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Old 05-15-2003, 09:20 PM   #26
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Titan,

It's things like that that make life so enjoyable. Those are the types of things that are never forgotten.
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Old 05-15-2003, 10:02 PM   #27
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Welcome back I was wondering where you've been keeping yourself.
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Old 05-15-2003, 10:02 PM   #28
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Welcome back I was wondering where you've been keeping yourself.
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Old 05-16-2003, 09:22 PM   #29
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I reckon I'm too late for the Friday Night Chatroom.
(Looks who's on at a different time of day)
I believe I'm too late to be on at the same time as Borderstone, though.
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Old 05-16-2003, 09:22 PM   #30
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I reckon I'm too late for the Friday Night Chatroom.
(Looks who's on at a different time of day)
I believe I'm too late to be on at the same time as Borderstone, though.
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Old 04-24-2005, 05:55 PM   #31
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I thought I would update this post with another experience I had Just a few days ago.

After a few gentle rains in Pike County, Illinois and some warm spring days I knew it was time to enjoy my springtime tradition. I started the day with a plate full of biscuits and gravy and a call to my employer that I was "sick" and wouldn't be at work. Then I popped in disc 3 from Songbook and began to listen to my favorite singer/ songwriter Gordon Lightfoot. After enjoying a few adult beverages and relaxation I hopped into my pickup truck and cruised down a lonely gravel road towards a farmer that wouldn't mind if I walked his lovely stretch of timber. As I watched the morning sun I sipped some coffee to warm me up a bit and listened to Gord's Gold.
As I drive I thought of how this ritual of mine seems to breathe an extra amount of life into me.

As I park, I'm loading Gordon Lightfoot into my Cd player. It seems like an eternity of walking
until I spot one. It's a beatiful spongey Morrell Mushroom! It's beauty is something I haven't seen in a year and as I reach down I see more of the same! As I walk through the timber I see wild daffodils and birds building nests. A Lighfoot favorite of mine ( Rainy Day People) begins to play. I find a patch of mushrooms so large I wonder if my pillowcase will hold them, it does and I know my work is through.

Another spring has brought me my favorite day to be by myself. A day to reflect and count my blessings. I finish up by driving home and giving part of my bounty to Charlie, the gas station owner that never has time to look himself.
he thanks me and gives me a free can of Mt. Dew.

Lightfoot and his music were with me every step of the way on another springtime tradition. And oh yes, Those mushrooms cooked in butter and laying next to a Ribeye steak were like heaven on Earth!!!!
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Old 04-24-2005, 06:31 PM   #32
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Titen, you are not that far from me. My dream is that Lightfoot could come to Springfield....wouldn't that be great???
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Old 04-24-2005, 06:31 PM   #33
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Titen, you are not that far from me. My dream is that Lightfoot could come to Springfield....wouldn't that be great???
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Old 04-25-2005, 11:28 AM   #34
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Titan,

It's when I read stories like yours that I'm reminded how good life is.

I have a cottage on Lake Simcoe, about an hour and a half north of Toronto. This weekend I'm going to head up there with my Lightfoot CDs and my discman, and take a walk around the woods just like you.

Ahh, life is good.

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Old 04-25-2005, 11:28 AM   #35
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Titan,

It's when I read stories like yours that I'm reminded how good life is.

I have a cottage on Lake Simcoe, about an hour and a half north of Toronto. This weekend I'm going to head up there with my Lightfoot CDs and my discman, and take a walk around the woods just like you.

Ahh, life is good.

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Old 04-25-2005, 03:04 PM   #36
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Hey Kenyon - are you going to Mariposa on July 10th??
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Old 04-25-2005, 03:04 PM   #37
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Hey Kenyon - are you going to Mariposa on July 10th??
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Old 04-26-2005, 09:18 PM   #38
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Life is good, titan. I'm stuck on the outskirts of city life now, and I miss the forest.
Thanks for taking me back for just a peek. I could almost smell those deep woods smells, could almost feel that soft spring rain and almost hear those sounds that are lost forever in the city.
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Old 04-28-2005, 06:32 PM   #39
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A-men to all the above . . .

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Old 04-28-2005, 09:06 PM   #40
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Yep - that was it - I was too lazy to haul out my box of tapes/videos and check!
lol
I love watching that show - there's also him, Red and Terry Whelan performing Pussywillows/Cattails in the studio. I loved the part of him laying in bed and getting up to write some music for it! He was 28 years old and looked so much younger. His mum and dad were a hoot talking about the house being full of kids and their instruments and his mum calling him Gordy. SO cute!
I gotta get that box down and have a video night of Lightfoot stuff.....lord knows I ain't busy doin anything else! Come and keep me company Cathy!
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boy it sure would be interesting seeing Gord working in the recording studio. i wonder if there are more shows and or clip that the CBC has that aren't on there online archives?
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Old 04-28-2005, 09:06 PM   #41
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Originally posted by char:
Yep - that was it - I was too lazy to haul out my box of tapes/videos and check!
lol
I love watching that show - there's also him, Red and Terry Whelan performing Pussywillows/Cattails in the studio. I loved the part of him laying in bed and getting up to write some music for it! He was 28 years old and looked so much younger. His mum and dad were a hoot talking about the house being full of kids and their instruments and his mum calling him Gordy. SO cute!
I gotta get that box down and have a video night of Lightfoot stuff.....lord knows I ain't busy doin anything else! Come and keep me company Cathy!
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boy it sure would be interesting seeing Gord working in the recording studio. i wonder if there are more shows and or clip that the CBC has that aren't on there online archives?
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Old 04-29-2005, 04:28 PM   #42
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Absolutely, Watchman:

Makes me want to take a sit w/ my 2001 Honda Accord CD Player - w/ the air on.

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Old 04-29-2005, 04:32 PM   #43
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And Titan . . .

Blessings for sharing your Springtime Tradition. Your words paint your senses well -for our partaking.

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