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  • richard@rcroker.com
    It took two years. The first one took 10! ... From: NJ Rebel To: Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2004 11:00
    Message 1 of 35 , Sep 12 8:28 PM
      It took two years. The first one took 10!
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "NJ Rebel" <gerry1952@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2004 11:00 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] CW Properties Protected


      > Dear Richard,
      >
      >
      >
      > Congrats on finishing the draft of your second book, and so soon!
      >
      >
      >
      > Let me know by your own personal email, rather than by this forum, when
      you are ready and able to review the draft chapters.
      >
      >
      >
      > I remain,
      >
      > Your Humble and Obdt. Servant,
      >
      > G. E. "Gerry" Mayers
      >
      > Corporal,
      >
      > Confederate Signal Corps,
      >
      > Longstreet's Corps
      >
      >
      >
      > "It is Well that WAR is so Terrible;
      >
      > else we shall grow too fond of it."
      >
      > --Robert E. Lee
      >
      >
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      >
      > From: <richard@...>
      >
      > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      >
      > Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2004 8:52 PM
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      > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] CW Properties Protected
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > > For some reason, I mash the "reply" button (you know that Southerners
      "mash"
      >
      > > buttons don't you?) and it seems to reply all. I can't help it.
      >
      > >
      >
      > > I would love to read your chapters, but I just got back from SEBA today
      >
      > > (Southeastern Booksellers Asso) and have SIX tote bags full of FREE
      books by
      >
      > > people I now know. It will be a few weeks before I could get to it. I
      will
      >
      > > though, I promise. I just finished my second book (A Place Worse Than
      >
      > > Hell -- a Novel of the Battle of Fredericksburg) and it will be some
      time
      >
      > > before my editor will be able to get around to it. In the meantime,
      since
      >
      > > my contract with HarperCollins is up with the completion of the second
      book,
      >
      > > I now have to decide what I'm going to do when I grow up -- again -- at
      >
      > > 57!!!!!! Now I'm rambling again.
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Anyway -- it this isn't "private" let me know what is.
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Richard
      >
      > > www.rcroker.com
      >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      >
      > > From: "NJ Rebel" <gerry1952@...>
      >
      > > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      >
      > > Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2004 6:57 PM
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      > > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] CW Properties Protected
      >
      > >
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      > >
      >
      > > > Dear Richard,
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > Contact me privately and I will be happy to share some sample draft
      >
      > > chapters with you if you would like to review them.
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > I have read another novel about Antietam, the one titled Promise of
      Glory.
      >
      > > Have you read it?
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > I remain,
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > Your Humble and Obdt. Servant,
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > G. E. "Gerry" Mayers
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > Corporal,
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > Confederate Signal Corps,
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > Longstreet's Corps
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > "It is Well that WAR is so Terrible;
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > else we shall grow too fond of it."
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > --Robert E. Lee
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > ----- Original Message -----
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      > > >
      >
      > > > From: <richard@...>
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2004 4:14 PM
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      > > >
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      > > > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] CW Properties Protected
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      > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > Gerry;
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      > > >
      >
      > > > >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > If you're considering a novelized account of the Maryland Campaign,
      you
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > might want to check mine out. Sounds like you share my exact
      passion.
      >
      > > I
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > felt no need to create anything or anybody, but "To Make Men Free"
      has a
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > much wider scope that yours seems to. I did give names to persons
      whose
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > real names have been lost to history, and I tended to overemphasize
      (in
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > retrospect) the "great men of history." Book 2 (A Place Worse Than
      >
      > > Hell)
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > will land a little deeper in the ranks -- but still real people.
      This
      >
      > > one
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > will feature Henry (Little) Abbott -- The Harvard Regiment --
      William
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > Owen -- The Washington Artillery, William McCarter -- The Irish
      Brigade
      >
      > > and
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > Evan Woodward -- 11th PA Vols among others. But how I DO ramble on.
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > Check out my site at www.rcroker.com and learn more about TMMF> The
      >
      > > book is
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > available at the Antietam NBP bookstore and anywhere on-line. Don't
      >
      > > know if
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > NJ bookstores still carry it or not, but Amazon and B&N etc all
      still
      >
      > > have
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > it.
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > ----- Original Message -----
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      > > >
      >
      > > > > From: "NJ Rebel" <gerry1952@...>
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
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      > > >
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      > > > > Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2004 5:19 PM
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      > > >
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      > > > > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] CW Properties Protected
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      > > >
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      > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > > Dear Tim;
      >
      > > >
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      > > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > > Again, thank you for your comments. When or if the book is ever
      done
      >
      > > and
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > published, whatever the readers plug into what I write is up to
      them. My
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > object is to tell the story of the Maryland Campaign of 1862 from
      the
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > Confederate side, micro and macro (using a soldier in the ranks of
      the
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > Fourth NCST for micro and a young "staff officer" for the macro
      about
      >
      > > the
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > overall aspects of the campaign), in such a manner that not only
      >
      > > entertains
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > the reader but actually gives them a true feel for the historical,
      >
      > > factual
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > events.
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > > I might be willing to privately send you some draft sample
      chapters
      >
      > > for
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > you to get a feel for the work thus far.
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > >
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      > > >
      >
      > > > > >
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      > > >
      >
      > > > > > I have "created" fictitious incidents for real people in the book
      but
      >
      > > have
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > carefully considered the situation I place the actual people in vs
      what
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > would have been done at the time or what the real persons themselves
      >
      > > likely
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > did or experienced at the particular time.
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > >
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      > > >
      >
      > > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > >
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      > > >
      >
      > > > > > Soldier ghosts... hmm.... that might be interesting to see if it
      >
      > > happens,
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > eh?
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      > > >
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      > > > > >
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      > > >
      >
      > > > > >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > >
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      > > >
      >
      > > > > > I will keep you posted on possible dates for a visit down SM way.
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > >
      >
      > > >
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      > > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > > I remain,
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      > > >
      >
      > > > > >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > > Your Humble and Obdt. Servant,
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > > G. E. "Gerry" Mayers
      >
      > > >
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      > > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > > Corporal,
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > > Confederate Signal Corps,
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > > Longstreet's Corps
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > >
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      > > >
      >
      > > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > >
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      > > > > > "It is Well that WAR is so Terrible;
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > > else we shall grow too fond of it."
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > > --Robert E. Lee
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      > > >
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      > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > > ----- Original Message -----
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      > > >
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      > > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > > From: "Tim Reese" <tjreesecg@...>
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      > > >
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      > > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
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      > > >
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      > > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > > Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2004 11:11 AM
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      > > >
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      > > > > > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] CW Properties Protected
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      > > > > > > Gerry,
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      > > >
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      > > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > > >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > > > Bring anyone you like. The more the merrier. But be advised if
      you
      >
      > > and
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > > > yours come in uniform you will likely stir up more tales of
      "soldier
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > > > ghosts." Happened to me years back. I'm honored to say that I
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      > > personally
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      > > >
      >
      > > > > >
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      > > >
      >
      > > > > > > joined the international brotherhood of Burkittsville specters,
      >
      > > Local
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > 1862.
      >
      > > >
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      > > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > > > Maybe I'm becoming transparent.
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      > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > > > You have my email address, the rest is on my web site at
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > >
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      > > >
      >
      > > > > > > http://home.earthlink.net/~tjreesecg/ Always welcome.
      >
      > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > > > You are a truly brave soul to cast the campaign in fictional
      light.
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      > > Be
      >
      > > >
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      > > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > > > careful that novelesque elements you create from informed
      background
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      > > >
      >
      > > > > work
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      > > >
      >
      > > > > >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > > > don't leach into the genre as fact, though you really have
      little
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      > > >
      >
      > > > > control
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > >
      >
      > > >
      >
      > > > > > > over such things. Your readers will likely plug-in creative
      elements
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      > > as
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      > > >
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      > > > > >
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      > > >
      >
      > > > > > > logical explanations where primary sources are lacking. Should
      be an
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      > > >
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      > > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > > > intriguing read.
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      > > >
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      > > > > >
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      > > > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > > > Create a collapsing universe, throw in the whirlwind, and you
      have
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      > > Fox's
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      > > >
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      > > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > > > Gap. Good luck trying to make sense of it. A colleague recently
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      > > observed
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      > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > > > that IHHO the FG fight was of little or no consequence or
      result.
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      > > This I
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      > > >
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      > > > > >
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      > > >
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      > > > > > > think a bit overstated. More like an immovable object pitted
      against
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    • richard@rcroker.com
      Only if you re not man enough to chug ! Ask Jubel Early! ... From: Rawlings, Kevin To: Sent: Monday,
      Message 35 of 35 , Sep 13 8:25 AM
        Only if you're not man enough to "chug"!
        Ask Jubel Early!

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        From: "Rawlings, Kevin" <kevin.rawlings@...>
        To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 10:28 AM
        Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] CW Properties Protected


        > Richard,
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        > I thought mash was to be sipped!
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        > Mintily he replied,
        > Kevin
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