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KYTrad is comin' home! (update 8 June 2010)

08 Jun 10 - 06:57 PM (#2923444)
Subject: KYTrad is comin' home!
From: GUEST,Jon Pickow

Great news! Mom is coming home tomorrow. She has surpassed all expectations and is talking, laughing and in general being herself. Thanks to all of you for your good wishes. I'm hoping she'll be online soon herself.

All the best, Jon


08 Jun 10 - 07:01 PM (#2923449)
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From: Leadfingers

That's great news Jon !


08 Jun 10 - 07:04 PM (#2923451)
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From: Joe Offer

Jon, that's the best news I've heard in weeks! Give her my love.

-Joe Offer-


08 Jun 10 - 07:08 PM (#2923457)
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From: frogprince

YESSS!! Wonderful to hear!!


08 Jun 10 - 07:12 PM (#2923461)
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From: Bill D

Really great news!


08 Jun 10 - 07:15 PM (#2923464)
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From: Jeri

Thanks for letting us know, Jon. I've been thinking of Jean a lot and wondering how things were going. About all I can say is ***YEEEHAAAH!!!***


08 Jun 10 - 07:22 PM (#2923472)
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From: kendall

Beautiful!


08 Jun 10 - 07:24 PM (#2923474)
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From: RTim

Great news - and Good Greetings from Cape Cod,

Tim Radford


08 Jun 10 - 07:26 PM (#2923475)
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From: katlaughing

Yes!!! Thanks so much for letting us know. It's a fine day, hearing this good, good news!! WOW!

Love to Jean and all, from

kat in Colorado


08 Jun 10 - 07:29 PM (#2923480)
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From: Amos

Now that is puredee wunnerful to hear!!!!!

Thanks for the update!!

Very best to all of you!!



Amos


08 Jun 10 - 07:31 PM (#2923483)
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From: bobad

Nice to hear good news for a change - way to go!


08 Jun 10 - 07:33 PM (#2923487)
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From: GUEST,Derek Schofield

That's great news! All best wishes from England!!
Derek


08 Jun 10 - 07:34 PM (#2923488)
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From: Tinker

Beautiful weather followed by beautiful news ! Thanks for stopping by to let us know.


08 Jun 10 - 07:34 PM (#2923489)
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From: Wesley S

Great news. I'm sure the old house has missed her and vice versa.....


08 Jun 10 - 07:38 PM (#2923494)
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From: GUEST,Frug

Celebration time ..............come on !!

Frank


08 Jun 10 - 07:45 PM (#2923500)
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From: ClaireBear

Oh, lovely! A cause for great rejoicing.

Claire


08 Jun 10 - 07:46 PM (#2923501)
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From: Nancy King

Fantastic news! Better than I'd dared hope! Thanks so much for letting us know, Jon. Your Mom has so many friends around the world, and we've all been thinking of her over these long months -- and will continue to do so! May her health continue to improve!

Nancy


08 Jun 10 - 07:55 PM (#2923505)
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From: Charley Noble

That is more better. In fact it's great news!

Charley Noble


08 Jun 10 - 08:03 PM (#2923512)
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From: Big Mick

There is going to be a very special concert on the old hill tonight. Me and the trusty low D whistle are going to play to the heavens out on Graves Hill, as close as I can get to the stars in these parts, and it is going to be in honor of this great lady and friend!! I'll be out there about 11:00 PM Eastern US time playing in jubilation for Jean and her family. If any of you would like to join in, we could make it a worldwide chorus thanking whoever or whatever for the good fortune to bring our beloved lady home to her family. You just cannot keep this great heart down.

Congratulations, Jon and George and family, on getting your Mom and Wife back home. Know that we all love her and rejoice in her return to her loved ones. If you get a chance, give her a little peck on the cheek and tell her its from Mick. This is the best news we could get.

Mick


08 Jun 10 - 08:09 PM (#2923519)
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From: Alice

Yay!!!

Send her my best wishes, Jon.

Alice Flynn (a one clear voice singin' in Montana)


08 Jun 10 - 08:18 PM (#2923523)
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From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Hooray! Welcome home, Jean!


08 Jun 10 - 08:28 PM (#2923529)
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From: Don Firth

Outstanding!!!

Much Love and Best Wishes from out here in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest!

Don Firth


08 Jun 10 - 08:30 PM (#2923533)
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From: Rabbi-Sol

Jon,
    This is really fantastic news. We have all been praying for her. Hopefully we will be seeing her on August 29th at the picnic and singing party that Borderline will be presenting in her honor. We are all overjoyed that she has come this far and hopefully we may hear her sing and play again in the near future. Give her my best regards and to your dad as well.

SOL


08 Jun 10 - 09:08 PM (#2923558)
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From: Deckman

WELL I'LL BE DAMNED!


08 Jun 10 - 09:09 PM (#2923559)
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From: Janie

Absolutely wonderful news!


08 Jun 10 - 09:40 PM (#2923571)
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From: GUEST,Russ

Wonderful news indeed!

Russ (Permanent GUEST)


08 Jun 10 - 10:25 PM (#2923587)
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From: GUEST,Rosalie

We are delighted to hear that Jean is recovering and going home. You have been terrific in guiding her through this difficult time.
Best wishes from Rosalie & Alan


08 Jun 10 - 10:38 PM (#2923593)
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From: Dan Schatz

You know, after a generally lousy day I was feeling pretty sorry for myself. Then I saw this news. Now I'm on cloud nine! This is just wonderful news! Thank you, Jon, for letting us know, Jon, and much love to Jean!

Dan


08 Jun 10 - 10:45 PM (#2923598)
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From: Suffet

Jon,

Wow! Fantastic news!

Please give our kindest regards to both your Mom and your Dad.

--- Steve & Marilyn Suffet


08 Jun 10 - 10:57 PM (#2923606)
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From: KT

Great jubilation, there's some celebration beginning!


08 Jun 10 - 10:58 PM (#2923607)
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From: catspaw49

What great news on what was a truly lousy day! Jean has always had that magic about her and today was no exception. Great news indeed and I look forward to hearing from our friend right here on the threads.

Spaw


08 Jun 10 - 11:00 PM (#2923608)
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From: EBarnacle

excellent! I know too many people in rehab and hospitals right now.


08 Jun 10 - 11:11 PM (#2923614)
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From: wysiwyg

Thanks Jon, and thanks be to God.

~Susan


08 Jun 10 - 11:11 PM (#2923615)
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From: Effsee

So happy to hear this news! Praise the...somebody!


09 Jun 10 - 12:00 AM (#2923635)
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From: Celtaddict

What wonderful news! Thanks for the update, Jon; celebrate!!!


09 Jun 10 - 12:08 AM (#2923637)
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From: Mark Ross

That's great news. Hope she will be back playing and singing.


Mark Ross


09 Jun 10 - 06:21 AM (#2923741)
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From: GUEST,Joe Locker

I only just learned of Jean's condition after one of my (sporadic) e-mails to her bounced, then one to your Dad received no response. So it was bad news a few days ago (learning of this) then good news today reading your posting! So many people here in Britain love and appreciate Jean, and remember her performances and time here fondly. Plase wish her the very best from me and Lindsey. We hope for the best for America's greatest traditional voice. Fondest regards to Peter, Jon, and George.


09 Jun 10 - 06:55 AM (#2923760)
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From: Genie

This is such wonderful news!   So thrilled that Jean is making such progeress and will be coming home today and in good spirits!    Love to Jean and your whole family, Jon.

Genie


09 Jun 10 - 07:00 AM (#2923764)
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From: GUEST,Philippa

I am so glad to hear that. I was thinking of Jean just the other day and wondering if she could be cared for at home now. It sounds like she has recovered extraordinarily well.

How is your father keeping,Jon.

best wishes


09 Jun 10 - 07:06 AM (#2923771)
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From: Waddon Pete

Marvellous news.

Every good wish,

Peter


09 Jun 10 - 07:39 AM (#2923791)
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From: Little Robyn

Wonderful.
What a goodly thing..
Love from Robyn in NZ.


09 Jun 10 - 07:56 AM (#2923806)
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From: sian, west wales

Tis a gift ... !

sian


09 Jun 10 - 08:03 AM (#2923811)
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From: Ed Brown

Great news!

Just want to add my "Welcome Home" good wishes and my thankfulness for Jean's continuing progress.

Ed


09 Jun 10 - 08:09 AM (#2923814)
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From: GUEST

Wonderful news. I'm sure she will continue to improve even more once she's back in her own home.


09 Jun 10 - 08:21 AM (#2923823)
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From: SINSULL

Amazing, wonderful news. Welcome back!
SINS


09 Jun 10 - 09:09 AM (#2923853)
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From: jeffp

Much joy to you all!!!!


09 Jun 10 - 10:50 AM (#2923917)
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From: nickp

Great news!


09 Jun 10 - 11:43 AM (#2923945)
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From: Rapparee

Birds grow best in their own nest. Great news, and Welcome Home!


09 Jun 10 - 11:48 AM (#2923948)
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From: My guru always said

How wonderful!!!! Welcome Home!!


09 Jun 10 - 11:58 AM (#2923955)
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From: Dave Hanson

Sunshine on a cloudy day.

Dave H


09 Jun 10 - 12:32 PM (#2923967)
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From: Lonesome EJ

Great news!!! Keep on the healing path, Jean!


09 Jun 10 - 12:35 PM (#2923969)
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From: GUEST,BanjoRay

Excellent stuff. All the very best wishes to Kytrad.
Ray


09 Jun 10 - 03:27 PM (#2924109)
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From: IvanB

Jean has, unknowingly to her, been a mentor of mine in the area of folk music for a good many years. So glad to hear of her continued improvement and homecoming. Best wishes for an even speedier recovery, Jean.


09 Jun 10 - 03:36 PM (#2924118)
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From: GUEST

Hallelujah! Time for some joyful strummin' and pluckin' and shout-out trumpetin' to celebrate this Good News!


09 Jun 10 - 03:43 PM (#2924126)
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From: mkebenn

Excellent news. Welcome back, Jean Mike


09 Jun 10 - 05:23 PM (#2924168)
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From: Art Thieme

Jon, thank you. We are so glad !

Art and Carol


09 Jun 10 - 05:35 PM (#2924177)
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From: open mike

Have a wonderful homecoming, Jean!!
Don'f feel compelled to wash dishes,
or clean house....just yet!!

Your main job is to sing and laugh and
be glad you are back home!!

Laurel


09 Jun 10 - 05:37 PM (#2924180)
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From: Ebbie

Absolutely smashin' news or as a certain Mudcatter has been heard to say: Scathingly brilliant news!

Mick, what tunes/songs will you be playing at 11:00 EST tonight? Some of us in faraway Alaska may join you.


09 Jun 10 - 05:42 PM (#2924184)
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From: Hrothgar

Good.

Lots of love.


09 Jun 10 - 05:48 PM (#2924186)
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From: GUEST,folkiedave

Great news - so pleased (UK again!!)


09 Jun 10 - 06:11 PM (#2924206)
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From: GUEST,CupOfTea, no cookies or scones

How MOST splendid to hear!

Thinking of Jean and her influence was a thread that went through most of the Dulci-More festival two weeks ago, with several performers talking about her.

In particular, Sally Rogers, in her introduction to a couple of Jean's songs, mentioned Mudcat and how people were keeping track here. I know there have been multitudes of good wishes coming from Ohio, and now perhaps some new Mudcat readers will have tuned in JUST in time to share the joy.

Joanne in Cleveland


09 Jun 10 - 06:23 PM (#2924217)
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From: Joybell

So good.
Joy


09 Jun 10 - 06:47 PM (#2924234)
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From: Joe_F

I saw two chipmunks today, and now this. It's a good good good day.


09 Jun 10 - 08:42 PM (#2924310)
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From: brashley46

YES. Just lovely.


09 Jun 10 - 10:49 PM (#2924347)
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From: Charlie Baum

Great news.

Love from Charlie and Lisa, and continued good wishes and healing prayers for fine-tuning your more complete recovery. We're sure being home will help, and look forward to the possibility of delivering smiles and hugs in person in the future.

--Charlie


09 Jun 10 - 11:10 PM (#2924353)
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From: Ken Schatz

Terrific! Great news! Thank you Jon! Love to Jean and all the family.
Ken


10 Jun 10 - 02:29 AM (#2924386)
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From: VirginiaTam

What wonderful news! And a great way to start a so so day. It just got way better.

Blessings attend thee, Lady Jean.


10 Jun 10 - 02:50 AM (#2924393)
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From: Haruo

Very good to hear!

Haruo


10 Jun 10 - 07:02 AM (#2924486)
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From: bbc

Although I don't have anything unique to say, let me join the chorus in singing "Good news, good news!" & thanks for sharing it! I make sure that Caroline Paton hears, if she hasn't yet.

Love to Jean & family,

Barbara


10 Jun 10 - 08:14 AM (#2924513)
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From: artbrooks

Very good to hear this - and I hope that she feels enough better to join us on line one of these days.


10 Jun 10 - 09:54 AM (#2924568)
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From: Tannywheeler

Of course she's surpassing expectations. She is, after all, Jeannie. & so blessed to have such a loving family to help her along. Love to them all, & hip, hip, hooray...Tw


10 Jun 10 - 02:20 PM (#2924787)
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From: Herga Kitty

Just caught up with this thread, and so pleased to see it!

Kitty


10 Jun 10 - 03:44 PM (#2924874)
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From: gnu

How in hell did I miss this thread?

GREAT NEWS!!! FANTASTIC!!!


11 Jun 10 - 08:23 AM (#2925367)
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From: GUEST,Bob Coltman

Welcome home, Jean! We couldn't be happier you're doing so well!

Bob and Amba Coltman


13 Jun 10 - 05:12 PM (#2927010)
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From: wysiwyg

Giving thanks again for Jean.

~Susan


13 Jun 10 - 08:45 PM (#2927132)
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From: Ebbie

Last night I was watching the Michael Johnathan (sp?) Old Time Radio Hour on the computer and there was Jean Ritchie. Good omen.


14 Jun 10 - 09:45 AM (#2927501)
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From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy

Thanks, Jon, love to you all.


14 Jun 10 - 01:28 PM (#2927645)
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From: GUEST

Well that is just terrific news; thanks so much for taking the time to inform Jean's worldwide army of fans of this great development in her progress and her return to home and hearth.


14 Jun 10 - 02:10 PM (#2927691)
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From: The Sandman

I am pleased to hear this.


15 Jun 10 - 10:53 PM (#2928727)
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From: GUEST,BigDaddy

Much love and best wishes to Jean and family! Jean, I hope you realize how loved you are by so very many. You have touched countless lives in so many wonderful ways.


16 Jun 10 - 12:27 PM (#2929166)
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From: GUEST,Pete Peterson

Thanks for sharing such wonderful news!


17 Jun 10 - 12:27 PM (#2929902)
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From: maeve

Thanks be! I am grateful and delighted...though not surprised!

Blessings to you all in the Ritchie/Pickow family.

maeve in Maine


20 Jun 10 - 04:58 AM (#2931378)
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From: GUEST,Susan Brumfield

My heart leaped with joy at this wonderful news! Jon, if you're checking email, please give love to Jean and George from me! I'm teaching in NYC in July, and if your mom is up for a visitor by then, I will bring the flowers myself. It makes me very happy to know you are all back home together.

Praise God!


21 Jun 10 - 07:22 AM (#2931875)
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From: maeve

Refresh for those who've missed the wonderful news.

maeve


29 Jun 10 - 04:57 PM (#2936846)
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From: GUEST,Belinda

How exciting is that news? I am in a Humanities class in college, Appalachian Studies. I was grappling about how best to understand the Appalachian region of southeastern Kentucky. My instructor gave an exam that was pretty indepth and I couldn't figure out how I was gonna pull it all together so I hit the web. In my initial search, Jean Ritchie's name appeared. I was doubtful that I had hit gold in my research and I quickly learned that I found the diamond! What an absolutely amazing lady, family, friend! You guys inspire me to move mountains. I am awestruck and ever inspired to be more, do more, see more, say more and live more. The music has moved me. It is so peaceful and tranquil. It is so in a word, "reassuring". It is confident, telling and inspiring. I only wish I knew more about the lady, the young girl that was situated in a family of 14 children. I would love to know more about life in the mountains, the inspiration for the music, the love of family, hard times,good times, anything. My research paper is only beginning to fall into place. It would be complete if I heard from friends, family or anyone that knows Jean that can share a tale or two with me for my paper! I look forward to hearing from anyone. You can blog or you can email me at Northern Kentucky University harrettb1@nku.edu. So gracious and I wish you a speedy recovery Jean. You've got God's work still to do! God Bless you and keep you in palm of his hand!


29 Jun 10 - 05:24 PM (#2936862)
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From: Stilly River Sage

I'll echo gnu - how did I miss this thread till now? What great news! I hope by now she is enjoying her summer and able to return to the things she enjoys.

Maggie


29 Jun 10 - 08:30 PM (#2936961)
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From: GUEST

Belinda: You do not make it clear whether you have found her autobiography, _Singing Family of the Cumberlands_, which last I heard was still in print. If not, that's a good place to start seeing more. Not a dull page in it.


14 Jul 10 - 07:56 AM (#2944795)
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From: Marco

Bentornata a casa, Jean!

Lots of love!

Marco (ITALY)


14 Jul 10 - 08:29 PM (#2945237)
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From: KathWestra

Joy, joy, joy. Don't know how I missed this when Jon posted over a month ago, but I couldn't be more delighted to find this news on one of my very infrequent visits to Mudcat. Love and blessings to you, Jean, and great gratitude that you are back home with your family. Thank you, Jon, for sharing this wonderful news.


14 Jul 10 - 10:41 PM (#2945284)
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From: Hollowfox

Like they all said - HooRay! I don't know how I missed this thread either, but I'm sure glad I found it just now.


15 Jul 10 - 06:48 PM (#2945841)
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From: Stringsinger

I'm so glad! I look forward to her posts on Mudcat.

Also, I hope she will continue songwriting. She is one of the best there is!

Frank


15 Jul 10 - 10:45 PM (#2945924)
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From: Effsee

I wish we could have an update on Jean's progress and I'm sure I'm not alone!
Best wishes for a full recovery.


16 Jul 10 - 12:50 AM (#2945954)
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From: Guy Wolff

Keep up the great work . I think of her every day . All the best from Connecticut !!   Guy


16 Jul 10 - 06:05 AM (#2946053)
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From: The Sandman

Best wishes for a full recovery, Dick Miles


13 Aug 10 - 12:12 AM (#2964110)
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From: GUEST,dpb

Very best wishes to Jean and her family.

David


13 Aug 10 - 06:20 AM (#2964204)
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From: maeve

Those who can might like to fill out their Jean Ritchie recording and book collections about now. http://www.jeanritchie.com/


All good things to Jean and her loving family,

maeve


13 Aug 10 - 07:18 AM (#2964222)
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From: GUEST,Derek Schofield

clicking on recordings and videos from the home page just resulted in a 'page not found' message. But then I went into itinerary, and clicked them again and they worked.
continued best wishes to Jean
Derek


28 Sep 10 - 11:07 AM (#2995241)
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From: open mike

I just read a thread on this forum where Jean added some information.
She is a wealth of knowledge, and I hope she is getting better every day. Can we get some updated news about how she is doing now that it is nearly October?

(the thread was about the song the young man who would not hoe (raise) corn)


13 Jan 11 - 02:25 PM (#3073840)
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From: GUEST,Alan Abbey / The Eulogizer

To Jon Pickow and friends and family of Jean Ritchie:

I am sorry for the loss of George Pickow.
My name is Alan Abbey and I am the author of a daily online column,
The Eulogizer, which runs on JTA.org, the website of the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency. I write about Jews who have passed away recently,
and I was hoping you could help me confirm whether your husband was
Jewish. I don't need to know - nor do I care - whether he was a
"practicing" or believing Jew or whether he was an atheist or
Orthodox. If he was born and died a Jew, his story is one that I will
write about. I know it his life was fascinating - I have read several
articles about him. But none said whether he was Jewish or not.

Please, when you can, let me know, and feel free to share any
particular memories of him if you would.

Regards,
Alan Abbey
The Eulogizer
JTA.org
eulogizer@jta.org


13 Jan 11 - 08:14 PM (#3074078)
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From: EBarnacle

Actually, Jean, much more important, how are you bearing up and how are you feeling several months down the road?


13 Jan 11 - 09:26 PM (#3074127)
Subject: RE: KYTrad is comin' home! (update 8 June 2010)
From: katlaughing

My thoughts, exactly, EBarnacle.

Much love to you, Jean.

kat


06 Jun 11 - 12:01 PM (#3166000)
Subject: RE: KYTrad is comin' home! (update 8 June 2010)
From: Suffet

Greetings:

I just received the following information, originally sent by Nancy Solomon, the director of Long Island Traditions and a neighbor of Jean and George.

Based on the discussion about the passing of George Pickow, I thought I should update you about Jean Ritchie. After over 50 years of living here in Port Washington, Jean has returned to her family in Kentucky, living in Berea. However, shortly after she moved in early May, she fell and hurt her hip, so she's now in a rehab facility, and will hopefully return to Berea in a few weeks. Her son Jon is going down to Kentucky for the summer, and he can fill you in on her progress.... The house is almost on the market, pending some zoning approvals from the village. Feel free to call or write if there's any other information I can provide. And we're all grateful that Jean's papers are at the Library of Congress.

That's about all I know at this time. Perhaps Jon can provide an update if he reads this.

--- Steve


06 Jun 11 - 12:11 PM (#3166013)
Subject: RE: KYTrad is comin' home! (update 8 June 2010)
From: Desert Dancer

Yes, there's been a new thread started with the news: Jean Ritchie update June 2011. It's good to have the info here as well, though.

Best wishes!

~ Becky in Long Beach