Monschau Church Restoration
While we are all here to share our enjoyment of the golden nectar that is whisky, we are also keenly aware that whisky is about people, friendship, and community. After some prodding, the gentleman known to us as bernstein has told me how to make a contribution to the Monschau church restoration fund, and I have done so in the amount of $100--what I would spend for a good bottle of whisky. (Bernie suggested the price of a Bruichladdich 10; I upped him a Balvenie 15.) I encourage those of you who know Bernie, and have enjoyed his company in the virtual pub here, as I have, to pm him directly for instruction on how to do the same. He has set up a PayPal account, and you will need to give him an email address and tell him how much you would like to contribute. (If the PayPal notice you receive in return is in German, it will switch to the appropriate language when you plug in your country.) Interested persons may follow the progress of the project at http://www.ek-monschau.de .
Obviously, we wouldn't like to see this forum become a clearinghouse for everyone's pet charitable project, or worse, a magnet for scams. But just as obviously, many of you consider Bernie to be a good and longstanding friend, and it is you whom I specifically address here.
Thank you for your consideration.
Mr Tattie Heid