Thank you, Helen, for your reply. I do look forward to a trip to the South from Minnesota, hopefully in the not too distant future. I would love to see some of your research. You mentioned that you have some materials on disk which you would be willing to share. As of this week, John Ransom's only living child, Josephine Mahler Kutzer (my mother) has become very ill at 92 years old. We have been working with doctors and hope this will be just an illness. She is very strong in will and seems to defy all odds despite having influenza A and pneumonia which may or may not take her life; we take one part of a day at a time.