Sunday, February 04, 2007

Good golly, we'll miss Molly.

It was a beautiful day in Austin, about 68 degrees and sunny. A week ago the weatherpeople were all doomy and gloomy, predicting temps for this day could possibly be as low as the teens... but as usual, it was warmer than you thought it would be.

We didn't go to the church memorial for Molly Ivins, opting for the post-church celebration at Scholz Garten. We got to the Garten early and caught some rays before the crowd showed up from the church. Here's one group arriving banging pots and pans against the war. Very fitting. Usually I don't post this many pictures in a post, but I thought you might like to see them, all those who couldn't attend. The duct tape armbands say "W.W.M.D?" for What Would Molly Do?... or What Weapons of Mass Destruction? Click pics to enlarge, as always.

Right above is a picture of Jim Hightower being interviewed for TV. He has shared the stage with Molly countless times. There was live music at the Garten (of course! It's Austin! and I hear Marcia Ball played "Great Balls of Fire" at the church service!) but it was not a celebrity focus, just a few old gospel and honky-tonk style numbers. I have to point out that this celebration of Molly Ivins took place on Super Bowl Sunday... in Texas... conflicted with the game... and you had to go all the way inside the restaurant to see a TV with the game on. The others were running a Molly slide show. And the place was packed with both men and women. It says a lot.

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Undeniable Liberal said...

That is really cool, thanks for sharing.

niCk (Mem Beth) said...

What a great way to avoid the super bowl. Thanks for the pics.

pissed off patricia said...

I betcha Molly would have loved it.

MichaelBains said...

She deserves it, right there in the brain of Texas. Very cool.