This happened last week actually.  Delmer Berg was the last of the Lincoln Brigade survivors – moved on at 100 years old (means he was 20 or just older when he fought).

Delmer Berg.jpgWasn’t long before a folk song was written.  You can’t have a generation like that pass without a folk song eulogy!  A nice electric guitar solo half way through – not “pure” folk.

Wrote about my grandmother’s passing a few years ago.  And then again.  I had written about her prior.  She was a nurse.

They were an incredible group of people.  Even the Republican George Schultz paid respects.

Closing this out with the Weavers’ awesome version of Venga Jaleo, with the incredible voice of the now-deceased north coast resident Ronnie Gilbert.

 

 

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