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     The first time I met him was when I had my business in Beacon in 1995; a flower shop called Sherwood Florist. It was one of the storefronts of the Beacon Hotel.I had attended a Beacon Rotary Club lunch meeting and he was the guest speaker. He spoke about the Hudson River and things he was doing to help clean up the river.

He was such a wonderful person and when I asked him for his card he gave me his phone number. Many years later my wife was having a situation where a well known artist had her lawyers and manager trying to get her to sign a contract in a recording studio. I called Pete Seeger whom I barely knew and told him of the situation. He immediately gave me his lawyers name and number.The lawyer Joe Taubman helped us out of the situation and it worked out well.

That was the kind of person Pete was. He was always somewhere making a difference and bringing people together.Thank you Pete Seeger we will try to walk life in your example of how things should be.

Pete Seeger graced our fall fundraiser at the Sargent ~ Downing Gardens. He just showed up and joined us,played his banjo and sang his songs. Before he started he said that he had played for kids at the University Settlement Camp forty years ago. He went on to say that the people who organized this were special and doing a great thing.I will always be thankful for his support and gracious words of support.Pete Seeger will always be playing his songs somewhere and in our hearts.That you can count on.

The Beacon Free Press said that the Spirit of Beacon is gone, But I think he will be here forever.

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