A friend of mine whom I will call Donald, because that’s his name, is a real character. He tells jokes, plays several musical instruments and acts as a court jester to gatherings that range from goat roping’s, feeder pig sales, hay shows, and other high class functions. He had a program booked in Palacios, Texas for an annual banquet. A couple of days before the event he had a family emergency. He called me to substitute for him. In a weak moment I told him to take off and I’d handle everything to lessen his burden. He didn’t even have time to call the client since it was a Sunday.