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Dave Howard
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Date Posted: 21:17:05 12/29/01 Sat

I could not believe it when a friend called me last Thursday to tell me about Dick. I am still in shock.
Dick and I grew up in Connecticut about 40 miles apart and first met when he was about 16. He basically took my place in a bluegrass band when I was drafted in 1966. He was already a better player on every instrument than anyone else in the band, including me. We lost touch with each other when he moved west and reconnected a few years ago when he started making yearly trips back east. I was overjoyed to renew our friendship and we always had a great time together whether we were playing or just jawing.
I have 2 sets of photos of Dick. One from February,1968 and one from last May. It's the same guy in both, just older. The years never changed him. I'm very grateful for our friendship and feel very cheated that I won't see him again, but our friendship goes on.

Dave Howard

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Annie
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Date Posted: 23:22:48 12/29/01 Sat

Dearest Dave,

I wanted you to know that Dick spoke of you often,
and that he loved you dearly. He would tell me great
stories about your adventures at the local pub, and your musical hours together playing his favorites. I never met you, but I feel like I know you and I just wanted to tell you that you gave Dick a lot of joy-

Annie
(Dick's Friend in California)

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Norman Plankey
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Date Posted: 06:18:47 01/01/02 Tue

I've put up a page with some pictures sent by Dave and others. Hopefully when I get some mp3s from Matt Cartsonis, I'll have those also. If anyone has anything they'd like to share along these lines the can get ahold of me.

<center><font face="Trebuchet MS" color="#000080"><a rel=nofollow target=_blank href=http://www.plankity.com/DickFegy/index.html>A Dick Fegy Memorial Page</a></font></center>

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rOD
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Date Posted: 04:42:06 01/03/02 Thu


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Rod Roach
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Date Posted: 04:56:43 01/03/02 Thu

Knew Dick from around 1970 when he first moved to Old Joe's in Cambridge.I was working in a B-grass band, Stoney Lonesome, with a couple other OJ'ers and was fortunate to have been able to jam with Dick on many occasions. He was a cut above most of the area musicians and a great person to hang around with.
I sold Dick the best guitar I ever owned- a battered '52 D-18 Martin formerly owned by a blind street musician who, it unfortunately appeared, never owned a seeing eye dog. Dick had the guitar repaired and I was very pleased to learn he still had it- and loved it, when we reconnected a couple years ago.Said it was the best $300 he ever spent. I thought a lot about Dick and my old guitar over the years after he moved out to CA and though I missed it- and him, was happy to know it was in his hands.
I'll miss Dick, but at least the good memories will remain.

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