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Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year everyone! Great opportunity to move forward with a new heart, mind, and attitude; full of forgiveness and holding no grudges. We all need to take inventory of our own faults and owe up to them. Apologize if we've offended and extend grace where needed. Enter a new season of freedom with a clean bill of emotional and spiritual health. May the God of all peace give us wisdom concerning this. Stay close to Jesus in 2019!

2018? - ehh...not so bad... pretty good actually. Made a lot of new, great friends...saw the true colors of all many... the ones who stayed true - thank you. Your friendship value is immeasurable. The one(s) that didn't - thank you as well. The lessons that I learned were also invaluable. I will carry them with me throughout 2019 and further.
2019 feels special to me. I know, I know.. everyone says that, right? But I have a lot of plans. These plans may place me in a different light... maybe even surprise some? I also have a lot of work. A long road. It's daunting but I have to attack it because nothing will be given to me or to any of you for that matter.
As I look to 2019 with much hope in my heart, I hope you all do the same as well.


A lovely message to all and many thanks for its content.
Take care and lets walk some more in 2019
Yours as always Ian

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Unconditional love to you all.
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Yours as always, Ian.T, Sparrow, and Yenti

A Four day concert, created by Roberts, Rosenman, Kornfeld, and Lang
Was originally supposed be a three-day music festival, and up it sprang
But the citizens of citizens of Wallkill, N.Y. did not want their nice quiet town filled
With drugged up hippies that would overrun, and with this idea they were not thrilled
With many battles and protests, Wallkill passed a law on July 2, 1969 banning
The would be concert from going forward leaving the town quite less enchanting
Almost not getting off the ground, hippies all over demanding refunds for their tickets
Stepping forward, Max Yasgur offered his 600-acre dairy farm so no one would picket
The new location for the Woodstock Festival would be Bethel, New York
No one from the other town would not have complaints or come uncorked
Despite the many problems of people threatening to quit
Woodstock got off the ground despite things still being chit
This concert was poorly planned with two major setbacks, as news spread that it was free
There were congestion of cars that policeman had to turn away, for as far as one could see

Organizers lost huge amounts of money while hippies walked through gates without paying
But it was estimated that 500,000 people made it to the concert and they came in swaying
The music seemed to play non-stop as people sat and listened and some would play
It was very muddy from all the rain of what it did from much of the concert everyday
Listening to greats such as Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Sweetwater
Can’t forget, Grateful Dead, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jefferson Airplane and Ten Years After
The concert ended and picking up the pieces began, that wasn’t just the trash that was left behind
It was the lawsuits that many filed against the organizers since beginning to end put many in a bind
The greatest music festival in history later put to a movie that is divine
Something that will forever be talked about from the summer of 1969

Mario Vitale

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