As some of you know a few years ago my dad passed away. He was a wonderful God-loving man. He sang for many years in a super quartet here in Phoenix. They were so good that they were asked at one point to sing at a Berry Goldwater event. Well, that was back in the 1960s.
There was back then a member who left to live and teach in a new state. And I don’t remember ever seeing him again. But I do remember him being a nice man and a good Christen.
Well, my dad passed away on my Christmas Eve of 2013. And to be truthful about it I had not fully given myself back over to God. I was still drinking a lot. But God was still listing to me. My crying and my prays.
You see I had been praying that this one person would be there for my dad’s funeral. I told no one about it, just between me and God...Read More
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From the per party planning to the clean up we are here to cover you with whatever you need...Read More
In this section we will try to answer the most common questions asked about wedding receptions. We do not think you will find all the answers for everything in one place, but this should help you to get a handle on some of them. It will be a work in progress type of page. As we come up with the most up to date information we will put in here and change the things that need to be.
The biggest this at any wedding reception is HAVE FUN!!! It’s your day don’t let anyone tell you how to be. The saddest thing I hear is when I hear a mother or friend of the bride say “Oh you’ll love it if you…” Look if you don’t want to do it or don’t want it at your party then don’t have it. IT’S YOUR DAY. MAKE IT WHAT YOU AND YOUR GROOM WANT NOT WHAT THE OTHERS WANT. If you piss them off that’s on them...Read More
As some of you may know I come from a musical family. My Mom sang in the church choir, Dad sang in the choir and a men’s quartet. He also sang many solos over the years. If you look as the slides go by you will see his name as it shows “Side 1” of the 4 sides. His name is Mel Slaton. It is in two places, once for his solo on “This Old House” and as one of the quartet members on the song “Feelin’ Mighty Fine”. He and Mom are also in the song playing in this video. I hope to add more of my Dad’s songs here on my site in the weeks to come.
Some of you may know the song from the “Man of La Moncha”. It has been one of my favorite songs as long back as this. I pray you enjoy it as much as I did bringing it to you. So here now from 1968, are the Ron Patty Singers with “The Impossible Dream.”Read More
This is the our state song. And I too love Arizona. Thank you Mr. Rex AllenRead More
My goodness I have heard that all my life. But it’s a dry heat. Do you know how stupid that is. So is your oven. I think before you can move to Phoenix you should have to sit in front of your oven on Thanksgiving day as the turkey cooks with the door open. If you can sit there for an hour and not move or bitch about the heat then you can move to Phoenix. Yes in the winter we have some of the most wonderful weather in the world. But in the summer it can be hell on earth. We have night time lows of a cool 100 degrees, and days of 115 or more for months. Cars break down and people die due to the heat every year. And they are people who know better...Read More
Just wanted to let you all know that we in Arizona know it's hot here. How hot, well just read this sweet little poem of someone how over did it. He thought he could handle it. But even he found out that Arizona is a very special place. Enjoy.
Ode to Arizona
The Devil wanted a place on earth.
Sort of a summer home:
A place to spend his vacation
Whenever he wanted to roam.
So he picked out Arizona.
A place both wretched and rough.
Here the climate was to his liking
And the cowboys were hardened and tough.
He dried up the streams in the canyons
and ordered no rain to fall:
He dried up the lakes in the valleys,
Then baked and scorched it all.
Then over his barren desert
He transplanted shrubs from Hell.
The cactus, thistle and prickly pear —
The climate suited them well.
Now, the home was m...Read More
There are so many funny stories in entertainment, that we don’t need to make them up. One such story is how did the cartoon dog Scooby Doo get his name. Well as the story goes the man who created the cartoon was trying to come up with a name for a dog in the show. As luck would have it the man was listening to his records. A song called ‘Strangers in the Night’ came on. At the end of the song the singer started to do a jazz thing called scatting. The singer sang the line “Scooby Dooy Doo. Da Dee Da. La Da Dee Da.” The man listening felt that was it, the new dog had it’s name. That man was Fred Silverman, who at the time was the head of children programming for CBS. He came up with the character’s name from the scat line in the Frank Sinatra song “Strangers in the Night”...Read More