Date: Thu, 26 May 1994 18:23:00 EDT

From: "Dennis.Preston" 22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.EDU

Subject: More Old Mail ("mooning")

Bad enough that the weather is so crappy here in East Lansing (when I am sure,

it is comfortable and steamy in Louisville); added to it, I am almost brought

to tears by Dennis Baron's account of his standing by the side of the field

during childhood games, unchosen by us All-American types.

First, if he had read an earlier message of mine, he would have taken heart

that we might have chosen him to play pigtail (behind the catcher) in our

softball/baseball outings.

Second, in spite of my obvious lower Midwestern/upper Southern roots, he

should know that I am really a Pekelnicky (an obviously Slavic loan name into

Hungarian) and not so thoroughly All-American as he might suspect. (What could

my daddy do? He left the comfort of southern Illinois coal-mining Hungarians

to open a paint and wallpaper business in southernIndiana.)Pekelnicky's Paint

Store? No way.

Sadly (with the vision of a tearful but well-washed Dennis B. standing by the

side of the field).

Dennis P.