George Haggerty, founder of the August Dulcimer Daze festival, luthier, teacher and more... passed on June 2nd. I had the honor, a couple years ago, to substitute teach a Noter class at the Mount Dora Festival here in Florida, when George was suddenly taken ill.
Although I only attended August Dulcimer Daze once (and left early because I became ill), George provided a good festival. He was a great promoter of the mountain dulcimer and folk music in general. He taught at many other festivals. He will be missed.
kenh: I'lll take that over a cheeseburger any day, John! Good choice!! Love chiles rellano!
Sept 18, 2023 16:33:00 GMT -5
saltsprings: Amen to that.....I've been looking for Poblano peppers forever........no luck.
Sept 18, 2023 16:39:45 GMT -5
clawhammer7: That's ok, John...a chile relleno can be a Mexican cheeseburger...sort of.....
Sept 18, 2023 17:24:01 GMT -5
clawhammer7: Yer lookin' in the wrong places, Salt...Come on over to Texas...yer sure to find 'em here....
Sept 18, 2023 17:27:25 GMT -5
kenh: Heck we've even got Poblanos down here in Fort Myers... and theveggie markets over in Immokalee
Sept 19, 2023 6:22:53 GMT -5
saltsprings: You would think Publix would have them.......there used to be a Mexican Grocery in Ocala, but now it's moved about 60 miles from here, go figure.
Sept 19, 2023 15:59:52 GMT -5
richard: Hey Salt---did you loan your resident bear to Disney World? I heard they had one a couple days ago.
Sept 19, 2023 19:04:58 GMT -5
saltsprings: Yup, they did and they captured him and brought him/her up to this neck of the woods. Did you read about the Amazon driver bit by a Diamondback Rattler that was on a porch when she dropped off a delivery? She's in tough shape.
Sept 20, 2023 0:49:29 GMT -5
clawhammer7: That was a big 'un...Hope the driver's ok.....
Sept 20, 2023 9:29:50 GMT -5
richard: Hope that delivery driver will be okay. That is such a danger where rattlesnakes live.
Sept 20, 2023 19:17:23 GMT -5
saltsprings: Yup, I remember dispatching a monster of one on Crosslink road in Raleigh, back in the day when I was a cop on the midnight shift. Sun came up and kids were starting to walk along side the road and that rascal was right out there with a bad disposition.
Sept 20, 2023 23:12:16 GMT -5
saltsprings: I should have added that that was 51 years ago, before all that development out there......it was all swampy along that section of road.
Sept 21, 2023 8:04:03 GMT -5
johnknopf: I was a mere child in ninth grade back then, before I discovered dulcimores.
Sept 21, 2023 8:27:57 GMT -5
clawhammer7: I'm still a mere child.....Ya gotta think young...keep yer mind active...You might have all the aches, pains, and mis'ries,but keep yer sense of humor; spend yer kids' inheritance; now THAT's funny!
Sept 21, 2023 16:05:36 GMT -5
johnknopf: Got no kids, nor wife for that matter. Or dependents. Just my faithful barnacles, leeches and tapeworms.
Sept 21, 2023 16:46:31 GMT -5
clawhammer7: Maybe you oughta see a veterinarian 'bout them worms, John...for them barnacles, I'm afraid you're on your own.....
Sept 21, 2023 22:30:02 GMT -5