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Thread #63765   Message #1039407
Posted By: GutBucketeer
22-Oct-03 - 12:28 AM
Thread Name: Getaway 2003 Memories
Subject: RE: Getaway 2003 Memories
Glad everyone made it home ok. Sorry I missed the death defying stump jump. As I come to the Getaway each year, it becomes more like a famliy reunion filled with both public and private memories. It was different this year, not as new, but better in many ways. The late night cabin jamming moved to the main hall, but we still didn't get to sleep any earlier. Old friends that didn't make it and new friends that did.

I want to thank everyone that brought supplies for the instrument building workshop, and especially Tinker and MMario for staying the whole time and helping out. We had a small but appreciative crowd and made a kazoo and spike fiddle. Tinker even provided a blood sacrifice to give the spike fiddle life. Dani, thanks also for the pickle pail. I didn't realize just how much you contributed until I started smelling a strange smell on the way back and stopped the car thinking something was amiss. Luckily it was only the combination of garlic, pickle juice, and the hot sun. If you suffered through the smell all the way up, then you and Janie deserve a special award.

Some public memories that haven't been mentioned:

Amazing harmonies from Will, Bill, and Becky wherever they went. Will is my hero for life. What A bass voice! Linda Goodman's voice coming from behind a wall of tall Shellbacks as she shared a kid's song that she wrote Sunday Night. The Cinderella Skit performed by the Shellbacks with Alaska Mike as the Handsome Prince. The Shellbacks infectous good humor, charm, and amazing friendliness. The Music Hall Workshop hosted by Gail Snyder and the Savages. The performance by the Williams Sisters (Annie and Janie) Saturday Night of a song on going back to West Virginia. Sheila Thorpe's song of undying love (had to leave). Jeri's incredable singing and songwriting.

Some private moments to be shared:

Giggling women in pajamas.
Rare monster venomous crickets lieing in wait for poor innocent damsels in distress.
This led to a discussion of all you would ever want to know on parasites, but were afraid to ask.
Bonding and catching up with special friends. Where does the time go.
Hugs!!! (hug deprived at home)
Getting through songs without forgetting the words or chords.

See everyone next year