C.S. + B.H., Youse two guys make up the list of questions and I will call Alberto and ask. I'll record the conversation. Maasland might be able to be talked into do'n the translation. I've been there 3 times and he did remember me the last time last year so I think it's worth a shot. So start think'n and write'n and I'll drop the dime.
Brooklyn, New York
I love you both
> BobHoveyGa@aol.com wrote:
> > In a message dated 8/8/05 3:04:01 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org
> > writes:
> > > Bob Hovey wrote:
> > > >
> > > > (snip for brevity) ...it would be a darned shame if no one was interested
> > > > enough to find out until it was too late and all these guys were
> > > forgotten.
> > >
> > >
> > > Bob, it sounds like you're interested enough to find out before it's too
> > > late, so what are you waiting for.
> > >
> > > Chuck "the helping hand you're looking for is on the end of your arm"
> > > Schmidt
> > > South Pasadena, Southern California
> > >
> > Cheez, Chuck, where'd that come from? I spend at least ten hours a week
> > talking to Masi owners, collecting photos, keeping up the Registry, asking
> > questions and listening to answers. Just because I don't do it all on-list
> > doesn't mean I am not active or attentive or interested.
> > Bob Hovey
> > Columbus, GA
> You missed my point Bob. (Ten hours a week? I spend pretty much all my
> waking hours talking, collecting, asking, listening...<grin>)
> Unless you're willing to go to the source (Italy), learn the language
> (young Italians know English, the really old ones don't for the most
> part), and be prepared to spend sizable amounts of time and money doing
> the research, no new _reliable_ information will be forthcoming.
> Plenty of people are interested, no lack of them! What's lacking is the
> commitment to do the original research, obtaining the _first_ hand
> information. I don't see anyone stepping up, but I'd love to be proved wrong!!!
> Chuck Schmidt
> South Pasadena, Southern California