This is what my friends at Magic 96.5FM told me: The year was 2001 and the radio hosted Duna Man pa Un Ruman, a program designed to help listeners of lesser means, around Christmas and the holidays.
The DJs were fundraising, and collecting gifts, in the station’s old location, on Caya Betico Croes.
One morning, one of the radio personalities showed up to work earlier than usual, he noticed the door open and as he prepared to enter Lenny Theysen slipped by him on her way out.
She uttered a four-letter word, and added she didn’t want to be caught.
Inside, in the foyer, there were boxes brimming with Christmas stockings, filled with candy, 100 in total, that Lenny attempted to secretly leave as an anonymous donation.
That radio personality told me last night, he kept her secret, he never told, he added that Kenro Jewelers was at the time one of the station’s biggest clients with Lenny as a lively, participatory force.
Lenny was a very generous, feisty, spontaneous, decisive, no -nonsense and life loving wife, mother, friend and businesswoman, and we fondly remember her this way.
Heartfelt condolences to Rodney, Kenny, Humphrey and the TMC team.