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JULES AUSTIN HOJNOWSKI <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 7 Aug 2017 17:05:02 +0000
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Oh! I forgot the other thing I wanted to say :)

I am twice alumni of Elmira college.

I was happy to go to the different buildings for the panels.

Especially the Kohler building, it is the bio/chem building and where I spent many classes and labs.
It was nice to see the labs unchanged, where I attended and TA'ed and the lounge there where I took my physics course.  Like the sessions at the conference, there were many overlaps in courses for me,so profs let me take the courses in my "free" time ;) as I did a double major of computers and "pre-med" and a double minor of math and music.  It was a great time for me and it was nice to have that "flood" of memory.

The second degree was a masters, ALL in Mark Twain work, that I did over 6 years. :)

Thanks :)

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Twain Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of JULES AUSTIN HOJNOWSKI
Sent: Monday, August 07, 2017 10:48 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Au revoir!: Elmira 2017 Highlights

Thanks so much for all the "love" having lost just about the rest of my bio= logical family.
I felt this time, more than the past 45 years, that all of you "Twain" peop= le are my real family.

Thank you for accepting me and your conversations, and kind words.



Ps hope to see many of you in Hannibal in 2 years!

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Twain Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Click, Ben
Sent: Monday, August 07, 2017 10:14 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Au revoir!: Elmira 2017 Highlights

I'll third Hal and second Joe!  Again this is the most rewarding conference=  I attend for all the reasons we always list:  quality people and thinking,=  and genuine good will. Thank you to all involved.



On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 1:22 PM, Joseph Csicsila <[log in to unmask]> wrote=

> I'd second Hal's sentiments and add big thanks to Ann and Kerry for=20 
> the mont=3D hs of grinding work as conference co-directors that 
> went=20 into helping put to=3D gether such a great three days.=3D20
> Congratulations, too, to the five honorees for 2017: Barb, Shelly,=20 
> Kent, Lau=3D ra, and Linda.=3D20
> =3D20
> Safe travels everyone!
> Joe Csicsila
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Aug 6, 2017, at 7:13 AM, Hal Bush <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >=3D20
> > Well, my friends, it was a blast.  OK, I'll bite: here is the=20 
> >official  place to post your favorite moments and memories.  I'd 
> >love=20 to hear  anyone's thoughts on the experience, so please hit 
> >"reply" & ad=
d on...
> >=3D20
> > --Elmira College and the Center are in great hands:  Joe & Matt 
> >and=20 staff  did spectacularly and I am so grateful having them at 
> >the=20 helm.  Well
> > done:  many people remarked on their enthusiasm and vision going 
> >forwar=
> > --Much stirring talk about humor, satire, wit, jokes, and/or some
> variatio=3D
> n
> > of that subject area, over several sessions:  turns out Jim Caron is
> quite=3D
> > the humorist!  Except he may not like being called that...  and=20 
> > everyone
> I=3D
> > consulted agrees that it should have been real whiskey, not iced=20 
> > tea,
> they=3D
> > were sipping...
> > --Japan wins again for most represented nation outside the USA!!
> Otsukare=3D
> > sama deshita!!  One scholar, a Syrian national, was unable to 
> >join=20 us due  to the travel ban -- which we learned from a tearful 
> >Matt=20 Seybold.  Matt  was not the only person moved to tears over 
> >the weekend =
by the way ...
> > --Great turnout and good weather -- and as usual, it was the PEOPLE 
> >=20 involved that made being at Elmira 2017 very special and memorable.
> >=3D20
> > gratefully, --Hal B.
> >=3D20
> >=3D20
> >=3D20
> >=3D20
> > --=3D20
> > Prof. Harold K. Bush
> > Professor of English
> > 3800 Lindell
> > Saint Louis University
> > St. Louis, MO  63108
> > 314-977-3616 (w); 314-771-6795 (h)
> > <>
> >=3D20
> >

Ben Click
Professor, English
Director, Writing & Speaking Center
Director, Twain Lecture Series on
American Humor and Culture
(240) 895-4253
St. Mary's College of Maryland