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Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
10/29/15 10:45:10PM
170 posts

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I haven't responded to a lot of the wonderful heartfelt comments I have gotten through this thread. I would love to thank each and everyone. Thank you so much. I am getting ready to start a new journey now. Some of you might not know but my dad affectionately known as the bell ringer passed away on the 17th of October. He has been a very BIG part of my life for the last five years. It's not going to be easy adjusting to not hearing the bell ring all the time. But I can get back to a normal life or as normal as it gets for me. I can travel now and go to festivals which I am looking forward too. Well that's it for this thread. Thanks again everyone for all the well wishes.

Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
09/07/15 08:31:41PM
170 posts

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The homer ledford festival was a great success once again! I hope to see many of you in the future. 

Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
09/07/15 08:29:46PM
170 posts

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Helen Seiler:
You are a legend young Dana...well done! ... and I'm so sorry you had to go through all that. I hope u get the big hug i sent your way this week via another member. Helen x

I got it helen and thank u! I need your mailing address again I have a package for u I have had for some time. Please send it to me and I'll get it in the mail. 

Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
09/03/15 04:53:25PM
170 posts

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People I'm back with a BANG!  I haven't been on in a while because I've been very busy getting the Ledford festival going. 

Anyway just wanted to let everyone that doesn't know already that I had surgery finally on July 10 th. Not robotic old fashion full surgery. Came through it fine. Had a PET scan 3weeks ago. Went to dr. Monday she smiled and said I am cancer FREE! No after treatments of any kind. Follow up PeT scan in 6 months. I'm a happy camper!

Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
05/13/15 09:35:40AM
170 posts

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I got GREAT news yesterday! I had the first of three radioactive implants this week and the doctor told me my tumor has shrunk a lot, it really has surprised them also. It has shrunk enough that I can have surgery. Surgery was not an option before and was thought I might not be able to have it at all so this was wonderful news. I can banish this alien from my body. I'm one happy camper.
Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
04/30/15 04:56:58PM
170 posts

Hello and a little info


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Thank you everyone for the wonderful support. Love you all Dana
Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
04/29/15 03:35:59PM
170 posts

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Lexie the only one that plays is the guy that puts you under for surgery. He has built five and says he plays chord style. The others just have them I told them I'd give lessons. And I have played for the radiation waiting room. Loaned a dulcimer to a fellow patient that wants to learn. He is picking out some hymns by ear.
Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
04/29/15 02:08:47PM
170 posts

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Hello everyone, haven't been on in a while so thought I give a little update for any friends that might want to know. The doctors revised my cancer treatment. Since it was endometrial cancer and stage 3 (only because it was found in 2 lympnodes) they have decided to do 4 1/2 weeks of radiation, which I am in the middle of now, along with a chemo treatment ever Monday to boost the radiation. This is shrinking the baseball sized tumor down to a manageable size to remove it doing the di Vinci robotic surgery which is so much less invasive with faster recovery time. My body tells me the shrinking is working and I have had no I'll side effects from the chemo. Two more chemos to go. I feel better than I have felt in years so must be working. I told the doctor this morning when he asked how I was. That I feel to good to be sick and I feel so bad saying it around so many so bad off. But he said that's what we like to hear. I have a bunch of GREAT doctors. Markey cancer at UK are the tops. I couldn't ask for better. So thank you everyone for all the thoughs, prayers, and well wishes. Ps could believe how many of my doctors and other medical staff that own dulcimers!
Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
03/29/15 10:59:23PM
170 posts

Hello and a little info


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Thank you everyone for the well wishes. I will beat this! Thank you
Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
03/28/15 06:27:39PM
170 posts

Hello and a little info


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Hello to all my friends on FOTMD I have informed most of my friends on FB but I would like to tell my friends here also about what I'm going though right now. I lost my sister unexpectedly on the 10 th of this month she was only 52. Then on Monday I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. Seems I have had it for a while but the good news is my cat scan showed it has only spread to one lympnode. I am putting my daddy in the nursing home on Monday temp. So I can get some rest before my surgery. At first they said chemo and radiation but after cat scan may not have to have it. Won't know for sure till consult with oncologist on the 6th and surgery. I have a wonderful support system in my dulcimer family. I'll still be checking in from time to time an keeping up I love watching everyone's videos and hope to post some more of my own soon. :)
updated by @dana-r-mccall: 01/13/19 05:09:18PM
Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
09/06/14 03:58:41AM
170 posts

Homer Ledford Festival


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Patty My daughter videoed the whole concert but has to break it down into smaller parts so I can post it. I'll get her on the ball so I can post some. Also will post pics of the classes a friend of mine took pictures all day so there will be some.

Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
09/02/14 09:37:58PM
170 posts

Homer Ledford Festival


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John WHY didn't you come up and tell me who you were I was so busy. Glad you had a good time.

Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
06/13/14 11:38:07AM
170 posts

Everyone knew the dulcimer!!!!


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I find a mix of people...some know what it is and some are like what the heck is that! But once you play everyone loves it. It just has that affect on people. I still remember the first time I ever heard one, don't think I'll ever forget. had to have one then and to play not to hang it on a wall. Been in love with it ever since. Hey It's good to hear from you again girl, it's been a long time. Dana

Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
02/23/14 09:02:53AM
170 posts

This is what came in the mail.


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It is beautiful Phil and your right know one like dulcimer player as friends. I love baritones and can't wait to hear a vid to see how it sings.

Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
01/06/14 01:39:17PM
170 posts

Seeking the Imelda Marcos of dulcimers


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My dad had 9 siblings Rice's must of believed in large families! lol

Ellen Rice said:

Rice is my hubby's name - somewhere there's ancestor paperwork about a grandpa that says "Pell Rice had 12 children" -- always makes me think, "Hmm, and MRS Rice had nothing to do with that?"

But I'm glad to see that dulcimer collecting is in a healthy state . . .

Dana R. McCall said:

Hey Ellen I'm a Rice too! My maiden name

Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
01/05/14 08:13:39PM
170 posts

Seeking the Imelda Marcos of dulcimers


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hope you come back this year and play some again. Looking forward to the 2nd annual J.A.R. Jam at my house.

R N Lackey said:

Well, Dana, in your case it's quality as well as quantity. You got a bunch of good uns! That's what makes yours so special. Thanks for letting me see and play some of them!

Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
01/05/14 08:09:05PM
170 posts

Seeking the Imelda Marcos of dulcimers


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It is Maryann it isincurableandvery contagious

Maryann Lang said:

And floor space too! I have cleaned out what was once the craft corner of my office and now I am visualizing a music corner with achair, music stand and plethra of dulcimers -- and I have only been playing for a month or so -- DAd hits fast and hard and seems to be incurrable!

Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
01/05/14 08:06:59PM
170 posts

Seeking the Imelda Marcos of dulcimers


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

LOL RN just call me Imelda! HAHA I know there are several out there with a lot more than my 25+ Jan for one.

Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
09/17/13 03:00:03PM
170 posts

Mountain Dulcimer Strings


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hey Dewey thanks for the info on the Elixir wrapped strings.

Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
09/16/13 12:50:41AM
170 posts

Mountain Dulcimer Strings


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You can by individual strings. They are guitar strings. Just order those sizes in the ball end. Most music stores carry single strings.

Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
08/02/13 03:12:43PM
170 posts

Chromatic dulcimer


Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions

No it's not an old dulcimer it is really my most expensive one and is a proffesional model Papaw's dulcimer with a pickup in it. The frets in it are all good. Iwas thinking of sending it back to him to have the work done.

Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
08/02/13 02:38:36PM
170 posts

Chromatic dulcimer


Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions

OK I think I ready to try a fully chromatic dulcimer. But I have so many I really don't want to purchase another one. I have a few that already have a 1 1/2, 6 1/2, 8 1/2 and a 13 1/2 How hard would it be to have the rest of the frets added to make one chromatic and how many more frets would it need?


updated by @dana-r-mccall: 06/08/16 09:24:05PM
Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
09/20/13 07:41:52PM
170 posts

Daniel Boone played a dulcimer


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according to youtube that episode aired sept 64 and that is the month and year it started so that might have been the 1st if youtube is right.

I'll keep checking

Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
09/20/13 05:27:04PM
170 posts

Daniel Boone played a dulcimer


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hey David Thanks for posting the article that was neat.

Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
02/01/13 12:00:17AM
170 posts

Daniel Boone played a dulcimer


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LOL Ken you done busted the bubble, I though ole Danel was a playing it. I never thought to check what he was fretting, did think about trying to play the song though. I guess its in DAA tuning?


Ken Hulme said:

Good post Dana. This topic surfaces about once a year. Watch closely and you can see that, of course, Fess really isn't playing the dulcimer, and the notes he's fretting aren't the right ones for the song.

Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
01/30/13 04:25:22PM
170 posts

Daniel Boone played a dulcimer


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Here is a link to a Daniel Boone episode where Fess Parker sings to wife Rebecca, playing a dulcimer.


updated by @dana-r-mccall: 01/13/19 05:09:18PM
Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
01/10/13 10:46:41AM
170 posts

Have you met other FOTMD's in real life and become friends?


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Yes Robin you are forgetting someone MEEEEEE!!!!

Robin Thompson said:

Like Rob, I've not met a FOTMD member I didn't like! I'm trying to think of them all. . . and they kind of come in the 'order' in which I met them. Gary Sager, Laura Elder, Butch Ross, Julie Elman, Ken Longfield, Hunter Walker, Kendra Ward, Tish Westman, Bing Futch, Doug Berch, Jim Fawcett, Rob Lackey, Sam (Oh, gee, I just think of Sam as Sam and can't recall his last name! )Tom McDonald, John Wood, Barbara (nice lady who sold a dulcimer to Jim F). . . I'm likely missing someone. My world has been made richer for having made the acquaintance of each of the friends of the mountain dulcimer!

PS-Oh, I must be forgetting someone!

Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
12/08/12 09:03:25AM
170 posts

Good Wood Gone Bad :(


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Now Sam you know I think a lot of that brain of yours. It has it's moments!

Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
12/15/12 01:36:02PM
170 posts

My other Hobby


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For anyone on facebook, i've opened a page called Brush Strokes by Dana. If you are on FB pleace stop by and like it. The 100th person to like the page will recieve a free 11x14 acrylic PET Portrait!

Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
11/29/12 08:00:05AM
170 posts

My other Hobby


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That is GREAT John I can always use good advice.

Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
11/28/12 08:44:09PM
170 posts

My other Hobby


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Hey John, Thanks for the tips, they are great, gave me some ideas for my next pic. I'm trying to get depth and that is hard to do sometimes. Love the idea of the fish lips above the water. You give some great advice. Do you paint? Thanks again. Dana

Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
11/28/12 06:59:17PM
170 posts

My other Hobby


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john p said:

Very well executed Dana.

A longer range shot showing the overall design would have been nice

john

Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
11/26/12 03:34:38PM
170 posts

My other Hobby


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I don't know what I'm doing half the time Kimberly. LOL Never know till i'm done. Where do you teach an art class? I used to volinteer at the Jr High to be a teachers aid in art class when they had a sub or needed help. I really enjoyed it.

Kimberly M. said:

Wow, Dana! Very cool! I need you to come here to Memphis to teach my art class. I have no clue what I'm doing. lol.

Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
11/26/12 11:03:07AM
170 posts

My other Hobby


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John as soon as it's finished I'll post a full pic of it so the whole picture can be seen at once. Thanks

Dana R. McCall
@dana-r-mccall
11/26/12 10:05:46AM
170 posts

My other Hobby


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Not trying to advertise on the site but i do commission work if anyone is interested. Graphite pencil portraits and houses or building. Pets and animals, acrylic paint, graphite pencil and watercolor pencil. Message me if interested. You can check out my art work on my FB page under albums or some of my work is on here under my photos. Thanks. Dana

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