I Got Married on a Monday in March!

Adrian Kosky and I decided (spontaneously) to get married on Monday, March 17, 2014…..St. Patrick’s Day will be an anniversary party day for us every year from now on!!

We had fun without a plan.

On Monday afternoon, we went to buy a wedding ring from the local jewellery store here in downtown Clarksdale, Mississippi, but the store was closed and not opening again until the 19th of March.  So, I have a Wal-Mart wedding ring!  It was the only one in Wal-Mart’s jewellery department that fit my finger……AND it was very reasonably priced!! 🙂

Our wedding was officiated by our wonderful friend, Randall Andrews, at the Atzimba Mexican Restaurant on State Street in Clarksdale……yes, right at the table, pushing the chips & dip and Diet Coke aside, Adrian and I exchanged our vows and took a selfie for our first wedding photo.  The event was lovely, it was fun, it was definitely relaxed, and it was sincere.

We are happily calling each other “husband and wife.”  We’re a little giggly about it, and we are enjoying all the love and good wishes that we are receiving as messages from friends & family via facebook. 🙂

Here are a few photos that tell the story of our wedding and the first day of our marriage.

Atzimba Mexican Restaurant, Clarksdale, MS

The Surprised and Spontaneous Wedding Hosts at Atzimba Mexican Restaurant, Clarksdale, Mississippi

Randall Andrews,

Randall Andrews signs our marriage certificate

Adrian Kosky holds his marriage license

Adrian admires our fancy marriage license

Wedding Rings Selfie

The Ring Selfie — Showing my Wal-Mart wedding ring

Wedding Photo of Adrian Kosky and Carla Maxwell

Happiness with a marriage license, wedding rings, and true love – photo by Robin Colonas

The Atzimba wedding chimichanga

Chicken chimichanga dinners! The wedding feast!

Money for Rope playing on the Juke Joint Chapel stage at the Shack Up Inn

For our reception/party, we borrowed Money for Rope’s gig. The Australian band happened to be playing at the Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale on St. Patrick’s Day. (I don’t think they know they were our wedding band.)

First day of marriage breakfast -- cream filled, devil's food, donuts from Delta Donut

Cream-filled, devil’s food, donuts from Delta Donut –Our first breakfast together as husband and wife–enjoyed at the famous crossroads of highways 49 and 61, Clarksdale, Mississippi

Egg and cheese biscuits at the Crossroads in Clarksdale

Egg & cheese biscuits at the cross roads in Clarksdale — Our second breakfast together as husband and wife — Just after donuts!

It’s Wednesday now, and we are back at work on The Holy Moly project….scrubbing and sealing floors.  It’s our unusual life, as usual, today.

Adrian and I are always thankful for life together. We are both now thankful that we will be “married” wherever we might be and will no longer need to explain the “de facto” relationship we had in Australia.

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Table Hill is in The Local – Hepburn Shire’s Community Magazine

Yay! Look, Mom! I’m in “The Local -Hepburn Shire’s own community publication” and here are a couple of photos to prove it!

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I’m happy to be included in this lovely local magazine…..especially to be shown on the “GIGS” page!!  It is a cartoon likeness….probably my best presentation….which happens to be a cartoon band “selfie” that I drew last year.

This is the text under the photo:

“Music in the raw, crafted from real life, infused with sounds from Memphis, to the Mississippi Delta, to the hills of Central Victoria.  Table Hill consists of a mountain dulcimer playing gal from Memphis – Carla Maxwell, a local singer songwriter steeped in folk and blues – Adrian Kosky, and a saw playing, harmonica wielding local poet who brings triangle playing to a whole new level – Phil McNamara.  Together they weave and spin a gumbo of fiddle tunes, original songs and timeless traditions, bound together with a sense of lively fun.  Table Hill occasionally has friends joining them in the musical mayhem, like Tony Soccio on the mandolin and Ken Parfrey on the slide guitar.  They play where they are invited, and sometimes when they’re not…”

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Table Hill will be playing in Lyonville at the Radio Springs Hotel, Thursday, the 20th of February, 2014, not the 21st.  Details, details…..at least I’M ON THE GIGS PAGE!!   🙂

Apartment & Retail Shop for Rent in Clarksdale, Mississippi

HolyMolySign_8379Last year, I purchased an old masonic temple building in the downtown historic blues precinct of Clarksdale, Mississippi. This year, my partner and I are creating four living/retail spaces on the first floor of the building, along with a soda fountain type restaurant space. The living/retail spaces seem ideal for music teachers and artists.

I have posted the following announcement on The Holy Moly’s facebook page and want to share it here, as well:

One of the new apartment/retail shops will be ready soon! The right person will come along to be our neighbor, we are sure of that!

CornerThe apartment is located at 216 Third Street, Clarksdale, Mississippi, and is on the first floor in the northwest corner of The Holy Moly masonic temple building — right down the street from the world-famous Rock & Blues Museum, Delta Blues Museum, Bluesberry CAFE, Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Arts, Hambone Art Gallery, Red’s, and Ground Zero Blues Club! The Holy Moly just might be the best location in the world for you!!!!

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This charming, industrial-like, apartment will be leased with all new appliances (refrigerator, stove, washer & dryer, two gas heaters, and two window air conditioners). It is unfurnished and includes a large shop-front area suitable for retail or gallery space. Free wi-fi is available. The right tenant will also enjoy being next-door-neighbors with the cute & cuddly couple, Adrian & Carla.

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We are accepting applications during the next few weeks and hoping to have a tenant by the 10th of December, 2013. For more information, please email questions to me: carla @ TheHolyMoly.com and visit our website at http://www.TheHolyMoly.com