Cannon Financial Institute

Capital Ideas - May 2016

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This Issue features pieces on Stock Market Indexes, Retirement, and Financial Records. 

      WHO'S GONNA FILL THEIR SHOES? 


A friend of mine recently passed away. I can't say I knew him well, for I never met him in person nor had the chance to really talk to him. I've seen him perform in concerts many times, but that's as close as I ever got. I had so many questions, but in reality, many of the answers were in his songs. Merle Haggard has been a voice in my ear ever since I first heard him sing in 1965 on his first album Strangers (my Dad was a big fan of his too and always had an 8-track with Merle playing in his car). I'm going to miss that man. Many call him the "Poet of the Common Man," I think that is a title he was proud of.

He's just another great singer that will be sorely missed by me and others as well. Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Chris Ledoux, Johnny Paycheck, Hank Williams - just to name a few. I still carry them with me when I travel. Thank goodness for an Apple iPod.

George Jones wrote a great song that really sums up how I feel:

You know this old world is full of singers
But just a few are chosen
To tear your heart out when they sing
Imagine life without them
All your radio heroes
Like the outlaw that walks through Jessie's dream

No, there will never be another
Red-headed stranger
A man in Black and Folsom Prison Blues
The Okie from Muskogee
Or Hello Darling
Lord I wonder, who's gonna fill their shoes

Who's gonna fill their shoes
Who's gonna stand that tall
Who's gonna play the Opry
And the Wabash Cannonball
Who's gonna give their heart and soul
To get to me and you
Lord I wonder, who's gonna fill their shoes

God bless the boys from Memphis
Blue Suede Shoes and Elvis
Much too soon he left this world in tears
They tore up the Fifties
Old Jerry Lee and Charlie
And old Go Cat Go still echoes through the years
You know the heart of country music
Still beats in Luke the Drifter
You can tell when he sings I saw the Light
Old Marty, Hank and Lefty
Why I can feel them right here with me
On this Silver Eagle rolling through the night

Who's gonna fill their shoes
Who's gonna stand that tall
Who's gonna play the Opry
And the Wabash Cannonball
Who's gonna give their heart and soul
To get to me and you
Lord I wonder, who's gonna fill their shoes

Yes I wonder, who's gonna fill their shoes?

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Thanks for reading. Talk with you next month.
-Duane

Please check out my Instructor's Corner at www.cannonfinancial.com/dlee/ it contains past issues of my newsletters and many other interesting pieces
 

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