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Wow Lyle, another interesting and informative article. That's two for two over the past two weeks. Particularly enjoyed your commentary about the Masonic funerals.

I have only attended one Masonic funeral and it was quite disappointing. Family and friends, all non-Masons, sat along one side of the room while the rituals were performed. None of us understood their meaning and when concluded we were asked to go to another room where lemonade and cookies were served.

The decedent's family were nearly in tears as they had assumed that their relative's friends would have made some appropriate remarks. Having known the deceased for 30 years, and worked with him for half that, it would have been easy to relate some absolutely hilarious experiences with him.

If the Masons had communicated better with the non-members that might well have happened and the family would have felt better about the service

/s/Sid Colquitt
Escondido, CA.

Charlie Daniels Commentary

God bless Charlie Daniels.

I would like to see his comments read to our gutless Congress and their reaction to how the American people really feel. Politicians seem obsessed with coddling the Latino vote and ignoring the wishes of the voters who put them in office. It's time for a political revolution. Support candidates that will stand up and show some backbone to enforce our immigration laws. (We don't need new ones). Thank you Lyle for printing the truth. Keep up the good work.

/s/Richard Miller

The Cottonmouth

Lyle; Your account in the latest edition of THE PAPER, of the happy-go-lucky Cottonmouth who involuntarily contributed some fishbait, is only part of the story. In the first place, the story is absolutely true, but is not the whole story. Attached is the "rest of the story," as Paul Harvey might have said. This and a number of other ANECDOTES have appeared in the San Diego Herpetological Society's monthly newsletter. I enjoy the privilege of having in my possesion many of these factual accounts by the collector, one B.S.Trooly, who's brief bio is also attached, for your edification.

/s/John Tashjian
(Hmmmm. BS Trooly you say?)


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