Fred's Celebration of Life Bluegrass Jam

Debbie Robbins

Moosup, United States

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Uploaded June 14, 2011

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June 14, 2011



I would like to Dedicate this image to a dear friend of ours who passed away last fall… His name was Fred.

He was a member of the Cedar Swamp Boys, a local Bluegrass Band that is loved by so many people. A sweeter man, you could never meet…

At HIS request, all his friends came out to Celebrate His Life with a Bluegrass Jam…

He made arrangements ahead of time with the Pastor (one of the Bluegrass Boys I might add). He had TWO things that he wanted done at his Graveside Service, before the CELEBRATORY BLUEGRASS JAM…

FIRST: To please ask all who came to the Graveside service to sing “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” as we were all gathered there around his casket…

I don’t think I have EVER been to a more touching graveside service than that…

Of course I sang at the top of my lungs…. and so did everyone else, as the tears ran down our faces…

SECOND: That another Special song be played and sung by his BAND… It was a Song that Fred himself had written and recorded long before he knew he was ill…. and the song was about a man who was dying!!! He had written it in honor of a friend of HIS who was ill at that time…

His Bluegrass Band played that song, like they had never played it before! ♥

Then we all went up the road to our Local Grange to do as he had asked… To CELEBRATE his Life and have a Bluegrass Jam!!! All his friends came out in force with their instruments, and there was sweet Bluegrass Music playing as we Celebrated his awesome life!

I shot this image when someone took a break and laid their instrument down for a bit…

I have worked hard to blacken out the background, as the Grange Linoleum wasn’t very pretty… :)

This is the beautiful neck of one of the many instruments used that day… an Upright Bass…

There was sweet music coming from that Bass, Fiddles, and so many different Guitars… such sweet, sweet music!

There is something about Live, Bluegrass Music that is like no other kind of music… It has such SOUL…

And our friend was one of the Kindest Souls I will ever, ever know…

RIP Freddie ♥

Sterling, CT USA

Canon Powershot SD550
Auto mode with flash off…

Paint.NET was used in editing this image…
Painted painstakingly (ha) around the image..
then used the Paint Bucket to fill with black…

Uploaded June 12, 2011

This is the Original Photo I started with:

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