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There's 'thank you' and then there's the really thoughtful thank you note

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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2012 7:51 pm

We had some Christi's museum buddies over for a little barbecue and river cruise Sunday.
 
In typically informal California style, it was mostly pot luck but two of our guests sent WRITTEN thank you notes. Now isn't that the height of anachronistic grace? But they didn't just dash off quick notes. 
 
Suga Moriwoki went to the trouble to invent a new word. She enjoyed the company and thanked us for the "scrumptions." Suga, I'm stealing that!
 
Julie Gillespie, a notorious wit, included a clipping from the Washington State University Daily Evergreen.
 
It was a retraction: "The Daily Evergreen would like to sincerely apologize for an injustice served to the Filipino-American, Spanish-speaking and Catholic communities on the front page ... . (It) stated that the "Nuestra Señora de Buena Esperanza," the galleon on which the first Filipinos landed at Morro Bay, Calif., loosely translates to 'Big Ass Spanish Boat.'
 
"It actually translates to 'Our Lady of Good Hope.' "
 
As the author of many, too many retractions, I want to publicly thank Julie for this journalistic scrumption.

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