Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Good Sheppard

In the early 80's, my mom and her sister, Ellie, couldn't get enough of the man pictured above, country singer T.G. Sheppard. I remember listening to the above cassette in our station wagon on many occasions. It's actually not too bad (It is country, but had several pop elements added in order to make it more palatable to people who might not usually listen to country).

Imagine the excitement and commotion when my mom and Ellie found out T.G. would be coming to LaCrosse to perform in concert. The former Vogel girls got 4 tickets, one for each of them and one for each of their husbands. Needless to say, they loved the concert and were able to get autographed pictures of T.G.

Ellie loved the autographed pic. She said she was gonna put it over her husband's face the next time they "had relations". Now, this was almost certainly a joke, but you wouldn't believe how riled up her husband got when he heard this comment. I'm not sure if their marriage ever recovered after that.

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