Over the weekend my family attended a Wild West Festival in Leeds, Utah, better known as Podunk or the Middle of Nowhere. The sun was scorching but the fun was sizzling! For starters, there were shoot-outs, fiddling and hoedown competitions, a horseback obstacle course, sharpshooting demonstrations and square dancing. There was even a Soapbox Derby and a mechanical bull. For the kids there were giant bubble-slip-and-slides and a candy-shooting-cannon.
Yeee haw! A gosh-darn good time for folks of any age!
But my favorite was the live performances—in particular a group of older ladies who were both talented and entertaining. They made me want to sing in an “Old Lady Band” when I grow old. Oh, wait.
I can see it now… I’m up on stage in front of the spotlights. The spectators whistle and cheer as the MC introduces us… “And noooow, the group you have all been waiting for… (more whistles and cheers) THE BROAD BAND!“ Woot Woot!...