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Goli

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  1. Yup. And the "remedies" for livestock
  2. Heh. Heh. If one of OUR politicians had made the same remark, there would have been an uproar about whether or not the remark was racist, no matter which race the idiot was, and then there would have been another uproar about wearing masks at barbecues Catching COVID w/o mask vs catching fire with mask . . .
  3. Better than we can manage, down here
  4. On the other hand, in some areas we HAVE learned a lot Just finished "Bluenose Magic" - very interesting, but some of the fold remedies for illnesses, etc. Am back safely reading the shipbuilding history, bit by bit.
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    Ahem, i swear i see a rabbit in the lovely fix it wasn't visible in the original
  6. Covering all the bases, so to speak
  7. From the New York Times email update i received this morning: "The situation here is worse than in almost any other country. The U.S. death rate over the past two weeks, adjusted for population, is more than twice as high as Britain’s, more than seven times as high as Canada’s and more than 10 times as high as Germany’s. If Mississippi were its own country, it would have one of the world’s worst total death tolls per capita, CNN’s Jake Tapper noted yesterday." This is what happens when stupid people make a political issue out of a public health crisis. For me, one of the worst parts of this is that i would bet that some of the idiots in Eastern Washington/Idaho are related to my mother's family. Sigh. Idaho is also one of our worst states - most of my mother's family are buried in a little cemetery called "Pleasant View" just across the border, in Post Falls, Idaho. SIGH.
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    to the bad thread for running out and requiring the fix. But both the book and the ode to autumn are just lovely. Heronswood is hosting a group of people making paper - i looked at some of the results yesterday, and they are wonderful.
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    Definitely a knock-out- down to the blue figure down for the count. And the leaves are gorgeous, and will be put to marvelous use, methinks.
  10. i took a break from the ship-building, and read another book by the author of Blue Nose Ghosts - this one was "A Folklore Journey through the Maritimes", and a short one, "New Brunswick Journals of 1811 and 1813", by Joseph Gubbins, a British office assigned to go to inspect the local militias in New Brunswick. Among other things, he wrote about the huge divisions within the US (potential enemy) and that because of the enmity between the Federalists and the Democrats (also termed the Mob), the US was the largest nation that probably couldn't field a unified army Also some remarks about one area where it was illegal to shoot moose, since the moose had been almost exterminated. Ahem. haven't learned much in the last few centuries, have we?
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    Based on this last one - the leaf IS gorgeous - i'm sure the next one will go very, very well
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    This one somehow has a VERY urban feel to it - like walking down an alley and discovering a wall with layers of street art
  13. And the Bluenose was a beautiful ship. One of the books i am trying to get through now is a history of shipbuilders of St. John, New Brunswick. WAY too detailed. so i am skipping lots of lists etc. And reading a little more thoroughly about the builders.
  14. It was quite the surprise when i found my uncle Donald's green card in a box of stuff that i had cleaned out of my Aunt Jennie's things - like other family stuff, i had just put the boxes away for quite a while. Port of entry on the green card was Blaine. That's when i realized that, since they hadn't gone through Ellis Island, which i had sort of assumed, they would have taken the route of sea to Halifax, rail across Canada - we had relatives in Vancouver - and then on south through Blaine.
  15. Both Bluenoses were quite famous in their day - they came up in the books i read earlier - did NOT know, though, that it is still around on the coin i have to say that i really loved Nova Scotia when i visited in 1996 Did not realize at the time that my grandmother and her four sons had passed through Halifax on their way to Seattle.
  16. It was so good, i ordered another book by the same author - this one is "Bluenose Magic" also about weird stuff in Nova Scotia
  17. And have now finished "Bluenose Ghosts" - VERY spooky, stories about foresight, hauntings , , ,
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    EXACTLY what Bess said. Plus, someone should figure out how to reproduce the Leporello on fabric - it would make the most wonderful long scarf. Worthy of a fashion week show anywhere.
  19. There's also a reversing falls, on a river where, when the tide is out, the water runs downhill, when it's in, it rums UPSTREAM - our tour bus hit it at all three times, out, slack - when there is NO motion - and in.
  20. And i just finished "Tidal Life - A Natural History of the Bay of Fundy". Sigh. Bought 25 years ago, and already full of warnings about human stupidity in regards to ecosystems. SIGH.
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    Lovely as can be
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