Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by SylviaB » Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:03 pm

very late as usual, my "2 cents" just sent via paypal.
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by jarkko » Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:18 pm

Sylvia, you weren't late at all - our campaign continues until Leonard's birthday!
Thanks to all our contributors!
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by joyezekiel » Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:04 am

I submitted my contribution on August 1st, but my PayPal account is showing it as "unclaimed". Wondering if I should cancel and resubmit?

Thanks, Joy
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by gallina » Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:03 pm

I've just sent my contribution via PayPal. All the best, Szilvia
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by helen4930 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:06 pm

Done with pleasure. A great idea
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by Donata » Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:04 pm

As I know Hydra very well I would like to know where exactly the LC Bench will be built. Would you please so kind to tell me.
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by jarkko » Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:52 pm

On the road between Sunset and Kodylenia's. Watch Wijbe's video at http://www.icantforget.nl/Bench.html
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by Donata » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:59 am

Thank you very much, Jarkko. I have walked that path and rested there. A fine place with a beautiful view.
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by joyezekiel » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:36 am

Our contribution has now been submitted and accepted by paypal.

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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by Donata » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:22 pm

I have watched the video of members being on Hydra 2013. You seemed to have had a lot of fun, and there were a lot of nice people. But I only saw "sunshine" photos. On Hydra the weather changes often and quickly. So you were lucky.
Did you have a meal at Kodylenia's taverna? It's more expensive than others, but they have the best food.

The first time I was on Hydra was in 1978. It was almost mystic, time seemed to have stood still. No public accomodations for tourists only 2 decent tavernas, not one tourist shop. Sometimes visitors came by boat from Athens, Tolon or Nauplia just for half a day. I or later my husband and I had always found a room in the house of a family who needed the money. It was easy because we both spoke Greek. Nowadays I see Hydra with different eyes, they live from tourism, offering apartments and hotels, a lot of restaurants and shops. There are lot of boats you can rent. I wonder if LC feels the same about the changing of the island from the 70s until today. I have spoken with inhabitants, on the one hand they are better off than in former times because of more tourism, but on the other hand they are very nostalgic about their former Hydra they had to themselves, especially those who do not much profit from the changes. But infrastructure on Hydra has at least improved !
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by 199Dan » Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:43 pm

Done !! :D
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by Elsie » Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:42 pm

Today, I opened a PayPal account and contributed my share.
So happy that I (finally) became aware of the Hydra Bench Project! What a wonderful way to honour Our Man :)

I hope to come to Hydra some day and see all the beauty.

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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by PanCogito » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:05 pm

Brilliant idea!!!!
My check's on the way to Dick.
I just can hardly wait to sit on this bench for a while.......
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by carolynjane » Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:59 pm

Sent my cheque off to Kim a while back. Hoping it was received??

*** I will ask Kim. He has not yet confirmed this check.
******Update: Kim has got it! I have also emailed you the "official" confirmation
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by rhona » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:10 pm

Ahhh, I'm not too late. I was quietly following the plans for the bench, then was caught in the tailspin of having a beautiful little baby, and 'phew! just made it back in time.

I'm going to use Paypal and hope I don't mess it up. Jarkko, as ever, thank you and very best wishes to you and your friends making this wonderful gesture a reality.

Hope I get to take my family there one day...would be wonderful! xxx
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