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Subject: FSGW Getaway 2006
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 21 Aug 06 - 07:46 PM

FSGW Getaway
2006 Getaway

Friday to Monday, November 3 to 6, 2006
West River Conference Center (West River, MD)


Get away from it all, at the height of the autumn color season, and make music together with your neighbors and musicians from all over the world. (People last year came from as far away as Guam, Alaska, Iceland, England, and Israel.) Our new location at West River Conference Center (West River, MD) has heated facilities and flat terrain, and is on the shores of an inlet of the Chesapeake Bay. West River is a lovely spot with lots of inviting places to jam or sing, from first light to the wee hours.

To register, download and fill out the registration form. You'll need to mail it to our registrar, Dean Clamons (P.O. Box 217, Clifton, VA 22024-0217), along with payment. If you need a scholarship or price break, contact Charlie Baum, head of the Scholarship Committee. If you need to pay in foreign currency, contact Dick Greenhaus at Camsco to make arrangements.

For 2006, the dates are Friday afternoon, November 3rd, through Monday morning breakfast, November 6th.

Getaway?

For over 40 years FSGW has held its fall Getaway weekend so that members and friends can share music, stories, crafts and dance in a relaxed camp setting.

The Getaway is:
  • A chance to interact with the FSGW community and meet talented music lovers from our local area and from as far away as Great Britain, Alaska, and Israel.
  • Music-making under the trees, on the lawn, by the shore;
  • Group singing and jamming at its best;
  • A rich program of workshops with opportunities for learning, jamming, singing, crafts, and storytelling;
  • Trying a craft--quilting, basket-making, puppets, and mask-making have been highlights of past years;
  • Great food;
  • A terrific weekend for the whole family, with lots of special children's activities;
  • A wonderful chance for parents to introduce their kids to the magic of group singing and dancing--or to discover that magic for the first time themselves.

    Our New Camp--West River

    We've got a new space this year--we've changed to a camp that's heated, flat, closer to town, and more compact. The West River Conference Center (West River, MD) is run by the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church. The West River Center is on the shore of an inlet of the Chesapeake Bay. If the weather is clear, you can watch a sunrise over the water. Because the West River Center didn't have any weekends in October where we could have the entire camp to ourselves, we've moved the weekend this year into the first weekend of November--but remember, we've got a heated facility, so shivering nights (and days) should be a thing of the past!

    Heated Bedrooms--and More!

    There are 50 bedrooms in 6 buildings. All bedrooms feature two bunk beds (two upper and two lower) with mattresses (bring your own pillows, bedding, and towels). All bedrooms feature controllable heat, and all accommodations are near good flush plumbing and hot showers (with separate mens and womens bathrooms in each building).

    We've got five lodges and the "retreat center" building--each lodge contains 8 bedrooms centered around a common lounge, and the retreat center offers 10 bedrooms off of a hall, and a couple of common rooms. All bedrooms contain four beds--two upper bunks and two lower bunks. (There is only one exception--a sextuple with three upper and three lower bunks in the retreat center.) This may provide challenges to our housing arranger, and there are many people who are beyond the age or capabilities of managing their way into and out of an upper bunk, so we're going to ask those who can handle upper bunks to volunteer. We'll even give you a discount. If you cannot handle an upper bunk, or have further special needs, let us know on the registration form. If you wish to bring an RV, you may do so and guarantee your privacy, but there are no hook-ups, and you'll have to pay the same fees as those occupying a room, because that's what the camp charges us.

    More Music Making Spaces

    There are five lodges with common rooms for music making, a retreat center with one room to serve for registration and "the mall" (for crafts and CD sales), and another common room for music making, a "nature center" building suitable for larger gatherings, and the dining hall, with a view of the West River. There's a waterfront (though by November, it will be beyond the season for anything except viewing; families with small children are warned about the potential water hazard). Most of the buildings are wheelchair accessible, although three of the lodges still aren't.

    We will designate one lodge as a quiet house, and keep its lounge quiet of music for people who want to nap at any hour. At least one lodge will be have a music-all-night common room, for people who want to "sleep" with the sound of partying. In addition, the nature center and dining room offer spaces for late-night music.

    Closer to DC

    West River is 45 acres of woodlands, natural wildlife areas and one mile of water front on the West River, an inlet of the Chesapeake Bay. It is just 19 miles south of historic Annapolis and within one hour's drive of Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

    For folks who remember Camp Letts, it's 10 miles from Camp Letts by car (and 5 miles by boat). Folks coming from Virginia and the South get off the Beltway onto Pennsylvania Avenue (MD4) near Camp Springs (Exit 11). Folks from the Northern suburbs of DC go out Route 50 to Annapolis and then South for about 19 miles. From Baltimore and BWI, I-97 leads south to Annapolis, and for folks from Delaware, New Jersey, and points North, you can go south in Delaware and cross the Bay Bridge (US 50) at Annapolis to bypass Baltimore. For detailed directions, click here.

    Fees

    We have rates for one, two, or three nights, and one for day-trippers who don't want to eat. (You MUST register in advance if you wish to dine!)

    Getaway fees depend on whether you're an FSGW member or not, and whether you're an adult or a child. See the registration form for the fee that applies to you. Fees are determined by our actual costs to run this event--food, camp rental, etc. We try to keep them as low as possible, but the event needs to cover its costs--and the rates of the new camp will actually allow us to reduce fees a bit from last year, especially for children.

    If you want to join the FSGW to take advantage of member rates, just download the membership form
    (see http://ceimd.com/php/public.php?Org=fsgw&ProgramID=1&NoTitle=1&NoCats=1)
    and fill it out and send it in along with your Getaway registration and enough payment to cover everything.

    The weekend starts Friday evening with a potluck dinner. If you register for two nights, your registration fee covers three meals and a midnight snack both days on Saturday and Sunday. Three-night registration gives you an additional night's lodging and breakfast on Monday morning. One-night registration gives you all meals and snacks on either Saturday or Sunday and, if you wish, a bed on either adjacent night.

    Thanks to the Linda Lieberman/David Olive Memorial Fund, scholarship help is available for those who need it. If you need full assistance, or a break on the price, contact Charlie Baum via e-mail or private message before you send in the registration. Contributions to replenish the fund are always welcomed and are tax-deductible! We hold a silent auction at the Getaway to help replenish the fund--you may wish to donate items to auction off to help others who can't afford the whole cost of the weekend.

    A Couple of Policies

    There is no smoking allowed in any of the camp buildings.
    The camp is run by the Methodist Church, and we are asked not to bring any alcohol.

    You can see more about the new location at its website.

    Volunteer Help

    We'll need volunteers to help set up on Friday, to welcome and register guests, to clean up after our Friday night potluck dinner, and to help make sure everything is in order when we check out.

    In advance, we can also use help with programming. If you're interested in leading a workshop, suggesting a workshop, or organizing and scheduling events suggested by others, contact Carly Gewirz at 703-631-9655 or e-mail the Getaway Committee.

    For more information please contact the 2006 Getaway Event coordinator Charles Baum, 706 Bonifant St., Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301-587-2286) or e-mail the Getaway Committee.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: SINSULL
    Date: 21 Aug 06 - 08:12 PM

    WHEEEEEE!
    Last year, some of us put together a Friday night birthday/anniversary/newlywed celebration with cakes and "prizes". Anyone interested in helping put it together this year?


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Barry Finn
    Date: 21 Aug 06 - 08:31 PM

    This sounds like heaven Charlie, I've only been closer a couple times. "(and 5 miles by boat)" can you actually get there by boat from the sea? I might just have to steal my little brother's power crusier to save on the gas costs. This sounds like a great set up & I'm happy to say that I'll be in great shape to go, thank you. As always use me if you can & as you wish, though that's not the grandest offer you can have what I've got. OK, stop it, enough now & quite making fun me.
    See you all there.

    Ohhh, I'm so happy to see this posted.
    LOL to you & the rest of the committee.
    Barry


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Barry Finn
    Date: 21 Aug 06 - 08:33 PM

    Beware of SINSULL baring,,,,,eh, gifts
    Barry


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Charley Noble
    Date: 21 Aug 06 - 08:38 PM

    I probably have to give this one a pass as I'll be involved working on some close legislative campaigns and November 7th is Election Day. Rats! Last year was so much fun.

    I expect a detailed report.

    Charley Noble


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: ranger1
    Date: 21 Aug 06 - 08:43 PM

    Ooh, goody! Saving my pennies now! SINS, I can help with the Friday night bash, especially if I can ride down with you.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Dan Schatz
    Date: 21 Aug 06 - 08:46 PM

    We'll be there. Ah, I can feel the warmth of those heaters already....

    Dan Schatz


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Janie
    Date: 21 Aug 06 - 09:01 PM

    Want Tinker, Sinsull, Jacqui and I should do the auction again this year?

    (I suppose I should ask them before I volunteer them, but--what the hey, eh?)

    Janie


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Leadfingers
    Date: 21 Aug 06 - 09:11 PM

    Sadly the Finances are NOT what they were last year - Despite the excellence of the weekend I really do NOT think I can swing it this year ! DAMMIT !!


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: wysiwyg
    Date: 21 Aug 06 - 09:31 PM

    Travel stoppages here again this year before or after G'way are OK. We're in extreme north central PA where routes 6 & 15 cross between Corning NY and Williamsport PA.

    ~S~


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Jeri
    Date: 21 Aug 06 - 09:58 PM

    I wish the virtual tour on the camp website worked. (Yes, my javascript is enabled.)


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Maryrrf
    Date: 21 Aug 06 - 10:28 PM

    Aww Terry you can swing it. The exchange rate's in your favor! It will be a big disappointment if you can't come!


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: SINSULL
    Date: 21 Aug 06 - 10:52 PM

    Baring my gifts? I think not! Surely you mean "bearing". And don't call me Shirley.

    I think yes, Tami. I am still working out transportation there and back for multitudes.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Bill D
    Date: 21 Aug 06 - 11:34 PM

    yep, Barry...you could get there from the ocean, if you can navigate the twists & turns of the Upper Chesapeake....boats are tied up all over the area.
    I screen-copied some pics of the area and posted them on to my site.

    Take a look (big file..600,000 bytes)

    The camp is right in the middle, above "Georges Lane" (F-11 on your browser may give you a full screen view)

    Here is a closer shot

    Closer yet The buildings are near the water, the cabins are in the trees at left. The L-shaped building is the main meeting area, with the dining hall to its left.

    Here is the link to the area for those who can use the map 'live' (This is that DaylightMap site...Google Maps can probably get you the same basic view)


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Bill D
    Date: 21 Aug 06 - 11:39 PM

    Oh, Jeri...it is Java, not javascript, but my browser(s) don't get it either...it says "applet not found"


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Charlie Baum
    Date: 22 Aug 06 - 01:31 AM

    One CAN arrive by boat at West River. I think the last time that happened at a Getaway may have been when Gordon Bok navigated his boat to Camp Letts (so I;m told). If anyone is serious about this, I can check with the camp about anchorages.

    --Charlie Baum


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: MMario
    Date: 22 Aug 06 - 08:50 AM

    ahhhhhh.......


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Midchuck
    Date: 22 Aug 06 - 08:56 AM

    I have been bugged for several years that the Getaway is just far enough away that it's not feasible for us to go during the school year. This year, it doesn't much matter, since:

    A) It conflicts with NOMAD, where we have a couple of sets, and

    B) Although I'm perfectly capable of enjoying myself without drinking, I'm an adult, and have been for quite a while, and I get grumpy when someone else presumes to tell me whether I can drink or not, and he/she isn't my doctor. I ain't no Methodist. I don't even know what method they're talking about.

    Peter


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: John MacKenzie
    Date: 22 Aug 06 - 09:03 AM

    Do you think my 19' boat will make it?
    I shall be there again this year god willing [and Al Qaeda], won't be climbing into none of them top bunks though, no matter who's in it.
    I still fancy hiring an RV for the weekend, but it's so expensive.
    Giok


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: MMario
    Date: 22 Aug 06 - 09:06 AM

    Any idea on the sturdiness of those top bunks? While I have no problem with top bunks - they usually have a problem with me - or at least my bulk.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: artbrooks
    Date: 22 Aug 06 - 09:45 AM

    As I read it, we get $40 off (for the two of us) if we belong to FSGW...which costs $43 for a family membership. We don't mind supporting the organization, although it is unlikely that we'll get to many events (since we are in New Mexico). Can we enclose the membership with the registration or do they have to go to two different places?


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: DeanC
    Date: 22 Aug 06 - 10:32 AM

    You can send the membership form and fee along with your registration to me (Dean Clamons). I'll take care of getting everything to the right place.

    Dean


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: MMario
    Date: 22 Aug 06 - 10:49 AM

    Thanks Dean, for the information.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Charlie Baum
    Date: 22 Aug 06 - 11:12 AM

    Thanks Dean.

    If anyone wants to print out a membership form to include with your Getaway registration, go to
    http://ceimd.com/php/public.php?Org=fsgw&ProgramID=1&NoTitle=1&NoCats=1
    and print away.

    --Charlie


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Bill D
    Date: 22 Aug 06 - 11:19 AM

    (just for historical accuracy, Dave Laning sailed to the Getaway at Camp Letts once or twice....of course, he lived just down the bay aways)

    (MidChuck...I know what you mean, but of the 40 years of the Getaway, only the previous 5 were at a camp that officially allowed alcohol)...we have always just coped as best we could..)


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Charlie Baum
    Date: 22 Aug 06 - 11:23 AM

    MMario (and others who worry about bulk)-

    The bunks seemed very sturdy when we took a tour last year. If you can clamber up the ladders (built in at the ends of most of the bunks), it should hold you.

    --Charlie Baum


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 22 Aug 06 - 12:52 PM

    Also, Joel Greer and Annie Storr and their young kids arrived once at Camp Letts by sailboat. I remember well, because they took Darriel and me out for a sail. Somewhere I still have some photos....

    Other great fringe benefits at Camp Letts were canoeing (we once had a kayaking workshop if I remember correctly, taught by Carter Hearn and Ursy Potter) and horseback riding.

    Alas, Camp Letts revamped itself into a "conference center" and doubled the rents. Sigh....


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 22 Aug 06 - 12:59 PM

    Janie, Jacqui, Tinker and Sinsull, we would LOVE to have you handle the Silent Auction again this year. You all did a fine job last year and the response was terrific.

    Thank you for offering to help. It's quite a job.

    Rita (and Carly, and Nancy, and Charlie, and all the folks who have handled the Silent Auction job and know how much it involves....)


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Crane Driver
    Date: 22 Aug 06 - 06:22 PM

    Well, we've been and gone and done it - we've booked the flights. So we'll have to go now. Looking forward to seeing you all again.

    Andrew & Carole.

    PS We're hoping to bring some wedding cake over, but it's got brandy in it - will we have to smuggle it into the camp?

    A&C


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: SINSULL
    Date: 22 Aug 06 - 06:29 PM

    I have a lovely wedding gift for you and Carole. heh heh


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Crane Driver
    Date: 22 Aug 06 - 06:42 PM

    Why, thank you Mary

    We look forward to it

    We'll keep looking behind us as well

    Carole still hasn't forgiven you for that leotard

    ;-}


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Bill D
    Date: 22 Aug 06 - 07:01 PM

    no need to smuggle in the cake...I'll meet you in the parking lot and eat it there...*smile* (and can no doubt recruit volunteers to help!)


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: SussexCarole
    Date: 22 Aug 06 - 07:04 PM

    Need to get it through customs first!


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Janie
    Date: 23 Aug 06 - 03:59 PM

    Are the cabin lounges big enough to accomodate a nice sized group of people gathered to sing?

    Janie


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: GUEST,Nancy King at work
    Date: 23 Aug 06 - 04:23 PM

    Yes, Janie, they are. In fact, one or two of them will no doubt be designated venues for workshops. They're not HUGE spaces, but big enough to do the trick. They are furnished with, as I recall, couches and armchairs, but there are folding chairs readily available in each building (or so we were told), and should be just fine.

    The Retreat Center building has, in addition to a large open room (which will serve nicely for registration and silent auction and craft-and-CD sales) and a small kitchen, a large lounge which will be an excellent space for large workshops. All in all, I think it will do very well.

    Just a little over two months to go!

    Nancy


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Catherine Jayne
    Date: 23 Aug 06 - 04:56 PM

    Micca and I will be there again this year! We've had our flights booked since February!!

    Looking forward to seeing you all again

    Love Khatt xxx


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Barry Finn
    Date: 23 Aug 06 - 05:36 PM

    Does the camp reqiure that their own staff be used in the kitchen?

    Barry


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Bill D
    Date: 23 Aug 06 - 06:08 PM

    Yes...at least for now, Barry. It is a rare camp which will trust strangers to rustle around its kitchen. (We managed at old Camp Letts, but they watched us like hawks the first couple years, and then when we had Debbie McClatchy run the food, they eased off a bit after they saw she could do it....this kitchen is a bit tight and they are not likely to let us use it..)


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Bill D
    Date: 23 Aug 06 - 06:14 PM

    (there IS a small 'kitchen' area in the dorm/meeting building that we can do a bit with...kind of like you see in the backs of churches...counters, coffee area, etc....we may use that for Friday night snack and such. This is 1st year here, and we need to study how it can work best)


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: MMario
    Date: 24 Aug 06 - 08:36 AM

    regarding the kitchen staff - if the laws are anything like they are in NYS the camp may not have the OPTION of letting you use the kitchen. I was involved with a summer camp for many years - week long residential camp - and we did out ouwn cooking - but when we had to swap locations we were informed that was ONLY because we had been "grandfathered" in - and in the new location we MUST use the staff provided by the camp - or *THEY* would not be able to get their health permit. (and no, the state wouldn't let us apply for our own permit)


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Janie
    Date: 25 Aug 06 - 12:48 AM

    refresh


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Fortunato
    Date: 25 Aug 06 - 02:29 PM

    I'm thinking of having the annual Thursday, pre-getaway sing around at my house again this year.

    Anyone interested?

    cheers chance


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: beardedbruce
    Date: 25 Aug 06 - 02:47 PM

    Count me in- even if I have to work during the Getaway! ( Launch 19 Sept, minimum 30 days LEO checkout. But Australia NEEDS 24 more TV channels...)

    What does it look like for bringing instruments for those from overseas? Do we ( locals ) need to set up an instrument "Loan ranger", to make sure everyone has the needed musicmaker?


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: beardedbruce
    Date: 25 Aug 06 - 03:07 PM

    or should that be a "Loan Arranger"?


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Maryrrf
    Date: 25 Aug 06 - 03:51 PM

    I can bring an extra banjo, appalachian dulcimer, and guitar if any overseas folks need to borrow. Also, if anybody is heading south after (or passing through before, for that matter) the Getaway they can have bed and board at my place, in Mechanicsville, Virginia (just outside of Richmond).   Thats about 2 and a half to 3 hours from the Getaway location, I think.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Crane Driver
    Date: 25 Aug 06 - 05:15 PM

    Well of course, if someone in the area happens to have a Crane system duet concertina I could borrow for the weekend, that might solve a few flight problems - but I reckon I'd be better off bringing my own. Of course, it's a lot smaller than most instruments, so I don't think I'll have problems bringing it as a carry-on, even now. Bet I get asked to play it at the airport again though - just to prove it really is an instrument.

    Andrew


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: artbrooks
    Date: 25 Aug 06 - 07:00 PM

    If we drive, we can bring an extra guitar, a lap dulcimer and any number of bodhrans. On the other hand, we'll be on the other side of the equation if we fly.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Fortunato
    Date: 26 Aug 06 - 01:07 PM

    Ok Bearded Bruce, that's one for the PreGetaway Singaround chez Fortunato.

    cheers,
    chance


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Charley Noble
    Date: 27 Aug 06 - 10:47 AM

    Andrew-

    It takes courage to bring a concertina through airline check-out nowadays. I remember recently how pale the security attendant looked when she saw the image on the screen of all those wires in my little innocent Anglo. Eventually I convinced her that while some might consider it an instrument of torture that it was designed as a musical instrument.

    Good luck!

    Cheerily,
    Charley Noble


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Fortunato
    Date: 27 Aug 06 - 06:34 PM

    PreGetaway Singaround chez Fortunato:

    I think we can count the beautiful and yet talented wife of my fuzzy buddy Micca, and himself as well, for the Singaround.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: lamarca
    Date: 27 Aug 06 - 07:35 PM

    I, too, can't get the camp's "Virtual Tour" to work with either Safari or Firefox. Which leads me to an important question... I'll probably need to use my wheelchair this year if we day-trip as we usually do. If the workshops/songswaps are held in the cabin common rooms, will I be able to get in? Will there be an accessible toilet, with grab bars and a seat that's higher than 12" off the floor? Where will the evening concerts be held?


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Fortunato
    Date: 27 Aug 06 - 07:46 PM

    I don't know the answers to those questions, Mary, but I hope they are favorable to your needs, I'd like to see you there.

    best
    chance


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Bill D
    Date: 27 Aug 06 - 09:08 PM

    Mary...Charley's opening post says:

    ". Most of the buildings are wheelchair accessible, although three of the lodges still aren't."

    The whole place is amazingly flat and easy in 'most' places.

    I was there, but don't remember the restrooms in detail...we will find out and post the necessary info.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Jeri
    Date: 27 Aug 06 - 10:18 PM

    Bill, you said it was Java. The link for the cabin says "javascript:cabin()". I dunno. Apparently, the page linked to above was (not completely) copied from http://www.virtualoutfitter.com/tours/westriver/tour.htm. This one works. It's fairly superficial. The cabin looks nice, but there's no view showing whether or not there are steps, or whether the bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Charlie Baum
    Date: 27 Aug 06 - 10:43 PM

    Mary--

    I specifically remember the bathrooms in the retreat center having grab bars and being built to ADA specs. I think the restrooms in at least one of the cabins are likewise, and there may have been additional bathrooms the layouts of which have slipped my memory. Evening concerts will probably be in the dining hall (post-dinner-clean-up), and jam sessions will be held all around. Two (or perhaps three) of the cabin common rooms we'll use aren't wheelchair accessible (or weren't when we toured last fall), and we'll have to make sure that the workshops you want to attend are in the accessible places. Given the interchangeability of most of the common rooms, it should be an easy thing to put the ones you want to go to in the accessible ones, providing of course that you can make up your mind which of the too many simultaneous workshops you want to be accessible.

    --Charlie Baum


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Charlie Baum
    Date: 27 Aug 06 - 10:59 PM

    Yay Jeri--
    The virtual tour link works for me too.

    For others who can get it: "Waterfront" scans around the camp. The building beyond the gazebo and grill is the retreat center. The building with the big windows and the sign of the cross next to "West River" is the dining hall. My guess is that the dock can accommodate those wishing to sail to camp.

    "Cabin" shows the common room of one the lodges. There are five such common rooms. If memory serves, the doors on either side of the water cooler lead to bathrooms. The other doors lead to short corridors on either side off of which are 4 bedrooms each. The extreme right edge of the pan is the front side of the building, with an entry porch and the main entrance door.

    --Charlie Baum


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Dan Schatz
    Date: 28 Aug 06 - 12:00 PM

    Wow - thanks Jeri, for posting that. It looks like a lovely site!

    Dan Schatz


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Bill D
    Date: 28 Aug 06 - 02:18 PM

    Great, Jeri...that works. Glad you sorted out where it was supposed to go!(I see we are both right...it's a javascript link to a Java applet. My original attempt said "applet not found"....I guess the link was misnamed or something)

    Not a terribly enlightening 'tour', but it does at least give the flavor of the view and the cabin interior


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: SINSULL
    Date: 28 Aug 06 - 04:31 PM

    Are there any rooms for singles or couples?


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Susan A-R
    Date: 28 Aug 06 - 04:34 PM

    Well, I'll either have sold the Kitchen and be temporarily rich and unemployed and come, or I'll not have sold it and need a break badly and come, so either way . . . I haven't looked into flights yet, I brought my fiddle as carry on on Aerlingus last week to Ireland and had no trouble. It's probably more dependent on currant carry on policy of your particular air line and size of instrument. One of the guys I was travelling with checked his guitar. He got an official Taylor shipping box, reinforced it at the corners, padded it well, checked it and it was fine (quite large, but fine)

    Looking forward to singing until all hours.

    Susan


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Charlie Baum
    Date: 28 Aug 06 - 05:06 PM

    Re: rooming for singles and couples:

    As almost every room has four beds, and it will be quite crowded this year, your best bet is to figure to which other single people or couples you'd like to share with. We can pretty much guarantee single sex rooms, if desired, and we can certainly put two compatible couples together.

    --Charlie Baum


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Bill D
    Date: 28 Aug 06 - 05:45 PM

    note...the actual 'bedrooms' are pretty small. Room to stow yer stuff in the corner and change clothes, but certainly not a gathering place.

       It will be a bit like some of the smaller rooms at Ramblewood, only 'cleaner', two level, and WARM!


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: karen k
    Date: 28 Aug 06 - 09:10 PM

    I'm really hoping for a single room. Begging actually.

    karen


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: SINSULL
    Date: 28 Aug 06 - 09:14 PM

    Susan - can't wait to see and play with you!
    SINS


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Amos
    Date: 28 Aug 06 - 10:35 PM

    What's a single sex room? Is this some kind of code word?

    A


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Charlie Baum
    Date: 28 Aug 06 - 10:38 PM

    A single sex room contains only men or only women.
    Perhaps I should have called it a single-gendered room?

    --Charlie Baum


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Janie
    Date: 29 Aug 06 - 12:37 AM

    Hurray Susan!

    Ooh missed seeing you last year.

    Charlie--(and/or Joe et. al.) I'm wondering, would this thread best be left to deal with logistics, requests, program, etc? That might keep important information more accessible. Another thread could be started for peoplw to Check in, communicate more directly with each other. commisserate, dream about.

    Or not.

    Just an idea to consider.

    Janie


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Barry Finn
    Date: 29 Aug 06 - 02:57 AM

    Thanks for the zoom of the area Bill D. I could navigate the twists & turns but my baby brother said stealing his boat wasn't written into the Bible or the Constitution so it'd have to be "over his dead body". Bye-bye baby brother.

    I'll be looking to car pool with anyone willing, going from NH or Boston & back again. At least 3 days longer doesn't matter. Can share all expenses & driving. Yes, I can drive now, again? The Dr.s said that I'm medicated now so it's ok or was that I'm ok now that I'm medicated or was it I'm ok to medicate?

    Barry


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Fortunato
    Date: 29 Aug 06 - 10:44 AM

    I think you're ok any way you emphasis it, Barry, me lad.
    best chance


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: GUEST,Mike Miller
    Date: 29 Aug 06 - 12:21 PM

    I am having trouble clicking into your Getaway website. I haven't been there for years but I would like to attend this time. Would one of you guys e-mail me with fees and such? I thank you.

          Mike Miller   musicmic@peoplepc.com


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: GUEST,Nancy King at work
    Date: 29 Aug 06 - 12:53 PM

    Mike -- The very first post in this thread, from Charlie Baum, has a link directly to the registration form, which includes all the info about costs, etc. Did you try that? Probably easier than trying to get to it from the FSGW site. Let us know if that doesn't work for you.

    Nancy


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: MMario
    Date: 29 Aug 06 - 12:53 PM

    he can't open the pdf.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: John MacKenzie
    Date: 29 Aug 06 - 01:34 PM

    I arrive Boston [Logan airport] on 1st Nov, I intend to stay overnight in a local hostelry, and then pick up a hire car on the 2nd. I then intend to head south stopping off with Big Mick in Noo Joisey en route.
    Don't know how or if this fits in with the plans of others, but I shall be on my lonesome.
    Giok


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Charlie Baum
    Date: 29 Aug 06 - 02:27 PM

    I've e-mailed Mike Miller the requested information, and can do so for anyone else who is having problems, but it would be helpful if you (and Mike) would let me know what platform and browser you're using so I can try to fix the malfunction.

    --Charlie Baum


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Carly
    Date: 30 Aug 06 - 12:15 PM

    Janie, it's a good suggestion, and, in fact, we have started another thread just for programming comments and suggestions.

    The programming cammittee really does pay attention to your input, so please check out the FSGW GETAWAY 2006 PROGRAM INFORMATION thread if you have ideas or constructive criticism regarding workshops, concerts, etc.

    Carly


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: lamarca
    Date: 30 Aug 06 - 04:23 PM

    Making it a blue clicky:

    FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Carly
    Date: 01 Sep 06 - 04:14 PM

    Thank you, Mary.

    Carly


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Naemanson
    Date: 02 Sep 06 - 01:21 AM

    Sigh, is it that time again? So much has happened since that lovely trip. Wakana and I had such a good time. I don't know when we'll be able to return. Definitely not this year, probably not next year either. I hope it isn't too long.

    I wish all of those who go have the best time ever. I hope the new site is great and the weather is incomparable. Good luck to you who do the work and those who will enjoy the fruits of your labor.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Gorgeous Gary
    Date: 02 Sep 06 - 09:55 PM

    Looking forward to the Getaway!

    Especially since, a few grueling business trips notwithstanding, I'm not working 60+ hours a week and pulling my hair out like I was last year. I had a reasonably OK time, but not as good a time as previously. Because I'd been working so much OT and was generally distracted, I hit the Getaway woefully unprepared and under-practiced, plus was so exhausted I pretty much crashed out after the Saturday night concert.

    This year I should be able to concentrate on polishing off old songs and hopefully even learning some new ones! Also might even not turn into a pumpkin at midnight...

    -- Gary


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: skarpi
    Date: 03 Sep 06 - 11:24 AM

    Hallo all , I am sorry to say that I am not gonna be able to come
    to this Getaway , there a number of reasons like I am selling my house
    and getting a new one and my work is at this point alot for next 5-6
    months.

    I hope every one have a good time out there and enjoy it, I´ll
    miss seeing you all ,

    all the best Skarpi Iceland.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: jacqui.c
    Date: 03 Sep 06 - 12:00 PM

    Skarpi! That's a real shame! We will raise a glass to you. Look forward to seeing you next year then.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: GUEST,Janie
    Date: 08 Sep 06 - 05:00 PM

    !hserfer


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: SussexCarole
    Date: 08 Sep 06 - 05:19 PM

    So......what would you like us to bring from across the pond for your silent auction? We already have a few surprises.....but is there a special Brit chocolate or other treat you couldn't resist?


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: lamarca
    Date: 08 Sep 06 - 05:26 PM

    Uncle Joe's Mint Balls, Carole! Teresa Tooley gave us a tin of them the first time the Shellbacks came over, and I've become addicted to them... I don't think the airport police will classify them as a liquid or a cream, but the metal tin might make them nervous...


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: SussexCarole
    Date: 08 Sep 06 - 05:29 PM

    Them's from 'up north' but I'm sure I can get you some.. no problems!   Anything else????


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: dick greenhaus
    Date: 08 Sep 06 - 06:21 PM

    Midchuck-
    I severely doubt that NOMAD permits drinking, either.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Maryrrf
    Date: 08 Sep 06 - 09:29 PM

    Carole - Bring us some Yorkshire tea. This Yorkshireman I know keeps bragging about it and I want to know what is so special about it. Umm, but now that I think about it Wales is pretty far from Yorkshire. Oh well, if you happen to come across some...


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Janie
    Date: 08 Sep 06 - 11:05 PM

    Carole,

    Something small that is quinsentially (spell?) Welsh?

    And if you got 'em, your CD.

    Janie


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Carly
    Date: 09 Sep 06 - 01:18 PM

    Carole,

    Will the airlines let you carry cheese? Real Cheshire cheese is one of my favorite things, and it is hard to come by here, and hideously expensive when found. If I have to pay a fortune for the priviledge, I would be much happier knowing that the money will go to bring good folks to next year's Getaway! Or is there some amazing Welsh cheese that we never even see here?

    In any case, I'm looking forward to seeing you.

    Carly


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: SussexCarole
    Date: 09 Sep 06 - 01:58 PM

    Cheese....oh yes...we have amazing story about bringing cheese back from Australia....I think the custome oficer in Oz is still licking his wounds!    Cheese it is no matter what!

    x


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: jacqui.c
    Date: 10 Sep 06 - 12:38 PM

    Carole - check on permitted items on the internet. I have a feeling that cheese may be on the banned list.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: GUEST
    Date: 10 Sep 06 - 03:51 PM

    "That artisan cheese from Italy may be a snap to find and buy on the Internet, but U.S. Customs and Border Protection could seize your purchase because certain regulations prohibit the importation of dairy products from particular countries without a permit."

    Check first.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: SINSULL
    Date: 10 Sep 06 - 05:31 PM

    Cheese? I have a lovely cheese plate for Judy Cook - heh heh. Thought I would forget your gift, did you?


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: CET
    Date: 10 Sep 06 - 05:43 PM

    I'm fairly certain cheese is prohbiited. You don't want to run afoul of the cheese beagle.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Tinker
    Date: 10 Sep 06 - 06:01 PM

    Hmmm I wonder if a copy of the Ladies Review on PC CD Rom would get any action in the auction ?????


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Bill D
    Date: 10 Sep 06 - 06:22 PM

    some one brought ME cheese from England a couple years ago....but maybe the rules have changed.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: SussexCarole
    Date: 11 Sep 06 - 02:54 AM

    Some info I have found says that soft cheese is prohibited but hard cheese is OK! I'll check & make sure. I can't wait to make the visit to the cheese stall in Swansea market.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: lamarca
    Date: 11 Sep 06 - 03:57 PM

    Oh, the hard cheese of Old Eng-a-land,
    In Old Eng-a-land, very hard cheese...


    (lyrics by L. Barker, as sung by Martin Carthy, accompanying himself on his six wire cheese slicer on Oranges and Lemmings, the Mrs. Ackroyd Band...)


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Severn
    Date: 11 Sep 06 - 04:07 PM

    Carole, you are a Friend In Cheeses, indeed (and in word)!


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: kendall
    Date: 11 Sep 06 - 04:11 PM

    I know for a fact that elephant meat is forbidden. (100)


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: beardedbruce
    Date: 11 Sep 06 - 04:17 PM

    WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN CHEESES

    What a friend we have in cheeses,
    Mozzarella, Cheddar, Swiss!
    Bleu and Limberger's sweet breezes
    Lingering like a lover's kiss.
    Humble milk's apotheosis,
    Muenster, Provolone, Brie
    Damn cholesterol's thrombosis
    Cheese is Gouda stuff by me!

    Heed the U. S. Dairy Council,
    Keep the Gruyere on the shelf.
    Even just a tiny ounce'll
    Give you vitamin B-12.
    Gather, pilgrims at the deli
    Buying Edam and Havarti,
    Wedges moist and cold and smelly,
    Bring home lots and have a party!



    BUT Salmon and Chocolate are the featured vices of this Getaway- All other vices are welcome, but will be considered unfeatured....


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Bill D
    Date: 11 Sep 06 - 06:03 PM

    so, you are vice-chairman?


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: GUEST
    Date: 11 Sep 06 - 06:07 PM

    BB, if they are your lyrics, they're great.

    And Bill: Someone has to be in charge of vice. Otherwise it gets outta hand.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 12 Sep 06 - 12:05 AM

    I don't know "Cheeses" was written by BeardedBruce, but I know he is the author of that great Getaway food song (from some time in the 1980's?) of which the chorus is:

    Let Onions Be in all our stews,
    Let all our stews be made with wine,
    We'll show the world just how to dine
    We'll end each meal in choc'late!


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Bill D
    Date: 12 Sep 06 - 10:12 AM

    No!, NO!...we'll end each meal WITH chocolate!............on the other hand, hmmmmm..


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: beardedbruce
    Date: 12 Sep 06 - 12:59 PM

    Cheeses is not mine ( I wish it was). It is in the DT database.


    However, this is one of mine...

                    (To the tune of " Let Union Be")


            Come all you who would be flatter,
            Raise your forks and pass the platter:
            For to live is to grow fatter
            While we are together.

            CHORUS:        Let onions be in all our stews:
                    Let all our stews be made with wine.
                    We'll show them all just how to dine:
                    We'll end each meal with chocolate.
                    Right fol de rol de ri too ra li do
                    Right fol de rol de ri too ra li do
                    Right fol de rol de ri too ra li do
                    While we are together.

            Eating and drinking are quite charming;
            Cakes and ice cream there's no harm in.
            All these things we take delight in
            While we are together.

            CHORUS:

            Grab the platter as it passes:
            Join with us at all repasses.
            Those who diet are but asses
            While we are together.

            CHORUS:


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Amos
    Date: 12 Sep 06 - 03:00 PM

    Bruce:

    That's th ebest thing of yours I've seen yet!!! Bravo.


    A


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: beardedbruce
    Date: 12 Sep 06 - 03:08 PM

    Bill,

    THAT ( vice-chairman) would be in the executive branch.

    I am the Chief Salmon Judge, this year.

    Let us hope there is NO legislative branch to this tree...


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Lil Robert
    Date: 24 Sep 06 - 11:07 PM

    Thanks for the invitation. But I now live in Chicago. I've been here for the past five years. Chicago is a great Blues city. I have yet to explore the blues community here. It's strange that I would end up making Chicago my home. I really didn't want to move here but a girl friend who is now my wife talked me into it. I want to become more active in the blues community and I figured the best place to start is here at Mudcat. My uncle loved Chicago so much that he wrote a song about it. The first time I saw the lake front.....I understood why. Thanks for remembering me. Robert


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: wysiwyg
    Date: 24 Sep 06 - 11:09 PM

    Oh, I think you'll find some blues there, Lil Robert!

    ~Susan


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: GUEST,Janie
    Date: 05 Oct 06 - 11:51 AM

    Please remember to bring something to donate to the silent auction, which raises funds for Getaway scholarships!

    Janie


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Amos
    Date: 05 Oct 06 - 01:34 PM

    Li'l RObert: We been known to do some blues at the Getaway, and it does raise the roof a bit when we do it indoors.

    But, as they say, man shall not live on blues alone...


    A


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Bobert
    Date: 05 Oct 06 - 07:41 PM

    Yer right, Amos, ya' gotta eat an' sleep, too...

    B~


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: Charlie Baum
    Date: 16 Oct 06 - 05:12 PM

    A reminder to one and all--

    The Deadline is rapidly approaching

    By this coming weekend, the FSGW (actually, me) is going to have to tell the camp how many meals to prepare, and our housing chair (not me) is going to have to figure out how to best fit attendees into the 202 beds available.

    LAST CALL



    If you're coming, please let us know. Send an email to our registrar that he should expect your registration form. Or PM me. But let us know if you can come.

    --Charlie Baum, FSGW Getaway Chair


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: jacqui.c
    Date: 18 Oct 06 - 12:16 PM

    I'm going to put this post on any threads that might produce results for forgive me for multi-posting.

    We are going to arrange for a raffle at the Getaway to raise funds for Pene. What we need are items to be put into the raffle so, if you have anything suitable and are either coming to the Getaway or can get the item to me or to someone who is coming to the Getaway please let me know and I can include it in the list of prizes that I'll be putting together over the next two weeks.

    If you want any further info PM me.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006
    From: jacqui.c
    Date: 19 Oct 06 - 09:56 AM

    By the way, this is separate from the Silent Auction for which donations are also requested.

    I'm going to be busy crocheting the next couple of weeks!


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