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Re: Merry Xmas to Theos-l

Dec 31, 1996 02:08 PM
by M K Ramadoss

At 01:47 PM 12/31/96 -0500, you wrote:
>Gerda is a very short, blond woman with a round face and glasses.  I am a
>medium short round man with dark hair, a prominant nose and glasses and we
>were known at that time as the Chuck and Gerda Show around Olcott usually
>mentioned in hushed whispers with a sort of "what are they doing now?"
>Anyway, the fieldwork idea is still in practice, though they use a different
>name for it now, I think.  The groups liked the idea of speakers, but there
>were some very funny things that happened, like the time they flew Tim Boyd
>somewhere to talk to six people and when they figured out how much it cost
>per person the HQ folks were not happy at all.
>Chuck the Heretic

In mid 1970s, they had travelling lecturers - not shuttling ones and in one
instance a new member joined TS on account of a *free* *Public* *Lecture*
followed by *free* private consultation. The member could not believe that
the *lecturer* would not accept any fee for the time that was spent
counseling. This member later became the most active member of a lodge in a
large city and was so for nearly 20 years when the member became quite old
to carry on the work. The most interesting thing was that this lecturer who
travelled all over USA, is *not* a PhD and I think does not even have a degree.

Thought some of you may be interested.


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