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DavidS1812@aol.com wrote:
> Since, historically, the WISTER winner is the next DYKES winner a question is
> raised in my 'mind'. Would the membership of the AIS  award the DYKES
> posthumously?????
> Both THORNBIRD and CONJURATION were hybridized by Monty Byers who died some
> years ago. If the membership bypasses Monty, then does Schreiner win by
> default with
> COMMENTS---anyone?????\
> Dave Silverberg

I thought the Dykes was for the Iris, not the hybridizer....um....OR 
maybe the judges of AIS have been voting for the hybridizer, not the 
IRIS.  (Which would explain a few things.)
If Thornbird deserves the Dykes, and is voted the Winner, someone in 
Monty's family must still be alive to receive it.


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