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Fall 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Fall is upon us and I though I would send out an “On The Beaton Path” newsletter to bring you up to date on the latest happenings.

GREAT NEWS!  Linda’s brother, Guy Irvin, had his kidney transplant on Friday, the 21st of September at the Piedmont Transplant Institute in Atlanta, Georgia.  Both he and his donor are doing well and were discharged from hospital in a matter of days … unbelievable.  Words can’t begin to express our gratitude to the St. Louis-based donor and his family for Guy’s gift of life … they are now part of our family.  Thank you all for your prayers during this trying time.  Updates on Guy can be found:   https://www.gofundme.com/guys-living-donor-kidney-campaign

Sadly, I failed the swallow test.  After three months of swallowing exercises there was hardly any progress.  It took only two swallows of applesauce before it became evident that I would easily aspirate liquids and solids.  David Crawford, who conducted the test, said the prospect of ever eating by mouth again was basically not in the cards.

My grand-daughter, Maggie, brings great joy to me and Linda says it has made me sweeter and kinder.  Is she kidding?!

As always, I would like to thank my dear friends who sold my CDs at the Scottish Festivals this year and those wise people who purchased my product.  I will have a sales table at the Seaside Highland Games in Ventura, California held on October 13th and 14th.

Hoping this finds you well and, as always, thank you for your love and support.

Love,

Alex

There are 2 comments .

Dolly Rider —

Alex may not remember us but we had a booth at many of the games where he performed (Dolly’s Scot Shop). Alex was always so kind to my children and made all of us laugh and feel happy. We live for music and bought all of your CDs and are now downloading most of them.

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Carole Beckwith —

I love your music and miss you very much at the Costa Mesa games in California. I’ve been going every year since the early 80’s.

When my grandfather was alive we lived at the HeatherBell lodge in Los Angeles. Him and my grandmother started it in 1924.

Please take care, I hope you and Linda have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
May God Bless you. You have a wonderful family

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