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Reports greatly exaggerated

Dear Bill

Concerning the mistaken report of Waser's death: many years ago, my uncle Julio Bernal (who lived with us at my parent's house) was reported to have died in an air crash. The report was incorrect.

Since he was a very well-liked person, people started arriving at the house in funeral regalia to give us their condolences. After a while, my mother and my uncle got fed up with having to explain and provide refreshments. So, my uncle took a comfortable chair and sat at the porch sipping coffee. It was remarkable the number of cars that slowed down to enter our drive and, suddenly, accelerated away.

Ivan Bernal, Houston, TX