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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 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Play Music On The Porch Day 2019":
"Robin Thompson: [quote You and the kids sure do it up right, Sandi-- making it a special holiday!  <3   [/quote]   I sure hope we have another..."
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@hugssandi • 2 hours ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Your next performance?":
"I'm sure we had a thread already on this, but I have been searchin' and searchin' and cannot find it!  Please tell me where and what you are playing!!!..."
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@hugssandi • 2 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "So if Jesus came to dinner, what would you play?":
"OH that's a great question!!!  I have no idea...."
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@hugssandi • 2 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What are you reading right now?":
"Trevor Noah's _Born a Crime_.  Sometimes it's hard, and sometimes it makes me laugh out loud while waiting in a medical office...."
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@hugssandi • 2 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"I never seem to get this part of my life down for any length of time.  I kept injuring myself!  So I've now gone back to free HASfit senior vids on YouTube."
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@hugssandi • 2 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Visit With Kusani":
"I see this was two years ago, but I'm still jealous of both of yous!!!!  "
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@hugssandi • 2 hours ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @ken-hulme: Visit With Kusani
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@hugssandi • 2 hours ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @richard-streib: Stand for playing while standing
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@hugssandi • 2 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite noter?":
"Kusani and Richard, I just had to come back and share that my gratitude for y'all knows NO bounds!!!  I am still so enjoying my bamboo noters, so I think of..."
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@hugssandi • 2 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Choose just ONE song for all eternity...":
"NO!  LOL!"
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@hugssandi • 2 hours ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @richard-streib: Will donate student dulcimer to needy beginner
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@hugssandi • 3 hours ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @diane-r: How do you Practice?
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Liked a forum discussions item created by @jeannie-in-paradise: Playing again after losing all my dulcimers
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@hugssandi • 3 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Your Three Favorite Songs":
"OH that's hard.  Too many!  Right now I really do love A Man's a Man for A' That though...."
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 3 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's your favorite mournful, spooky, or lonesome song to play?":
"Kusani: Tom Dooley?     I LOVE THAT SONG!  Do you play it on dulcimer?  Is there a recording anywhere?"
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 3 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's your favorite mournful, spooky, or lonesome song to play?":
"Silver Dagger and Hard Times Come Again No More"
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@hugssandi • 3 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Play Music On The Porch Day 2019":
"I'M SO EXCITED, I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!"
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@hugssandi • 3 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimers in books & films":
"A dulcimer appears in one of the pictures of the children's book _The Rag Coat_, by Lauren Mills.  It's one of my favorites!"
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 3 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "I understand the appeal of chromatic mountain dulcimer":
"Robin, I'm not sure I realized you are a noter only player.  I love, LOVE your playing!!!  I dream of a chromatic, sometimes, but I think I still wanna..."
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @robin-thompson: Lyle Rickards on MD and singing in upcoming film
hugssandi
@hugssandi • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @d-chitwood: A Dulcimer Related White Elephant Gift!
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@hugssandi • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @dusty-turtle: Giving Thanks
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@hugssandi • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"I know I'm always in this place of failure, but my BFF became a PT assistant and shared some great advice that I will move to:  It's not about your daily..."
hugssandi
@hugssandi • one month ago • comments: 29
Posted a new Comment on @folkfan:
"Thinking of you fondly today while missin' "the good old days"."
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@hugssandi • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Strumelia's mermaid dulcitar 1997 CHEAP! $95":
"This is lovely!  I really love, LOVE the mermaid!   ~dreamin'~"
hugssandi
@hugssandi • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Nice Resource For Beginners":
"Thank you for this resource!"
hugssandi
@hugssandi • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "TAB for "Deep Settled Peace"":
"If it's the same "Deep Settled Peace", then Margaret Wright has TAB in one of her 12 Tune Songbooks.  It's one of my favorites to play!"
hugssandi
@hugssandi • one month ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on Nylon strung Dulcimer prototype . Basse Danse:
"WOW!  Is it quieter, or louder?  I am thinking of my daughters on their ukes and how I can never match their volume~HA HA!  Beautifully played."
hugssandi
@hugssandi • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Happy Easter!:
"This is a beautiful gift~thank you so much!  "

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Singing with my dulcimer...


I have always been one to play and sing, because why would you play and...
@hugssandi 2 years ago - Comments: 3
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I am SO in over my head!!!


I am used to playing melody, but lately I'm interested in some songs...
@hugssandi 2 years ago - Comments: 44
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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 3 years 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 3 years ago - Comments: 12

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Your next performance?

Posted: Saturday May 25 2019, 9:40 PM
By: @hugssandi

What are you reading right now?

Posted: Saturday May 25 2019, 9:31 PM
By: @hugssandi

Favorite noter?

Posted: Saturday May 25 2019, 9:11 PM
By: @hugssandi

Play Music On the Porch Day 2018!

Posted: Monday August 27 2018, 1:48 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Do you play any popular songs on your...

Posted: Thursday July 12 2018, 11:24 PM
By: @hugssandi

Strumming...AGAIN....

Posted: Thursday June 21 2018, 5:23 PM
By: @hugssandi

What's fer dinner?

Posted: Saturday January 6 2018, 4:36 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Are you playing on your porch today? -Aug...

Posted: Sunday August 27 2017, 10:50 PM
By: @robert schuler

Do you have any dulcimer art/photos I...

Posted: Thursday May 11 2017, 9:29 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

How do YOU memorize music?

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

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folkfan
04/22/19 10:42:11AM @folkfan:

Hi Sandi,  I hope everything is going well for you.  Spring has finally appeared to decided to stay here in Illinois.  It was touch and go for awhile as to whether we'd ever get out from under snow. 

folkfan


Robin Thompson
08/22/17 04:13:20PM @robin-thompson:

You are a jewel in my life, Sandi. 


Robin Thompson
08/22/17 11:53:07AM @robin-thompson:

Dear One, yes, I needed a fb hiatus.  Was on briefly recently to check-up on a relative yet am off again for a bit. 

I send my love, Sandi! 


Alamaine
06/13/17 11:51:58AM @alamaine:

Thank You!


abritabroad
06/09/17 05:39:28PM @abritabroad:

Thankyou so much....happy to be here....


Joyce Hughes
05/01/17 10:34:57PM @joyce-hughes:

Linda Brockinton plays it on you tube. The song is from the Isle of Man. The tale is that water kelpies are horses that tempt a rider and then ride into the sea and drown the rider. Supposedly this story was invented to keep children from wandering too close to the water when they were on their own. The song has a haunting melody. Linda B. has beautiful ornamentation of the melody.


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