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Thomas Stern 06 Jan 13 - 06:33 PM
Elmore 06 Jan 13 - 07:50 PM
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Subject: Sandy Sheehan
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 06 Jan 13 - 06:33 PM

this was sent me by a friend who got it from facebook:

Subject: Sandy Sheehan

Some weeks ago we received word that long time Indian Neck attendee and board member, Sandy Sheehan, had been hospitalized with a severe case of pneumonia. Many of you also know Sandy as the proprietor of Sandy's Music in Cambridge, MA. The road to recovery has been a long one for Sandy. He has finally been moved to a nursing home at 8 Dana Street in Cambridge (room 108), super close to his store.

The following comes from correspondence with Jon Gersh and Kathy Fletcher, who serve as Sandy's health care proxies. "His pneumonia has been pretty well cured. He has periods of some clarity, but also periods of truly being out of it. The cause of this lack of clarity has yet to be discovered. Through it all, Sandy has recognized and welcomed friends and advocates. His family visited yesterday, and he was well aware of that. So what does his future hold? We just don't know! His store is at risk from his absence, and some stark financial realities. Mike Fuedale is running the store, but doesn't have the "hand" to really use his business degree to make the store float better. We are all trying to come up with ideas to maintain Sandy and the lifestyle, legacy, and community he represents, but each day that seems more fleeting. Kathy and I are still optimistic that he will recover.   Right now he is safe and warm and being fed, in a convenient location. He can stay there as long as necessary, apparently, which is good.   He would welcome visitors, and you can certainly try his cell phone at 617-216-1831." Sandy does not have access to email right now but would probably also welcome cards sent to him at the nursing home.

Finally, there will be a Sandy's Old-Time Night at Johnny D's (17 Holland Street in Somerville, directly across from the Davis Square T station, (617)776-2004) on Tuesday, January 22nd.

That show is now fully booked, and is a powerhouse showcase of local talent. It will be a Tribute/Benefit/Banjo Orchestra/Whatever, and I'm hoping Sandy is up to hosting it, or at least attending. The web site says "

Doors open @ 6p for dinner/drinks

Music starts @ 8pm



For further in formation about the tribute for Sandy you may contact either Johnny D's or Jon Gersh at

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Subject: RE: Sandy Sheehan
From: Elmore
Date: 06 Jan 13 - 07:50 PM

Sandy is one of the great guys in the Boston folk music world. I always hesitated to bother him when he was selling albums at concerts and festivals, but when I got the opportunity to converse with him it was a real pleasure. We're moving to Georgia shortly, so won't be able to go to the benefit, but I urge everybody who can make it to attend.

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