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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000742.txt from 2000/07

From: "Keith" <>
Subj: [kl] RE: klarinet Digest 21 Jul 2000 08:15:00 -0000 Issue 2415
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 10:04:19 -0400

Beautifully put, Nancy. I haven't got anywhere near this, but I have spent
more on dentistry than clarinets (and my son is disgusted that I have more
clarinets than he has synthesisers!) and it has been so worth while.

I enjoyed meeting you and your friend at Mark's List supper.

Keith Bowen

> From: Nancy Buckman <>
> Subject: Re: [kl] Single v. Double (2 parts)
> Message-Id: <>
> >Oral surgery is expensive, yes, but I don't agree with the idea
> that cost-
> >of-treatment alone is sufficient to discourage somebody from
> pursuing it,
> >especially if the procedure is likely to be successful.
> This statement sums it all up for me. In my 48 years I have undergone
> almost $100,000 worth of oral and maxillofacial surgery *just so
> I can play
> the clarinet* and I don't even make a living doing it. When you
> add in all
> the money spent for new and better equipment that improves my ability to
> enjoy this instrument, in addition to what ever pleasure others
> might derive
> from my doing so, you're talking big bucks. I am not a rich person. My
> family has stood behind me with encouragement, money and smiles from the
> enjoyment of my concert performances. I would do it all over in
> a heartbeat.
> Nancy
> Nancy Buckman
> Pasadena, Maryland, USA
> ------------------------------

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