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Thread #124177 Message #2928077
Posted By: GUEST,David Usher
15-Jun-10 - 01:56 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Evelyne Beers Burnstine (Fox Hollow)Oct 2009
Subject: RE: Obit: Evelyn Beers Burnstine (Fox Hollow) Oct 09
I was saddened to hear of Evelyne's passing from my mother this afternoon. She is no doubt singing with the pros now.
Both Bob and Ev were exceptionally giving people, opening up the stage to pros and beginners alike, and treating all with respect. We went to FH many times when I was in my teens. There are countless memories jamming all night with Guy Carawan, Utah Phillips, Roger Sprung, the Boys of the Lough, John Hartford/Tut/Vassar, Bill Spence, Mike Cooney (who liked to run around at 3am making large animal noises outside folks' tents), the wisely-inscribed real wooden portapotties, the unforgettable seance at the Sweet family graveyard, the terrifying frog bog .... .... .... ....
Speaking of all this, I have a short vid of some 8mm films I shot at FH on youtube, set to Spence's folks doing "Ruffles". I wish I had more, but 8mm was expensive for a 9th grader. Please enjoy it in memory of Ev.
Fox Hollow video