A happy story

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  1. idjster

    idjster VERY grateful member Silver Supporter

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    A friend of mine, my old guitar person from a music shop I frequent, has left his job to do other work. A good move, and a good friend, mind you. He knew what I like in music and instruments and I always knew that when he approached me in the shop holding a guitar by the neck in both hands that it was something I would be interested in. I usually left with it.

    Anyway, some years ago he had sold a Fender Tele Desert Sand Baja to a co-worker who just didn't bond with it and brought it back to the store. I bought it and it became my #1 for quite a few years. He always was talking about how he never should have sold it and how he really loved the tone as well. I didn't tell him I had it. Wonderful, wonderful tone! Amazing guitar!

    Anyway, as I was thinning the herd a couple of weeks ago (health issues, as people here know and not wanting to leave things for Mrs idjster to deal with if things go further south) I donated the bulk of my equipment to a charity I support, for them to sell or keep as they see fit. All but the few that I continue to play, and the Baja. Last week when he came by I gifted it back to him, and he was just blown away! I've had my fun with it and, truly, he's a far, far better musician than I am.

    I'm not posting this to blow my own horn, just to say that kindness is the thing that we need to make this world a better place and, truly, I've learned with my health issues and this pandemic, that things aren't anywhere near as important as people! And it's a happy story.

    Be kind! Stay safe!

    That is all.
     
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    Torren61 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    You need one... more... friend. What do you have left for gear?
     
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    thanks, made my day a lot better
     
  4. Stubee

    Stubee Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    That’s a wonderful story & a great act of friendship, Idjster. Thanks for sharing it.
     
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    Blow your horn! It made you happy. It him happy. Hearing of it made me happy. Role model positivity right there! Wish you the best!
     
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    stxrus Friend of Leo's

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    No horn blowing as much as good karma and just a plain good life moment. Positive thoughts to you and your health issues. You are in a great group of guys and ladies that will support your journey.
    Positive thoughts,again
     
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    Deathray Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    @idjster Ever think of running for president?
    Seriously, your tale touched my heart. Bless you, man. Thanks for posting.
     
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    :)
     
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    DHart Friend of Leo's

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    Wonderful deeds, sir... generously passing along well-loved instruments, for others to carry on into the future.
     
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    Sometimes things line up so you can do something cool like that @idjster - glad you got your shot & took it!

    Peace - Deeve
     
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    Kudos! What all others have said X 10!
     
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    Very nice, idjster.

    You're a good man.

    Mike ;)
     
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    haggardfan1 Friend of Leo's

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    Thank you. Thread of the week award goes to you!

    :)
     
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    :)
     
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    It is a blessing to have friends that mean that much to you. We should all be so fortunate. To your friendship ......
     
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