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7. Heading home was hard

7. Heading home was hard

| July 6, 2014 | Reply

  I wrote this for the newspaper with which I worked for 14 years, in Sherman. Wrote it in September 2004. It could have been written yesterday, as the feelings I wrote then were exactly what I felt on my recent weekend at Kerrville Folk Festival. The color of the day was tie-dye; people stood […]

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5.  My first volunteer job

5. My first volunteer job

| May 21, 2014 | 2 Replies

Like I said earlier, it was a boyfriend who turned me on to the Kerrville Festivals. He was in the New Folk contest in 1975, didn’t win, but fell in love with the festivals. He and I broke up between then and 1975 Fall Festival Time. We were still talking, but when I told him […]

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4. Surprise honor brings more memories

4. Surprise honor brings more memories

| May 15, 2014 | 2 Replies

On a recent visit to Quiet Valley Ranch, I got to stay in my old cabin, which is now called and used for the green room. It was like old home week, even with the changes and improvements in the 10×20 foot building. One day, I went in to clean a bit in the new […]

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3. Friends of Bill W at Kerrville

3. Friends of Bill W at Kerrville

| April 18, 2014 | 2 Replies

That first festival came around after I had seven months of sobriety under my belt. In those seven months between October 1980 and May 1981, I had become very used to getting in-town help from my 12-step friends, nightly and sometimes during the day as well. The prospect of going 5 or 6 days without […]

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2. Volunteering has its rewards

2. Volunteering has its rewards

| April 16, 2014 | Reply

(Not sure what I’m going to do about photos for these little blurbs, and I’m a great believer in artwork with every article. I’ll figure something out.) *************** You might have guessed it — it was a musician, the man of my dreams (at the time), that got me started in it all. After divorcing […]

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