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Where do I come from?

Thursday, November 12, 2015


I come from  at least one ancestor who had the love of music for sure.  His name is Barney Anolton (Monk) Daniel.  And he was  in my opinion, the best fiddle player ever.  Now we all know that I would be prejudice on this point.  But i have to say that this has always been the word from most everybody who knew him.  As long as i've been alive, i've only known him and grandma to be from Marshall County, Alabama--around Albertville, Boaz and Gadsden area.  He played from a very young age (under 10 years old) until the day he died.  There was nothing I liked better than to see that old worn case come out when we would be lucky enough to be in his presence.  That meant  we would be his captive audience and he would play for his family only.  I'm sure he never knew how much we loved to hear him.  i have recently come across some cd's that were made of him playing with the Sand Mountain Wild Cats as well as some others i never knew of .  Two men I do know that he played with are Richard Heilandman and Jim Conner.  After listening to this treasure that we have, my mind went into overdrive.  You know, way back there weren't alot of pictures taken, at least there weren't alot of pictures taken of him.  But I have been determined to find some more treasures.  I'll tell you a little secret,  i've even been toying with the idea of seeing if, at 57 years old, i can pick up a little bit on the fiddle.  I've always wanted to but never had the confidence to.  Now i'm at an age when it's now or never.  And I really don't care if others like it or not.  It's for me and me only.  Unless there might be an angel sitting on my shoulder playing his fiddle and cheering me on.  That would be great!  But I ran across this page and saw Richard and had to contact him.  i've found Jim Conner and intend on calling him in the very near future.  I think my age is making me really sentimental.  i can't get enough info about family.  But what i do know I take it as it is--we all have our faults and my Grandpa had his demons he battled.  But the goodness and kindness in that man has been something i have appreciated all my life.  The love that this man has been the recipient of is tremendous and he probably never had any idea how much love came just from his grandchildren.  So this is the journey i'm on   i'll be updating.  Ya'll come back now ya hear.

 

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Occupation: housewife

Gender: Female
Age: 64

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i am the granddaughter of an alabama fiddler from way back. one of the sweetest men i have ever known. and a great fiddler to boot. his name was barney anolton(monk) daniel.

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