Welcome to Frank Mentzel, JHWS, “Merridew” to Charter Membership

The Society welcomes heartily Mr. Frank Mentzel to Charter Membership.

Frank writes:

I first encountered Sherlock in the summer before Junior High School.  I have been a Sherlockian since but only had it become active about 20 years ago.   Upon retirement in 2001, the interest became a mania.  I am active in several scion societies (which I will list at  the end) and have for the past 5 years been teaching “Appreciating Sherlock Holmes,” a Life Enrichment class for a local community college.  The course was created in 1989 by the late Phil Sherman (2 Shilling BSI).  I have always been know for my bad memory and always tell the class and my fellow Sherlockians that because of that I can enjoy a new Sherlock every time I read a story.  I love Sherlock in every form and have a large collection of pastiches and videos as well as a room full of collectibles.

I am active in (in time sequence):

The Six Napoleons of Baltimore
Watson’s  Tin Box
The Denizens of the Bar of Gold
The White Rose of York
The Society of the Naval Treaty
The Carlton Club
The Red Circle
The Diogenes Club of Washington, D.C. (in formation)

And we now welcome Frank with the greeting of the Society to members:  “You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.”


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