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by Abigail Van Buren

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DEAR ABBY: Morse code is NOT dead! I am president of the Lone Star Chapter of the Morse Telegraph Club. We have chapters in many cities in the United States and Canada. On May 28, our chapter will have a table at a train show in Fort Worth, Texas, and will demonstrate Morse code sending and receiving. Other chapters also do demonstrations.

We are mostly retired railroad and Western Union telegraphers, but also have members who are ham radio operators. We welcome new members. -- EUGENE WOOD, MADILL, OKLA.

DEAR EUGENE: Oops! I'm pleased to know that the announcement of the demise of Morse code was premature, that some people still use it and there is still an interest in it.

P.S. How do you say "sorry" in Morse code?