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mhrackin
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Re: Antiques Roadshow?
mhrackin   6/2/2014 12:49:31 PM
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That sounds like so many of the AR and Pawn Stars stories!  My wife is totally addicted to both those shows (along with Storage Wars and similar ones); I only see them accidentally....  My dad was an artist (and international marketing executive) and used to haunt all kinds of resale shops both in the US and as he traveled the world.  I have many of his "treasures" that have no story attached, as he died many years ago.  In my parents' later years in South Florida, one of his favorites was a local charity called "Faith Farm" that trained and employed the homeless in refurbishing household goods.  They sold the refurbished stuff in their huge warehouse along with other donated items that were sold "as is."

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Re: Antiques Roadshow?
Max The Magnificent   6/2/2014 12:17:42 PM
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@mhrackin: You really should ask your mom about the drawings and where she obtained them. That would be Step 1 to establish provenance.  Do it while you can!

I already did -- all she remembers is picking them up at the little antique/flea-market type shop at th ebottom of the road -- she knew the owner (since passed) -- the owner used to pick things up at estate sales and stuff like that -- my mom thought they were copies, but they look like actual original pencil sketches to me and to the graphic artist in the room next door to my office.

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mhrackin   6/2/2014 11:56:55 AM
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You really should ask your mom about the drawings and where she obtained them. That would be Step 1 to establish provenance.  Do it while you can!

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Re: Thanks for the memories
BeALert   5/30/2014 4:41:40 AM
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@antedeluvian: I was so upset when I turned seven that I crossed out the word "six" and wrote in "seven".

I was visiting a friend of mine one school holiday - we were both eight at the time. That day was his sister's sixth birthday. I remember her saying to everyone that she can't wait until she's eight because then she'll finally be a boy.

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Re: The Horrible Heffalump
Max The Magnificent   5/28/2014 11:52:29 AM
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@jjulian: Somewhere I have two or three sets of these books.  They always bring a smile to my face.

I remnember the summer of 1975 -- the year I graduated from high school so I was 18 -- sitting with friends in my parent's back garden taking it in turns to read chapters from Winnie the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner to each other and us all laughing out loud and having so much fun...

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Re: The Horrible Heffalump
Max The Magnificent   5/28/2014 11:50:21 AM
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@jjulian: ...In it he said he had been thinking and when asked what about, he said he didn't know because he hadn't translated it from bear yet.

Good one!

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jjulian274   5/28/2014 11:42:39 AM
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@Max: My mom says I'm priceless (or worthless -- one or the other)



I remember from math that infinity is continuous from negative to positive, so

priceless == worthless (that's my story and I'm sticking to it.)

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Re: The Horrible Heffalump
jjulian274   5/28/2014 11:40:36 AM
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Max,

I agree.  I was raised on the books (always my favorite) and I don't think I could pick a favorite.  I always identified with Pooh (being a bear of very little brain).  In the daily newpaper many years ago, they ran the daily comic of Winnie the Pooh.  In it he said he had been thinking and when asked what about, he said he didn't know because he hadn't translated it from bear yet.

Somewhere I have two or three sets of these books.  They always bring a smile to my face.

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Max The Magnificent   5/28/2014 9:45:35 AM
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@kfield: Or how to mask your crestfallen look when you're told you have a ridiculous fake!

I already have my crestfallen look down to perfection (it's part of being married :-)

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Re: The Horrible Heffalump
Max The Magnificent   5/28/2014 9:43:51 AM
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@zeeglen: Christopher Robin of the Pooh stories...

I've seen him interviewed on TV -- he always struck me as a bit of a dry old stick -- my impression was that he hated bneing associated with the stories.

Speaking of sticks, did you know that there's actually a bridge that you can stand on and play "Pooh Sticks"?

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