Dr. Tom Bibey- by request

        I have had many folks ask for a picture, so here it is.  This was a sketch mid way through the Mandolin Case.  My hair was jet black then so I did ‘doctor’ the photo to reflect my current hue.  I believe Pande would call it blond, or perhaps chrome, as they say on her blog, but in reality it is salt and salt.  It ain’t even got enough tinge to look like that stuff y’all put on the roads up North when it snows.  In fact it looks like the snow- I was generous with the sketch to give it as much color as I did.  In real life the pepper is, as the song says, “gone but not forgotten.”

        There are reasons for the sunglasses.  For one, the work I had to do in the Mandolin Case involved some quaisi CIA-like activity.  This is part of the reason for the secrecy.

        The other though, is not known to many folks so y’all don’t share it.  Since the Mandolin Case is now history, I suppose I can give up this much.  Tommy Bibey has one green eye and one blue eye. 

        I only lose about three golf balls a year, but if you play in the South and find a Titleist marked with a green dot on the left, and a blue one on the right, you will know that Tommy Bibey was there.  It stands for one green eye, and one blue one, but also for BlueGrass.

        Now that I have given up my identity if you run into me on the bluegrass road come up and and shake and howdy.  I’d love to meet ya.”

Dr. B

Old Green Eye/Blue Eye

Old Green Eye/Blue Eye

Explore posts in the same categories: bluegrass characters, book preview, writer's corner

Tags: , ,

You can comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.

14 Comments on “Dr. Tom Bibey- by request”

  1. mrschili Says:

    I WILL run into you at some point, even if we have to make an appointment…

  2. drtombibey Says:

    Shoot fire, mrschili. You won’t have to make an appointment- all you gotta do is say “I’m mrschili and I’m here to teach that boy some English before he wrecks the language beyond recognition.”

    My wife and I are gonna do a New England Tour in 2009, and you and Auntie are high on the list of folks we’re gonna look up.

    Dr. B

  3. Cindy Carter Says:

    I showed the sketch to Ranger Dog. He and I agree that it does kinda look like you. One of the reasons Ranger likes you so much is your eyes. He has one blue eye and one brown eye.

  4. drtombibey Says:

    Ms. Cindy,

    Me and Ranger Dog are pals. He was a watch dog in the Mandolin Case. I have found that people and dogs with different iris colors tend to keep an eye on things.

    Dr. B

  5. Ted Lehmann Says:

    OMG…I’ve been looking for the wrong guy all along. I thought you looked completely different from that. I didn’t know you looked like a movie star in disguise. You said something about Captain Kangaroo. I’ll have to start all over. – Ted

  6. drtombibey Says:


    Gee, it shows what kinda artist I am. I thought the sketch looked a bit ‘Kangaroo-ish.’

    Dr. B

  7. Amber Says:

    You make me laugh…. you are too much. You nutter!

  8. Susan Shay Says:

    You don’t look like the captain. You look like my friend Meg’s dh. Wow. Maybe Don has a double life.
    BTW: I can tell by your signature you’re a doc. You write just like one.
    Thanks for the show and tell.

  9. drtombibey Says:

    Ms. Amber,

    Yeha, old serious, somber, conservative Dr. Bibey has a mischevious side. You see so much bad stuff I guess you have to.

    Dr. B

  10. drtombibey Says:

    Ms. Susan,

    Everywhere I go, folks say, “You remind me of so and so. You look just like ’em.” I must have a generic face, or maybe I’m the county doctor who lives just down the street from everyone in some small town.

    And I shoulda known the signature’d give it away.

    Dr. B

  11. Susan Shay Says:

    Dr. T,
    I have a brother who should have been a doctor–at least he writes like one. Instead, he’s a geologist.
    BTW: I got hugged around the neck one time at a rodeo. The woman pounded me on the neck and said, “Linda! I’m so glad to see you!!!”
    When I finally got disentangled, I grinned at her. “Wrong woman. My name’s Susan.”

  12. drtombibey Says:

    Ms. Susan,

    I guess many folks of science write to make sense out of things.

    People get me confused with other folks all the time, but thank goodness I ain’t hugged the wrong woman’s neck. My Marfar would get on me for that.

    Dr. B

  13. pandemonic Says:

    You don’t look as old as you make yourself out to be! 🙂

  14. drtombibey Says:

    Ms. Pande,

    Well of course this was during the Mandolin Case, and it was some time back. And too, everybody looks in the mirror and sees younger than what they are. I guess it comes out in the sketch.

    Dr. B

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: