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Sunday 30 December 2007

Housekeeping
This issue is at:
http://www.jasperjottings.com/2007/jasperjottings20071230.htm

Send email to http://tinyurl.com/yh34ut (gives you an email address), fax 781-723-3746, or call 732-917-4816 (It’s the phone on my computer) anytime.

All communications are ASSUMED to be for inclusion, UNLESS otherwise indicated.

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Weekly Stats
The daily site had 757 views last week; weekly site had 7. (Weekly site can replace Distribute!)

756 Jaspers are active on the Distribute Yahoo site. (I am awaiting a response from one applicant.)

The site had 1,374 unique visits last week.

26 in LinkedInJaspers (http://tinyurl.com/yp6x2q).
(A real wasted effort?!)

mcALUMdb is STILL off the air.

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FLASH! Important info received after the deadline
I’ve renovated for the new year; new format next week! HNY to all.

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Events

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My list of Jaspers who are in harm’s way:
– Afghanistan
– – Feldman, Aaron (1997)
– Iraq
– – Angel Estrella (2002)
– Korea
— Stephanie (????)
– Unknown location
– – Lynch, Chris (1991)
– Uzbekistan
– – Brock (nee Klein-Smith), Lt Col Ruth (1979)
… … my thoughts are with you, and
… … with all of you that I don’t know about.
Dona Nobis Pacem

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
“If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.”  Orson Welles

EXHORTATION
I always tried in this space to give my fellow Jasper’s something with which to jumpstart their week. This feature didn’t survive in the “renovation” so I hope that people take their inspiration from the beautiful world we’ve been given.
Reflect well on our alma mater, this week, every week, in any and every way possible, large or small. God bless.

“Collector-in-chief” John reinke—AT—jasperjottings.com

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CONTENTS
0    Messages from Headquarters (i.e., MC Press Releases)
0    Good_News
2    Obits
2    Jaspers_in_the_News
0    Manhattan_in_the_News
3    Email From Jaspers
1    Jaspers found web-wise
1    MC mentioned web-wise
0    New Jasper Bloggers

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PARTICIPANTS BY CLASS
Class    Name    Locator
1939    Bloomfield, William Jr.     JObit1
1953    McEneney, Mike     JNews1 (color commentator)
1953    McEneney, Mike     JObit2 (reporter)
1957    Flynn, Br. Gregory    JEmail02
1959    McDonnell, Jack J. Jr.     JNews2
1968    Weinig, Lawrence     JEmail03
1970    Coyne, Robert T.     JNews1 (reporter)
1971    Calderone, Adrian     JFound1
1984    Lynch, Denis G.     JObit2
1990    O’Sullivan, Neil     JEmail01
2007    Avvento, Paul     JNews1

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PARTICIPANTS BY NAME
Class    Name    Locator
2007    Avvento, Paul     JNews1
1939    Bloomfield, William Jr.     JObit1
1971    Calderone, Adrian     JFound1
1970    Coyne, Robert T.     JNews1 (reporter)
1957    Flynn, Br. Gregory    JEmail02
1984    Lynch, Denis G.     JObit2
1959    McDonnell, Jack J. Jr.     JNews2
1953    McEneney, Mike     JNews1 (color commentator)
1953    McEneney, Mike     JObit2 (reporter)
1990    O’Sullivan, Neil     JEmail01
1968    Weinig, Lawrence     JEmail03

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AND NOW THE “NEWS” if there is any

HEADQUARTER’S MESSAGES

Headquarters1
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GOOD NEWS

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OBITS

(Memento Mori)

JObit1
ACTIONABLE OBIT: EXPIRES 28DEC07 Troy, NY Bloomfield, William Jr. (MC1939)

http:// http://www.legacy.com /TimesUnion-Albany/ Obituaries.asp? Page=LifeStory &PersonId=100186995

http://tinyurl.com/2rwrbq

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William F. Bloomfield Jr.

Bloomfield, William Jr. TROY William F. Bloomfield Jr., 92, entered into eternal rest, at his home, on Sunday, December 23, 2007.

Born in Troy, he was the son of the late William F. and Rose Mary Keaney Bloom-field. William attended St. Peter’s Academy and was a graduate of La Salle Institute, class of 1934. He continued his education at Manhattan College, class of 1939, receiving a bachelor’s degree in physical education.

William was the first person from the Troy area to be drafted into military service at the beginning of World War II. He served in the U.S. Army Corps as a 1st lieutenant in the South Pacific Theater. Upon completion of his military service, William returned home and went to work for Bloomfield Building Wreckers, Inc., eventually becoming co-owner, as the business grew and flourished in the post-war era.

He was predeceased by his wife, Anne Masiwick; siblings, Rose Mary, John and Phillip; and a grandson, Brian William Bloomfield, all of Troy. William is survived by his son, Phillip, daughter-in-law, Linda, and a grandson, Phillip Jr.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 8:45 a.m. from Wm. Leahy Funeral Home, 336 3rd St., Troy and at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Victory Church, where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Troy. Family and friends are invited and may call on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Published in the Albany Times Union on 12/26/2007.

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Guestbook for your comments is at:

http:// http://www.legacy.com /TimesUnion-Albany/ GB /GuestbookView.aspx? PersonId=100186995

http://tinyurl.com/ypobhf

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Bloomfield, William Jr. (MC1939)

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JObit2
JObit: Denis G. Lynch ‘84

From: Mike McEneney [1953]
Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2007 5:03 PM
To: Reinke’s Jasper (mc68alum) Persona
Subject: Re: Denis G. Lynch ‘84

Dear John,

Here is the Obituary from The NY Daly News of 12/22/07.

“Denis G. Lynch 52, on December 20th, 2007. Livelong resident of the Bronx. Graduate of Sacred Heart School in Highbridge, St. Raymond’s H.S., Manhattan College ‘84, and U.S. Army Veteran. Beloved son of Patrick (Beau) and Mary (nee Kerin). Fond brother of Patrick and his wife Colette. Uncle of Shauna, Brian and Matthew and a multitude of Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Reposing at Schuyler Hill Funeral Home 3535 E. Treamont Ave Saturday and Sunday 2-5 & 7-9. Mass of Christian Burial St. Frances De Chantel Church 190 Hollywood Ave. Bronx, Monday 10 AM. Internment to follow St. Raymond’s Cemetery, James E. McQuade, Dir.”

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

{JR: Note, this NEVER showed on any of the automated searches. Everyone has to be a reporter, writer, and editor. }

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Jasper_Updates
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Jaspers_Missing

Reported by mcALUMdb as “lost”:
No, the mcALUMdb itself is lost. To some extent no surprise. And, it’s discouraging. And, it puts a bigger load on MikeMcE who is supplying the “class look up function” for me.

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Reported by me as “lost”:
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Jaspers_in_the_News

JNews1
JNEWS: Avvento, Paul (MC2007) a Lasallian volunteer

From: Robert T. (1970) Coyne
Sent: Monday, December 24, 2007 10:05 AM
To: reinkefj
Subject: Long Island Catholic article 12/19/2007 edition

I have the following link to an article that mentions Paul Avvento, indicated to be a Manhattan College graduate.

http://www.licatholic.org/news/121907/LasallianVolunteers.htm

Bob Coyne

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http://www.licatholic.org/news/121907/LasallianVolunteers.htm

Vol. 46 No. 39 December 19, 2007

It’s all in a day’s work for Lasallian volunteers
By Mary Gorry Staff Reporter

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Freeport — They teach classes on art, Italian, and physical education. They provide study help and moderate after-school activities. They share experiences with a surrogate family, thousands of miles away from their actual families. It’s all in a day’s work for a Lasallian volunteer working with the De La Salle Christian Brothers.

“The brothers’ mission is simple: provide quality education to children who would otherwise not receive it,” explained Paul Avvento, 22, a parishioner of St. Frances de Chantal Church in Wantagh. “As a teacher, I found this to be very motivating.” Avvento, a graduate of Manhattan College in the Bronx, is a Lasallian volunteer teaching seventh- and eighth-graders at De Marillac Academy in San Francisco.

The Lasallian Volunteer Program connects college graduates to volunteer opportunities in Lasallian missions throughout the United States. Volunteers work and live in association with the De La Salle Christian Brothers for one or more years of service. The volunteers often serve in the brothers’ San Miguel schools, elementary and middle schools that try to provide an affordable, quality education to a population at or below the poverty level.

The De La Salle School here in Freeport, a San Miguel school run by the De La Salle Brothers, is currently host to two volunteers — Jorge Mejía, 22, from California, and Colleen Boyette, 23, from Tennessee. Carly Matsen, 24, a paid staff member at De La Salle from Tennessee, was a volunteer at the school last year. The school, which opened in the fall of 2002, educates boys in the fifth through eighth grades.

These four volunteers all attended colleges operated by the De La Salle Christian Brothers. “One of my professors talked about the program,” noted Boyette, “and I always wanted to do a volunteer program.”

After graduation, “when the time came to look for a job or decide to volunteer,” said Matsen, “I thought this would be a good transition. You have the support of the other volunteers and the brothers.”

“There were many different options to pursue,” Avvento agreed, “such as graduate school, working in New York City public schools, Catholic schools, but this was what I truly felt God was calling me to do at this stage in my life, and my parents have been telling me for a long time to take advantage of this time of my life and experience all that the world has to offer.”

The Lasallian experience does not end in the classroom. Boyette and Matsen both teach subjects such as French, art, and science. While Avvento teaches classes in religion, computers, and music, he also moderates the school yearbook and provides extra study help. Mejía, who teaches health and physical education, is also director of the graduate support system, which follows the school’s graduates through high school to ensure they keep up with the study habits and work ethic they learned at De La Salle.

Besides serving others, Lasallian volunteers receive guidance as educators from the more experienced brothers. “As a new teacher,” Avvento noted, “I saw the program as an incredible opportunity to work on my teaching skills while observing experienced teachers. Living in community with experienced teachers – the brothers – has helped professionally on many levels. Many days, after a tough day of work we’ll discuss what went wrong and what went well at dinner, and they’ll offer the advice that only an experienced educator can. This has made all the difference in the world.”

Despite complete immersion in the Lasallian world through the program, Boyette said that it’s important to try to strike a balance, “to not let the work consume you.”

It’s important “knowing how to balance school life with your personal time,” Matsen agreed. The job can be a challenge. “I love working here and being here, but it can be tough when it seems the kids don’t care and you do care.”

The challenges are worth it, though. “I love working with the kids,” she said. “No day is ever boring.”

“It’s so great when not only do they get what you’re teaching, but they want to learn it,” said Boyette.

“I’m doing what I love,” added Mejía. “I was given the chance to go to a Lasallian school and now I get to give that opportunity to others.”

“If you want to change society for the better, then this is the perfect program for you,” noted Avvento. “It offers many different roles besides teaching, but all of them offer direct service to people in need.”

Being a Lasallian volunteer “is a learning experience,” said Matsen. “You get pushed out of your comfort zone a bit. If you do the program, you’ll find out things about yourself you didn’t know before.”

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Avvento, Paul (MC2007)

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[JR: Great find. This would have slipped under the radar. ]

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From: Mike McEneney [MC1953]
Sent: Monday, December 24, 2007 11:55 AM
To: Reinke’s Jasper (mc68alum) Persona
Subject: Re: [JasperJottingsEditorial] JASPERFINDING: JNEWS: Avvento, Paul (MC2007) a Lasallian volunteer

Dear John,

Paul was also last years recipient of the prestigious Gunn Medal which is awarded to the Senior has done the most to carry on the Jasper tradition. The winner is selected by a committee appointed by the Alumni Society and comprised of Faculty, Administrators and Alumni.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. I forgot that. Getting too old. ]

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JNews2
JNEWS: McDonnell, Jack J. Jr. (MC1959) to Hypercom’s Board of Directors

http:// http://www.foxbusiness.com /markets/ industries /telecom/ article /hypercom-announces- plans-acquire- etransactions- business- line- thales_414708_13. html

http://tinyurl.com/39sqfc

Thursday, Dec. 20 2007
Hypercom Announces Plans to Acquire e-Transactions Business Line of Thales

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PHOENIX, Dec 20, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Hypercom Corporation (NYSE: HYC), the high security electronic transaction solution provider, announced today that:

– It has entered into exclusive negotiations with Thales SA, a leading international electronics and systems group serving defense, aerospace and security markets worldwide, to acquire the e-Transactions business line of Thales.

– It has obtained a $60 million financing commitment from Francisco Partners.

– Philippe Tartavull has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer and President of Hypercom Corporation, effective immediately, and has been appointed to the Board of Directors. He was previously President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company.

– Norman Stout has been elected Chairman of the Board, replacing Daniel D. Diethelm who will remain as a member of the Board.

– Johann Dreyer, Chief Executive Officer and Director of S1 Corporation, has been appointed to the Hypercom Board of Directors, bringing the total number of directors to six. Upon the closing of the intended acquisition of the e-Transactions business line of Thales, Keith Geeslin, Partner of Francisco Partners, and Jack McDonnell, Jr., retired Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and founder of TNS, are expected to be appointed to the Hypercom Board of Directors.

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Hypercom Adds New Directors

In addition to appointment of Philippe Tartavull, the Company announced today the election of Johann Dreyer to the Hypercom Board of Directors, bringing the total number of directors to six.

In accordance with the terms of the Senior Credit Facility, and upon funding provided simultaneous with the closing of the intended acquisition of Thales e-Transactions, Francisco Partners would be entitled to appoint two members to Hypercom’s Board of Directors – Keith Geeslin and Jack J. McDonnell, Jr.

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About Jack J. McDonnell, Jr.

Jack J. McDonnell, Jr., 70, founded TNS, Inc., a leading provider of data communications services to processors of credit/debit card and ATM transactions globally, in 1990, and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from April 2001 to September 2006.

Prior to that, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PaylinX Corp., a software provider for transaction processing, from November 1999 until it was sold to CyberSource Corp in September 2000. Prior to that, Mr. McDonnell founded Transaction Network Services, Inc, in 1990 and served as that company’s President, Chief Executive Officer and director. Mr. McDonnell is also a founder and director of the Electronic Funds Transfer Association. He was the recipient of KPMG Peat Marwick LLP’s 1997 High Tech Entrepreneur Award and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2002 Entrepreneur Award. Mr. McDonnell is a member of the boards of CyberSource and DealerTrack.

He holds a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute, a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Marymount University.

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SOURCE: Hypercom Corporation

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Dear John,

I belive that Jack is a member of the Class of 1959.

Mike

(Thanks, Mike)

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McDonnell, Jack J. Jr. (MC1959)

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Manhattan_in_the_News

MNews1
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EMAIL FROM JASPERS
(Disclaimer emails may be edited for form, but never substance.)

JEmail01
JEMAILXX: Neil O’Sullivan (MC1990) sends along the Manhattan Monthly Newsletter

By Jasper John 68 on JEmail
From: Neil O’Sullivan [MC1990]
Sent: Monday, December 24, 2007 1:27 PM
To: Thomas Fahey; Stephen Rizzi; Denis Troy; Billy Wheeler; Anthony Evangelista; Ernie Brand; Thomas Johnson; Theresa Henry; Shawn T. Kelly; Sprague, Michael; Tom Gilbart; Pat Huvane; Dan Shine; Edward Roche; Sean Healy; Noel Nixon; Patrick Huvane; Tom Fahey; Frank Abate; Woody; Joe Farrell; john reinke; Mike Carlacci; Peter Gustas
Subject: Fw: Manhattan Monthly

Merry Christmas

http://tinyurl.com/2jyqjq

http:// http://www.manhattan.edu /newsletters/ ManhattanMonthly /2007_12/ index.html

{JR: Have all those Jaspers been “recruited” to the Jotting flock?  }

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JEmail02
JEMAILXX: newsletter from Brother Flynn (MC1957)

WHILE NOT TECHNICALLY EMAIL

I did receive a newsletter from Brother Flynn (MC1957).

http:// jxymxu7sn5ho9d.googlepages.com

/20071226FlynnBr.GregoryMC1957Page1of.jpg

has a length of 78 characters and resulted in the following TinyURL which has a length of 25 characters:

http://tinyurl.com/2fkf54

http:// jxymxu7sn5ho9d.googlepages.com

/20071226FlynnBr.GregoryMC1957Page2of.jpg

has a length of 84 characters and resulted in the following TinyURL which has a length of 25 characters:

http://tinyurl.com/yv8rl5

And, I urge you to read it.

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JEmail03
—– Original Message —–
From: “Distribute_Jasper_Jottings Moderator”
Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2007 9:24 PM
Subject: File – Who are you and what class are you.txt

Greetings stranger,

You have asked for admission into a private Yahoo group. But, you didn’t  supply any of the required credentials. For example, if I sent you an  invite, I don’t recognize your email address. If you received an invite  from some one else, they didn’t tell me you were coming. Or, you are not  using your “@alum” email address. You gave me nothing by way of intro, so  my guard is up.

—– Responsorial Message —–
From: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings On Behalf Of Lawrence Weinig
Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2007 9:28 PM
To: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings Moderator
Subject: Re: File – Who are you and what class are you.txt

Lawrence Weinig ’68A
Retiree/consultant

{JR:  Welcome Classmate.   }

{JR: Sigh, I’ll never “retire”. }

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JASPERS FOUND WEB-WISE

JFound1
JFound: Calderone, Adrian (MC1971)

http://fratres.wordpress.com/2007/12/22/foundation-of-catholic-social-doctrines-by-adrian-calderone

Foundation of Catholic Social Doctrines: By Adrian Calderone
Posted on December 22, 2007 by james mary evans

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Catholic social doctrines are catholic in a double sense. First, they are taught by the Catholic Church. Second, they are catholic, or universal, in scope. They apply to everyone regardless of religion. Catholic social precepts are universal because their foundation is derived from what is common to all human beings. This foundation comprises principles of natural law, human dignity and fellowship.

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Mr Adrian Calderone graduated from Manhattan College with B.Ch.E and M.E. degrees in Chemical Engineering. He spent more than three years living and traveling in Asia. Having earned his Juris Doctorate from New York Law School, he now practices intellectual property law. He and his wife Jo live in Brooklyn, N.Y. and have three daughters. His last article in HPR appeared in February 2005.

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Dear John,

I believe that Adrian is a member of the Class of 1971 and received his Masters in 1975.

Mike

(Thanks, Mike. You make this easier.)

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Calderone, Adrian (MC1971)

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MC mentioned web-wise

MFound1
MFound: a sophomore at Manhattan College

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/ news/local/orange/orl-kudos2307dec23,0,4911895.story

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All-Academic Team

Winter Park High School 2006 graduate Amanda McCormick was named to the 2007 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Academic Team while studying environmental engineering as a sophomore at Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York.

She also was awarded the first-ever nationwide American Navy Aces Association Academic/Community Service scholarship for an essay she wrote commemorating her grandfather, William A. McCormick, a highly decorated World War II Navy ace.

She is the daughter of Susan and Michael McCormick of Winter Park.

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JASPER’s BLOGGING

JBlog
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Old
My list of previously reported Jasper Bloggers here:

http://jxymxu7sn5ho9d.wordpress.com/about/jasper-bloggers/

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Sports from College

(http://www.gojaspers.com)

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Boilerplate
Control your own subscription:

(1) Send a message from your old email account to Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com saying that you’re switching.

(2) Send a message from your new email account to Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-subscribe@yahoogroups.com with your name and class year.

To keep me from spamming you, Yahoo only permits me to invite and delete people. I can NOT just ADD your email address.

AND you’re done. With zero extra work for the CIC! :-)

http://www.jasperjottings.com/boilerplate.htm

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Curmudgeon’s Final Words This Week
Well all good things come to an end. John’s renovating. And, my attempts to generate traffic, outrage, or even just interest seems to have flubbed. I appreciate John’s giving me a weekly soap box fro my weekly rants. So in the words of Douglas McArthur “old curmudgeons never die they just fade away”.
And that’s the last word.

Curmudgeon

{JR:  There are people who have inspired me to do this “hobby” and it’s with heavy heart that we turn over a “new leaf”. At least one Jasper gave me content on a regular weekly basis, for that I am grateful. Unfortunately, it’s time to move on.}

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GBu GBA

“Bon courage a vous tous”

-30-

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