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#77023 - 01/19/08 09:55 PM Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
mikhailoh Offline
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Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 4288
Loc: Cincinnati
As some of you already know, an unimaginable tragedy has happened to one of our own.

Peggy, who you all know as Justme[/b], moved to the Northport, Florida a couple years ago to be near her family and grandchildren. As you may have seen on the national news, her daughter-in-law.. her grandchildren’s mother .. Denise Amber Lee was abducted from her home and murdered Thursday. You can read more about the family, the crime and her fight to stay alive at this link and the various links on the bottom of that page.

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20080118/BREAKING/624076310

Peggy has been around these forums since day one. She has always been respected. As a former piano dealer she has been a source of information and wisdom for piano shoppers, and always a voice for compassion for everyone here. In all these years we have never, ever seen anyone who did not like her.

This is the stuff that happens to other people - not people we know. But it did. Noah, 2, and Adam, 6 months, are left without their mother and Peggy’s son, Nathan without his wife. They will not remember their mother - a sadder circumstance we cannot imagine.

These kids and Nathan are going to need a lot of help in the coming days and years. We have an opportunity here to help take care of our own. We are starting a fund to both help this family with today’s expenses and hopefully also an education fund for the boys. This will include at least Piano World, The New Coffee Room, the Well Tempered Forum and Piano Facts.

What we ask of you now is not to send a check yet, but to PM your pledge amount to Jodi[/b], who is present by that name in all the forums, and to post that you have pledged in this[/b] thread. You need not include the amount in this thread and no list of who gave how much will ever be published. We are asking for this pledge in advance of the check so that we can figure out the appropriate vehicle for the collection of funds. We want you to post a quick response in this thread once you've PM’ed Jodi so that we can gauge how close we are to hearing from everyone who's expressed an interest to help out - again the idea is for us to know approximately how much we'll collect beforehand so we can set up the collection facility accordingly. We will post details of where to actually send checks in the coming days.

We will work on the legalities of the fund tomorrow with the attorneys who are members of the various fora and Peggy’s close friends, in order to assure proper collection, handling and distribution of all funds. The details will be available to all.

Our sincere hope is that we can collect enough to help the boys today and in the future, to ease the burden on their father today, and to take advantage of the power of time to help with their education in the coming years.

We ask that you help with what you can, however big or small. The online piano community has an amazing diversity in people’s location, age and circumstance, so every donation is a godsend, one you should be proud of. We cannot bring Denise back to her children - but with hundreds, maybe thousands, of current active posters and readers we can work a miracle where one is surely needed today.

Sincerely,

Mikhailoh
Jon NYC
George K
Larry
Jack Frost
Jodi
et al

(We would love but for space and time to list ALL of you... everyone who has expressed their support, prayers and compassion. Despite our disagreements on here, we ARE a community, and we would challenge you to find one better.)
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He is so solemn, detached and uninvolved he makes Mr. Spock look like Hunter S. Thompson at closing time.'

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#77024 - 01/19/08 10:01 PM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17745
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
Wonderful idea.

I've PM'ed Jodi with a pledge.
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#77025 - 01/19/08 10:04 PM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
jon-nyc Offline
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Registered: 02/09/05
Posts: 2022
Loc: the left bank -- of the east r...
I PMed my pledge to Jodi.
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#77026 - 01/19/08 10:06 PM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
mikhailoh Offline
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Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 4288
Loc: Cincinnati
I have too.
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Michael

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He is so solemn, detached and uninvolved he makes Mr. Spock look like Hunter S. Thompson at closing time.'

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#77027 - 01/19/08 10:15 PM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
J. Mark Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1323
I've followed this, with a heavy heart from the beginning. Michael, how do I PM Jodi? Sorry, I don't know her. Money is so irrelevant, but from this distance, there's not much more that I can give, other than prayers. I would like to help.

If needed, as you know, I'm a lawyer, and my firm's escrow fund has been used before by PW members to help others. My firm is available to help if there is anything we can do.

My heart goes out to the family.

Mark

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#77028 - 01/19/08 10:21 PM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
jon-nyc Offline
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Registered: 02/09/05
Posts: 2022
Loc: the left bank -- of the east r...
Here's how you PM Jodi:

Go to this link:

http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/profile/11.html


Then hit the 'Send New Private Message' link in the upper right.

Thanks J. Mark and everyone else.
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If you don't talk to your children about equal temperment, who will?

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#77029 - 01/19/08 10:22 PM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
mikhailoh Offline
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Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 4288
Loc: Cincinnati
Thanks, J. Mark. You were one of the folks I suggested to help set this up properly and we may well be contacting you as we get more into it. I know you were instrumental in helping BradKy.

To PM Jodi just find one of her posts, click on her screen anme and select 'send a private message' at the upper right I believe. Then type out your pledge in the message box.

Thanks for your help and compassion here.
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Michael

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He is so solemn, detached and uninvolved he makes Mr. Spock look like Hunter S. Thompson at closing time.'

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#77030 - 01/19/08 10:24 PM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
mikhailoh Offline
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Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 4288
Loc: Cincinnati
Or, to make it easier, here is a link to her profile. Up above the main box there is 'Send a Private Message' option.

http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/profile/11.html
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Michael

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He is so solemn, detached and uninvolved he makes Mr. Spock look like Hunter S. Thompson at closing time.'

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#77031 - 01/19/08 10:26 PM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
George K Offline
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Registered: 12/20/04
Posts: 999
Loc: The Midwest
I've also sent Jodi a message with my pledge. J. Mark, thank you for offering to help.
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#77032 - 01/19/08 10:29 PM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
Piano*Dad Online   content
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Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 10347
Loc: Williamsburg, VA
I'm in. Nothing can repair the damage, but we can surely express our compassion and support.
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https://www.youtube.com/user/dhfeld/videos

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#77033 - 01/19/08 10:37 PM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
mikhailoh Offline
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Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 4288
Loc: Cincinnati
Since Jodi's having dinner guests this evening and the PM boxes aren't unlimited in space, maybe post a link to her PM box in Piano Facts, WTF and PW as well...just in case somebody gets the "full" message?


Great idea:


THis is her WTF profile:

http://well-temperedforum.groupee.net/eve/...le&u=3060035433

THis is her PW profile:

http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/profile/11.html

and this is her PF profile:

http://www.armleg.com/forum/profile.php?mo...forum=pianosinc
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Michael

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He is so solemn, detached and uninvolved he makes Mr. Spock look like Hunter S. Thompson at closing time.'

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#77034 - 01/19/08 10:44 PM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
CTPianotech Offline
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Registered: 02/06/06
Posts: 1473
Loc: CT
PM sent
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Piano Restorations in Central CT
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#77035 - 01/19/08 11:20 PM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
BB Player Offline


Registered: 11/17/06
Posts: 2549
Loc: Not in Texas
I don't know if I should respond both here and in the ABF but I'm in and PM to Jodi sent.
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Greg

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#77036 - 01/20/08 12:27 AM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
Riley Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/12/05
Posts: 7
Pledge sent.

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#77037 - 01/20/08 12:52 AM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
Norbert Online   content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/03/01
Posts: 14116
Loc: Surrey, B.C.
I'm on.

My absolute deepest and heartfelt sympathies to Peggy and family.

Remaining connected in quiet prayer.

Norbert
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#77038 - 01/20/08 12:59 AM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
Secondo Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 312
Loc: Seattle, Washington
My pledge is in.

I am so sorry.
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Baldwin SF-10 320152, Marshall & Wendell, Steinway B

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#77039 - 01/20/08 01:10 AM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
lovebach Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/05/07
Posts: 160
Loc: Indiana
If you guys think that it would be appropriate, maybe we can get an address that we can send some cards/thoughts to as well. (I'm guessing a home address would not be appropriate though...). I'm so sorry for this family's loss. I'm here for you if you just need someone to chat with off-line.
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lovebach

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#77040 - 01/20/08 02:40 AM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
OperaTenor Offline
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Registered: 04/13/06
Posts: 2379
Loc: Sandy Eggo, California
You who are organizing this are saints. Thank you.

Pledge sent - might be more.
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Jim Boydston, proprietor, No Piano Left Behind - technician
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#77041 - 01/20/08 07:10 AM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
mikhailoh Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 4288
Loc: Cincinnati
 Quote:
Originally posted by OperaTenor:
You who are organizing this are saints. Thank you.

Pledge sent - might be more. [/b]
Saints might be a bit of an exaggeration.... \:D but thanks.
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Michael

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He is so solemn, detached and uninvolved he makes Mr. Spock look like Hunter S. Thompson at closing time.'

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#77042 - 01/20/08 07:13 AM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
mikhailoh Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 4288
Loc: Cincinnati
 Quote:
Originally posted by C7 Player:
I don't know if I should respond both here and in the ABF but I'm in and PM to Jodi sent. [/b]
Like Chicago voting, we encourage you to pledge early and pledge often. \:D

We thank you, C7 Player - and all of you who have pledged so far and all of those who will pledge. Look what we can do together!
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Michael

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He is so solemn, detached and uninvolved he makes Mr. Spock look like Hunter S. Thompson at closing time.'

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#77043 - 01/20/08 09:35 AM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
Nan W Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/15/07
Posts: 35
Loc: Michigan
I would like to pledge, but Jodi's mailbox here is full, I'm not a member at the WTF (so can't PM there), and the armleg.com link above only gets me to a page that seems to have nothing to do with pianos. I'll send her my pledge as soon as Jodi's had a chance to deal with what's in her PM box here already.
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1920 Steinway A3 (rebuilt 2009)

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#77044 - 01/20/08 09:46 AM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
mikhailoh Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 4288
Loc: Cincinnati
Thanks, Nan. Jodi is in Idaho, so she'll likely get up a little later than us.
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Michael

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He is so solemn, detached and uninvolved he makes Mr. Spock look like Hunter S. Thompson at closing time.'

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#77045 - 01/20/08 10:51 AM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
ftp Offline
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Registered: 09/10/05
Posts: 2365
Loc: Philadelphia
I thank those that are organizing this and appreciate the expression of thoughts that I share, I am in. Thank goodness there is also much good and caring in this world and by PW members in particular.

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#77046 - 01/20/08 01:07 PM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17745
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
Here is a link to the video of the press conference this morning that includes messages from Denise's father and husband:

press conference video

mik, the sheriff announced that they are setting up donation sites and will be releasing info about where to send money. Will you (or somebody) let us know whether to send it there or some centralized PW/WTF/TNCR location?
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#77047 - 01/20/08 01:24 PM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
Dorrie Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/09/05
Posts: 438
Mailbox is full, but I will send a contribution

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#77048 - 01/20/08 03:11 PM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
U S A P T Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/20/06
Posts: 1645
Loc: An Indiana University
I'm in at WTF.
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#77049 - 01/20/08 03:30 PM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
jon-nyc Offline
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Registered: 02/09/05
Posts: 2022
Loc: the left bank -- of the east r...
 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica K.:
mik, the sheriff announced that they are setting up donation sites and will be releasing info about where to send money. Will you (or somebody) let us know whether to send it there or some centralized PW/WTF/TNCR location? [/b]
Hi Monica -

We're setting up a piano-community specific fund so we can show Peggy's family how much she means to us as a group.

Details will come shortly!!! We've got our best legal minds on it, as well as Jack Frost. ;\)
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#77050 - 01/20/08 06:04 PM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
Triryche Offline
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Registered: 08/11/06
Posts: 1451
Loc: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
I'm in.


Rich W.

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#77051 - 01/20/08 06:14 PM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
George K Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/20/04
Posts: 999
Loc: The Midwest
In a further step, we have now created an online sympathy card for everyone to join in in sending our love and concern for Peggy and her family. Please take a moment to leave a message. Also, as the instructions will tell you when you post your comment, be sure to include what state or country you live in so Peggy's family will see how far reaching her friendships are. This will mean a lot to them, having it all in one place that they can print out and keep.

Thanks.

http://tributetodenise.blogspot.com/


Mikhailoh
Jon NYC
George K
Larry
Jack Frost
Jodi


Designed by Larry.
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#77052 - 01/20/08 07:41 PM Re: Time to take care of our own - Justme & Family
gutenberg Offline
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Registered: 03/05/07
Posts: 376
Loc: Wichita, Kansas
Pledge sent through WTF.

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