Monday, May 3, 2010
HUNT FAMILY FIDDLERS
The Los Gatos Community Concert has four concerts a year. The presentation is one Sunday afternoon for each, and the artists they bring in are quite varied. They range from classical to jazz, to modern, to folk music to ... you name it.
Yesterday (Sunday) Cliff and I attended the last concert of the 09-10 season, and what a closer it was! This family -- all nine of ‘em -- don’t fiddle around doing nothing. Oh, quite the contrary. They play different kinds of music, from Irish to bluegrass, to their own composed music, with a variety of stringed instruments, plus keyboard and drums; they sing; they dance! And oh! Such dancing! Celtic reels, step dancing, and something else for which I don’t remember the name.
The family consists of Mom and Dad (Sandy and Clint) and the seven kids -- Jessica, Jennifer, Joshua, Jonathon, Jordan, Justin, and Jamison -- ranging in age from about 20 for the twin girls, down to age 11, and I think that’s Jamison.
To say we had a good time would be putting it mildly. We had a delightful time.
A teenager had just passed his first driving test, and was asked if he wanted to be an organ donor. He was unsure, and turned to his dad. “Will it affect my football playing?”
A college student returned to the dorm after taking his English midterm, looking upset. “How’d it go?“ asked his roommate. Throwing down his book bag, he said, “Does F-A-L-E mean anything to you?”