Jimbob's morning of Old Men, Haircuts, and Tom T Hall
|Possibly a Blue Rose|
Jimbob is a freelance photographer and writer, which means if he doesn't work the streets and come up with something useful and profitable he loses out on his coffee and treat money. He travels with his camera and notebook on his front seat, oftentimes accompanied by his devoted dog Foxy. Not a whole lot differently than his granddaddy Elmer who was a newspaper stringer did at the turn of the 20th century
Jimbob glanced at his cup holder to make sure his Nikon was ready and shifted the five speed transmission into first gear. His Mustang convertible is a manual shift, which sometimes was not as user friendly as an automatic but he considered it good aerobic exercise.He was headed out to get his hair cut by his favorite Barberess.
"I knew Tom T," said the man in the chair "I worked with him at radio stations in Eastern Kentucky." Serendipity was the first word that came to Jimbob's mind, followed up with two other old-time words, Kismet and Karma. Turned out that the man is the chair is Randy Hughes, former station manager of several radio stations including WPRT "Big Mountain Sports" in Prestonberg Ky, and WMOR, "Mix 105" in Morehead Ky.
Remember now, this story is the somewhat shortened version, and you're not going to hear about all the experiences that Tom T and Randy shared, or how that in those eastern Kentucky mountain towns you don't see the sun before 11am. because of all the mist and low clouds. We'll save some of that for when it comes time for the next haircut.