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Meet “1stimestar” from Fiddlerman’s “Fiddle Talk” forum
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• Please begin by telling us anything you would like to about yourself. Age, place of birth, residence, etc.
GeorganneI was born in Northern Minnesota though we moved around all my life.  My dad was a gypsy.  I spent most of my youth in various places in the south though Oregon, Montana, and Colorado were some of my favorite places.  I am of Irish and German decent.  I moved to Alaska with my then 2 year old and 5 year old in 2003 when I separated from my husband.  We later got back together but he died of cancer in 2011.  I am 47.  I am in love with Alaska and will never leave.

• What made you decide to play the violin?
I've always wanted to play something, piano, guitar, what ever.  About 10 years ago after I arrived in Alaska, I decided I would love to learn to play the fiddle.  After all, it's so portable.  You can play it around the camp fire, on a mountaintop or in the woods. READ MORE>>>

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but the one who needs the least."

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What a fantastic interview.  How nice to know more of you.  I so enjoyed your photos and your writing.  I also have enjoyed meeting you on the forum.   I love that you play to the ghosts and the wind and trees ... To nature.  It is very lovely and considerate!  

Have a great week.   

Toni

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Sweet story 1stimestarthumbs-up

 

Love the image of Alaska in my minds eye...Takes a certain type of person to live out that way for sure...But the freedom cannot be matched i assumeflag_usa

 

Ever been to the bus from the movie Into The Wild? One of my favorite movies ever..

 

Keep on keeping onviolin_girl

 

Blaze

 

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Great review, @1stimestar.

So nice to know more about you and your story, lovely!

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Great interview, @1stimestar ! What a touching story. I'm sorry to hear about your husband. That's really tough. It's so great that you found the fiddle and it's helping you get through hard times.

I think many of us adult learners experience that to some degree. Learning to play the violin gives us something pleasant to focus on and provides an escape difficulties for a while. And I think many of us feel obsessed by it, but that's not a bad thing. :)

Yours was also a very interesting interview. I visited Alaska many years ago; it's a beautiful place but I can't imagine living there in the extreme cold and dark winters. You must be a hardy soul. Your other hobbies are fascinating.

Thanks for sharing your story!

 

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That was truly a great interview.  Your photos and your story were fantastic and your henna art is truly amazing. I'm very pleased to meet you.

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

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That was a wonderful interview. You live a very interesting life. Your love for music and the environment you live in is very special.

You play to the SPIRITs. > Now that ROCKS!!!!!!!

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It was great getting to know something about you. I can't imagine a single mom taking her 2 kids and moving to Alaska. What a brave and determined person you are.

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Beautiful story, Georganne, nice to know You better! I love North and want to visit it someday (LOL, yep that is one of my things to do "one day"=)).

...My instructor says I’m a bit obsessed with it but I figure that’s a good thing when starting this late in life...

Same here =) I guess, it's normal then rofl

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Thank you all for the nice replies.  I am so glad to have found this wonderful group of supportive friends.

 

We had a nice solar storm last night. Luckily I don't have to go in to work until 1:00 today.

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Opportunity is often missed because it wears suspenders and looks like hard work.

 

Alaska, the Madness; Bloggity Stories of the North Country

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johnnyblaze said
Sweet story 1stimestarthumbs-up

 

Love the image of Alaska in my minds eye...Takes a certain type of person to live out that way for sure...But the freedom cannot be matched i assumeflag_usa

 

Ever been to the bus from the movie Into The Wild? One of my favorite movies ever..

 

Keep on keeping onviolin_girl

 

Blaze

 

Yes the freedom is amazing.  I could go on and on about it...  I see the posts from friends saying they are not allowed to build a fence, porch, shed, what ever on their own property and realize I can never again live in the lower 48.  

 

Ah the Magic Bus.  Some of us love that it is there, most of us do not.  I have never gone there and don't ever plan to.  It requires a major river crossing and that is one thing I try really hard to avoid!  Plus, there are so many other fascinating places to trek to.  The problem with the bus being famous is that so many tourist try to go and end up needing rescue.  The majority of Alaskans think Chris McCandless was an idiot.  I just see him as an idealistic young man.  And really, do we not WANT our youth to be idealistic?  I do.  There is (normally) plenty of time later in life to be realistic, why rush it. 

 

Opportunity is often missed because it wears suspenders and looks like hard work.

 

Alaska, the Madness; Bloggity Stories of the North Country

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Yeah i figured as much after seeing on the news about people having to get rescued all the time out there..

 The movie was good stressing how materialistic people are especially nowadays..

It does seem like an adventure for sure...

 

 

Blaze

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I read the book years ago.  I was surprised that I enjoyed the movie so much (you know, movie after book syndrome).  I own it as I collect movies on Alaska.  

 

Opportunity is often missed because it wears suspenders and looks like hard work.

 

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excellent interview, very nice to meet you

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Thanks Barry.

 

Opportunity is often missed because it wears suspenders and looks like hard work.

 

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I might have come a bit late, but that was a really nice interview. I really like to see your determination with the violin, and I'm pretty sure you've improved a lot by now. Nice to meet you! :)

Skype: augustoad Email: augustoaguieiras@hotmail.com Phone number/whatsapp: +55 42 9861-4084. I'd be happy to talk anything fiddle-related to anyone! :)

 

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Thank you Augustoad.  Yes I am quite a bit better then I was then, but still no where near where I want to be.  Lol I'm sure most of us are on that same wavelength though.  

 

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