Found the answer to the question Ron had today. And that was "When replying to an email can I turn off having the original email and all previous response follow along?" Here is how you turn off that automatic feature in Gmail:
You can change this setting so that replies aren't threaded into conversations, but appear as individual messages in your inbox. To do so, go to the General tab of your Gmail Settings, and select the radio button next to 'Conversation view off'.