Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Day The Music Died

What a fabulous weekend we had! On Friday afternoon we got a call from friends, Andy and Kay, asking if we could make it to the Oscar Store for dinner that evening with them and another couple. Of course we said "YES!" The Oscar Store is a unique and wonderful restaurant on Little Elm Creek and Farm Road 3117, six miles east of Temple - in the middle of nowhere! The "town" of Oscar was founded by Czechs in the late 19th century and had a post office from 1892 to 1904. In 1896 Oscar had a population of 115, and had a cotton gin, a hotel, a general store, a blacksmith and a barber. Now all that is left is the Oscar Store.

The original Oscar Store was built in 1934, but in 2005 it was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. It has since been rebuilt - but still looks OLD - and reopened in 2009. They serve steaks, burgers, catfish, and other wonderful dinners. Sometimes they have live music. We really enjoyed ourselves out there, with Andy, Kay, Kelly and Trish.

Then, on Saturday morning, about 8:00, Andy and Kay showed up at our door, as scheduled, to drive us up to Granbury, a quaint little town, with an old, restored Opera House on the town square, where we had tickets to see "The Day the Music Died," a live performance by some talented impersonators of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper. We had time, before the 2:00 matinee, to shop in some of the terrific little shops on the square and have lunch at The Fillin' Station, a restaurant with lots of atmosphere, good service, and great food. Then it was on to the Opera House, where we were taken back in time with some of the best and most memorable songs from our younger years . . . Chantilly Lace, That's What I'm Talkin' About, La Bamba, Donna, Peggy Sue and That'll Be the Day, to name just a few. 
 From the balcony, looking down into the lobby of the Old Opera House. It's a beautiful venue.

That's "Buddy Holly" at center mike.
Driving back home, we stopped in Glen Rose, at the Pie Peddlers, where we each, quite appropriately, consumed a slice of . . . American Pie!

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