I'm still a bit tearful....forgive incoherence and typos. About an hour ago, I got a letter in the mail but didn't recognize the sender's name on the envelope. Different SF suburb, not too far away.I opened a "Get Well Soon" paper, and inside was a letter from a Fool....and a check for a Ginormous amount of dollars...from 7 Fools!Fools tht I know the names of, and Fools' real names that I don't recognize. The letter explained that Makasha ( a Fool in California) had organized a collection to cheer me up and support us after DH was nearly killed in January. Just typing this makes me cry again...silly old woman. Makasha wrote that other Fools had also contributed ideas, and she gave me their pen names too...and then she apologized for being so late in following up! Oh Makasha, I can't believe what a wonderful thing you did. I'm still sort of going over it in my mind...not only the kindness, and the generous action..but you might not know.. the amazing timing! Do you know that yesterday on another board people were so angry with me many people wanted me thrown off the boards?I'm not very religious...I am agnostic, wishing I could believe more wholeheartedly in God, but sincerely respecting DH's beliefs, by celebrating the traditions and being active in our religious community. But this kindness, this amazing, heartwarming gesture, not to mention generosity, arriving the day after a bad day...it has a spiritual feeling.DH is also stunned by the outpouring of kindness....(but he isn't crying!) We don't know how to say thank you . We don't know how to tell you that after 3 months, DH mostly stuck in bed, the fact that people who don't know us are still thinking of us...."Moved" doesn't describe it. Oh heck..there I go, snuffling again. If this were paper, it would be sooooo blotched.The Fool Community is more than our posts. It is full of good, caring people.How can I send thanks to the generous individuals, including a gentleman who contributed?...Please answer this privately and let me know who you are. I hope that Makasha, you have some addresses for me...Sorry I'm incoherent and rambling. When I get my act together ( after I push DH to get up and practise walking) I'll try to thank people more appropriately.Cyber hugs,Big Momma
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