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Marji with harp, September 2007

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   Our Family Genealogy Surnames: Hazen, Umfleet,  Doss, Zehner, Miles,  Casler, Mowry / Mauerer, Vanzile, Packard,  Gibbs, Grant, 

   Dad's WWII Ship - LSM309

 Marji's music bio on

Listen to the original songs from Marji's Ballad Book on SoundCloud

The 3rd Sunday Gathering 2014 will meet at the Essex House in Ashland

Projects GrannyEmm had something to do with in the past. 

Cousin Linda's Baskets Etc. has been recognized for its quality by Encyclopedia Britannica. I gave her the basic web site page for a present on Christmas 1995 and helped her learn how to code HTML. The content and tone that won the awards were entirely her own though I do claim a little credit for recognizing her talent before she even knew she had it.

The Public Domain Information Project  was a plot I hatched back in the 1960s when the spots where I was an itinerant folksinger couldn't afford to pay ASCAP fees. As long as I (and others) played our own music or stuff that was no longer under copyright, no license fees were required. In 1992 I put PDinfo on the web as a non-profit service to musicians who couldn't afford royalties and it immediately attracted heavy traffic and a LOT more work than I could handle. Eventually a younger, more energetic person came along to adopt it and carry it to the next level. Now it's a commercial site located in Atlanta, Georgia, and continues to be a major source of information for those looking for an alternative to the commercial music mainstream. If you haven't visited recently, do. You'll find many additions beyond what I had gathered. Please support the project by buying your unencumbered music source materials from Lynn at PDinfo so this fine service can continue to be offered. 

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