So, I just have to tell you how much I appreciate all of you banjo folks. Most of my life, I have had what I have called a "Disneyesque" view of life. I have always believed that people are just good. They take care of others. They reach out.
Two years ago, my ex-husband left me for another woman. At the time, I had an infant and a 2-year-old. I was in school and working my first full-time job in years. Then, after 6 months of being gone, he started dragging me through court for money and custody. At the same time, my parents got sued.
I feel like the last 2 years have eroded my belief in humans. I was getting a bit jaded.
After my wild hair to play the banjo, I feel like my belief is back. Between the people I have met in my town (including my teacher) and the people I have met here on Banjo Hangout, you banjo people are amazing. You help each other out. You're selfless. You're just wonderful. Maybe it's something about a banjo that makes people be decent, but whatever it is, it's great.
Thanks to all of you. And keep pickin' and being wonderful.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @2:31:03 PM
Good luck with everything Shelly. I think it's that we all have common goals pertaining to music. We're either starting down the path, on the path or looking back at the path. But you are so right about this site and the members.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @2:34:53 PM
Many Dittos from here. I've been here for years, and it's been one great ride after another. I've made many friends, some I've been able to meet, others not yet. As ye pick, so shall ye grin.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @2:50:31 PM
Were not human though Shelly, Ha Ha and good luck
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @3:03:33 PM
Shelly: Keep your spirits high. Banjo music makes people happy. We can't help ourselves!
A little earlier today I was reminded of a fellow that I worked with in Howard Johnson's, way back in the 1960's. No matter how hard we worked, or how busy or tired we were - his comment was always "keep smiling!"
Happy to be your friend here on the Hangout.
Wayne in Maryland
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @4:33:05 PM
Rough spots like those you described seem to be part of the human condition. Luckily, so are the good hearted people who make us smile, laugh and keep on pickin'!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @5:56:01 PM
Good riddance to that scalawag husband of yours. I know it's early, but better now than later. You deserve better.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @6:10:50 PM
Shelly, the banjo makes people smile. Good luck to you. All the best!!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @6:56:03 PM
Thanks to you all. And mainejohn, you sure got that right. Never thought I'd say it, but I'm happier without him. You are all fantastic. Gotta admit, pickin certainly makes me grin.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @9:48:47 AM
We're all just one big happy family here.....for support, happy times, and even a drama or two that make things interesting... :-)
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @11:10:59 PM
that was moving!.. best wishes to you & yours!..
Monday, January 16, 2012 @3:13:12 PM
Glad to know you are doing well. Many people use drugs or alcohol to escape bad experiences and tough times , but I have found that music is my drug of choice. I can come in after a bad day and pick up a banjo , guitar , or whatever instrument is handy and in only minuets I am in another world. Glad you found the banjo , and glad to have you as a friend on the hangout . God Bless .
Monday, January 16, 2012 @9:02:53 PM
You too Barry! *hugs*
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