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From: CllnBill <>
Subject: Re: Williams
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 23:58:10 EST
We citizens of the USA shouldn't be too hard on ourselves when it comes to
geography. Our schools have been woefully lacking in teaching the subject.
It is hard enough to keep track of our own huge country. I have always known
where Cornwall was (I went to school when they taught the subject) but I have
learned so much more about the details of their geography as well as their
customs and history from the generous people on this line. That is why the
line exists, to help each other learn. We have the best of the deal but there
are times when we can inform our cousins across the pond about the countries
to which their ancestors came. No, Ken, I do not expect a flame war, a debate
perhaps, but no fire. It is fascinating and informative to listen to the
debate from those whose lives are affected by the politics of the country. I
can understand a little passion.
Colleen in California, where we are celebrating the 150th year anniversary of
the discovery of gold which a lot of our ancestors came to mine.
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