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Rod Rawlings <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 19 Nov 2012 11:40:29 -0500
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Roger -- Thanks for your comments on the commemorative coin. I agree
that it is a boon for Twaindom. Moreover, quietly accepting "In God We
Trust" represents about the same level of calculated hypocrisy that
Twain reluctantly and successfully employed during his career, and for
about the same reasons. Because he set the standard, his legacy makes
it right and proper that Twaindom perpetuate the practice, if

On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 6:26 PM, <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> What a shot in the arm for Hannibal, Hartford, Elmira
> and Berkeley!
> In my opinion, I think these coins are a splendid thing.
> The legacy of Mark Twain cannot be preserved
> with good wishes and fine intentions.
> It takes cash.
> "Bucksheesh," as he may have called it.
> The quid pro quo of this is a wonderful heirloom and
> keepsake in the coin, and a concomitant contribution
> to those who keep his memory, writings, and musings
> alive.
> If there is a downside to this, I fail to see it.
> Roger Durrett
> Charlotte, NC


Rod Rawlings
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