Mudcat Café message #3348866 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138928   Message #3348866
Posted By: GUEST,GAIL NUGENT-MAY 9TH 2012
09-May-12 - 05:59 PM
Thread Name: 2011 Scottish Singer Alex Beaton illness-rehab
Subject: RE: Scottish Singer Alex Beaton in critical condition
DEAR ALEX-

THE VERY FIRST TIME I MET YOU WAS AT THE COSTA MESA FAIRGROUNDS MEMORIAL DAY SCOTTISH FESTIVAL,I WAS LOOKING AT KILT MATERIAL AND YOU HELPED ME. I HAD NO IDEA WHO YOU WERE UNTIL I SAW YOU ON STAGE LATER THAT DAY. YOU WERE SO SWEET AND KNOWLEDGEABLE IN HELPING ME. NEEDLESS TO SAY WHEN I REALIZED WHO YOU WERE I WAS EXTREMELY IMPRESSED BY OUR FIRST MEETING. OVER THE YEARS I ENJOYED YOU MANY TIMES THERE AND ALSO IN PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA. MY HUSBAND IS IRISH BUT HE STILL LOVES YOU ALSO.

IN THE YEARS 2000 AND 2002 I PUT ON TWO SCOTTISH FESTIVAL DANCE EVENINGS FOR OUR ELKS CLUB IN HEMET, CALIFORNIA SINCE WE HAD A LARGE GROUP OF SCOTTISH THAT BELONGED TO OUR CLUB. THEY LOVED IT. ONE OF OUR GUYS HAS SINCE PASSED AWAY "SCOTTY" PLAYED THE BAG PIPES FOR US.

I THINK IT WAS 2006 OR 2007 I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE GREAT TO HAVE AN ALEX BEATON NIGHT AND I CALLED YOU TO SEE IF IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE. THE ELKS CLUB AUXILIARY WAS NOT ABLE TO PAY WHAT YOU WOULD REQUIRE FOR AN EVENING SUCH AS THAT BUT YOU WERE SO GRACIOUS TO ME.

YESTERDAY I WAS WORKING AS A STAND-IN ON A COMMERCIAL SHOOT IN HOLLYWOOD AND HAPPENED TO MENTION YOUR NAME IN TALKING TO A GAL BY THE NAME OF COLLEEN WHO HAS AN IRISH NAME BUT HER DAD WAS BORN IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND. LATER ANOTHER LADY ON SET KNOWS A FRIEND OF YOURS AND TOLD ME OF YOUR MISFORTUNE. I WAS SO SAD TO HEAR ABOUT IT. IF ANYONE DESERVES A BREAK ALEX YOU DO. I WILL ALWAYS BE PRAYING FOR YOU WITH LOVE IN MY HEART. SINCERELY- GAIL NUGENT