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Old 07-03-2005, 04:06 PM   #1
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… a favorite of my father, who died June 15.
Very sorry for you loss, deB. It never is easy, no matter how old we (or they) are.

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(I'll buy the book too - do yourself a favor and make it a Strunkish "little book," so it's finished while this kid's still in single digits!)
I really am working on a book. This has been a hard year — many medical problems and a lot of pain. (Just last week I discovered I do not have colon cancer, nor bladder cancer; working on how to cure the sciatica that bedevils me, but since it is not life-threatening, I am content.)

I used to teach jewelry to kids, 9 to 15 years old, and I learned to admire the mental ability of 8, 9, and 10-year-olds. I decided they have all the intelligence ever — without most of the distractions (hormones, especially); so, yes, I would write a book of use to them.

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[Still out here in the Twin Cities,
where summer is gorgeous
but it's very very far away
from family and friends back east,
which hurts at the moment!]
I do empathize. Our close friends who were transferred to Minneapolis used to call it Minni-No-Place. On the other hand, then they were sent to Atlanta, and they cannot even figure out what to call that! <g>

Very nice to see you here. Let’s see if we can engage your young friend.

   
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