That is an incredibly beautiful gesture. My upbringing was based the Salvation Army. Captain Chefstall was instrumental in helping my family out when times were tough. My brothers all played in the Salvation Army band.
I, like Phill, noticed how you have managed to surround yourself with beautiful women whilst doing what you love ( playing music) ! GENIUS !!!!
So as I was looking that photo- I decided to a little exploring as I generally do - so I went to the paper that published the article. I was immediately drawn ( I think bc I am a History teacher) to the article - " Twilight of the Pepper Empire" by Peter Boooker. It was a great article - and led me to read a couple of others related to the topic.
As I finished reading - I had this aha moment - that title - Twilight of the Pepper Empire and the historical events ------ wow TF - I really think this could be the basis for a Progressive Rock song!!! I don't know anything about how these kinds of songs are written, or how the composing would be arranged, - but it just struck me that it would be a really cool one if done correctly.
anyway - congrats to you (and your Harem ) on the $$$$$$ raised - I know that the families receiving it will cherish it dearly as mine did way back when.
Thanks for sharing
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