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thanks to a secret benefactor... #2835829
04/05/19 05:45 PM
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So I received a marvelous surprise in the mail yesterday: A package from Ponderosa Music in Italy, containing the sheet music for Einaudi's new album, and personally autographed to me by the maestro himself. 3hearts

I was flummoxed, because I couldn't remember ordering the book, although I certainly had intended to buy it, and I *knew* I hadn't ordered an autographed copy. The only clue on the packing slip was a section marked "purpose of shipment" where it said "gift."

So I clearly have a dear friend who (a) knew of my recent health difficulties, and (b) knew that an autographed copy of Einaudi's sheet music would be a gift that means the whole world to me. I am no Sherlock Holmes, but I suspect the kind soul probably draws from this audience. I don't know who you are, secret benefactor, but I thank you from the bottom of my heart for instilling a little joy in a dark time for me. heart

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Re: thanks to a secret benefactor... [Re: Monica K.] #2835832
04/05/19 05:48 PM
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Fantastic, kudos to whoever it was.

I wish you well.


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Re: thanks to a secret benefactor... [Re: Monica K.] #2835839
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I know who it was!!! Not me, but a good friend on here who may declare him/herself shortly. Nobody more deserving of such a gesture than you, Monica! We are all wishing you a speedy return to health!

Any chance you can post a pic?


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Re: thanks to a secret benefactor... [Re: Monica K.] #2835845
04/05/19 06:24 PM
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It wasn't me, but I know who smile It was a wonderful idea and I'm glad you received a gift from Einaudi himself (and the secret benefactor). I know you are going to recover quickly!


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Re: thanks to a secret benefactor... [Re: Monica K.] #2835846
04/05/19 06:30 PM
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Wonderful!


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Re: thanks to a secret benefactor... [Re: Monica K.] #2835854
04/05/19 06:37 PM
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Wasn't me, but I did pass your address on to someone who may have done it - couldn't happen to a better fan!

Sam

Re: thanks to a secret benefactor... [Re: Monica K.] #2835870
04/05/19 07:05 PM
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What a wonderful gesture the gift was! Thank you for sharing this with us.


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Re: thanks to a secret benefactor... [Re: Monica K.] #2835876
04/05/19 07:17 PM
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This is why I keep coming back, it’s the people and the community here. And yes for all you’ve done for us Monica you deserve no less!


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Re: thanks to a secret benefactor... [Re: Monica K.] #2835881
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This is amazing, I was really moved reading about this thoughtful gesture. Best wishes again, Monika!

Re: thanks to a secret benefactor... [Re: Monica K.] #2835896
04/05/19 08:16 PM
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That really is kind and thoughtful on someone's part. Blessings for you, Monika!


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Re: thanks to a secret benefactor... [Re: Monica K.] #2835913
04/05/19 10:17 PM
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Your story made my day. I love our PW community. Best wishes to you, Monica!



Re: thanks to a secret benefactor... [Re: Chrispy] #2835914
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Originally Posted by Chrispy
This is why I keep coming back, it’s the people and the community here. And yes for all you’ve done for us Monica you deserve no less!


Couldnt agree more. Wishing you all the best Monica.


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Re: thanks to a secret benefactor... [Re: Monica K.] #2835921
04/05/19 11:38 PM
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Ah that's lovely! Warms my heart to read this (I, too, know who it was!). The people on here are pretty wonderful, aren't they? heart

I'm glad this has brightened your day, Monica!


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Re: thanks to a secret benefactor... [Re: Monica K.] #2835926
04/05/19 11:50 PM
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Awwww. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.
All the best to you Monica and to your benefactor.


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Re: thanks to a secret benefactor... [Re: Monica K.] #2835933
04/06/19 12:35 AM
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An incredibly nice gesture to an incredibly nice person from an incredibly nice person. That's a triple WIN in my book!

Thanks to the secret benefactor for brightening a very special persons day. You rock! thumb

Re: thanks to a secret benefactor... [Re: Monica K.] #2835934
04/06/19 01:06 AM
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What a beautiful surprise for you Monica! And yes, I also know who it is. heart


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Re: thanks to a secret benefactor... [Re: Monica K.] #2835998
04/06/19 07:59 AM
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What a wonderful gift. I admire those who are gifted at gift giving; it is grace in the flesh. Hope it makes your healing go smoothly and that you enjoy every moment.


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Re: thanks to a secret benefactor... [Re: Monica K.] #2836005
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A beautiful gesture on behalf of the internet's most supportive presence!

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Re: thanks to a secret benefactor... [Re: cmb13] #2836108
04/06/19 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by cmb13
I know who it was!!! Not me, but a good friend on here who may declare him/herself shortly. Nobody more deserving of such a gesture than you, Monica! We are all wishing you a speedy return to health!

Any chance you can post a pic?



Well, figuring out the PW photo uploader is a challenge in itself, but if I did it all correctly, this should be a photo:


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And whoever it was, thank you thank you THANK YOU. heart I just spent a wonderful half hour playing through "Birdsong," and I didn't think about cancer/chemo/tube feeding/radiation/surgery once. thumb

Last edited by Monica K.; 04/06/19 01:01 PM.
Re: thanks to a secret benefactor... [Re: Monica K.] #2836111
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Nice gift,
thumb to whoever it is.



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