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Well, I inhabit a Yankee city in a Southern state, just one of the other ambiguities in my uncertain life. One of my ancestors fought for the South at Phillipi, was captured, and deemed so vital to the Southern War Effort that the Yankees let him go after promising 'not to fight the Union again', the so-called 'Lincoln pill'. Another relative did spend the war years riding with Jeb Stuart, but he was a pretty distant kinfolk at best: interestingly, he had one leg, the original 'Monopod Trooper'. The rest of my kin were Bluebellies. My great-grandfather served in the 206th Pennsylvania in April, '65: he was in the first unit to march into Richmond. I love dropping this on CCV matrons when they get snitty about the War of Northron Aggression. (I can recoup my status, though, as another relative was Adjutant to the Virginia Regiment during the French & Indian War.) So, damn straight, brother, GLORY! Glory, Hallelujah! Save your Dixie Cups: the South shall Rise Again! By the way, there's a camera show in Charlotte next weekend: it will be a grand one for Leica folks, as this is a user show, and there are generally a couple of panicked collector dealers there who, generally, will knock a LOT of their asking prices. Marc email@example.com FAX: +540/343-7315 Cha robh bas fir gun ghras fir!