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    13th September 2003 - 01:07:51 PM    
52 : mary

Thank you for you reply.

You have done an outstanding job putting together and maintaining this website and must be commended for all your efforts and time...thank you very much!

Its a real treasure trove to those of us who have wondered what became of Terrea and the Garret crowd. I have read and re-read everything here...some of the memories are bittersweet but still a very special part of and time of my life. As Hope would say...thanks for the memories.

My memory is not as sharp as it was but I'm sure we would have at least said hello to each other at the Garret from time to time and maybe even enjoyed each other's performances. Keep up the very good work!!!

    08th September 2003 - 03:09:39 AM    
51 : mary
What a joy to find remnants of a happy and important time of my life...about ten years worth actually. I began going there in 1962 through its closing usually several times a week and introduced many people to the Garret. I also enjoyed performing at the Sunday night Hootenanies and still have my "requests"...many from Terrea herself. So nice to hear she is still going strong and up to her ears in dough. Do hope her music will become available on cd's soon, will be so good to hear her again.! Have any of the other Hootenany people checked in to date?

    26th August 2003 - 05:18:14 AM    
50 : Pam Case
How nice to find this site! Mis-spent my highschool youth in the Garret every Friday nite. I still have the Terrea Lea at the Garret and can make CD's for anyone if Terrea will approve. Anyone have any of the other records.

    30th July 2003 - 02:09:41 AM    
49 : William R. Gohlke
Thanks for the great site. I loved the Garret and always felt safe taking a date or just going single. The music was great and the atmosphere was relaxing. Occasionally, I'm in the area and always make it a point to take a quick look at the building. Guess I'm hoping it will reopen as the Garret. Take care and thanks for the great effort. Bill

    05th July 2003 - 03:32:28 PM    
48 : Christy Blackburn
No thanks needed! Seeing that "complete scan still needed" notation by the pic of the Balladeers album just seemed to issue a personal challenge to me. I guess there are some advantages to be stubborn/Irish after all.

The Garret gave me shelter, good friends, good conversation (and the opportunity to meet my husband!) The Webmaster's hard work putting together this site gave me back great memories and an opportunity to reconnect with some of those friends. (I hope to see more of you on my next trip out west.)



    05th July 2003 - 07:58:46 AM    
47 : Webmaster
We've got it! With great thanks and a tip o' the hat to Tom and especially Christy Blackburn (who flat out refused to give up the search), the discography page now includes a complete set of the "Les Baxter's Balladeers" album covers.

At this time, a pay-per-download page of Terrea's music is in work and slow progress is being made. Details of pricing and copyright issues are yet to be worked out, but I intend to keep it as cheap as feasible without actually losing money. This is going to take a while, so don't hold your breath, but it appears to be doable.

-- Jerry Hollombe, Webmaster

    01st June 2003 - 04:31:04 AM    
46 : Sue Yellin Orgen
Wow, I was searching for Andrea Konow and was pleased to find this link with her name and address. I believe I was only at The Garret once or twice, I remember Jerry fondly, and even remember hanging out with Bob Hamburg on ocassion. Good luck on your site. This was a great blast from the past.

    29th May 2003 - 01:24:46 PM    
45 : Sue Tjulander
Hi Everyone! It is almost June again and time for the Del Mar Fair, (now called the San Diego County Fair) It runs from June 13 through July 6th (closed Mondays). We are there 12 hours a day so if any of you can make it we would love to see you! Terrea is still holding her own, working every day. She is definetly a trooper. See you there. Love, Sue

    27th May 2003 - 07:48:42 AM    
44 : Webmaster
Hi, Cathy!

Sue and I have kicked around the idea of reissuing Terrea's albums on CD, but it hasn't gone anywhere, yet. Apart from the non-trivial up-front expenses, there are unknown copyright issues to straighten out.

For now, there are two downloadable MP3 files already available on Terrea's Discography and Repertoire Web pages: "Ask a Child" and "Dink's Song." I've been reluctant to make more available partly because of the copyright problems and partly because they take up a lot of space on the server and a lot of bandwidth to download. (Just one of those MP3 files is bigger than the rest of the Web site put together. The CD quality .wav files are ten times bigger than that!)

I'll ask Sue and Terrea if there's any other specific songs they'd like to see made available here and we'll see what comes of it. Setting up a pay-per-download system would be very complex and ambitious, but I'll look into that, too.


Jerry H.

    27th May 2003 - 07:31:40 AM    
43 : Cathy Singleterry
Hi Jerry!

I haven't been to the site for a long time. Very chuffed to see my 'guest book' idea has worked. And the site just keeps getting better and better. Your next mission should you decide to accept it: creating Terrea Lea downloads for cd's. I'm sure a price could be agreed that would satisfy all.....i'm waiting with my pocket money!

    08th May 2003 - 01:21:13 AM    
42 : Webmaster
It's fixed!

It took a near complete rewrite of the main line code, but the Guest Book is once again fully functional. I'm sorry this took so long to complete, but it's finally done. Thanks to all for your patience.

-- Jerry Hollombe, Webmaster

    05th May 2003 - 11:32:03 PM    
41 : Barbara
OH MY Gosh! Imagine my surprise at finding Terrea Lea's name on a web-search for some subject! I was a frequent visitor at the Garret in my youth (I'm thinkin' 1965-66). What a treat to see a blast from my past. I gotta go home find her album and listen to it again.


    17th December 2002 - 07:23:44 AM    
40 : Terrea and Sue
Hi to all of you! Have a great holiday season and a terrific New Year. We are still having a rough time without our beloved B.J., hangin' in though, life goes on and so do we. Thanks again to Jerry for this great website. Hope more people will visit next year. Sure would love to hear from more "Garretites". Love to everyone from Terrea and Sue

    10th December 2002 - 11:34:31 PM    
39 : Richard Rotkel
This was a great place that my friends and I could hang out when we were teenagers in the mid 60s. I remember when Terrea Lea would harrass anyone who dared get up to leave in the middle of her act. It was a wonderful atmosphere and worth the trip from Westchester.

    02nd December 2002 - 11:58:09 PM    
38 : The Webmaster
Web site advisory:

You may recall that this Web site was converted to use PHP code back in June of this year. Until now, all the HTML pages were left in place to give everyone a chance to update their links. As of today, the HTML files have been removed. Unfortunately, it will be some time before the major search engines update their links. If you get the dreaded error 404 screen, please update your bookmarks.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

--Jerry Hollombe, Webmaster

    01st November 2002 - 01:22:07 AM    
37 : The Webmaster
Hi, all!

The Garret's Web site has now been in operation for over a year. It first went live on October 10th, 2001, and November 2001, was its first full month of operation.

A number of former regulars have found the site and signed in with their memories, which was the original purpose. Of course, there are still many old friends who have yet to find us. I look forward to hearing from some of them in the next year.

Many thanks to all who helped me build and maintain the site. May the next year go as well as the past one.

Best wishes to you all,

Jerry Hollombe, Webmaster

    14th October 2002 - 07:00:17 PM    
36 : Jennifer
Howdy from south Georgia! I was doing a search on Bonnie and Clyde and fell across this site. Pretty interesting. Just and interesting fact for y'all, Clyde Barrow is one of my ancestors. Just thought you'd like to know!


    12th October 2002 - 12:47:32 PM    
35 : Denise Kraft, b. Michailidis
Dear sirs,

might be a strange message, but... does anybody know Mr. Harry Mayesh. If yes, can you please be so kind and send me his e-mail adress?????? Thanks a lot and best regards

Denise Kraft

    28th September 2002 - 09:52:52 PM    
34 : Mike Surwill
What a wonderful site to find!! I was in a reflective mood, and did a name search on Terrea Lea -- winding up here.

I spent my "late teen" years there around N. Fairfax, and knew that there was always a safe haven to be found at The Garret. To hear/experience Terrea's voice raised in song always helped to put things into perspective. Terrea could "read" her audience well, and every performance (set) was met with wild acclaim and enjoyment. I can truthfully say, I never heard anyone say they were "short-changed" or disappointed with the performance.

Unfortunately, I moved to Mississippi early in 1971, and had to depend on the vinyl records to keep the memories alive. If anyone out there has either album "Terrea Lea", or "Terrea Lea, Folksongs & Ballads", I would appreciate hearing from them...

Maybe one day I'll be back to California, and travel to San Diego for a donut - even if I can't get a cappuchino to go with it.

Mike Surwill

    02nd September 2002 - 12:46:29 PM    
33 : Richard Korber
Well, I guess that Thomas Wolfe was wrong, "you can go home again".

As with everyone who written a note, I too was a regular at "The Garret".

I have not had as good a cup of capuccino in over 30 years.

Has it been that long ?

I have even forgotten when "The Garret" closed ?

I long for the days when we would sit around the fireplace sharing poems and dreams.

Putting some coins on the pool table, and saying "next".

I remember having to go outside and around the back in order to take a leak.

Thank Heavens we could still hear Terrea sing, while we went about our business.

I remember yelling "Ye Haw" when Terrea would sing "Your Cheatin' Heart", and getting her pissed off.

I long for the sounds of the expressio machine, right in the middle of a song.

I remember the "hoot's" on Sunday Nights.

I remember the News Years Eve's, and if you were a "regular" and they knew you, you could get a real "shot" of brandy in your capaccino.

Forgive me if my spelling is lousy, but I'm just excited as a 18 year old finding my true love again, after all these years.

At the time, I "took" my best friends giri friend from him, and then married her.

Sadly I/we divorced later.

Is there anyone out there that lives in the San Fernando Valley ?

I have one of Terrea's old vinyl albums that I would love to get transferred to CD. I know that the quality would not be great, but it is the memory I want to re-live.

Does anyone out there have any of Terrea's other albums that I can get a copy of ?

Damn, we must all be getting old, and yearning for us, what we would call "the good old days".

Sure wish we could re-live some things again.


I hope to hear from anyone.

Rick K.


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