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#316283 - 02/12/11 02:54 PM Special Valentine's Gift...
travlin'easy Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 15104
Loc: Forest Hill, MD USA
Today, I performed in up upscale assisted living center, one that charges a fortune to be there, yet the food is institutional and very bland. I always kid the residents and tell them at the end of each performance that "I'll see everyone next month and I'm buying the crab cakes and beer." One lady, who is 92 years old, always sits in the front row and rarely cracks a smile. However, there are times when she sings along with me and is always tapping her feet to the beat. Last month she said "I would love to have that beer you are always offering, but they won't let up have it because of the medications. I would give anything, though, to have a crab cake on a kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise, some French fries and cole slaw. That's what I brought to her today for an early Valentines Gift. She was ecstatic, almost cried with happiness, gave me a big hug and said this was the best thing that has happened to her in the two years she has been at the facility. Damned, I love this job, and I only wish I could do this for everyone.


Gary cool
PSR-S950, TC Helicon Harmony-M, Digitech VR, Samson Q7, Sennheiser E855, Custom Console, and lots of other silly stuff!

K+E=W (Knowledge Plus Experience = Wisdom.)

#316284 - 02/12/11 03:14 PM Re: Special Valentine's Gift... [Re: travlin'easy]
Fran Carango Offline
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Registered: 05/26/99
Posts: 9673
Loc: Levittown, Pa, USA
Good for you, Gary clap

#316289 - 02/12/11 04:45 PM Re: Special Valentine's Gift... [Re: travlin'easy]
rattley Offline

Registered: 11/14/99
Posts: 777
Loc: Punta Gorda Florida USA
That's class Gary!!!!!! Something so simple could mean so much........... -charley

#316290 - 02/12/11 04:55 PM Re: Special Valentine's Gift... [Re: travlin'easy]
ianmcnll Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 07/27/05
Posts: 10598
Loc: Cape Breton Island, Canada
Well done can't buy that kind of emotional satisfaction anywhere.

And, many of us will end up in those places some day...and, an act of kindness like yours would, no doubt, be very gratefully appreciated.

Just in case, let it be known that I like cheeseburgers with onions, mustard, relish, and made with real beef!

Nice going, buddy.

Yamaha Tyros4, Yamaha MS-60S Powered Monitors(2), Yamaha CS-01, Yamaha TQ-5, Yamaha PSR-S775.

#316297 - 02/12/11 07:47 PM Re: Special Valentine's Gift... [Re: ianmcnll]
Dnj Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 09/21/00
Posts: 43636
Loc: USA
Too bad your married wink....

Nice touch Gary you made a happy heart happier!

#316298 - 02/12/11 07:53 PM Re: Special Valentine's Gift... [Re: travlin'easy]
lahawk Offline
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Registered: 06/28/01
Posts: 2599
Loc: Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Larry "Hawk"

Hawk Music

♫ 🎹🎹 ♫ SX-900

#316299 - 02/12/11 07:54 PM Re: Special Valentine's Gift... [Re: Dnj]
btweengigs Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 09/09/02
Posts: 2202
Loc: Florida, USA
Make mine lobster tail and drawn butter...if its not too much trouble.

#316310 - 02/13/11 12:38 AM Re: Special Valentine's Gift... [Re: travlin'easy]
bruno123 Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 4691
Loc: West Palm Beach, FL 33417
How does one live a fruitful happy life, by giving of ones self.

Larry, you have that in the palm of your hand. The world would better with more Larrys.

John C.

#316313 - 02/13/11 04:33 AM Re: Special Valentine's Gift... [Re: travlin'easy]
Songman55 Offline

Registered: 06/24/05
Posts: 892
Loc: Baltimore, MD USA
Awesome Gary! That's what it's all about.

PSR S950, PSR S900, Roland RD 700, Yamaha C3 6'Grand, Sennheiser E 935 mic, several recording mics including a Neuman U 87, Bose L1 Compact, Roland VS 2480 24 Track Recorder
Joe Ayala

#316315 - 02/13/11 05:35 AM Re: Special Valentine's Gift... [Re: Songman55]
Harold123 Offline

Registered: 06/13/10
Posts: 396
Loc: Harrisville Pa USA
Gary...You Have what is called Character...Sharing Love to others...So many Performers here at the Zone do so much to enrich the Lifes of others also!...What a Great group of People

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