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From: "Cleland L. Thorpe" <>
Subject: Re: [Melungeon] Me
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002 23:06:48 -0400
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Dennis, I'm sorry to hear of your illnesses. I can relate to having to make
daily trips to medical facilities having had both of my knees replaced and
taking my wife to chemotherapy and radiation treatments. I wish you the best
and a very satisfactory outcome.
Dennis, I think your admonishment should include a couple others who
facilitated these comments in the first place. Some were ask to give it a
rest by more than one but elected to continue to stir which according to my
training seems less than acceptable.
I understand your position and will do my best to adhere to your
requirements but I also must say that I will continue to uphold and defend
my Melungeon people and our heritage.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis Maggard" <>
Sent: Tuesday, August 06, 2002 8:08 PM
Subject: [Melungeon] Me
> Sent this hours ago and it still hasn't hit the list so far as I can
> I'm not one to broadcast my personal problems, but I think I owe to the
> list to point out that beginning last week I have started a month, or so,
> long series of daily medical treatments which require about four hours a
> of my time, going and coming, plus some things I have to do at home. The
> result is that I have not been able to devote the time and attention to
> list that I normally do. Judy would help take up the slack except that
> in worse shape than I am right now.
> I realize this has not been the best time for me to become so inactive but
> it can't be helped. In the mean time I will urge restraint all around.
> definition of Melungeon is a topic on which people have strong opinions,
> myself included, but ultimately it is just a matter of definition. The
> thing that I as moderator am concerned with is that the definition of
> Melungeon not be used to make anyone feel like they don't belong here.
> Finally, I don't want to see any more posts telling people they need
> psychiatric help, psychotropic drugs and/or to adjust their underwear. If
> see any more posts so blatantly disrespectful of one's fellow posters, I
> will unsubscribe the author no matter how famous they are, no matter how
> long they've been on the list, and no matter how impeccable their
> Dennis Maggard
> List Owner
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