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Thread #40381   Message #577886
Posted By: Nancy King
23-Oct-01 - 01:08 AM
Thread Name: FSGW Getaway 2001 Memories
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2002 Memories
Well, I for one had a fine time indeed. We lucked out on the weather -- even had lunch outdoors, in addition to lots of al fresco workshops.

What a great treat to see and hear so many old friends ("How are your kids?" "Remember the time...?") and to meet so many new ones. I was particularly pleased to meet Rick Fielding and Jed Marum, two great pickers and super-nice guys. Rick in particular impressed me as a natural teacher blessed with great patience and generosity. Wish I lived close enough to take guitar lessons from Rick! Also enjoyed meeting and hearing (to name only a few) Jeri, MMario and Roger in Baltimore, and renewing acquaintance with Barry Finn, Karen K, Kendall, Big Mick and lots of others. It was good to have Dick and Marlene Levine back after a two-year absence. Speaking of absence, I did miss a few regulars, among them Dave Diamond and Dwayne Thorpe. Hope they and bunches of others can make it next year.

The "What I learned from Folk-Legacy" session was simply amazing. In addition to the great music and fascinating and funny reminiscences about Sandy and Caroline and Folk-Legacy, the unabashed love in that room was palpable.

This Getaway was also special for me because I was able to meet a personal deadline by delivering a long-overdue package. More about that later.

And oh, the relief of no news broadcasts or newspapers for two whole days! Didn't realize how great that was till Monday morning.

Already looking forward to next year's Getaway (Oct. 18-20, 2002 -- right Charlie?)!!

Tired but happy, Nancy