Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 4 02:47:51 UTC 2009

>From a discussion of homeless children being allowed to wander:about
in abandoned buildings:

"... the only building in the city that allows _free rein_ to homeless kids ..."

I'm *really* uncertain about this one. It seems to me that this
sorta-kinda-maybe calls for "... allows free _range_," since the kids
are *wandering about* within the building, but, WTF, I wouldn't bet
money on it.
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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