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Thread #26816   Message #327083
Posted By: Ferrara
25-Oct-00 - 01:30 PM
Thread Name: FSGW Getaway 2000 Memories
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2000 Memories
Would you all help us out and check out the Getaway 2001 dates thread, OK? Charlie and Dolores Nichols and a bunch of volunteers tramped through miles of Web space and several very physical miles of camps to pick Ramblewood and it's a very nice place. Much the best available for the price.

But for next year, they only have TWO dates available and we need to know how many people already know they would have a problem with either or both of those dates.

Nuther thing. My son found out about a year ago that he too likes shantey singing, pub singing etc. He has been very active at the local Shantey Sings. At the Washington Folk Festival, there was a session called "Passing It On," about families where the kids are now singing folk music. We shared it with the families of Carly Gewirz, Dean and Sam Clemens, and Nancy King, Ken & Dan Schatz. Each family said the same thing: The kids picked up the music at the Getaways over the years. (Notice all these parents were at this year's Getaway!)

So it does make a difference if the kids come too. Especially if they are coming year after year, so it kind of gets under their skin that folk is not just music, it's a far-flung community and a way of life.