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Thread #68137   Message #1282285
Posted By: Big Mick
27-Sep-04 - 11:01 AM
Thread Name: A Very Special Shawl
Subject: RE: A Very Special Shawl
Originally I was to deliver the "extra" gift to Heather at the memorial concert. For those unaware of what I am speaking, there were a number of financial contributions made to help with the materials needed to make this wonderful shawl of love. But due to being in the hospital, I was not able to make the concert. I held on to it until I went to Toronto to work with Jed and Paul on the new CD. I presented it to Heather privately at one of the gatherings. To say that she was touched deeply is understatement at its best. Our Heather asked that I pass on to all of you her most sincere appreciation. At one point she remarked as to this being exactly why Rick felt so strongly about this community.

As her friend, I would like to add my own thanks to all of you for being the living, breathing, caring community that you are. And special thanks to Mmario and WYSIWIG for taking the lead in this and making it happen.

It is hard for me to characterize for you exactly what I saw in Heather's eyes, but it is safe to say that as she goes through the difficult process of grieving and healing, she is aided by the knowledge that there is a worldwide community of caring individuals pulling for her. I am proud of her and how she is moving ahead.

And Rick, I am sure of it, is very proud too.

All the very best,

Mick Lane