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Re: your mail
Poster: Dick Eney <email@example.com>
On Wed, 24 Jul 1996, Henry Best wrote:
> Poster: Henry Best <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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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