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Indicators again..

It was a strange contrast whilst driving around my home town to see people actually using their indicators..  As I returned to my current home, things returned to “normal” with the need to rely on intuition as I haven’t quite got the hang of this telepathy business.

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Funeral

I went to a funeral yesterday of a friend of mine.  In many ways I felt he was like an uncle to me.  At a very difficult time he allowed me to use a room in his shop as a little studio where I could write, record, practice and give the odd guitar lesson.  In return I would watch the shop if he went out and no one else was there and keep his catalogues for the karaoke discs he sold up to date. I am eternally grateful for his support and friendship.  He was 67 and died suddenly on the gold course.

The turn out was amazing.  No room inside for all the people who attended.  As I don’t live in the area any more I found out via a telephone call from my mother. His daughter died a little while ago from breast cancer.  So that was another shock. My last memory of her is singing and tap dancing with her daughter at her dads 60th birthday.  Then I see his brother, wheelchair bound and looking very frail.  Apparently arthritis put an end to his playing days and very shortly after retiring he went downhill and was in a nursing home within weeks.  Very sad.

I hadn’t seen my friend for a while.  Visits home just don’t seem to have enough time as I am usually spending the time with my daughter.  There have been times that I have told myself that I must pop round.  The last time I saw him was in the shop he and his brother ran and had just sold to the young man who used to work for him.  A couple of other times I had seen him out side his house and had a chat for a while.

We can’t take our time on Earth for granted.  It’s impossible to see everyone all the time, but staying in touch is so important. This has added a different perspective on things. The saddest thing though, is that he and his family didn’t have the gospel. “Until death us do part” is their lot at this moment in time.  As a couple so clearly devoted to one another how I wish that theirs could be a marriage for eternity. As my friend now enters the spirit world and gets taught the gospel of Jesus Christ, my prayer is that firstly he will accept it, and secondly that some day his family will also so that they can be such a family.

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Testimony Meeting

I have to confess that sometimes I have been know to cringe during F&T meetings, but this Sunday was wonderful and I was touched by many who bore their testimonies. Possibly the most uplifting experience for some time of recent months.

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Testimony Meeting

I have to confess that sometimes I have been know to cringe during F&T meetings, but this Sunday was wonderful and I was touched by many who bore their testimonies. Possibly the most uplifting experience for some time of recent months.

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Alternate Tunings

I am finding it more and more difficult to play the guitar in standard tuning.  Some time ago I experimented with D tuning on the acoustic and E on the electric.  I chose these mostly because it’s simple to switch between the two as fingering is basically the same, just a tone different.  I tuned the second acoustic to A recently and liked that too, but for the most part now when I pick up a guitar it’s the D tuning I play.  When I first started with D tuning I came up with a little ditty that over the last few months I have been adding little bits as I get more comfortable using it.  I am now at the point where I need to figure out how these little pieces join together to make a complete tune.  Hopefully once I do that I can record it.  Joy!

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Car Indicators

As so many people now don’t bother indicating when driving, should indicators become an optional extra?

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Ah the sweet dulcit tones of Alison Krauss.  Been a fan for some time now.  If I was lost on a desert Island with the choice of only one Artist/band then Alison Krauss with Union Station and Jerry Douglas would have to be my choice.  Superb in every way.  Now that the arthritis is making playing the guitar very difficult, I am experimenting with different tunings.  My hope one day is that I will get myself a dobro and play along to the gang.  It’s a way off yet, but I am at least starting to feel more comfortable in D tuning.  Gotta keep practicing though!!

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Car Indicators

As so many people now don’t bother indicating when driving, should indicators become an optional extra?

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Ah the sweet dulcit tones of Alison Krauss.  Been a fan for some time now.  If I was lost on a desert Island with the choice of only one Artist/band then Alison Krauss with Union Station and Jerry Douglas would have to be my choice.  Superb in every way.  Now that the arthritis is making playing the guitar very difficult, I am experimenting with different tunings.  My hope one day is that I will get myself a dobro and play along to the gang.  It’s a way off yet, but I am at least starting to feel more comfortable in D tuning.  Gotta keep practicing though!!

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Back up and nearly running.

My hosting company sadly became a victim of the recession, and so I have had to start again. Sadly most of the blogs I had up went along with them. However, this time I am going to keep a back up of them. I am in the middle of sorting out an office etc. and then looking to get some business ideas up and running, so might not get on here as quickly as I would like.

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