Thanks so much for all the "love" having lost just about the rest of my biological family.
I felt this time, more than the past 45 years, that all of you "Twain" people 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!
From: Mark Twain Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Click, Ben
Sent: Monday, August 07, 2017 10:14 AM
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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
> the mont= hs of grinding work as conference co-directors that went
> into helping put to= gether such a great three days.=20
> Congratulations, too, to the five honorees for 2017: Barb, Shelly,
> Kent, Lau= ra, and Linda.=20
> Safe travels everyone!
> Joe Csicsila
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Aug 6, 2017, at 7:13 AM, Hal Bush <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Well, my friends, it was a blast. OK, I'll bite: here is the
> >official place to post your favorite moments and memories. I'd love
> >to hear anyone's thoughts on the experience, so please hit "reply" & add on...
> > --Elmira College and the Center are in great hands: Joe & Matt and
> >staff did spectacularly and I am so grateful having them at the
> >helm. Well
> > done: many people remarked on their enthusiasm and vision going forward.
> > --Much stirring talk about humor, satire, wit, jokes, and/or some
> > of that subject area, over several sessions: turns out Jim Caron is
> > the humorist! Except he may not like being called that... and
> > everyone
> > consulted agrees that it should have been real whiskey, not iced
> > tea,
> > were sipping...
> > --Japan wins again for most represented nation outside the USA!!
> > sama deshita!! One scholar, a Syrian national, was unable to join
> >us due to the travel ban -- which we learned from a tearful Matt
> >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
> >involved that made being at Elmira 2017 very special and memorable.
> > gratefully, --Hal B.
> > --=20
> > Prof. Harold K. Bush
> > Professor of English
> > 3800 Lindell
> > Saint Louis University
> > St. Louis, MO 63108
> > 314-977-3616 (w); 314-771-6795 (h)
> > <www.slu.edu/x23809.xml>
> > www.halbush.com
Director, Writing & Speaking Center
Director, Twain Lecture Series on
American Humor and Culture
St. Mary's College of Maryland