You never know in Nashville ...
... who'll you run into.
My Main Man and I were doing weekly senior shopping at Kroger this morning -- along with everyone else grabbing last-minute things for their holiday meals. After picking up some organic carrots I turned and almost tripped over a lady in an electric cart. She was quite attractive for her age (I'm entitled to say that!), wearing a hot pink swing coat.
From the other side of the produce department I looked back to see how the lady was progressing. With sounds of "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree" coming from the PA system (or maybe it was "Jingle Bell Rock"), I realized I was looking at Brenda Lee!
OK, any youngsters reading this have no idea who I'm talking about. It was her recording on the PA.
Brenda Lee and I are about the same age, give or take a year or two; we grew up in two small suburbs of Nashville in the 60s. It was not unusual to see Brenda at basketball games with her circle of friends -- just an ordinary teen .... well except that she was a singing star, doing concerts in Europe, making records.
That's Nashville for you -- stars live in our midst and we give them their space. I worry that with all the recent focus on the attraction of Nashville that the paparazzi will make it harder to see our beloved stars in public.
I hope it doesn't change.