HLS Letters

45 Years Or So

  • April 28, 1990
45 Years Or So

April 28, 1990 their, Hey, they're, Udo!-- there, It was certainly good to see you and Anne and Thomas, after a short 45 years or so (in your case).  We had a very nice time, and want to thank you again for the dinner.  (I noticed you didn't order zinfandel.)  We enjoyed meeting Grant and Sandy (who now suspects that I may not be Ken Early).  Mary and Sandy talked over old times in Brooklyn, but I could only talk over old times in Queens, and nobody would have known what I was taking about (except Donald Trump, who is from Queens, but we try to keep that quiet).  Hope your red-eye...

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Congratulations To Anne

  • April 1, 1990
Congratulations To Anne

April 1, 1990 their, Hey, they're, Udo!-- there, Congratulations to Anne on her election.  Next stop Albany.

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Here’s Our Plan!

  • March 5, 1990
Here’s Our Plan!

5 March 1990 their, Hey, they're, Udo!-- there, HERE'S OUR PLAN! According to your letter you will be in Claremont from the 12th to the 18th of April. Easter Sunday is the 15th, and is a family observance with us, so we will not be able to leave Sacramento until the 16th.  We usually take two days to travel to Southern California, so we will arrive at Griswold's Motel in Claremont late in the afternoon of the 17th.  You didn't make it clear whether the 12th through the 18th were open days or you would fly out on the 12th and back on the 18th, leaving the 13th through 17th open.  (See...

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The Adventures Of Shoiman Shoiman

  • March 5, 1990
The Adventures Of Shoiman Shoiman

March 15, 1990 their, Hey, they’re, Udo!-- there, THIS EXCITING TIME & CONDITIONS REPORT IS PROVIDED TO YOU AT NO COST (Please Add 6% For Sales Tax) TIME: 11:21 a.m. TEMPERATURES FORECAST TODAY: HIGH: 68° F., LOW: 43° F. HUMIDITY: 61% BAROMETER: 30.11" Hg. PRECIPITATION PREVIOUS 24 HRS: 0.00" PRECIPITATION TO DATE: 16.03" NORMAL PRECIP TO DATE: 14.85" FORECAST NEXT 24 HRS: CLEAR, WARM TODAY IN HISTORY: U of Nebraska chartered in 1869 THE ADVENTURES OF SHOIMAN SHOIMAN: As I understand the plot, Shoiman is having a dream within a dream. He is unaware of one or the other...

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Rates May Increase Next Year!

  • February 24, 1990
Rates May Increase Next Year!

24 February 1990 their, Hey, they're, Udo!-- there, THIS EXCITING TIME & CONDITIONS REPORT IS PROVIDED TO YOU AT NO COST (Rates May Increase Next Year!) TIME: 9:47 A.M. TEMPERATURES FORCAST TODAY: HIGH: 67º F., LOW: 37º F. HUMIDITY: 60% BAROMETER: 30.20" Hg.↔ PRECIPITATION PREVIOUS 24 HRS: 0.00" PRECIPITATION TO DATE: 14.88"NORMAL PRECIP TO DATE: 13.32" FORECAST NEXT 24 HRS: CLEAR TODAY IN HISTORY: Titan launched in 1960.

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Found By Experimentation

  • February 17, 1990
Found By Experimentation

February 17, 1990 10:27 PM Dear Doktor, You will observe a number of familiar file names, these are what my machine can observe directly on your disk after running CHKDSK.  In addition you will find, I hope.

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Franchises Available!

  • February 6, 1990
Franchises Available!

February 6, 1990 their, Hey, they’re, Udo!-- there, THIS EXCITING TIME & CONDITIONS REPORT IS PROVIDED TO YOU AT NO COST (Franchises Available!) TIME: 03:49 p.m. TEMPERATURE: 78° F. (inside) HUMIDITY: 58% BAROMETER: 30.11" Hg. PRECIPITATION PREVIOUS 24 HRS: (Not yet reported) FORECAST NEXT 24 HRS: CLOUDY DO NOT BE ALARMED by the separate package of exciting enclosures. The goal is neatness and sequence. If you read the enclosures first (which John always did, in spite of my admonitions to the contrary) you won’t understand the relevance of each, and you’ll toss them...

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Not For Resale!

  • January 12, 1990
Not For Resale!

12 January 1990 their, Hey, they're, Udo!-- there, THIS EXCITING TIME & CONDITIONS REPORT IS PROVIDED TO YOU AT NO COST (Not For Resale!) TIME: 11:47 A.M. TEMPERATURE: 71º F. HUMIDITY: 63% BAROMETER: 29,81" Hg.↓ PRECIPITATION PREVIOUS 24 HRS: (Not yet reported) FORECAST NEXT 24 HRS: RAIN We are having rain at this very minute, and the forecast is the same for the next three days.  We are almost one inch below normal precipitation for the seasons, and this is badly needed.  It should increase the snow pack in the Sierras, where our reservoirs are located, and give us enough...

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No Increase In Price

  • December 19, 1989
No Increase In Price

December 19, 1989 their, Hey, they’re, Udo!-- there, THIS EXCITING TIME & CONDITIONS REPORT IS PROVIDED TO YOU AT NO COST (And No Increase In Price Next Year!) TIME: 11:14 a.m. TEMPERATURE: 73° F. HUMIDITY: 57% BAROMETER: 30.12" Hg. PRECIPITATION PREVIOUS 24 HRS: 0.00" FORECAST NEXT 24 HRS: CLEAR XMAS BIZARRE: I agree that the Bee has never equaled that one. So The Daily Star is ahead as of now. But these ol’boys down t’ The Bee has got fightin’ hearts, you better believe it, Udo. I’m counting on them to leave Stamford journalism in a cloud of dust. I can just hear...

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Quick Response

  • December 16, 1989
Quick Response

December 16, 1989 their, Hey, they're, Udo!-- there, This is just a quick response to your quick response.  Normal-size response will follow this response, which is not intended to be a standard response (just a quick response).

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Not The Sacramento Bee

  • December 9, 1989
Not The Sacramento Bee

December 9, 1989 their, Hey, they’re, Udo!-- there, THIS EXCITING TIME & CONDITIONS REPORT IS PROVIDED TO YOU AT NO COST (Source Guaranteed Not The Sacramento Bee) TIME: 08:31 a.m. TEMPERATURE: 62° F. HUMIDITY: 64% BAROMETER: 30.10" mm Hg. PRECIPITATION PREVIOUS 24 HRS: 0.00" FORECAST NEXT 24 HRS: Partly Cloudly THE ABOVE MORE PRECISELY: The time, barometric reading, precipitation and 24—hour forecast can be taken at face value. The temperature and humidity are internalized: in my den. Thus, our overnight temperatures have been in the low thirties when I report something...

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Indian Summer

  • November 20, 1989
Indian Summer

November 20, 1989 their, Hey, they’re, Udo!-- there, THIS EXCITING TIME & CONDITIONS REPORT IS PROVIDED TO YOU AT NO COST (Cheaper By Subscription! Write For Details!) TIME: 09:51 a.m. TEMPERATURE: 61° F. HUMIDITY: 85% BAROMETER: 30.07" Hg. PRECIPITATION PREVIOUS 24 HRS: 0.00" FORECAST NEXT 24 HRS: CLEAR SHORTLY AFTER YOU WROTE, describing your "second or third session of Indian Summer," you must have wondered if the weather man should be trusted. We read here about horrendous weather in the East (not the middle—East), and a tornado in Newburgh, not all that far from...

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Coal Foujin

  • November 9, 1989
Coal Foujin

November 9, 1989 their, Hey, they’re, Udo!-- there, THIS EXCITING TIME & CONDITIONS REPORT IS PROVIDED TO YOU AT NO COST (And Is Tax Deductible) TIME: 07:31 a.m. TEMPERATURE: 70° F. HUMIDITY: 60% BAROMETER: 30.11" Hg.mm PRECIPITATION PREVIOUS 24 HRS: 0.00" FORECAST NEXT 24 HRS: CLEAR COAL FOUJINz’ Thanks for the xeroxed articles. 0n the basis of those plus what I read (not in The Bee), I can see that investigation proceeds, but without the customary fervor of inspired research. My only comment, as a former test-tube washer, is that I have some reservations about the endless...

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Make A Contribution

  • October 22, 1989
Make A Contribution

October 22, 1989 their, Hey, they're, Udo!-- there, THIS EXCITING TIME & CONDITIONS REPORT IS PROVIDED TO YOU AT NO COST (Unless You Want To Make A Contribution) TIME: 07:19 A.M. TEMPERATURE: 70° F. HUMIDITY: 65% BAROMETER: 29.97" Hg.↓ PRECIPITATION PREVIOUS 24 HRS: 0.00" FORECAST NEXT 24 HRS: RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES MANY THANKS for the details on Stanley Featherstonehaugh-Ukridge, whose name is more familiar to me than his fictional adventures, because I have never read the P.G. Wodehouse novels in which he appears.  But that's the way la galette fait pulvériser, as we used...

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Exciting Times

  • September 29, 1989
Exciting Times

their, Hey, they're, Udo!-- there, THIS EXCITING TIME & CONDITIONS REPORT IS PROVIDED TO YOU AT NO COST (Even Though You Don't Want It) TIME: 16:04 P.M. TEMPERATURE: 80º F. HUMIDITY: 59% BAROMETER: 29.90' Hg. ↔ PRECIPITATION PREVIOUS 24 HRS: 0.17" FORECAST NEXT 24 HRS: PARTLY CLOUDY

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