[meteorite-list] A dealer with a heart.

From: Michael Farmer <meteoriteguy_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2008 16:07:22 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <994932.76190.qm_at_web33107.mail.mud.yahoo.com>

I am not sure what to think about that email.
Is it a joke, or are you serious?
Michael Farmer

--- On Sat, 10/25/08, Jerry A. Wallace <jwal2000 at swbell.net> wrote:

> From: Jerry A. Wallace <jwal2000 at swbell.net>
> Subject: [meteorite-list] A dealer with a heart.
> To: "MeteoriteCentral" <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
> Date: Saturday, October 25, 2008, 2:33 PM
> Dear Meteorite Flavored Folks,
> I write this as a testimonial to one of the most caring and
> esteemed
> dealers in our
> meteorite community.
> Here is a lady whose heart is as generous and grand as the
> great state
> of Colorado,
> where she resides. She has a heart filled with caring and
> compassion for
> her customers,
> as well as her fellow man. She is a rarity in these times
> of economic
> uncertainty and
> personal financial concerns. She is one who gives without
> being asked.
> My wife Kathy and I made a major (for us) purchase from
> this fine lady some
> months back. I briefly mentioned that we would be on a diet
> of bologna and
> stale, dry bread for many months to come in order to afford
> the rare
> specimen
> that we were purchasing.
> Then, as luck would have it, Dr. Ehlmann released yet
> another fine and
> precious
> specimen from that most wondrous of collections of Texas
> meteorites, the
> Monnig
> Collection.
> Having learned my lesson several years back about rare
> specimens not lasting
> long on the open market, I (with Kathy's gracious
> permission and in
> collusion)
> decided to bite the bullet and acquire that next expensive
> rarity for
> our Texas
> collection.
> Again, I mentioned to our favorite dealer that we would
> probably have to
> go on
> "half rations" of our bologna and dry bread diet
> in order to survive our
> decision
> to keep our Texas Collection as our foremost consideration.
> (The kids
> starved
> years ago early in our collection process. Still feel bad
> about that,
> but we must let
> bygones be bygones. Water under the bridge, as it were.)
> Imagine our surprise when the specimen arrived and in the
> box were not only
> the rare meteorite and its documentation but also a huge
> stack of
> current food
> coupons. Now we can have cheese and mayonnaise on our
> bologna sandwiches.
> And there were coupons for burritos, for Pillsbury dinner
> rolls, for
> Pillsbury frozen
> cookies, for Red Baron French Bread Paninis, for Chef
> Boyardee ravioli and
> beefaroni as well as a variety of "Forkables",
> coupons for juices,
> potpies, and
> Ball Park Franks. And the list could go on and on.
> We'll eat like kings
> and queens
> this winter and have our meteorites, too. What more could
> poor folks ask?
> Now I ask you, is there a finer, more generous meteorite
> dealer on this
> planet, or
> any other planet that we know about? I think not. Without
> mentioning
> specific names,
> can you even in your wildest dreams imagine a Farmer, a
> Blood, or a
> Cottingham
> helping to feed their hungry customers in these dire times?
> (I lied
> about not mentioning
> names.) Again, not damned likely.
> And so, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, I nominate Ms.
> Anne Black
> as the most
> humane and thoughtful of existing Meteorite Dealers. I ask
> that the
> powers that be
> (Mr. Bostick, et al, if memory serves) initiate and produce
> an award to
> be presented
> at the Tucson Auction/ Awards Ceremony this coming year for
> "The Most
> Generous
> and Caring Meteorite Dealer Known to Mankind".
> Best regards to all,
> Jerry Wallace
> Odessa, Texas
> P.S. to Mr. Mike Farmer... Please read and understand the
> above letter
> in the spirit
> in which it was written, an attempt at humor, and don't
> get all warped
> out of shape
> just because I mentioned your name. You, Mr. Blood and Mr.
> Cottingham
> are all
> fine dealers deserving of recognition as well. I have been
> a customer of
> all of you
> over the years but none of you have ever helped feed me
> when I made
> extravagant
> purchases from you. Thanks, jw.
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