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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:

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.



There are 9 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.

    Joyce Hughes —

    Miss the “old days” – setting up our “stores”, and hearing Alex in my head all the way home.

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

Cecelia Davis —

Heard you several times at GMHG. Have a couple of your CD’s. Just happened upon the information regarding your injury. So sorry to hear of it. Your music lives on. Blessings to you and your family.

Dorian Cook —

Alex & Linda,

If you are ready to “go beyond” then its time to go to Dr. Richard Schulze’s website and investigate his INCURABLES program… it has healed every disease and injury known to man in thousands of people. So far, I have used it to heal myself of major colon cancer, lyme disease, congestive heart failure, badly ruptured discs in my lower back…to name a few without surgery or drugs and… at minimal expense. It will regenerate connective tissue, nerves, muscles, ligaments… whatever you need it to do . I am 71, my wife is 76 and neither one of us has been in a doctor/s office or a hospital in the past 30 years… the last 15 thanks to Doc Schulze and his incredible natural healing programs. YOU CAN RECOVER… the choice is now yours. My Linda (also an incredible woman like yours) and I send our love and our prayers that you will be wise enough to follow up on this information because it just might be from God and the answer you have prayed for.

Dorian and Linda Cook

Joan Bryant —

Fromthe Beatonette who made your kilt of many colors, now living in Missouri, would love to visit you. Blessings.

Scott MacDonald —

Aye Alex. Sorry to hear about the swallow test, but jokingly, they should have started you off with a Scotch Whiskey test! A true Scot couldn’t pass that up. We are sending our prayers and best wishes to you my Friend. I keep a picture of the two of us at the Estes Games in my office, and I listen to your music often. Funny how many people ask if I’ve ever been awarded a blue ribbon, after hearing The Scotsman. I have a copy on an LP, so that tells you how long I’ve been a fan.

Much Love to you and your Family,
Scott and Elly in Idaho.

Cathy Rowe Marler —

Hello Alex and Mrs. Linda,
I was checking my calendar and saw the Scottish Festival would be held again in Arcadia Valley. I enjoyed speaking with you there several years ago, and wondered if you would be back this year. That led me to your website, and the news of your injury, the first I’d heard about it.
I first encountered the incomparable Alex Beaton perhaps 15 years ago at the Highland Games and Scottish Festival in Mesa, Arizona. Our son and his family live in Gilbert, just a stone’s throw away. Having read Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, I absolutely HAD to attend, and loved it! My ancestors were Clan Ross, my husband’s were Clan Gunn. I purchased an album of Alex singing some wonderful Scots folk songs, and still giggle at The Scotsman. I listen to that music often and sing along, with gusto!
I was astounded to learn you are in St. Peters! I live in Farmington, but for the past 12 years I’ve driven to O’Fallon nearly every week to tend three of my nine grandchildren on Monday and Tuesday! If you are up to having visitors, I’d very much like to come pay my respects to my favorite troubadour.
You will be in my thoughts, and are now on my prayer list. Thank you for the joy I’ve had as a result of your having shared your talent with us all.
Your newest friend,
Cathy Rowe Marler

Mark & Pat Ryan —

Hello Alex,

We have lost touch with you. In mid September we will be driving through St. Louis on our way to Colorado. We would like to stop in for a brief visit if that is feasible.

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