"Drop a hard _J_"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 6 20:46:06 UTC 2012

On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 8:51 AM, Garson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> Through sobering experience, I have learned that dates in online forums can be inaccurate.

Well, I did state that that was the earliest instance that I could
_find_. I had no reason to think - or to assert - that that was the
earliest citable instance that there _is_. OTOH, I do understand the
my posts sometimes lack clarity of exposition and of purpose.

Please accept my apologies.:-(

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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