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Author:  Roy
E-mail:  armstead_2000@yahoo.com
Date:  9/1/2003 6:57:00 PM
Subject:  A Very Special Thanks
Message:  A few of you here on the porch know that a few weeks ago Sammi Smith asked me to place the Gold Record that she received for "Help Me Make It Through The Night" on ebay. I tried to talk her out of doing this, but she said that she needed the money. I don't believe that any of you who were at The Gathering in Austin had any idea how sick she is, or what it took for her to come and honor Mickey on those two nights. She is not able to work, she has ended a twenty year marrage and had just moved to Austin. Her son, Waylon, has been able to help her some, but her med bill is over two thousand dollars a month.

Anyway, I contacted our dear friend, Ron Lyons, as I knew that he had a way to contact Kris Kristofferson. Ron e-mailed Kris, explaining her situation and I'm so happy to report that Kris received that e-mail, called Sammi, and has provided financial assistance for her.

She is not able to post at this time, but she wanted me to tell Ron how much she appreciated what he did...and I also want to thank this very special man for doing what he did.

Ron, you are a true friend.

 A Very Special Thanks by Roy  at 9/1/2003 6:57:00 PM
 Re: A Very Special Thanks by Joe Z at 9/1/2003 7:15:45 PM
 Re: A Very Special Thanks by Jonmark at 9/1/2003 7:56:29 PM
 Re: A Very Special Thanks by Doug Lang  at 9/1/2003 8:32:38 PM
 Re: A Very Special Thanks by Lee F.  at 9/1/2003 9:44:31 PM
 Re: A Very Special Thanks by Larry larry  at 9/1/2003 7:26:26 PM
 Re: A Very Special Thanks by Phil at 9/2/2003 7:21:40 AM
 Re: A Very Special Thanks by Bob C at 9/4/2003 10:37:51 PM