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Posted By: GUEST,Big Mick in Toronto
22-Oct-03 - 02:31 PM
Thread Name: Getaway 2003 Memories
Subject: RE: Getaway 2003 Memories
This was the best yet!!! And that is saying something, as everyone of the Getaways I have attended have been amazing experiences. I would like to encourage all who read this to begin saving now for next year. You will never forget the experience.

Has there ever been such an experience as when one is singing to a group like this, and they join on the chorus? To have a room full of folks that understand how to harmonize, and feel the caress and passion of their voices coming back at you is as near to heaven as one can experience on this leg of the journey.

I must share an experience I had yesterday before I left Washington DC. I went to the United States Library of Congress Folklife Center to see it and also to say goodby to my dear friend KarenK. Jennifer (somtimes 'Catter, FSGW member) was so gracious. She asked me if I would like to play Burl Ives guitar. So there I was, sitting in the Library of Congress playing and singing for the folks there on Burl's guitar. Pretty damn cool.

There is not much to say about the weekend other than what has been said already. The richness of this weekend will never be forgotten.

Whilst I was working on getting the car off the stump, ably assisted by these marvelous Shellbacks, there were two Turkey Vultures in the tree looking at us. Two thoughts occurred to me. 1) What do they know that I didn't? 2) Watch out when they fly, cause they can shit a chipmunk!!!!

I will write more when I get home and decompressed. But I want to urge you once your money and come. You will know when it is done why it is a remarkable experience.

All the very best,


PS...thanks for all your very nice comments. I appreciate the thought. Doing what is right is not heroic. Seeing injustice and not acting on it would seem to me to be a sin for which there is no forgiveness.