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mm stan
07-23-2014, 07:45 AM
I have been really blessed by going to the ukulele festival which I have never gone here before....with meeting all my nice friends...including Chuck Moore and his wife bonnie, UU members too many to type, love them all, cali rose and Craig brandau, and my friends who treated me like a king all the way...it made tears in my eyes as they were so nice, generous, kind hearted friends, Greg, Mark, and Utako...they took
me along to do alot, has taken me to eat for days, had great conversations, and guess what, they bought me a tablet too..I just want to thank them and also Andrew from HMS too
At this point...tears are dropping from my eyes as I type this, I think I am the luckiest guy in this world :)

wickedwahine11
07-23-2014, 07:47 AM
You are a wonderful guy Stan, and well deserve all the good friends you have. I'm glad you had a great time.

Dan Uke
07-23-2014, 07:49 AM
You deserve it Stan!!

mm stan
07-23-2014, 08:04 AM
Thank You Staci and Dan....I am still crying with joy
many dont know I have a PTD with a pinched nerve in my back....and needed help all the way with my wheelchair...thank you all....even Chuckie, Geetee (greg), Mark (MDS725)Utako, Uncle Rod and others
have helped me along....my greatest grattitude to them all
Did I say also they treated me by taking me all over to the great events here on the islands that I have not gone for a very long time and it was their vacation which they made into mine too..

Newportlocal
07-23-2014, 08:15 AM
Super happy for you Stan. You deserve it. Glad you had such a fantastic time.

GinnyT11
07-23-2014, 08:21 AM
I'm happy to hear you had such a wonderful time, Stan!
You are kind, welcoming, and helpful to many people on UU—you earned that happy experience! Blessings on you, Stan.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
07-23-2014, 08:27 AM
Stan is probably the nicest, most gentle man you'll ever encounter in the ukulele world. You can't help but like the guy. It was an honor for me to meet and spend the day with him.:worship:

guitharsis
07-23-2014, 08:29 AM
Happy to know that you were shown such a nice time by some great friends, Stan. You deserve it.

caukulele
07-23-2014, 08:40 AM
So happy for you Stan..and to see all the love growing!

Steedy
07-23-2014, 08:47 AM
Uke people are the nicest people, and Stan is the nicest uke person of all! :shaka:

mds725
07-23-2014, 09:03 AM
Mahalo nui loa to you Stan and to Greg for being such wonderful hosts during my visit to Oahu. It's always a great pleasure to spend time with you and it's always an honor to meet your friends. You truly make the ukulele community more than just a group of people who play the same instruments. Your generosity with your time and your spirit (and even all the CDs) is what I will remember most about my visit. And mahalo to you and Greg for making it possible for me to meet the delightful Chuck Moore and his equally delightful wife Bonnie. This is a visit I will always cherish.

sukie
07-23-2014, 09:06 AM
Super nice people all around.

I'm so glad you had a great time, MM. That makes me happy. You (and Chuck) are on my list of "must meet".

mm stan
07-23-2014, 09:16 AM
Super nice people all around.

I'm so glad you had a great time, MM. That makes me happy. You (and Chuck) are on my list of "must meet".

Believe me Sukie....Bonnie and Chuckie are the most beautiful people in the world....maybe that is why they make the best ukes and jewelery in the world...there is none better
If anyone like awesome jewelery and awesome ukes please contact chuckie and get his wife site too... :) they are the nice of the nicest, believe me...but when you meet them,
you will know and understand what I mean...:)

dkcrown
07-23-2014, 09:21 AM
Plenty of Aloha to go around Stan. It sounds like it was truly a day that you will not forget. One of these years I'm going to have to make it out that way for the festival. Too much fun to miss!

mm stan
07-23-2014, 09:22 AM
Thank you all Chuckie, Dana,Richard, Steedy, Doreen, Denise,and Ginny for the the nice words...I am truely the most luckiest guy in the world to have great friends
And Mark, Greg and I are more than pleased to share time with our treasured friends..you and Utako....make sure we will do this again in the coming months ahead..
this is truely a life long friendship....I mean that with all my heart... with all I met including chuckie, bonnie , andrew and all the uu members..:)

mm stan
07-23-2014, 10:22 AM
Stan is probably the nicest, most gentle man you'll ever encounter in the ukulele world. You can't help but like the guy. It was an honor for me to meet and spend the day with him.:worship:

Chuckie it Was my pleasure and honor to meet you and your wife... both of you are the nicest of the nice and with biggest kindest hearts...

greenie44
07-23-2014, 10:55 AM
Stan, truly, the pleasure was mine. Hope to see you again next trip!

BlueLatitude
07-23-2014, 11:11 AM
It couldn't happen to a nicer guy, Stan, I'm so happy for you! :D And jealous that you got to meet everybody and everybody got to meet you!

Kimosabe
07-23-2014, 12:19 PM
Hope to get to know you better Really enjoyed meeting you.---Kimosabe

Stevelele
07-23-2014, 12:50 PM
i'm glad that you had such an amazing time Stan -- the way you so openly express appreciation and love for people is really wonderful.

Uncle Rod Higuchi
07-23-2014, 01:02 PM
mmstan is 'da Man,
we took a picture with him and Andrew at Ko'olau, but can't post it until someone (Andrew?) can photoshop mmstan's face into an unrecognizable blur...
part of his 'witness protection'requirements.

Eh, Stan, you gotta slow down on the UU posts and replies... hard to hide you when you're so 'cyber'-visible :)

I got invited to join mmstan, GT, MDS, and Utako to meet them at the Kanikapila Grille where Weldon Kekauoha was performing. Made it there for the 'closing' number,
minus the 'hana hou' :)

We had ice cream and may see Willie K at the Zoo (Wildest Show...) before MDS has to return to San Fran tonight.

The Kanikapila Tent that Andrew (HMS) 'ordered' for us was the highlight for all UUers at the Festival. Mahalo, Andrew! You also 'da Man'. Thanks for your Aloha and Generosity.
It's got to be the place to go to meet the nicest people on the planet.

Everybody, bring your 'Clara's' next year... along with your other ukes for a jam session you won't believe!

keep uke'in',

PS the reference to the 'Clara's' is an inside joke as mmstan and I were the only ones NOT to have a Clara vs GT, MDS, and Utako!
Eh, stan, we'll have to rectify this situation... sometime :)

mm stan
07-24-2014, 08:47 AM
Aloha Unko Rod, you and andrew are the man at the festival and at the HMS tent...almost everyone was there...had a great time....maybe next year again

mm stan
07-24-2014, 08:55 AM
Mahalo Steedy...for the kind words...there are many nice ukers and you are certainly one of them..hope you make it out to the festival next year :)

mm stan
07-24-2014, 08:58 AM
Aloha Mark,
We certainly had a nice time....and Happy Birthday 7/24/14 greetings to you..... Enjoyed every minuete and thank you for treating me to the eats and gifts as well
Everytime we get together it is always a fun time....cant wait for next time

mm stan
07-24-2014, 08:59 AM
Aloha Dana..
Wish you make it this way one day....I'd love to meet and hang out with you my friend....:)

mm stan
07-24-2014, 09:01 AM
Aloha Greenie44,
It was my pleasure too, wished we chatted more...I was too excited and had many things to see and watch..lets do it again next years festival.....hope you had a nice flight home

mm stan
07-24-2014, 09:02 AM
It couldn't happen to a nicer guy, Stan, I'm so happy for you! :D And jealous that you got to meet everybody and everybody got to meet you!

Aloha Gilly....wish you were here...oh darn...you need to make it this way too and to the festival and show me your new ukulele :)

mm stan
07-24-2014, 09:04 AM
Aloha Kimosabe..
Yes we gotta get together more often and we live so close...too bad I am suffering and in pain

mm stan
07-24-2014, 09:06 AM
i'm glad that you had such an amazing time Stan -- the way you so openly express appreciation and love for people is really wonderful.
Aloha Steve..
I hope you make it out this way too man so we can get together...you know I used to live in Manhattan too....UWS thank you for the kind words..

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
07-24-2014, 09:16 AM
'Eh Stan, I don't think we gotta wait til next year. Jus' get Andrew to come down and we get a tent to set up in a park to meet under and we can do it anytime. Andrew's tent was the biggest hit of the festival anyway. I didn't even walk over to see Jake perform 'cuz I was having too much fun at they HMS tent.

kvehe
07-24-2014, 10:39 AM
I'm so happy to hear about your wonderful time, Stan, know that you are the best guy in the world!

mm stan
07-25-2014, 07:06 AM
'Eh Stan, I don't think we gotta wait til next year. Jus' get Andrew to come down and we get a tent to set up in a park to meet under and we can do it anytime. Andrew's tent was the biggest hit of the festival anyway. I didn't even walk over to see Jake perform 'cuz I was having too much fun at they HMS tent.

Aloha Chuckie..
Yup the only other place I went over to the kanilea tent and the CD tent ...you are definetely right...Andrew had the best tent where everyone was hanging out and the place to be with the most action.
I hope you come back soon to honolulu....we went to see Melveen Leed and Weldon play at the aquarium and all I could think was I wished bonnie and you were here
we really need to plan something big to host you around our amazing island and shows... let me know... :)

mm stan
07-25-2014, 07:07 AM
I'm so happy to hear about your wonderful time, Stan, know that you are the best guy in the world!

Aloha Kat,
Oh I wish you had planned to come here too...you would have had a great time with awesome memories...maybe next year girl I will see you here...PLan now ....:)