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Jean Ritchie update Sept 2011

03 Jun 11 - 10:13 AM (#3164703)
Subject: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: GUEST,Mary Katherine, sans cookie

Based on the discussion about the passing of George Pickow, I thought I should
update you about Jean Ritchie. After over 50 years of living here in Port
Washington, Jean has returned to her family in Kentucky, living in Berea.
However, shortly after she moved in early May, she fell and hurt her hip, so
she's now in a rehab facility, and will hopefully return to Berea in a few
weeks. Her son Jon is going down to Kentucky for the summer, and he can fill
you in on her progress. Jon can be reached at JPickow@aol.com . The house is
almost on the market, pending some zoning approvals from the village. Feel free
to call or write if there's any other information I can provide. And we're all
grateful that Jean's papers are at the Library of Congress.

Nancy Solomon
Long Island Traditions
382 Main Street
Port Washington, NY 11050
(516) 767-8803
(516) 767-8805 fax
director@longislandtraditions.org
www.longislandtraditions.org


03 Jun 11 - 10:18 AM (#3164704)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: Rapparee

Get well and do it quickly, but don't get hurt doing it.


03 Jun 11 - 10:25 AM (#3164707)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: Sandra in Sydney

thanks for the report on Jean's condition

sandra in sydney, Australia


03 Jun 11 - 12:18 PM (#3164751)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield

Many thanks for the update - please pass on best wishes to Jean - hope she's back home in Berea soon.
Derek Schofield


03 Jun 11 - 02:38 PM (#3164795)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: gnu

Ditto, ditto, ditto... hope you do well Jean.


03 Jun 11 - 02:47 PM (#3164800)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: Amos

Warmest wishes for fast healing and a happy recovery, Jean!!

Amos


03 Jun 11 - 02:50 PM (#3164804)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: Lonesome EJ

Sorry to hear about her injury. I certainly send her my best wishes and hope she can return to Berea very soon.


03 Jun 11 - 06:23 PM (#3164895)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman

Jean, Amba and I send our loves and hopes for a quick and full recovery! Bob


03 Jun 11 - 06:24 PM (#3164898)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: Big Mick

That old wheel just keeps on turnin'. Thanks for the update, Ms. Nancy. Your loss is certainly Kentucky's regain. I hope for music on the porch for our Jean.

All the best,

Mick


05 Jun 11 - 11:36 PM (#3165756)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: ChanteyLass

I hope Jean continues to heal. Please keep us informed of her progress.


06 Jun 11 - 01:39 PM (#3166055)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: katlaughing

Thanks so much for the update. May she heal quickly and well. It seems fitting that she is back in KY with family. Please pass on my respect, gratitude and best wishes to her.

kat


06 Jun 11 - 02:27 PM (#3166079)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: foggers

Many thanks for taking the time to post this update. Jean is so special to so many people.

Will be holding her in my thoughts, that she heals quickly and, as Big Mick has said, that there is music on the porch for this gracious lady who has brought so much music to us all.


06 Jun 11 - 08:17 PM (#3166245)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: GUEST,Robert

Thank you. Some of us folkies here on the coast (Oregon) have been wondering, and many of the threads are now closed, so I am very, very grateful for the update. Heartfelt best wishes and lots and lots of love to Jean and her family and friends---Robert


06 Jun 11 - 09:48 PM (#3166272)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: GUEST,Coyote Breath sans cookie

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

CB


07 Jun 11 - 12:04 AM (#3166308)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: brashley46

Best wishes for Jean from up here North of the Lakes as well.


07 Jun 11 - 05:36 AM (#3166404)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: SylviaN

Hugs and wishes for a speedy recovery from Keith and me (and an especially big hug from Keith). xxx


07 Jun 11 - 01:05 PM (#3166578)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: lefthanded guitar

Yes, the Ritchie/Pickow family hosted a summer sing gathering that was the most warm and genteel of any I've attended. You don't know what true southern hospitality is til you have been welcomed by these extremely talented and kind people.

I miss the family; and to our dear Jean,I hope you are healing and doing well- please never stop singing and playing dulcimer.
The porches of Kentucky await your return.


07 Jun 11 - 04:56 PM (#3166700)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Lots of love to one of my great inspirations!


08 Jun 11 - 02:52 AM (#3166918)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: Bonnie Shaljean

One of mine too - love winging its way across the sea from Ireland -


08 Jun 11 - 03:53 AM (#3166933)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: Mary Humphreys

Love and best wishes for a speedy recovery.


08 Jun 11 - 05:14 PM (#3167278)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: Suffet

Jean, if you are reading this here is a big THANK YOU for all the wonderful picnics you and George hosted over the years. We are happy that you are back home in your native Kentucky, but we will miss you. Get well soon and keep on making beautiful music.

Love,
Marilyn & Steve Suffet


09 Jun 11 - 04:30 PM (#3167913)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: Herga Kitty

Thanks for the update!

K


24 Aug 11 - 08:08 PM (#3212252)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: GUEST,Robert

Hi everyone--we can't get Jean's home page; neither Peter nor Jon seem available. Haven't heard anything for awhile, can someone tell me how Jean is doing? (yes, I realize it's a difficult time..) Thanks


24 Aug 11 - 10:57 PM (#3212302)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: GUEST,BigDaddy

All my heartfelt best wishes and loving thoughts to dear Jean Ritchie.


25 Aug 11 - 12:08 AM (#3212335)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: GUEST,CoriSCapnSkip

Such a wonderful talent, legend of American music, and truly gracious person. I wish her and her family the best.


25 Aug 11 - 12:18 AM (#3212337)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: Big Mick

I corresponded with Jon recently and he tells me that our Jean is doing well. I will be visiting with her on the way to the Getaway and will give you all an update then.

All the best,

Mick


25 Aug 11 - 03:39 AM (#3212369)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: Little Robyn

Give her our love Mick.
Robyn in NZ


25 Aug 11 - 04:30 AM (#3212381)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: gnu

"doing well"

Good to hear. Thanks Mick.


25 Aug 11 - 04:48 AM (#3212390)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: Sandra in Sydney

patiently awaiting more good news around Getaway time

sandra


25 Aug 11 - 09:18 AM (#3212465)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: EBarnacle

I have only met Jean a few times but have always respected her as a national treasure and worth preserving. Be well and be preserved.


25 Aug 11 - 10:17 AM (#3212502)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: Stringsinger

Jean Ritchie, an important folk singer and songwriter has set a standard for what we call folk music. Jean and Woody (imho) remain two of the top folk singer/songwriters of our time.


25 Aug 11 - 10:56 AM (#3212520)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: GUEST

Thanks Mick - as others have said please convey to Jean the heartfelt love and good wishes of her international fan club.

Will look forward to hearing a further update from you, it is appreciated.


25 Aug 11 - 12:08 PM (#3212557)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: maeve

I'm ever grateful for news of Jean and her family.


25 Aug 11 - 01:11 PM (#3212594)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: GUEST,Robert

Thank you Mick, and everyone else. When I had just got out of hospital myself, Jean sent me the most beautiful card and letter. We had met several times over the years, and talked on the phone. You are all right, she is very, very much top shelf in music. I have always been proud that I can say I know her. It might sound a little old fashioned, even nostalgic, to say that it seems we are all "family" here--Jean, if you are reading this, you are so, so loved and admired by all!


29 Sep 11 - 05:55 PM (#3231324)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: Big Mick

What a lovely afternoon I have just had with our Jean and son Jon. And I am elated to tell you she is doing VERY well. I walked in the door and was greeted by those beautiful twinkling eyes, gorgeous smile, and big hug. For those of you who know Jean, let me assure you that she is doing great. She is in a wheelchair for the time being due to a hip break, but other than that she is great. We had coffee and banana bread fresh baked by my wife, and then we swapped songs for a bit. She and Jon did several together, and she harmonized on several of mine. She did tire after a bit, but it was, simply put, a wonderful time with this grand lady and friend. It put my mind at ease. Jon is in fine voice and it was a joy listening to his songs and jokes. And he an do a passable SE Ireland brogue. ***chuckle***

All the best,

Mick


29 Sep 11 - 06:03 PM (#3231330)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: maeve

Mick, thank you from the top, middle, and bottom of my heart. I have needed to hear how lovely Jean and Jon are, and am delighted and grateful to read your cheering report.

Maeve


29 Sep 11 - 07:08 PM (#3231366)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: Matthew Edwards

Lovely to hear that, Mick. It is so good of you to go and visit her, and your account of your meeting is just a pleasure to read. Thank you for this.


29 Sep 11 - 11:50 PM (#3231459)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: Joe Offer

Oh, that's so nice to hear, Mick. I wish I had the chance to meet her. I had hoped to go to one of her annual picnics, but never did.

-Joe-


30 Sep 11 - 10:20 AM (#3231675)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

How wonderful! I happened to see a photo posted by Chance Shiver on Facebook this morning that led me to seek out this thread. Mick, you truly are one of my heroes, as is Jean. Thanks for the update!


30 Sep 11 - 01:27 PM (#3231769)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: foggers

How lovely of you to share with us the pleasure of Jean's company. Many thanks Mick.


06 Oct 11 - 04:34 PM (#3235003)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: GUEST,Robert

Thank you very, very much, Mick, for the good news. I just listened to "Clear Waters Remembered" again, and a few other songs. Did you know that Jean and Mary (Travers) have done music together? Also, I discovered that a June Carter album gives reference to music by Jean. How cool! Take care everyone--hugs from the coast.


07 Oct 11 - 01:50 PM (#3235437)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: gnu

Ditto, ditto, ditto and some "me too"s! Heartwarming to hear.


07 Oct 11 - 02:31 PM (#3235467)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update June 2011
From: GUEST,Philippa

oh that is lovely to hear that Jean is keeping so well. Nice to hear from you too, Mick


16 Dec 11 - 11:36 AM (#3274842)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update Sept 2011
From: Stilly River Sage

I hope you're up and around these days, Jean, enjoying the holiday season! I've been listening to some of your songs on YouTube today, trying to choose a couple of favorites to send to a friend.

SRS


16 Dec 11 - 01:35 PM (#3274945)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update Sept 2011
From: Rex

Thank you for the good news Mick. It is comforting to know that Jean is still sharing her joy of music.

Rex


16 Dec 11 - 06:04 PM (#3275127)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update Sept 2011
From: bbc

So good to hear your news, Mick. Glad to hear Jean is ok. You are the best, my brother!

love,

Beebs


08 Feb 12 - 06:56 PM (#3304585)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie update Sept 2011
From: GUEST,Robert

Checking in to see how our wonderful Jean is doing--Mick(?) would appreciate some news. Thanks.