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Re: Our Friend *Apple*
lilylady #2013659 01/12/13 09:07 PM
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"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."
Re: Our Friend *Apple*
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From lilylady's link, I see there is a college memorial fund set up for her children. I will pay my respects with an offering. Please consider your ability to do so as well.

http://www.amosfamily.com/2013/01/mary-magdalen-bryde-stevermer/

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The family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Stevermer Children College Fund, 10901 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, KS 66203.








Re: Our Friend *Apple*
lilylady #2013708 01/12/13 10:59 PM
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It has been my honor and pleasure to know Apple, and my delight and privilege to have met her at piano/forum parties and visited her in Kansas.

In memory of Apple:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehpccoQRvoU



Lyrics [translation] :

Requiem æternam dona eis [ Eternal rest grant unto them ]

lux perpetua luceat eis [ let perpetual light shine upon them ]
beloved mom, friend, and teacher, and wife and sister too
õun taevasse ülendatud [ apple ascended ]
Te amamus; requiescat in pace [we love you; rest in peace]

PDF manuscript: http://www.coffee-room.com/Te-Amamus-Requiescat-In-Pace.pdf

Re: Our Friend *Apple*
lilylady #2013728 01/13/13 12:01 AM
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Like so many others who didn't know her personally, I admired Apple through her posts here. She was the best of what this online community can be. My condolences to her family and friends.


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Re: Our Friend *Apple*
Mark_C #2013742 01/13/13 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Mark_C
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Originally Posted by apple*
that is too cute


thanks, Mark smile

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Re: Our Friend *Apple*
lilylady #2013775 01/13/13 04:21 AM
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Rest in peace, apple.

I will, certainly, keep the apple family in my thoughts and prayers.



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Very shocking and sad news. She seemed like just a genuinely kind and caring person who loved music and the piano. There was never a hint of any meanness or bitterness in her posts. This world could use a few hundred million more Apples....it would be a better place.

My deepest sympathies to her family and her many friends here on PW . I'm so very sorry to hear of this. frown


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lilylady #2013891 01/13/13 11:45 AM
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RIP.



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I am terribly saddened to learn of Apple's passing. She was always a wonderful presence here at Piano World. Her love of music and piano performance was such an important part of her life which inspired others, myself included. I'll miss her friendship, kindness and optimism. Apple will be unforgettable. My sincere condolences go out to her loving family and friends.

David

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I contacted Indrek Laul (owner of Estonia Piano Company) about Apple/Mary, his reply is below...


"Oh, what terrible news here and today on the PW. She is so sweet, kind, intelligent. Why is someone's life candle, while burning so deeply, able to light candles around her, yet taken from us so early? My deepest condolences to her family and loved ones, and to all PW members.


May I ask you to post it? Thank you. Oh, what terrible news.
Indrek"

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I'm just curious about Mary's adoption of the name "Apple". Does anybody know how she became known as Apple and whether there is a story behind that?

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I'm so sorry, we will miss you Apple....


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Actually, THAT -- and also the Estonian connection -- I realize that she bought an Estonia piano, but I also got the impression that she was Estonian herself -- only because she had the word fot "apple" in Estonian as part of all her responses.

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Until then you may want to keep a safe distance.
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lilylady #2014017 01/13/13 05:30 PM
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I have never posted on the pianists forum being only an adult beginner so didn't see any of Mary's posts. Sad news, Condolences to her family and friends.

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Apple was the name of one of the family's dogs.

She was so happy with her Estonia that she added the word for "apple" in Estonian to her sig.


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lilylady #2014054 01/13/13 07:13 PM
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Dearest Mary,

Rest in Peace gentle soul. You opened your family home to me and my family and we were fortunate to have your family stay with us for a few days. During those visits you and your family became my family.

I am saddened deeply by your passing but I know you live on in all you touched in this world.

I will see you again someday. Of that I am sure.

We are all blessed to know you.

Love,

Mark

p.s. I will continue with the Goldbergs. wink

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lilylady #2014067 01/13/13 07:44 PM
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Rest in peace, Apple. Thank you for your contributions to the community and the friendship you shared with so many. Your legacy will live on in many many ways.

Prayers of comfort to your family...

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My thoughts and prayers go out to Apple's family. She will be missed by many.


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I'm so sorry to read that Apple has passed away.


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