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When I die I may not go to heaven, ‘Cause I don’t know if they let cowboys in. If they don’t, then let me go to Texas, ‘Cause Texas is as close as I’ve been. This song was by Tanya Tucker, who admitted in another song “My soul’s in San Antone”.

Not too far away, in Alabama, Hank Williams Jr. was singing: If heaven ain’t a lot like Dixie, I don’t want to go. If heaven ain’t a lot like Dixie, I’d just as soon stay home. If they don’t have a Grand Old Opry, Like they do in Tennessee, Then send me to hell or New York City….. It would be about the same to me.

Now I love country music, and I love dancing the two-step to songs such as these.… More

This article is dedicated to my mother, who is 91 years today. Happy birthday Mum!

Last week, two good friends of mine from Houston stayed with me in ABQ for a week. Nancy and Dan had never met before coming to ABQ, so I was a little unsure how they would get along. All three of us were single, and each of us had broken up from a romantic relationship in the past six weeks. How weird is that! So we sang together the old Hank Williams song:

“There’s a tear in my beer coz I’m crying for you dear. You are on my lonely mind. I’ve cried and I’ve cried but my tears I cannot hide. You are on my lonely mind”.… More

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