We’ll miss you, Mac.

Wed, 22 Mar 1995 21:09:00 PST

Subject: Chat: Note order

My grandmother had the front of her plantation house washed down every spring. The lady on the next place had *hers* washed down every afternoon. My grandmother referred to her as “nasty nice”.

My grandmother’s reaction to her neighbour is somewhat akin to my reaction to a concern for the *exact* order of notes and tracings in bibliographic records.  A rough approximation will do, just as will an annual washing of the red dust from the front of a plantation house.