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At 9:16am on December 17, 2008, John Masciale said…
Hi Chris, welcome to this forum.
At 10:16pm on December 17, 2008, Jim Miller said…
Greetings Professor,

Things are going well or well enough. A change of course for me. I'm now gainfully (?) employed by another and that's okay. Jobs are scarce as Minstrel Banjoists around here. How's it shakin' down sof ? Still getting your fair share of abuse from the ignoramusses?

Col. Filbert
At 11:24pm on December 19, 2008, Kyle (Cuffie) Pretzl said…
Thanks pard, who do you play banjo with?
At 11:31pm on December 22, 2008, Carson Hudson said…
Yes, I've noticed a decline in general historical knowledge and attendance at historic sites here, but the economy is part of the problem with the visitation. We can only hope that things improve...
At 7:57am on March 30, 2009, razyn said…
If you have a way of telling David Swarens to check his messages, please do so.

Also, I posted the song you asked for 17 days ago. It's an attachment in my reply, that day (March 12). You're welcome.
At 12:10am on June 15, 2009, Kyle (Cuffie) Pretzl said…
How ya doin Mr. Ownby?
At 4:15pm on June 16, 2009, Kyle (Cuffie) Pretzl said…
Mr. Ownby,
That really Sucks bout your gig with the California Historical place. It sickens me to see the 21st century mind set put on a 19th century activity. Then when that happens they just want to forget the history because of the "racism." Are you still lookin to move here into Kansas? Also, I'd like to get a period correct tambo, but I heard that even though George Wunderlich is a great guy, he takes forever to get stuff out. If I can I'd like to try to make my own. And if I do I'm REALLY goona rosin up that head and get that roll down! And thanks for the kind words bout our playin!

O, Carl said that you had picstures of original button back pre-tied cravats. If you still have that picture, could you please send it to me?

thanks and take it easy,

At 3:40pm on June 27, 2009, Kyle (Cuffie) Pretzl said…
Mr, Ownby,

Sorry for the late reply... that's sad to hear bout you gettin out of the hobby, but I'm glad that your standin up for authenticity! I get alot of remarks for my preiod corretness, then I just "welcome to the 1860's" anywho I will definantly get intouch with those fellas! And would you be interested in sellin your Wunder tambo?

take care,


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