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» Topic: Document Restoration Update - An Administrative History -

The typing portion of the document is nearly done, waiting for the completion of three assignments. If anyone is having difficulties with their assignment please let me know.

I have to say a special thanks to Will Day and Jerry Gilmartin who both did multiple assignments, with Will nudging out top honors with completing a total of nine. I also have to fess-up – each consecutive assignment I doled out to Will, unbeknownst to him, I would sneak in a couple more pages. I’m sure he noticed it; he just had the kindness not to say anything. It kind of reminded me of the way Abbott would dibby up the loot with Costello; one for me, one for you - then one, two for me, two for you, - then one, two, three for me and three for you, although Costello couldn’t catch on why Abbotts pile was so much larger then his, Will was kind enough just to do work, knowing full well I was padding his stash. Thanks Will and Jerry.

The next group assignment I hoping all of you will help with, is locating replacement photos for this document. If I could get everyone to go through their photo stashes and see if they have a replacement copy or a very close/similar replacement. Also if you know the location or have seen any of these in books let me know. Please take a look through the PDF file of the document I recently posted and see what you can come up with. All your help in making this, a top notch document is greatly appreciate.

Thanks to everyone, this document is shaping up to be a nice finished product.
Dick . . . .

Posted By: Dick | Posted on: Oct 10, 2010 - 10:42pm
Total Posts: 961 | Joined: Aug 27, 2006 - 6:36pm

Nine Will??? It makes my head fuzzy just thinking about it. Good job to you too Jerry.

Thanks to all, especially you Dick, for caring.

Posted By: Jeff D | Posted on: Oct 11, 2010 - 12:31am
Total Posts: 1927 | Joined: Dec 21, 2006 - 1:30am

Jeff said it well…..BIG THANKS to everyone on this effort.

Posted By: Mark Culp | Posted on: Oct 11, 2010 - 6:10am
Total Posts: 135 | Joined: Oct 15, 2006 - 2:56pm

A labor of love, Dick. Really fascinating reading, also A great look at the inner workings in the creation of the whole PT organization - warts and all...

As soon as my vision returns, I'll look through my photo stash. lol


Posted By: Will Day | Posted on: Oct 11, 2010 - 6:14am
Total Posts: 1920 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 4:19pm

Thank you Dick, Will and Jerry!

Posted By: TheBridge | Posted on: Oct 11, 2010 - 6:35am
Total Posts: 302 | Joined: Nov 22, 2009 - 3:04pm

Nice job Will, Jerry, and all who typed out pages. I just turnd my pages in to Dick this morning, and sent a bunch of photographs. Can't wait to see the finished product............

Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Oct 11, 2010 - 7:47am
Total Posts: 3181 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am

A quick note to thank and list those individuals that have helped to date on the text portion of this project (members listed alphabetically then non-member friends):

[b]Text inputting contributions:[/b]

Frank Andruss Sr.
Jeff Davidson
Will Day
Jerry Gilmartin
Gary Paulsen
Al Ross
Ted Walther

Paul Gansky, (close friend and technical manual cohort for more then 35 years)
D’Arcy Hale (dear friend and once, my very best phototypesetter/editor)
Mary Ann Washichek (the better half for over 42 years)
Dick Washichek

[b]Photo contributions as of this morning:[/b]

Frank Andruss Sr.
Jerry Gilmartin
Gary Paulsen

Thanks all,
Dick . . .

Posted By: Dick | Posted on: Oct 11, 2010 - 9:31am
Total Posts: 961 | Joined: Aug 27, 2006 - 6:36pm