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Thread #22153   Message #239242
Posted By: Aoife
07-Jun-00 - 01:35 AM
Thread Name: Mimi Baez very ill
Subject: RE: Mimi Baez very ill
Spaw- what a perfect thing to say, "if somehow she could pack up her sorrows..." it brought tears to my eyes. Mimi Farina has done so many wonderful things with music since her marriage to Dick Farina. I feel like crying at the thought that the world of folk music will not have her voice or guitar playing for much longer. Of course, we must remember to Celebrate the Grey Day. Two of my favorite songs I have heard Mimi sing are Children of Darkness and Legend of a Girl Child Linda, which she sings with Joan and Judy Collins. It was recorded in 1965, she must have been around the same age as I am, at 18. Her face continues to be my ideal of human beauty. God bless her and her family.


If anyone really feels like crying, get a copy of "Baby let me follow you down," book by von Schmidt and Jim rooney. This book contains some pictures of pure happiness and beauty of Dick and Mimi in their early days, Mimi at her wedding, as a schoolgirl in Paris etc. Oh God now I am crying looking at them....