The Hudson twins, the Long triplets and Donnie Buckner blessed many hearts and lives at Golden LivingCenter-Eupora on Aug. 28 at 10 a.m.
Buckner has been volunteering at GLC-Eupora each month for the past few years and has brought many smiles to our residents’ faces with music and song. He teaches strings and music theory at Hebron Christian School in Pheba, as well as teaching students in the summer months. Buckner is very talented and plays a variety of string instruments, and is also blessed with a beautiful voice.
He brought five of his students with him during his last visit, and they did an exceptional performance. One of the instrumental tunes played in their program was “Faded Love,” which brought back many memories from the past.
The Long triplets sang songs including “”I’ll Fly Away” and “The Darkest Hour is Just Before Dawn.” Christian, Embry and Logan Long are triplets who attend Eupora High School and enjoy playing football.
Christian plays bass, harmonica and sings lead. Embry sings lead and harmony and plays the mandolin and the drums. Logan sings lead, plays the fiddle and guitar. Their parents are Russell and Angel Long of Eupora. They are the grandsons of Leon and Emmy Long and Lloyd and Pam Chism.
The Hudson twins enjoy playing basketball and softball, and are just as beautiful as they are talented. Some of the songs they sang included “The Wayfaring Stranger” and “Go Rest High.” Millie and Holly attend Hebron Christian School and are the daughters of David and Talitha Hudson. They enjoy playing the fiddle, guitar and singing.
Mr. Donnie shared some of his favorite songs with us including “Hwy. 40 Blues,” “You Get A Line,” “I Am” and “I Believe.” Toward the close of the program, Buckner dedicated “Victory In Jesus” to a former resident, Patricia “Sue” Crowley, and spoke of how she helped keep him “in line” as a boy while growing up. To conclude, everyone enjoyed singing “Amazing Grace.”
When asked about the group’s name, Buckner said T&T because the group consisted of the twins and the triplets. These young people have been taught by Buckner for about two years, as well as other people who have been instrumental with teaching them.
“This was a wonderful program that lifted the spirits of so many of our residents. I greatly appreciate the time and effort of Donnie Buckner and his students for taking the time to come to GLC-Eupora and share in music and song. Also, thanks to the students’ parents and grandparents, community visitors, GLC-Eupora residents and employees for attending this program,” stated LaDonna Caffey.