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Tonight, I'm sitting in our living room while Bob Brundage is interviewing Nasser Shukayr in our dining room as part of his "Caller Living History" project. I think Bob said he'd interviewed 110+ long-time callers over the past 10 years, some of which have since died. It's a great volunteer project, and the transcribed results will be kept in the Lloyd Shaw archives at University of Colorado, Boulder. (They'd be at the Lloyd Shaw center in Albuquerque, but that all got moved north about 2 years ago). I'm thinking the transcriptions need to be on a website...I'll have to see what Bob says about that. (Bob is 83 and started calling in the 1930s. His parents were both caller/cuer types even before that. His brother Lee is somewhat more well-known as a caller. They're both retired now.)

Nasser must be a fluke in the project, since he's only been calling since 1987, and went full time in 2000.

I should do a "Gay Caller Living History". Since I've been calling since 1984, I'm definitely in the old timers (rhymes with Alzheimers) of gay square dancing. Along with Harlan Kerr and Chris Phillips, we're about the only ones left from the very early days of our own activity. "Happy" New Year died a long time ago, as have some of the others from the 1979-1984 early days.

Anyway, it was a gorgeous day here in Albuquerque....high 80s (above normal), dry, and delightful...a few of the cottonwood leaves have gone yellow, so autumn is nearly on us. Got a few hours of yard work in before our chorus sectional at 4. After a nice dinner, Danny and I spent a pleasant time on the new deck watching the stars appear, enjoying a glass of cabernet...

This is the life...
billeyler: (Default)
Tonight, I'm sitting in our living room while Bob Brundage is interviewing Nasser Shukayr in our dining room as part of his "Caller Living History" project. I think Bob said he'd interviewed 110+ long-time callers over the past 10 years, some of which have since died. It's a great volunteer project, and the transcribed results will be kept in the Lloyd Shaw archives at University of Colorado, Boulder. (They'd be at the Lloyd Shaw center in Albuquerque, but that all got moved north about 2 years ago). I'm thinking the transcriptions need to be on a website...I'll have to see what Bob says about that. (Bob is 83 and started calling in the 1930s. His parents were both caller/cuer types even before that. His brother Lee is somewhat more well-known as a caller. They're both retired now.)

Nasser must be a fluke in the project, since he's only been calling since 1987, and went full time in 2000.

I should do a "Gay Caller Living History". Since I've been calling since 1984, I'm definitely in the old timers (rhymes with Alzheimers) of gay square dancing. Along with Harlan Kerr and Chris Phillips, we're about the only ones left from the very early days of our own activity. "Happy" New Year died a long time ago, as have some of the others from the 1979-1984 early days.

Anyway, it was a gorgeous day here in Albuquerque....high 80s (above normal), dry, and delightful...a few of the cottonwood leaves have gone yellow, so autumn is nearly on us. Got a few hours of yard work in before our chorus sectional at 4. After a nice dinner, Danny and I spent a pleasant time on the new deck watching the stars appear, enjoying a glass of cabernet...

This is the life...

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