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sw fla chip's picture
Joined: Jun 7 2007
My family inspires me

The night I met my wife, we talked about Ohio State (our alma mater, though we didn't know each other there) and the Grateful Dead. I think I played Bird Song on the guitar for her.
Six or so years later, we had a daughter. After our daughter overcame health problems, we moved to Florida from Ohio, and our creative energy reached new heights.
Wife Anna is a jewelry designer and now the manager of my fledgling career and a singer/songwriter of family-oriented folk rock - Heads will dig it! Daughter Josie is starting on violin, sang backing vocals on one of the songs on my upcoming CD.
Anna's favorite CD just might be the Mickey Hart/Mystery Box disc from 10 years ago. Josie loves Marley's "Three Little Birds." The music never stops around here.

"Folk rock for groovin families!"

Joined: Jun 24 2007
Passing it on

My wife and I have been married for about nine years now after dating for a couple before we said "I do." As I've posted on the TLEO board it is indeed a mixed marriage in that she is not a head at all. However, I have also noticed that my two and a half year old is starting to really get into the Dead and other jam bands (it's a trip watching her rock out to the Dead or Phish!) It is my hope tha she will continue to listen to this music throughout her life so we can always have something to talk about. We also have another on the way in November, so I'm hoping that the love of great music will continue on with the next child as well.

"...the powerful plays goes on, and you may contribute a verse"
-Walt Whitman-

Joined: Jun 26 2007
My crew

I've been married to Gill for 24 years now and still going strong. We have 2 kids, Will 13 determined to have long hair and listen to Heavy metal and Libby who is into all sorts like her ol man. Libby is at present doing a textile and and fashion course at college and loving it (she gets the arty side from me). Kind of decided Gill was the girl for me when she joined a pal and me at a 4 day beer fest and slept outside in a sleeping bag with us to be first in every day.
Dedication, cant beat it.
We used to go to loads of gigs and the theatre when back in London, but being in Suffolk now we dont get out much. Dont really need to with tons of decent pubs here.
A quick PS to Chris, not being religous I will still be sending, as izzie calls it, beams out for Carol.

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
good thoughts headed to you and Carol

Hope she's soon well and back with her loved ones.

izzie's picture
Joined: May 26 2007

where I come from, we call it Beams. Many beams of love and light for Carol and her family and loved ones.

Golden Road's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
Will do, Chris.....

....keep us posted. I hope everything works out OK.

SirX1970's picture
Joined: Jun 9 2007
carol needs prayers

greetings group - carol is very near and dear to me. we've had a two year friendship that developed a close bond. she's 41, and went into the hospital on wednesday morning - she couldn't breathe. she is in an intensive care unit hooked up to life support. she is covered in an ice blanket to keep her temp down. they put her in a coma. her pupils do not respond to light. they've had to revive her heart twice during the first morning. they are going to try and run the first tests saturday afternoon. the grateful dead community has always reached out. anyone that reads this could you please say a prayer for her. she's your typical mom who has never done anything bad. thank you group - chris

izzie's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
Love is all it takes.... make a family! I love reading how folks met and how they got together and how it all works out. Go love!

scamperoni's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007

met the dude that into'd me to the dead in 80, married in 85, first kid Rebekah in 91, 2nd kid Melody in 91. 2 teenage girls!..had enough of their daddy in 2000...currently with my honey for just about 5 years. He's been helping with the kids and a darned good camper. Mike's more into the 80's hair band (ha, ha, ha) music. He's only seen The Dead once a couple of years ago, but says he's been to many parking lots of the real Dead shows. We met at a Cheap Trick concert at the local fair and have been together ever since. We go camping & go to concerts with the kids as often as we can. Good family fun! I love my girls and my honey and my furry kitty kids too....Xhou (Joe), Betsy, and the new kittens Olivia and Jimmy, not to mention the 3 rats my daughter brought home from the bay area last weekend. Nice.

Then of course there's Faith the x sister in law (I just call her a sister) that keeps moving in with us, and her family....Hope the x cousin in law (I just call her a sister too) that was my first dance partner with the Dead back in 83.

Life's too short to be blue...

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Joined: Jun 14 2007
I've been with my GF about a

I've been with my GF about a year and a half now. We live together with her 2 sweet children in Pennsylvania. We met on (of all places) myspace and hit it off right away. She is a great mother and an even better lover. I've truely been blessed by the goddess herself.


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