Re: Theos-World Re: TS - Elvira Carbonell & her letter to GC
May 25, 2008 04:39 PM
When I first received the snail mailed letter from Betty Bland, from the
diction, vocabulary and style, it was clear that someone with excellent
command of English language must have drafted and/or edited it, because it
was too good to be written by her. In closing lines of the letter quoted by
"I am sending this to every Gen Sec. You may see lightening striking me!
Feel free to share it with others. BB"
When I looked at the word "lightening" in the dictionary, its definition is:
"the descent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity, occurring toward the end
of pregnancy, changing the contour of the abdomen and facilitating breathing
by lessening pressure under the diaphragm."
I am sure this is not what she meant!!!
On 5/25/08, prmoliveira <email@example.com> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org <theos-talk%40yahoogroups.com>, mkr777@...
> > Does any one know about the current whereabouts of Elvira
> I have been told by a non-Indian friend and long time resident at
> Adyar, who is not a member of any Committee, that Elvira Carbonell
> took up residence in Pondicherry after she left Adyar. According to
> the same friend, Elvira also told some Adyar residents that she had
> decided to stay in India and not to go back to the US because she was
> convinced John Algeo would win the election.
> More recently an Indian member, from Bombay, wrote to me and said
> that he had received an envelope from Pondicherry, but without the
> sender's address on it. When he opened it, he discovered that it
> contained a copy of Betty Bland's letter of 19 March 2008 on one side
> of the paper, and on the other Radha Burnier's letter of 12 March
> 2008. I have since been informed that this letter has been received
> by a number of TS members in different parts of India. The envelopes
> did not carry the sender's address on them, but had been posted in
> As far as I know, there is no TS Lodge in Pondicherry. The identity
> of the sender of such letters remains unknown. However, whoever sent
> these letters had access to addresses of a number of TS members in
> I received a copy of Betty Bland's email message referred to above,
> which contained the text of Radha Burnier's letter to the General
> Council members (which was sent by air mail), on 21 March 2008 from a
> friend in New Zealand. I reproduce below the opening information in
> Betty's email:
> "----- Original Message -----
> From: Betty Bland
> To: Betty Bland
> Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 1:52 PM
> Subject: International elections
> I am sending this to every Gen Sec. You may see lightening striking
> Feel free to share it with others. BB"
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