Date: Fri, 3 Nov 1995 17:29:43 -0500

From: "Dennis R. Preston" preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PILOT.MSU.EDU

Subject: Re: Hello

Does anyone know the first occurrence in print of 'to not buy a twig from


Your are so polite Ron.


On Thu, 2 Nov 1995, Bryan wrote:

My friend Bryan and I are two aspiring individuals looking for a

way to raise some money to cover our portion of our college

expenses for next semester. We have joined up with a major

Christmas Tree and Wreath distributor to make this opportunity

available. We would appreciate your patronage and support. Please

forward this information to anyone you know who might be


Warmest wishes for a happy and safe Holiday Season.

This is not, in my view, an appropriate message for this bulletin

board. Please don't do this again. I wouldn't buy a twig from you when

you try to sell to me this way. I hope nobody else buys anything,


Warm wishes to you, too.