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Thread #125802   Message #2792249
Posted By: GUEST,Kathy Reid-Naiman
19-Dec-09 - 04:30 PM
Thread Name: Is kytrad okay? Jean Ritchie UPDATE 30 Jan.2010
Subject: RE: Is kytrad okay? Jean Ritchie hospitalized
I am so sad when I think that Jean may be slipping away from us. She was the most influential person in my musical life. When I was about 13, my sister Mary bought a mail order dulcimer through an advertisement in a Sing Out! magazine. It was made by George Pickow and the rest is history.
I have learned so much from her and in my work with Children's music I am constantly referring to her songs and sharing them with others.

She is in my thoughts and prayers. I will be dancing and singing in Berea next week at the Berea Christmas Country Dance School where many of her relatives and friends will be thinking of her too.