The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #42477   Message #619012
Posted By: lamarca
31-Dec-01 - 11:19 AM
Thread Name: Margaret MacArthur article
Subject: RE: Margaret MacArthur article
I'm so glad Margaret is getting more recognition after all her years of work preserving and presenting the songs and traditions of Vermont! I hope you get a chance to read this thread, too, Margaret.

One of my favorite memories is a time at the spring FOTM getaway sponsored by DeanC and Carly at Prince William Forest park in Virginia. We were in the rustic dining hall, gathered around for a late night song swap. Margaret started to sing a wonderful ballad, but people started to get distracted, looking at the ceiling, instead of listening - not because the song wasn't entrancing, but because a family of flying squirrels had emerged and started running across the exposed beams above our heads! Probably the only time Margaret's been upstaged by squirrels...