Date: Wed, 27 Aug 1997 11:20:09 PDT From: barbara harris Subject: Re: squires I remember that when I was a small child just starting to write letters (more years ago than I care to remember or admit to!), my (English) father told me that any male under the age of twelve should be addressed on an envelope as "Master," young men simply by their names (unless they had a rank) and pro- fessionals (if not "Dr.") by "Esq." following their names. Nowadays, I might use "Esq." for my lawyer, who would appreciate and probably be amused by it, and I might send a birthday card to "Master Xly Yson" about to turn four, but that's it. By the way, BCTV has a sports announcer called Squire Barnes, apparently his real name!