MY NOTE TO DONNY OSMOND, OCTOBER 28, 2012 (REFERS TO UK AS I POSTED IT ON A UK RADIO INTERNET SITE, IN ADDITION TO FACEBOOK):
Hi Donny! Ok, I'm cheating here a bit as I am not from the UK at all, but rather a place you are a bit more familiar with: South Jordan, Utah. I grew up with your music and certainly admired your talented family for as many years as I can remember. I was pleased to learn of the Osmond story when I moved to Utah from California 14 years ago; and felt that was something to be proud of from my new State. That being said, I must admit that I have never truly been a bona fide "Donny" or "Osmond" fan throughout those years--please no offense--it was just that I was a Bee Gees fan, Andy Gibb, and too many others! Other than learning the Osmonds' Utah heritage when I moved here, I had not given any thought to your family or music until quite recently; under two totally unrelated circumstances. First of all, we had the privilige to visit the extraordinary artist Ted Gallegos at his home in Saratoga Springs, and he showed us some of the many album covers and other sketches he has done for your family over the years and told us of a recent conversation he had with Merle. What a talent this man has! Secondly, Donny; has been your recent showcasing of your duets with Susan Boyle and how extraordinarily well you took care of her, as she battled overwhelming stage fright. Your performances were delightful and I have since visited your website many times and am very impressed with your music and talent. In short, now, at this rather late date, I am now a true and lasting Donny Osmond fan, and have been driving my husband rather crazy with sharing your music and bits of information about you and your family. I must say, you seem to be one of those rare, truly caring individuals as evidenced by your interactions with Susan. I think that is pretty rare in the celebrity world in general. Another example I could give is Jack Benny. A while back I started a Jack Benny Fan group on Facebook, and have had the honor of communicating with several people who worked with him or were connected with him in one way or the other, and he too, was genuinely caring and warm. It is really a pleasure to come across another such unique individual! Thank you many times over.
REPLY RECEIVED FROM DONNY OSMOND VIA MOBILE, OCTOBER 28, 2012:
Don Osmond: Thank you for the nice comments you made on my Facebook page. Sincerely,Donny
19 hours ago via mobile