鈥楶lease, dear grandmother, be more explicit. Is there anything new? You threw out vague hints in your last letter; but I am still quite in the dark.鈥? One more thing. If you're really looking for my advice here, trying to get something serious out of thisexercise I put myself through, remember: these rules are not in any way intended to be the TenCommandments of Business. They are some rules that worked for me. But I always prided myself onbreaking everybody else's rules, and I always favored the mavericks who challenged my rules. I mayhave fought them all the way, but I respected them, and, in the end, I listened to them a lot more closelythan I did the pack who always agreed with everything I said. So pay special attention to Rule 10, and ifyou interpret it in the right spiritas it applies to youit could mean simply: Break All the Rules. I am not aware that there has been anything peculiar in my pronunciation of that name鈥攐r in my manner to Mrs. Disney, said Mr. Crowther, looking at his boots, but with a malignant smile lurking at the corners of his heavy lips. It goes back to what I said about learning to value a dollar as a kid. I don't think that big mansions andflashy cars are what the Wal-Mart culture is supposed to be about. It's great to have the money to fallback on, and I'm glad some of these folks have been able to take off and go fishing at a fairly early age. 鈥業t is cruel to keep me in this suspense, mother,鈥攆or you have been one to me always. I implore you to tell me the whole truth.鈥? He has nothing except what I choose to give him. In five minutes the change was effected. In addition to a lot of educational institutions, recipients of Walton family gifts include church groups andcommunity projects like zoos and libraries and recreation facilities. We support hospitals and medicalresearch programs. We fund arts groups and theater groups and symphonies. We give to conservationand environmental causes and veterans' groups, as well as to economic development groups and freeenterprise groups. We support public schools and private schools. Since charity almost always begins athome, many of the recipients are in the communities or at institutions to which Helen and I, or ourchildren, have personal ties. But we have also supported national organizations and even a few localcauses of national importance in such cities asNew YorkandWashington. Helen has been actively, andpublicly, supportive of a number of institutions, including the Presbyterian Church, the University of theOzarks, and theNationalMuseumfor Women in the Arts. And I have supported such groups as theCitizens Against Government Waste, Students in Free Enterprise, and the Arkansas BusinessCouncilwhich folks around here insist on calling "The Good Suit Club."We also have some pet projects to which Helen and I together are strongly, and personally, committed. Sometimes, of course, that leads me into mistakes.