Off and on

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 21 15:26:55 UTC 2011

On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 11:12 AM, Hunter, Lynne R CIV
SPAWARSYSCEN-PACIFIC, 71700 <lynne.hunter at> wrote:
> To my recollection, a light bulb used to go _on_ (producing more light or clarity) when people had an idea; now it goes off (maybe borrowed from _a bomb_ going off)?

Flashbulb, perhapa? Even though the term, "Speed-Graphic," now has
meaning for only a few of us surviving elders.:-(

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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