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Subject: Wow!
From: John Austin Davies <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:John Austin Davies <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 1 Dec 2008 16:02:21 -0500

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Hello all,
     Wow! Let me begin by saying, I am absolutely BLOWN AWAY by all the 
kind and generous responses Iíve received to my request for help finding 
recordings of my father, John Davies. Then again, I really shouldnít be too 
surprised. Opera folks, after all, passed through the Davies family home all the 
time when I was growing up, and they were among the most kind and quality 
people youíd ever hope to meet. Your kindness and eagerness to help has 
reminded me of the best of them.
     My brothers and sisters were also all very excited to hear of your 
responses. I called them and began the conversation by joking that weíd 
finally get to find out what Dad actually did for a living. It was hardly a joke 
though when we were growing up.  Dad, of course, was gone for weeks at a 
time, all the time, when we were little and, though Mom tried her best to tell 
us, it never really dawned on us what exactly he did and why he had to be 
gone all the time. Itís kind of sad, but my sister actually thought he lived at 
the airport. My brother, not to be outdone, told his fourth grade class that he 
worked for the local hockey team which is - now that I think of it Ė hardly 
farther fetched than the reality. Well, we may be old enough to have finally 
poked through the air of mystery surrounding Dadís job but, needless to say, 
we are extremely excited none the less. I plan to make compilations out of 
whatever I receive and make certain itís all ready for Christmas. It will sure 
make such a memorable family gift! So, for the 10th (but not the last) time, 
thanks so much!
     Before I forget, I actually had a very simple reason for posting. One of you 
had mentioned that Iíd neglected to provide my e-mail address in my last 
post. So, without further adieu, here it is: my email is 
[log in to unmask] And please know Iím working on more thorough and 
more personal replies to all the thoughtful responses my first post has 
received. So, if you havenít gotten one yet, please donít mistake my tardiness 
for disinterest. :-) Quite the contrary! Just so that I donít waste anyoneís 
time, Iím making absolutely certain I give good responses with answers to all 
your questions. And, with that, I'll get back to it.
      Bye for now!

Very Warmest Regards,
John A. Davies
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