The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #158083 Message #3736537
Posted By: Deckman
09-Sep-15 - 09:57 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Don Firth (1931-2015)
Subject: RE: Obit: Don Firth (1931-2015)
You are so right Ruthy. Those indeed were the days and some of the very essence of Don was so well reflected in what made up these marvelous times and hoots.MY gosh ... you and I were both still in high school when those marvelous hoots started. You even used to host them at your parents home ... how well I remember.
You might remember that if Don was late in arriving, we'd often just dilly dally around because he was "the master." Even if we'd tuned our guitars to suit ourselves, we always knew we'd have to re-tune to match his damned tuning fork.
BUT ... when everyone was finally in tune to his satisfaction ... boy did the music flow. Song after song after story, after bad joke, and then more songs. There was NEVER a single bad energy in room ... we were just all celebrating the music and each other ... and DON WAS KING!
Someone told me recently that at our ages, we should expect these kinds of losses. But I never expect them, and the older I get, the loss is bigger.
Ruthy your advice is good ... remember the love and companioship that he gave. CHEERS, bob(deckman)nelson