|James Elmore||Bud Martin|
|Bob Puterbaugh||Ralph Quilhot|
|Ellen Jay Peyton||Thomas Crocker|
|Bill Radford||Murline Lydon|
|Jody Speer||Helen Wright|
|Prentice Bond||Daris Cathcart|
|Herb Hill||Bunny Hendrix|
|Carol Johnson||Norman Pettigrew|
|Tracy Jones||Vicky Chirnside|
|John C. Ruth II|
Other people, notable in their day and even more notable today, contributed articles, photographs and commentary, as well: Maureen Frazel, Harry Luther, H. Alton Lee, Nat DeLeon, Peggy Rowe, Bert Foster, Dennis Cathcart, Robert B. Marlatt.
In addition to its wonderful photographs, the editors did not hesitate to take on issues of the day - issues which resonate even today. Check the last two issues of Grande for a series of articles on responsible hybridizing which, Elmore stated, "minced no words" and which ignited a heated rebuttal from Bert Foster: "The Case for Responsible Hybridizing" by Nat DeLeon; "The Case for Responsible Hybridizing Revisited" by James Elmore; and "In Defense of Prostitution" by Bert Foster.
Due to the cost of the publication, Grande lasted only one year. In 1981, Carol Johnson edited the first Council newsletter in the format we have used for the last 30 plus years. She did it all before the advent of computers, thus, by hand, pasting each article on boards for photocopying. After her death in 1998, her son Geoff took over the editor's position; upon his death in 2000, Inez and Len Dolotowski stepped up and kept the newsletter going until early 2004. After a year's hiatus, the newsletter resumed publication in 2005, with Karen Andreas as editor.
Carol left her mark on the newsletter, creating the format, the type of content, the often chatty Catching Up and Staying Even. Here is a biography in tribute to this remarkable woman and her son who entertained and informed us for so many years. Carol and Geoff Johnson - The Legends of Pineapple Place
Links to all of the FCBS Newsletters can be found below.
We are missing some newsletters from the early years. If you can provide these to us we would be grateful. I will scan them and return them to you. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The missing newsletters are:
Volume 2 #4, November 1982
Volume 3 #3, August 1983
Volume 4 #3 and 4, August and November 1984
Volume 5 #4, November 1985
Volune 6, All 4 issues 1986
Volume 7, #2, 3 and 4, May, August and November 1987
Volume 8, All 4 issues 1988
Volume 9 #1, February 1989
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