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Back to Branson

The Guideposts editor-in-chief tells us about his upcoming trip to Branson, Missouri.

The first time I visited Branson, Missouri, was back in the ’90s to do a story for GUIDEPOSTS with Glen Campbell, who had a theater there at the time. It was great seeing him perform all those Jimmy Webb classics like “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman” and “Rhinestone Cowboy” plus gospel tunes. 

The next day, his one day off, I interviewed him at his condo nestled along a fairway at one of the nicer golf courses in town. Glen was a great interview and was generous with his time but every once in a while as I was scribbling notes I’d catch him glancing wistfully out onto the rolling fairways. Afterwards, while Glen was pulling his clubs out of a closet, his wife whispered, “Golf is therapy for him.”

It turned out to be a very popular article but I always felt a lttle bad about keeping Glen from his golf game. I also didn’t think I’d be returning to Branson anytime soon, though I really liked the place with its theaters, major entertainment stars and wholesome family atmosphere…kinda like Vegas without the gambling and the….well, whatever.

Wouldn’t you know it. I finally get to go back to Branson next month, December 5 and 6, to do my own show at Silver Dollar City. I’ll be telling favorite Christmas stories from GUIDEPOSTS and meeting GUIDEPOSTS readers. 

It should be a blast and I’d love to see you there and chat a bit after the show. Also, for all you knitters, there will be special, fun-filled Knit for Kids sweater workshops. So bring your yarn and put it to good use after you hear some of my yarns. For more info go to

See you in Branson!

Edward Grinnan is Editor-in-Chief and Vice President of GUIDEPOSTS Publications.

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