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Re: purchase plant


Took the opportunity to view reviews of "The Orchid Thief" on Amazon.com.
Interesting reviews on what is probably a most interesting book.  I am most
intrigued about what she has to say about DEWEY FISK and perhaps some of the
other people in Florida that I know.

Scott Lucas

-----Original Message-----
From: Betsytrips@aol.com <Betsytrips@aol.com>
To: htbg@ilhawaii.net <htbg@ilhawaii.net>
Date: Friday, January 29, 1999 11:49 AM
Subject: Re: purchase plant


>This plant bug can be devastating and compulsive. Those of us who have
>collected in foreign lands certainly have gotten bit with the bug. I have
>always wondered how some have the ability to collect some specific genus
and
>been able to leave the rest alone. Then comes the question...what is a
thief.
>Do any of us own a plant, a life, or is it only loaned to us like a child
for
>some period of time....often time between life and death unfortunately. I
>guess we get into the legalities of the issue and the rarety or perceived
>rarety of the plant. Well, to make a long story short, I am as guillty of
the
>habit as are many others. Perhaps the habit is only a symbol of where we
are
>on our spiritual path. Now I have opened pandora's box. Have at it if you
wish
>or leave it alone if it is too close to home.
>
>As to the book, sounds interesting....might be fun to read. Has anyone read
it
>so they might give a critique of it from a collector's point of view?
>
>Betsy
>
>
>






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