The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #113881   Message #2727246
Posted By: Dorothy Parshall
20-Sep-09 - 09:04 AM
Thread Name: Apple Hollow Music Fest Quebec Canada '09
Subject: RE: Apple Hollow Music Fest Quebec Canada '09
Here I am again, stressing the importance of one moment, one action by one person and how it can transform the lives of others.

If I had not found out about Apple Hollow, I would not have come to Quebec; my friends would not have accompanied me, with their 95 year old dad, to the Fest; we would not have discovered how much dad loved music; he would not have enjoyed the last two months of his life as much as he did. He perked up! He had fun places to go! He had FUN!

After the Fest, we took him to every possible music event, especially the Cafe Namasthe in Ormstown every Friday. He had a blast. He loved every minute of these musical events. When he died, instantly last Saturday night while watching TV with family and friends, he knew he was loved and appreciated. On Friday we were at the Cafe; 24 hours later he left us. He told us "his Dorothy" was there with us and within half an hour, he was gone. (His wife Dorothy died 13 months ago at 97.)

Daily, he would ask, "where were we?" "Oh, yes. They really like me there!" Such delight in the music, the people who spoke with him, the women who "danced" with him in his walker.

His two sons are totally grateful for this very special part of dad's life that would never have happened if it were not for Apple Hollow.

So we, family and friends, thank, with all our hearts, Adrien and all those who made that Fest possible. It enriched many lives, including that of Stuart Doak,