Lamberton writes spelling was correct

In response to “Morden sends note of congratulations, May 7, 2012.

In response to “Morden sends note of congratulations, May 7, 2012.

The incorrect spelling of Mr. Morden’s name was intentional.  I was checking to see if he had suffered a concussion.  Great news Wes!  No concussion!  Actually, I don’t even think you fell down and banged your head.  All indications are that you are suffering from TOYTLS, the “taught one year too long syndrome”!

The elementary poetry had nothing to do with your teaching ability.  It stems from your childhood, probably the three years you spent in Grade 4! “The drums go bang and the cymbals clang” had nothing to do with the “rambling man.”  It was the congregation of monks following the Dalai Lama.  Can’t you see them, all dressed in orange?

The “man of grit by a gravel pit” will have to be left for a future letter after all the independent testing has been completed. Rumor has it that there was a man with a funny hat pulling a rickshaw down Thompson Drive.  I’m not sure if that had anything to do with you, Wes, or with the depth of the gravel pit.

Further to my correct spelling of the name of B. C.’s next premier, I’ve checked all my previous letters and not once was John Cummins’ name mentioned, let alone spelled wrong.

In closing, may I suggest a cure for your case of TOYTLS.?  Go high in the mountains and spend a year meditating (now don’t get that wrong … it’s spelled correctly!).  If this doesn’t cure you, at least it will give temporary peace of mind to others left here in the valley!

Jim Lamberton


Clearwater, B. C.