I will miss you, Matka

This morning, my mother passed away, I did see her about an hour before she passed, and I knew inside of me the time had come. She was incoherent, but she recognized my voice. She was 90 years old, lived through the Depression, married the man she would stay with for 55 years, gave the world two sons, and never completely got over the death of her husband for eight years.

I will miss her immensely. For the last six years, I lived with her and shuttered my own house. I didn’t take a vacation for over three years so that I could take care of her. My first one since then was supposed to be this weekend to SPBGMA in Nashville, I was planning to drive down there early tomorrow morning, but plans have changed.

Mary Merta will be missed not only by my brother and I, but her one grandson, her sister, and hundreds of people that she knew in the neighborhood, at church, and across the miles.

I am not sure when I will be getting back to posting the next blog. I just ask that you say a prayer for my mom if you are religious, and if you are not, just think good thoughts about your own mother.

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Happy 2020! Introduction to Luegra

Hello and welcome to Luegra, the blog that hopes to take the B.S. out of Bluegrass. In all seriousness, I plan to use this blog to talk about music, particularly Bluegrass and Americana, and post my raves and gripes whenever they come to mind. There may be a few non-music rants along the way, usually related to my writing or other work that I do, but they should be few and far between. Hopefully, I can put up a post weekly, but no guarantees. Some posts may be complete, some may be in parts. You can agree or disagree with me, that’s part of the reason. I want to stir up intelligent talk amongst the readers. So check in when you can and let me know what you think.