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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
Harvey Lankford #14159 05/17/11 06:58 AM
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It could. But not necessarily. You could leave a penny there - it's traditional.


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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
wagga #14163 05/17/11 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted By: wagga
You could leave a penny there - it's traditional.


leave coins to help the deceased pay the ferryman at the River Styx?

Re: What In The World Happened Here?
Harvey Lankford #14166 05/17/11 10:56 AM
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There was a penny drive by schoolchildren to help finance...

Alfred Lord Tennyson contributed this:

Fate that once denied him,
And envy that once decried him,
And malice that belied him,
Now cenotaph his fame.

And Walt Whitman was present.

And after that there was the Toaster.


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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
wagga #14168 05/17/11 01:19 PM
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I was all set to quote some nasty Kiwi jokes about Ozzies.

There is an Edgar Allen Poe house here in Richmond, but no
Fayette street

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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
Harvey Lankford #14169 05/17/11 02:41 PM
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That was a good one wagga. I did not wake up until the poem. The fact that I have never managed to visit that part of town when I'm in MD is no excuse -- I admit that I am usually looking for crab soup or something.

Re: What In The World Happened Here?
AlanK #14170 05/17/11 03:10 PM
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I thought the pinion discussion here would give it away. Raven plus cemetery = slam dunk.

Here is Westminster Hall, an account of Poe's death, and a grisly account of his two exhumations & three burials. Third time's the charm.

And the wiki and, last but not least the Toaster.







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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
wagga #14172 05/17/11 04:04 PM
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I imagine most of us got side-tracked on charms and quarks

plus, I may know human anatomy, but the jump from bird bone pinion to raven to Poe was obscure

Got another one?

Re: What In The World Happened Here?
Harvey Lankford #14175 05/17/11 04:41 PM
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What In The World Happened Here? XXIII:



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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
wagga #14176 05/17/11 05:06 PM
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I love the Raven lunatic clue. That is one I actually get.

Re: What In The World Happened Here?
wagga #14182 05/17/11 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted By: wagga


Hmmmm.... that's obviously from Calif... Is it somewhere between Ventura and Santa Clara?

...I think I found the place:

Re: What In The World Happened Here?
Steve C #14184 05/18/11 06:08 AM
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Right there on M Street. No wonder Steve got it so quickly -- it's between Reedley and Clovis.

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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
AlanK #14193 05/18/11 10:52 AM
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FWIW
My family is from Fresno. My dad lived in Selma and went to Reedley HS. My mom lived in Fowler and went to Fowler HS.

Re: What In The World Happened Here?
Rod #14196 05/18/11 10:59 AM
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though I am not from the Fresno area, I do a lot of business in Parlier, Sanger, San Joaquin....and hopefully adding Orangecove and Selma to the list soon.

but for the life of me, I can't think of anything really important happening in that area.

Re: What In The World Happened Here?
tdtz #14197 05/18/11 11:33 AM
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Wow, it sometimes everyone is connected to Fresno.

Does anything important happen there? In my book, damned straight!

FWIW, I was born in Reedley (Fresno County), although my family moved south when I was 4. My Dad is a graduate of Dinuba HS (Class of '46). I have a fair number of relatives in the Fresno area.

Also FWIW, here is a picture with Steve C taken in the fall of 2006 (in Fresno, of course).

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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
AlanK #14199 05/18/11 12:11 PM
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So, what happened there?


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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
wagga #14200 05/18/11 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted By: wagga
So, what happened there?

I don't know about anyone else, but I was stalling on that.

Re: What In The World Happened Here?
wagga #14202 05/18/11 12:58 PM
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So, what happened there?
Beats me! Some Armenian immigrant built a bakery there in 1922, and it is still running.

...but I doubt that's the answer.

Re: What In The World Happened Here?
Steve C #14204 05/18/11 02:12 PM
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Frank and Jesse James robbed the bank.

Re: What In The World Happened Here?
Rod #14205 05/18/11 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted By: Rod
Frank and Jesse James robbed the bank.

Because they needed the bread?


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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
wagga #14207 05/18/11 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted By: wagga
Because they needed the bread?

Willie Sutton

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