This work is dedicated to my mother, Hazel Salmon Plain.  In her family the word Ol’ (Old) had little to do with the age of a thing.  It was placed before a name to imply attachment, affection, and something that was familiar.  As time passed, the object became an endearment to the history of the family.This suite of four movements is based on the composer’s childhood memories, two at his grandfather Salmon’s farm in Daviess County, KY (located near the intersection of County 140 and Maxwell - Red Hill Road).   SEE PROGRAM NOTES