… my sister passed away. I miss her.
Tomorrow is World Fiddle Day, or something like that. Here’s Roger Netherton with some fiddle music.
Update: Roger’s in Japan now. Here’s a video of the old-time session last night at the Armadillo Music Bar in Nagoya. After a bit of talking, Roger starts off with three solo pieces such as he would play in a fiddle contest. Then he is joined by several other musicians for the rest of the set.
My sister passed away this morning after a long battle with cancer. There probably won’t be much activity here for a while.
My sister Maureen passed away this morning after a long battle with ovarian cancer.
Maureen was the owner, director and principal teacher of the Portland Studio of Ballet and Highland Dance in Portland, Tennessee. A life-long ballet dancer, she performed with ballet companies in Kansas, Virginia and Tennessee. Later in her life she became interested in highland dance, and she won a closetful of trophies competing with girls half her age at highland games. She was particularly good at the sword dance.
Prayers would be appreciated for my sister Maureen, who is in the hospice after several arduous years of chemotherapy.
Update (January 15, 2010): Maureen passed away this morning.