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  • A Message From Stan Laurel's Great Granddaughter Cassidy Cook

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    A message from Stan Laurel's Great Granddaughter Cassidy
    Stan Laurel's great granddaughter Cassidy Cook writes: "Hi Everyone. Cassidy here. 

    It was recently brought to my attention that my great, great grandmother Margaret Metcalfe Jefferson, an acclaimed actress who had five children, one being my great grandfather Stan Laurel, is resting in an unmarked grave in Glasgow. When the news became public, many fans reached out to me offering to help.  When I was asked if I wanted to do something about it, I had to 'put on my thinking cap' as Gramma Lois would say. I had many people approach me willing to help out financially by way of donations which I did not feel comfortable accepting, so I thought , what would grandma do?  I have spoken to other family members about what to do and they gave me their blessing on behalf of my grandmother’s wishes. So after much consideration, I've decided to donate a framed photo of young Stan with his mother... plus a check... signed personally by Stan Laurel, from the Laurel archives. One lucky winner will win both prizes in a prize draw.  For every $10 you donate, you will receive an entry into the draw. Enter as many times as you like. This way it is fair and open to all. It comes as our appreciation to all of you for your generous and thoughtful support, not only for the headstone, but also for keeping the The Boys memory alive in spirit. 

    The Laurel and Hardy community is such a loving and kind bunch! No wonder my grandma and Tony were a part of it for so many years.  If you knew my grandmother you know she would give things away to the Sons and people in general all the time. "I know they will appreciate it more than us." is what she would tell me. Therefore on behalf of my grandmother, I thought if I donated something from the collection as a gesture of appreciation to the outpouring kindness from the community, that I would be sticking with her gestures in life. I do hope you all think it’s a grand idea. Be well, god bless and good luck!!"

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