From: Jackson Tn
Fair morrow, kind Warspite1,
Thank you for your message dated earlier this morning. I am sorry to hear of your illness and wish you a speedy recovery with all due haste.
I will permit your continued breaching of your own thread rules due, in part, to your infirmed status. I must point out that the overbearing negativity regarding the weather, your pending bout with influenza and the like leaves me somewhat depressed. This is counter to your rule #2 wherein you state that, "People viewing this thread will come away feeling all the better for having read the posts here, posts that will be upifting in both tone and spirit." How can details of the volume of your sputum, drug dosages and core body temperature be 'upifting' to us? Honestly, man, what ever happened to a stiff upper lip? Will this generation of gentlemen be known for becoming quivering, shivering, whinging (sic) masses at the first sign of a little respiratory bug?
I think NOT! Get up. Get outside. Have your driver pull your car 'round and get to the country club. Some cigar smoke and brandy is what the doctor ordered. Just to be sure though-ask one of the doctors at the country club what.
Respectfully yours with a stiff upper lip,
So when are you and warspite1 getting married. This love affair between the two of you is quiet touching.
"I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast."- W.T. Sherman