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"Martin D. Zehr" <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 19 Aug 2010 11:34:28 -0700
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Maybe we shouldn't be so hasty.  Let's hear what Larry Howe and John Bird sound like when they're playing their mandolins without strings.

--- On Thu, 8/19/10, Wolfgang Hochbruck <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

From: Wolfgang Hochbruck <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: The opportunity of a lifetime
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Thursday, August 19, 2010, 4:22 AM

I raise Martin Zehr's ante to 20 $ (sending less would be eaten up by 
the transfer surcharge...). I always wanted to be shareholder in a 
steamboat. And "The Mark Twain 21st-Century Steamboat Co." sounds just 
about right to me.


PS. Does anyone know whether Mark Twain wrote anything concerning 
firemen or firefighting, besides the obvious Scotty Briggs?

Larry Howe schrieb:
> John--
> Thanks for thinking of me, John.  I've got a few sets of Thomastiks to  
> last me a while, though.
> --LH
> On Aug 17, 2010, at 4:40 PM, John Bird wrote:
>> This is steamrolling along just like the Sanitary Fund! Let it be  
>> noted that
>> Larry Howe also needs mandolin strings.  In fact, I was talking to a  
>> new
>> colleague in our department today, who was formerly a grad student  
>> here.
>> She interviewed for a position at Roosevelt University and met Larry  
>> Howe.
>> When she found out he was a Twain scholar and played the mandolin, she
>> asked, "Do ALL Twain scholars play the mandolin?"  No--some play the  
>> heck
>> out of the piano, like Ben Click!
>> John
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Mark Twain Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Click,
>> Benjamin A
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 2:46 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: The opportunity of a lifetime
>> Larry and Hal,
>> I'm in for $2 and will cover John Bird's $2 also.  He needs the  
>> extra for
>> mando strings.
>> Ben