THE 92nd ANNUAL GOSPEL SING IN BIG STONE GAP

Not a lot of blogging today because it was the annual Tri-State Gospel Sing. Here’s a few photos of the day.

“HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING” WITH OUR FRIENDS ELIZABETH AND GRACE.

FASTEST WAY TO START A RIOT OF LAUGHTER AT THE GOSPEL SING: INTRODUCE A HYMN AS “CATHOLIC”

SO WE KNEW IMMEDIATELY THAT THESE PEOPLE WERE FROM OUT OF TOWN…..

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7 responses to “THE 92nd ANNUAL GOSPEL SING IN BIG STONE GAP

  1. Hey girl. None of the photos actually showed up. 😦

  2. Far League Ranger

    I think Catholic hymns are pretty much all I know. I’d best avoid gospel sings!

    • We meant catholic in the sense of ecumenical, but the audience did not receive it that way. Catholics are few and far between in these mountains, although we used to have a lot of Italian communities in the coal camps. An area of BSG is known as (wait for it) Little Italy Bottom. Ah, for the days….

      • What songs did you sing ( ecumenical) that bothered them?

      • Nothing bothered them; they just laughed at our introduction. Lessee…. we sang:
        My Song is Love Unknown
        All Creatures of our God and King
        We Have an Anchor
        The Magnificat
        To Be a Pilgrim
        and with our friends
        My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
        How Can I Keep from Singing
        They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships
        Goodnight (the Sankey hymn)

      • Far League Ranger

        Well, as long as you didn’t use any Latin I reckon it’s okay. I wonder if there were any German Catholic settlements in that area (like my own ancestors from the hills of south-eastern Ohio,,,or the ones in Lake Wobegon).

  3. My Daddy sang at some of these singings. He went to be with the Lord June 23, 1960. Jenny Stallard Boggs. ❤

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