Serendipity

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by Susie Roberts

I have a new favorite word: serendipity!

For some time now my daughter has been threatening to go through all my cupboards and throw out everything that’s obsolete. She started in January, and the first cupboard she chose was filled with, amongst other things, my old recordings from my days as a professional folk singer.

She said, “Mum, I think we need to get all these old songs put onto a CD so we can listen to them.” So, she took them home with her.

Practically the next day I received word that a man—a vinyl record historian and researcher—was trying to contact me. He even traveled to the town where I grew up to see if he could find someone who knew me. Little did I know that he wanted to remaster and re-release my first record from 1971 on his own record label. He also wanted all the old photos, newspaper clippings, and ephemera I have from those days.

You could have knocked me over with a feather. Apparently, everything old is new again!

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 Sometimes it takes another person to help you realize the value of what you have. If he wasn’t a record producer, you’d be forgiven for assuming he was a scrapbooker.

So, I guess the moral of the story is to not throw anything out, because the moment you do, someone else will want it. Our history is important.

I bet you’re all thinking now about what might be lurking in your cupboards! See what I mean about serendipity?

Page Credits: Cottage Garden by Susie Roberts and Amy Davies, Shabby Chic Tool Box by Susie Roberts, PegasannaHMK (font)

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16 Responses

  1. bsuplita
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    How awesome is that? I traveled and sang as a gospel soloist for almost 10 years. That was several years ago and your story flooded my mind with all the great memories. Thanks for sharing. Love the scrapbook page too. 🙂

  2. Doris
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    Great story. How exciting.

  3. Nann
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    I agree that is soooo Awesome!!! Add my name to the list of someone who wants the new CD!

  4. Becki Bishop
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    Wonderful story and wonderful page! Oh how I wish I could sing. That must still give you a lot of pleasure, along with all the other things you do so well — like scrapbooking.

  5. Mary
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    Can we have your autograph! :O) Congratulations

  6. donnal
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    What a great story! I definitely want to know when it comes out so I can get a copy.

    I need to clean out some old boxes so this is timely advice – to be careful about what you throw out.

  7. connieg
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    Totally Awesome, Susie!

  8. Brigitta (Scrapgirl)
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    Congratulations Susie, This is fantastic! Please keep us posted with the outcome.

  9. Jen White
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    Now I can say I know someone famous!! 😀 Love you, girly.

    • Susie Roberts
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      Oh, my goodness! Certainly NOT famous! XX

  10. Jenifer J (rfeewjlj)
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    Susie, I love this story and this page! I’m dying to know, will there be a new record/remix then?! 🙂

    • Susie Roberts
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      Thanks for asking, Jenifer. I’m not sure how long it will take but it’s still in the early stages of production. I will be sure to make an announcement when it comes out. It’ll be in both vinyl record and digital format.

      • Jen (rfeewjlj)
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        That’s awesome! Yes, make sure you let us know! 🙂

  11. JoAnnD
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    Wow Suzie how exciting for you!
    Lovely page, congrats!

  12. Barb
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    Wow! how interesting that you were a folk singer! You are a woman of many talents, and congrats on the re-release of your record! Lovely layout!

  13. Andi Walsh
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    Oh my gosh that is AWESOME!!!!!! On so many levels.

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