Mudcat Café message #578054 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40381   Message #578054
Posted By: Allan C.
23-Oct-01 - 10:32 AM
Thread Name: FSGW Getaway 2001 Memories
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2002 Memories
Yes - what Dani said. I write mostly about 'Catters here because the people who have never attended a Getaway would not have the slightest idea of who I was talking about if I mentioned other folks. Every person there, no matter what affiliation they may have had, added his own special thing to the "soup". The flavors that resulted were indescribably delicious!

It is only natural for people who know one another to hang out together. There were informal gatherings that were comprised mostly of FSGW members. There were others that were largely attended by 'Catters. But at no time was there any divisiveness or segregation.

Certainly there were some "inside jokes" and references made to past events that not everyone "got". But that added something to the event as well.

One thing that struck me and that David C. remarked about later: Many of the FSGW folks have been in contact for decades. There were so many times when a FSGW member would start a semi-obscure song and the FSGW crowd would know the song well enough to join in the chorus. It always sounded great, but was a bit puzzling to me until I thought about it for a while. It was simply an indicator of the level of shared history that many of them have.

The Mudcat is still quite new by comparison to the FSGW. The time will come, I am sure, when the two groups are so well integrated that we will all know the choruses to many of each other's songs.