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    Angels in Disguise Helping Me

    I’ve been writing this column now 12 years. Since that time when I moved here from Los Angeles I segued into writing from my previous acting career. Oh, boy, what a difference 3,000 miles makes!

    Mike Lewy has been a dear friend for all these years. What he’s done for me is quite remarkable. Each week he blows up copies and sends me six copies of my column with banner and date for my records and to send out hard copies to anyone I please. I used to be on the Jewish Community Center’s Board of Directors with Mike back when I could still walk and make it up the JCC’s steps. I’m still on the Fulton County Planning Board with him. And for all these years he has faithfully made copies and mailed them to me weekly.

    Mike has had a business called Orthotronics in which he developed a process for recycling orthodontic braces. It became very successful, and when he decided to retire, he gave the business to his employees. You heard me right. That’s the kind of guy he is.

    Let me see, 12 years of 52 weeks per year equals about 624 sets of copies and mailings over the years. Now that’s dedication.

    I’ve had a lot of supporters over the years. Another one has been Dave Gibson of Fulton Computer and now also Fulton Book Company on Main Street in Gloversville. Dave is quite a character. When I first moved here and had computer problems, I went to him on Herman’s recommendation and he took care of me, including having a handicapped accessible set-up for me to use. When I’ve had computer problems Dave has taken a personal interest and when possible fixed it the same day I brought it to him. If you have problems with computers, I suggest calling him at 773-7010 for help. He has been very patient, kind and knowledgeable with my problems.

    I’ve had lots of other supporters both local and long distance. One has been Jon Lorenzo who sponsored my Web site initially at no cost for many years. Jon is the brother of a dear departed friend Jacques. It’s because of Jon you can access any of my past columns over several years at www.kathrynskorner.com.

    So I just want to thank my many readers and supporters. These mentioned are just a few. Without you I wouldn’t have anything to say.

    Kathryn Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting career in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance writing from Caroga Lake in Fulton County. Previous columns may be accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com