Thanks to Betsy Sharkey for the article last Sunday ("Illuminating Yesterday -- and Today Too," July 26) and for showing the connection of events then and now as typified by the humor of W.C. Fields.

He truly transcends generations, and his humor is as "spot on" today as it was in the days of "The Bank Dick." As one of W.C. Fields' five grandsons, I am especially grateful.

Allen Fields

San Diego

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