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Ed: Well, it seems from your
response to my last letter that you're beginning to doubt my veracity as
to the nudist status, so I'm sending you a copy of my AANR membership
card, which shows my dates of membership. Of course, for good reasons,
I've blocked out our last name and membership number. As for the postcard,
I've had a very difficult time convincing my wife to snap the picture. It
seems she's a little concerned about who might see it once it leaves our
control. For the sake of harmony in the home, I just have to go with that
appreciated Ria's use of signage
to get the jump on the curious and often not-so-tactful she encountered in
the hospital. That was exactly the idea behind the P-shirts I came
up with years ago, and still use today. I love T-shirts and often use them
to convey messages. I have one (not P-related) that states on the front
pocket "Nudist in Disguise."
That causes as much stir as the P-shirts, if not more.
think one of my P-shirts has just the right wording for your sign to take
to meetings with you. It states. "There's nothing wrong with me.
You're just seeing red spots in front of your eyes." [Click
here for more of Roger’s T-shirts. -Ed]
the way, I haven't seen any real results from the filtered
water yet, but it's a little hard to tell as I usually get some
significant clearing with trips to camp in the summer anyway. I'm going to
keep using it, however, and maybe I'll be able to see if it helps in the
fall and winter.
As always, best wishes and thanks for the site. Keep up the good work. -Roger D.
Response: It’s true a
picture is worth a thousand words. Not
only does your membership card prove the “veracity” behind your claim
to being a nudist, it tells us an important anniversary has just past —
your twentieth year as a card-carrying member of the American Association
for Nude Recreation. Congratulations
are in order!
membership card also nips in the bud any potential continuing clamor on my
part to see a post card. Well,
let me just refine the clamor a bit.
I was never — I realize now — specific enough.
Please do not feel obliged to send us a postcard sporting a picture
of you snapped by your wife! What
I had in mind was more like the postcard I received from a secretary while
she was vacationing in Europe about twenty years ago:
It was a picture taken at Costa del Sol in Spain, specifically, on
a nude beach. None of the
folks in the photo could have been on that beach twenty years earlier —
at least not without a diaper. Do
you get my drift?
Thanks for shedding light on the subject, Roger. I’ll expect a filtered water update towards the end of the year. -Ed