Old Joe Clark

In 1953, my uncle Nathan Valentine Morris played fiddle and called the dances at Bend schoolhouse, Bend, Texas.  We danced the round dance in a large classroom and ate potluck stew in the schoolyard beside the bell that had tolled pupils to their lessons for generations.  The bell could heard across the Colorado River into Lampasas County.  That night, I understood community.

The narrative is coming soon, but until then, listen to Old Joe Clark:

Old Joe Clark, performed by The Resonators.

 

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4 Comments

Filed under Bend Texas, Colony Road, Dancing, Recollections 1942-1966

4 responses to “Old Joe Clark

  1. Life at one time was simple, innocent and carefree. People shared of themselves with trust and love, whereas now society has become self-centered. Thank you for reminding me of: once upon a time…long time ago….

    Evangeline

  2. Thanks for sharing the music, Jack. I love old-timey stuff. Community, yes.

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