The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #19872   Message #3276958
Posted By: GUEST,Tosh
20-Dec-11 - 12:21 AM
Thread Name: Seeking Josef Marais
Subject: RE: Seeking Josef Marais
My real name is Marcel and Josef married my mother, Miranda.

Josef was a great "dad" and provided me and my sister with sound values and respect for all peoples, irrespective of race, color, creed, etc. He taught me violin though I later switched to french horn. In his later years he and I played together in a community orchestra.

I've set up a site in their honor and if you want to check it out, go to (no longer works, but can be found at

I wish I had time to comment on so many anecdotes, above but I'll try to gradually work into them. I just joined the site tonight and see that many of the lyrics attributed to Josef are not always 100% correct, but you all have the essential spirit of their work, and that's what counts.

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