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5 years in - Thank you to my BHO friends

Posted by Kevin G on Saturday, October 30, 2010

Yesterday, I celebrated the 5th anniversary of my great banjo experiment. On that day, my wife gave me a banjo for my 45th birthday. (If you excel at math, you'll know that I've reached the half-century milestone without my having to say it out loud. Oops. I did.) 5 years ago, I couldn't read music, didn't even know how to hold the banjo, and for the first few months, the outcome of the experiment was in doubt. And now? It's hard to imagine life without the banjo.

I can't celebrate this anniversary without thanking the BHO and my friends here. When my wife called my bluff by putting a banjo in my hands, I began looking for banjo information everywhere: online, in bookstores, on magazine racks. I instantly felt somehow unloved in comparison to guitarists, for whom there seemed to be almost too much information. And then I found the BHO, and I've never looked back. The members here, the information here, and the spirit of cooperation and helpfulness here have kept me going, offering encouragement at every step along the way. So on this anniversary, perhaps meaningful only to me: Thank you, friends, thank you BHO. I don't know where my banjo and I would be without you!

7 comments on “5 years in - Thank you to my BHO friends”

rinemb Says:
Saturday, October 30, 2010 @1:36:43 PM

I will "ditto" that. Brad

Jane C Says:
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @5:50:42 AM

Five years for me too Kevin, only I don't think I've progressed quite as spectacularly as you have. Happy Birthday, I hope you have a great day, but I doubt that your wife could top that banjo as a birthday gift. Unless it's another banjo?

TopCat Says:
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @6:39:45 AM

Congrats Kevin, both on your 5-yr banjo anniversary and on your birthday! I've really enjoyed reading your interesting blogs on your banjo experiences here on the BHO, so please carry on sharing your thoughts with us as you continue the journey!

dgill Says:
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @6:45:19 AM

Congrats man for hanging in there. There is nothing better than a good wife and a banjo in your hands.

peghead59 Says:
Sunday, October 31, 2010 @7:48:11 AM

Happy Birthday Kevin and well done for keeping going on that banjo.

frailin Says:
Monday, November 1, 2010 @6:41:32 PM

Whee! And congrats on STICKING WITH IT!

Kevin G Says:
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 @9:46:47 PM

Awe, shucks. You guys are just the best. I meant every word I wrote.

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