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Patriot Charles “Chuck” Schantag, Jr., 64, Branson, MO, died from a massive heart attack on Thursday, February 23, during an outdoor shooting activity. A disabled Vietnam veteran/Marine/India Third Battalion, Fifth Company, and wounded during the Tet 68 Offensive, he was a recipient of the Military Medal of the Purple Heart
Is this just me? I’ve been more than once bitten by the tones in my Internet emailed messages. I thought I’d learned from the past, but along came someone who misinterpreted what I wrote, probably due to tone. Once again, I've become shy, unsure ofmyself.
As for "bitten"– My ancestry includes England where a late 1400s printer translated an Aesop fable line from Greek to "He that hath ben ones begyled by somme other ought to kepe hym wel fro(m) the same." Through centuries of translations came the phrase, “once bitten, twice shy.”
by Marcia Sargent