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
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
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.
Nashville Christian Church
August 25th, 2013
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!
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!
Randy & Pinky Hamilton
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
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,
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,
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
March 7th, 2012
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!
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.
Gerry & Jo Craig
February 12th, 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed your performance tonightand 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!
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!!
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:
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!
Once again, thanks for performing here. We will certainly consider booking you again in the future...
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.
Valley View Estates /
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!
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.
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,
MLS Youth Services Manager
Midtown Carnegie Library
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
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!
Activities Director, Treasure Lake
March 31st, 2011
Sioux City, Iowa
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.
Bacon Creek Construction & Design
Sioux City, Iowa
March 30th, 2011
Thanks for the wonderful visit we had. Wish it could have been longer. Jane sends her thanks and love as well.
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
Y'ALL WERE FABULOUS! Many compliments to me about your show!
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!
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.
Member - First Baptist Church
September 4th, 2010
We had another good time -- thanks for coming. Enjoy "Gone with the Wind" - a real classic!
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 -
Thank you again. May you and your family
be blessed by the Lord.
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.
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.
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!>
Your thoughtfulness is very much
appreciated. Thank you for coming to entertain us today. We enjoy you
all so much.
Victory Baptist Senior Citizens Group
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.
Buxton Ladies Annual Salad Supper
Buxton Christian Church
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
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!)
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!
Crane Presbyterian Church
December 14th, 2009
The Wise Still Seek Him
"In this season of warmth
let us not forget Christ,
the reason behind our celebration!"
Thank you for all you do! Have a Happy Holiday Season!
I was in Norm's guitar class at the
(O'Flaherty's) Irish Music Retreat
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,
October 28th, 2009
great to meet you and your family. Hope to see you all again soon!
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!
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
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.
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.
Steve & Bonnie Kukla
September 8th, 2009
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.
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!
July 26th, 2009
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
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,
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,
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,
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,
Oak Grove Bible Church Fellowship
Oak Grove, Missouri
July 12th, 2009
"Our Thanks to You.
We just can't say enough how much it
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.
Northwest Baptist Church
July 8th, 2009
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
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!!
June 13th, 2009
Met you at the Christian Ladies Luncheon. Loved your music! May contact you for banjo lessons which we discussed. Very talented family.
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
June 9th, 2009
Thanks so much for your participation at our
Festival. Your music is great!
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.
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.
March 21, 2009
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.
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'.
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
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.
We sure all enjoyed your
music at the Oldfield Opry on Saturday night (Jan. 17th). Hope to see you all again.
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
D. A. Callaway
Silver Dollar City Events
November 14, 2008
Dear Norm, Trish & Family,
We thoroughly enjoyed your participation in
our Hillbilly Party the other night (the 12th). The
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!
bless you, and have a wonderful Christmas!
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.
(Daughter of Jack A. James)
San Antonio, Texas
September 29, 2008
Your ministry of
at the services
for our loved one is acknowledged with sincere thanks and deep
Jack James Family
San Antonio, Texas
From an email dated September 29, 2008
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
From an email dated September 27th, 2008
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
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
This is Tuesday morning. It's chilly
outside. We are ready to go pressure wash a metal roof for my
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!
Have a good day!
Green Forest, Arkansas
From an email dated August 13th, 2008
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
Jefferson City, Missouri
August 12, 2008
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.
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
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
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.
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...)
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.
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!
The Gregg Family
High Prairie Band
June 4th, 2008
Thank You To All of You For Your Part in Making Our
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
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
May 12th, 2008
Thank You for Your Part in Making Our
Festival a Huge Success!
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.
Thank you for entertaining us at Northwest Stars. We enjoy
your music very much. Thank you.
March 11th, 2008
Thank You - Your thoughtfulness is very
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
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"...
of Victory Baptist Church
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.
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
of Faith & Hope Free Will Baptist Church
June 11th, 2007
Hi Norm and Trish,
Thank you so much for the wonderful entertainment
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.
Gray-Campbell Farmstead Historic Site
Nathaniel Greene Park
From an email dated Saturday, May 19th,
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!
Great seeing you in Chetek, Wisconsin Camp. Thanks for all your
From a kind email dated Sunday, April 15th,
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
On a note card dated Tuesday, March 20th,
We are so glad that you could come play at
the festival & visit with us for a couple of days! Thank you for participating
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!
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!
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.
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
October 29th, 2006
Thanks so much for attending the
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,
On a Post Card dated October 3rd,
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.