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Jeez…what a nice letter!!


While we have many things to be thankful for (particularly in the US),

The world is far from being at peace and we still live under the shadow

Of cowards who insist on killing innocent civilians in the name of religion.


Ironic doesn’t begin to cover it.



My thoughts are with our brave men and women of the armed forces who put their butts on the line

Each day to protect us here and give the oppressed peoples overseas that we have pledged to help

a chance at freedom and charting their own destiny.




We are, truly fortunate.



Happy Thanksgiving.



David L. Fisher, SE, PE


Head of Design and Construction


Cape Cod Grand Cayman Holdings Ltd.

75 Fort Street

Georgetown, Grand Cayman

British West Indies


-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis Wish [mailto:dennis.wish(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 8:54 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Happy Thanksgiving, to ALL


To All,

I would like to add the same sentiments as Bill has. We’ve debated heatedly on important issues. Specifically, I would like to direct this sentiment to Stan Caldwell and others I’ve taken specific objection to – it was out of dedication, passion and concern for our profession only. I wish Stan and everyone else the happiest and healthiest holiday season and New Year.  Sometimes the politics of our profession brings out the worst of us, but in the end there is no question that we do what we do because we believe our actions are honorable and we wish to draw attention to what we believe is relevant and important – an alternative opinion based on the facts we present.  I believe the same is true of Stan and others I have disagreed with.

So in closing, I hope that Stan will forgive and understand our compassion to inject our opinions and thoughts into the debate so that others will consider the alternatives and the facts we represent and in the end leave our anger aside and let the members of our profession weigh the value and decide what is best for the future of structural engineering. In the mean time, the next several weeks is time that is dear to our families and none have been more family conscience that Stan – I certainly respect you for this as I do each and every one of you who are close to those dear to you. The best present we can give to those who mean so much is recognition for how much they mean to us whether you believe in a Creator or not – as long as we believe in each other.


My best to all of you and your families during this holiday season,

Dennis S. Wish, PE

California Professional Engineer

Structural Engineering Consultant




-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Johnson [mailto:afjohnson(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 6:37 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Happy Thanksgiving, SEAINT


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 3:32 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Happy Thanksgiving, SEAINT

I thought I’d send out Thanksgiving greetings to the list a day early.


Among the many things too numerous to mention for which I’m thankful this holiday season, I include the SEAINT list. Ya’ll have saved my butt more times than I can count. You people are BRILLIANT!!


Happy thanksgiving to all—and that includes those of you living beyond the fair shores of the U.S.A. I’m sure you’ll find you have much for which to give thanks to your Creator as well!


Regards to my Structural brethren and sisters wherever you may be.


William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.

Polhemus Engineering Company

Katy, Texas USA



Well, thanks a lot BIll. The same to you and to all on the list. Here's hoping we all get through these difficult times.






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