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Author:  Roy Stamps
E-mail:  armstead_2000@yahoo.com
Date:  6/30/2008 2:13:52 PM
Subject:  One Great Time!
Message:  Lady Sylvia and I headed north out of Austin about two yesterday afternoon with the memories of wonderful music, great hugs and super friends.
I was the lucky one as I had dozens of CD's that were recorded over the three days to keep me company.

There are so many to thank...Felix and Barb for the food, Virginia and Alaska Shirley for doing a thankless Job at the Registration table, C. W. Colt for the webcast and help with production, Gary Lake for working with me on the schedule and doing a fine job as MC, his wife, Lyn who worked with Sue Ann Zerre, on the auction and raffle, and Sue Ann who was my right arm before and during the event...Jeff Douglas of Oregon Public Broadcasting who took over the sound and did a super job...and my lady Sylvia who picked up the pieces that I dropped.

A special thanks to all of those who pitched in to clean, serve, lift and tote...too many to name here...however it seemed that Joey was twins, he was everywhere!

Another extra special thanks to Paul Colby, who graced us with his smile and brought Jerry Jeff Walker to our stage as a surprise guest.

My deep appreciation to Joe Gilchrist...for your support and kind words...not to mention bringing Larry Jon Wilson to the Gathering for the first time...along with Sam Anderson, Sandy and others.

To Jonmark, Doug, the entire Newbury clan and all of the other performers...WOW!!!!! What a talented lineup we had.

Last...Mamie....What else can I say...that hasn't been said before...you are one of a kind and I love you!

More on the Gathering later....still have to unload the car.



 One Great Time! by Roy Stamps  at 6/30/2008 2:13:52 PM
 Re: One Great Time! by andrew p at 6/30/2008 3:11:29 PM
 Re: One Great Time! by Gloria Comingore  at 6/30/2008 6:33:59 PM

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