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  • Paul W. Schulz
    Jesse I couldn t have said it better myself. Paul 4th US rt. of Inf. ... From: JESSE PUDWELL To: WarOf1812@onelist.com
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 26, 1998
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      Jesse I couldn't have said it better myself.
      Paul
      4th US rt. of Inf.


      -----Original Message-----
      From: JESSE PUDWELL <sgtpudgli@...>
      To: WarOf1812@onelist.com <WarOf1812@onelist.com>
      Date: Thursday, November 26, 1998 10:38 PM
      Subject: [WarOf1812] Bravo, Jim...


      >From: "JESSE PUDWELL" <sgtpudgli@...>
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      >Jim,
      >
      >if you know me at all, then you know i'm a gentle giant (I'd never beat
      >on you because of your opinion) that will defend my country and my
      >countrymen to the death, most of all anyone I call family and
      >friend...if they're wrong i just let them ramble, that's all...
      >
      >At first, you started to take my rambling essay out of context and you
      >then later came back on line to what my original written intention was.
      >
      >Umbrellas are wonderful things, just look at all the many wonderful ways
      >you can make use of them...but they can also be a terrible pain in the
      >butt when you have to "carry them around", if you catch my drift.
      >
      >I'm flattered that you think so highly of my personal 1812 experience
      >and I thank you. To try to clear things up quite simply:
      >1. Umbrella groups are dangerous when proposed and run by strong
      >numerical units, within 1812. Therefore, regardless of "P.E.I.'s" size
      >there must be equal representation in the umbrella organization from
      >EVERY unit known to all of us!!! eg...2 members from each unit
      >regardless of size and clout.
      >
      >2. the umbrella organization must never infringe upon the INDIVIDUALITY
      >(to be discussed and defined?!) of any unit and It must not become the
      >end all and be all for the entire field of units.
      >
      >3. It should be a simple "thing" that sets out basic recommendations and
      >establishes a "Line of help" not a "set of demands"
      >
      >4. "standards", "Mandatorys", "essentials" etc. All must be carefully
      >defined and applied so as not to destroy the individuality of already
      >self sufficient existing units.
      >
      >The UMBRELLA GROUP must be carefully thought-out and thought-of, never
      >thrown together as a dire necessary and last minute chunk of change.
      >
      >Jim, of course I would be a part of the one that will/might be put
      >together, i wouldn't want it any other way. i would just always be a
      >cautious member because I will always feel the need to control everyone
      >on the fields JUST AS MUCH as I will always feel the need never to
      >control the individual unit's inner operations on the fields. it's the
      >fence sitters/observers careful optimism that makes me feel this way.I
      >guess, having grown up and taught to always do my study before jumping
      >into something, i always hope that those around me doing or taking part
      >in what I'm doing would do the same thing,...EVEN THOUGH I KNOW FULL
      >WELL THAT IS RARELY THE CASE>>>>>>>CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM
      >
      >Finally, ( you know I have the same problem with my typing, it takes me
      >a long time to get it down). I'm paranoid only of being forced to be a
      >part of something that turns out to wreck the good things I already have
      >in this hobby...the fun, the excitement, the laughter, the
      >individuality, the feeling of Canadian unity and power,etc.balh, blah,
      >blah...Yes, I also know that a carefully planned and implemented
      >UMBRELLA GROUP can indeed preserve all those wonderful things as well. i
      >guess I've just seen all too often in this hobby "hastey people"...I
      >look at them as dangerous people...and It's always very often the "new
      >or newer" people to the hobby.
      >
      >It must never be a European or , God forbid, American entity that reigns
      >over we, oui, wee, Canadian 1812ers. Just our own, uniquely
      >ourselves!!!!!!!That's all Jim.
      >
      >There was something else that i wanted to comment on, which you
      >interpreted incorrectly, but I've forgotten it now...anyway, Jim, you
      >know you're always welcome in the GLENS camp...you may never leave...but
      >you're always welcome!!!!!!!! Ha-Ha!!!
      >
      >Hugs and kisses, Sgt. Pud
      >
      >P.S.
      >I think what likely happened the most here was that the very first part
      >of my long drawn out essay was two days before the one you just
      >commented on...so you may not have gotten the entire jist of my
      >"rambling-catch-up" letter.
      >
      >Larry, too!
      >Bayonets are cool, they look great charging across the fields on the
      >ends of our muskets, but not everyone practises this manouver which
      >makes it dangerous to partake in...otherwise, I'm all for such a fitting
      >end to any battle
      >
      >Cheers,
      >PUD
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