The Ballad of Jed Clampett / Petticoat Junction

May 11, 1979 bluegrass musician Lester Flatt died.

Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs were the musicians playing The Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction and Hee Haw. I watched these shows all the time as a kid and sang the theme songs every time they came on. What I learned later was that these two were the fathers of the whole bluegrass movement.  I have every record they ever made.

So Claudia and I had dinner with good friends John and Robin tonight. They took us to a fancy French restaurant.  (I didn’t think we were going out, so I looked a bit like Jed Clampett.)  When we got back to their house John and I started fooling around with these theme songs. Overall a great night with good food, good friends and music.

What else could a guy ask for?

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