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FORKNI-L Digest - 8 Oct 2005 to 9 Oct 2005 (#2005-268)

Sun, 9 Oct 2005

There are 2 messages totalling 235 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. update for Lynne Ackerman
  2. Today's Birthday:  October 9


Date:    Sun, 9 Oct 2005 10:50:03 +1000
From:    Dot Simpson <jennii35@y.......>
Subject: update for Lynne Ackerman

This is another letter from Tod, as follows  Dot

Sat  10-08-05  02:44 pm

Posted by Todd Andrews (starman@p.......)

No new health news this time (Lynne remains in a coma in the
hospital) but I do have some other "business":

1) Effective immediately, do NOT send any more snail mail letters
   or packages to Lynne's apartment address. Instead, send it to
   the address below. Lynne's sisters are going to close Lynne's
   apartment at the end of October 2005. They will be moving her
   things into storage. This is in preparation for finding a
   long-term care facility for Lynne.

2) A few folks have left messages for Lynne on my voice mail and
   I was happy to be able to send a CD containing them to Lynne
   (in care of her sister Sheila so that Sheila will be able to
   play it for Lynne). I have since found out that my voice mail
   service has a limit of five minutes per message, so if you go
   over, simply call back and continue as if there was no

   Perhaps you'd like to tell the story of where/when/how you
   first met Lynne? Perhaps you are a fan of Gordon Lightfoot and
   have a funny story? Please consider sharing it!

3) Long-time friend of Lynne's, John Fowles, suggested that Lynne
   might enjoy hearing the following review of a Gordon Lightfoot
   concert, written by someone who was attending a Lightfoot
   concert for the very first time: http://tinyurl.com/debqu

   John suggested the story would be a good one to read out loud
   for including on a CD. I did in fact do this on the CD I most
   recently sent to Lynne. There were parts of the story that
   would have been better read by a Lightfoot fan and not me, so
   I'm hoping someone else can do these in the future. It *is* an
   enjoyable story so I'm glad John told me about it.


   John Fowles also passed along a URL for stories people have
   told about "Gord in My Life." Perhaps you'd like to dictate
   one of these? For info, see ""Audio Gifts for Lynne" below and
   click on the "Buy Online" for "Gord in My Life." Note that
   clicking on the "Buy Online" only takes you to where you
   can read the story; you're not purchasing anything.

Sending Lynne a CD or tape so she can hear her friends voices is
the BEST WAY we can help her right now.

Sorry if some of you are receiving this message more than once.

Kind regards,
Todd Andrews
Portland, OR


The following information will be repeated in each update about
Lynne so you don't have to look up prior emails to find this

1) Send letters and packages (large or small) to Lynne at:

     Lynne Ackerman
     c/o Sheila Ziedenberg
     __ Xxx Xxxxxxxx
     Richmond Hill, Ontario
     X0X 0X0

2) The "Voices of Lynne's Friends" Project:

   This is an ongoing project where people can call my voice mail
   and leave a message. The voice mail service I use creates
   digital audio files of the sender's call so it's easy for me
   to create a CD after enough have accumulated.

   Got a funny story to tell? Did something funny or interesting
   happen to you today? An update on what's happening in your
   life lately (new kid, new job, travel)? Please consider
   sharing it!

   The TOLL FREE number is 0-000-000-0000 and when prompted for
   my phone number use: (000) 000-0000.

   Obviously you must be using a touch-tone phone.

   Call any time; it does not ring in my house so you don't have
   to worry about waking me up if I'm sleeping. The voice mail
   service has a five minute limit PER CALL but you may call as
   often as you like.

3) The "Audio Gifts for Lynne" Project:

   I've set up a gift registry that you can access for free at:


   Cassette or CD is OK. A shipping address is included at the
   above link.

   If you or someone you know has already sent gifts to Lynne,
   please visit the registry URL above to update the fact you've
   purchased something, so that we don't have two or more people
   sending the same item.

   Some of the items have links to a web site where you *could*
   buy the item, but mainly the link is provided for the
   description. You need not feel obligated to buy them from the
   linked-to website.

   If you know of other audio/music interests that Lynne has, and
   you want to share your ideas with others through the registry,
   please let me know your suggestions and I'll add them.


Date:    Sun, 9 Oct 2005 09:00:28 -0500
From:    eowyn23@j.......
Subject: Today's Birthday:  October 9

Hi Y'all!

Today is the birthday of: Patty Costantino         pas_20197@y.......

You may send birthday greetings to Patty at the above email address.
Please NOT to the list!

Others who share this birthday:
Scott Bakula, TV/Movie/Stage Actor
John O'Hurley, TV/Soap Actor
Tony Shalhoub, TV/Movie/Stage Actor
John Lennon, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Charles R. Walgreen, Businessperson

Significant events on this date:
1642, the first commencement exercises were held at Harvard College.
1855, the Sewing Machine Motor was patented by Isaac M. Singer of New
1872, Aaron Montgomery began the mail-order business.
1877, The American Humane Association is founded in Cleveland, Ohio.

I hope you have a very Happy Birthday, Patty!

If you would like to be added to the birthday announcements, please send
your name, birthdate (no year needed) and email address to me,
eowyn23@j......., privately, and I'll be glad to add you.

GWDFC, FK X-Stitcher, Proud Survivor of FK Fic Wars 8-12, Texas Knight
Dreamers, Knighties List Owner, Keeper of the FK Birthday List


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