Read on the THE board, which my Pater rode up 10% the last four days, (how do he and gh time the the market like this?)that you were trained as an archeologist. Ditez-moi, porquoi, why you abandoned such a noble calling to chase the Yankee dollar.
very OT for PV and APB-- one of my neighbors asked me when I was in school if Massachussetts was part of the US. I answered in the affirmative, and he looked at me like I was funnin' him. Folks I grew up around thought that Memphis was were the North began.
Memphis is delta southern. Knoxville is where they think they are educated and want to be Yankees. They even go by Yankee time. A little book learning can mess some people up.
The poor folks in Tennessee are being wiped out by storms. Another eleven killed yesterday. I have been researching storm rooms. I would like to have my own private dog house.
Peter a friend is sending me four books on the early American Indians that are written by Archeologist. Surpose to follow their migration from the West to the East Coast. I should receive them Tuesday. I am really looking forward to reading them.
Have I been able to work into one of my post my favorite commie? Anyway, whoever he was, he ain't alive. What is that saying, the best one is a dead one or the dead one is the best one? The Arkansas Poor Boy
Very nice response. One of my major teaching regrets is something that I allowed to happen in my survey class when I was in graduate school. I asked the class to define "Southerness" both culturally and geographically. The consensus view was that in 1993 only Mississippi and Alabama could be considered truly Southern as states, with pockets existing in Ark, La, SC and South Georgia. A nice young lady from TN, who belonged to the Chi Omegas was almost on the verge of tears, trying to defend the Volunteer State. Also had unfair sport with my students in N.Georgia whose g,g, grandaddies had been Union sympathizers and who presently brandished the stars and bars on their pickups. All of this very unfair and inconsiderate on my part to their burgeoning sense of identity and imagined community.
Nous Sommes Tous Du Sud, pour bien et mal.
peter, cajun is right, st francesville is beyond compare. we own part of pointe coupee a few miles north and when i was about 9 while hunting squirrels one morning there, at dawn a pileated which had a 6 foot wingspan started scolding the world and flew into a tall widow maker about 10 yards in front of me and 40 feet overhead. the biggest woodpecker i have ever seen and i saw the ivory bill specimens in the drawers at the LSU ornithology museum. (my roomate was john farrand, you know of his grandfather, the klickitat authority).
see how just thinking of that area can make you poetic?
i posted the 2 articles from the wsj on the claytie board, but the thing in my mind right now is:
i think carl rove is really giving bush the best way out, the guy who could not even answer the question of who ran what country is now taking questions from the floor at the johns hopkins advanced school, he did good, lincoln is what people think of when they think of this country and they are selling it. just need al jazeera to show it and interprete it fairly.
PV et al,
A rather odd but interesting report, I think. CR +3.2, MG -3.9, D -4.2.
Refinery utilization helps to explain part of the latter two as it dropped slightly to 85.6%. Imports of Crude actually fell 414 mbbls./day over prior so the relatively large build is less easy to understand.
Demand at MG is said to be up 1.2% y-o-y while, on the same basis, D is down 3.8%.
Geneesee -good (Rochester)
Pickwick (Boston) called the chanpagne of bottled beer but was an ale very strong --good
Narragansett, Old Tap,Dawson,Bohemein(sp) ok
Several in Omaha -ok
the list goes on but my typing doesn't
but Utica Club Ale--bad
apology for not contributing enrergy on this great gasser board
Mason-Dixon Line, boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland (running between lat. 39�43'26.3?N and lat. 39�43'17.6?N), surveyed by the English team of Charles Mason, a mathematician and astronomer, and Jeremiah Dixon, a mathematician and land surveyor, between 1763 and 1767. The ambiguous description of the boundaries in the Maryland and Pennsylvania charters led to a protracted disagreement between the proprietors of the two colonies, the Penns of Pennsylvania and the Calverts of Maryland. The dispute was submitted to the English court of chancery in 1735. A compromise between two families in 1760 resulted in the appointment of Mason and Dixon. By 1767 the surveyors had run their line 244 mi (393 km) west from the Delaware border, every fifth milestone bearing the Penn and Calvert arms. The survey was completed to the western limit of Maryland in 1773; in 1779 the line was extended to mark the southern boundary of Pennsylvania with Virginia (present-day West Virginia). Before the Civil War the term �Mason-Dixon Line� popularly designated the boundary dividing the slave states from the free states, and it is still used to distinguish the South from the North.
Just had to add to this important survey as the worst I've ever drank was called
" Fishers Ale" which we drank in high school as it sold for $.69 per six-pack.
The next has to be what my uncle used to serve us at card games in Wisconsin : 'Pabst Light', one could stand it in a long necked bottle but the stuff in cans wasn't worth pouring on the ground as it probably would fall under the EPA category of ' ground water contamination'.
TRADE WELL and PROSPER...TODD
Excellent guess. For a brief period in the mid to late 70's before the bankruptcy I was the operator of the Boston Store garage and the open lot that was just off the main drag. We also had all of the City contracts to operate the parking facilities in Corning and Elmira. We got these by buying a small Syracuse operator, Dutch Parking in '77.
Matts Premium and Utica Club--decent beers actually.
I can't say that I miss traveling to Utica. Not a lot to do there. Talk about how things change--all of the old New York up-state mill towns near the Erie Canal were once some of the wealthiest places in the US. I once went into a mansion on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo that had it's original gold leafed walls in three of the principal rooms.
Same as the Connecticut and Massachusetts and Maine mill towns--after WWII, the lack of cometitiveness vis a vis other lower cost states. You probably scrapped millions of tons of once highly productive equipment that sold for pennies a pound.