Posted by dgill on Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I have met many talented people and made some really good friends in the last two years that I have been participating within this site. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate all of you, including the ones that just drop by to offer me input or comments from time to time, yet we have not had a great deal of interaction together.
Many have taken their own time to help me with my banjo playing, some have offered me moral support, some have offered me straight forward feed back that even stings a little and some have sincerely tried to help me better understand the challenges of life as they occur all around us each and every day. I am thankful for all of this and will continue my original plan which is best said by a friend of mine in the quote below.
However I do have one request. I ask that you except me for what I am, continue to offer me your thoughts, prayers, life lessons, banjo tips and anything else that may make me a better man.
"I for one will be going back to why I came to this site in the 1st place and that is to learn about playing, learn about banjos, to listen to great music, and to keep an eye out for cool banjos to buy, sell, or trade." Well said my friend, well said!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 @5:42:10 PM
Well said, Donnie. Call or PM me when you would like to pick. I will be on vacation in Feb.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 @6:45:18 PM
Donnie, you're a good man and a good friend. I look forward to enjoying your music and fellowship.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 @6:54:50 PM
Hey Donnie, you are a good man and I really enjoy you in the chatroom. We need more people like you around here so thanks for being yourself and enjoy learning the banjo with me and many more beginners because that is what it is all about. I still look forward to fish with you at that big fishin hole at your house. See you in the chatroom my friend.
Thursday, January 27, 2011 @12:00:31 AM
Donnie, thats what its all about man.................glad your here.
Thursday, January 27, 2011 @1:15:16 AM
Thanks fro your supportive comments too Donnie!. Good pickin' in 2011!
Thursday, January 27, 2011 @2:04:09 AM
Well put Donnie, look after yourself and your family.
All my best wishes......................Peter V.
Thursday, January 27, 2011 @4:50:22 AM
Appreciate you, Donnie
Jane C Says:
Thursday, January 27, 2011 @6:02:34 AM
jeremy blankenship Says:
Thursday, January 27, 2011 @7:23:30 AM
Always here to help ya man. We need to hook up again at a festival this yr.
Pepper Laing Says:
Thursday, January 27, 2011 @7:30:21 AM
I think we should have a "Hangout President" Donnie gets my vote! Keep on pickin`
Thursday, January 27, 2011 @7:35:19 AM
He may need a campaign manager for that. I'm up for it!
Thursday, January 27, 2011 @8:37:13 AM
It's been my experience that that there is a nice, supportive bunch of people here on BHO since I became active a couple of months ago. Thanks to all! I hope I can continue to learn and contribute myself.
Thursday, January 27, 2011 @8:42:14 AM
That sums it up.
Thursday, January 27, 2011 @9:49:14 PM
:) Well said Donnie :) I LOVE looking at the "new additions" category for video's and also MP3's but I admit that I rarely every read the forums. I will be at Kendallville this spring, if your around, look me up :)
I also would like to add that I was so proud of you for doing your video's. I can't seem to be brave in front of a camera yet so I have to say "Hat's off to you!" for it. It really inspired me and I am a whole lot closer to doing one myself. Thanks for your ongoing friendship and continually warm and kind heart. :)
John Kuhn Says:
Thursday, January 27, 2011 @10:02:17 PM
Hey Bro , lookin fwd to SPBGMA when we'll get to pick in person again!. Glad we have the Groups now where we can really share some things back and forth. with our like minded brothers and sister.Thanks for being a great friend and being there publically when I really needed ya!!! We're here for you too man!
Laurence Diehl Says:
Friday, January 28, 2011 @8:41:41 AM
Donnie - I think you would be my #1 guy to share a beer with.
Laurence Diehl Says:
Friday, January 28, 2011 @9:06:53 AM
I didn't really mean 'share' a beer (get 2 straws) - we could each have our own beer! Okay, I'll quit before I get into any more trouble lol!!
Friday, January 28, 2011 @2:24:47 PM
True words, Donnie.
...Oh, and BTW, I think I'm gettin kinda jealous about this SPBGMA thing!!! Maybe someone will have a recorder they'll turn on from time to time? :)
John Kuhn Says:
Friday, January 28, 2011 @2:51:50 PM
Im sure Donnie will have a full set up..LOL. He was production manager at Smittys when all those Mp3's and Videos came out.
John Kuhn Says:
Friday, January 28, 2011 @3:28:33 PM
ATTN! FRIENDS OF DONNIE GILL:
Donnie just called (FRI 6:20PM EDT) and wanted everyone to know his pwr cord for the computer is shot. Hasnt been able to get online the last 3 days. He's doing fine and will return ASAP/
Friday, January 28, 2011 @5:52:57 PM
I am back in business. Power cord was here after I got home from work. I am very lucky to have met you all. Thank you so much for your kind words and support. Means a lot to me.
Buffy, I will learn more about Kendallville and see what I can do.
Laurence, I would be honored to sit and enjoy some fine hops with ya my friend.
Jim, you can count on me man. I will taken all the video and MP3's that I can get Ok'ed to take.
Kidd, I am fired up about SPBGMA and will do my best to contribute to the creation of some great fun.
Thanks again to everyone, you are the greatest friend's a guy could have.
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