crossing the International Bridge

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