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!
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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