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#2012842 - 01/11/13 02:07 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
ChopinAddict Offline
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Registered: 08/29/09
Posts: 6077
Loc: Land of the never-ending music
So sad... frown We are all with you, apple*! We love you!
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#2012846 - 01/11/13 02:14 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
Euphonatrix Offline
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Registered: 08/14/06
Posts: 518
Loc: Hessen, Germany
Thank you, Apple.
You have touched a lot of lives here and shared so much so generously - you'll always be with us.
May love, peace and music be with you.
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#2012853 - 01/11/13 02:21 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: piano joy]
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17699
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
Originally Posted By: piano joy
(I do not recall one unkind post from her)


That's worth repeating... especially when you consider that, with 19,861 posts, apple* holds the distinction of being the PW member with the greatest number of posts! wow
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#2012864 - 01/11/13 02:32 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
Mr Super-Hunky Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/17/05
Posts: 4197
Loc: Arizona.
Even after throwing out the high and low score, the only scores left are still all high! What a unique and wonderful person Apple is who went out of her way to bring happiness and friendship to everyone she touched.

Thank you Apple for just being you.

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#2012867 - 01/11/13 02:34 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
gooddog Offline
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Registered: 06/08/08
Posts: 4669
Loc: Seattle area, WA
Very sad news. Deep peace to you Apple.
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#2012873 - 01/11/13 02:44 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
Orange Soda King Offline
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Registered: 11/25/09
Posts: 6035
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky, United S...
Very sad news, she is one of my favorite people on the forum. She and her family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

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#2012877 - 01/11/13 02:48 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
piqué Offline
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Registered: 06/15/01
Posts: 5483
apple,

you and i go way back. i feel as if we have actually met and have spent a lot of time together.

you are leaving a beautiful legacy--your beautiful children, your community and family at home that love you, and the community you helped to build here online.

you are irreplaceable and you will be missed terribly by all.

wishing for you peace and love and music as you leave us, sweet poet.
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#2012915 - 01/11/13 03:56 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
ChopinAddict Offline
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Registered: 08/29/09
Posts: 6077
Loc: Land of the never-ending music
I think this photo (which she indicates as her website) is worth remembering because it is so beautiful:

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#2012930 - 01/11/13 04:18 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
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Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 4668
Loc: Italy
It is quite amazing how you can feel connected to people you've never met in person, value and esteem them, appreciate them, and grieve for them.

Apple, you made a wonderful contribution here, you will be missed indeed.

I pray that your heart and mind are at peace, and for the consolation of your loved ones.
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#2012945 - 01/11/13 04:42 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
JimF Offline
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Registered: 10/08/09
Posts: 1610
Loc: south florida
So Sad. Apple's enthusiasm for her Estonia helped lead me to my wonderful piano. Thank you for all your contributions and wonderful attitude, Apple. We will miss you.
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#2012947 - 01/11/13 04:43 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: casinitaly]
David Burton Offline
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Registered: 05/28/01
Posts: 1757
Loc: Coxsackie, New York
Originally Posted By: casinitaly
It is quite amazing how you can feel connected to people you've never met in person, value and esteem them, appreciate them, and grieve for them.

Apple, you made a wonderful contribution here, you will be missed indeed.

I pray that your heart and mind are at peace, and for the consolation of your loved ones.


(I'll just add, since this was said so well, that somehow, somewhere, in a better, kinder world, sometime in the future, where we sincerely hope there will be pianos and music, that we will meet in person. In essence, Apple was one person on here I always felt that I knew and perhaps she knew me too.)
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#2012952 - 01/11/13 04:50 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
wouter79 Online   content
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Registered: 02/14/10
Posts: 3246
Sorry to hear this... Best wishes Apple!
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#2012962 - 01/11/13 05:10 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
AimeeO Offline

Silver Supporter until Jan 04 2013


Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 787
Loc: New Orleans
While I've never interacted with Apple personally, I always look forward to and enjoy her posts when lurking in Pianists Corner. Apple, best wishes to you, and I am thinking of you and your loved ones.
Aimee O

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#2012979 - 01/11/13 05:38 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
JeanieA Offline
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Registered: 11/03/04
Posts: 486
Loc: Reno, Nevada
Words fail.

Apple, peace to you and your family. Your kindness and grace will continue to be an inspiration to all you have touched.
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#2012980 - 01/11/13 05:39 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
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Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 4974
Loc: boston north
This must have been a very happy day! Mary hugging Indrek Laul, owner of Estonia Pianos. (She owns an Estonia)



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#2012989 - 01/11/13 05:44 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
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Registered: 12/09/11
Posts: 905
Loc: Thunder Bay, On Canada
Apple:

Thank you for the gift you have shared with us all: you. I know I have read your posts with much interest and have always gotten great ideas from them and huge smiles. smile

You will be missed. May your next journey be filled with the love and laughter you gifted all of us with.
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#2012996 - 01/11/13 05:57 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
-Frycek Offline
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Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
Go gently and good luck on your next great adventure, Mary.
(Never having met you in person is one of the regrets of my life.)
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#2012997 - 01/11/13 05:57 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: BeccaBb]
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Registered: 11/30/04
Posts: 2598
Loc: Ann Arbor, MI
Apple: You are a bright shining light and the epitome of grace and kindness. I always smile when I read your signature "love and peace, Õun (apple in Estonian)". May you be surrounded by love and filled with peace.
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#2013015 - 01/11/13 06:40 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
Recaredo Offline
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Registered: 05/04/11
Posts: 1035
Loc: Southeast of Spain
This is so sad. I also enjoyed her graceful and helpful posts, she is that kind of person who makes this world has no borders.

My best wishes to you Apple.
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#2013033 - 01/11/13 07:13 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
Mark... Offline
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Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 4372
Loc: Jersey Shore
God Speed Apple...

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#2013040 - 01/11/13 07:25 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
Ted Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 1500
Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
I live on the other side of the world and my approach to music is poles apart from hers, but she once took a great deal of trouble to help me in an exchange of messages about a technical issue - a remarkably generous and broadminded soul. I am very saddened.
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#2013042 - 01/11/13 07:27 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
jdw Offline
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Registered: 03/04/11
Posts: 805
Loc: Philadelphia, PA
I join others in appreciation of Apple, and also want to thank Lilylady for posting this thread.
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#2013049 - 01/11/13 07:33 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
currawong Offline
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Registered: 05/15/07
Posts: 5834
Loc: Down Under
So sad, but thankful that I was able to know her here. What a kind, funny and encouraging person.

Love and peace to you, apple*
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#2013050 - 01/11/13 07:34 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: Cinnamonbear]
Emanuel Ravelli Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/15/04
Posts: 671
Loc: Virginia
Thanks for posting this wonderful video of Mary playing the Aria from the Goldberg. It's like a gentle kiss goodbye from one of the shining lights of this forum. You'll be missed, Apple.
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#2013060 - 01/11/13 07:59 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
Jamie Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 77
Loc: Mt. Pearl, NL, Ca
So sad. A kindred spirit for the many years I spent on the old forums. One of those people I wish I had met, and swapped choir keyboard notes! I wish you peace, sweetheart, and may we finally jam at that great piano party in the great beyond. Love!
Jamie

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#2013066 - 01/11/13 08:18 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
Ralph Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/09/01
Posts: 1293
Loc: Delaware (slower/lower)
I've been reading her posts for ten years and
feel as if I know her somehow. I'm at a loss for words. Prays sent.
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#2013074 - 01/11/13 08:32 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
BeeLady Offline
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Registered: 03/21/02
Posts: 2339
Loc: Massachusetts
LilyLady's pic has to be my all time favorite picture of Mary.

I count myself oh so lucky that I was able to meet her in person AND hear her play.



Edited by BeeLady (01/11/13 08:33 PM)
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#2013091 - 01/11/13 09:16 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: BeeLady]
Piano World Offline


Registered: 05/24/01
Posts: 5530
Loc: Parsonsfield, ME (originally N...
Originally Posted By: BeeLady
LilyLady's pic has to be my all time favorite picture of Mary.

I count myself oh so lucky that I was able to meet her in person AND hear her play.



For sure BeeLady.

I so wish I'd had the chance to meet her in person.

But I am very thankful that in a small way I was able to provide a forum for her to reach so many people who were/are so glad to have known her.
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#2013094 - 01/11/13 09:25 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
kathyk Offline
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Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 6971
Loc: Maine
What a testament to Apple to see so many old posters here among the newer who have been touched by Apple's touch.

I'm going to miss her very much and I'm clearly not alone. :-(


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#2013100 - 01/11/13 09:29 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
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Registered: 10/13/07
Posts: 1239
My word! I have been away for a couple of years from posting, though sometimes reading. I have always enjoyed Apple's posts, especially her accompanist stories. As so many others have said, she seemed like a friend, always caring and seeing humor in life. I feel blessed to have known her here in the forums.

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