I saw the promo tonight for the first time of CMT's Southern Rock show which airs at 9 this Saturday night. Didn't hear ARS mentioned in the ad so I looked the show up on the Web.Here's the list of featured artists from the CMT website: Lynyrd Skynyrd, .38 Special, Blackfoot, Charlie Daniels, Gregg Allman, Elvin Bishop and Hank Jr.
Don't know whether I'll see the show Saturday night or not but I'm sure I'll see it eventually.
The cat who took the shots you will see below works for the University & I say these images set a standard and I challenge anyone else to come up with BETTER BAMA SPIRIT shots for wallpaper for
THE BAMA NATION CD.
Today as I went about my business I got my first responses concerning your interview. I had two women that told me you were their teacher. One said she had a big time crush on you. I had a guy that said he knew you from seeing you at some of T-town's finer libation providers. Another wanted to know if there was a book about the Chukker in the making. You might be signing autographs before this thing is pulled from the stands.
Stay in touch,
Laurie, oldest daughter of Gerry Bensberg
Gerard J. Bensberg Jr.
WIMBERLEY, Texas – Gerard Joseph Bensberg Jr., known to his family and friends as Jerry or Dr. "B," passed away on June 23, 2006, at Deer Creek in Wimberley, Texas.
Born in Camden, Ark., Nov. 15, 1927, the youngest of seven children of Gerard J. Bensberg Sr. and Grace Pearl Edrington Bensberg. He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Mary B. Looney Bensberg, daughter Laurie Herselman and her husband Lance of Kyle, Texas, daughter Sara Kazmi of Albuquerque, N.M., grandchildren Jaclyn Edens of Dodge City, Kan., Jordan, Jared and Taylor Herselman of Kyle and greatgrandchildren Alexis Raines and Spade Pool of Dodge City, brother Thomas Edison Bensberg, wife Bonnie and sister Margaret Sessoms of Camden, Ark., and many nieces and nephews around the country.
He graduated from Arkansas College (now Lyon College) in Batesville, Ark., in 1947 where he was later honored as a Distinguished Alumni in 1978. He received his master’s degree in psychology from the University of Arkansas in 1948. On June 1, 1948, he married his college sweetheart, Mary Looney in First Baptist Church in Batesville, Ark. He enrolled in the doctoral program at Northwestern University, but was soon hired as the Chief Psychologist at the Southern Wisconsin Colony and Training school in Union Grove. He left this position to resume his graduate work and received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a minor in Special Education from the Peabody College at Vanderbilt University in 1955. He was employed by the Arkansas Department of Health as Associate Director of the Child Development Center and Associate Director of Mental Hygiene in 1957. In 1961, he accepted a research and educational position at Southern Regional Education Board in Atlanta, Ga. This project focused on developing effective training programs for personnel serving the mentally disabled population. It was during this time that he served as a consultant for the President’s Council on Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
In 1966, he joined the faculty of the University of Alabama in Birmingham as a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Associate Director of the Center for Developmental and Learning Disorders. In 1971, he moved his family to Lubbock, Texas, where he joined the faculty of Te xas Tech University as a Professor of Psychology and Special Education and served as the Director of the Research and Training Center in Mental Retardation.
After retiring in 1992, he and Mary moved to Hot Springs Village, Ark., to be closer to family and friends. They were active members of Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines Church and Lyon College Alumni Association. They enjoyed spending summers at their cabin in Pagosa Springs, Colorado and traveling to visit children and grandchildren. Wimberley became their home in 2003 where they became members of Wimberley Presbyterian Church. Jerry dedicated his life to the service of others and was a strong advocate for people with disabilities. He was an avid sports fan, had a passion for music and was a loyal supporter of the Democratic Party. He will be remembered for his love and commitment to his family, his compassion for others, his gentle sense of humor, generosity, keen intelligence and sound, practical advice.
His will to live and deep love and commitment to Mary kept him strong until the end. He will be missed by all those who loved and respected him. Jerry’s family wishes to thank the staff at Deer Creek for their constant care, love and support for him while he found his home there and Heart to Heart Hospice, Chrissy, Amy and Bonnie for your gentle kindness, care and guidance during his final days. A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held at the Wimberley Presbyterian Church in Wimberley, Texas, at 3 p.m. on July 30, 2006. Memorials may be given to Habitat for Humanity or HEIFER Project in care of Wimberley Presbyterian Church, PO Box 1854, Wimberley, TX 78676.
ROBERT NIX'S PRAYER
DEAR FATHER GOD,
I HUMBLY ASK YOU TO INTERCEDE AND HEAL A GOOD FRIEND, DAWN
BAILEY. A SWEET, AND BEAUTIFUL LADY THAT I HAVE ALWAYS HELD THE MOST RESPECT AND REVERENCE FOR.
THE WIFE AND LIFE-LONG SOUL MATE OF MY VERY GIFTED FRIEND,BARRY BAILEY. SHE HAS NEVER HAD A NEGATIVE OR DEMEANING VIBE AROUND HER.
DEAR FATHER GOD
I HUMBLY ASK YOU TO TOUCH AND HEAL OUR GOOD BROTHER MIKE CLARK. HE IS
A TALENTED MAN AND DESERVES YOUR GRACIOUS ATTENTION.
BOTH OF THESE DEAR FRIENDS
HAVE DONE GOOD WORKS ON THIS EARTH.
PLEASE DEAR FATHER HEAR MY PRAYER AND BLESS
THEM WITH YOUR MERCIFUL WILL. HELP US ALL TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR WILL IS.
IN JESUS' PRECIOUS NAME,
I ASK THESE THINGS,
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Friday, June 30, 2006 3:30 PM
Hey down in Alabama
I enjoy reading your blog several times a week.....
I'm a native of North Carolina and still live here in central N.C. I truly enjoy reading about about all the fantastic musical related experiences on your website and it brings back great memories for me.
As I read your latest entry this morning,I noticed that Hendrix came to Alabama....it must have been around 1968 or 1969....and he also did a stop or two in NC on that same tour. But believe it or not....I saw Hendrix open for the Monkees in July,1967 in Greensboro,NC when I was 14 years old. I actually went to see the Monkees,but I was completely blown away by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. They did three songs...Hey Joe,Purple Haze,and one other song that I cannot remember the name of.
Many years later when I would mention the fact that I had seen Hendrix open for the Monkees in 1967,some people didn't believe me.....but all you have to do is go to Google and search for anything related to "Jimi Hendrix and The Monkees" and the proof is there....along with a couple of really crazy stories related that that same tour.
I purchased a copy of the first Hendrix Experience in August of 1967 at a Thalhiemers Dept. store "record section" in Greensboro....they had one copy and I'm quite sure that no radio stations in NC were playing any Hendrix songs at that time,except on a couple of university stations at Duke or UNC-Chapel Hill.
when your're having fun.....
and I'm still having fun up here in NC....
so time must still be flying.