Friday, September 27, 2013

Boone Hall Plantation Part II

You would like to know the results of the weekend competition?  Well since you ask....

Let's start with the band.  Palmetto Pipes and Drums placed first in their class.  Kudos, y'all!  Way to go!!

Notice all those gold and blue ribbons that different individuals are wearing?  Yeah, they did great as a band AND as individuals. 

Mr. Marvelous, Jr. distinguished himself quite well.

See that happy man standing there holding the medal out for the camera?   Nine years ago I found this man's name and phone number in Augusta, Georgia.  We had just moved there and Mr. Marvelous Junior was determined to find someone who could help him learn to play the bagpipes.  I called this man and he gave his time, his energy (and a bit of patience and grace!) to us and taught our son the rudiments of chanter playing, and later the pipes.  He introduced him to the local band and mentored Junior until we moved to Alabama.  Last spring they reconnected in Columbia, SC.  

Putting that smile on his face with a first place finish made this past weekend extra-special.  Thanks, Ron!  That medal belongs to you as much as to the Mr. Marvelous Jr!

Next week it is on to Laurinburg for the Scotland County Games. 

Coming up after that, Stone Mountain!

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