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The FM Family
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Fiddlerman
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April 26, 2014 - 6:52 am
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coolpinkone said

THIS IS the place to be.https://fiddlerman.com/wp-content/forum-smileys/1st.gif (((((((GROUP HUG!!!!!))))))) ha ha you knew I was going to say something mushy like that!!............

YES!!!! GROUP HUG!!!
Thanks Toni. You are a huge part of this family.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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I just love being part of a large fiddle playing family!!

Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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I admit I feel like I have been neglecting my FM family for a while.
Heck, I even thought about posting a new vid tonight of my practice of "the Godfather" and then we have also got a new project to work on.......
Lets get it on......

I am amazed at how old people of my age are.....

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The great thing about a good family is that even if and when you are too busy to stay in touch, you know that you'll be welcome whenever you do find the time. :)

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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Fiddlerman said

The great thing about a good family is that even if and when you are too busy to stay in touch, you know that you'll be welcome whenever you do find the time. https://fiddlerman.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif

You can say that again. My life went off the cliffs of insanity for a while...
The only major event left is moving my parents across country in the next month or so. Then I hope to be back to a plain and boring life - I'm really tired of everything hitting at the same time and all of them major events. It really gets in the way of playing. Now if I could just win the lottery and do away with that pesky job thingy.beg

'Tis a gift to be simple, 'tis a gift to be free
'Tis a gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right, 
  'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.

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@NewFiddlerGirl I feel for you Oct of 2012 after Mom took a fall, broke her hip and developed septicemia from the surgery. She spent 4 months in a dump of a nursing home until we could get her and Dad moved up here from Pensacola. They are 87 and 86 this year.

It has been tough on Dad. He thought he was going to live out the rest of his life in FL. That one day he would just keel over and be put in the ground. He did not realize that sometimes it is long and slow and hard work getting to the grave. Mom is doing fairly well I guess it can take 2-3 years for an older person to recover from septicemia.

Talk about things all hitting at once - during that time my youngest and his wife delivered a 22 week premie who lived 2 days. Losing a child is the saddest thing ever - all the holidays missed. Then health issues with me!!! uugghh!!

It was that cloud though that turned me to playing the violin!! I needed something challenging to consume me.

Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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Schaick said

Talk about things all hitting at once - during that time my youngest and his wife delivered a 22 week premie who lived 2 days. Losing a child is the saddest thing ever - all the holidays missed. Then health issues with me!!! uugghh!!

It was that cloud though that turned me to playing the violin!! I needed something challenging to consume me.

We lost our only daughter as a still born and that can really put your life in a tail spin. Took me two years to get out of the funk. I actually went back to college for my second degree in mechanical engineering as my transformation.

Most of my recent life has been stupid stuff not quite so dreadful. We had issues with a rental property that we sold and were carrying the note. The actions (a foreclosure/eviction) required a lawyer. We used one that was recommended by a trusted friend but that went south. She was not an attorney but a wanted con artist - stealing over half a million from various people in 4 states. My husband and I worked with the police to bring charges. This happened 5 days before Christmas. We are due in court shortly. This is on top of buying a home for my parents and trying to move them out here. Then winter hit and that put the move on hold. Now mom needs cataract surgery and I'm hoping it can wait til after the move and do it here. Depends on her eyes condition. It just got so crazy busy and the crime caused more problems with the property that needed to be solved, so I just didn't have the time to do anything. Oh yeah, the house I bought for my parents was a fixer upper too and guess who's lead contractor and handyman (moi!). I'm just glad to be almost over all this.

I keep saying that once mom and dad are here I'm getting drunk for a week to forget this whole mess. Margueritaville here I come.........cheers

'Tis a gift to be simple, 'tis a gift to be free
'Tis a gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right, 
  'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.

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@NewFiddlerGirl - I am so sorry to hear about you losing your daughter.

What a mess with that con artist. Things like that make me so mad I could spit!! Why can't people just behave themselves?

When it rains it pours. It hit me maybe it is a good thing to get through all these rough periods at once instead of spread out over time so we can really enjoy the good times!

I don't drink - 1 glass and I fall asleep!

Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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When I hear your stories I feel blessed. No one deserves these types of things happening to them and I can only give my condolences. I realize that no matter what tragedies I hear others going through, I can never really put myself in their shoes and probably can't even begin to imagine what it all feels like. Hopefully karma really does exist and you'll get your rewards.
Cheers NFG and Schaick, even though you don't drink. :)

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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Despite all that is happened to me, and yes my life sometimes reads like a Shakespearean tragedy, I am a very happy and positive person. God never gives you more than you can handle. As to the con artist, I have taken the attitude that this was put in our laps because we had the guts to stand up and hopefully put her in jail. No one else seems to have been able to do that.

Your attitude determines your altitude. I will not let troubles get me down. There is always someone worse off than you. Looking back on my life, the bad things I've gone thru have made me a better and more compassionate person. Because of my experiences I have been inspired to help others by charity work and just simple kindness and consideration to my fellow man. If I allow the bad to turn me bitter I have become a smaller person and did not use all the gifts - both good and bad that have been given to me.

As for karma - I'm hoping to see someone in an orange jumpsuit for a very long time. Even if we don't get a dime back that she took. crossedfingers

'Tis a gift to be simple, 'tis a gift to be free
'Tis a gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right, 
  'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.

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