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    Hi to all--

    I've lurked on this forum since roughly the Dawn of Time, always with the intention of creeping out of the shadows to be counted at some point. The New Year seems a good time. So this is by way of a brief and very belated introduction.

    I've dabbled in all sorts of instruments, but the first step on the slippery slope was dragging my father's old mandolin in from the garage when I was ten years old. As soon as I got my hands on my first guitar--it was the '60s, after all--I unconsciously emulated Charlie Monroe by handing off the mando to my younger brother, and it was a very long time before I picked one up again. But the instrument reentered my life around 1994, and I've been at it ever since.

    On mandolin I probably feel most comfortable playing Irish or old-time American material, but I have hopelessly eclectic tastes, and I'm always eager to expand my range. I've learned an enormous amount over the years from the collective offerings of this group, and in fact my main motive for de-lurking at last is simply to say Thanks.

    So Thanks. And here's to future conversations.

    Bob Michel
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    Well, I'm an old new member, so thanks from me too. Welcome, Bob.

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    Hey Bob and Hank! Welcome, though you probably were involved with the MC long before I was. Glad you're here.
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    Hello Bob,

    Welcome! Where abouts near Philly are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Clark View Post
    Hello Bob,

    Welcome! Where abouts near Philly are you?

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    Thanks, Bob. I'm a few miles west of the city. But I also have a Jersey connection: a little place way, way down on the bayshore in Cumberland County. Whereabouts in South Jersey are you?

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    Well said Bob!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Michel View Post
    Thanks, Bob. I'm a few miles west of the city. But I also have a Jersey connection: a little place way, way down on the bayshore in Cumberland County. Whereabouts in South Jersey are you?

    Bob Michel
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    Hi Bob,

    Just east of Woodstown, in Salem County. Your Cumberland County place might not be too far from me. There are a number of Cafe members within an easy drive. When the warm weather gets here, we ought to try to arrange a get-together.

    Bob
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    Welcome Bob.
    "Put your hands to the wood
    Touch the music put there by the summer sun and wind
    The rhythms of the rain, locked within the rings
    And let your fingers find The Music in the Wood."
    Joe Grant and Al Parrish (chorus from The Music in the Wood)

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    Lots of Bob's going on around here...

    Welcome,... I'm new myself to the instruments and relatively new to the forum, but welcome to you!

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    Welcome from Philaburbia!

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    Howdy from Delaware-- totally in on the mando gathering.

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    Welcome to the nuthouse, Bob!
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