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Brattleboro All Day Singing

First United Methodist Church, Brattleboro, Vermont

Saturday, June 2, 2001

The class began with a singing school taught by Cath Oss of Massachusetts. Cath focused on teaching the shapes and encouraged singers to keep practicing, and led 148, 402 and 318 as examples.

Leaders: Matt Wojcik 31t; Bill Holt 59; Laura Timmerman 475; Peter Irvine 108b; Eric Morgan 100; Brian Collett 217; Ginnie Ely 546; Duncan Vinson 67; Bob Parr 352; Tom Mousin 34b; Cath Oss 435b; L.H. Spencer 218; Barbara Swetman 35; Kitty Kagey 495.

RECESS

Tony Barrand called the class to order leading song on page 180. Leaders: Rosie Wojcik 163t; Kathy Collett 155; Linda Shea 99; Susan Jaster 327; Nicola Collett 146; Chris Noren 383; Dan Hertzler 299; Matt Wojcik 189; Bill Holt 112; Laura Timmerman 565; Peter Irvine 270; James Kushner 269; Brian Collett 268; Ginnie Ely 215; Duncan Vinson 126; Bob Parr 456; Cath Oss 81t; L.H. Spencer 504; Barbara Swetman 203; Kitty Kagey 371; Tony Barrand 95b.

Tom Mousin offered the memorial lesson, reminding the class that “they are here and so are we,” and led song on page 163b in remembrance.

The sick and homebound remembered: Dorothy Collett—England; Dot Garber—Connecticut; Erken Seker—Turkey; Kate Spencer and Leonard R. Spencer—Massachusetts.

Those remembered in memorial were: John Aronson—Maryland; Bill Domler, Susan Garber, Anna Marley, and George Nichols—Connecticut; Robert Duncan—North Carolina; Priscilla Hertzler and Gerry Kelley—Massachusetts; Karen House—New York; Madeline—Maryland; Cassie Mason—Vermont.

Tom Mousin led song on page 49t as a grace before lunch.

LUNCH

Dan Hertzler called the class back to order with song on page 48t. Leaders: Rosie Wojcik 29t; Katherine Collett 148; Linda Shea 312b; Susan Jaster 486; Kshama Ananthapura 384; Chris Noren 408; Eric Morgan 567; Nicola Collett 455; Mkhal Truelsen 200; Matt Wojcik 130 (NH); Laura Timmerman 365; Bill Holt 224; Peter Irvine 10 (NH); James Kushner 276; Dan Hertzler 319; Brian Collett 22 (NH); Laura Timmerman 168; Duncan Vinson 274t; Ginnie Ely 349; Tom Mousin 209; Bob Parr 166 (NH); Eliot Spencer 176 (NH); Barbara Swetman 145b.

Announcements were made. The next Brattleboro All Day Singing will be Saturday, June 1, 2002.

RECESS

Leaders: Kitty Kagey 385 (t? b?); Chris Noren 216 (NH); Rosie Wojcik 272; Kathy Collett 138 (NH); Linda Shea 501b; Susan Jaster 116 (NH); Kshama Ananthapura 340; Eric Morgan 542; Nicola Collett 122 (NH); Mkhal Truelsen 32b; Dana Welch 442; Andrew Magee 56b; Bridget Gullberg 171; Peter Irvine 228; Laura Timmerman 373. Dan Hertzler thanked all those who had helped with the singing, and especially those who traveled far to sing with us, and led song on page 62 as we took the parting hand.

77 songs were sung, led by 26 leaders.

Secretary/Treasurer—Laura Timmerman.