Friday, February 19, 2016

News From Along Route 66-- January 2016: Deaths of Former Blue Swallow Owner and Glenn Frey

JANUARY 19--  Dale Bakke, former co-owner of the Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, New Mexico, dies.  Dale Bakke and his wife Hilda bought it in 1999, not long after Gene Shelton bought it from long-time owner Lil;ian Redman.  They sold it in 2006.

Dale was an excellent electrician and handyman and they restored the place to its former grandeur.

They owned it when we stayed there.  Great people.  I bought a beautiful photo Dale had taken of the sign with a beautiful sunset behind it.

JANUARY 19--  Co-writer of that great Route 66 song, "Take It Easy," Glenn Frey of the Eagles dies.  More on that in my Down da Road I Go Blog.

JANUARY 20--  Nearly 200 people gathered at the "Standing On the Corner Park" in Winslow, Arizona, for a memorial to Glenn Frey.

"Standing On the Corner in Winslow, Arizona."  --RoadDog

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