Mudcat Café message #4028021 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167156   Message #4028021
Posted By: Vic Smith
13-Jan-20 - 10:56 AM
Thread Name: Review: Lost threads
Subject: RE: Review: Lost threads
Steve Shaw wrote about Molly:-
She could be quite fearsome, and you didn't argue back!

Not half! I never had occasion to fall out with her - but I have been present when she did with others and it was not a pretty sight!
But she has a heart of gold and when she took a cause to her heart she was always totally whole-hearted. She was always there week after week at our folk club brimming with enthusiasm, often knitting those black and white striped jumpers for members for the 'smugglers' section of the Cliffe Bonfire Society to wear in their parades.
She and Howard would manage to fit in one 'freebie' piece of Web Design each year amongst the many they made in the running of their business. I was the beneficiary of these on a number of occasions:-
* She designed and managed a website for Rocket FM in Lewes and my folk and world music programmes were always given prominence in her management of the site.
* She took over, extended and extensively developed the website for The Copper Family.
* She totally redesigned our folk club website making it much more attractive and user friendly.
* When we organised the first British tour for the great Gambian kora jali Jali Sherrifo Conteh we invited her and over 100 others to a reception prior to his first concert. She was totally charmed by this amiable, very talented man and offered to redesign the website that we ran for him. She showed us how to set up a merchandising section of the large website where we could sell his CDs and also the batiks for another talented Gambian that we supported, Buba Drammeh, The money from the sales on that website all went with other money raised and earned to enable both Sherrifo and Buba to buy land and build their own compounds.

So let's hear it for Molly!

(Sorry about this thread drift but I have never really had the chance to praise her anywhere other than in person - and it is theraputic for me to write positive things rather being critical of the actions of others. It is much more in my nature to want to bring out the good things that happen.)