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Location: Richmond, VA
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The LORD is my strength, my husband is my hero, and my six children are the air to me!

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@hugssandi • 2 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @macsaw:
"*WELCOME, MACSAW!*  We're so glad you're here!"
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@hugssandi • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"I have also loved hearing about your bees, Lisa! I covet the idea of having hives, but in the inner city the only place I can think of is the roof. It's..."
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@hugssandi • 2 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @dan-bogler:
"*WELCOME DAN!*  "
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@hugssandi • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Your "Dream Dulcimer?":
"What's hard is that it changes from season-to-season.  I remember wanting a Yocky, I remember wanting a big 'ole Tennessee Music Box, I remember wanting a..."
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@hugssandi • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"Strumelia:I'm having a gigantic bowl of espresso-choco-chip ice cream for dinner as I type this.    Figure I earned it. YES YOU DID!  It's chili over..."
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@hugssandi • 4 days ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on In the Garden-A Tribute to my Sister-in-Law and Friend:
"OH how lovely!  This is my 17yos favorite hymn, so it's special here, too.  Sounds like Fay was a blessing~praying for y'all as you miss her."
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@hugssandi • 6 days ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on O Sacred Head Now Wounded:
"OH so beautifully lovely!  ~one of my very, very favorite songs, everrrr~  THANK YOU for this blessing!"
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@hugssandi • 6 days ago • comments: 19
Liked @jan-potts's soundcloud:
O Sacred Head Now Wounded
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@hugssandi • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Rest in peace, Brian Beach":
"Prayers for all of his friends and family.  Rest well, Brian.  You will be missed."
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@hugssandi • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Leaning on the Everlasting Arms - Mountain Dulcimer:
"I like your fancy fingers and am learning from your video!  "
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@hugssandi • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"  Dan Goad: Awww Sandi, come on down.  I could drive down to Tampa, we could jam with Ken, feast 'high on the hog' and you, your hubbie and I could discuss..."
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@hugssandi • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"Ken Hulme: Sandi -- park the kids with relatives for a few days -- you and hubby NEED a break! OH Ken, I love this life!!!  I dream of traveling and..."
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@hugssandi • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Ode to Joy, key of E major:
"~I just love this~"
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@hugssandi • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Liked @james-phillips's youtube:
Ode to Joy, key of E major
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@hugssandi • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"Ken Hulme: Come on doowwwnnn!  Kusani and his wife stayed in our AirBnb Poolside Cabana With Gourmet Flair.  They sampled my gourmet breakfasts and we..."
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@hugssandi • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer #2:
"WOW this is gorgeous and so creative!  I've never seen sailboat sound holes~they are unique and beautiful!!!"
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@hugssandi • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked @johnstoneb's photos:
Dulcimer #2
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@hugssandi • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Amazing Grace in Cherokee":
"Just lovely~thank you for blessing us!"
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@hugssandi • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked @phil-myers's forum discussions:
Amazing Grace in Cherokee
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@hugssandi • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @bobbiemitch:
"*WELCOME!*  We're so glad you're here!!!"
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@hugssandi • 2 weeks ago • comments: 78
Posted a new Comment on @cindy-stammich:
"I have really loved getting to know you from your pics and vids and dulcimers, and I am still enjoying your stories!  ~it was a joy to peruse~  I enjoyed a..."
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@hugssandi • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"OH Ken, I dream of brunch at your house!!!  "
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@hugssandi • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @bohen:
"*WELCOME, BOHEN!*  We're so glad you found us!"
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@hugssandi • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @jgabsalot:
"*WELCOME!*  ~yer gonna love it here~  "
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@hugssandi • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "I am SO in over my head!!!":
"So I just played "Red River Valley" a few times and am thrilled!  I am still easy strumming, but I know that will build.  I know y'all have shared about..."
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@hugssandi • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"This chick pea curry was AMAZING tonight!!!!..."
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@hugssandi • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Capo positions, tunings, chords and other wonderful things":
"Dusty Turtle: The dulcimer takes 5 minutes to learn and a lifetime to master. Such a great quote!!!!  "
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@hugssandi • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked @cindy-stammich's photos:
Cindy Stammich
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@hugssandi • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Cindy Stammich:
"I LOVE WORMY WOOD!!!  My Teagan has a little of that going on, as he was built from American Chestnut from an old barn, 100+ years old!  ~love, love, love~  "
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@hugssandi • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked @cindy-stammich's photos:
Cindy Stammich
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@hugssandi • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Cindy Stammich:
"OH WOW.  That takes my breath away!  I love dogwoods...  They are Virginia's state tree, and my pink one is so pretty right now amidst everything else that..."
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@hugssandi • 2 weeks ago • comments: 78
Posted a new Comment on @cindy-stammich:
"OH Cindy!!!  I am up in the middle of the night and ready to go back to bed, but I couldn't stop watching all of your sweet vids with your family!!!!!..."
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@hugssandi • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Capo positions, tunings, chords and other wonderful things":
"This is one of the things I love about the dulcimer.  It can be simple, and yet I know I will also be learning new things and advancing my whole life!!!!"

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In love with my Wren from Feather Dulcimer!!!


I know I've posted a lot about this in the last few days, but I want to...
@hugssandi 7 months ago - Comments: 2
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New to arranging


I have loads of songs I am wanting to work on learning, especially those...
@hugssandi 9 months ago - Comments: 8

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Take Time to Be Holy

Take Time to Be Holy


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What's fer dinner?

Posted: Tuesday April 25 2017, 8:09 PM
By: @hugssandi

I am SO in over my head!!!

Posted: Wednesday April 19 2017, 11:35 AM
By: @Laurel K Scott

What are you reading right now?

Posted: Monday April 10 2017, 2:24 AM
By: @hugssandi

Playing the high notes well...

Posted: Saturday November 19 2016, 5:09 PM
By: @hugssandi

Please share pics of your homemade...

Posted: Sunday October 16 2016, 2:57 PM
By: @Annie Deeley

Campfire songs?

Posted: Thursday October 6 2016, 5:13 AM
By: @hugssandi

Are you playing on your front porch today?...

Posted: Wednesday September 7 2016, 10:52 AM
By: @Strumelia

How do YOU memorize music?

Posted: Monday August 29 2016, 8:57 PM
By: @Linda Boies

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Cindy Stammich
04/10/17 11:14:42PM @cindy-stammich:

Sandi - I am sorry you were up in the middle of the night, and really sorry we kept you up smiler

Seriously, thank you so much for the sweet comments!!!  I do cherish the time with the grandkids - the precious memories we have made.  It seems to be getting more difficult, but we still manage once in a while to make a little music. Thank you again!


Laurel K Scott
03/31/17 01:33:51PM @laurel-k-scott:

You're not bugging me at all Sandi -- so thrilled to meet a fellow Richmonder who likes dulcimers! My mother's ancestors were out in SW VA (New River Valley) around the time that the original Neff dulcimers (which inspired my new dulcimer) were made. So yes, we will have to chat!!

Time to get the new dulcimer out of its wet wooden box ... :)


Laurel K Scott
03/31/17 12:37:15PM @laurel-k-scott:

Oh, I love Church Hill (I'm a history fanatic) and your gaggle of children sounds delightful! I live in a small apartment just over the river in Forest Hill, and come with one very needy little dog. :)

From your video, I can tell you are much more advanced a player than I am. I bought a vintage dulcimer last month -- it kind of called to me from an antique shop on a stormy day like today -- but it is hard to keep in tune long enough to really learn on. So as a gift to myself, I had Dan Cox make me an old-style Virginia type dulcimer with modern tuning and fretboard, so I could at least get started while having my vintage dulcimer looked at/repaired.

My new dulcimer is supposed to arrive today, so I'm very excited! I played piano as a child, so have a little musical training, but not on stringed instruments. I would love to learn to play 'Amazing Grace' on my new dulcimer.


Laurel K Scott
03/31/17 11:09:28AM @laurel-k-scott:

Sandi, I'm so excited to find you! I was despairing of finding anyone in my area who played, though I know of some folks in Louisa and Charlottesville.

Alas, I am a rank beginner (with two dulcimers!), although Larkin Bryant sent me a copy of her book and CD to start with. I will be taking my first actual lessons at the Crooked Road festival in May.

What kinds of dulcimer(s) do you have, and what kind of things do you enjoy playing? I like the traditional songs and playing styles most, I think.


Robin Thompson
03/25/17 02:33:04PM @robin-thompson:

Oh, Sandi, thank you-- your thoughts mean so much!  

I send my love to you & your dears! 


Janene Millen
11/07/16 09:58:48PM @janene-millen:

Thanks so much.  Glad you liked it!


Janene Millen
09/11/16 05:15:19PM @janene-millen:

So glad you are enjoying this "old" songs I find. If I ever make a CD, I'll let you know.  Made a feeble attempt but found I hated hearing my voice mic-ed like that.  Have to let it go and maybe try again later.  Thanks for the words of encouragement though!


Lynne Gill
08/13/16 03:51:25AM @lynne-gill:

Thanks Sandi! 


Benjamin W Barr Jr
08/10/16 06:07:39AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

HI Hugs, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.

Ben


Marc Mathieu
08/05/16 10:32:55PM @marc-mathieu:

Thanks so much Sandi for taking the time to watch my bro & I play Hallelujah, and also for liking our rendition ! 


Ken Longfield
08/01/16 04:25:32PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Sandi. It was good to chat with you last evening. It's good to have you aboard here.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Jim Fawcett
08/01/16 06:25:58AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Sandi, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Robin Thompson
08/01/16 06:18:45AM @robin-thompson:

xoxo

Happy strumming, friend!  


Robin Thompson
07/31/16 10:23:06PM @robin-thompson:

Hello, dear one!  <3


Rob N Lackey
07/31/16 08:57:42PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Sandi, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. You'll make lots of friends here; this is the friendliest board on the internet.  Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob

 


Strumelia
07/31/16 08:37:36PM @strumelia:

Welcome Sandi!  howdy