Friday, March 31, 2006

Friendly Friday

Hi to the all the members of the FFMB! Before we start our regular march, I want to take a detour along memory lane.

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...

Dear Carol,
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

Mango Lane

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 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!


Shannon said...

Well thank you very much, and Thanks to mango~ do you have a link for her? I hope the band gets the recognition it deserves...maybe a stint in the MAcy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Praying for your Prodigal said...

I couldn't agree more about Lori!


J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I love what you did to the photos! :)

nobody girl said...

absolutely. a spot at macy's would be great. just checking in after my rounds ... hope everyone has a good one. :)

DwayneinBonanza said...

Do I see a Arkansas Razorback cover lol. Andrew must have gave it up. I made my rounds so God bless have good Firday. I think you no Carol I deleted my blog and went to my other one?

TNChick said...

Currently marchin' thru - :)

Lazy Daisy said...

Wow, I actually knew 2 of the three was great. Love the pictures of our old uniforms and rain gear! Who would have guessed you'd still have a photo.

Loni said...

Thanks for marching through! It was nice to meet new people, and I so appreciate your stopping by my blog. I will try to stop by next Friday and see who the new people are! THANK YOU! Loni

Carol said...

Hi Shannon,
The Macy's parade sounds great.
Mango doesn't have a blog, she just likes to hang around.

Thanks "Praying for Your Prodigal" for being a good friend to Loni.

J. Andrew,
It was fun to put together. Thanks again.

Good to hear from you, Nobody Girl except you really should change your name to Somebody Special!

Yes, I have your new blog on the blogroll.

Good TNChick. Don't stop now.

Lazy Daisy,
I don't throw anything away.

Glad to have you visit, Loni. Hope to see you again!


Have done my march on 3 given sites. I can see that you've got the stopglobalwarming march too. That's nice. There really is a need for it.

Barbara said...

I just finished the march. Thanks Mango and Andrew, and of course Carol.

Better late than never!

mompoet said...

Hi Carol, I just ran over to Excellent Walker's blog. Mango made a great choice! In case your counting votes, I like the FFMB title. It's provocative, evokes the silly love of Lucy days and just seems to fit us perfectly.

Carol said...

First I want to congratulate everyone for doing a swell march, today.

Thank you Friday's Child for convincing me to sign up for the Stopglobalwarming march.

I don't mind that the band members that are unable to show up on Fridays, go on Saturday. Always glad to have you, Barbara!

Thanks Mompoet,
I'm not taking votes though. We are the Friends of the Friendless Marching Band!

mar said...

Great post with adequate photos!!!

Carol said...

Thanks to Andrew.