Tuesday's Take: Not bad for a Saturday that started so slow

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Plans can quickly change.

And sometimes, they are for the better.

Last Saturday, for example, I was relaxing in my easy chair and passively watching Alabama destroy Arkansas, and I had planned to do nothing for the rest of the day.

About 1 o’clock, I got a call from my cousin, Brady, who said he wanted to come up to Indianola to tour the B.B. King Museum.

Brady had mentioned it a couple of times before, and I had told him to call me whenever he wanted to take the tour.

The next thing I knew, I was playing the role of tour guide for Brady, his wife Lisa and their friends Tommy and Teresa.

It was the first time they had been to the museum, and admittedly, it was the first time I had been in there for something other than work, and I enjoyed the first-time experience as well.

The museum is a true treasure, not only to Indianola, but to the Delta and the state of Mississippi.

If you haven’t been in it, you must go.

As a music fan, I most enjoyed reading about the history of the Blues and how it affected some many genres of music and how so many of my musical heroes were inspired by the music.

The museum celebrates both B.B. King’s life and legacy, and it is a celebration of music and culture.

At the end of the tour, I took a group photo in front of the mural that was painted by Greg Leroy of Belgium and donated this past year.

If you have not seen that, you must go the museum’s gift shop and check it out.

We finished the night with dinner at The Blue Biscuit and had some delicious food and great conversation.

Not bad for a Saturday that started with such little potential.

 

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