hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

RE: OT: Further to Editorial

  • Subject: RE: OT: Further to Editorial
  • From: "David Silverberg" <sil1812@molalla.net>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 17:35:41 -0700

To all iris-talkers:

I have spent most of the day out in the garden digging iris and in doing so have had a great deal of time to think over the events (net-wise) of the last couple of days. Let me preface my remarks by telling you that I received a phone call this morning from John Jones about my leaving the group. I will not divulge the contents of our conversation. That is private between John and I. 

I have not read my all my e-mail but I can see from the tenor of the subjects that most of you want me to remain. I don't know that I should read them since I have no need for self agrandisement.

I must tell you that I am fiercely patriotic. I lived through the horrible years of WW 2 and I served with the US Army in Korea. I get teary eyed when they play The Star Spangled Banner and I stand and salute properly whenever the flag passes by. Am I upset with Paul for his reply to my use of the Editorial?? I suppose I should have been - BUT - in his reply to me Paul indicated HIS patriotism in informing me that there was a special crew of Australians coming to the USA to assist in the rescue operations. Any man who demonstrates his patriotism, as Paul did, - out front, on his sleeve (as it were) and up close and personal - has earned my total admiration.

I have contacted Paul privately and I hope that whatever differences that we may have had in the past will remain there - in the past. 

There were, probably, many more things that I thought of writing while I was out there digging but they have all gone out there to that well of forgetfullness that comes with age. And besides that - I think I have shot my mouth off enough for one day

One last point - if any of the members of this forum has written to Paul in my defense because they thought he was "flaming" me Please, Please, Please!!! write back to him and apologize. I did not view his remarks as "flaming" but rather, as I have indicated above - his display of patriotism.

Dave Silverberg
Molalla, Oregon USA, zone 7/8ish

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor ---------------------~-->
Get your FREE credit report with a FREE CreditCheck
Monitoring Service trial


Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/ 

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index