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Re: Idaho State Road Sign Stamp Available
Board: State: Idaho
Reply to: #968586 by IrishRef
Nov 22, 2018 6:37pm
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thanks
Sharp Objects
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Nov 22, 2018 8:26pm
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HBO is streaming all of its programming for free — all weekend long. We just got through binging Sharp Objects. I won’t give this the full blown Captain Slick Kitty treatment but I will highly recomend it. The book was good and the miniseries was equally well done.

No spoilers but a suggestion - pay attention to details and hang in until the end... the very end. ;~)
Re: Turkey Carving?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #968617 by Rocklun
Nov 22, 2018 10:43pm
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Haha I think Holiday Stamps would be Hilarious!/ Fun/ Interesting!Each holiday attempt to plant a box to go along with the day!
Re: 40 for 40!
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #968614 by Brandy
Nov 23, 2018 3:33am
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I want to go. Let me know when
Re: Happy Thanksgiving
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #968588 by mudflinginfools
Nov 23, 2018 3:43am
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Happy Holiday season to you, I know it'll be crazy! May you find many moments of peace, joy, and happiness amidst the LOCO! ;)

Carla
Re: Announcing: POWER PLANT challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #968581 by Helms' Flying Adventure
Nov 23, 2018 4:35am
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I had the same thing happen. I lost 3 to Flo in Fayetteville, and all 3 were hidden higher than the flood levels of Matthew so I thought they were good! I haven't confirmed the ones I have in New Bern and Wilmington yet.

All the more reason to plant some more! Surely it won't happen again so soon...I hope!!!!
Re: Sharp Objects
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Reply to: #968622 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Nov 23, 2018 5:52am
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THANK YOU!
Re: 40 for 40!
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #968614 by Brandy
Nov 23, 2018 6:02am
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How much hiking and how long? I'm double your age.
Eagle Bob
Re: 40 for 40!
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #968614 by Brandy
Nov 23, 2018 6:29am
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We'd love to join in (Sorefeet and I) but we too need to know what the trails are like 'cause we got Eagle Bob beat by a few years!!
Re: 40 for 40!
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #968614 by Brandy
Nov 23, 2018 6:40am
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Let me know when!
Re: 40 for 40!
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #968614 by Brandy
Nov 23, 2018 6:41am
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I'm in the "double your age" club! plus!
I know Ragged Mountain! I'll be with you only in spirit!
Happy Birthday, Brandy!
RIP
Board: Yakking It Up
Nov 23, 2018 6:48am
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When one obituary appeared in The New Orleans Times-Picayune last year, it was quickly called one of the funniest obituaries ever — and for good reason

The obituary was for New Orleans firefighter William Ziegler, 69, and it was truly hysterical, yet it also serves its purpose in letting people know what he was like when he was alive.
You can read the full obituary here:

William Ziegler escaped this mortal realm on Friday, July 29, 2016 at the age of 69. We think he did it on purpose to avoid having to make a decision in the pending presidential election.

He leaves behind four children, five grandchildren, and the potted meat industry, for which he was an unofficial spokesman until dietary restrictions forced him to eat real food.

William volunteered for service in the United States Navy at the ripe old age of 17 and immediately realized he didn’t much enjoy being bossed around. He only stuck it out for one war.

Before his discharge, however, the government exchanged numerous ribbons and medals for various honorable acts. Upon his return to the City of New Orleans in 1971, thinking it best to keep an eye on him, government officials hired William as a fireman.

After twenty-five years, he suddenly realized that running away from burning buildings made more sense than running toward them. He promptly retired.

Looking back, William stated that there was no better group of morons and mental patients than those he had the privilege of serving with (except Bob, he never liked you, Bob).

Following his wishes, there will not be a service, but wellwishers are encouraged to write a note of farewell on a Schaefer Light beer can and drink it in his honor.

He was never one for sentiment or religiosity, but he wanted you to know that if he owes you a beer, and if you can find him in Heaven, he will gladly allow you to buy him another.

He can likely be found forwarding tasteless internet jokes (check your spam folder, but don’t open these at work). Expect to find an alcoholic dog named Judge passed out at his feet. Unlike previous times, this is not a ploy to avoid creditors or old girlfriends. He assures us that he is gone. He will be greatly missed.

Ziegler’s family certainly knew what they were doing when they wrote this. Somewhere, we certainly hope Ziegler is having a good laugh over this.
LL Bean Event
Board: State: Maine
Nov 23, 2018 6:50am
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Hey Kathleen...

Since we had the sub zero temperatures for Thanksgiving, does that mean we will have a nice warm night for the Bean Event???

Ray
Re: Holiday Cookie Exchange tracker
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #968584 by InkTap
Nov 23, 2018 8:12am
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I have opened Round 2 of this tracker, due to several requests. But I love the idea of posting the recipe in the clue so that we can all benefit from the baking love!

Also, I won't say you can't join both, but let's give it a week or so to make sure all new participants have a chance to join. Thanks, guys!
Re: Holiday Cookie Exchange tracker
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #968584 by InkTap
Nov 23, 2018 8:24am
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Since this tracker is filled, is there a chance participants can add their recipes in the clues of their box?
I would love to get some new cookie recipes!

Since the host has given her blessing, I’ll happily add ours when we get that far into it!
Re: 40 for 40!
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #968632 by R
Nov 23, 2018 8:49am
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I’ll probably be doing it after the initial finds, on a Friday, and when it’s warmer.
A Great Author
Board: Reading Room
Nov 23, 2018 10:14am
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My mother was an avid reader. Soon after I graduated from college, she suggested I read the book, War and Remembrance. It was historical fiction that began at Pearl Harbor the day after the attack. It opens with protagonist, Admiral Pug Henry, assessing what's left of the US Navy in the Pacific. The story was about the exploits of him and his family, who were scattered around the world and were witnesses to the events of World War 2. This well written tale inspired me to learn about the real* history of WW2.

The author of the book (and its prequel, Winds of War) is Herman Wouk who, to my amazement, is still alive at age 103. These are truly excellent books that are well worth reading.

Old Blue

I suggest you first read War and Remembrance, as I did. It's not the only time I've done things backwards.

  • There is not a real history of WW2; it is millions of stories, some of which are true, some which are not true, and some a mix if each... just like all history.
HE"S ALIVE!
Board: History is Alive
Nov 23, 2018 10:22am
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One of my favorite historical authors is still alive - Herman Wouk! Go here to learn more about him and why I like his work.

Old Blue
Three times a charm
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Nov 23, 2018 10:26am
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All alone for the anniversary date again.

Tally ho.

Isa
Re: Three times a charm
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Reply to: #968640 by I Stand Alone
Nov 23, 2018 10:36am
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***throws confetti, releases balloons and rolls out the cake****
Re: HE"S ALIVE!
Board: History is Alive
Reply to: #968639 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
Nov 23, 2018 12:15pm
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I see he wrote his autobiography at the age of 100. I didn't know he wrote 'Marjorie Morningstar'.
NJ Letterboxing patches
Board: T-shirts! Patches! Paraphernalia!
Nov 23, 2018 12:19pm
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These are now in hand and can be ordered/purchased!!
https://www.atlasquest.com/gallery/viewphoto.php?photoId=145503
NJ Letterboxing patches
Board: State: New Jersey
Nov 23, 2018 12:20pm
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These are now in hand and available for order/purchase.
https://www.atlasquest.com/gallery/viewphoto.php?photoId=145503
Re: Anyone interested in helping?
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #968513 by Angel Winks
Nov 23, 2018 2:34pm
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Thank you so much for helping get the word out, Angel Winks! We are now up to 151 boxes - 49 more needed to reach our goal!

TeachJR
Re: 40 for 40!
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #968637 by cooledcoyote
Nov 23, 2018 3:17pm
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Happiest of birthdays!!

The trail we picked is on Ragged Mountain, because we wanted a long enough trail to put 40 stamps. As it turns out, it's rather ankle-twisty with lots of hills. Have fun!
Re: Sharp Objects
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Reply to: #968622 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Nov 23, 2018 4:09pm
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Thanks for the heads up on free HBO. We always miss the free weekends. I found a few shows to record that I hadn't seen.
Re: Three times a charm
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Reply to: #968640 by I Stand Alone
Nov 23, 2018 5:32pm
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Aw, it looks like You Are Not Alone .... :-)
Safari Man was there in spirit with me today
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Nov 23, 2018 5:41pm
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I visited Family in VA for Thanksgiving and we went to Williamsburg (I had never been) to see the historical colonial recreation of the original Capitol of Virginia and I noticed a short walk from this area was a cemetery that had 3 Safari Man stamps in it (originally a series of 5 but one was retired and the other was unknown with 4 people in a row not locating it). I got to the cemetery and decided to look for the strikeout stamp anyway. I found the black pouch on the ground beneath the tree it was supposed to be in but there were no contents inside the bag. I saw some empty beer bottles in the area and thought the nearby college kids must’ve found it and perhaps taken it. I was a bit bummed, but still searched the area to see if I could save a Safari Man stamp... just as I was giving up, I started to walk away and I said “I wish I could find this Safari Man stamp” and I looked down, and right by my feet, 20 feet from the pouch, there I found the stamp! I was quite excited to find a limited edition Safari Man stamp that was reported as missing!

So excited that the series that had 3/5 stamps now has 4/5 stamps! I think Glenn was there with me - I thanked him for his help. The other stamps were all where they were supposed to be and in great condition. Today was a great day. Miss you Safari man but thank you for all of your adventures and stamps! I can still see his smile and and remember his fun spirit and kindness toward all. Safari Man Is still making me smile even 5 years after his passing. He will not be forgotten. I look forward to finding more of his Letterboxes...
Only a couple more days....
Board: State: Florida
Nov 23, 2018 5:43pm
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Only a couple more days to get the awesome November Box of the Month! The box will go on to it’s next stop on Wednesday or Thursday!

BB
Re: Soup’s On Trail Conditions Update
Board: Region: Northeast
Reply to: #968452 by RIclimber
Nov 23, 2018 5:47pm
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I thought everyone was making me feel at home. I figured everyone thought I would miss the white stuff so they ordered it up for me.

(FYI: I officially do not miss the cold weather! I’m ready to head back to the sunshine state!)

BB