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Folk Friday #7

Here’s another Mary Chapin Carpenter tune, one I used to play at Harbour folk society coffee house evenings. To my mind, it’s a beautiful little piece of craft, a story told with an old shirt as the focal point. She really had a gift for making the ordinary magical.

I missed FF again last week – company arrived and I’ve been on the go ever since. I can’t believe how fast the summer’s flown. I’m working away on Shattered, and it’s going quickly at this point. Right now, Liam and Carl O’Neill, Alice’s brother, are stuck together in the same hospital room. I’m chuckling evilly over the thought. They’d like nothing better than to pound each other, but Liam’s on crutches and Carl has just been severely walloped in a street fight, so it ain’t gonna happen.

I’ve spent the last few days touring around with DH’s brother and six-year-old niece. She’s experiencing the ocean for the first time, and it’s been priceless watching her. She’s made me see with fresh eyes. I’ve got another week of vacation before school starts again, and then it will be back to reality – sigh!

Enjoy the tune. I hope everyone’s summer has been as great as mine.


  1. Anne MacFarlane
    August 20, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Aren't little kids the best? Being with them makes everything new again

  2. Jennie Marsland
    August 20, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    So right, Anne. Sarah is a great kid. I wish they didn't live so far away.

  3. Julia Smith
    August 20, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    I’m chuckling evilly over the thought.

    Oh, yeah – that's why I love writing! Tormenting my characters – I can't help myself. LOL!

  4. Jennie Marsland
    August 20, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Yes, Julia, it's great fun,isn't it. Two hot-headed Irish lads who can't stand each other and can't do anything about it, stuck in the same room. Muahaha!