translation please?

(by Carlos for everyone)

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From: MSN Nicknamewendyhah  (Original Message) Sent: 9/14/2007 2:11 PM
My sister's good friend from church found this while going through her late mother's papers. She is curious because it has her birth date on it.

My sister used to know Gregg shorthand, but is having a difficult time deciphering this. Can anyone help us? We'd be so grateful!!

Also, there is a couple of words written in pencil at the top left side... not sure who wrote it, but it says: 12-5-60 Miss Terry?
(seems like "Miss Terry" would be "mystery"?)

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From: MSN NicknameAnniversaryFan1 Sent: 9/14/2007 2:30 PM

It's not Gregg Shorthand.  That would be a big reason for her difficulty.  This looks like it is Pitman Shorthand. 

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From: MSN NicknameAnniversaryFan1 Sent: 9/14/2007 2:32 PM

Miss Terry is just what it says.  That part is longhand.  :) 

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From: MSN NicknameTheDangerArranger Sent: 9/14/2007 5:59 PM
I shrug whole-heartedly. It almost looks like Thomas Natural, but none of the outlines seem to make sense in it.

—Andrew Owen

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From: MSN NicknameGeorgeAmberson1 Sent: 9/14/2007 10:57 PM
It is, indeed, Pitman Shorthand.

Being out of practice for so long---and reaching only half-way through the theory, anyway--I can only pick out bits and pieces.
The short forms, in particular, one forgets.

There is a woman in Colorado who transcribes the various Pitman varieties, but she's not cheap. You can find her by Googling Dorothy Roberts Pitman Shorthand.

Alternately, the gentleman who runs The Joy of Pitman Shorthand might be able to transcribe, or knows somebody who can. Fortunately, the sample is in excellent condition.

If you are able to get this deciphered, it would be interesting to hear what it says.