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Subject: Dick Fegy Memorial

Kate Spencer
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Date Posted: 08:09:56 04/30/02 Tue

On Saturday April 27 we celebrated Dick's life. Sun, cool temperatures,and a beautiful colonial house made for the perfect day. Dick's friends came from Boston, New York, Chicago, Vermont, Connecticut,and New Hampshire to celebrate his life in the best of possible ways: eating, drinking, playing the tunes and singing the songs that Dick loved so much. We watched videos of Dick and his friends and of course talked about him with both fondness and sadness. The only one missing was Dick!
Thanks Marty and thanks to Lynn Manring at the Indian House for sharing the facilities with us.
Several people asked me if they could contribute to the cause and the answer is most emphatically YES. The American Diabetes Association has an online web site and donations in Dick's name can be made there. Unfortunately I couldn't find a mailing address on the site; if someone would post that, donations could be mailed as well.

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Neil Rossi
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Date Posted: 05:54:56 05/03/02 Fri

And thanks especially to Kate Spencer who took the initiative to set this up. It <i>was</i> a lovely day, and was made even nicer by meeting some of Dick's (and my!) friends again, some of whom I haven't seen in almost 30 years! The only thing that would have made it perfect was if Dick were there to share it, but if he wasn't there in person, he certainly was in spirit.

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Date Posted: 15:02:45 11/24/03 Mon

The best bongo player i have ever heard is a guy named billy constable.To catch pickn at its best get your hands on Hypnotic Clambakes Frozen Live Vol.1.Billy also plays fiddle and mandolin. P.S. anybody know what ever happened to david b.? bojo

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Tony Thomas
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Date Posted: 21:43:01 12/20/03 Sat

I havent seen Dick since maybe the spring of 1969, but probably the summer or fall of 1968. I had been playing guitar backup with Don Sineti, now in the Morgans, but Donny had been drafted and sent to Vietnam, when Dick came around that summer, around the crowd of us who hung out at Robert Hardin's pad as we would have said in the Park street neighborhood of Hartford. I hooked up playing backup for bluegrass as opposed to the more old timey music that Moose had been playing and that I still favor. I remember us playing together up at the Cannan Valley Farms bluegrass festival at the end of that summer, if my senile memory is correct.
I just learned of his death a few minutes ago with someone posting about Dave Bromberg on Fiddle-l refered to the late Dick Fegy. The last time I saw the man he and I were young, he was really young, younger than my freshman students, bright.
he was so serious about the music. I have become a fiction writer and poet and am back to music now, but when discussing the art or whatever to get good at, I always talk about back when we were all in or just out of high school in the first years of college playing music or trying to, and the person who really practiced, asked questions, studied, and cut off the the hanging out and the other stuff to know the instruments, the music, its history, were the ones that got anywhere while people with equal or even greater talents fell by the wayside. I was always thinking about Dick when I would say that whether to creative writing students, musicians I know, or just people.
What can I say. I last saw him when he had just graduated from prep school. I heard a few recordingts he made since then, but who knows. he was a bright optomistic, smiling face, mature for his age (reverting to my thoughts as a 21 year old about an 18 year old, LOL) I am sure that for people that knew him, that brightness and sweetness and kindness I still remember in him, is a much bigger loss than any of his wonderful music.
If there are any people on this thread who remember me from th e old folk music days in Connecticut and Massachusetts from places like the forum or the Quiet Collage of the Image, write me at writerrad@aol.com.

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