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I'm so sorry......
Broken bow
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Fiddlestix
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Today I was at my luthier's shop, "Mark Schwartz Violins". I was having some work done on my FM Pernambuco bow.

On his bulletin board I noticed a couple letters written by a couple little girls who have rental violins.

While looking at and sorting out some music books Mark had just received, I pointed out one book that was titled, "Fiddler On The Roof", when I mentioned it to, Mark, he chuckled and told me that is what the first girl, "Penelope" was playing when her bow broke.

I thought these letter's were precious and wanted to share them with the forum. I got kinda choked up and with a smile when I read them.

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 The next one is from, Jasmine.

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 Ken.

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Aw that is so sweet. "Thank you for forgiving me wen I did not deserve to be forgiven" Reminds me of someone else.

Thanks for sharing Ken :)

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KindaScratchy
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Those are very sweet notes and they indicate good parenting to me...teaching kids to take responsibility for their actions and to politely apologize when they do something wrong. The parents could have easily just written a check for the broken bow and been done with it. Thanks, Ken.

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"forgive me, I was dancing on my bed"

 

I blame Lindsey Stirling...lol

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@Fiddlestix - nice !   That would choke me up as well, damn near bring a tear to a glass-eye.    Kids were probably told to write a nice letter of apology or they would get no dinner that night (is that particular threat allowed nowadays?) - even so - cool !

I particularly like the "I'm So Sorry About Breaking your Bow AGAIN"   !!!!! (although, I guess the "Again" could be the start of the next sentence! - whatever - it really made me smile). 

Nice find !

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Cute.  It's nice to see that their parents make them apologize when they make a mistake.  

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oh Ken.. how sweet is that. 

Agree with Diane.... good parenting.   :)

What a good thing to post.  

@fiddlinviolist LOL.. ("I blame Lindsey Stirling")

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Great to see, whether they felt moved to write them on their own or it was encouraged by parents.  In either case, I am sure it was both good parenting skills and good-hearted kids.

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Fiddlerman
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February 6, 2015 - 6:59 am
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I should try to get them a FM carbon fiber bow. ;)

That's too funny!

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but the one who needs the least."

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Too cute! pink-violin-girl

And yes, I agree it's great to see such fostering of responsibility 🙂

(I haven't broken a bow yet... but I did accidentally bow a hole in my wall the other day... >_<)

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THAT would be a great test for those carbon fiber bows that's for sure!

WoW, kids dancing on the bed? I got my butt trimmed pretty good for just getting on the bed with shoes on or even standing up on it...

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RedViolin said
Too cute! pink-violin-girl

And yes, I agree it's great to see such fostering of responsibility 🙂

(I haven't broken a bow yet... but I did accidentally bow a hole in my wall the other day... >_<)

oh my.... xD yes bows are dangerous i almost blind my mom with it D=

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This is why I try really hard not to dance with my bow...

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@HeadCheese ..Hello there.     Nice to see Ya!

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coolpinkone said
@HeadCheese ..Hello there.     Nice to see Ya!

Nice to be seen. hats_off

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Ha ha ha.... True...

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but the one who needs the least."

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