Mudcat Café message #2459849 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #115011   Message #2459849
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
07-Oct-08 - 11:42 PM
Thread Name: FSGW 2008 Getaway Pix & videos
Subject: RE: FSGW 2008 Getaway Pix
And Rita, a huge THANKS to you, and Charlie, and Bill D, and Dean, and everyone who works so hard to make this event such a wonderful experience. I don't know of a friendlier, more interesting group of people than the FSGW folks. And you couldn't find a more beautiful spot to hold forth.
I really enjoyed the Dick Rodgers tribute session. The stories, songs, and remembrances were both funny and touching. Not really knowing Dick well, I felt I came to know him through the conversation among his friends.
I also wanted to thank Kendall and Jacqui for their splendid performance of the Masefield poem, and the beautiful song that followed.
Barry Finn as well, for the gusto and heartfelt, well, volume of his sea chanties. Especially Friday night when his voice was crystal clear.
My appreciation to Annie and Julia for letting me accompany them in some old time fiddle tunes while the sun painted Chesapeake Bay in hues of pink and red.
To Micca for being the jolliest and brightest animated garden gnome I have ever met.
To Peter for being as honest and funny in person as he is in this forum.
To Mick for being so kind as to, when I requested he play John O'Dreams to help lull me off to bed and complimented him on his relaxing voice, play Roddy McCorley at full volume.
To Amos and Janie for being as good friends for three days a year as most that I have for 365.
To all of you and those I didn't mention but remember well, a sincere thanks, and may the Moon of Peace light your way until we meet again.