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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Message from Scott

Hey Everyone....this is actually me, Scott.

There have been a million posts to this blog from all of you guys/gals/friends/family/etc. I have been reading them all. In the beginning, Julie was printing out all your posts and bringing them to the hospital for me to read. In the last couple days at home, Julie and I have been reading them together online. However, until now, I have been too lazy to post myself. I wanted to post tonight b/c I must thank you all. The amount of support that I have rec'd from all of you is really remarkable and inspirational. I have rec'd prayers and support from people across the US and from Europe. I rec'd support from people that I haven't seen or spoken to in years. I was blessed to get all your prayers and support, and I truly think those prayers and support worked for me during the surgery.

I also want to thank you all for supporting and assisting Julie and the kids. You all know that my family is of paramount importance to me. Your assistance to my family is invaluable to me.

Thank you all and I love you.


  1. Anonymous7:09 AM

    To the Spoerl family, I am so glad that all is going well and am continuously thinking of you all. Just wanted to convey my thoughts and prayers are with you and have been for the last week. All my love Heather Albrecht

  2. Anonymous9:47 AM

    It is great to hear from you. It sounds like things are going well and your recovery sounds remarkable in it's progress. Both of our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Jeff Davis and Maureen Egan(soon to be Davis!)

  3. Anonymous10:35 AM


    So sorry I haven't gotten in touch earlier. Was in the Hamptons all week on vaca. Glad to hear surgery went well and you're home. Paryers / thoughts with you! dirk
    PS-Make sure you ask the doc the earliest you can go noodling. I hear the catfish are running in Arkansas this time of year... :)

  4. Anonymous12:19 PM

    Hey Scott,
    Great to hear you are getting restless. That's got to be a good sign. We're all delighted back here in the office that things are progressing well.

    Take it easy buddy. Looking forward to seeing you back soon.

    Jim Pease
    ps: This blog site is great.

  5. Anonymous12:34 PM

    Scott..sounds like you're being spoiled, but good!! The Gery clan is still thinking of you and sending as much positive energy your way as we can muster. Our cats would love to send you some presents, but I don't think you'd want them! Continued success in your recovery.
    Mrs. G

  6. Anonymous2:23 PM

    Scott - Great to hear from you. We have all been thinking about you and keeping you in our prayers. We certainly hope that you have a speedy recovery so you can get back to trivial matters like fighting with DEC!

    Tom Jackson

  7. Anonymous2:57 PM


    I am thrilled to hear how well you are doing! My family has you, Julie, and the kids in our thoughts and prayers!

    Love, Jessica (Hernandez) Zaninelli

  8. Anonymous3:23 PM


    You know, I know that you were suffering withdrawl from our daily business calls, but don't you think this was a bit extreme? I didn't know I had that kind of effect on you!

    Seriously, my thoughts, prayers, and the very best of wishes are with all of you. Tom and I have put you on our prayer list every morning and night. The team here at Trumbull are also doing the same. We sure miss you - well, me most of all as I came back from vacation and had to bother both Christine and Kate to make up for our missed call.

    Get better very soon. You are very special to all of us and we all feel a huge hole in our team without you. Remember that we work to LIVE, not live to work so just don't worry about the work. It's still here waiting for you. Next time you might just want to ask for a few vacation days instead of going to this extreme. Andrew's tough, but I think he would have let you off.

    Julie - if you need or want anything, please don't hesitate to ask. You are as much a part of our Unilever team as Scott is. We're all here for you both.

    Take care,

    Ella Iott

  9. Bev Beevers4:21 PM

    Glad to hear things are continuing to go well. We think about you all the time, and wish we could be there to babysit, or make dinner, or SOMETHING!!!!! Anyway, know that we're praying for your quick recovery!! Love, Bev,Dan,Jake and Will

  10. Bev Beevers4:21 PM

    Glad to hear things are continuing to go well. We think about you all the time, and wish we could be there to babysit, or make dinner, or SOMETHING!!!!! Anyway, know that we're praying for your quick recovery!! Love, Bev,Dan,Jake and Will

  11. Scottie,

    It was great talking with you yesterday - can't tell you how much we miss you around here. Gregg and I are leaving for our fly fishing club trip to Montana tomorrow - the lodge we're staying in looks pretty dodgy, so I may have some good stories for you. I'm not going to have my computer with me, but I'll be thinking of you while I'm gone. Take care, rest and be well.


  12. Anonymous6:30 PM

    Just wanted to let you guys know that I am still thinking of you and saying my prayers for you every day!
    Paige seems to be enjoying her Pre-K class. Every time I see her she has a big awesome Paige smile on her face. I guess she forgot about our promise we made to eachother.. She promised me that she would cry for me every morning.. so far I am the only one crying and she is off having Seriously.. Thinking of you guys.. Keep the faith..
    I am looking to go to a pumpkin farm one of these weekends.. I would love to borrow 2 cute kids to take with me....
    Melissa Szpala

  13. Anonymous9:08 PM

    We love you, too! We love you in the morning and in the afternoon, we love you in the evening and underneath the moon. (We read lots of kids' books!) See you soon! Love, Marge

  14. Adam Boyette12:04 PM

    Hello Scott! Im glad you got this blog as I havent seen you in a long long time. I wanted to let you know that Ive been thinking about you and wishing you the best on your road to recovery. I spent a good hour or so telling my wife lots of stories from the early days. haha! Keep kickin ass.

    Take care Scott.

  15. Anonymous7:48 PM

    Hi Scott and Julie,
    We want you to know that you have been in our thoughts and prayers since hearing of your diagnosis. Even AJ knows your name and mentions you in his prayers at night. We are happy to hear that the surgery went well and that you are back home with your family. Alex and I have always spoken so fondly of you and think you are such a terrific person. Whenever I think of you, I think about your Christmas cards which have always brought me to tears. You are a wonderful person and obviously loved by so many. Keep up the positive attitude and we will continue to pray for you. If there is anything we can do for any of you, do not hesitate to ask. Take care,
    Tracey and Alex Osborne