Mary Pierce was born in Quebec, Canada, not in the U.S., as I wrote in my earlier post, "Amber Fields of Gray, Mon Cher." Conspiracy theorists will note that this is the second correction I've posted re: Pierce. Sometimes God does not work in such mysterious ways, some will say! Anyway, sorry 'bout that. And a hat-tip to astute reader Lucy, who had a funny comment on this (see below).