Two things you don't know about Jill
Even if you know us pretty well there are a couple of things about Jill that you might not know.
Thing 1 : The border crossing
She was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Her father was there bulding a sulfuric acid plant for an oil company.
Once Jill and Ray were crossing from Mexico into the United States and the border guard calmly leaned in and asked Jill, "Where were you born?" At this point in time Ray didn't actually know where she was born and expected, "Monahans, Texas" which is where she was from. Jill stammered and stuttered (and I mean that) for about 6 seconds and then blurted out (at least twice the normal speaking volume, "M-A-R-A-C-A-I-B-O-M-A-R-A-C-A-I-B-O-V-E-N-E-Z-U-E-L-A!" Ray could feel the border guard starting to wonder which part of our car they would tear apart first. He calmly waved us through.
Thing 2 : Wriggle to the left, you wriggle to the right
When Jill was young (see photo at the top) her family lived in a duplex. And in the other half of the duplex lived Roy Orbison. Here are 2 photos of Roy from back in the early days.
Jill wasn't quite in first grade but she remembers that they had a drum set in the living room. Even when you are like 5 that is pretty impressive. Jill's mother still has the 45 rpm of "Ooby Dooby" the band gave them in the early days.
Hey baby, jump over here and you do the ooby dooby
I want to be near
Ooby dooby, ooby dooby
Ooby dooby, dooby dooby
Dooby dooby do wah do wah do wah
Well ya wriggle to the left, you wriggle to the right
Do the ooby dooby with all of your might
Yell ya wriggle and ya shake, like a big rattle snake
Ya do the ooby dooby 'till ya think her heart'll break
Well you won't be a struttin' 'cause now ya know
How to do the ooby dooby now baby let's go
They just don't write them like that any more.
Creedence Clearwater Revival covered the song in 1970.