I Meet Peggy Sue! (GA292)

 Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here


The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Palm desert, California. I’m scheduled to depart here March 15th.



This entry was posted November 10, 2012




Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.



The motorhome is still parked at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Airee #4271, here in Lubbock, Texas. I expect to leave here this morning.



Yesterday I drove the Bronco about 10 miles to the home of Peggy Sue Gerron. You remember Peggy Sue…she was the girl Buddy Holly sang about back in 1957 when she was a high school senior.



I spent a most enjoyable hour chatting with Peggy Sue about her life. She told me many stories including some of the false stories. For instance…it is said the title of the song was changed from Cindy Lou. Not true says Peggy Sue…there never was a person named Cindy Lou in their families or circle of friends. Back in those days it was popular for guys to sing about their girls such as Donna by Richie Valens and Claudette by the Everly Brothers. Richie Valens was killed in the same plane crash as Buddy Holly in 1959. Buddy was just 22 years old.



Peggy Sue was never Buddy Holly’s girlfriend. She went with and eventually married Jerry Allison, the drummer for The Crickets Band.



Peggy Sue has her own website where you can read all about her…



Here are some photos that I took…






As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…






Peggy Sue with her cat Sox…






Here’s Peggy Sue with a watercolor painting of her when she was 19 or 20 years old…






And a poster from several years ago…






She graciously gave me an autographed copy of her book…






After my visit with Peggy Sue I drove to Radio Station KDAV. It’s called “the Buddy Holly Station” because young Buddy Holly performed in a country show there before he reached stardom…






Then back to the Buddy Holly Center which I wrote about two days ago. The house that Peggy Sue lived in with her husband Jerry Allison was recently moved adjacent to the Buddy Holly Center…











The final stop of the day was in front of the house where Buddy Holly and his family lived when his song “That’ll Be The Day” was #1 in the country…



I could not possibly end this Blog entry without letting you listen to Buddy Holly sing about Peggy Sue…one more time. Just click the link…



All in all it was another enjoyable day.



Meeting famous people is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!



In other news…

Yesterday I bought gas for a cheaper price than I have in a long time…$3.03.9. Then I drove another mile or so and saw several more stations at $2.97.9. Never thought I’d ever see gas at under $3.00 again!



If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…









I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is partly sunny and 79 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


united-states-mapPalm Desert


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…


On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

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All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

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