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Barry Finn - TWO (March 2001)

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Nancy King 17 Mar 01 - 06:53 PM
SINSULL 18 Mar 01 - 01:16 PM
CamiSu 18 Mar 01 - 09:23 PM
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Bert 19 Mar 01 - 12:23 AM
wysiwyg 19 Mar 01 - 12:59 AM
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Peg 19 Mar 01 - 08:25 AM
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Bill D 19 Mar 01 - 11:06 AM
MMario 19 Mar 01 - 11:40 AM
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Subject: Barry Finn - TWO
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 04:07 AM

The other was over 100 posts, so I thought we'd better have a go at this one. You can read the other, which has a great new update by Peg, by clicking here

Keep singing, Barry and we'll all back ya up!

kat


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO - Peg's Report
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 04:44 AM

I think we should start this thread with Peg's report. It was #101 in the old thread, and some people might not be able to load that many messages. Thanks, Peg.
-Joe Offer-

Subject: RE: Barry Finn
From: Peg
Date: 17-Mar-01 - 01:40 AM

101!

I stopped by to see Barry at the hospital today. Brought him some milk thistle tea bags, which apparently his doc said "won't hurt him."

He was chipper and in good spirits; if tired and weak. Says he has trouble sleeping and of course is bored out of his skull. He played a bit of Dan's new CD (nice stuff Dan!) and I am sure this is helping alleviate his boredom.

Barry said he lost a lot of weight rapidly ("Now if only I can keep it off!" he says; sheesh what a maroon! Actually most of us would think the same thing, I bet...) but that his condition is now stable. He is numero uno on the liver list so if a compatible one shows up it is his.

Never fear, Mudcat, Barry can still sing!!! He joined me in singing General Taylor, Red is the Rose, and Highland Lament. So there.

He tells me he shall take up gourmet cooking when his new liver is up and running.

I have a whole collection of those old Time-Life "Cooking of the World" books (great photos and recipes, and history of the countries and their food customs), so I guess I know what I will be giving him for a prezzie next time I stop by...

Two doctors stoped by for a brief conversation and to test Barry's alertness they asked him who the president was, then the previous one, then the one before that, etc. By the time they got back to Reagan, Barry said "some other asshole!" Yay, Barry! They also had him subtracting numbers and asking him for answers rather rapidly I thought. He did well (came up with answers faster than I did).

His wife thinks he is a bit low-key these last few days, and indeed Barry seemed rather tired to me. (Then again I am used to seeing him in a roomful of people excited to be sharing songs together).

But compared to how he was doing a few days ago all is going VERY well! So everyone, keep thinking good healthy thoughts about our Mudcat pal! Maybe have some (calves') liver and onions in his honor!

Get that liver and get well, Barry. We miss you.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: Susan A-R
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 06:22 PM

Jaysus, you go away for a while and what happens? Barry, I hope they get a replacement part soon! If you want any cooking lessons, I'll certainly do a house call (Kitchen singing required)

Much love, and hope that things move quickly, and well.

Susan A-R


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: Nancy King
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 06:53 PM

Barry, you're in our thoughts! Hope your new liver comes SOON so you can get out of that boring hospital. Looking forward to hearing you at the Getaway, if not before!

Nancy King, and Ken and Dan Schatz


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: SINSULL
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 01:16 PM

Happy Day After St. Patrick's Day, Barry. Still thinking and praying.
Mary


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: CamiSu
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 09:23 PM

Checking in every day! Hope they find you a liver SOON!

(Considering the irony of this, but still hoping you do get one soon)

CamiSu


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 09:31 PM

If I had two, I'd give him one of mine.......hang in Barry, they're gonna find you one soon.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: Bert
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 12:23 AM

Hi Barry, Hang in there. Sorry to hear they need a whole one and liver slivers won't do. Now if it was a kidney (or a ball) I might be able to help...


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 12:59 AM

Barry, I know it can't be easy lying there waiting for someone else to finish using their liver. There you are, sick, tired, and missing your own normal life activities so much, and wondering if this will work out for you at all-- thinking at the same time how awful that you will benefit from someone else's lost battle.

But you know, whoever it is that passes it down to you, they will have wanted you to have it. I don't know you. But I suspect, from all the things people have said to you and about you, that if you could turn around and give that person your heart (or bert's testicle apparently), you probably would. What I am thinking is that there is someone in this world as generous, and that he or she decided long ago to give every last thing to LIFE that they could.

So you sit tight and get ready to TAKE it and do that person, and their family, proud.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: Sorcha
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 01:14 AM

What Susan/Whizzy Wig said.......I know it can't be easy, waiting for someone to die so you can have the liver.But, that person wanted someone to have a part of their life, so they could continue living in some way.

If I were dying, or brain dead, I would want someone to have any useable parts of me. (I am an organ donor, but I doubt there will be much left after my abuse)

Take the liver in good faith, Barry, someone wanted you to have it.

Transplant technology is a puzzlement, isn't it? Especially heart transplants............does Heart go with the heart?

Here's hoping you get one soon........


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: Peg
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 08:25 AM

If anyone wants to check with the Transplantation Unit desk before droppping in to visit Bary, the number is 617-724-8610.

I am hoping to drop in briefly in the next couple of days and if i do I will try to offer an update...


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 08:28 AM

Barry - So sorry to hear of your predicament. Hang in there. Burl (Roy Harris)


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: SINSULL
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 08:33 AM

Bert, What in hell is Barry going to do with three balls when he is flat on his back in the hospital??? Or did I just answer my own question? Barry you have had multiple offers of various organs. Do you think they will move faster if we give them several kidneys, some liver slivers and Bert's ball in exchange for one liver? Just a thought...


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: Bill D
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 11:06 AM

actually, re:liver slivers...I have read they they DO on occasion use partial livers, the liver not having the same sort of construction as hearts or kidneys. Seems like I read of one liver being split between two twins. (Also makes it possible to use a large liver in a smaller person, like a child..whereas a heart MUST be within size ranges)(Rita was fortunate and received a heart that was almost perfect for her)

not that this is relevant, as Barry will no doubt get a standard, complete and fully functional one.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: MMario
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 11:40 AM

I seem to recall having read a few reports regarding this, where only one lobe of a liver was transplanted - evidently the liver is one of the few organs that actually shows some regeneration capabilities....or have I beeen reading too much science fiction.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: Bill D
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 11:46 AM

I do think that is correct...the liver can regenerate to needed size for the individual in many cases...


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: GUEST,Bedridden Barry on sis's laptop
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 03:46 PM

Hi & thanks to you all for sending out your continuing support, messages, cards & love. I gotta say here a special thanks to RiGGy who sent along a new solo CD of his doing Sacred Harp singing, to Shipping News for a CD of mostly sea related songs that they've just released & to Dan Milner for asking Sandy to send along his new CD. All of these I can't say enough about or ever thank you enough for sending them.
As of yet there's been no sightings of any lively little livers on the horizons willing to implant themselves in my humble abode. Still, I'm top dog in the New England area so hopefully it'll only be a matter of a short wait. I haven't been able to manage to get a lot of sleep around here, though as I mentioned somewhere above I wasn't one of the most religous ones floating around the cat but what I didn't mentioned was that I probably am an agnostic, dyslextic, insomnatic who's been spending a lot of late nights contimplating the meaning of the word doG. Hopefully I'll have that all worked out by the time I'm ready to leave here. I'm still hoping to be well & able enough to make Mystic in June but NEFFA in April isn't looking to bright. The DC Getaway I will be at for sure, baring the East Coast doesn't fall off into the Alantic. This year the Getaway would be the most meaningfull music gathering for me seeing as it'd be, I'm sure, the one I'd see the most Mudcatters' at & would be able to personnally thank for all the kindness shown me. By the way, anyone who has e-mailed me or sent along personnal messages I can't access them till I get back home, I don't know how to do those things from another computer. I'll post back soon when I get some future internet access &/or something to report. Again, my love to all for your support& kind thoughts. Barry


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: Bill D
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 03:52 PM

*smile*...stay with it, Barry..not that there's any doubt!

The Getaway will be a grand event indeed if you are there in good health!


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: annamill
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 03:54 PM

Up until now I haven't been an organ donor... I am now. Can't wait to see you at FSGW my friend.

Love, Annamill


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 03:58 PM

Rough way to build a CD collection though.

Poor Barry. His head will be so song-stuffed when he gets out he won't be able to keep the songs separate in his head. We'll need decoders just to listen to him.

Barry, are you singing along with all these? Don't let them give you a karaoke transplant. Liver, or nothing!

~S~


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: Uncle Jaque
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 12:44 AM

This noticed in Maine Sunday Telegram yesterday (March 18) Pg. 9-B; don't know if or how it effects Barry's situation, but passing it along for what it's worth: (AP) Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Ctr. in Boston suspended it's liver transplant program Friday after they lost a patient, and the Dept. of Public Health "had concerns about the mortality rate associated with the program" (R. PAWELEC, MA DPH).

"Other programs like .. the Lahey Clinic of NE Medical Ctr. have survival rates of more than 90%" and will remain operational, according to the Boston Herald.

Apparantly BIDMC has had some problems previously when a bunch of Dr.s bailed out to the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, and are currently undergoing an "independant review" in hopes of sorting things out.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 01:49 PM

Barry, I'm thinking about you and praying often.

A friend of ours had a liver transplant 5 years ago. His wife says he must have received a woman's liver because he's a lot nicer now! If I weren't using mine just now, you could have it!

Seriously, I'm very passionate about organ donation. I've signed my driver's license, have a "donor dot" on the front of it, and have informed all my family members of my wishes. I wish more people were aware of the need for donors. Here in Kentucky the circuit clerks in each county work to publicize the fact that people can sign their driver's licenses to indicate their intent for organ donation in the event of sudden death. It kinda forces one to make a decision.

Good luck,
Mary


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: SINSULL
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 02:46 PM

Barry,
Waiting is the thing I do least well. I keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: lamarca
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 05:36 PM

Wow - go away for a few weeks and all hell breaks loose! Barry, I'm appalled that you're in such offal shape. Oh, well, liver and learn...I could go on in this ridiculous hepatic vein, but mostly want you to know I'm thinking and praying for you...


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: Joy Bennett
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 11:57 PM

Hi Barry --- we're all thinking of you here in NYC -- if you didn't already have the Johnson Girls' CD, we'd send you one!!!

we're all praying for you and hope to see you at Mystic.

lots of love


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: Jeri
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 08:39 AM

Barry (watch out - cynical mode) - I saw motorcyclists buzzing around yesterday without helmets. Bodes well for future organ availability.

Still thinking of you a lot here, reading your threads, and looking forward to seeing you hale and hearty.

Barry and buds at the FSGW 2000 Getaway.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: SINSULL
Date: 22 Mar 01 - 08:42 AM

Just read your post on the Shanty Sing thread. Glad to see you are still full of piss and vinegar and planning to join the crew (such as it may be).


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: GUEST,Dan Milner from Roscommon County Library, Ir
Date: 22 Mar 01 - 12:32 PM

Hi Barry!

Cool and wet here in Ireland. Everyone tired of hearing about Hoof & Mouth but apprehensive at the same time. It appears they may have it contained in Northern Ireland. The 'hoof' thing has made the rural gigs quiet but... had a magical night in Dublin at a singing club with 100 patrons... and again in Cork City. We are with the South Roscommon Singers tonight and I hope to see Martin Ryan again. Martin came to our Dublin gig. Bonnie arrives tomorrow for a flying visit.

After 7 straight nights afterhours in pubs singing away, I feel almost like joining you in the hospital. Back on March 28th. I'll check in on you then.

All the best, dear friend, Dan


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: Ferrara
Date: 22 Mar 01 - 04:06 PM

Oh, Jeri, thanks for the link to the photo.

Y'all talk to your friends, now, about organ donation! -- I think there are about enough usable organs every year, to save everyone on the list -- if every one was a donor.

Barry, we'll have a celebration party for you at the Getaway! ... Have to be something really special .... Maybe dunking you in the pool? No? A little too cold in late October? Well, I'm sure we can think of something. Oh, of course. The pond would be better, wouldn't it? There's no fishing in the pool....just ask Liam's brother....

Anyway it will be wonderful when you're out amongst us again.

Love, Rita Ferrara


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: Bert
Date: 22 Mar 01 - 04:14 PM

Hi Barry me ol' matey! I sung a couple of sea shanties for you on Mudcat Radio. Now you get well soon and get your butt down here and show us how it should be done.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: SINSULL
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 09:16 AM

BERTMELUV,
I had visions of you barefoot, concertina in hand, and a "devil-may-care" scarf tied 'round your flowing locks...CHILLS I tell ya. Now when are you going to sing us some naughty music hall songs?

Barry - your name is on a yellow Post-It note on my desk. I think of you at least a hundred times a day. Hang in there, Love.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 10:13 AM

Good morning, Barry...a few of us have posted to this thread hoping to bring a smile and maybe even a good belly laugh.

I think of you all through the day and continue to give thanks for your complete recovery.

kat


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: Tinker
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 01:05 PM

UGH !!! Found the perfect card, took the envelope up to the compeuter to address it and someone yelled MOM!! I know it's amonst these hundred odd papers somewhere...

Keep the spirits high. You were clearly in my mind last weekend as I wanted a bunch of mainline Episcopals to "throw back your head and SING!!"

Blessings

Tinker


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 04:48 PM

I just returned to civilization and what do I see? An outpouring of love for our own Barry. I'm sending you some healing energy. No, you dont have to believe in it...it works anyway! luvya man!


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: Joy Bennett
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 07:20 PM

great to speak with you this morning! Wish I could get there in person. We're all pulling for you here in New York and keep you close in our thoughts.

fair winds and calm seas

Joy


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: Big Mick
Date: 24 Mar 01 - 10:21 AM

I spoke with Barry last night and he sounded better than the first time I spoke with him. He remains upbeat and optimistic. He told me to thank everyone for the good thoughts and prayers. Our guy is doing fine. Please keep the cards, prayers, thoughts and emails coming. He really does appreciate them.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: GUEST,Bedridden Barry on Sis's laptop
Date: 24 Mar 01 - 06:08 PM

Hi all, Kat were in the world did you ever come up with that Farmington article. Our John Nolan ran/organize single handedly these yearly event with other features like best dog & master look alike contests & cat gymkarter (as in martial arts) the Scottish hay toss, the long John peg leg race, the hospital bed race & more outer world events for the day & then report on them in the local newspaper that he wrote for at that time. The weirdest Home Day event in New England for sure.

Kat thanks for trying to put yourself in the shoes of me & my family but there are no negatives here. I was born with a horses's ass & a mule's hide (& those are not my parents) & don't really see much as not positive, it's really a neurological disorder, my wife calls it being pathalogicaly affirmative, I sometimes think of it as being selectively unaware. Anyway let the thread go where it may I'm just tickled & greatful that there's such an out pouring of well wishing, support & all the forward looking to better times.

As Mick had mentioned my spirits are in tune & I'm still in a holding patten waiting for a liver. I got bumped back a couple spots to make way for a couple kids that are much worst off than me but once they'er all set I'll regain my top dog status.

I just last night received a new CD from Deb Cowan, I haven't seen her around these parts much lately but I gotta say after just hearing the first cut, "Edward Boyle" (trad.) that YOU GO GIRL, WOW. Justine was there with me & we were both bowed over along with the nurse taking my blood. Thanks from both of us, Deb. The chances of catching you & everyone else & performing at NEFFA seem to be getting slimmer & slimmer, still I'm holding out with hopes of seeing a bunch of you there. I've gotta sign off & give back the laptop. Thanks all, LOL Barry


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: DebC
Date: 24 Mar 01 - 06:50 PM

Awwwww, Barry. Thanks. You get better, now ya hear?

I'll try and come see you this week, my friend.

Cheers, Deb Cowan


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Mar 01 - 07:00 PM

Thanks, Barry. Glad to hear about that tough hide of yours. I wondered if you'd seen that article in a while. Just did a search on your name in google and joila! It sounds like a load of fun!

You sound great and in such a good frame of mind. That is more than half the battle, so keep it up, ya hear?! All those year I lived in Mystic and never went to hear any of you guys, 'cause that's just not where I was at! Sheesh! My son-in-law now works across the street from there. If you get there this summer and I get to go visit by grandsons, you can bet I am coming over!

Now I wonder if you were part of a small group from the Seaport who sang at an informal neighbourhood shindig I went to once...we were trying to save bluebird habitat from developers. Some posh neighbour up on the hill had us all over for a meeting, drnks, etc. and all of a sudden these shanty/chanty men were singing their hearts out. It was great!

It's still very Boston-weatherish here, today. The mountain has disappeared behind freezing rain clouds and it is bone-chilling cold.

Take care and thanks, again,

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: John Nolan
Date: 24 Mar 01 - 09:23 PM

Kat: In the small world of the Internet, you stumbled upon my Farmington Corner collection, which is a work-in-progress. www.stephaniepiro.com/fc058.htm is about Barry winning the Long John Silver Agon - I don't think he ever saw the article. Anyway, I have just added a photograph from the event to the page, if you want to see what he looked like, dressed as a pirate, 15 years ago. In addition, FC042, which can be reached with a couple of clicks from your link to FC058, describes what Bary had to endure the day he took me to my first American folk event in 1983. I don't think he has ever read this one either. P.S. All the best, Barry. Thinking of you daily.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: Bert
Date: 24 Mar 01 - 11:21 PM

Yeah Barry we know you've got a tough hide. The fact that it's all yellow at the moment is neither here nor there;-)


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Mar 01 - 11:28 PM

John Nolan, thanks for the info! Great picture!! I had not idea that was your doing!


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: Lucius
Date: 25 Mar 01 - 09:18 PM

Keep on the sunny side Barry. I've been out of the loop, but I'm glad to hear that you are first on the list. My thoughts are with you.

Lucius


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Mar 01 - 08:59 PM

Wonderful stuff, John. Thank you. Still thinking of you, Barry.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: Naemanson
Date: 26 Mar 01 - 09:55 PM

Barry, I hate to introduce a dark cloud into this thread but I just talked to Meg and she hasn't seen your volunteer form yet for Mystic. Hey, man, ya gotta get that form to her.

I told her where you are and how to find this thread. The people at Mystic had heard you had trouble but didn't know what was going on. I told them and reassured them and made sure she understood you wanted to be there.

They are cutting back on volunteer help from 40 people to 25. This means longer hours and fewer of the familiar faces. I'd hate to be the one decding who cannot make it to the fesitval. Oh, and your ususal job is gone. She says they aren't selling the programs this year, they are giving them away.

I'll repeat this message in the other Barry Thread.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: GUEST,Bedridden Barry on Sis's laptop
Date: 27 Mar 01 - 04:05 PM

Hi Naemanson, it may have just snowed here last night but there ain't dark cloud in the sky. There was no way in hell that I could've volunteered myself in a physical way this year as I had in the past but I sure they all know that they're always welcome to my voice. Meg called the house the other day & Justine filled her in on my condition & it must've gotten around cause I last night received a very long & nice letter from Julie Moulton who was always kind enough to put up with lously jokes while on her clock. I will be there this year just not as a volunteer, for years I've always concidered Mystic as my vacation time that, this year that's changing, after this ordeal the whole family wants to go on a vacation so Mystic will just be my piece of cake (unless the kids want to come too).

Hi Chanteyranger, part of the above mentioned vacation will be us visiting my wife's 2 sisters in SanFrancisco but I like to arrange it around the week of your shanty sings & any other music haappenings. We'll probably be headed your way the week following Mystic & spend a week in SanFrancisco & a week in the Hawaiian Islands but those 2 weeks can be taken either way depending on music. I'd also be looking to hook up with RiGGy, it's been way to many years since we've sung together. I'd also want to meet up again with Richard & the Swan I've met & the one I haven't along with yourself & Joe Offer & the many other catter's that I haven't met out from around your way. Anyway let me get better first.

Also in the works after I'm out've here (with all this I'd better get better) "Finn & Haddie" were planning to go into the studio & record a CD but I just spoke with some of the people from the New England chapter of the American Liver Foundation & we may end up recording live using the proceeds from the concert to benifit the Foundation, we'll see?

Wow John, it's been nearly 20 yrs, with all our folk bickering it's a wonder we haven't both been shot by now. Anyway as you can see it's always a silk purse from the cow's ear.
Again thank you all for your support & cards & posts you can't imagine how much this helps me to keep a light in my eyes & a smile on my face. And Sinsull thanks ever so much for the "Salt Water Ballads" by Mansefield

"I must down to the seas again to the vagrant gypsy life
To the gull's way & the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow rover
And a quiet sleep & a sweet dream when the long trick's over"


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: MartinRyan
Date: 27 Mar 01 - 04:39 PM

If the liver realises the amount of energy that will be coursing through and around it - it'll turn down the gig! Good luck, Barry.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 28 Mar 01 - 10:07 AM

Refresh...

Barry, I wonder if you know the tune to my version of Sea Fever. I've bugged everybody around here (Sandy even sang one version to me over the phone)...oh well, we're still thinking about you often. Hang in there.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 28 Mar 01 - 10:40 AM

Hi Barry!

Just back from the trip. I have a number of things to do today so I'll try to give you a ring tonight.

All the best,
(Bonnie) & Dan


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn - TWO
From: SINSULL
Date: 28 Mar 01 - 11:10 AM

FYI and refresh
(POP-ee-kock) (n.) Nonsense; rubbish; senseless chatter

Prudes may think they're keeping their language clean by using "poppycock" instead of stronger terms, but they're in for a surprise.

"Poppycock" comes from Dutch "pappekak," which literally means "soft feces." The "pappe-" in Dutch "pappekak" supposedly goes back to a Latin baby-talk word for "soft food," while the "-kak" derives from Latin "cacare," meaning "to defecate"--and yes, it's a linguistic relative of English "caca." The first recorded use of "poppycock" was in 1865 when a writer noted:

In shory, it is a gentrified version of "Oh Shit!"
Glad you enjoying the book, Barry. I have my copy out as well and think of you when I read it. Be well.
Mary


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