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Where is harpgirl?

12 Aug 13 - 07:53 PM (#3548345)
Subject: Where is harpgirl?
From: GUEST,BigDaddy

I'm not the most regular 'catter out here, but I do always come back. One fellow 'catter whose name I haven't seen in quite some time is harpgirl. Are you out there?


12 Aug 13 - 08:08 PM (#3548355)
Subject: RE: Where is harpgirl?
From: maeve

Her most recent post appears to have been this one:
        RE: Help: Autoharp Models: History         22 Jan 13 - 11:43


12 Aug 13 - 08:55 PM (#3548372)
Subject: RE: Where is harpgirl?
From: Ebbie

I was under the impression that in recent months harpgirl posts under 'Guest/hg'. Is that incorrect?


12 Aug 13 - 09:12 PM (#3548377)
Subject: RE: Where is harpgirl?
From: Bee-dubya-ell

Harpgirl's in Tallahassee. It's very difficult to get a dependable Internet connection in Tallahassee nowadays due to severe static from radiation bounced off of Florida governor Rick Scott's extremely shiny bald head. The only time Tallahassee residents can get online is when Scott's out of town.


12 Aug 13 - 10:16 PM (#3548403)
Subject: RE: Where is harpgirl?
From: Ebbie

That's not a bald head, BWL, it is tinfoil. Works the same way, though.


12 Aug 13 - 11:07 PM (#3548414)
Subject: RE: Where is harpgirl?
From: Janie

You are correct, Ebbie.

Harpy is alive and well, taking wonderful photographs of the flora and fauna of northern Florida and posting them to the delight of others on facebook, tending to her father and making music, lurking here and posting when she is so moved to do so. Doing her positive best to take good care of herself and others in these challenging times, as best I can discern.


13 Aug 13 - 12:28 AM (#3548429)
Subject: RE: Where is harpgirl?
From: GUEST,BigDaddy

Glad to hear she's still about. It takes a special person to thrive in Florida. Just ask Tim Dorsey or Carl Hiaasen.


13 Aug 13 - 12:54 AM (#3548430)
Subject: RE: Where is harpgirl?
From: bbc

Nice to hear that harpgirl is well. I spend a lot of my time on photography, too, these days.


13 Aug 13 - 01:41 AM (#3548437)
Subject: RE: Where is harpgirl?
From: Joe Offer

Her photographs of birds are phenomenal. I don't know how she gets such good shots.

-Joe-


13 Aug 13 - 05:27 AM (#3548488)
Subject: RE: Where is harpgirl?
From: gnu

Thanks for the info, Janie.


13 Aug 13 - 11:14 AM (#3548592)
Subject: RE: Where is harpgirl?
From: Cool Beans

What Joe and Janie said. She's pretty regular on Facebook. I hadn't realized she'd been so quiet on Mudcat.


13 Aug 13 - 07:26 PM (#3548761)
Subject: RE: Where is harpgirl?
From: GUEST,hg

Marty , who was your classmate taking lessons from Rev Davis whenyou were in high school. Just curious. hg


13 Aug 13 - 08:13 PM (#3548775)
Subject: RE: Where is harpgirl?
From: catspaw49

FB ahs shown many of us a side(s) of the Harpster we were not familiar with, photography being one. Like others, I love her stuff even if she is from the state up north. Her Dad has a great life story and qualifies as a cool guy........

Spaw


14 Aug 13 - 08:42 AM (#3548917)
Subject: RE: Where is harpgirl?
From: artbrooks

She posts on Facebook under her real name (initials AZ) on a regular basis. For those who were not aware, there is a Mudcat Facebook group.


14 Aug 13 - 11:34 AM (#3548987)
Subject: RE: Where is harpgirl?
From: Cool Beans

HG, I grew up in New York, not Michigan. My classmate's name was (still is) North Peterson. The author of the Rev. Gary Davis book has been in touch with him.


11 May 16 - 03:10 PM (#3789811)
Subject: RE: Where is harpgirl?
From: GUEST,harpgirl

I'm still here, mostly on FB and taking care of my dad, still. He is 92 and a half. Mother died in 2012. I took care of her as well.Today I am looking for song lyrics. I still work two days a week. Things will change when dad dies but that might be a long time from now. I stay in the present and don't think about what I can't do. I haven't been out of town for a long, long time.... I keep up with folks on FB. I'm still playing music, gardening, taking photos, riding my bike, and trying to stay out of trouble with my mouth.....the losses on Mudcat really got to me...arf arf love you all (what's left of you)....harpy


11 May 16 - 03:18 PM (#3789816)
Subject: RE: Where is harpgirl?
From: maeve

Welcome back, harpy. :) Stop by any time!


11 May 16 - 03:22 PM (#3789817)
Subject: RE: Where is harpgirl?
From: Joe Offer

No Florida Folk Festivals lately, harpy? I really enjoyed that one I attended with you, and I still have the T-shirt you bought me. I think that was in 2001, just before I got married. You said the T-shirt was a wedding present.


11 May 16 - 03:35 PM (#3789820)
Subject: RE: Where is harpgirl?
From: GUEST,harpgirl

Thanks, Maeve. Glad you are still here!

I see it's Kendall's birthday. He's older than dirt! Happy Birthday, old man of the sea.

I haven't been to the Florida Folk Festival in a bunch of years, Joe. Dad is a full time job. I just can't bear the idea of putting him in nursing care or assisted living, which he is kinda beyond now. This year Arlo Guthrie is the headliner on Saturday night. It should be a great show. I am planning on trying to find respite for dad so I can go. That will be May 28th, Saturday night in White Springs, Fla.

Your tie dye shirt was from tie dye Mark Wright, wasn't it? Mark died in 2007 and I probated his estate and found his family. It was a challenge since he had money in five banks and his will was scratched on some paper. He left 43k to the Friends of Florida Folk and I gave his mother the rest of the money I could find.The tow truck driver was a crook and he managed to get Mark's truck, camper and various other items. Mark left quite a legacy. I still miss him. The FFF brings bittersweet memories of my friends who have passed.   

I have been following all the young folk singers lately. I love Tallahassee's New 76er's, and May Erlewine and Seth Bernard. I love Red Molly. Maybe I'll start a thread about the youngsters taking up the cause.


11 May 16 - 03:40 PM (#3789822)
Subject: RE: Where is harpgirl?
From: GUEST,harpy

harpy on FB


11 May 16 - 04:46 PM (#3789831)
Subject: RE: Where is harpgirl?
From: maeve

I'd love to see your proposed thread about "youngsters taking up the cause."


11 May 16 - 06:52 PM (#3789844)
Subject: RE: Where is harpgirl?
From: GUEST,.gargoyle

I thought that LafKat and Harpy did a "Thelma and Loiuse"
into the abyss of wicken wonderland.

So happy the spirit survived.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

I'll show you my beard....if you show me yours..


12 May 16 - 08:20 AM (#3789902)
Subject: RE: Where is harpgirl?
From: kendall

Thanks, Harpy!

A young woman asked me how old I am in an interview, and I said, "The year I was born, the Dead Sea wasn't even sick yet."


12 May 16 - 07:21 PM (#3789937)
Subject: RE: Where is harpgirl?
From: GUEST,harpgirl

Ode To a gargoyle

             The gargoyle guards my sullen heart
          I'm safe to dwell beneath his impish grin
         I watch the nighthawks dodge his winged alert
         Tannins bruise his lips and secrets stay within
      But lo' I hear the whipporwill when he has banished care
         A trilling waterfall and laughter fills the air


Send a photo, garg


13 May 16 - 04:39 AM (#3790001)
Subject: RE: Where is harpgirl?
From: bbc

Nice ode, harpy!

Best,

bbc


13 May 16 - 04:27 PM (#3790155)
Subject: RE: Where is harpgirl?
From: Cool Beans

Kendall, what a great line! I may have to steal it. And happy birthday. And Harpy, I love your Facebook photos and other posts. Best of luck with your dad.
Marty


14 May 16 - 01:22 AM (#3790189)
Subject: RE: Where is harpgirl?
From: GUEST,Hg

Thanks bbc, and Marty! Where to access your photos bbc?