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Re: your mail

Poster: Dick Eney <dickeney@access.digex.net>

On Wed, 24 Jul 1996, Henry Best wrote:

> Poster: Henry Best <jstrauss@gmu.edu>
> On Thu, 25 Jul 1996, Phillip Jones wrote:
> > Craig Shirgold is a 7 year old boy who lives in Keen, N.H. He is dying
> > from an inoperable brain tumor. He made a wish to Children's Wish
> > Foundation, that he wants one million get well cards sent to him by
> > August 15th so he can make the World Book of Records before he dies.
> > Cards can be made or bought. Please send the cards to the following
> > address:
> > 
> Amazing. These things really do have a life of their own. Unless I
> am very much mistaken, this is one of the net's urban legends, 
> travelling through the net in cycles like a  standing wave.
> Meaning no disrespect, but:
> Would one of the hardcore netgeeks please verify this before we 
> continue? Greg, Robyyan, Kendrick?

It doesn't take a net-geek to identify this one.  Craig Shergold was sick
back when I was in high school (I'm 48 now); he got better, and last I 
heard he was in his 30s and happily married, but long before that, his
post office, the organization, and he were heartily sick of postcards.

-- Tamar Lindsay (who did indeed call the organization once (about 5 years
ago), just to be absolutely sure, and it is indeed the same *&%*#@ old
urban legend, long predating the net) 

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