I think I have made this request before, but I will make it again. If you want to get in touch with Fred Smith, or you have a question about Fred Smith, and Fred Smith is fairly widely known in the Model T community, please... please... make your subject line a little more explanatory than just "Fred Smith." For example, "Looking for Fred Smith," or "Need Fred Smith's e-mail address," or "Has anyone talked to Fred Smith lately?" When I see just a name as a subject, it has too often in the past been a death notice and posts like that make me nervous about the guy. Please, type a couple of more words and save many of us a moment of concern.
Fred Smith crushed under mountain of fecal matter - expected to survive.
Make that Male Bovine Fecal matter!
Anything beyond a solemn evocation of a name without explanation is fine. I am at an age where too many contemporaries are dying, and I don't need to think that there is another one, only to find out that someone wants his phone number....
In the military, we referred to this as a "POC", or "point of contact", when looking for
how to get in touch with someone.
Perhaps a thread header such as "Need POC for Fred Smith" would be a good solution ?
Clear and concise .... direct and to the point.
Of course, we all know the saying, .... You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make
him fish ! Give people the best possible tools for the job, and they still use their fingers.
What's that other saying ? Buy 'em books and send 'em to school, and they still want
to eat the books !
Well, Dick, it looks like your request lasted for a little over an hour.
I did a People Finder on Fred Smith and learned that there are over 80 of them in the US. If I look for Fred T, Fred S, Fred C, etc. the number rises considerably.
Fred W gives me numerous references to Fed EX and if I change the search to Frederick Smith or Fredrick Smith it gets worse.
Dick - please be more specific about which Fred Smith almost gave you a heart attack, because I'm sure that one died in the past few months.
Fred,you probably found my neighbor or his father with that Frederick search.
Did you say Frederick?
My secret is now out!