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Obama is coming for your guns. Here’s the schedule.

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Recently I posted on Facebook about a co-worker (NOT a friend) who believes President Obama is coming for your guns this year since he hasn’t come for your guns during his first seven years in office.

Apparently, President Obama reads Facebook because I got this letter from him dated the same day as my Facebook post.

Letter from Presidento Obama

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If the President of the United States would like to impose on me, well, I have no problem with that.

So after a lot of work and phone calls to cities throughout the nation to make arrangements for the tour, overnight housing, snacks, potty breaks, etc., I have come up with the following schedule:

Washington, D.C. — Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Baltimore, Maryland — Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Dover, Delaware — Friday, January 15, 2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — Saturday, January 16, 2016
Atlantic City, New Jersey — Monday, January 18, 2016
Newark, New Jersey — Tuesday, January 19, 2016
New York, New York — Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Stamford, Connecticut — Saturday, January 23, 2016
New Haven, Connecticut — Sunday, January 24, 2016
Providence, Rhode Island — Monday, January 25, 2016

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Boston, Massachusetts — Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Manchester, New Hampshire — Friday, January 29, 2016
Portland, Maine — Saturday, January 30, 2016
Bangor, Maine — Sunday, January 31, 2016
Montpelier, Vermont — Monday, February 01, 2016
Plattsburgh, New York — Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Albany, New York — Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Springfield, Massachusetts — Friday, February 05, 2016
Hartford, Connecticut — Saturday, February 06, 2016

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Scranton, Pennsylvania — Sunday, February 07, 2016
Binghamton, New York — Monday, February 08, 2016
Syracuse, New York — Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Rochester, New York — Thursday, February 11, 2016
Buffalo, New York — Friday, February 12, 2016
Erie, Pennsylvania — Saturday, February 13, 2016
Cleveland, Ohio — Sunday, February 14, 2016
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — Tuesday, February 16, 2016
State College, Pennsylvania — Thursday, February 18, 2016

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania — Friday, February 19, 2016
Frederick, Maryland — Saturday, February 20, 2016
Washington, DC — Sunday, February 21, 2016
Richmond, Virginia — Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Virginia Beach, Virginia — Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Rocky Mount, North Carolina — Thursday, February 25, 2016
Raleigh, North Carolina — Friday, February 26, 2016
Fayetteville, North Carolina — Saturday, February 27, 2016
Wilmington, North Carolina — Sunday, February 28, 2016

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina — Monday, February 29, 2016
Florence, South Carolina — Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Columbia, South Carolina — Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Augusta, Georgia — Thursday, March 03, 2016
Charleston, South Carolina — Saturday, March 05, 2016
Savannah, Georgia — Monday, March 07, 2016
Jacksonville, Florida — Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Orlando, Florida — Friday, March 11, 2016
Miami, Florida — Sunday, March 13, 2016
San Juan, Puerto Rico — Monday, March 14, 2016
Miami, Florida — Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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Tampa, Florida — Thursday, March 17, 2016
Gainesville, Florida — Saturday, March 19, 2016
Tallahassee, Florida — Monday, March 21, 2016
Pensacola, Florida — Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Mobile, Alabama — Friday, March 25, 2016
Montgomery, Alabama — Sunday, March 27, 2016
Albany, Georgia — Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Macon, Georgia — Thursday, March 31, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia — Saturday, April 02, 2016

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Charlotte, North Carolina — Monday, April 04, 2016
Greensboro, North Carolina — Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Charleston, West Virginia — Friday, April 08, 2016
Washington, DC — Sunday, April 10, 2016
Morgantown, West Virginia — Thursday, April 14, 2016
Toledo, Ohio — Saturday, April 16, 2016
Detroit, Michigan — Monday, April 18, 2016
Ann Arbor, Michigan — Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Lansing, Michigan — Thursday, April 21, 2016

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Flint, Michigan — Friday, April 22, 2016
Bay City, Michigan — Saturday, April 23, 2016
Alpena, Michigan — Sunday, April 24, 2016
Mackinaw City, Michigan — Monday, April 25, 2016
Traverse City, Michigan — Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Grand Rapids, Michigan — Wednesday, April 27, 2016
South Bend, Indiana — Thursday, April 28, 2016
Indianapolis, Indiana — Friday, April 29, 2016
Columbus, Ohio — Saturday, April 30, 2016

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Cincinnati, Ohio — Monday, May 02, 2016
Louisville, Kentucky — Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Lexington, Kentucky — Friday, May 06, 2016
Knoxville, Tennessee — Sunday, May 08, 2016
Chattanooga, Tennessee — Monday, May 09, 2016
Huntsville, Alabama — Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Birmingham, Alabama — Thursday, May 12, 2016
Jackson, Mississippi — Saturday, May 14, 2016
New Orleans, Louisiana — Monday, May 16, 2016

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana — Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Lafayette, Louisiana — Friday, May 20, 2016
Lake Charles, Louisiana — Sunday, May 22, 2016
Orange, Texas — Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Jasper, Texas — Thursday, May 26, 2016
Shreveport, Louisiana — Saturday, May 28, 2016
Little Rock, Arkansas — Monday, May 30, 2016
Memphis, Tennessee — Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Nashville, Tennessee — Friday, June 03, 2016

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Evansville, Indiana — Sunday, June 05, 2016
St. Louis, Missouri — Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Springfield, Illinois — Thursday, June 09, 2016
Chicago, Illinois — Saturday, June 11, 2016
Milwaukee, Wisconsin — Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Green Bay, Wisconsin — Thursday, June 16, 2016
Madison, Wisconsin — Saturday, June 18, 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota — Monday, June 20, 2016
Duluth, Minnesota — Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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Grand Forks, North Dakota — Friday, June 24, 2016
Fargo, North Dakota — Sunday, June 26, 2016
Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Omaha, Nebraska — Thursday, June 30, 2016
Des Moines, Iowa — Saturday, July 02, 2016
Kansas City, Missouri — Monday, July 04, 2016
Topeka, Kansas — Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Wichita, Kansas — Friday, July 08, 2016
Springfield, Missouri — Sunday, July 10, 2016

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Fayetteville, Arkansas — Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Tulsa, Oklahoma — Thursday, July 14, 2016
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma — Saturday, July 16, 2016
Wichita Falls, Texas — Monday, July 18, 2016
Irving, Texas — Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Tyler, Texas — Friday, July 22, 2016
Lufkin, Texas — Sunday, July 24, 2016
Beaumont, Texas — Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Houston, Texas — Thursday, July 28, 2016

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College Station, Texas — Saturday, July 30, 2016
Waco, Texas — Monday, August 01, 2016
Temple, Texas — Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Austin, Texas — Friday, August 05, 2016
San Antonio, Texas — Sunday, August 07, 2016
Victoria, Texas — Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Corpus Christi, Texas — Thursday, August 11, 2016
McAllen, Texas — Saturday, August 13, 2016
Laredo, Texas — Monday, August 15, 2016

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Del Rio, Texas — Wednesday, August 17, 2016
San Angelo, Texas — Friday, August 19, 2016
Abilene, Texas — Sunday, August 21, 2016
Lubbock, Texas — Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Amarillo, Texas — Thursday, August 25, 2016
Pueblo, Colorado — Saturday, August 27, 2016
Denver, Colorado — Monday, August 29, 2016
Cheyenne, Wyoming — Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Rapid City, South Dakota — Thursday, September 01, 2016

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Bismarck, North Dakota — Saturday, September 03, 2016
Glendive, Montana — Monday, September 05, 2016
Billings, Montana — Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Great Falls, Montana — Friday, September 09, 2016
Butte, Montana — Sunday, September 11, 2016
Missoula, Montana — Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Spokane, Washington — Thursday, September 15, 2016
Seattle, Washington — Saturday, September 17, 2016
Anchorage, Alaska — Monday, September 19, 2016
Seattle, Washington — Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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Portland, Oregon — Friday, September 23, 2016
La Grande, Oregon — Sunday, September 25, 2016
Boise, Idaho — Monday, September 26, 2016
Pocatello, Idaho — Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Salt Lake City, Utah — Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Elko, Nevada — Friday, September 30, 2016
Bend, Oregon — Saturday, October 01, 2016
Eugene, Oregon — Sunday, October 02, 2016
Medford, Oregon — Monday, October 03, 2016

Anchorage, Alaska — Monday, September 19, 2016

Crescent City, California — Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Eureka, California — Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Redding, California — Thursday, October 06, 2016
Chico, California — Friday, October 07, 2016
Reno, Nevada — Saturday, October 08, 2016
South Lake Tahoe, California — Monday, October 10, 2016
Sacramento, California — Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Ukiah, California — Friday, October 14, 2016
Santa Rosa, California — Sunday, October 16, 2016

Anchorage, Alaska — Monday, September 19, 2016

San Francisco, California — Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Oakland, California — Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Stockton, California — Thursday, October 20, 2016
San Jose, California — Friday, October 21, 2016
Santa Cruz, California — Saturday, October 22, 2016
Merced, California — Sunday, October 23, 2016
Fresno, California — Monday, October 24, 2016
Visalia, California — Tuesday, October 25, 2016
King City, California — Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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San Luis Obispo, California — Thursday, October 27, 2016
Bakersfield, California — Friday, October 28, 2016
Ventura, California — Sunday, October 30, 2016
Los Angeles, California — Monday, October 31, 2016
Honolulu, Hawaii — Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Los Angeles, California — Thursday, November 03, 2016
Irvine, California — Friday, November 04, 2016
Carlsbad, California — Saturday, November 05, 2016
San Diego, California — Sunday, November 06, 2016
El Centro, California — Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Palm Springs, California — Wednesday, November 09, 2016

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San Bernardino, California — Thursday, November 10, 2016
Barstow, California — Saturday, November 12, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada — Sunday, November 13, 2016
Page, Arizona — Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Flagstaff, Arizona — Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Phoenix, Arizona — Thursday, November 17, 2016
Tucson, Arizona — Saturday, November 19, 2016
El Paso, Texas — Sunday, November 20, 2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico — Monday, November 21, 2016

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Amarillo, Texas — Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Lubbock, Texas — Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Midland, Texas — Thursday, November 24, 2016
Pecos, Texas — Friday, November 25, 2016
Fort Stockton, Texas — Saturday, November 26, 2016
Del Rio, Texas — Sunday, November 27, 2016
San Antonio, Texas — Monday, November 28, 2016
Laredo, Texas — Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Brownsville, Texas — Thursday, December 01, 2016

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Kingsville, Texas — Friday, December 02, 2016
College Station, Texas — Saturday, December 03, 2016
Alexandria, Louisiana — Sunday, December 04, 2016
Vicksburg, Mississippi — Monday, December 05, 2016
Oxford, Mississippi — Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Florence, Alabama — Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Chattanooga, Tennessee — Thursday, December 08, 2016
Winston-Salem, North Carolina — Friday, December 09, 2016
Washington, DC — Saturday, December 10, 2016               Obama's coming for your guns schedule

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I made sure that the tour made it to South Texas (Kingsville and Corpus Christi) twice since that’s where many of my relatives live, and they have more guns than the United States Army….

Go get ’em, Mr. President!

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Happy National Cat Day from Zoey the Cool Cat!

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Today is National Cat Day.

Here to help us celebrate is the one and only Zoey the Cool Cat.

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The cotton ball tree

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Although San Diego is defined as a desert in terms of annual rainfall, it also has a Mediterranean climate, so if you can meet the water needs of virtually any plant, it can grow here in San Diego. There even are redwood groves at the San Diego Zoo (coming out of the polar bear exhibit) and at Safari Park (going up to Condor Ridge).

One of the more unusual trees that grows here is what I call the “cotton ball tree.” Looks like this:

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The top two pictures were taken at the San Diego Zoo. The tree is so tall that I had missed it until a few years ago when it was dropping flowers and cotton balls. I asked at the Information Booth what the name of the “cotton ball tree” was. They knew exactly which tree I was talking about.

It’s a silk floss tree (Ceiba speciosa).

The lower part of the trunk often is swollen, while young tree trunks and the upper trunk and branches of older trees are covered with thorns. Roses don’t have anything on this tree!

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The silk floss tree is a deciduous tree native to the tropical and subtropical forests of South America, mainly in Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, northeast Argentina, and southern Brazil.

It is resistant to drought and moderate cold, and grows quite fast when water is abundant. It can get up to 82 feet tall. In an unusual twist for trees, the trunk is green, which means that it is capable of photosynthesis when leaves are absent. In older trees, the lower part of the trunk usually turns to gray. The swollen trunk stores water, as do the thorns.

The fruit is a ligneous ovoid pod, which sounds like something out of a Stephen King novel. They look like this:

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Once the pods ripen, they burst open to reveal a mass of cotton balls surrounding seeds the size and color of black beans.

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The cotton is used as stuffing (think pillows) and in packaging, and to make canoes, paper, and ropes. The seeds provide both edible and industrial vegetable oil.

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SAVED!

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My hometown for the last nine years used to have a beautiful downtown area called The Village.

There were mature trees every three to five parking spaces, and I do mean parking spaces, as shown in this photo from Google Maps:

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Notice that the two red-arrowed trees are actually planted in the street! It made for a unique downtown experience and provided lots of shade on a hot day.

La Mesa, California, The Jewel of the HillsSadly, about a year ago the City of La Mesa started removing all the trees with the last trees removed a few months ago. The citizenry was in an uproar when it was announced that the trees were to be removed but, as usual, elected representatives and other powers-that-be know best…………………..smh.

Since I have a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Texas A&M University, there’s a special place in my heart for trees. I’m always saddened when the electric company comes along and tops trees near electric lines, virtually killing them, or when apartment and condominium complexes decide to remove trees due to “maintenance issues.” In other words, they don’t want to maintain the trees, preferring concrete or dirt.

When I go to extraordinarily rich neighborhoods, though, it’s a pleasure to see that the inordinately wealthy seem to understand how much trees add to the beauty of the environment.

While I was up in a wealthy La Jolla beachside residence recently, I found evidence of the care that some people exhibit toward their trees.

In this first picture, many people would simply have chopped that pine tree down in order to have their view of the ocean. These people, however, did exactly what I like to do—they laced the tree so that they could see through it, making the tree look like a monster bonsai.

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Notice the bottom center of the picture where it looks like a huge branch is coming out of the wall. It looks like that because that is exactly what these people did, saving the huge branch by building the wall around it:

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Those are my type of people!

When I was a senior at Texas A&M University, my senior project in Urban Forestry was to determine how much value trees added to real estate. My group chose to do our research in River Oaks, the wealthiest area in Houston at the time, and probably still. After eight weeks of monitoring the real estate market there, we were able to determine that a mature tree (usually Texas Live Oaks) added between $50,000 and $75,000 to the value of a home in River Oaks. That was in 1977!

Trees need carbon to survive, so while we humans are breathing in oxygen and expelling carbon, trees via photosynthesis are using carbon and expelling oxygen, one more reason why we need our trees, especially the mature ones! Plants are the air-purifiers for planet earth. So, please, if you have a mature tree on your property, find a way to save it instead of chopping it down!

Here is another mature tree, this one a coral tree, in the same neighborhood:

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Creepy, just creepy

Halls of History

When I was 10, I wanted to be an anesthesiologist, but only because I could spell it. What I really wanted to be was a history teacher. Fifty years later, I still want to be a history teacher. Alas, I teach chess in after-school enrichment programs………

Rebel YellI just finished reading an Advance Reader’s Edition of “Rebel Yell—The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson” by S. C. Gwynne. Advance Reader’s Editions usually are full of typos and errors, and this one was no exception, including it noting that Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) signed the Constitution in 1887…….

Notwithstanding that, though, I learned about a horse that is 165 years old! Its name is Little Sorrel (1850-1886) and it was General Jackson’s horse from the Civil War. “How,” you might ask, “is General Jackson’s horse 165 years old? Well, I’m glad you asked!

The Appendix, titled “Other Lives, Other Destinies,” includes this bit about Little Sorrel:

Lost after the Battle of Chancellorsville [which is the battle where General Jackson was wounded, wounds which eventually caused him to contract pneumonia, from which he died about nine days later] the horse Jackson called ‘Fancy’ was eventually recovered by a Confederate soldier and sent to Virginia governor John Letcher, who in turn sent him to live with Anna Jackson [Stonewall’s wife] in North Carolina. The horse became a much-loved pet, famous for using his mouth to lift latches and let himself out of his stable. In Anna Jackson’s memoir she said that he would ‘go deliberately to the doors of all the other horses and mules, liberate each one, and then march off with them all behind him … to the green fields of grain around the farm.’ Fences proved no obstacle to him, either. He would use his mouth and muzzle to life off fence rails until the fence was low enough to jump over. He later lived at VMI [Virginia Military Institution, where Jackson taught before the War], where he grazed on the parade ground and was a favorite of cadets, and spent his last days at the old confederate Soldiers’ Home. His hid was stuffed and mounted and can be seen today at VMI.”

Of course, I had to search the Internet to see if Little Sorrel still was at VMI. Indeed, he is:

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Personally, I think that’s creepy.

My dad killed an 18-point deer when he was very young. Granddad had the deer head stuffed, and it hung on the wall of the living room. I despised that thing. In 1968, my oldest uncle from Los Angeles, California, came home to visit Kingsville, Texas, for Christmas. He took the deer head back to L.A. with him. I was never so happy to see something gone.

Stuffed heads and animals are common interior decorations, especially in the South. Unfortunately, my favorite restaurant here in San Diego County, Famous Dave’s BBQ in Vista, has some stuffed animal heads in their restaurant. Fortunately, when I go with Jim and his mom and boyfriend, we always get seated far, far away from those stuffed animals.

Maybe I’ll have Zoey the Coot Cat stuffed when she dies….

NOT!

Creepy, just creepy.

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I might be in for some interesting times

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Occasionally one of my home inspection Clients appreciates my work so much that s/he will send me a gift after escrow closes.

A gift I got several years ago was three volumes of “Messages and Papers of the Presidents” by James D. Richardson (1843-1914), copyright 1897. Richardson served in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War and was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Tennessee, from 1885-1905.

The pages are in excellent shape, although yellowed on the edges. The bindings, however, are in very poor shape

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Thus, I had never opened the volumes until yesterday.

Printed on tissue paper and inserted at the beginning of the first volume I opened (Vol. V) is this priceless gem:

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How I miss the days when the captions for photographs were printed on tissue paper, as these books have.

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I remember many of the books that my wise old grandmother had, had tissue paper picture captions in them. They were fragile, yet awesome.

I don’t know when such tissue paper captions ceased but I suspect it was shortly after World War II when the world took on a faster pace. My suspicion is derived from the fact that all of the books I have with tissue paper captions were published before the War.

Until yesterday, I never knew that each sheet of paper in a book is called a leaf, and the two sides of the leaf are called pages. It also took me a while to find the definition of start relevant to books. After much searching (which means I’m now behind in unpacking!), I found this definition way down in a list of definitions for start:

to spring, slip, or work loose from place or fastenings

The fact that the definition was so far down the list probably indicates that the word it not used much anymore, if at all, to mean that.

My intent is to keep these books and eventually have the bindings restored. I have never done that before, so I might be in for some interesting times.

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The queen’s sun deck

Picture of the Moment

Yesterday was the first day since May 24 that I was able to visit blogs, do a little reading, and leave a few LIKEs and comments.

On any given day, I normally visit a minimum of 100 blogs. I visited 13 yesterday, so I’m not back in the blogosphere at full strength yet. I’m heading that way.

If you’re one of the 137 people who have visited my blog since May 24 and either liked one of my posts, commented on one of my posts, or possibly even followed me, AND I don’t know you, rest assured that I will be getting by your blog soon to see who you are and what you’re about, leave a few LIKEs, maybe some comments, and perhaps even follow you. I can tell you, though, that if your blog is 100% religious or 100% pornography, I won’t be LIKEing, commenting, or following. That’s just the way it is.

Of course, everything is dependent on how much quality time Zoey the Cool Cat demands. She’s patiently waiting for me out on the balcony after having requested that we rename the “balcony” to “The Queen’s Sun Deck.”

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