Have you met other FOTMD's in real life and become friends?
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My name is Ann Wells and last year mid summer i was camping in Pictou, NS, Canada with my hubby. A travel trailer pulled in across from us and later in the day, i could hear music coming from there, then fiddle music...well, I just had to go over to talk. The lady was here with her hubby and another couple. We talked about her fiddle music, found she was a teacher of music in Vermont. When I asked about the other instrument I had heard, she brought out her dulcimer and played a song...I immediately fell in love. Turned out her hubby and lady friend also had dulcimer..I went back to our trailer and told my hubby that was what i wanted for my coming birthday. He bought me a Cedar Creek, hour glass model and a book. I tried to get the gest of it for a month or so. Went on FOMD and asked if there was anyone in the Antigonish area who played, little knowing that I was the only one who owned one except for, as we later found out, a man about 200 miles away. As a result of my inquiry, I was contacted by Jane Williams from Kentucky, who summers in Liscomb in Nova Scotia. How blessed can you be?? Last Sept, just before they left to go home again, Jane and her hubby came for a visit. That's when I discovered that she teaches dulcimer to seniors at the college in Kentucky. Don't think I didn't feel like dropping down and kissing her feet...and still do. She is the most wonderful, gracious and talented friend who goes out of her way to help me out. She has even come up to my area to play at the local nursing home with me. As a result of her teachings and patience, I have been playing at my church, nursing homes, library and for anyone who will listen. I do thank all the generous people who share their tab also but If there was an award for greatness, I would certainly nominate her.