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The Telecom Digest for December 5, 2012
Volume 31 : Issue 284 : "text" Format
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Fundraising appeal (Telecom Digest Moderator)

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Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2012 17:54:27 -0500 From: Telecom Digest Moderator <redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Fundraising appeal Message-ID: <20121204225427.GA1802@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Dear reader, At this time of year, it's a tradition to appeal to people to contribute to worthy causes. I'm sorry to say that I must add another entreaty, this one for a personal cause. My wife was in a car crash on Friday. She got away with a few seat-belt bruises, but the car is a total loss, and as if that weren't bad enough, I found out the next day that the insurance was cancelled because she forgot to pay the bill while I was working in Montana this summer. That means that I have to pay for the damages to the other vehicles as well as finding another car for my wife to use, and (at least around Boston), used cars sell for three-thousand dollars and up. The pictures I took at the scene are at http://billhorne.com/crash - our car is the one the truck operator is in the process of hooking up. I won't pretend that I'm more deserving of support than all the other organizations that people hear from at this time of year. I'm not tax deductable, and although Pat's frequent entreaties left ample precedent for personal appeals in the Digest, I know that times are tough and money is tight even for those who have jobs. I never expected the moderator's chair to be padded, and I'm not going to make a habit of it, but I'm asking for your help. Thanks for thinking about it. Bill Horne Moderator bill at horne dot net has been set up to connect with Paypal My street address is 43 Deerfield Road Sharon MA 02067-2301
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