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CLEVELAND MY HOMETOWN

CLEVELAND MY HOMETOWN
BORN HERE RAISED HERE AND WILL PASS AWAY AND BE BURIED HERE AS WELL.

My Hammered Dulcimer

My Hammered Dulcimer
There are various Hammered Dulcimer postings from YouTube of different tunes, and NO I'm not playing any of them.

The Hammered Dulcimer

The hammered dulcimer is an ancient trapezoidal musical instrument played by striking the strings with wooden hammers. Originating in the Middle East about 2000 years ago, English soldiers brought the instrument back to England after their failed attempt to conquer Persia during the Crusades about 1000 years ago. Dulcimers have many names in many lands: santur in the Middle East, yang q'in in China, hackbrett in Austria, zither in Germany, and cymbalom in Hungary. The name "dulcimer" is derived from Latin, meaning "sweet sound". Hammered dulcimers were popular in England during the reign of James I, when the Bible was translated into English as the King James Bible. The dulcimer was mentioned in the Book of Daniel 3:5 among other instruments "..the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of music..." The dulcimer was later mechanized to become what we now know as the harpsichord which later evolved in the piano.

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Friday, January 22, 2010

My Birthday

Today I celebrate the fact that I turn a grateful 58 years young. This being said, it has been a struggle to make it this far given all the near disasters that I lived through. When I was younger I did foolish things, any one of the could have lead to my death. Then there were the major health scares that I have had. Then there were the numerous drinking binges and yes some drug use when I was in my early 20s. I have finally managed to put the drinking behind me ever since 17 Dec 1990.

The seizures have not been fun. Nor have the numerous suicide attempts. Gratefully I have survived all that nonsense. I will most likely be in some form of therapy the rest of my life, so be it. I do know that no matter how bad I think I have it, there are others that have it a lot worse off that I do. I'm grateful for all the creature comforts that Celestine and I have. I never for one minute take them for granted.

I'm grateful for the friends and family that I have as well as all my cyber friends. All in all it has been a great ride and I look forward to the future. Especially March 1 2010. Celestine and I will be married 30 years.

22 Comments:

The Southern Mom said...

Happy Birthday, Mike! And Happy (early!) Anniversary! Hope you have many, many more of both!

Syd said...

A very happy birthday Mike. Hope that it is a wonderful day.

Mari said...

Happy Birthday Mike! You've had some tough situations in your life, but you've hung on! Wishing you all the best in the next year!

Just Breathe said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR MIKE, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

I turned 58 last October.....

Mike Golch said...

The Southern Mom,Syd,Mari and Just Breathe,Thank you and one all for the B-Day wishes.

Sandee said...

♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Mike,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

Big hug. :)

Amias said...

Even though I gave you an early Birthday Party, I am here to once again say, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

JC said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY; HOPE YOU HAVE MANY, MANY MORE.

Dori said...

Happy Birthday Mike! :-)

Margie said...

Happy Birthday to you, Mike ...

Today ...
May you have a song in your heart
a smile on your lips
and nothing but joy
at your finger tips!

My very best wishes for a wonderful day!

Margie:)

Nessa said...

Happy Birthday, Mike!

Boy Meets Girl in 55

Mike Golch said...

Sandee,Amias,JC,Dori,Margi,and Nessa,thank you all for stopping by to help me celebrate my Birthday.

Laura said...

I'm wishing you a wonderful day, Mike. Your positive attitude is such an inspiration!

jennifer said...

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday Dear Mike!

Happy Birthday to you!!!!!

I'm thankful to call you my blog friend and I hope that today is a wonderful day!!

Sandy B said...

♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Mike,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

Mike Golch said...

laura,Thank you.I'm just trying to keep going day to day.staying positive is a tool I use.Do not get me wrong I have a lot of bad days,when I'm having them i drag out some of my favorite songs and play them a lot untill I'm in a better mood.

Jennifer,Thank you and I'm glad to call you a great blog friend.

Sandy B.Thank you as well.

Travis said...

Happy Birthday Mike!

Mike Golch said...

Travis,Thank you Sir!

Just Be Real said...

I especially love Ringo's solo! Happy again belated birthday dear one! 58 years young! I soon will get there too. Yikes! Blessings!

Mike Golch said...

Just be Real,thank you.

Buggys said...

Sorry I'm late with this... I hope you enjoyed a very happy birthday!

Mike Golch said...

Buggys,I indeed had a great day yesterday.