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Thread #51130 Message #790274
Posted By: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
24-Sep-02 - 10:37 AM
Thread Name: Kytrad's award concert
Subject: RE: KYTRAD'S AWARD CONCERT
I think it needs to be said somewhere, and I don't mind being the one that says it, and not in any way taking anything from Jean's hard work and accomplishment, but adding to it in my mind, is that the ENTIRE Ritchie family, beginning with Balis and Abigail and all 14 children and aunts and uncles and cousins, and now the Pickow family as well, are and have been blessings to us all in this country and the world. Maybe they are not completely unique, but they have carefully and thoughtfully and graciously nurtured & saved much beautiful and timeless music, fostered and promoted a message of peace and goodwill, kindness and hospitality first to thier neighbors in Viper and surrounding Kentucky, and through Jean to the folks in NY, and through her books to the rest of the world. May they all be blessed as we have been blessed through them.