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  • Subject: Re: OT-BIO
  • From: Cliff Snyder <snyder@eden.com>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 21:44:45 -0800

From: Cliff Snyder <snyder@eden.com>

Arnold Koekkoek wrote:
> From: Arnold Koekkoek <koekkoek@mtcnet.net>
> Hello to all you irisarians:
>     I am not exactly new to this list, as some of you will recognize, but I
> have been off of it since mid-December.  Since then I have totally retired
> from my college teaching job (history), cleared out my office, and
> established myself in front of a new computer at home.  For the informatioin
> of those who may have joined this list since I signed off, I've been an AIS
> member for about 10-12 years, grow 500+ diff. varieties of iris, mostly TBs,
> but quite a few medians, too, a few spuria, and an increasing number of
> Siberians.  My wife, Carol, and I belong to the Siouxland Iris Society,
> which will have its monthly meeting tomorrow.  We meet every month except
> January.  I expect I will enjoy being back on the list, just as I enjoyed it
> (and iris-l) before, since there is always something new to learn.  Already
> I have read some familiar signatures, as I began to get the list mail late
> this morning, and I look forward to lots more.
>     An item of some interest:  We spent the middle weeks of January enjoying
> the sun and warmth of Arizona, staying in Mesa but sightsee-
> ing all over the place.  In downtown Phoenix, in the historical/cultural
> center area, I found an iris bed which had 3-4 iris IN BLOOM.  I did not
> expect this in mid-January, not even there.  These were an older white
> variety, TB judging by the height, but I have no idea what variety. Anybody
> want to venture a guess?  Or does anybody happen to know?
> Arnold Koekkoek
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Welcome back Arnold! We have missed your insightful comments.

Cliff Snyder		Austin, Tx
Rainbow Iris Farm	Zone 8

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