Nap Time

Posted by Truckers Helping on Monday, June 27, 2011 Under: Words By Terry

Nap Time

I spent last evening doing exactly what I should have been doing.  I went to church.  Now occasionally I have been known to nod off in the service, and I really don't know why.  The preacher is plenty loud enough, the seats are very uncomfortable, and his fire and brimstone messages usually leave me sweating bullets, and pretty convinced that he spent the entire week following me around taking notes on all the things I had done wrong, and then he prepared his sermon accordingly just so he can step on my toes.  Most of the time he doesn't just step on my toes he walks all over the whole foot.

This service was just a little different in that most of the evening was filled with interuptions from the younger generation.  I had to laugh when one of the mothers was doing her best to keep a young man quite.  She ask him to calm down a couple of times and finally took him by the arm and was leading him out and, I'm simply guessing but to adjust his attitude.  As he was being led down the aisle he turned and shouted through his tears "PRAY FOR ME PREACHER".  Another young man in front of me kept being pretty loud and after his mom had ask him a couple times to be quite, she looked at him and said, "Do you know why we need to be quite in church?"  The little lad looked like he had the answer to the million dollar question.  "I SURE DO" He yelled "THERE ARE PEOPLE SLEEPNG, AND WE DONT WANT TO WAKE THEM."  For some reason the little fellar turned and looked right at me when he said it.  I liked that little guy right up until that point.  For the rest of the evening he would turn and point at me and smile and laugh.  Now I am not sure but I believe this little guy was going to grow up to be a man of the cloth.  He made me sweat in church just like the preacher did.

By the time I got home last night, I was pretty much devastated.  My self esteem had been destroyed by a 5 yr old future preacher.  All I could do was just sit down on the couch, the one out in the yard by the road, and think about my life.  While thinking, I realized there were a lot of things I needed to do  that quite possibly could help raise my self esteem.  I needed to get a new brush and a can of paint that is close to the same color as my truck and paint over the rust on the hood and fender.  It would make the truck look better and I'm sure me fell better.  I need to get the lawnmower out from under the porch and find the other wheel that came off, get the wheel back on and find the gas can, so that the wife can go get gas and then mow the yard.  I need to go and borrow a ladder so she can clean out the gutters and fix that whole in the roof.  She sure is a handy woman.  I wish I knew how to do all that stuff, but I guess there is no need in both of us knowing how.  She might even feel unloved and unwanted if I chipped in and helped out.  I went out and bought her a new bassboat to show her how much I love and I appreciate her.  I really didn't know she didn't like to fish before I bought it, but she knows it's the thought that counts.

After a few minutes of making a list and finding out all the things that needed to be done,  I decided to take the advice of one of my great ancestors. "Why do today what you can put off until next week".  And that seemed like a very good idea after all I was exhausted, I had missed my nap in church. 

Terry Wooley
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Terry Wooley Born on a small family farm in central Kentucky to hard working God fearing parents, Terry learned the meaning of responsibility at a very early age. While most of his schoolmates were playing and having fun, Terry was busy tending to the crops and cattle and polishing his guitar and songwriting talents. With the nearest neighbor almost a mile away and very few friends to pass the time with, he spent most of his spare time perfecting his craft, always dreaming of creating music. At the ripe old age of 8, he persuaded his parents to allow him to enter a local talent contest. They agreed and Terry walked away with all the hardware, performing a solo with only himself and a guitar almost as big as he was. A few years passed and he decided to set out and make his mark in the music world, traveling all over the world fronting and playing guitar for many legends and current and future superstars, and in 1982 became one of the few acts chosen to perform the entire run of the World’s Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee. Terry’s guitar playing always left him in great demand as a session player, and traveling musician, playing on countless albums and road shows. Known as one of the most prolific songwriters to ever pick up a pen, his songs have always been highly sought after by major stars and beginning artist alike. Well respected and admired by musicians and entertainers the world over, he has branched out into other areas of the entertainment business. Terry founded One BAR Records, an independent label to help further the careers of young artist, Lexie Rae Music, a publishing company to handle the many songs he has written, and Flip Flop Productions, a production company to produce young talent and help guide them along the path to stardom. His greatest passion has always been writing, producing and creating music that he feels will last for many years. With all of his many accomplishments and awards, Terry has somehow managed to remain in the background. However with his uncanny writing ability, his unequaled vocal talent, and his superb musicianship, he is quickly being pulled into the limelight. With the release of his critically acclaimed gospel album “SOLID GROUND” and his tribute album "ANY GIVEN DAY" and his tribute album to truck drivers "HIGHWAY FEVER" it is unlikely he will be able to stay out of the spotlight for long. Terry was honored to be able to write some music and lyrics for The World Global Peace Concert. With all of his many awards and accomplishments Terry still remains an unassuming man who is thankful and grateful for all that he has and all that has been given to him. “ I give the Lord all the credit and all the thanks” says Terry. And blessed he has been as many of today’s jingles, commercials, popular music and hit songs are influenced by the creative genius of the one and only Terry Wooley. Terry Wooley

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