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Woman quits career in NY to make violins in Mass.
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KindaScratchy
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July 17, 2014 - 7:47 pm
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From the Washington Times:

CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) - Lots of people harbor dreams but never follow through on them. Rosemary Clancy’s was to craft violins by hand. She was 42 years old when she decided to drop everything and go for it.

It was a radical decision. Clancy had a major role in a successful family business in New York City. She had played violin all her life but had never worked in wood. She had never really used tools. Nothing prepared her for the exacting, three-year course of study she would undertake, except her lifelong love of traditional Irish music.

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When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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coolpinkone
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Wow.. that is a GREAT story Diane.  I love it.  Sigh... what a great dream fulfilled.   

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Great story, and good for her!

Just goes to show, that it's never too late to pursue your passion. 

Thanks for sharing the article Diane. smile

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A lovely story!   Though with her age and the statement:

“I decided life’s too short; you have to go for it,”

...I am sure some will call it her "mid-life crisis".  LOL 

A great career direction for her, though, and excellent to hear about.

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