This is it! Prairie Home Companion being performed live at the Wolf Trap Theatre in Vienna, Virginia. The Wolf Trap is the national park for the performing arts! A beautiful venue, just twenty minutes from Washington, D.C. The show itself is a national treasure. We were treated to storytelling, poetry and amazing artists of gospel, bluegrass and other traditional American music. The music was joyful, unpretentious and inspired.
This experience was made possible because out local public radio station organized a bus tour with members of the Central PA community who chose to donate $1 a day to WITF, our local public broadcasting network. For pledging we were gifted with a bus, tickets and a lunch for the memorial day weekend show.
What we did not anticipate was a private audience with Mr. Keillor.
There I am, Neetzy, getting Garrison Keillor to autograph my program. You all know I am camera shy and not photogenic. The back of my head is all you will get to see. (BTW my hair is a mess). Yes, Garrison is very tall. I am quite short. I think if I did enough research I could prove hobbit blood.
Mr. Keillor is discussing deep and important international and political issues with fellow WITF members. I think he is a national treasure. I also think the Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, a part of our National Parks Service, is a treasure most U.S. citizens are not aware of. This was an amazing experience that I will not soon forget.
Peace to all. Garrison Keillor is a national treasure. The Wolf Trap theater is a national treasure. Many people do not know about these things.
Appreciate what you have. Remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. The war was not their fault.
Enjoy your weekend. Peace out.