Mail Bag

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February 9th, 2015

Norm -

Enjoyed talking with you on the phone. Hope your trip was good. Thought I'd pop you a line... Pray God continues to use you and your family through your beautiful music.

I've enclosed a check for Hannah's CD, A Time to Fiddle.

Cindy Gray

Rossville, Indiana

 

August 28th, 2014

You are such a nice family and your music was heaven sent to our ears. You all put joy in our hearts. Hope to see you again!

Remember: God Loves You!

First Christian Church

El Dorado Springs, Missouri

 

February18th, 2014

Dear Farnum Family...

Just a note to thank your family for the lovely performance on the 13th. Everyone enjoyed the entertainment! I've heard so many nice things and people are asking when we might get you back. We're praying God's Blessings on you all!

Your friends in Christ!

Gene & Susan Asher

North Nixa Baptist Church
Nixa, Missouri

 

November 1st, 2013

Dear Farnum Family -

Thank you so much for coming to our Fall Festival and blessing us with such beautiful songs. You are all richly blessed with talent. (I know that talent has to be accompanied by hard work & lots of practice!) and I thank you all for using that talent to the Glory of our Creator!

Thank you also for allowing me to purchase the tin whistle & book. I am enjoying both & perhaps I will pass on a musical blessing for the Kingdom!

May the Lord bless & keep you all.

Sincerely,

Heidi Lanz

Nashville Christian Church
Oronogo, Missouri

 

August 25th, 2013

Dear Farnums,

It was so good to see you all again after so long. Norm, you did such an excellent job as MC! We're so glad everyone was in good health & we got to visit a little before all the events (at the Homeschool Music Fest) really got underway.

We hope to see you next year and in the meantime, safe travels as you share the Gospel with those you meet. Please know you have a place to hang your hat here in Texas!

Blessings,

The Grubb Family

The Full Quiver Family Bluegrass Gospel Band
Collinsville, Texas

 

June 25th, 2013

"Normie" & Family -

Thank you for the wonderful music & sharing in Katherine & Austin's Day with us.

May God bless you & your family.

Greg & Tammie Gimenez

Lead Hill, Arkansas

 

April 24th, 2013

Dear Farnum's - "Music Makers -- Life Shakers"

Just a note to say hi... We met all of you in Springfield, Missouri, at the Firearms Freedom Symposium on March 5 at Remmington's. I'm the one that requested Ashoken Farewell.

It was a great pleasure to meet your family and a great blessing to hear and enjoy the talents that God has blessed each of you with. I know it must be a lot of hard work for all of you; but I pray that your children will always know that they are blessed to have parents that promote all the good things (manners, business ethics, family devotion, not just talents) God has instilled in each one of them; that their potential (in all things in life) can be reached if they "trust God, persevere and don't faint!" We did 14 years of homeschool and it wasn't easy, so I greatly admire the efforts of all of you!

Sincerely,

Randy & Pinky Hamilton

Hennepin, Oklahoma

 

October 29th, 2012

Thank you for coming out this year!

Love, the Silver Dollar City Crew...

Amanda Carson / D.A. Callaway / Elise Green

Silver Dollar City, Missouri

 

October 29th, 2012

Dear Farnum Family...

Received your excellent CD today (Leaning...) - it will be aired this week. I haven't decided which one(s) I like best, but "Hands in Wood" is certaily going to be in first place. LOVE the Banjo pickin' and would give a weeks vacation just to set at the feet of Bro. Norm for some lessons. All of you sound so good, and yes "Jesus Loves Me" is certainly going to be in our children's music catagory here at WMSD.

You have a very talented family and praise the Lord you are using it to honor the Lord... Your children are very blessed to have such godly parents. We need about 1 million more just like you folks and we could change how America thinks.

God Bless You all!

Bro. Paul E. Heaton

WMSD Radio
Lupton, Michigan

 

May 20th, 2012

Norm, Trish, Daniel, Benjamin, Hannah, Nathaniel, Maggie and Matthew,

I would personally like to thank you again with blessing the Lake Ozark Christian Church with your very talented family. I had very, very many positive comments about your family and your message to God through music. Our congregation enjoyed it so much. I hope that you all were happy with our Church and would consider coming to visit us again some day. We had several visitors today and some of those may even end up joining our worship service on a permanent basis.

God bless your family and your ministry. You are truly blessed with a beautiful family with so much talent. Whatever you are doing, you are doing it right. Thanks again.

With Christian Love,

Ron Ferguson

Lake Ozark Christian Church
Lake Ozark, Missouri

 

April 12th, 2012

Mr. Farnum & Family:

All the staff from La Copa Hotel McAllen enjoyed having you. I think your performance(s) went really well and shouldn't change anything from it because that's what makes you unique. In my opinion I think it's a matter of getting well known where Winter Texans stay. I hope next year it worksout with the new changes and maybe we can accommodate The Farnum Family at La Copa Hotel McAllen.

Take care and Hi to everyone,

Carolina Sanchez

General Manager / La Copa Hotel / McAllen, Texas

 

March 23rd, 2012

Dear Farnum Family...

Just wanted to drop you all a note to express our gratitude for your willingness to take time out of your schedule to bless us with your talents. A special thanks to Daniel for handling the (St. Patrick's Day) dance. He did a superb job! The music Sunday was perfect and just added the finishing touches on our already wonderful weekend! Looking forward to seeing your family again soon...

Thanks again & God Bless!

The Street Family
Latham, Missouri

 

March 7th, 2012

Dear Norm,

It appears that you and your family made some big in-roads this past season here in the RGV. We know how hard you work... The Farnum Family will be one of the hottest tickets in town... not in the usual four to five years it takes, but I'm thinking in three years. Lucy and I are rootin' for ya'll!

Bob Reed
Chicken House Opry
Mission, Texas

 

February 13th, 2012

Dear Ones:

Praying for you all & hope we can see you all again someday. We live on a mini-farm with many animals & we'd LOVE your family to be our guests. We have been married nearly 48 years & have 3 grown children married & 10 grands.

Thank you so much for serving our Lord Jesus with your music.

Love,

Gerry & Jo Craig
Dumont, Iowa

 

February 12th, 2012

Hi Folks,

We thoroughly enjoyed your performance tonight and we want you back next year! ... I would like to make it a potluck supper followed by your show.

Again, great performance & ministry through song tonight. I think many of us who know Jesus as our personal Lord & Savior could see His mighty hand on your family. Thank you all for sharing such a precious gift with us!

Robert H. "Jess" Jessup
Activities Club President
Palm Gardens RV & MH Park / Harlingen, Texas

 

February 2nd, 2012

Dear Farnum Family,

How I wish I could have been there to see your family perform!! I've gotten loads of e-mails and calls and all very super-positive. I'd love to book you back for next year: the first to be booked back by popular demand!! Thanks for a great job. Hope you had fun with the turtles (on Padre Island), love them!!

Peggy Salinas
Activity Director
Winter Haven Resort / Brownsville, Texas

 

January 28th, 2012

Norm:

I want to take a moment to thank you for the wonderful show you and your family performed here at AmeriCana RV Resort last week (January 22nd). Our guests are still talking about the great quality entertainment your family provides. Everyone was truly amazed at the talent displayed by your children. Your kids were extremely well behaved, sociable and brought out the grandparent in all of the guests. Your show was filled with wonderful singing, beautiful instrumentals and belly-laugh humor. The spontaneity of the interactions between family members was 'real world' funny and brought back memories of raising our own families.

Comments from attendees included:

  • AMAZING!
  • BENJAMIN CAN REALLY PICK!
  • DANIEL IS SUPER TALENTED & A GREAT SINGER!
  • HANNAH IS AMAZING ON THAT FIDDLE!
  • MUSICAL TALENT FLOWS THROUGH THEIR VEINS!
  • LOVED THE KIDS!
  • WHOLESOME FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT!
  • WHAT TALENT!

  • Once again, thanks for performing here. We will certainly consider booking you again in the future...

    Thanks again and God Bless,

    Dave Bowman
    Activity Director
    AmeriCana RV Resort / Mission, Texas

     

    January 20th, 2012

    We recently had The Farnum Family to entertain (January 15th) at Valley View Estates in Mission, Texas. They performed a 90-minute exceptional show that was very well attended & applauded. We will definitely have them back again.

    Birdy Selleck
    Entertainment Director
    Valley View Estates / Mission, Texas

     

    November 3rd, 2011

    Dear Farnum Family,

    Great to meet you guys at the O'Flaherty (Irish Music) Retreat. Just stumbled across your card. I wanted to say how well impressed I was by your family and your music. I really thought that your son's singing was great and your daughter on fiddle... is exceptional. Be sure to tell her to keep doing what she's doing and to learn many different styles. I expect to hear great things from her in the future. Many blessings and stay in touch!

    Damien & Sally Connolly
    http://www.damienconnolly.com/
    The Irish Accordion Tutor

    Milford, Connecticut

     

    October 25th, 2011

    Dear Norm:

    We so appreciated having you & your family here for one of our Arch Tunes concerts. Your family is so talented and everyone who heard you play really enjoyed it! The music you performed and the information you provided for each piece was just perfect for our park & the stories we tell. Thank you for making the concert such a great one for our site!

    Thank you also for the CDs. I listened to one on the way home & have been enjoying them in the car.

    I do hope that our paths cross again. I would love to hear you play again. Perhaps my family & I will see you sometime at SDC.

    Please tell your family thank you from me & everyone here at the park.

    Sincerely,

     

    Julie Northrip
    Director of Education / St. Louis Arch
    Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
    St. Louis, Missouri

     

    September 12th, 2011

    Hi Norm,

    I just wanted to thank you for your Rockin' Saturdays performance. I heard you had good attendance and many were not just library patrons, but folks who came to see you. AWESOME! I am sorry I was unable to be there, but it sounds like you had one great show...

    Take care and please say "hi" to everyone for me,

    Dana Scott
    MLS Youth Services Manager
    Midtown Carnegie Library
    Springfield, Missouri

     

     

    August 23rd, 2011

    Dear Farnum Family:

    Thank you all for coming for SDYC (Sam Davis Youth Camp in Clifton, Texas). You all made this camp perfect. I constantly listen to Folk Psalms that I bought last year and usually start crying - I miss camp so much. I would realy like it if Hannah and I could be PenPals! My address is on the envelope.

    Thank you for the terrific music. I am practicing all the songs in my handbook for next year! I forgot to tell Benjaman congratulations at the Ball for 3rd place in the contest! "Congratulations!!" / Thank you Daniel for helping in Mess Hall. I really appreciated that. / Hannah, thank you for being a great friend! I really miss you. / Nathaniel, I love how you sing Goober Peas! You are a funny and good friend to be around. / Maggie, you were very pretty in the plaid dress at the Ball. I can't wait to see you next year! / Thank you, Matthew for playing with Erin and Kellie! They miss you a lot and wish you were here with them.

    Mrs. Farnum, you did a wonderful job on the Modesty Class. It was a good idea to use pics from Gone with the Wind. Mr. Farnum, your class was one of the best! Combining the songs with the class made it a ton of fun.

    Thank you all again for coming. Have a blessed year.

    Katherine T. Cunningham
    Decatur, Texas

     

    May17th, 2011

    Hello Farnum Family:

    Sorry it has taken so long to get back in touch with you. You were such a blessing to us and all who attended the Leadership Conference! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful gift of music with us. We saw that you are going to be at SDC on Sunday – we are going to try to make it out there to see you! We wanted to try to see you at Plumb Nellie Days in Branson, but we happen to have a meeting at that time.

    Thank you for the beautiful Folk Psalms CD. We LOVE it! The children really enjoy listening to it as well. Thank you for sharing that with us!

    We would love to set up a time to come out and spend some time with your family. We have a pretty full schedule through the end of May, but our schedule is easier in June... We look forward to seeing you again this weekend. Have a blessed day!

    Blessings,

    Jory & Tess Rolf
    AIM Around the World
    Branson, Missouri

     

    May 5th, 2011

    Dear Farnum Family:

    I am so grateful to all of you for your hard work (and playing) to pull off the Spring Planting Festival. Under good circumstances, it isn't always easy, but ya'll did it in the cold and the rain!

    Thank you all so very much. I do appreciate all you did to make the Festival a success!

    Barbara Laird
    Music Coordinator
    Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company
    Mansfield, Missouri

     

    April 29th, 2011

    We love you guys!

    Becky Phillips
    Activities Director, Treasure Lake
    Branson, Missouri

     

    March 31st, 2011
    Sioux City, Iowa

    Farnum Family
    Attn: Norm,

    Your music was a joy to my friend Joyce quite recently. She heard you all sing (on March 20th) at First Presbyterian Church in Sioux City, Iowa. She was so impressed and you made her happy! I also can make her happy with a gift of one of your CD's. She has a new portable radio and a new TV, so I believe she will be able to play your music or video - either way you have it available.

    Joyce is a little bit handicapped due to an ancient brain injury. We were members of a local group called Siouxland Committee for the Handicapped, until it finally discontinued - now we share some lunch dates and church socials. She also has friends at the Presbyterian Church that share their lives with her. I believe she is 67 and her mother recently passed away, so we make sure she has someone to rely on. It will be fun for her to get a figt in the mail, so here is my check. Please send your CD to her.

    I am one of the Mission Committe Members, and I really like gospel music. Looking forward to meeting you all some day.

    Yours truly,

    Eldon Shroder
    Bacon Creek Construction & Design
    Sioux City, Iowa

     

    March 30th, 2011

    Norm:

    Thanks for the wonderful visit we had. Wish it could have been longer. Jane sends her thanks and love as well.

    Blessings,

    Bob Hendersen
    The Worship Guy

    Heartland Community Baptist Church
    Sioux City, Iowa

     

    March 14th, 2011

    Dear Norm,

    My group is looking forward to being with the Farnum Family again in December, 2011! We loved your concert last year. Your whole family were a blessing to my Senior Adult Group. They are still talking about your performance and your talented family.

    Vickie Riggs
    Senior Adult Minister - First Baptist Church
    Norman, Oklahoma

     

    January18th, 2011

    Y'ALL WERE FABULOUS! Many compliments to me about your show!

    Holly Smith

    Winter Texan Expo
    McAllen, Texas

     

    December 7th, 2010

    Hello Norm,

    Thank you for sharing your family’s musical talents at WinterFest last weekend. Live performances really add to the festive nature of that event, and I heard many positive comments about all of the ensembles from patrons, artists, and staff. It was nice meeting you, and please let your family know how much their participation is appreciated!

    Happy Holidays!

    Anjie Nowell
    Coordinator, Center for Arts in the School
    Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
    Missouri State University Springfield, Missouri

     

    September 15th, 2010

    I want to thank you so much for coming to our Revival and sharing your music with us. Everyone was so pleased with your performance, and there was one family that came just because you were going to be there... Again, thanks so much; and I am always available to anyone in need. God Bless You.

    Paula Stewart
    Member - First Baptist Church
    Galena, Missouri

     

    September 4th, 2010

    We had another good time -- thanks for coming. Enjoy "Gone with the Wind" - a real classic!

    Darrell & Joyce Albright

    Pretty Prairie Civic Theater
    Pretty Prairie, Kansas

     

    August 29th, 2010

    Thanking God for You...
    God has blessed you with a talent for caring about others and spreading happiness.
    Thank you or sharing this wonderfl gift with those around you.

    What a wonderful, talented family you have. We don't know who to thank more - y'all for coming or the Christophers for asking you. We have enjoyed meeting you very much.

    God bless you all.

    New Hope Baptist Church
    Mena, Arkansas

     

    July 28th, 2010

    Dear SDYC Leaders:

    Thank you for a wonderful week. I made many lovely friends and learned a lot, especially in Pastor Weaver's biography lectures. When I got home, I cried because I missed (Sam Davis Youth) camp so much. I'm going to tell all my friends to come next year. I was not homesick at all. Everyone was so friendly--like a second family. I was really challenged waking up early, taking notes, learning new dances, and staying awake in class (ha! ha!). It was an honor to receive the Ladies Camper of The Year Award. I am still wearing my pin! I loved the dance practices; half the joy at camp was listening to the Farnums. Thank you again for organizing the camp and posting the incredible pictures. It was a TON of fun!

    Katherine Cunningham
    Texas

     

    July 3rd, 2010

    Dear Norm:

    Thank you for your family's valuable work you provided for the youth at the Texas Division Sam Davis Youth Camp in Clifton, Texas, and particularly for the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

    It was a pleasure to meet you and your family at the Camp on the final day of the camp and I thank you for the complimentary CD's you provided me. They were excellent and I love your family's talent.

    Best regards,

    Ray Wainner

    Texas Division Adjutant

    Sons of Confederate Veterans

     

    June 16th, 2010

    Our congregations were blessed by the music ministry of the Farnum family. They present a sincere, Biblical based message in an engaging manner. The congregation enjoyed each member of the family and their unique talents. It is a blessing to experience a family ministering together.

    Rev. Marilyn Christmore

    United Methodist Churches

    Pretty Prairie and Murdock, Kansas

     

    June 12th, 2010

    Dear Friends,

    I want to recommend the Farnum Family to you. They sang for the Vinita Church of the Nazarene morning worship service (June 6th) and everyone gave glowing comments and remarks. More than one of our members stated, "That was as good as Branson."

    I really must agree. The family is very talented, but the performance goes far beyond raw talent to a well rehearsed and well designed program. They have just the right balance of folk-instruments and traditional musical style, but in new and fresh arrangements. It was a worship service, not just a performance. The time passed quickly, and everyone was sad it was over.

    We hope that the Farnum Family will have another tour through our area so we can have them again!

    Pastor David Stevens

    Church of the Nazarene

    Vinita, Oklahoma

     

    June 11th, 2010

    I also want to say that it is an honor to me that you would put my photos on your website and I thank you very much. And thank you even more that you put a link to my site also. You are very kind! I’ll email you to let you know when I get the CD and when I get all the pics from the competition up on my website in a gallery - about 80-100.

    Thank you again. May you and your family be blessed by the Lord.

    Lorey Barnum

    June 6th, 2010

    Hello Farnum Family!

    Saw you at Silver Dollar City May 29th at the bluegrass competition and enjoyed your music. I do photography for a hobby and I got some nice photos of you during your performance. I was setting on the third row. Just thought you might like to have them to add to your collection.

    Hope you like them. <We do!>

    If you don’t have high speed internet <we do!>, you might be a little angry at me right now... Hope not... Sorry for the long download if you are on dial-up.

    Sincerely,

    Lorey Barnum

    Lorey M. Barnum Photography

    Mansfield, Missouri

     

    June 3rd, 2010

    Dear Norm & Trish and Family,

    Hi to all! We received your (Folk Psalms) CD today. We love it! You did a wonderful job. What a beautiful family you have... So glad we met you, and we love your music! Your children are beautiful & maybe we'll see you at the Bluegrass Festival in Cornell again. Thanks for sending the music CD. We love your music! <Thank you kindly, folks!>

    Lynn & Holly Strickland

    Owen, Wisconsin

     

    May 6th, 2010

    Dear Farnum Family,

    Thanks for your good music at our Spring Planting Festival! (May 2nd & 3rd)

    Thanks especially to you, Norm, for the great job of emceeing! I do appreciate your help.

    Best regards,

    Barbara Laird

    Music Director

    Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company

    Mansfield, Missouri

     

    April 13th, 2010

    Your thoughtfulness is very much appreciated. Thank you for coming to entertain us today. We enjoy you all so much.

    Donna Barnett

    Victory Baptist Senior Citizens Group

    Ozark, Missouri

     

    April 7th, 2010

    Just a huge thank you from all of us at Buxton. That was the best weekend and we appreciate you taking the time around Easter. I can't think of another way to celebrate such a wonderful moment.

    We look forward to seeing you again.

    Rose Benefiel

    Buxton Ladies Annual Salad Supper

    Buxton Christian Church

    Buxton, Kansas

     

    February 8th, 2010

    Mr. & Mrs. Farnum:

    I want your family to know how much I enjoyed & appreciated your special concert at Parkview Christian Church. I attend El Dorado United Methodist Church. The Church is about 20 minutes west of Sedalia. Later in the year I or our pastor will be in touch and we'll set up a date. Thanks again for your special ministry to our community.

    Sincerely,

    Robert Bond
    W-K Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac, Cadillac, GMC
    Sedalia, Missouri / 800-382-5088

     

    January 25th, 2010

    Norm:

    Just wanted you to know that I received your cd's and played "Turkey in the Straw", "Battle of New Orleans" and "Blackberry Blossom". I want to thank you for promoting the old time, traditional music. This is the kind of music that is the backbone of our country and represents the morals that we all need to hold on to if our country has any chance to turn from the moral decline that we've seen for the past several decades. God Bless you in your music ministry.

    If you have the chance to send a signed photo of your family group for my portfolio, I would much appreciate it. I will keep you updated on our audiences' response to your music.

    Do you do church concerts? (Yes.) Would you like for me to check around on some possible dates in my area? (Yes, indeed!) There is also the big Poppy Mountain Bluegrass festival in Morehead, Kentucky every September. (That would be nice!)

    Thanks again.

    Brent Mullikin

    WFLE 95.1 FM

    Flemingsburg, Kentucky

     

    December 31st, 2009

    Dear Farnum Family,

    We would like to thank you for coming to the Crane Presbyterian Church. Your musical message was enthusiastic and uplifting for our congregation. I believe your family has accomplished a rather unique goal. You provided something for everyone. The instruments were varied, the style of music constantly changing and, of course, the vocals were wonderful. God has blessed your family with amazing talent. Thank you for sharing with us!

    Connie Webb, Volunteer

    Crane Presbyterian Church

    Crane, Missouri

     

    December 14th, 2009

    Farnum Family,

    The Wise Still Seek Him

    "In this season of warmth and tradition,

    let us not forget Christ,

    the reason behind our celebration!"

    Thank you for all you do! Have a Happy Holiday Season!

    Wendy Iler, A.D.

    Christian Health Care

    Nixa, Missouri

     

    October 31st, 2009

    Hi Farnum Family,

    I was in Norm's guitar class at the (O'Flaherty's) Irish Music Retreat last weekend (October 23-25), and while I was there I picked up copies of your CDs. When I looked at the back of the "Folk Psalms" CD, I wasn't sure I would like it as I could think of lots of very tacky ways of putting the Psalms and folk tunes together! But I have been working for the last 12 years on a different kind of musical project to help people learn the Psalms, so I was curious about what you had done. And I found it very enjoyable-- I've listened to it three times already! The arrangements are very well done, and your music complements the Psalms nicely. The RPCNA Psalter is modern enough to be easy to understand (unlike some of the ones from the 1600's, which are getting a little challenging for 21st century English speakers!), but the changes of syntax necessary for setting the words into verse, provides just enough of an "old-fashioned" sound that it fits really well with the folk melodies. I hope you'll consider doing some more of the Psalms in the future! I think the CD would be enjoyable to a lot of the families that I know, so I'll be directing some other folks to your site. Thank you so much for making the CD and sharing it with us!

    Your Sister in Christ,

    Clare Cason
    Texas

     

    October 28th, 2009

    Norm,

    It was great to meet you and your family. Hope to see you all again soon!

    Ken Fleming

    Director

    O'Flaherty's Irish Music Retreat

    Midlothian, Texas

     

    September 21st, 2009

    Dear Farnum Family,

    Thank y'all for making time for our schools in North Carolina. In a world where prayer & God are being pushed out of the school systems, it was so uplifting to have even a little of God's word in song!

    I am enjoying my CD - Folk Psalms - and look forward to your family's next visit.

    My daughter Britney would love to be pen-pals with Hannah, if she has time...

    Wishing your family many blessings as you continue to serve God through your music!

    In Him,

    Hope Gutierrez

    Angier, North Carolina

    P.S. I'm the bluegrass lover who watched both performances in Angier.

     

    September 18th, 2009

    I loved your songs. I liked Ghost Riders and Turkey in the Straw. I loved it!

    I was at Angier Elementary School. I am 11 years old.

    Dakota Williford

    Student - Angier Elementary School

    Angier, North Carolina

     

    September 17th, 2009

    Dear Norm & Trish,

    Thank you so kindly for sending us the requested DVDs so very quickly. We've watched them and think they're just tremendous. Here's hoping your recent ministry trip was fruitful and that you got a much needed rest.

    <...wishful thinking!>

    Keep up the good work of training your youngsters in Godliness. They are a pleasure to be around, and we greatly appreciate their talents. Enclosed is a small token of our love.

    Blessings!

    Steve & Bonnie Kukla

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

     

    September 8th, 2009

    Hi Norm,

    Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to be with us at our Christian Motorcycle Association Missouri State Rally. You and your family were a real blessing and a hit with our folks... Thanks again for sharing the evening with us... have a blessed day...

    Clark & Lucy Doughty

    CMA Missouri State Coordinators

    Lone Jack, Missouri

     

    September 7th, 2009

    Dear Farnum Family,

    Thanks so much for playing and singing at the (Baker Creek Seed) festival. It was great to see you all here again. Looking forward to when we see you again.

    Barbara Laird

    Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

    Mansfield, Missouri

     

    August 24th, 2009

    Norm,

    Here is your DVD. I hope you all enjoy the show as much as we did!

    Donna Farar

    Ozark Folk Center

    Mountain View, Arkansas

     

    August 21st, 2009

    Dear Mr. & Mrs. Farnum,

    I am not sure whether you remember from the May Garden Show. I was the girl that asked if you all could play the song, "I Saw the Light" and Mr. Farnum kept thinking it was "I'll Fly Away". Well, I really enjoyed your all's music there and was wondering if you could send me your newest CD. The one that has hymns and all. I will enclose $20 (for postage & cost) and if you need more I'll send it. Though it may be a few months before you get it, being that I'll be going down to Puerto Rico for a mission trip.

    By the way, which kind of church do you all attend? And what different kinds of places do you play at?

    May God be with you!

    Sincerely,

    Zandra Resz

    Nevada, Missouri

     

    July 26th, 2009

    Hello All,

    My name is Sarah Gleeson, you guys had played at my church today: Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church. I spoke with Daniel, telling him how wonderful you guys were. I absolutely loved your playing and your voices were amazing. You guys were awesome to say the least. I would love to stay in contact with you guys, just to see how your traveling is going and where your going next. I don't know if you have Facebook or not but I'm on there and it's a great way to keep in touch. Thank You so much for taking the time out of your lives to come and sing and worship the Lord with us. I hope you can do it again; it was very enjoyable.

    Your sister in Christ,

    Sarah Gleeson

    Hermann, Missouri

     

    From an email received July 25th, 2009

    How excited I was to accidentally find your web site. My name is April Gibson and normally live two blocks from the place you would have sung in Pleasant Hills, MO... at the Cass County Fair this year, but my house is the block behind the grandstand in the center of Pleasant Hill. I am so sorry I missed you, but the funniest thing is... I haven't been to church, the Oak Grove Bible Church for about a month. I was speaking to my mother-in-law, Marge Puckett... and she said I missed the best time at church. There was this wonderful family named the Farnum's who sang the most beautiful Bluegrass Gospel at church. First of all, Bluegrass is my favorite music and hearing gospel music adds to the delight. I just wanted you to know, somehow, by the grace of God your name was passed on one more time to the glory of the Lord. Hope to get to see you next time around, and I will be following your calendar in the future. Thank you for delighting the Oak Grove Bible Church and all the wonderful people in Pleasant Hill who heard the gospel through your wonderful singing.

    God bless you,

    April Gibson

    Pleasant Hills, Missouri

     

    July 23rd, 2009

    Hi Norm & Trish:

    Thanks for doing such a great job at the (Cass County Fair) Gospel Show and Bluegrass Festival! Everyone really enjoyed your performance. I personally had a great time and enjoyed everything you played. I really liked that you did the seldom-heard second (and 3rd & 4th) verse of “Grandfathers Clock” which is one of my favorite songs. Thanks also for playing along and being a good sport with all the banjo player jokes! Thanks,

    Mark Randall

    City Administrator / Cass County Fair

    Pleasant Hill, Missouri

     

    July19th, 2009

    As you see, I fell in love with Daniel! What a joy to see such a lovely family serving our Lord & Savior. I was so blessed by each one of your gifts, ministering in song and music. Hope you can come again sometime.

    In Christ Jesus,

    Mary P.

    Oak Grove Bible Church Fellowship
    Oak Grove, Missouri

     

    July 12th, 2009

    "Our Thanks to You.

    We just can't say enough how much it meant!"

    Norm Farnum Family,

    We enjoyed your music very much. We appreciate your taking time to come to our church and sing for us (Northwest Stars). Thank you so much.

    Bessie Snodgrass

    Northwest Baptist Church

    Springfield, Missouri

     

    July 8th, 2009

    Dear Norm,

    Thank you for working with Ellen on our website. This is good experience for her!

    Enclosed is our new CD. Hope your family enjoys it. Sometimes I marvel at families like yours and ours at having our own CDs! Pretty fun. God is having fun, too J

    Love to all of you!

    Karen Petersen

    Petersen Family Band

    Branson, Missouri

     

    June 13th, 2009

    Trish -

    Thank you so much for sending the CD Folk Psalms to my sister in South Carolina (as per our phone call). I know she will enjoy it as much as I have.

    May God bless you and your family!!

    Edna Smith

    Fredonia, Kansas

     

    June 13th, 2009

    Hi,

    Met you at the Christian Ladies Luncheon. Loved your music! May contact you for banjo lessons which we discussed. Very talented family.

    Irene DeWinter
    Branson, Missouri

    June 10th, 2009

    To the Farnum Family,

    Thank you so much fo taking your time to be our Special Feature today. Your family is so talented and we love seeing a family that works together and enjoys doing so. May God bless you and your family for using your talents in such a wonderul way.

    Branson Tri-Lakes Christian Women's Connection
    Branson, Missouri

     

    June 9th, 2009

    Dear Farnums,

    Thanks so much for your participation at our Festival. Your music is great!

    Barbara Laird

    Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

    Mansfield, Missouri

     

    June 4th, 2009

    Dear Norm, Trish & Kids -

    Thank you so much for the wonderful evening at your house. The food was terrific, we loved your music, your goofy ways-Norm, your smile-Trish (and chocolate), and the friendliness of each of the children. We really see it as one of our highlights of the trip. We love each one of you.

    Jim & Natalie & Kids

    The Hartman Family

    Loveland, Colorado

    Loved the CD J

     

    From an email dated April 9, 2009

    Hi Norm, Trish and All,

    Congratulations on your new CD. Such a novel concept, and so beautifully executed! . . . Stay in touch and may God bless,

    Gerald Block

    editor@sabinebluegrass.com

     

    March 22nd, 2009

    To the Farnum Family,

    Just a note to say Thank You for the two CD's that you gve to my daughter, Diana, to give to me. I love listening to them, and so appreciate your generosity and kindness. I hope to hear you and see your family in person sometime, but in the meantime I'll enjoy the music on the CD's. Again, thank you, and God bless you.

    Sincerely,

    Carol Wilson

    Kansas

     

    March 21, 2009

    Hi Friends,

    Enjoy getting your emails; it was a blessed pleasure to get to know you all and become your friends. We will never forget what you and your family did for us in our concert series... I have had a lot of great compliments on you guys and your show - everyone really loved you all. In the future when we can get our finances built up we plan on putting together a small festival and we will keep you all in mind when we do.

    Thanks so much and God bless you in your travels.

    Thanks again,

    Eric Lewis

    President, George D. Hay Society

    West Plains, Missouri

     

    From an email dated March 18, 2009

    Bro. Norm,

    Trust you and the family are well. We'd like to get a few copies of the Homegrown Tomatoes CD to use as a give away during our semi-annual Operation WMSD (fundraiser). Basically, we take a week and appeal to people to give us a call. We are not asking for money, but folks usually give. In return we like to have a gift of some sort to send them and I don't need to tell you that "Homegrown Tomatoes" has become a "hit" here on WMSD. There have been a couple of requests for "An English Country Garden" as well. Thanks and you folks keep on singing for the Lord and bringing us that great music. I sure enjoy your banjo pickin'.

    Paul E. Heaton

    WMSD Radio

    Lupton, Michigan

    March 12, 2009

    Dear Farnums,

    Enclosed you will find two booklets I authored and I hope they will be a blessing to you. These are a gift to you in appreciation for your music and your service to the Lord. I am certain that in these days traveling is often taxing as you face gas, food and other things costing you more than you expected.

    If I have learned anything in these 60-plus years it is that everyone has a talent or an ability given them of God, and He expects us to develop it and use it for Him. I believe that is exactly what you folks are doing. Keep on keepin' on for the Lord. God bless you and we look forward to more music from the Farnums.

    Paul E. Heaton

    WMSD Radio

    Lupton, Michigan

     

    March 4, 2009

    Hi Friends,

    We certainly do appreciate you coming and participating in our Music Opry Live concert series. Everyone had very positive words to say about you guys; you did a superb performance and I was impressed with your whole family. I have a spot in my heart for the young folks who take on this big step in the music business. You will go far in your profession and we wish you the most of success in the future... and you are definitely invited to come back when you can in the future to perform again.

    Thanks again,

    Eric Lewis

    President, George D. Hay Society

    West Plains, Missouri

     

    January 25, 2009

    To the Farnum Family...

    We sure all enjoyed your music at the Oldfield Opry on Saturday night (Jan. 17th). Hope to see you all again.

    Marie Day

    Chadwick, Missouri

     

    December 15, 2008

    The Farnum Family...

    Wishing you a joy-filled Holiday Season and many blessings in the New Year.

    "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst for righteousness;

    for they shall be filled." ...St. Matthew 5:6

    Lots of love from our home to yours.

    D. A. Callaway

    Silver Dollar City Events

    Branson, Missouri

     

    November 14, 2008

    Dear Norm, Trish & Family,

    We thoroughly enjoyed your participation in our Hillbilly Party the other night (the 12th). The Homestead Pickers are a hard act to follow, and you did great! To walk in "cold turkey" and pull it off like you did was exceptional! Thank you so much!

    God bless you, and have a wonderful Christmas!

    Sincerely,

    Sue Alkire

    Branson, Missouri

     

    November 11, 2008

    I am tardy in thanking you for providing the music at my Dad's graveside service on September 29th. Your musical talent added an uplifting element to the occasion. Yours is a wonderful ministry that was much appreciated by our family.

    Gratefully,

    Kay Deheuen

    (Daughter of Jack A. James)

    San Antonio, Texas

    September 29, 2008

    Your ministry of music at the services for our loved one is acknowledged with sincere thanks and deep appreciation.

    Jack James Family

    San Antonio, Texas

     

    From an email dated September 29, 2008

    Hi Norm,

    Just wanted you to know how much we appreciated your music and fellowship with your family on Sunday (for the Emmanuel Chapel Bible Church Potluck Picnic) at the park in Lebanon. I am interested in getting more information about Jubilee Travel.

    Thanks much.

    Barry Richardson

    Roach, Missouri

     

    From an email dated September 27th, 2008

    Hi Norm,

    These are the first four (of 27) pictures from your German fan, taken in Branson, Missouri. The others will follow immediately. I hope, that you are all doing well!

    Sincerely,

    Ekki Drost

    Göttingen, Germany

    P.S. Do you need a German manager? Please let me know. As you know: I am
    retired and have lots of time...

     

    September 9th, 2008

    Hi Nathaniel!

    This is Tuesday morning. It's chilly outside. We are ready to go pressure wash a metal roof for my father-in-law.

    It was nice to see you again at Silver Dollar City even tho it was rainy. Hope to see you again soon. I like your song -- You Got a Friend in Me! J

    Have a good day!

    Tony Hostetler

    Green Forest, Arkansas

     

    From an email dated August 13th, 2008

    Dear Norm,

    Yes, we did receive the replacement (Come & Rejoice! CD), and it is great! We love it. I am mailing you a check today... Could we get the new "Tomato Pickin" one? (Did I get that right?) We love Christian music, but we also love all kinds of music and would like one other than the Christian music. My husband loves to hear your banjo. I just love it all. Thank you so much. If there are additional postage charges, please just let me know. Who plays the piano? (My darling wife, Trish.)

    God bless your family and your ministry!

    Joye Martin

    Jefferson City, Missouri

     

    August 12, 2008

    Norm,

    I want you to know everyone in our family and everyone that has seen our website tells us how much they love it. We are very impressed with your work. (Gosh, thanks!)

    Karen Petersen

    The Petersen Family

    Branson, Missouri

     

    From an email received August 8, 2008

    Farnum Family...

    Thanks so much for your music at Cowboy Lee's camp. It was heaven on earth for us. As you know it is not just the music but getting a chance to meet your family and have fun with you -- the time at the lake was priceless. As promised, attached are photos of your family's time at the camp. If you would like a printable quality of any, let me know.

    May God continue to bless your family and ministry. I believe there is a great need for your kind of ministry in America. Let us know if there is anything we can do to support you.

    Jim & Family

    Colorado

     

    From an email dated July 31st, 2008

    Hello Farnum Family...

    We met in Branson at the Clown Jam. My name is Shan Foster and little Matthew sat with me while you played. (I had a silver shiny hat). I am so glad to have met you. Your family is so sweet. The Lord is really using you all for his glory. Thank you so much for letting us join you for supper at your table. Never stop smiling and continue your great work. You will be rewarded in Heaven for Eternity.

    Hope to hear from you,

    Shan Foster

    ClownJam

    July 16-20, 2008
    Branson, Missouri

     

    July 27, 2008

    We enjoyed your music so much (at the Jefferson City Farmers' Market). And my husband really appreciated the short banjo lesson. Could I leave my email address so that if you are going to be in the Jeff City area we could come to hear you? (Yes! We've added you to our email list...)

    Thanks so much.

    Joye & Bill Martin

    Jefferson City, Missouri

     

    July 21, 2008

    The Farnum Family...

    Thank you for being a part of the 2008 Gospel Bluegrass Jamboree.

    We appreciated you being here and your music. We hope we can ask you to come again. We enjoy having family groups. They add so MUCH. So glad to see the youth -- singing and praising god.

    Thanks for coming. It was all good.

    The Bluegrass Committee

    Beth Niblet

    Gospel Bluegrass Jamboree

    Cornell, Wisconsin

     

    June 24, 2008

    Hello Hannah,

    I really enjoyed your Fiddle tunes! I have heard other fiddlers over there (Snyder Park) but none of them played the old fashion tunes. My husband learned to play music when he was about 10 or 12 years old. He played the electric guitar -- also the acoustic guitar. He never took lessons; he played by ear.

    I hope you will enjoy the tape. He played the fiddle, acoustic & electric guitar, then took it to a studio & had it put on one tape. He also sang & played lead on the guitar. He played for Senior Citizens & Nursing Homes.

    Keep playing!

    Virgie Douglas

    Nixa, Missouri

     

    June 2008

    Greetings!

    We hope you enjoy this copy of the recent (Youth in Bluegrass) contest at Silver Dollar City. It was such a joy for us to be around people who seemed to share some common interests, a love for the Lord, family & music!

    Blessings --

    The Gregg Family

    High Prairie Band

    Colorado

     

    June 4th, 2008

    Farnum Family...

    Thank You To All of You For Your Part in Making Our Festival Great!

    Barbara

    Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

    Mansfield, Missouri

     

    Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

    Hi Norm & Trish –-

    Just wanted to let you know how very much I enjoyed your shows at Silver Dollar city this week-end. All your children are precious and so talented, too. My husband, John, is looking forward to meeting you.

    I called the program director of the Bluegrass Monday Concert Series at KASU. He coordinates the bluegrass shows here in town that I told you about. I've enclosed recent programs with contact and other information you might be interested in.

    I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon. Hope all of you will be performing at SDC in the fall.

    Take care and God Bless You.

    Thurma Lee Qualls

    Paragould, Arkansas

     

    May 12th, 2008

    Farnum Family...

    Thank You for Your Part in Making Our Festival a Huge Success!

    Barbara

    Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

    Mansfield, Missouri

     

    May 2008

    Dear Farnum Family,

    Thank you so much for being a part of our spring Planting Festival! We were very grateful to have you join us and look forward to seeing you soon...

    Blessings...

    Jere & Emilee Gettle

    Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

    Mansfield, Missouri

     

    April 12th, 2008

    Dear Folks,

    What a great time we had last Saturday night as you graced our stage with your family. We enjoyed every minute, and the audience did, too. Diana said you were also wonderful guests at her Prairie Crossing Bed & Breakfast. Thank you for coming and sharing your time with us.

    Enclosed is a video of the program that night and also CD's that I told Daniel I would send to him. He has a promising future with that rich voice of his.

    Sincerely,

    Darrell & Joyce Albright

    Jay and Stephanie Gehring

    Pretty Prairie Civic Theater

    Pretty Prairie, Kansas

     

    March 20th, 2008

    Norm & Trish Farnum and Family:

    Those who bring sunshine

    to the lives of others

    can't keep it from themselves.

    Thanks for everything.

    Thank you for entertaining us at Northwest Stars. We enjoy your music very much. Thank you.

    Northwest Stars

    Northwest Baptist Church

    Springfield, Missouri

     

    March 11th, 2008

    Thank You - Your thoughtfulness is very much appreciated.

    Thank you for coming to entertain us today. We really enjoyed it and appreciate it so much.

    God bless you all!

    Victory Baptist Senior Citizens

    Ozark, Missouri

     

    September 11th, 2007

    Thank you Farnum Family,

    ...for taking the time to come and entertain us. We appreciate it and enjoyed it so much. "God Bless You All"...

    Donna Barnett

    Senior Citizens of Victory Baptist Church

    Ozark, Missouri

     

    July 20th, 2007

    Dear Norm & Trish and Family:

    At the Bluegrass Festival in Burlington, a friend of ours gave us two of your CDs... We really enjoy all of the beautiful songs on them, and pray that God will bless you for using your wonderful talents to praise His Name.

    Thanks!

    Rachel & Constance Wagenbach

     

    June 28th, 2007

    Dear Farnum Family,

    Just a note to say Thank You for helping us at the concert... and wanted to let you know that $1,000.00 was raised & presented to the Pregnancy Care Center for the Abstinence Program. Please pray that the books that will be purchased & given to school children will change the attitudes of their families if they are wrong & reinforce them if they believe God's way is right...

    Sincerely in Christ,

    Pastor Danny Hill

    and the

    Congregation of Faith & Hope Free Will Baptist Church

    Aurora, Missouri

     

    June 11th, 2007

    Hi Norm and Trish,

    Thank you so much for the wonderful entertainment yesterday.

    We had a Gray/Campbell Farmstead board meeting today. Everyone there said they loved having you and your family there. Jane, our president, says your oldest son is the next Garth Brooks. I don't know if you think that is a compliment or not, but she meant it for one. She thinks he is special!

    Thanks again. I am looking forward to hearing you (again) soon. Let me know where you will be.

    God bless.

    Wanda Martens

    Gray-Campbell Farmstead Historic Site

    Nathaniel Greene Park

    Springfield, Missouri

     

    From an email dated Saturday, May 19th, 2007

    Hello Ya'll!

    I saw your wonderful family today at Bass Pro Shops... I was truly TOUCHED by the gift God has given your family in music.

    I was the one from "Detroit" and the camera and phone... ha...

    Anyway... I would like to order a CD from you.

    My wife home schools, has 4 children and our 15 year old son is a very well talented guitarist.

    I knew you were a Christian family when I walked by and was intrigued how your family entertained the guests...

    God bless your ministry and hope we can have you in Michigan one day!

    Art Ferguson & Family

    St. Clair Shores, Michigan

    Competitive Edge Fishing

     

    On a Note dated May 4th, 2007

    Great seeing you in Chetek, Wisconsin Camp. Thanks for all your lovely music...

    The Madison's

    Minnesota

     

    From a kind email dated Sunday, April 15th, 2007

    Was delighted to meet you and to tell you how much every one at First Baptist Church +50 group enjoyed your family and the music. There were many favorable comments today at church.

    Hopefully in the future you will be able to come and entertain us again. Your family is delightful.

    Carl & Fonda Montgomery

    Springfield, Missouri

     

    On a note card dated Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

    Dear Farnums,

    We are so glad that you could come play at the festival & visit with us for a couple of days! Thank you for participating in GospelGrass - you all really added a lot to that day & I know many people enjoyed your music.

    Norm, thanks for being such a great emcee & for doing the banjo workshop. That was such a help!

    Love you all,

    Sage Dahlby

    The Naylor Family Band

    Guthrie, Oklahoma

     

    Yo, this is Roger over at Mountain Music Shop... It’s got to be a real kick in the tail to have a bunch of kids... and then all of a sudden you play instruments... and then all of a sudden you got them playin’ instruments... and then all of a sudden that stuff you made’s makin’ music with you! That’s got to be kind of a cool thing!

    Anyway, I listened to your album, dude, and I like it. I kind of like the banjo playin’ on Battle of New Orleans... it’s my favorite... Blackberry Blossom is one of my favorite overall songs. But I always like that Homegrown Tomatoes song.

    It’s all pretty good. It sounds all very 'family-bandy'. And it’s got a certain charm to it. It’s very Ozarks. I like it. That’s my review. It’s good, so… Bye!

    The preceding telephone message was received after sharing our Tomato Pickin’ CD with our friend, Roger Garret, who owns and operates a local Branson music store... We found it quite entertaining so thought we'd share it with y'all!

    Mountain Music Shop
    1828 West Hwy 76
    Branson, Missouri 65616

    (417) 334-0515

     

    October 29th, 2006

    Hi Y’all,

    Thanks so much for attending the Missouri League of the South meeting... Your music was a blessing and most entertaining. However, even more of a blessing to me personally was the testimony of your lives when not on the stage. It was obvious that yours is a family that loves the Lord and each other. You are a living witness as to what it means to be in the center of God’s will.

    Thanks again for making the state meeting such a success.

    God Bless Y’all,

    Bob Mills

     

    On a Post Card dated October 3rd, 2006

    Thank you so much for the CD. We really are enjoying it. We give it an A+ for dance-ability! And of course, we love the Tomato-Heads.

    Love to all,

    The Hartman Family

    Loveland, Colorado

     

    September 16th, 2006

    From my Dad in Salem, Oregon

     

    Thank you for visiting our site!

    Colossians 3:16

     

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