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May 19, 2022 - 4:05:59 PM
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WyoBob

USA

394 posts since 5/16/2019

Here's a link to the person who was responsible for me  getting me onto the path of learning the banjo and fiddle and old time music.   I took banjo lessons from Lynn 10 years ago after I'd healed up from a severely shattered left wrist and, after a year of P.T.,  I decided that, at age 65, as it looked like I might actually have a fully functioning left hand/wrist/arm and as  I'd wanted to play the banjo since I was a kid, that I wanted to learn the banjo.  I contacted Lynn to take some lessons on the banjo.    Four or five years ago after hearing me play at our "Living History Days" here in Buffalo, he asked me if I'd be interested in joining his Old Time music group.  You bet!  That he thought I had the proper banjo skills to fit in with his group of outstanding players was mind blowing to me and I joined the group and my life has taken a wonderful turn into playing the banjo and fiddle and having an amazing adventure with an outstanding group of O.T players.   One of the most amazing events of my life next to marrying my wonderful wife of 53 years and having two wonderful daughter's and three grandson's.

https://thebluegrassstandard.com/lynn-young-lessons-in-fun-and-fellowship/

I hope you will look at the included video of the "Fiddling Forester's" and their "Cold, Missouri Waters".  Lynn is playing the Harmonica in this video. This video makes me tear up every time I watch it.

Playing with Lynn's group has been an amazing experience for me.  I get to play with youngster's that Lynn taught an these young people are amazing.  All of these kid's are wonderful  and very talented and just dang good kids.   I hope this group never figures out that I'm just a "hack"  when compared to them.surprise

May 20, 2022 - 4:42:26 AM
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loy

USA

1027 posts since 6/23/2007

What a beautiful, sad song thanks for posting!

May 23, 2022 - 2:18:46 PM

13335 posts since 9/23/2009

Beautiful sad song. They all play very well and the lady was an excellent singer.

Glad you ran into them when you needed them, Bob, and how enriching it has been to be playing music.

By the way, it's not the first time I've said this, but I'm so grateful to you for encouraging me with your broken bone experience when I broke my arm two years ago and feared I would never be playing my instruments again...that's right when I needed that, and thank you. I'm glad we are both doing ok now.

Thanks for sharing.

May 23, 2022 - 3:30:43 PM

2048 posts since 12/11/2008

Truly totally excellent!

May 23, 2022 - 4:28:42 PM
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WyoBob

USA

394 posts since 5/16/2019

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Originally posted by groundhogpeggy

Beautiful sad song. They all play very well and the lady was an excellent singer.

Glad you ran into them when you needed them, Bob, and how enriching it has been to be playing music.

By the way, it's not the first time I've said this, but I'm so grateful to you for encouraging me with your broken bone experience when I broke my arm two years ago and feared I would never be playing my instruments again...that's right when I needed that, and thank you. I'm glad we are both doing ok now.

Thanks for sharing.


What a nice comment.  Thanks GHPeggy.

Well, I'm glad we're both doing well in our fiddle playing.  But, I'll not live long enough to catch up with you!   But, that's OK.   I'm having a blast, every day.

Every day, I thank goodness that I have had such an amazing musical life due to other folks allowing me to play music with them.   And, I'm thankful for the help I've received from FHO members (even though they might not realize what their participation on the Hangout has meant to me and others.)

I'm pretty sure the lady who is playing and singing is the one that wrote that wonderful tribute to the old time fire fighter's.   Every time I watch that video, I think of the amazing sacrifices that that those fire fighter's made.  They were so young and had their lives ahead of them.  That makes me think of all of the people who take chances to help  protect property and lives.   Their efforts are on the news every day but, no one writes a song about them.   There are so many unsung hero's who's actions are taken for granted.  Watching the news, year after year, I think we forget the amazing courage and selfless acts  of "just plain folks" who put their health and lives on the line to "do the job" and help their fellow man.

Running into a burning building, being in the military, fighting crime and fires and natural disasters, being on the front lines in health care, especially during the Covid crisis and risking their lives every day, because they have "a calling" to  help others and "do the right thing".  Just saying "thanks" doesn't even begin to cover it.

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