The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11684 Message #88119
Posted By: Night Owl
20-Jun-99 - 02:08 AM
Thread Name: Happy Birthday, Dick
Subject: RE: Happy Birthday, Dick
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DICK!!!! I want to take a second or two to let you know how much this place, you've been instrumental in creating, has meant in my life. I lost my brother twelve years ago in a car vs. eighteen-wheeler accident. (He was on his way home from a Contra Dance callers' workshop in Berea, Ky.) One of the major bonds, which carried into adulthood, between my brother and myself was our mutual love for traditional music and old camp songs. I could always count on him...or he on me....to remember a forgotten word, chord, verse or melody to some obscure song. His passing left a large, painful void in my life, being unable to simply pick up the phone and call him to fill in the missing words or tunes over these years, and to share the music. I stumbled onto Mudcats a few months ago and immediately felt at "HOME". THANK YOU, Dick...