J. Andrew, our trombonist and instrument repair man, found these memorabilia stored away at the FFMB headquarters while he was there repairing some of the instruments.
Remember this group photo from the 80's? J. Andrew and his future wife are smiling from the back row.
Do you see them?
Here is a photo of the first uniform the band used.
Here is the rain cover we used to wear for the marches during the rainy season.
What memories they bring back!
I asked Mango, the flag bearer and blog groupie if she would do today's special duty of choosing the sites to visit. She is always so meticulous in viewing the sites on the parade routes plus she has the advantage of being the tuba player's best friend, you know.
So welcome this week's guest host, Mango...
I want to thank you for this opportunity to do the honour of picking
today`s sites. It has been fun to read over these blogs.
Today`s featured site is Excellent Walker. She is a single New Yorker
who gathers observations as she walks the streets
of her city. Why do I like this blog?
- It`s definitely a slice of New York life.
- She is a former journalist who also writes fiction.
- She cares about the world and is grateful for what she has.
Shannon from Second Starr on the Right is a fellow domestic engineer
with three beautiful children. Her love for her family
is obvious in this blog and seems to have had a rather interesting
Loni is the writer of Journaling through the Valley. She is a
spiritually minded person with nine(!) children. Although she has
endured much pain in her life, she maintains a good dispostion.
Thanks again for allowing me to sit in the leader`s seat. Yeah, it`s
real nice. Oh, the feeling of power! Can`t I sit here a
little while longer? Okay, I`ll go back to my blogless existence
Thank you Mango for doing an excellent job and Andrew for giving a hand this Friendly Friday.
For those wondering how the band works:
To join the Friends of the Friendless Marching Band, leave a comment stating that you wish to join then choose any instrument you like. (ability isn't an issue for this cyber band) We have three piano players, a harpist, a theramin and french horn player plus a variety of more so you get the idea that any instrument is possible.
On Fridays, the band meets to visit the chosen friendless sites which I list. Then the band leaves friendly comments for our honored recipients. Let them know that you are from the FFMB.
Get to know other band members. There is sure to be someone you can connect with.
Nominate friendless sites. They can be bloggers you know or ones that you come across in your blog surfs. Think unique. These sites have less than 5 comments/post and be posting currently. Leave me a comment with their address or email me at Carol_ffmb at yahoo.ca. I will let you know whether they have met the friendless criteria.
Banners are available here.
On a more serious note, to join another on-line march which protests against global warming, visit "Stop Global Warming".
See you next week!