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Wow, talk about feeling like a Phoenix rising from the ashes!
Last year my 25 year marriage sadly ended. In my "younger days" I had a brief stint as a folk singer with a partner in local clubs. My now ex-husband bought me a Washburn acoustical D27S somewhere around 1982 as a gift. For some odd reason (finally deciding to move on??) I blew the dust off it last week and took it into a music store to have them look it over. The technician told me that it was made in the USA before they moved production to Korea and offered to buy it from me. I refused his kind offer. Thankfully it survived moves from Chicago, Ohio, and California with no damage. It still has a rich sound.
So now I have a "hankering" to do some picking and singing. Unfortunately, I don't know anybody in my area with that interest. So....I guess it's time to seek out some of those aging folk singers to satisfy my itch!!! I had forgotten how long it takes to build up those callouses but two days down and they're starting to build up again!!!! So much for vanity....those acrylic nails just won't cut it anymore. I am planning a St Patty's party so might shock some of my friends who are unaware of my past by learning a couple of Irish tunes. I figure after a couple of green beers, I should sound pretty good to them!!!!!
This is a great site. I'm glad I found it.

Posted : 04/03/2007 4:46 pm
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welcome back to the world of musicianship'll like it here :roll:

what did the drummer get on his I.Q. test?....


Posted : 04/03/2007 4:49 pm
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Welcome to GN, ketey.

Look forward to seeing you round the forums.


I've had a lot of sobering thoughts in my time.
It was them that turned me to drink.

Posted : 04/03/2007 6:00 pm
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Welcome aboard Ketey! Good luck on your plan to play some Irish songs on St. Pat's Day. 8) See you around. :D


"The only way I know that guarantees no mistakes is not to play and that's simply not an option". David Hodge

Posted : 04/03/2007 6:12 pm
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Welcome to GuitarNoise, Ketey! We look forward to seeing you around the forums! :D

Be sure to check out our womens' forum, "The Other Side"!

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Posted : 04/03/2007 7:59 pm
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Welcome to GN, Ketey!

Posted : 04/03/2007 9:25 pm
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Welcome to Guitarnoise!! Some say it's addicting, and often spend more time on here than actually playing. What part of Georgia do you live in? I live in NW GA in Rome.

~Mike the Redneck Rocker.

"The only two things in life that make it worth living are guitars that tune good and firm feeling women" - Waylon

Posted : 05/03/2007 3:20 am
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Hi Ketey. Welcome to GN. Sorry to hear about your divorce, but happy to hear you're playing the guitar again.


Posted : 05/03/2007 1:50 pm
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Welcome to GN, Ketey.

Funny post, got me to smile. :) <<< See? ;)

Good luck with your new life and guitar challenges.

We have a ton of resources available for you to get your groove on.

Enjoy your stay!!


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Posted : 05/03/2007 3:04 pm
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Welcome aboard. Where in GA? Anywhere close to Thomasville, Valdosta?

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Posted : 05/03/2007 7:27 pm
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Welcome to GN, Ketey!

Coincidentally, I had the quote in your signature as my signature for a few weeks just a few weeks ago! :lol:


When my mind is free, you know a melody can move me
And when I'm feelin' blue, the guitar's comin' through to soothe me ~

Posted : 06/03/2007 8:11 pm
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Welcome to GN!


Posted : 07/03/2007 2:06 pm
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Hello, and welcome from another Georgian!

Psa. 42:8
By day the LORD commands his steadfast love,
and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.

Posted : 07/03/2007 11:34 pm