|Playing at Negreni around 1999.|
|Dorel and Florica Codoban.|
|Dorel's fiddles. I own the older one pictured here.|
|Florica leading the parade in Oradea|
You can see the pride in place that these people have, something Romanians really treasure, a sense of home and hearth and continuity that transcends a single lifetime. Dorel gave us something, he gave his culture something, and he gave his family something very special. He was a good man. And I will remember him everytime I hear those tunes. And Although Dorel has passed on, I will go back, because it is not just music that draws me to Transylvania, but the people. The ones I can proudly call my friends.