My, my… seeing these buses on the Wal-Mart parking lot today brought back a lot of memories. As Dawn and I were out doing our Saturday morning shopping, we stumbled upon the Gold City Quartet, the Inspirations, and another bus group who were not readily identified. The back of the white bus did have a mural featuring the NQC logo on it though… in case you don’t recognize those initials, the stand for National Quartet Convention.
Ah, memories, memories. There is no other purpose for this post other than to share a memory or two. If you don’t know me well, you may not know that I sang baritone for a regional Southern Gospel Quartet for over twenty years. This was a long while back and the group was called the Kindred Spirits. I still bump into these old friends now and again and we did have an occasion to sing together a couple of times not long after I returned from overseas missionary service.
Look at the photo on the right. Believe it or not, I am the guy on the right with dark hair and more of it than now! This old photo was taken some time in the early 1980’s. The folks in the picture are, from left to right… Danny King, Christi & Dale Denning, and me. We had a lot of fun and traveled many many miles together. We went through a couple of buses ourselves back in the day. Well, let me wrap this post up by saying that I still like to listen to SG now and then. Squire Parsons is still one of my favorite writers, However, I also love to listen to Contemporary Christian music and even get down with Toby Mac during some of my early morning prayer walks. In my estimation, any good gospel music can lift your spirit to heavenly places… if you (or I) will but let it.