Nancy by Guy Gilchrist

Nancy

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  1. MadCow

    MadCow GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    R.I.P.
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  2. dkram

    dkram said, over 1 year ago

    That picture looks like it’s from “Country’s Family Reunion”.
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  3. shel4

    shel4 said, over 1 year ago

    Another good one gone.

  4. Guy Gilchrist

    Guy Gilchrist said, over 1 year ago

    Jack was a true star….and a great friend.

  5. ampeck

    ampeck GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    sigh yet another Country legend gone… I like some of today’s artists very well but the artists of yesteryear will always be the greatest I don’t think any of todays artists will ever be truly called a Country legend!

  6. alleyoops

    alleyoops GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ampeck
    Amen to that!

  7. catman5169

    catman5169 said, over 1 year ago

    All the pioneers are leaving us, joining Heaven’s band…can you imagine what they will sound like?

  8. rick mcdermott

    rick mcdermott GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    thanks guy- RIP jack

  9. gocartmozart

    gocartmozart said, over 1 year ago

    “Who’s gonna fill their shoes? Who’s gonna stand that tall? Who’s gonna play the opry, and the Wabash Cannonball?”

    George Jones

  10. katina.cooper

    katina.cooper said, over 1 year ago

    And Roger Ebert also gone today. He would have given Jack Greene two thumbs up.

  11. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, over 1 year ago

    We need a re-make of “Hillbilly Heaven” stat.

  12. YourWorstNightmare

    YourWorstNightmare said, over 1 year ago

    @gocartmozart

    Thank you… Great lyric and the right person to sing it

  13. Shrek4259

    Shrek4259 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    God bless Jack Greene!

  14. Guy Gilchrist

    Guy Gilchrist said, over 1 year ago

    If you made a list of the best loved folks in Nashville, and in the world of Country Music, Jack Greene would have been at the top. He is of an era of men and women who simply do not exist anymore. For many, many reasons. Not really all about personal integrity, either. Simply, like the ballplayers of old……they travelled together, and sang together, and lived life’s ups and downs together on Silver Eagle buses…..like the ballplayers used to ride the train. Now folks ride planes or individual buses…..and they don’t hang out backstage at The Opry. They are in and out…because management says to. But back not so long ago…..What happened was that these performers got close to each other…..close to their bands…and their fans. One of my best friends was Billy Walker, who passed away a while ago. If you don’t know him…look him up. You’ll be better for it. Or Del Reeves…or Porter Waggoner. They gave me a hand up in the business. All good men….great artists….and friends to me. All gone. I miss the hell out of them. Same with my cartooning heroes. We were family. Honest. We really were. That is SUCH a CLICHE now….but WE WALKED IT. DIDN’T TALK IT.These folks were OF US and FOR US. And unforgettable to everyone they ever met. That old saying….“Shake every hand in front of you, kid…” they did. They helped a lot of folks up the ladder to success……just as others had helped them. I did the same as success came my way. That’s the deal you have with The Lord. Your heart. That’s how WE see it. Jack started as a drummer in Ernest Tubb’s band….and ET gave Jack solo songs on his albums…..till Jack was SO BIG he let him go….right into a record deal and a string of Number Ones. Anyway….on today’s artists….there ARE folks who will be legends, I think. And are real good human beings. Living in Nashville….I know them. Like Garth. They don’t get any bigger than Garth. And Garth was at Jack’s Memorial Service. Garth, btw, is a gracious, warm, compassionate and very funny guy! Vince Gill would have been there but for an emergency. Vince and Amy are great people who do so so much for so many. Quietly. Charlie Daniels is one of the best, most giving men on the planet, and a very close friend.EmmyLou. Ricky Scaggs. Awesome folks. And of the new….I’ll tell you, Kellie Pickler will go out of her way anytime. So will Trace Adkins. I think Carrie Underwood will go down as a legend when it’s all said and done….and Troy and Eddie of Montgomery Gentry and Darius Rucker are as good as you can get. Hey. I’ve gone on too long. Take care. Go listen to some good music….whatever genre. Smile.

  15. Estrelita Phillips

    Estrelita Phillips GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Guy Gilchrist

    Years ago, some friends of our, George and Frances Carper, lived in Burlington, Colorado and owned a small cafe. One day, a sort of broke cowboy type with a guitar on his back came in and asked them if they needed anyone to play the guitar, sing, and entertain the customers. They said no – but they could use someone to help wait tables during the evening rush. Then, after the evening rush was over, if he wanted to play the guitar and sing to whomever was left, he could. He took the job. His name was Roy Clark. Years later, when Roy Clark had made it big, he invited George and Francis to the Grand Old Opry to hear him sing there. He paid for their trips and, when they arrived, during one of his performances, he had them come up on stage and introduced them and told the audience how these folks had given a really broke guitar player a job, working in the kitchen and waiting tables when he was down to his last nickel.

    What made that generation great was that most of them were able to always remember that they were just folks – like everyone else – no matter how high their stars managed to rise.

    I certainly hope that Fritzi’s “home office” is the main officer where she gets most of her assignments and not the office which Fritzi has in her home – especially if it is “across town” from Sluggo’s house. It seems to me that Sluggo and Nancy have been walking to school together for years now – and it seems like that would be kind of hard to do if Sluggo lives “across town.” Unless, of course, Three Rocks is a town about the size of Bethune, Colorado! Bethune, Colorado is where Denver Pyle grew up – who later became best known for his role as Uncle Jesse on The Dukes of Hazzard. In Bethune, “across town” was a matter of about six or seven blocks at the most, so it would be pretty easy for a couple of kids to walk “across town” in order to walk together to the one and only school in town. We used to have relatives who lived in Bethune and knew his family. Just more ordinary folks who never where they had been or the people whom they had met along the way. There is a good reason why they have been called “the greatest generation.”

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