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Sat, 30 Jan 2021 13:35:21 -0800
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I have added prayers for Hiroko to those I already do for HAL. What a
wonderful couple Arianne laidlaw

On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 8:18 AM Wolfgang Hochbruck <
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> ...i guess the fact that she posted this on facebook allows for
> redistribution here: at least Hiroko hasn't lost her sense of humor -
> (Hal’s Update: Hiroko fights back with a gratitude list)
> 1. No spinal cord injury
> 2. No known bone fractures
> 3. Hal didn’t bite his tongue
> 4. All the heirloom rings were NOT stolen
> 5. Hal kept calling my name until he became unresponsive. No other
> woman’s name was mentioned
> 6. A possibility of personality change may not be all that bad if it
> means taking off the rough edges
> 7. We have yet another opportunity to be in solidarity together.
> 8. I might have an opportunity to beat him in chess
> 9. Maybe he might be less sensitive to light and sound so that I might
> not have to tiptoe around him.
> 10. I won’t feel as inferior with my short term memory loss.
> 11. We have gazillions of friends supporting us.
> 12. Hal got to have a private room in a brand new hospital.
> 13. SLU has the reputation of being No1 in brain trauma.
> 14. I am cared by the Leiboviches lovely home only few minutes away
> from the hospital.
> 15. His vital signs are stable and in particular BP has been in normal
> range for my past 2 visits. This is special bc he didn’t receive any
> medication for it.
> 16. Hal is negative with COVID-19
> 17. All of the staff at the hospital have been inoculated with the new
> vaccine.
> 18. The English Department of SLU professors responded so
> compassionately and empoweringly.
> And now I am beginning to appreciate the the safety net of this grace
> and mercy that surround me.... Thank you all   and I choose to give
> credit to the phenomenon of love network as a modern day miracle
> God—power definitely far greater than myself
> On Sun, 24 Jan 2021 02:30:19 +0000
>  Steve Courtney <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >I'll join Pete Messent in wishing a speedy and safe recovery to Hal
> >Bush, our partner in the editing of the Twain-Twichell letters, a
> >frequent contributor to this group, and someone I always enjoy
> >corresponding and conversing with.
> >
> >Steve Courtney, Curatorial Volunteer
> >The Mark Twain House & Museum
> >351 Farmington Avenue
> >Hartford, Connecticut 06105
> >860-302-8969
> >
> >
> >Even though The Mark Twain House & Museum is temporarily closed to the
> >public, we are still offering many online programs. Visit our
> >website<> for virtual programming, and the
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> Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hochbruck
> Dept. of English
> Centre for Security and Society
> Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg
> Rempart St. 15
> D-79098 Freiburg
> Germany
Arianne Laidlaw A '58