Dear friends (Il Volo fans)
As you know, flowers were ordered to be sent to Marsala for the funeral of Ignazio’s grandpa. That was Sunday. Since then I have had problems with the flower shop and getting confirmation. I gave them the phone number and everything. run around, run around – ugh ! (isn’t that a dance of some sort ? )
I was worried the flowers were going to be too late so I called the Marsala number myself (which I should have done days ago – ! ! ! ) I called the sister’s pizzeria today, Friday, March 21 at 3pm Marsala time – 6am in Vegas. I got the sister but my Italian is rather bumpy and her English is not too good so I asked if there was someone there that could speak English. They swtiched the phone over to someone else (I thought one of the workers there) but to my surprise (pick my jaw up off the floor) it was Ignazio himself ! ! !
I was lucky that he remembered me from our few meetings here and the Vegas connection for their concerts. He was absolutely delightful and we talked for about 30 minutes about various things. It was not me that was trying to hog the phone (although I certainly can be guilty of that) but he seemed to be eager to talk and I was not going to cut that short. I found out that the funeral is this Saturday – it had to be changed due to some problem in the church schedule – AND THE FLOWERS ARE THERE – HOOOOOORAY ! He said he would send a thank you in a few days when he has a little more time. I told him I was not worried about getting a thank you but just worried the flowers actually got there. I was touched by how he seemed to be so amazed that anyone from the USA would send flowers for his grandpa. He was just so sweet.
I must say that every time I have had a chance to chat with these gentlemen I find them so positive and charming and really humble. Made my day even more than the flowers getting there.
Let me pass it on – have a great day.
Myron, Thank you, from all of us. And this is so cool!