The Baby Grand - Part 3

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by #1 New York Times bestselling author


Richard Paul Evans

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Richard Paul Evans is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Christmas Box and fourteen other bestselling novels.  He is the winner of two first-place Storytelling World Awards and the Romantic Times 1995 award for best women’s novel.  His newest bestseller, just in time for Mother’s Day, is called The Walk–the story of Alan Christoffersen, a man who loses everything and begins a journey from Seattle, Washington, to Key West, Florida.

In order to throw my wife off the scent, I told her that we’d go piano shopping on Saturday, which would be the day after my surprise arrived.  The plan backfired.

The idea of unrestrained piano shopping boiled the coupon-clipping, sale-watching consumer blood that coursed through Keri’s veins.  She fully intended to be a piano-buying expert by Saturday.  With notebook and calculator in hand, she ran to nearly every piano store in the Salt Lake Valley.  Ninety-six hours before V-day, Keri called my office.  I was learning to dread her calls.

“I’m really glad you didn’t buy that Queen Anne piano,” she said for the third time in two weeks.  “I don’t even want it anymore.  It’s not a good kind.”

My heart, well versed in the procedure, went into palpitations.  “Really?”  I asked meekly.

“Yeah.  The manufacturer is being sued for saying their soundboard is made of hardwood when it’s really not.  They have a piece of particle board sandwiched between two layers of hardwood, and the ultra-resins they use can eventually separate.  Good thing I found this out before we made a big mistake.”

“I’d hate to have the ultra-resins separate,” I repeated stupidly.

“Besides, I prefer the look of this other piano I found.”

It’s not worth it, I thought.  Nothing is worth this.  I was about to break, to tell all, to confess my purchase and ruin the surprise when, inexplicably, a fire ignited in my chest.  No, I would not give in.  Never.  I had come too far to be denied.  The wrong piano?  The heck with the piano.  I didn’t care if my brand of piano caused cancer.  It was the surprise that mattered.  My wife would be surprised whether she liked it or not.  No one, especially my wife, would take this surprise from me…er…her.

“Honey, how about we go see the piano this Saturday.”

To my surprise she agreed. “Good idea,” she said. “You’ll be glad you did.” 

“I’m sure I will.”

For better or worse, I had succeeded. Broken, but successful. Friday was the day of the piano movers and the surprise of my wife’s life.  The mother of all Mother’s Days.  I had looked into the gaping jaws of defeat and spit.

Defeat spit back.  Just fourteen and a half hours from my moment of triumph, the phone rang.  It was Keri.  “I’ve done something really bad,” she said.

“What?”

“I opened something I shouldn’t have.”

“Opened what?”

“I’m sorry. I really am.”

I wasn’t connecting the dots. “Opened what?” I repeated.

“A letter from a bank,” she said slowly. “The one that is financing our new piano.”

My heart stopped.  The bankers.  It’s always the bankers.  In the history of the world, how many dreams had been spoiled by the bankers?  I didn’t speak.  I barely breathed.

“We’ll laugh about it someday,” she said hopefully.

“Someday?” I said hysterically.  “Ha!  I’m laughing now!” And I laughed—the demented, twisted laugh of a madman who had lied and schemed, been insulted and demeaned, only to be denied in the end.  Denied my dream of the ultimate surprise—a Mother’s Day of unequalled magnitude. Denied the dream of The Baby Grand.

Or had I?  There was still the piano–the beautiful, hand-carved, hand-polished Queen Anne baby grand.  A calm enveloped me.  The piano, the mahogany piece of heaven that would fill our home with beautiful tones of rich, familial harmony: more than just an instrument of beauty, more than a work of art, it was now a symbol that would live in our family’s history, reminding Keri, every time she saw it, of the depth of my love for her.

No, I hadn’t been denied.  At least not what really mattered.  For even Keri was surprised at the lengths I was willing to go to give her a Mother’s Day that she would never forget—a day that would celebrate the day by honoring her for all the beauty and joy and madness that she brought to my life. 

And that is something truly worth celebrating.

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Richard Paul Evans is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Christmas Box and fourteen other bestselling novels.  He is the winner of two first-place Storytelling World Awards and the Romantic Times 1995 award for best women’s novel.  His newest bestseller, just in time for Mother’s Day, is called The Walk–the story of Alan Christoffersen, a man who loses everything and begins a journey from Seattle, Washington, to Key West, Florida.

Scott Quiner was transferred over the weekend to a hospital in Texas after doctors in Minnesota threated to terminate life support measures as he battled severe complications from COVID-19. Scott's wife, Anne Quiner, appealed to the courts for a restraining order to prevent the hospital from pulling the plug as she sought a new facility to provide medical care for her husband. Scott was unvaccinated when he tested positive for COVID-19 in late October, 2021.

Anne and her attorney Marjorie Holsten joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Thursday to describe their frantic efforts to halt the hospital's decision to turn off Scott's life support — allegedly because he was unvaccinated — and just how difficult it was to get him the medical treatment he needed.

"It was absolutely stunning," Holsten told Glenn. "[Anne] came in and she has this order, I saw the screenshot from the [online medical] chart that said [Scott] is basically scheduled for execution at noon the following day."

According to Holsten, the Minnesota hospital responded to her appeal for a restraining order by claiming that the "position" to keep Scott alive "is not supported by medical science or Minnesota law. As a result, Mercy will ask the court to issue an order that Mercy has the authority to discontinue Mr. Quiner's ventilator and proceed with his medical care plan."

"The 'medical care plan' was the plan to discontinue the ventilator at noon, which leads to death very shortly. So that was at 10 o'clock, but then at 11 o'clock, before the 12 o'clock execution, the judge did, in fact, sign an order saying the hospital is restrained from pulling the plug," she added.

Anne told Glenn that doctors in Texas were shocked by Scott's condition after he arrived from the Minnesota hospital. Not only had he been given dangerous drugs, he was also found to be “severely malnourished."

"The doctor [in Texas] spent two hours with Scott and when he came back out, he said, 'I don't know how he even made it, how he even survived that other hospital ... but I will do everything I can to try to save his life,'" Anne explained.

"And the doctor [in Texas] said Scott was the most undernourished patient he has ever seen," Holsten added.

"Glenn, we are first bringing this battle to the court of public opinion," Holsten continued. "What we are showing the world is that Scott was near death because of the protocols used in that [Minnesota] hospital, but now he is recovering. He is getting better.... Now, we're not planning a funeral, we're planning for his release."

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The Great Reset is not just an elitist idea — it’s not even a socialist utopian concept. It’s a real-world fascist threat to every American from Wall Street to Main Street. It’s happening now in policies and cultural shifts big and small, obvious and subtle, from environmental promises to corporations going woke. But the mainstream media, global elites, and politicians brushed off the Great Reset as “nothing to see here.” Another myth they push: “The World Economic Forum is just a conference for elites who have no REAL power.”

Glenn Beck first exposed the Great Reset almost two years ago, and the globalist cries of "conspiracy theorist" soon followed. They said he believed the WEF was a “master cabal calling the shots from some evil underground lair.” But Glenn Beck never said that. Instead, he uncovered the true intentions of global leaders in finance and politics by simply highlighting their own words.

This week, the same global elites are doubling down on their agenda at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda virtual event. But still, the global elites — like Twitter’s Jack Dorsey — are trying to downplay the WEF’s influence to stop people like us from interfering with their plans. The oligarchy will prosper in the new world order they’ve designed. You will not.

So Glenn unveils a master chalkboard based on his best-selling new book to outline the threats from globalists and why we must stop their agenda if we hope to keep the precious freedoms we still have.

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Kim Iversen, journalist, YouTuber, and host of "The Kim Iversen Show," reacted to Glenn Beck's appearance last week on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" by conceding that, while the subject of Beck's new book, "The Great Reset: Joe Biden and the Rise of Twenty-First-Century Fascism" might at first sound "a little bit loony," closer analysis confirms "this isn't such a crazy conspiracy theory after all."

"Glenn Beck was on Tucker Carlson's show last week touting what has been called a right-wing conspiracy theory and discussing his new book, 'The Great Reset: Joe Biden and the Rise of Twenty-First-Century Fascism'," began Iverson on The Hill's "Rising."

"Well, maybe that all sounds a little bit loony — and believe me, I do think Glenn Beck tends to be a loon," she quipped. "But, maybe this isn't such a crazy conspiracy theory after all. And after seeing everything we've seen with the governments enacting all sorts of authoritarian controls and many other conspiracy theories coming true, maybe there's something to be concerned about. So, what is the Great Reset? The name even sounds conspiratorial, but believe it or not, it's a real thing."

Iverson went on to explain exactly who is behind the Great Reset, what their agenda entails, how they are using the COVID-19 pandemic to "to rebuild society in a way the global elites see best fit."

"You'll own nothing and you will be happy: That's what they're saying," Iverson explained. "And with inflation sky high and no signs of it slowing down, they might be right. We are on our way to becoming a nation of renters, but don't worry it's nothing to fear ... don't worry, everything is being done under the premise that this is all ... being done for our own good, the benefit of a collective society, and we will be happy," she added sarcastically.

Iverson concluded by asking, "Who thinks it's a good idea that a bunch of corporate millionaire and billionaires and world leaders are getting together and coming up with what's best for we the little people? I mean, who thinks that that's a really good idea? And who thinks that they are going to be doing it for our benefit? But, of course they're going to frame it like 'Oh, this is good for you. You're going to rent. You'll own nothing and you'll be happy. Don't worry about it' ... When you look at the actual list of partners with the World Economic Forum, they control everything. They control media. They control health. They control business. They control everything, and so then it does become, how do we people fight against that?"

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President Joe Biden just had the worst-rated week in the entire first year of his presidency, but his latest poll numbers are the icing on the cake, Bill O'Reilly told Glenn Beck on the radio program.

Given that polls aren’t always correct, O’Reilly explained another way to prove that Biden's first year may be worse than any other president's before him: It’s impossible to name one single contribution Biden has made to move America forward.

"Biden: There isn't anything you can point to. Not one thing ... that he's done to improve the nation. That's the test. You just step back, take emotion out of it, politics out of it, and say, give me one thing that Joe Biden has done to improve the country. Just one. And you can't do it," O'Reilly said. "And if there is, I want your listeners to contact me at BillO'Reilly.com."

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