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David Russell

A Meadowmount Homecoming

October 19, 2007 at 2:47 PM

Someone once said: "You can never go home again."


I have just accepted an invitation to join the violin faculty at Meadowmount, beginning this summer (2008)!

This really is like a homecoming for me. The place has been a part of my psyche from the time I was 14 years old. I have visited there almost every year since, and feel I am part of the community, as well as the "family" at Meadowmount.

I was there just 2 weeks ago on a combined meeting/bowhunting trip. There was a flurry of activity going on all over campus. All the buildings were being resided, new wells dug, landscaping was going in by the dormitories and a freshly blacktopped path was laid along the length of the beautiful property. The work has breathed new life into the Meadowmount facilities! The Mainhouse looks as beautiful now as when I first saw it over 30 years ago!

The hunting part of the trip was also successful, and I have agreed to put the mounted 10-point buck I took at Meadowmount into the Mainhouse as a "housewarming" gift. (Yes, they like the idea).

My students are excited at the news of my appointment and I am already receiving e-mails from abroad about joining my class for the summer! I am very happy, indeed.

I'm here to tell you: Sometimes you CAN go home again!

From Corwin Slack
Posted on October 19, 2007 at 4:45 PM
You may want to edit your centering (html) tag so that it closes centering. It looks to me like its affecting the whole page.
From Albert Justice
Posted on October 19, 2007 at 4:47 PM
Congratulations... Actually, I have a couple deer roasts in the slow-cooker for company as I write! ;).
From Barbara S
Posted on October 20, 2007 at 2:43 AM
Congratulations, it is a wonderful place.
From Stephen Brivati
Posted on October 20, 2007 at 5:38 AM
I once ate deer sashimi on top of a mountain her e in Japan. Soon after I walked into an enraged bear. What goe s around comes around.
Best wishes for all your future activities,
From Barbara S
Posted on October 20, 2007 at 6:07 AM
I think the ultimate housewarming gift would be an old black T-bird!
From David Russell
Posted on October 20, 2007 at 12:10 PM
Haha! The old black T-Bird! How it could send bodies flying into the practice room!
From Ray Randall
Posted on October 20, 2007 at 4:06 PM
Now that would be something, a mounted T-Bird.
From Preston Hawes
Posted on October 21, 2007 at 5:54 AM
In the dead of night, I once painted the Meadowmount Man a beautiful glimmering silver.
From David Russell
Posted on October 21, 2007 at 12:18 PM

I remember when some of Sally Thomas' students painted him pink.

A couple of weeks ago he was silver, so they might have liked your artwork!

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