(originally published here on 11/17/09)
Take me back to the place where I first saw the light, to my sweet sunny south, take me home. Where the mocking birds sing me to sleep every night. Oh, why was I tempted to roam.
The path to our cottage they say has grown green, and the place is quite lonely around. I know that the smiles and the forms that I’ve seen now lie in the dark mossy ground.
Take me back to the place where the orange trees grow, to my plot in the evergreen shade. Where the flowers from the river's green margin did grow, and spread their sweet scent through the glade.
Take me back to the place where I first saw the light, to my sweet sunny south, take me home. Where the mocking birds sing me to sleep every night. Oh, why was I tempted to roam...
This is an update to my Athenaeum post of a year ago [November 2008 TA post]. If you didn't read/can't recall the original, here's the link:
11/17/09- The Mason family is doing fairly well in weathering the economic downturn & have managed to keep their vehicle restoration/customizing/repaIr business on the outskirts of Spartanburg SC open for another year. Allen Mason, owner of Mason's Hot Rods, was extremely happy to be able to once again hold the family's yearly antique vehicle & hot rod show benefitting local charities. Below are photos of Mason's Cruise In- more will be posted as they are sent in from participants.
12/2/09- As promised, some additional pics that have been emailed in. Click on thumbnail for larger view:
Car Tunes Play List from Mason's Cruise-In, 11/09:
Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving spent with family & friends to all!
- Maureen Lang