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Thread #63765   Message #1039821
Posted By: Deckman
22-Oct-03 - 02:38 PM
Thread Name: Getaway 2003 Memories
Subject: RE: Getaway 2003 Memories
Hi ... Bob(deckman)Nelson here, in the NorthWestern tip of the U.S.A. Even though I was probably 2,000 miles away from this obviously great "getaway", I feel compelled to contribute. We had Marion Parsons here last weekend. She's on her great busking tour. So here she came, a total stranger from the Eastern area of Canada. And we hosted her as we all do, and we had a grand hoot for her on that Sunday.

As I read all your comments about the good times you all had back there, I have to say that it sounds just like the good times we had here!

My point is this: I don't know of a better common demonitator amongst strangers than the wonderful world of music. Even if we speak foreign tongues, or our ages differ greatly, or our statuses vary greatly, or our skin color varies, MUSIC is what it's all about.

Marion and I spent several hours, over a couple of evenings, just sitting, talking, and trading songs. And I was struck by just how many people I have met over the years through music. What a thrill, to see a stranger pick up an instrument, sing or play something, and FEEL that connection.

CHEERS to all, Bob