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Goodbye, Possum: The Oak Ridge Boys' Joe Bonsall remembers George Jones

Tammy-Wynette-George-Jones By: Joe Bonsall

As fate might have it, last night at a show in Missouri someone yelled from the viagra prescriptions audience, “How is George Jones doing?”

Well, we had no answer. We were well aware that George was in the discount cialis hospital again and cialis no rx had been there since the middle of the month, but for some reason we thought he was doing all right but we did not know for sure. We all looked at each other on stage after the question in wonder… Each man’s face registered concern at NOT knowing the answer.

Then we arrived home this morning and 5 mg cialis heard the sad news that the Possum has gone home. How very sad. What an incredible and cialis professional no prescription devastating loss for all who knew him, respected him, admired him, and loved him.

So many memories come to mind. A young Joey Bonsall once driving from Philadelphia to Youngstown, Ohio in a ’59 Ford all alone… to see George Jones and viagra 100 mg Tammy Wynette. He was a bit on the edge that night (being kind), and I remember being mad at him. As a young man who was in total love with Tammy, I perceived him to be a bit disrespectful of her onstage and cost of cialis I considered waiting for him at the stage door to tell him so… but I just drove all night back home.

I told him that story years later, and he told me I should have just kicked his ass and united healthcare viagra we both laughed.

How could I have known that one day I would be singing with The Oak Ridge Boys and viagra professional we would sing on a huge hit record with George Jones! I remember that session in 1982, like it was yesterday. So when you hear “Same Ole Me,” listen closely to those four voices on the chorus trying like mad to bend and buy generic cialis weave like The Possum. We were so concerned that he might not like it. He DID, and we have performed it with him live many times over the passing years.

One more story… We were playing the Southern Illinois State Fair once when George hopped up on the bus with his guitar.

“Hey, boys,” he said. “I just recorded one that I really think is gonna be a big one… Wanna hear it?”

He proceeded to play and order generic viagra sing what would become the greatest country song of all time. An audience of four heard “He Stopped Loving Her Today” before most of the world had the chance. We were stunned into submission! There were actual tears flowing. A time capsule moment for certain, and as you can see, I have never forgotten it and viagra for sale NEVER will!

I think it is so very cool that over the last several years, we have seen George often and female viagra pills had a chance to sit with him and viagra canada online enjoy his friendship. There is a huge hole in the music world now. The Possum is gone! One has to wonder, Who Will Fill THOSE Shoes?!

Goodbye, Possum.

Image Credit: The Tennessean/AP

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+1 #3 Vickie Cornell 2013-05-04 15:12
Beautiful, Joe!! :(
+1 #2 Nancy P. Moore 2013-05-04 10:29
What a huge loss of a great talent! Glad the Boys were able to sing at the "send off." George would've loved that celebration of his life -- he will be sorely missed.
+3 #1 Fred 2013-04-26 19:35
So very sad for the loss of your friend George!

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