Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now (Apr 2001)

DigiTrad:
IDA LEWIS
UNION WORKER, UNION BOSS
YOU WOULDN'T KNOW IT TO LOOK AT ME


Related threads:
Lyr Req: Barry Finn-- Do you like fresh fish? (5)
Lyr Add: Guantanamo Bay (Barry Finn) (21)
Obit: Barry Finn (16 Oct 2009) (285)
Barry Finn's ADD song (28)
A Shanty for Barry Finn (129)
A Press Room story (8)
Barry Finn's Birthday - 5th Feb. (26)
FATHOM THIS (the fine Barry Finn CD) (89)
Request for Barry Finn stories (7)
Lyr Add: Press Rooms Extra Voice (song for Barry) (19)
Barry Finn just found himself on U-Tube (45)
If you have Field Recordings of Barry... (12)
Ken Schatz & Barry Finn to tour UK July/Aug 2009 (114)
Happy Birthday Barry Finn !!! And Bassic (29)
Barry Finn off line fr awhile (27)
BS: Barry Finn ageing ? (Feb 2007) (35)
Barry Finn/Charley Noble - NYC 4/22 (36)
Happy Birthday to me (Barry Finn)(Feb 2006) (56)
Barry Finn - home from the hospital (Aug 2005) (46)
Barry Finn in hospital (July-Aug 2005) (232) (closed)
Barry Finn in California (Nov 2001) (33)
Barry Finn - Four: Post Op (April 2001) (94)
Barry Finn - THREE (April 2001) (96)
Barry Finn - TWO (March 2001) (108)
Barry Finn - MORE (March 2001) (27)
Barry Finn: Organ Transplant, March, 2001 (102)
YO! Barry Finn (2)
Thank you to BARRY FINN from Zorro.. (1)


Joy Bennett 23 Apr 01 - 08:28 AM
wysiwyg 23 Apr 01 - 11:00 AM
Naemanson 23 Apr 01 - 11:09 AM
Joy Bennett 23 Apr 01 - 12:08 PM
catspaw49 23 Apr 01 - 12:26 PM
Ferrara 23 Apr 01 - 02:33 PM
kendall 23 Apr 01 - 02:54 PM
GUEST,SingsIrish Songs 23 Apr 01 - 09:14 PM
Joy Bennett 24 Apr 01 - 08:26 AM
SINSULL 24 Apr 01 - 08:54 AM
CamiSu 24 Apr 01 - 10:38 AM
Joy Bennett 25 Apr 01 - 08:15 AM
katlaughing 25 Apr 01 - 09:48 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 25 Apr 01 - 10:52 AM
GUEST,Barry Finn 25 Apr 01 - 11:00 AM
KathWestra 25 Apr 01 - 11:09 AM
catspaw49 25 Apr 01 - 11:14 AM
wysiwyg 25 Apr 01 - 12:18 PM
Bill D 25 Apr 01 - 12:48 PM
Bert 25 Apr 01 - 01:14 PM
Joy Bennett 25 Apr 01 - 01:48 PM
Joy Bennett 25 Apr 01 - 02:04 PM
Naemanson 25 Apr 01 - 02:05 PM
Jeri 25 Apr 01 - 06:04 PM
Mark Cohen 25 Apr 01 - 06:11 PM
GUEST,Judy Predmore 25 Apr 01 - 08:01 PM
Nancy King 25 Apr 01 - 08:36 PM
Ferrara 25 Apr 01 - 10:54 PM
Jacob B 26 Apr 01 - 06:44 PM
GUEST,riGGy 27 Apr 01 - 03:28 PM
Chanteyranger 28 Apr 01 - 02:47 AM
Barry Finn 30 Apr 01 - 02:38 PM
Liam's Brother 30 Apr 01 - 04:34 PM
radriano 01 May 01 - 11:23 AM
Art Thieme 01 May 01 - 12:06 PM
Peg 01 May 01 - 07:44 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:









Subject: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: Joy Bennett
Date: 23 Apr 01 - 08:28 AM

Thought I'd start a new thread. The previous one is Click here

hope I got the blue clicky thing right


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: wysiwyg
Date: 23 Apr 01 - 11:00 AM

Works fine, Joy; good idea.

~S~


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: Naemanson
Date: 23 Apr 01 - 11:09 AM

Isn't the shanty "Home, Boys, Home"?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: Joy Bennett
Date: 23 Apr 01 - 12:08 PM

Hi all -- three of the Johnson Girls (Alison, Maggie and me) took a few hours off Sunday to go visit Barry -- He sounded and looked great! We met Justine, and did some music in his room. Barry even sang three songs (his first since the hospital ordeal began.) It was great seeing him -- we brought the card that Judy Predmore had going around and also a NEFFA T-shirt. He gets released today -- and he really is chomping at the bit to get home. Justine says he's not supposed to be around crowds for about three months. I know if he had his way though - he would have been at NEFFA yesterday (probably why they waited till today to let him out!!!!)

We missed seeing all the cards that covered his walls in his room (already carefully removed and packed away for his trip home) -- the cards, posts to mudcat and the incredible support of family and friends (both old and new) are what kept his spirits up as he waited, and waited for a liver.

It was great to see him and really see how well he is doing! And I wanted to share that with all of you who could not be there in person. I tried to remember everyone's names that asked me to say "hi", but in the end I probably forgot one or two and did a blanket "EVERYONE from NEFFA sends their love." (and that's a LOT of love.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Apr 01 - 12:26 PM

Well Joy, that was written about as well as could be and did give me the feeling of being there. Thanks so much and to Barry..........

You do as you're told......Justine wins any argument......and you'll be back amongst them a lot sooner. Til then, well.....we're here, for what its worth.

Spaw


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: Ferrara
Date: 23 Apr 01 - 02:33 PM

Oh, Joy, this is wonderful, wonderful, WONDERFUL news. Thank you for letting us know.

Barry, congratulations.

I talked to Barry on Saturday, and he said that both kids have a break from school this week so he'll get to spend some time with them. So it's really perfect timing and I know it's going to be a pretty special week.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: kendall
Date: 23 Apr 01 - 02:54 PM

Great news man. Just great.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: GUEST,SingsIrish Songs
Date: 23 Apr 01 - 09:14 PM

(using a temporary internet setup...)

Been checking these related threads when able through the entire wait/process. My prayers have been with you Barry and for whatever person was to eventually be the donor and the familes involved. I am very happy for you--to have been so fortunate to receive such a beautiful gift.

Enjoy being at home again! Here's to a speedy and complete recovery!

Mary


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: Joy Bennett
Date: 24 Apr 01 - 08:26 AM

thanks Spaw -- and ditto about keeping with the program Barry --

hope your first night home was wonderful-- nice to have some peace and quiet? (I know how UN-quiet hospitals can be.)

LOL

joy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Apr 01 - 08:54 AM

Must have been wonderful to sleep in your own bed with familiar sounds and your family around. Welcome back Barry.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: CamiSu
Date: 24 Apr 01 - 10:38 AM

Welcome home Barry


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: Joy Bennett
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 08:15 AM

refresh


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: katlaughing
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 09:48 AM

Wow! I was hoping there'd be a thread like this when I got back from Colorado! Wonderful news,Barry. Are you breaking all their records for recovery, etc.?**BG** Thanks, Joy, for letting us know and for the wonderful portrayal of your visit.

TAKE IT EASY MAN!!**BG**

kat


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 10:52 AM

Barry!! You're home!!! Wonderful, man! Now, take it easy, rest up, enjoy your lovely family, and get that voice going!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: GUEST,Barry Finn
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 11:00 AM

Hi, I'm sorry I didn't get the chance to post yesterday, it being my first full day home, it was quite full & taxing. The first night home was the first night I slept the whole night, wow. 3/5 of the of the Johnson Girls (Joy, Aly & Maggie) sent me off in great singing style when they took a break from NEFFA to see me, Thanks Buds. Knock on wood, everything still seems to be right on with my recovery, though I still worry a bit. I'll make the Getaway for sure but I don't know about Mystic, depends on what the doctors say & how the kids feel about it, but it seems aside from the usuall great aray of fun folks there'll be an unsually large mudcat attendence this year that I'd hate to miss. I should be able to drive by then, I've been told to stay off the road for at least 4 weeks & I don't know if that to keep the public safe from me or me from the public or most likely to keep me safe from myself. Again, I can't thank you all enough for your show of support, no matter how small, it made quite a big difference to me. It's great to be back home with my wife & kids & it's vacation week so they get me all day long. They use to call me banana man before I went in because of the color of my skin now they get a kick out of just calling me the man from Scar Track & tell me how bad of a parent I am for being ill so long, good thing the apple doesn't fall far from the tree otherwise I'd begin to think these kids weren't my own. I think I may have lost my cookie after all this to. Hugs & kisses to you all, thanks, Barry at Home


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: KathWestra
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 11:09 AM

Barry -- Welcome Home!!!!!!! Take extra special care of your wonderful self, do what the docs tell you, and look forward to a Big Reunion at the Getaway in October. Wonderful news that you're home. If you were beyond worry, I'd wonder if you were real! All of this has been -- and will continue to be -- a very big deal, not just another day at the office. By the way, tell the kids that "Scar Track" is great, although I still love the suggestion of "Hepcat." Kathy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 11:14 AM

Even better....from the man hisself! I like Hepcat too, but Scar Track........Hmmm, has potential.

glad to hear you sounding so good and saying the right things. Take good care of yourself and be thankful always for that fine family.

Best As Always,

Spaw


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: wysiwyg
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 12:18 PM

Barry,

I imagine you can get a cookie transplant more easily than resetting a liver.

It's just great to hear from you. I'll picture you catching up on snuggle time.

Don't worry when you get irritable. It's just the energy returning and the mind's way of protesting the illness it has passed through. Use that energy, when it comes, to insist on what you need for the next phase of recovery, no matter how wacky or bothersome or silly it seems at the time.

Don't forget to learn that lap harp now. Let each note speak healing to your innards and your soul.

~Susan


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: Bill D
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 12:48 PM

*big, happy smile*


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: Bert
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 01:14 PM

"cookie transplant" Dammit 'I' was going to say that.

Glad to hear that you are home. Take it easy.

Bert.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: Joy Bennett
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 01:48 PM

great news Barry!! Glad you're home at last -- it was great seeing you last Sunday and hearing you sing touched me greatly! Justine is terrific! (hey, she HAS to be!) Wish I could make it to the getaway, but it's also the NY Pinewoods' fall weekend - bad timing!

Well -- feel better - one day at a time -- get plenty of rest and lots of love from your family. I'm sure they are rejoicing at your amazing recovery -- I know we all are.

take good care --

Joy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: Joy Bennett
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 02:04 PM

and by the way, liver transplants are hot topics right now -- especially partial transplants. Port Charles (yes, a daily soap opera on Fox) has a story line where someone is awaiting a liver transplant and another person (living) is a "perfect" match. This is one complicated story as the match is doctor recovering from drug dependency and is of course afraid of becoming dependent once again in the course of donating a portion of her liver. But the story really talks about the process of a partial transplant.

joy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: Naemanson
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 02:05 PM

Oh Man! It's great to know you are home. Congrtulations! Good news is wonderful stuff.

Looking forward to seeing and hearing you again. Maybe at the Press Room some day.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: Jeri
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 06:04 PM

Barry - great to hear you're home! (And that you got a good night's sleep. Hospitals aren't much good for that.) I'm surprised they didn't force you to stay longer, what with all the singing.

Now, when Justine tells you you're cranky and need a little nap, do what she says!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 06:11 PM

Aloha a nui loa, Barry, think lots of healthy thoughts and keep singing. Hope to see you sometime soon.

Mark


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: GUEST,Judy Predmore
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 08:01 PM

Barry, I'm glad you're home & relaxing with your family. I'm sure as soon as you get your energy back, you'll be itching to get to a musical gathering ASAP, & everyone will want to see you. I know it's nearly impossible to suppress you, even with all the immune suppressent medications... But it's even harder for a festival crowd to suppress all their germs & viruses... So if you continue to recover like Superman, it will be wonderful if you can make it to Mystic &/or Old Songs. But if you recover more like a mere mortal, you may want to think about all the other festivals you can go to, while waiting for next year's Mystic... We're all in a hurry to see & hear you again, but we want you around for the long term, so if that means waiting until you can safely handle a crowd of germs, then so be it... Heaven knows what kind of ornery germs are common to the species "mudcat".

July 7th, the New Bedford Summerfest, has people like Lou Killen, The Patons, Roberts & Barrand, Ray Fisher, some blues, & a decent selection of contemporary acts.

July 25th, Roisin White from Ireland will be at Paddy Burke's. (Niamh Parsons is only tentatively booked in June, I haven't been able to confirm it...)

The Portsmouth Sea Music Festival is in late September. Then of course there's the DC Getaway. And one weekend after that is NOMAD, which is having more & more sea music each year: The N.Y. Packet & friends barely fit on the stage. A fair number of "Mystics" show up...

And of course, if you post on the mudcat where you're going to be when you first start getting out & about, you can be sure there will be a good number of mudcatters making a point to be there. And maybe a mudcat with a nice big house, will return your hospitality, & host a mudcat gathering not far from you...

So I hope you can make it to this year's Mystic &/or Old Songs, but I'm a worry wort, & just felt the need to remind you that "there are more fish in the sea"...

Take care, Judy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: Nancy King
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 08:36 PM

Barry, fantastic to hear you're doing so well and that your sense of humor is intact! Hope you'll continue to mend at this remarkable rate. But do consider Judy's points above...

How about bringing Justine and the kids to the Getaway -- they'd find a whole lotta friends! Looking forward to seeing you then!

Cheers, Nancy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: Ferrara
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 10:54 PM

YESSSSS!!!!! Barry, Bill told me you had posted here, but I really really felt you were back amongst us when I saw the prison work song you posted on the Woodpecker Song thread.

Very glad you are starting to sleep through the night. That will sure help.

I second the motion about checking whether it might be possible for Justine and the kids to come to the Getaway. You have seen what a free and easy place it is for kids, my own son is 18 now and last year was the first time he EVER missed a Getaway.

Anyway, keep on "getting well soon," it's great!

Rita

ps the CD and the info I promised are ready to mail and I plan to get to the Post Office tomorrow.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: Jacob B
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 06:44 PM

What a relief! Glad to hear that you're home, Barry.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: GUEST,riGGy
Date: 27 Apr 01 - 03:28 PM

Welcome home !!

I never new you were the worryin' kind.... I thought YOU were the one who told me that worrying is interest paid in advance on a problem that may never happen !

Enjoy & relax to the max. riGGy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 28 Apr 01 - 02:47 AM

Great news, Barry! Coming home must be a breath of fresh air. Hospitals are such crummy, dreary places to recover in. Welcome home. Joy, Alison, and Maggie of The Johnson Girls came over and sang to you? Hell, I WANT a new liver, too!!!

-Best,

-chanteyranger


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: Barry Finn
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 02:38 PM

Good day to you all, thanks for all your encourging posts. Recovery have been proceeding better than ever expected & I'm able to make a pest of myself around the house. I guess it's probably high time this thread should fade away from the screen (though it will never fade from my heart). All the well wishing was as fine a show of support as any one person could have dreamed of & it more than helped in my recovery. There's no way to thank so many for so much except maybe to let you all know that your kind gestures are for sure one of the reasons & causes that my body & spirit are as strong & responding as they are & helped lead to the speed in my recovery, even though sometimes I can be an animal, a good bit was due in a large part to all of you. Hi riGGY, can't believe that memory of yours, that was over 20 yrs ago, how nice to be young, I guess I got a bit older, ran into some problems & finally got my loan callled in & had to pay at least some interest after all these years. Hope to see you & everyone else soon. Lots Of Love, Barry


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 04:34 PM

Thank you, Barry. Now, I guess we can all talk about you behind your back.

There's only one thing for you to regret in this difficult ordeal you had... losing that "winter tan."

If you feel well and strong by June 1st, perhaps you'll join me in Portsmouth to welcome Bill Sables & Co. to the USA.

All the best,
Dan


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: radriano
Date: 01 May 01 - 11:23 AM

Glad to hear you're back home, Barry. I wish you a speedy recovery.

Richard


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: Art Thieme
Date: 01 May 01 - 12:06 PM

Barry,

Fisk hit his spectacular home run a long while back so I figured it was about time you broke for home. Congratulations !!!! You and your doctors and the donor have won the game.

Art Thieme


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Barry Finn Five: Home Soon/Home Now
From: Peg
Date: 01 May 01 - 07:44 PM

so glad you are feeling better Barry! I knew you would coem through like gangbusters once you got that liver!

BTW I have a a lovely old Time Life "Cooking of the World" book on New England cookery with your name on it here...great photos! If you give me your address I can mail it on over to you.

Judy: wish I could host that gathering! I had hoped to do so at some point, but I can't imagine I will move into a bigger place than the one I am leaving....


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 14 December 3:54 AM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.