Wednesday, 8 April 2015

THE A TO Z CHALLENGE 2015: H IS FOR HERE AT THE GRAND OLE OPRY:

 WELCOME TO THE EIGHTH LETTER
IN THE A TO Z CHALLENGE 2015:
I CHOOSE A SONG TITLE
THEN WRITE A POEM:
H IS FOR HERE AT THE GRAND
OLE OPRY.
RECORDED BY DANIEL O DONNELL
FROM THE ALBUM
LIVE FROM NASHVILLE:
 I went to Nashville TN,
Some years ago.
To see Daniel at The Ryman Auditorium
How I loved it so.

We stayed at Gaylords Hotel,
Excellent place to stay.
I would love to return there
Even though it's a long, long way.

We visited The Grand Ole Opry,
Where tourists were shown around.
The "Green Room" was shown to us
Also dressing rooms on the ground.

We then stood at "Centre Stage"
Where  so many greats have stood.
Then the guide told us to sing a song
Just as if we would.

Eventually he persuaded us,
To sing"You Are My Sunshine"
To think we sang at The Grand Ole Opry,
Did our hearts just fine.

It was a lovely day,
Full of memories I recall.
Singing there on Centre Stage,
We really had a ball
Me on Centre Stage
Copyright Yvonne Lewis.

34 comments:

  1. Ha, ha! That is a great story! Nice photo.
    I have never been to the Grand Ole Opry, however, I did go to Second City in Chicago. That was fun. I was underage at the time and wanted to try to see if I could sneak by and get an alcoholic beverage because my friends were making it work... so I ordered the only drink I could think of because I didn't know many alcoholic beverages. I ordered a Shirley Temple and was shocked when the waitress got it for me with no problem!!
    It was really good, but not very strong.... ;-(

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    1. Thanks for the comment, I bet that was good fun in chicargo. Never been there. But fancy underage drinking?????? lol.

      Yvonne.

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    2. The funny part of the story is that I did not know it as a teenager but Shirley Temples are nonalcoholic! So of course the waitress had no problem bringing it to me!

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    3. Oh dear! so you didn't get one over on the bar staff then?

      Yvonne.

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  2. What a wonderful opportunity for you.

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    1. It was was a great day Diane, one to remember,
      Thanks for the visit.

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  3. That was special. I've been to the Grand Ole Opry for a performance but did not get a tour. It is always a thrill to stand on a stage.

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    1. It was awesome Ann to stand on that stage.
      Many thanks for coming by, appreciated it greatly.

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  4. Yvonne, I've always wanted to stand on that historic circle of oak wood. Very cool pic!

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    1. Thanks for the comment Stephen, it was really good standing on that sircle of oak wood.

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    1. Hi Dixie, yes it was an experience, a good day all round.

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    1. I take my bow Serline, Thanks for the visit much appreciated.

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  7. What a wonderful experience! Great photo, Yvonne!

    Julie

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    1. Thanks Julie for lovely comment.
      Have a nice day.


      Yvonne.

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  8. That is certainly a trip to remember :)

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    1. Yes Suzanne it was a great day.
      Thanks for the comment.

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  9. Sounds like a great experience. I've never even been to Tennessee.

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    1. It was a great experience and one I shall remember,
      Many thanks for calling in.
      Yvonne.

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  10. That was sure an experience I bet indeed

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    1. It was wonderful Pat, thanks for the visit.

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  11. You actually stood on that stage! What a high that had to be for you.

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  12. Yes, it certainly was a great day indeed.
    Many thanks for the visit.
    Yvonne.

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  13. Yvonne, you look happy singing on stage :) Not sure I could have done that!
    I saw Tammy Wynette perform in Nashville, not at Grand Ole Opera, but outdoors at a popular hotel. Can't remember name, but it had beautiful gardens and walkways, and lots of tourists. It was such a treat seeing her, because she was ill and died a short time later.

    Inventions by Women A-Z
    Shells–Tales–Sails

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    1. It was great fun, I think the hotel you saw Tammy Wynette was Gaylords, I stayed there and there was lots of glass roofs and gardens also shops.
      Thanks for the comment.

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  14. Singing at the Grand Old Opry. What fun. You look great on the stage. Such pleasant memories.

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    1. I love a bit of fun, In Ireland I got on stage with Mick Flavin an Irish singer, I and my friends played our tambourines.......rather badly but it was great fun.

      Thanks for your comment Beverly.

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  15. I'd love to visit the Grand Ole Opera some day! Lovely poem as always!

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  16. If you got a chance then go, it's an experience.
    Thanks Donna for the comment.

    Yvonne.

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  17. Isn't that a great place? I am glad you had a great time. (Another Daniel song... :)

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    1. Thanks Gregg for your kind comment. (I haven't written about Daniel)

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