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Re:Graham's Request

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re:Graham's Request
  • From: "Walter A. Moores" <wam2@Ra.MsState.Edu>
  • Date: Sat, 15 Feb 1997 18:13:57 -0700 (MST)

On Sat, 15 Feb 1997, J. Michael, Celia or Ben Storey wrote:

> Walter Moore, thank you for the list of your introductions! I made a hard
> copy for future reference. Please tell me (so I will be less ignorant) why
> you chose these names:
> >1983    PURGATORY       TB      Variegata, HM 91, Pictured in Schreiners
> >catalog
> >1983    RUDI                    TB      Amoena plic in violet
> >1987    RANCHIPUR         AB      Khaki/gold arilmed HM 91
> >1988    ESALAN               AB      Khaki flecked wine arilmed
> >1988    SILENT SCREEN  TB      Pale blue, runner-up to Cook Cup in Ft.
> >Worth, 93
> >1995    ASCII ART            TB      Blue plic, just barely
> Celia
> storey@artistotle.net USDA Zone 7b
> Little Rock, Arkansas
	PURGATORY was so named  because one of its parents is DANTE'S

	RUDI was selected by and named for Rudolphs (Rudi) Fuchs of
Denton, Texas, who was well-known in iris and weaving circles before his

	RANCHIPUR is an exotic-sounding place name to me, and a lot of
aril-breds are named for exotic places.

	ESALAN sounds exotic also.  It is the name of a very fine Iranian
restaurant in Denton, TX. 

	SILENT SCREEN  was chosen because SILVER SCREEN had already been
taken.  This iris is a pale blue-white which glistens in the sun.  Maybe,
it remotely reminds one of a motion picture screen!

	ASCII ART is named because of my interest in ascii art.  The
valentines I sent to the group are examples of ascii art.  The ascii
characters are scattered over  the computer screen 'background.'  Plicata
marks are scattered over a color ground, and that is the connection!

	Walter Moores
	Enid Lake, MS (our first full day of sunshine in over two weeks)

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