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There But For The Grace Of G_d…

November 16th, 2017 Jorma Leave a comment Go to comments
Sunrise at the Ranch... sailors take warning...

Sunrise at the Ranch... sailors take warning...

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

I got up yesterday morning and went out to walk Maverick The Big Dog and I was greeted by this most lovely sunrise! Back in the house I got to thinking about my dear friend Robert Lee back in Northern California. Robert is an amazing man. He has dealt with some measure of adversity in a most noble and productive way. He has always gotten things done. He and I worked together in my little wood shop some thirty years ago. We made stretching frames for a school that taught needle point work. On a much larger scale, Robert is an amazing luthier… an instrument builder to be reckoned with.

Robert Lee and his beloved hot rod.

Robert Lee and his beloved hot rod.

Foto from Robert himself

When the fires swept Northern California some weeks back, they took everything from Robert and Sue except their lives, and the clothes on their back.

After the fire...

After the fire...

Foto from Robert himself

Obviously this tragedy of unimaginable proportions touched more people than I can count, but I know Robert and Sue and so I would like to do what little i can to help them rebuild their lives. Here is a link to their You Caring Page: https://www.youcaring.com/robleesuefairstevecrotty-978238

The storm is passed... and yet remains

The storm is passed... and yet remains

Foto from Robert Lee himself

Their are lots of causes and humanity in need and we all do the best we can. Robert and Sue are my friends.

Just sayin’

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  1. johno
    November 16th, 2017 at 12:41 | #1

    I feel so bad for your friend. At least they were ok. Just made my donation. And felt good helping a brother in trouble.

  2. carey georgas
    November 16th, 2017 at 14:43 | #2

    …go I. Hope your friends are able to rebuild and thrive. I got burned out once. A very traumatic experience. Had a little more than the clothes on our backs, but not much. Rebuild and move on.

  3. Joey Hudoklin
    November 16th, 2017 at 15:14 | #3

    What a good friend you are Jorma.

  4. JD
    November 16th, 2017 at 21:27 | #4

    I’m in!

  5. Bob Kelly
    November 17th, 2017 at 10:15 | #5

    Jorma, sorry to hearth news about your old friend.We have been hit by some real hard times weather wise through out our country. Family in Florida took a big hit, friends in Puerto Rico.And also now out in Sonoma county a beautiful part of California..
    We will send a donation to help Bob Lee and his family out.
    Thanks for sharing his story and giving us the link,,they are all in my prayers and meditations..
    Hope to see you in few weeks when you roll into New York town..
    regards to all, be well
    BK

  6. Andriy
    November 17th, 2017 at 14:51 | #6

    Jorma, it is the American way to return from these tragic things. I learned from Barbara the way we help each person in this country. It is very good to help your friends and others suffering from the fires.

  7. Steve Comeau
    November 18th, 2017 at 10:13 | #7

    Donation made with the message “Jorma sent me”.

  8. johno
    November 21st, 2017 at 13:42 | #8

    Going to see Acoustic Hot Tuna tonite at the City Winery in NYC. Can’t wait!

  9. johno
    November 21st, 2017 at 13:42 | #9

    Going to see Acoustic Hot Tuna tonite at the City Winery in NYC. Can’t wait!

  10. carlo pagliano
    November 21st, 2017 at 13:44 | #10

    Rock Them All Strong Tonight Jorma.