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BillyG
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@Mark - sorry your hosting-time is coming to an end - I remember the feeling!

Thanks for the videos - enjoyed them all, and well done thumbs-up.

A fine host, and you treated her well ! ūüôā¬†¬†

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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Thanks, Mark, for all of the Traveler videos you shared. You are really getting a terrific sound out of her! Bon voyage to the Traveler and much enjoyment to the next host.

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Wonder what ever happened to the guy who came up with this idea and started this thread 87 pages ago?

VinceKnight has not been seen on this forum since May 8, 2013 at 9:35 am, almost 6 years ago.

I wonder if he knows what his idea started?

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MoonShadows said
Wonder what ever happened to the guy who came up with this idea and started this thread 87 pages ago?

VinceKnight has not been seen on this forum since May 8, 2013 at 9:35 am, almost 6 years ago.

I wonder if he knows what his idea started?  

Same here .

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Mark said
Moonshadows, aye I will miss her, but her spirit won't let her be tide down to one spot, so off she must go to seek out new adventures.

Cid, actually neither, because of an old hand injury that left me without a finger and limited mobility to bend two more fingers and the fact that left have fiddles are rare, I chose to play a normal right handed fiddle left handed.

Mark  

Wow that was beautiful.  I can't imagine playing "upside down".  Good job!

 

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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It's spring time in Alaska, and it's (not) 40 below!  

 

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

 

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1stimestar,

Thank you.

Mark

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I actually wrote Dennis (VinceKnight) an email not too long ago and he replied that he still checks on the forum from time to time but is not involved in playing, or something like that.

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

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Thanks for the update on the "originator" of The Traveler, @Fiddlerman 

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Final farewell to the Traveling fiddle, I though it only proper to play at least one last song before she gets packed up for the next host, you can blame Toni, aka coolpinkone, for this one, she not only did she introduced me to this tune but also to the music of Jay Unger and Molly Mason who wrote it. 

Ashoken Farewell

 

Mark

 

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Packing video, if usable Fiddleman can hyper link it to the front page for reference, if not delete it, or it could be use it to ward off rats and other vermin.

 

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Mark said
Final farewell to the Traveling fiddle, I though it only proper to play at least one last song before she gets packed up for the next host, you can blame Toni, aka coolpinkone, for this one, she not only did she introduced me to this tune but also to the music of Jay Unger and Molly Mason who wrote it. 

Ashoken Farewell

 

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So sweet a sound your playing of Ashoken Farewell, and somehow a fitting "goodbye" from you to The Traveler. Thanks for that, Mark. I know you will miss her.

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Packing video, if usable Fiddleman can hyper link it to the front page for reference, if not delete it, or it could be use it to ward off rats and other vermin.

 

Mark 

 

  

Great tutorial on packing, Mark! It must be somewhat sad to give up The Traveler, but also comforting to know you are sending her to along to "another family member". I really enjoyed the videos of your adventures with The Traveler. Thanks so much!

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well I spaced it, I have never claimed to be the sharpest tool in the shed, I meant to past this first DUH!

Just a some information on the town I work in, I live in Tipton county in the out in the country side but Kokomo had a unique history in industry.  It's know as the city of firsts.

The list of firsts

  • America‚Äôs first commercially-produced automobile
  • First pneumatic rubber tire
  • First aluminum casting
  • First carburetor
  • First Stellite Cobalt-based alloy
  • First stainless steel
  • First American howitzer shell
  • First aerial bomb with fins
  • First mechanical corn picker
  • First canned tomato juice
  • First push-button radio
  • First all-metal life boats and rafts
  • First signal-seeking radio
  • First all transistor radio

* First dirilyte golden-hued tableware

 

The original ‚Äúlist of firsts‚ÄĚ was rather lengthy. It included the first commercially built automobile in 1894 by Elwood Haynes, the first pneumatic rubber tire in 1894 by D.C. Spraker and Kokomo Rubber Tire Co., the first aluminum casting in 1895 by William ‚ÄúBilly‚ÄĚ Johnson of Ford & Donnelly Foundry, the first carburetor in 1902 by George Kingston, the first Stellite cobalt-based alloy in 1906 by Elwood Haynes, the first stainless steel in 1912 by Elwood Haynes, the first American Howitzer shell in 1918 by Superior Machine Tool Co., the first aerial bombs with fins in 1918 by Liberty Pressed Metal Co., the first mechanical corn-picker in the 1920s by John Powell, the first dirilyte golden-hued tableware in 1926 by Carl Molin, the first canned tomato juice in 1928 by Walter Kemp, Kemp Brothers Canning Co., the first push-button car radio in 1938 by Delco Radio Division of General Motors, the first all-metal lifeboats and rafts in 1941 and 1943 by Globe America Stove Co. and finally the first signal-seeking car radio in 1947 by Delco Radio Division of General Motors. A later list also included the 1957 invention of the first all-transistor car radio, also by Delco.

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Ashokan Farewell... so perfect. Thanks for all of the videos ... and that last little history lesson, Mark. Having grown up in the land of traffic jams, that town of yours looks pretty sweet!

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Fantastic job on the Ashokan Farewell @Mark and thanks for sharing all the video’s and pictures. 

 Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about dancing in the rain!!

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Your finale of Ashokan Farewell was such a tribute to this violin’s adventure. 

Thank you for the packing tutorial! Took all the worry away! I asked Fiddlerman to have me put on the list. 

Thank you, Mark. A great ambassador for the Traveling Fiddlerman Communitty Violin.

They call me, ‚ÄúMellow Cello‚Ä̬†

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March 28, 2019 - 9:42 am
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Bravi Mark.
Thanks for all the posts, videos, and the great job you did hosting her.
I'm going to send you a link to tag your location on the traveler host map.

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

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Bocoholly,  Mookje, Cid, Fiddlerman,

Thanks, for the kind words. TheTraveling fiddle she has been shipped off into the wilds of Canada and should arrive into Intrepidgirls arms next Friday it looks like.

I must say, I have enjoyed my time with the traveling fiddle much more than I had anticipated. Thank you all for allowing me to be part of it's history.

Mark

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Mark, thank you for allowing us to be such a big part of your time with her. It was quite an impact on me. This is such a wonderful adventure!

They call me, ‚ÄúMellow Cello‚Ä̬†

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