|By Nosey (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 10:46 am:|
I was inspired to start this thread by remembering reading in an article a long time ago that William Guest of the Pips left a tour once to go home to mete out some "correction" to one of his kids then hop a plane back to rejoin the tour.
Being an "on duty" parent, I found that it was a challenge raising my girls and my husband was there! I can imagine the difficulties of parenting and being on the road perhaps only getting home once or twice a month. My husband and I instilled morals and values, demonstrated the work ethic and gave them a spirtual background. Still the challenges were there (peer influences) but thank God they are grown and now trying to play catch up with their educations.
I would like to hear from some of the artists on this forum and/or their children on what the challenges were. Of course, anonymity is the watchword if you wish.
Just being Nosey and sincere.
|By Juicefree20 (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 01:14 pm:|
Hey Nosey. I once saw a B.B. King documentary. He spoke of how he hardly saw his children over the years & boy, B.B has a whole lot of children. He seemed to have some regrets about his failure to be there for the kids. I forget all of the specifics but, it really didn't sound like such a happy story.
|By Lynn Bruce (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 05:22 pm:|
After being on the road for a good percent of the 60s. This is exactly the reason I quit playing full time.
Unfortunatly I then worked a day job and played at night thru the 70s,80s, and 90s. So I still wasn't home as much as I wanted to be.
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