It's very nice that you wish them well. As for the rest of your post, I have a few questions. What makes you think Dave's widow can not run the business? She has been running since he got sick. Why do you think his machines are over used and maybe on deaths door? Maybe for sale cheap??? They have spare parts and one machine in reserve. Niether Dave nor his widow are morons. They know without a machine they have no business. Give them some credit. Much of your mussing sounds like speculation. If you come by your information from the intellectuals at the Red Table I can tell you most of their ideas come out the bottom of a glass. Are you sure you truly wish them well? Are you just hoping to get an ice cream machine for cheap. Maybe you could offer "thoughts and prayers" or some other hollow platitude. Dave's widow and kids actually do have real friends that will help them if required.