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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001130.txt from 1997/09

From: Dave Lane <>
Subj: A rose by any other name...
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 1997 01:48:54 -0400

I have largely avoided reading the silly posts about naming instruments, but
thought of it when I saw a piece of correspondence today.

The following is, no kidding, a real letter received by a local middle school
band director this week. The names have been changed to protect the

Dear Mr. xxx:

Thank you for keeping Raymond in mind for the Arthur Teen Clarinet
which we spoke about yesterday. However, after talking it over, my
wife and I have decided to pass on this opportunity. We would like
Raymond's playing to mature just a bit more before buying an

Again, thank you for calling me on this.



John Doeford

Dave Lane
Lewisville, TX

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