Dedication

You Find Out Who Your Friends Are

Tracy Lawrence sings a popular country song that reminds me of my friend, Linda McGrory.   The song “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” is about a person that would drop everything in their own life to help a friend in need.   Linda McGrory passed away in 1998 at the age of 49 after a long and difficult battle with cancer.  During her short life she was a fighter for the causes that she believed in, especially politics and her community.  She wanted to improve the quality of life for those who couldn’t do it themselves. I was lucky enough to call her my friend.  Her strength and intelligence was awe inspiring and her presence in my life has made me want to be a better person.   I miss Linda everyday but I know that she taught me to be persistent, strong and to never quit the things that are important to me.

I dedicate my 2012 Iron Dog Race in memory of my friend, Linda.

 Love Scardog

Artist: Lawrence Tracy
Song: Find Out Who Your Friends Are
Album: For the Love

Run your car off the side of the road
Get stuck in a ditch way out in the middle of nowhere
Or get yourself in a bind lose the shirt off your back
Need a floor, need a couch, need a bus fare

This is where the rubber meets the road
This is where the cream is gonna rise
This is what you really didn’t know
This is where the truth don’t lie

{Chorus}
You find out who your friends are
Somebody’s gonna drop everything
Run out and crank up their car
Hit the gas, get there fast
Never stop to think ‘what’s in it for me?’ or ‘it’s way too far’
They just show on up with their big old heart
You find out who your friends are

Everybody wants to slap your back
wants to shake your hand
when you’re up on top of that mountain
But let one of those rocks give way then you slide back down look up
and see who’s around then

This ain’t where the road comes to an end
This ain’t where the bandwagon stops
This is just one of those times when
A lot of folks jump off

{Chorus}

When the water’s high
When the weather’s not so fair
When the well runs dry
Who’s gonna be there?

{Chorus}

You find out who your friends are
(yeah, yeah)
You find out who your friends are

Run your car off the side of the road
Get stuck in a ditch way out in the middle of nowhere
(Well man, I’ve been there)
Or get yourself in a bind lose the shirt off your back
Need a floor, need a couch, need a bus fare
(Man, I’ve been there)

Man, I’ve been there
Oooh yeah.