Saturday, November 6, 2010

Darwin R. Apel

Dear Friends,

We wish to thank all of you who have sent such kind and sincere condolences via phone, email, snail mail, and flowers. It's been a rough autumn for us here at The Paintbrush. Losing our bookkeeper would have been hard enough, but the fact that he was our father makes the loss that much worse. Knowing that we have so many friends out there has made the sadness a bit easier to bear. Our father was a well-loved man and he has left us a legacy of love with which to surround ourselves. We thank you for being a part of that legacy.

In our father's memory we have set up the Darwin Apel Memorial Sheets for Hospice Project to provide bed sheets for patients who are receiving home hospice care. If you would like to donate a set of twin size bed sheets (200 thread count or higher) or if you would like to make a donation so that we may purchase bedsheets on your behalf, please send or drop off your donation at The Paintbrush (address below). Checks should be made out to Melanie Apel. If you would like more information, please visit our website, send an email, call, or talk to Mindy in the studio. Again we thank you for your kindness, patience, and understanding during this very difficult time.

With great thanks,
Mindy, Melanie and Mrs. Carol

The Paintbrush
2856 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60657