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About Sheilajeanne

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  1. Roman civilization was pretty advanced, even in the first century. I just saw a ring posted on FB earlier today. It's a memorial ring for a young man who died in the 1st century AD, and has his 3D likeness holographically engraved in quartz crystal: And yes, they definitely had lathes! https://themacabrenbold.tumblr.com/post/670202263645601792/a-2000-year-old-hologram-enclosed-in-a-gold Edited to add: I keep looking at the above photo, and having worked on two different digs in my younger years, my first thought is: "If that person's an archaeologist, and has been working on a dig, WHY ARE THEIR HAND SO CLEAN??"
  2. I have a suggestion for tracking down the name. I've been researching my family tree and have found that old address books are often available online. It would seem the artist of the stool must have lived locally. See if you can get a better idea of when the stool was made, then check the local address books for that name. Most old books have a business section - what modern people would call 'The Yellow Pages', and the name may be listed there under leather goods or saddle and harness makers.
  3. Anyone want to guess how old this awl is? Looks like something you might have found in a modern garden, that had been left lying there for a decade or so, right? Or what the awl on your workbench might look like if you left it lying outside for enough years. Nope, it's from the Roman fort a Vindolana, and is from the pre-Hadrian's wall period of the fort, so before 122 AD! So cool that our craft is so old, and some things have changes so little!
  4. Ohh yeah, we've all had that one person... Love it, though I probably would never had had the guts to actually do it!
  5. SMH... Of course, there's a total ban on open fires in N.S. right now, and fines have been increased to a maximum $25,000. Still, some people have decided, oh, this doesn't apply to me! Idiots!! Have several friends and one family member living in the area. They say it is very, very dry right now. And yesterday, there was a thunderstorm, and lightning strikes triggered some fresh blazes. Province just can't catch a break...
  6. Dad joke of the day = okay it's kinda dumb but it made me laugh! Reminds me of the jokes we used to tell when we were kids, like why do elephants paint their toenails red? So they can hide in cherry trees... Q. 500 bricks are on a plane. One falls off. How many are left? A. 499 Q. What are three steps to putting an elephant in a refrigerator? A. Open Door, put elephant in refrigerator, close door Q. What are four steps to putting a giraffe in a refrigerator? A. Open door, take elephant out of refrigerator, put giraffe in refrigerator, close door Q. The lion throws a huge birthday party. All the animals but one go. Which is it and why? A. The giraffe: he's still in the refrigerator Q. Sally swims across an alligator infested river and doesn't get eaten. How? A. The alligators are at the lion's birthday party Q. Sally is found dead within the next 5 minutes: why? A. She was hit by a brick falling from the sky
  7. Forgive me if you've heard this one before...it's a good one! And the good ones are worth repeating! A senior citizen drove his brand new Corvette convertible out of the dealership. Taking off down the road, he floored it to 80 mph, enjoying the wind blowing through what little gray hair he had left. Amazing, he thought as he flew down I-94, pushing the pedal even more. Looking in his rear view mirror, he saw a state trooper behind him, lights flashing and siren blaring. He floored it to 100 mph, then 110, then 120. Suddenly he thought, What am I doing? I'm too old for this, and pulled over to await the trooper's arrival. Pulling in behind him, the trooper walked up to the Corvette, looked at his watch, and said, "Sir, my shift ends in 30 minutes. Today is Friday. If you can give me a reason for speeding that I've never heard before, I'll let you go." The old gentleman paused. Then he said, "Years ago, my wife ran off with a state trooper. I thought you were bringing her back." "Have a good day, sir," replied the trooper
  8. Yes, indeed! There are actually FOUR separate fires, and only the smallest one is under any sort of control. Fire fighters and equipment are coming from outside to help - two water bombers from Newfoundland, eight aircraft from New Brunswick as well as fire fighters from New York and New Hampshire. The Westwood Hills fire is the one that's caused mass evacuations as it started in a residential area close to Halifax.
  9. From the front lines in Halifax: https://www.facebook.com/wade.pgrandy.3 For those of you who don't have FB, Wade Grandy is a fire captain in Halifax: These fine young men were amazing last night. 15 hours of back breaking work none stop. Small break for coffee and a snack. Pee break and back at it. Ride with each one of ya anytime. First 10 Man crew. Great job fellas. Hats off to Sean Berrigan for wheeling that truck around and Pumping probably 30000 plus gallons of water. Lost count of how many times we broke down repacked and off to another.
  10. Yeah, that would be the Alberta fires. We actually got some of that smoke in southern Ontario!
  11. When a member of the press asked the Ministry of Natural Resources officer about how the fires started, he said they were caused by humans, but whether deliberately set, or accidentally is still under investigation.
  12. Two large fires in Nova Scotia are burning out of control, and there is no relief in sight from rain. Mass evacuations have started in some areas - police have made 2 lane roads one way only to hasten the evacuation. Please pray. Livestock are in danger too - much harder to evacuate them. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/tantallon-hammonds-plains-pockwock-wildfire-evaucations-forest-fire-halifax-1.6857729
  13. What would be the purpose, Frodo? To protect the stitches?
  14. Cattledude, so sorry for your loss. I lost my husband to cancer, and breast cancer took both my husband's mother and my grandmother. Fortunately, with better diagnostics and much better treatments, many more women survive breast cancer these days.
  15. Yes, the chemo is very tough on the veins! It's probably a PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) line, and it ends in one of the large vessels just above the heart, so the chemo gets mixed with a large volume of blood as soon as possible, and doesn't have time to damage the vein. That's great about the subsidies for wigs and scarves. I paid full price for my cap - it's amazing how cold your head gets when there is no hair on it! The wig was a free loan from the Canadian Cancer Society. My hairdresser trimmed off the few remnants of hair I had left, so everything remaining would fit under the wig. I offered to pay her, but she refused to take my money.
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