@Maryland Iron Festival (Catoctin Furnace)

Fascinating to listen to stories from this former miner at the Maryland Iron Festival, near Cunningham Falls State Park. 

Learned about the incredibly tough and dangerous working conditions in the mines. 

He said everyone he knew who worked in the mines is already dead. 

Working hundreds of feet underground, in the pitch black and dust, in cramped spaces of only 30″ high, and with dangerous mining tools and explosives all for $75 per day.ย 

This song is about the miners protesting for better wages and safer working conditions. 

And if not, no more “fire in the hole!”  ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Credit Video: Andy Blumenthal)

Row Row Row Your Boat

What an awesome Lego set. 

Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream. 

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.

Yarrr! Can definitely do without the pirate.

Throw him overboard, Arg! ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Modeh Ani – Thank you G-d

Beautiful song after the prayer,ย Modeh Aniย that Jews say every morning immediately when we wake up.ย 

I give thanks to You, living and eternal King for you have restored my soul within me with mercy; Your faithfulness is great.

Thank you G-d for everything you do for us.

Your mercy endures forever!

As Sholom Aleichem say: we should not know the taste of hunger.ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Credit Video: Omer Adam ืขื•ืžืจ ืื“ื)

Andy Blumenthal Does Some Hip Funk

Andy Blumenthal doing a little Hip Funk with the song/prayer Oseh Shalom:

He who makes peace in his high places
He shall make peace upon us
And upon all of Israel
And say Amen

Soundcloud song is recorded here.  

Enjoy the vibes!

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)