Robert “Rob” Buck: 10,000 Maniacs

Robert Buck, Covenant Mission Church Cemetery, Sugar Grove The morning had been spent in Jamestown, New York as neither of my parents had been there before and this trip was spent touring the area with the highlight of the morning a visit to the grave of Lucille Ball. More about Lucille Ball can be found … Continue reading Robert “Rob” Buck: 10,000 Maniacs

Sam Cree’s “God Bless America”

Grave of Marion "Sam" Cree, Mapleton Over the years I have made numerous trips up the Thousand Steps Trail, which is located in Jacks Narrows between Mapleton and Mount Union, and every trip has been a new learning experience. On this particular trip it wasn’t history or geology I was learning, but a piece of … Continue reading Sam Cree’s “God Bless America”

Les Brown and The Band of Renown

Westwood Village Memorial Park, California Years ago I had the opportunity to spend a week in Los Angeles when my mother's work took her there. Having never been in southern California before, I went along to do some touring. While most visitors would have been enjoying the beaches or visiting the sights around Hollywood, I … Continue reading Les Brown and The Band of Renown

The Big Band Sound of Jimmy Dorsey

Grave of James "Jimmy" Dorsey A trip through Pennsylvania’s coal country found me in the small community of Shenandoah Heights, on the northern edge the town of Shenandoah. The narrow street was lined with row houses and I definitely felt like an outsider as every person seemed to turn and watch as I passed. As … Continue reading The Big Band Sound of Jimmy Dorsey