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Old 12-19-2006, 10:14 AM
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Default A Musician, Too

I hope Mickey sees all these tributes to his beloved mother. Isn't it something how much she meant to so many of us? Just like she was our mom, too.

Dorothy was also an accomplished musician and played the slap bass in a country band when Cincinnati was the home of country music. I loved to sit with her at John Hartford's Christmas parties when someone, totally unknown to me, would make their appearance into the room. "Oh, Look! There's so-and-so-- he (she) played fiddle for the Haystack Roundup Band (or whatever)." Dorothea knew all those old-time C&W entertainers; so being with her at John and Marie's made the evening that much more special and entertaining.
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