Art Fettig's Monday Morning Memo January 16th, 2017
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In this Issue o I've Still Got Rhythm
o Say Something Good
o Points To Ponder
o A Little Humor
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It's Art Fettig in this 73 year old photo with his first set of drums.
I've Still Got Rhythm My first musical instrument was a telephone book. It was a hefty instrument being from Detroit, Michigan. I bought a pair of jazz brushes and sat down on a stool right next to the old seasoned piano in the basement of the home of a guy named Pat Boyer and we would play for hours the two boogie woogie songs we had in our repertoire. One was Pinetop Boogie and the other wasn't. I can't recall ever playing in public with that telephone book but a few months later when I graduated from the 8th grade I moved up to a set of drums. I just now pulled up Pinetop Perkins and found him on the net playing his famous Boogie Woogie number at the age of 95. I pulled out my Research Triangle Park Greater Durham, NC yellow pages and then ran upstairs for my jazz brushes and played along with the original Pinetop Perkins and life was good, believe me. They asked Pinetop his secret to longevity and he said, "I like it here." Sounds good to me.
Say Something Good Special needs. Southwest Airlines provides a convenient wheel chair service for its passengers and both Jean and I gave it a test last week. What we discovered is that we could be met at the outside bag check-in counter at RDU, whizzed through the check in process, through security and even offered a pit stop along the way to our flight gate. Wheeled to the door of our plane we were first to board with our choice of seats. On arrival at Atlanta we were met as we left the plane by a friendly attendant and again pushed through the airport to our connecting flight. It went that way at the Detroit airport once again, proving we can still fly, with that wonderful, friendly service. May God Bless America and bring us world peace.
Points To Ponder When you do what you love, the seemingly impossible becomes simply challenging, the laborious becomes purposeful resistance, the difficult loses its edge and is trampled by your progress. Steve Maraboli
A Little Humor He started out as an unwanted child but by the time he was 19 he was wanted in six states.
Quote Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. - Albert Einstein
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