Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/05/18

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To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment.”   —   Jane Austen

(Sometimes the flattery and following of others is important to me, but not to the extent where I’m not going to be myself.  Heck!  I know I’m great.  I am a legend in my own mind!  For those who see that . . . huzzah!  For the rest of you . . . thbpbpthpt!!!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I’m not sure how many of you saw this comment from a couple of days ago, so I’m going to re-post it, right here.  There was a Cryptoquote attributed to Stanley Horowitz, on 09/24/16, that I thought was very descriptive.  Well, he recently saw it, or someone pointed it out to him, and he sent this reply:

My name is Stanley Horowitz. I am the author of Winter Is An Etching. I wrote it for the Reader’s Digest in 1983 for $50. In 2016 the Digest returned all rights to me. I wrote other famous quotes for them like, “Nothing lowers the level of conversation more than raising the voice,” and “Worry is a fast getaway on a wooden horse.” Please do not publish my email address or give it out. Thank you, Stanley Horowitz

Pretty cool, huh?  I think it’s the first time the author of a quote, used in the Cryptoquote, has ever written to the blog.  It made my night!      YUR

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9 Responses to “Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/05/18”

  1. 1 roy odom jrh February 5, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Yes indeed, UR, very cool! (I missed your earlier post, sorry.) And classy of Mr. Horowitz to send such a helpful note!

  2. 2 Stanley Horowitz February 5, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    I think you will be interested in this. The next place my poem was published after the Digest, was the Daily Sitka Sentinel in Sitka, Alaska. On December 19 1983 it was encrypted and published in a column of cryptograms entitled, Kryptograms From Katlian.. Regards, Stanley Horowitz

  3. 3 unclerave February 5, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    Wow! Sitka, AK! That is interesting, Stanley. Did you used to live in Alaska back then? — YUR

  4. 4 Stanley Horowitz February 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

    I was never in Alaska. It appears that the writer of the column, who was a retired nurse, just got my poem from the Digest. I’ve been looking for the December 19. 1983 Kryptograms From Katlian column, but haven’t been able to find it. The writer of the column was probably one of the first women to have a Cryptograms column. The column was not syndicated and only appeared in the Daily Sitka Sentinel. Regards, Stanley

  5. 5 unclerave February 6, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Okay, Stanley. I wonder if Rebecca Kornbluh is familiar with that woman? A lot of us think that she MAY be behind our Cryptoquote, but we can’t be sure. The creators of the Jumble are frequent visitors here, but no one behind the Cryptoquote has ever identified them self on this blog. You mentioned, in another comment, that the photo I used in 2016 is not you. Sorry about that. Is there a photo of you, available online, so I can swap out the erroneous with a true one?

    — YUR

  6. 6 Stanley Horowitz February 7, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Eureka, I have found it! I remember how to get the text of my encrypted poem as published in the Sentinel 12/19/83.. Google “cryptograms from katlian 2280” It should be embedded in the entry entitled, “daily sitka sentinel from sitka alaska on december 19, 1983 page 2” Unfortunately there is no photo of me on the Internet, but I will be having some made up.
    Regards, Stanley

  7. 7 Stanley Horowitz February 8, 2018 at 4:44 am

    The name of the woman who wrote the Kryptrograms from Katlian column for the Daily Sitka Sentinel was Gail Fiske Davis. She was the first person to spread my poem through the world. Go to the new Find A Grave Memorial Page. Gail Fiske Davis lived from 1903 – 1995. RIP Gail Fiske Davis. Regards, Stanley

  8. 8 unclerave February 8, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    Very interesting, Stanley! Thanks for remembering someone who was so helpful to your success. We love the attitude of gratitude around here! — YUR 🙂

  9. 9 Stanley Horowitz February 9, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Next week I will have photos taken of myself. In order to email them to you I need your email address. Thank you for righting a great wrong. Regards, Stanley

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