Every once in a while a person runs across an
inspirational story that should be portrayed in
Robert Kirk was thirteen, he went alligator hunting
one night with his uncle, Maynard Link. How it
all happened is a little vague. Maynard tries
to make it all sound like it was an unavoidable accident.
Other alligator poachers say that Maynard was very
careless. Regardless, Maynard pulled the
still-alive alligator, whose mouth was not well
secured, into the boat with the boy. Bob's arm
was too badly mangled for the doctors to save.
Bob's mother, who was not overly pleased, gave
Maynard the nickname that he is still called -- the
Bob is told that if he had his other arm that he
would surely be one of the top banjo players in the
country, he philosophically uses the old saying that
he is playing the hand he was dealt.
of this is more than you probably wanted to know
about this singer-musician; however, the next time
you wonder who is in the Kitchen with Dinah it may
be a good bet that it is Gator Bob Kirk.
It seems to me that you should be concentrating on
how the man plays the banjo rather than counting how
many toes he has. It is called "sculptural