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Topic: A writing contest for free Salter 1020 electronic (2 msgs / 76 lines)
1) From: Jim Gundlach
When I came back home from my hospitalization for brain infection, I  
could not find my Salter model 3003 glass top scales that I used to  
weigh coffee.  My wife told me that when I was sick before going to  
the hospital  I told her that it was broken and I threw it away.   
Well, I went out and bought a much cheaper Salter 1020 electronic  
kitchen scale to weigh coffee.  I have only used it to weight three or  
four single pound batches of green coffee for roasting in my Behmor  
1600. Today my wife found the Salter 3003 and it works fine, I was  
just unable to make it work when my brain was essentially useless  
during the time that my illness was being diagnosed. Instead of  
throwing it away, my wife actually put it up where a sick me would not  
mess with it and the demands of working plus taking care of a messed  
up me caused her to forget what she did with it.  As a result I now  
have two scales, one more than I need.  Given that none of my kids do  
the kind of cooking in which they could use a scale, I have decided to  
give it to a member of the list who wants to weigh coffee.  However,  
since my illness has left me bored with limited activity, I have  
decided to have a contest for it that will give me something to do.
To enter the contest to win the Salter 1020, write and send me an  
essay between 50 and 100 words in length about some aspect of coffee.   
This could actually be something you already posted to the list.  
Remember I am a retired professor and I am used to reading the writing  
of others. You should send the essay to me, DO NOT POST IT ON THIS  
LIST.  I will read them all and pick a winner and send the Salter 1020  
scales to the winner.  This could be a bit of a demanding task so I  
will set the deadline for entries at 6:00 PM Central time, July 10 of  
this year.  I will mail the scales with instruction at no charge to  
the winner I pick.  The criteria I will use is that I find the writing  
most interesting and memorable.  I am not  a  perfectionist and  
grammar errors will not be used to degrade my judgment of an entry.  I  
will not claim ownership of entries so if a writer wants to do  
something else with what they wrote for the contest,  they are free to  
do so.
      My email address is pecanjim(at symbol goes here)bellsouth.net
pecan jim
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2) From: John Letoto
Jim,
I was quite thrilled to read of your offering and the manner in which
you'll be deciding who will be the fortunate recipient.  I agree with
Robert's observation that your posts are getting better and better.
I'm sure your writing is not the only thing you can see improving!
With regard to the contest, I'm sure the list would love to read some
of those entries you find particularly enjoyable -- provided, of
course, that the authors agree.  Just a thought.
-john
smeagolisfree.blogspot.com
On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 7:38 AM, Jim Gundlach wrote:
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