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Owlkat Canadian folk icon Vera Johnson (119* d) RE: Canadian folk icon Vera Johnson 08 Apr 07


Hi y'all,
I haven't been here for ages because of university and graduation (you don't have to be crazy to do this, but it helps) but I'm very glad I dropped in today.
I remember Vera Johnson playing and I saw her on at least a couple of occasions. She glowed with warmth and humour, and she never stopped smiling. If I think a little bit more I might remember when the shows happened. Nonetheless, discovering this thread has been a very touching and happy surprise. I've seen my share of folk legends, and thinking about her now, I remember feeling that we were simply in someone's living room, surrounded by friends, and listening to a favourite and eccentric aunt.
Thank you for starting this thread.
And now, I have to go back to finishing my women's studies research paper on women in prison and institutional and social changes from the second to the third wave.
Oy.
Peace,
Dana (Owl)


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