Dear All on this very special network! I was approached yesterday by
another paying network manager giving me a “real what for”. It
appears to him that I am in the wrong for helping many of the
Orchids readers… “free of charge” in stone setting. gimme a break!
Not only did I pay for this long distance phone call to him, I was
chastised on top of it too. Something is very wrong in Kansas or
Ontario! During the past few months I have received so many letters
of thanks, Denmark, New Zealand and now Chile. Thanks, for what?
giving out helpful ideas on stone setting. I will write anywhere I
can and to whom I wish. If I write to my learned friends here on
Orchid, I will ! This one Chilean fellow had no way of learning
jewellery-making, let alone setting.
He cannot afford the countries expensive school fees, but he took
the time to say “Thanks Gerry!” his English was so basic I had a
rough time to read his notes directed to me. Why in blazes should I
turn this fellow down. If it isn’t for ‘us’ trying to make a living
for the ‘newbies’ coming on stream, it is wrong to say “no” to you
folks. I was once in your shoes so many years ago, I had no school
to learn setting, no internet, I had no notes to read from other
setters! If I find a reason to help anyone, I am here, totally ! My
web-site upgrade is coming along very well and very soon ALL OF MY
NOTES will be available to anyone, free of charge. nuf said!
“Gerry, the Cyber-Setter !”