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Thread #165894 Message #3984762
Posted By: Amos
27-Mar-19 - 10:21 AM
Thread Name: Obit: farewell message from Amos Jessup
Subject: Obit: Amos Jessup farewell
I'm typing this for Amos, who died on March 14, 2019. I'm his wife/widow, He asked me to post this after he died, So what follows is his own words written on October 19, 2019.
It appears I may have checked out, bid adieu to the mortal form, shuffled off and dropped off the edge for awhile
Let me not depart without telling all of you how deeply I appreciate this harrum-scarum forum with all its wits, wisdom, profanity, occasional inanity, and above all its love of ordinary music. I have been an ordinary musician all my life, and finding Mudcat back in 1999 was like finding the home of the Lost Boys in Neverland. It was homecoming. I have reveled in the good companionship of those I met here ever since.
So let me thank you, one and all, Mudcatters present and past, for the many, many hours of cheer, wisdom, and song I have found here, I may be back soon enough under a different persona altogether, if that is how things work. I suspect it is, and I suspect I will, because of all the things I have tacked onto my existence in this lifetime, the love and knowledge of folk music is one of the new things I would be loath to leave behind in migrating to my next lifetime. God knows what the future me will thing when he/she finds all the frippery I have posted here! :D
Thank you, blessings upon you all, and may we meet again soon. Thanks for the wonderful voyage.
Amos (originally written October 19, 2018)