About the Author


Joe Seawright is a 66 (71) year old guy from Greenwood, MS. Pretty much retired now, although I still do a little consulting work in CAD design, 3D solid modeling and IT & network management for a local company. (VERY LITTLE)

Grew up here, spent most of my life here, except for college at Ole Miss and a tour in the Navy, fighting in the Hawaiian Surf Wars from 1965 – 1967  😀 Finally returned and spent almost 30 years as the Director of Product Design for Baldwin Piano & Organ Co.  I can honestly say I had the best job in the world, until sadly, the wheels came off of Baldwin about the year 2000.  Since then I have done web design and development, had a custom Home Theater cabinet shop, and mixed in a little hot air balloon flying.  Oh yeah, did I mention I like music too ???  I have played in a rock ‘n roll band for 50 (52) of my 66 (71) years.  I’ll post some of that stuff in an upcoming entry.

I really love to read, at least 3 books a week, for the past 25 years or so. Also love computers, the internet (waste way too much time on Facebook) travel, photography, and lots of other stuff.  I expect I will get around to most all of these areas in this blog.

What else?  Married for 44 (49) years, 3 grown kids, 3 (8, + 1 more on the way) grand kids.



9 Responses to About the Author

  1. Claud Leake Keirn III says:

    In your ramblings of an old man, don’t forget to mention “disappearing insurance”, “the potato cannon”, and “the grim reaper”. Also don’t get too chatty. That would not be the real you. Remember our ride to the Tickfaw river. Forty five minutes went by without a word between us until you noticed the gas gauge on my old Ford truck read empty for the whole time. Finally you came forth with your first utterance, ” Bud, does that gas gauge work?” 🙂

  2. Jane Tucker Bond says:

    I really, really, really look forward to more of your wisdom. I am so happy you started this.

  3. Clif Welch says:

    Way to shy on the USN service! What about the 6 months in Adak, AL protecting our loved ones from the Soviet threat. I will always remember you as the bus driver pulling up to the barracks, locking the brake, opening the door and getting off, BEFORE the buss stopped. Of course the recording of the “Folk Fest” in Birchwood Barracks is a memory to be treasured forever. Your were good then, and you are great now. Bass or six string, you shine! Tell your friends, fans and family that recording or the “Folk Fest” are availability free or charge.

    President, Florida Fan Club,

    Just Clifee

    • joeseawright says:

      Clif, I have always maintained to the folks here in Greenwood that I spent 2 years in the Navy in Hawaii, fighting the Hawaiian Surf Wars, and protecting all those exotic Polynesian women from the invading Mongel hordes. I know, tough duty, but SOMEBODY had to do it!

  4. joe worsham says:

    Wow Joe, it seems you and I both did time up in Adak ! I served in Adak aboard the USCGC Balsam from June 1967 to July 1968 on the Coast Guard’s hardest working , hardest drinking and hardest partying Buoy Tender ! I also served with Jerry S. Simpkins of Tutwiler, Ms on the same buoy tender ! Jerry went to high school , I believe with our friend Mr. Jennings ! Talk about a small world where small town boys can cross paths !!!

  5. Frank Caperton says:


    My sister sent me the aritcle about life in G’wood. Thank you so much for reminding me how things used to be. Though I did not run ( all the time ) with you and your crowd, I still remember you and many of the people from my high school days, and the good (and bad) times I had. I live now in Daphne, AL and I think I noticed where Joe Jones lives in Orange Beach, AL. Maybe I can look him up as he and I did spend some times together. And maybe one day I will get back to G’wood, and will know one person I can look up. Good to hear about G’wood.

    Frank Caperton

  6. Jane Dukes says:

    You never talked about sometimes doing gigs at the Holiday Inn on the weekends. I remember those nights like they were yesterday. Guess it must have been in ’72 or ’73. We used to play our guitars together—seems like a lifetime ago. Sounds like life’s been really good to you. I enjoyed reading all your blogs.

    Jane Dukes (used to be Gooch). Remember Jane and Lee and toddler Kurt?

  7. I am curious to find out what blog system you
    happen to be working with? I’m having some minor security problems with my latest website and I would like to find something more safeguarded. Do you have any recommendations?

    • joeseawright says:

      I use WORDPRESS, the basic version is free, fairly simple, and easily serves my needs. Nev er had a security problem (so far 0 LOL) Just google for wordpress.


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