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Argaith

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RE: Collecting for a wreath for the ... (in reply to Escribano

Done last night, thanks a lot Simon.

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eg.czerny

 

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RE: Collecting for a wreath for the ... (in reply to Escribano

was easy and fast.
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HolyEvil

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RE: Collecting for a wreath for the ... (in reply to Escribano

Simon, can you tell me if you got mine?

and you can leave the donate button up for future use if the foro needs any cash.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 2 2012 23:01:39
 
Escribano

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Simon, can you tell me if you got mine?


Got it thanks!

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keith

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RE: Collecting for a wreath for the ... (in reply to Argaith

easy to do--actually easier than at the bay. thanks.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 4 2012 12:47:43
 
Escribano

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RE: Collecting for a wreath - UPDATE (in reply to Escribano

I don't have an update on AC's progress with the wreath at the moment. Hopefully, I will be talking to her today. As you can imagine, she has been very busy at this difficult time.

However, I can reveal that we have collected around £700 GBP! This is amazing and very, very generous of you.

This is more than enough for flowers, so we are going to put some by for a lasting memorial to Ron that we can discuss here a little later. Whether that be a prize fund for forum challenges or a 'scholarship' in his memory, we don't know yet.

If you want to continue donating, that is fine. I will look after it and report back.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 5 2012 9:29:23
 
Ruphus

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RE: Collecting for a wreath for the ... (in reply to Argaith

I think morticians are cashing in quite some these days. ( I saw parts of a report on this branch and its partial business ethics in Germany, assuming that it might not be all too different in the rest of the world. - And a relative who "took the burden" to organize the funeral of my mother managed to fabricate a bill of around 100 000 bucks allegedly for buying a burrying lot / memorial stone and for feeding mourners in a better hotel; but that one has been a special case of betrayal of trust I guess.)

From there my suggestion would be to prophylactically ask AC how she is coming along with the expenses, and in case of struggle maybe leave the rest of donation to her disposal.
Just thinking.

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Escribano

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From there my suggestion would be to prophylactically ask AC how she is coming along with the expenses, and in case of struggle maybe leave the rest of donation to her disposal.


AC and I have already discussed this possibility, so thanks for the support. We'll see how it all pans out.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 5 2012 10:18:02
 
acmitchell

 

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RE: Collecting for a wreath for the ... (in reply to Argaith

Sorry I haven't gotten back with an update about the wreath sooner! There has been a lot going on and I encountered a few unexpected hurdles a long the way. However, they have been dealt with and progress is being made. I've called the florist about the guitar wreath and emailed a few pictures to make sure they get it right - don't want to end up with a wreath in the shape of a Warlock!

I'm waiting for a call back at some point today.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 5 2012 11:38:38
 
acmitchell

 

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RE: Collecting for a wreath for the ... (in reply to Argaith

They emailed me back today and said that they could do a full size guitar wreath for £120, any other requests for the wreath? (E.g make the guitar bigger?)

They said I have to let them know by tomorrow, so if you have any last minute suggestions get them in now!
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El Kiko

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RE: Collecting for a wreath for the ... (in reply to acmitchell

full size guitar sounds good to me.........

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 6 2012 17:23:26
 
Escribano

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RE: Collecting for a wreath for the ... (in reply to acmitchell

Full size should be fine, AC. Thanks!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 6 2012 20:22:43
 
acmitchell

 

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RE: Collecting for a wreath for the ... (in reply to Argaith

What do we want the message on the wreath to say? I told the florist I'd call her back as soon as I know!
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Escribano

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RE: Collecting for a wreath for the ... (in reply to acmitchell

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What do we want the message on the wreath to say? I told the florist I'd call her back as soon as I know!


Do you mean on the card or a message spelt out in flowers?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 7 2012 14:06:11
 
gj Michelob

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RE: Collecting for a wreath for the ... (in reply to acmitchell

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What do we want the message on the wreath to say?


Proposed message, for your kind consideration,

"Your guitar will forever play in the hearts of your friends at ForoFlamenco"

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Ricardo

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RE: Collecting for a wreath for the ... (in reply to gj Michelob

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ORIGINAL: gj Michelob

quote:

What do we want the message on the wreath to say?


Proposed message, for your kind consideration,

"Your guitar will forever play in the hearts of your friends at ForoFlamenco"


That's good, I would add in "family, friends, and friends of foroflamenco"....

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 7 2012 14:33:12
 
acmitchell

 

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RE: Collecting for a wreath for the ... (in reply to Argaith

On the card, Simon, sorry I didn't make it clearer!

Sounds like a winner to me Giacomo and Ricardo! Is this fine for everyone else? I'll be phoning the florist back in about 20 minutes. But this sounds perfect to me.
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Tomrocker

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RE: Collecting for a wreath for the ... (in reply to Argaith

Agree with Giacom&Ricardo.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 7 2012 15:09:22
 
Escribano

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OK with me.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 7 2012 16:08:24
 
Escribano

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RE: Collecting for a wreath for the ... (in reply to gj Michelob

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"Your guitar will forever play in the hearts of your friends at ForoFlamenco"


Nice, thanks GJ.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 7 2012 16:21:44
 
acmitchell

 

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RE: Collecting for a wreath for the ... (in reply to Argaith

Its been ordered now, thanks everyone who donated! I really appreciate the amazingly kind gesture! We'll be sure to get some photos of the wreath on the forum so you can all see the final product, its going to look fantastic.
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gj Michelob

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quote:

"Your guitar will forever play in the hearts of your friends at ForoFlamenco"
Nice, thanks GJ.
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Cheers Ron!


thank you, and please forgive me if I reacted to AC's request independently, but my brain functions better in the early hours of the day (later, I could not start a sentence without some "Notwithstanding the hereinabove aforementioned...")

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Escribano

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RE: Collecting for a wreath for the ... (in reply to gj Michelob

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later, I could not start a sentence without some "Notwithstanding the hereinabove aforementioned..."


Whilst I would generally defer, in this respect, to my learned friend, it would be remiss of me not to remind him of the responsibility that he has taken upon himself to pursue the utmost financial reward from the gratuitous expansion of simple, written English. Without such a commitment, our entire legal edifice would collapse.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 7 2012 17:41:32
 
gj Michelob

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RE: Collecting for a wreath for the ... (in reply to Escribano

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Whilst I would generally defer, in this respect, to my learned friend, it would be remiss of me not to remind him of the responsibility that he has taken upon himself to pursue the utmost financial reward from the gratuitous expansion of simple, written English. Without such a commitment, our entire legal edifice would collapse.


There you go... Deep inside, I always knew you were a fine QC, Sir S.S.

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Escribano

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RE: Collecting for a wreath for the ... (in reply to gj Michelob

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There you go... Deep inside, I always knew you were a fine QC, Sir S.S.


Once again I must defer to your impeccable judgement. In my youth (when the Bar was beckoning) I could argue the hind leg off a donkey whilst smoking, riding a motorcycle and drinking from a can of beer as I wound my way through South Kensington coming back from a date with some posh totty.... and in fact, I often did.

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gj Michelob

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RE: Collecting for a wreath for the ... (in reply to Escribano

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Once again I must defer to your impeccable judgement. In my youth (when the Bar was beckoning) I could argue the hind leg off a donkey whilst smoking, riding a motorcycle and drinking from a can of beer as I wound my way through South Kensington coming back from a date with some posh totty.... and in fact, I often did.


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El Kiko

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when the Bar was beckoning


The bar beckoned me once ........but in a different way .........( Hic )

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