"Spring has finally sprung. A late season freeze blighted my forest of azaleas, but the warmth has reasserted itself here in the South and looks likely to last. I hope you're enjoying the season, whatever the color of your thumbs.
Faithful Orbison fans are gathering at Nashville for their remembrance this year of what would have been Roy's 71st birthday. Appearances in South Carolina and Florida will keep me from attending, but my best wishes for a joyous time go out to all of my friends. Happy first anniversary wishes, too, to Marty Sinclair and bride Shirley. It was just last year that I had the honor of performing their marriage ceremony at the 2006 gathering of Orbison fans.
At that wedding we were able to look across the lake to the homes of Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash. Now, as the group anticipates their annual Nashville gathering, comes word that the Cash home has been reduced to ashes by an accidental fire.
A real loss for fans of the late star, and surely a shock and hardship for the new owner, Barry Gibb, the former Bee Gee.
Many of Roy's fans had seen the Cash's beautiful home over the years, as John and Roy were next-door-neighbors. Apparently the Universe has decreed that the Cash's, who both passed in 2003, will be the only ones to ever live there."