October 7, 2007
Dear Ted Maurer,
Thank you for calling me after the auction of Alanís toy train collection. I was amazed at the amount of profit. As you probably know, I had mixed feelings about Alanís collection, especially when it started to take over the whole house. I guess my feelings are not so mixed about the proceeds.
Alan certainly did enjoy those years of collecting. His involvement in toy train collecting brought him great pleasure. I canít argue with that. He enjoyed your friendship and he knew that you would take care of his collection, when the time came Ö And so you did!
Thank you very much for all you have done for our family.
Laura R. Siff