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antedeluvian
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Thanks for the memories
antedeluvian   5/27/2014 3:49:30 PM
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I loved "Now We Are Six"

The last lines were, if I remember correctly

Now I am six I am clever as clever

So I think I'll stay six now for ever and ever.

I was so upset when I turned seven that I crossed out the word "six" and wrote in "seven".

(I just looked it up, not to bad for a memory from 57 years ago)

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Re: Thanks for the memories
Max The Magnificent   5/27/2014 3:55:46 PM
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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 remember heading home after my infant school one day -- I knew that my 7th birthday party awaited me when I got home (all my friends would be in the back garden with their patents -- we woudl play games and have cake and stuff -- my mom used to spell out my age with dandylions on the grass) -- the thing was that I had had such a wondeful year being 6 that I didn;t want to be 7 because was sure that it was all going to be downhill from that point on LOL

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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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Antiques Roadshow + Pawn Stars
Max The Magnificent   5/27/2014 4:19:40 PM
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My son Joseph and I love watching the Pawn Stars on TV (although I recall my mother being somwhat surprised to hear this when I told her during one of our weekend phone conversations). One thing that always amazes me is when someone comes in with something like a medal owned by their dad and they sell it for a pittance -- I want to shout "it was your dad's, for goodness sake"

I also like watching the Antiques Roadshow -- especially when someone discovers something they thought had only sentimental value is actually worth a fortune.

I can't imagine ever selling my Winnie-the-Pooh pencil drawings because they were a present from my mom -- but I must admit that I would live to take them to an Antiques Roadshow and have them appraised by experts. There is a niggling voice in the back of my mind saying "I wonder how much they are worth"...

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Tim R Johnson   6/3/2014 1:48:37 AM
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Max, since you like antique roadshow, I suggest that you view the "Mystery of a Masterpiece" episode of Nova on the pbs.org website.  It is about a picture that was bought for $20,000, that was later determied to be an unknown painting by Leonardo DaVinci worth over $100 million.

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Re: Antiques Roadshow + Pawn Stars
Max The Magnificent   6/3/2014 9:31:43 AM
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@Tim R Johnson: Max, since you like antique roadshow, I suggest that you view the "Mystery of a Masterpiece" episode of Nova on the pbs.org website.  It is about a picture that was bought for $20,000, that was later determied to be an unknown painting by Leonardo DaVinci worth over $100 million.

Oooh -- interesting -- I will do so this coming weekend -- thanks for sharing

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"A trifling matter, and fussy of me..."
betajet   5/27/2014 4:24:30 PM
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My all-time favorite Winnie the Pooh line comes from the story of "How Tigger Comes to the Forest and has Breakfast".  At one point, Tigger is bouncing about on the meadow where Eeyore grazes and Eeyore says to Pooh:
Could you ask your friend to do his exercises somewhere else?  I shall be having lunch directly, and don't want it bounced on just before I begin.  A trifling matter, and fussy of me, but we all have our little ways.

I often quote that last line after making a particularly pedantic comment or correction.

 

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Re: "A trifling matter, and fussy of me..."
Max The Magnificent   5/27/2014 4:27:52 PM
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@betajet: My all-time favorite Winnie the Pooh line comes from the story of "How Tigger Comes to the Forest and has Breakfast".

I loved that one -- the way Tigger keeps on saying things like "acorns are the thing that Tiggers like best" and then finding out he was wrong.

When I was a kid I had an LP record of these stories -- I remembeer the sound effects of the wind and Tigger arriving at Pooh's house and when he tackled the tablecloth and wrestled it to the ground LOL

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Re: "A trifling matter, and fussy of me..."
Max The Magnificent   5/27/2014 4:28:49 PM
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@Betajet: I often quote that last line after making a particularly pedantic comment or correction.

Knowing you as I do, you probably end up saying this quite a lot then LOL

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The Horrible Heffalump
zeeglen   5/27/2014 8:06:16 PM
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@betajet My all-time favorite Winnie the Pooh line...

My favourite was the story of the Horrible Heffalump - no spoilers, google it.

Trivia - "Winnie" was a real bear at the London Zoo.  She got her name from the fact that her owner was from Winnipeg, Canada, my old stomping grounds.

Christopher Robin of the Pooh stories was the same character who "went down with Alice" (to Buckingham Palace, of course).  Youtube it.

A related childrens' bear song is "Teddy Bear's Picnic".  Again youtube it.

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betajet   5/27/2014 8:20:54 PM
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I thought the Teddy Bears' Picnic was a 2002 movie satirizing the Bohemian Club :-)

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Re: The Horrible Heffalump
Max The Magnificent   5/28/2014 9:21:05 AM
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@zeeglen: A related childrens' bear song is "Teddy Bear's Picnic".

My dad used to sing that song to me when I was a little lad to help me go to sleep:
"If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise..."

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Re: The Horrible Heffalump
Max The Magnificent   5/28/2014 9:41:43 AM
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@betajet: My favourite was the story of the Horrible Heffalump...

I loved that one, but they were all good... I don't know if I could pick a favorite

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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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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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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 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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Winnnie the Pooh
David Ashton   5/27/2014 6:12:56 PM
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I was also brought up on those books.  Great stuff.  I agree with you Max. I would never part with those drawings....but it would be interesting to see what AR made of them.....

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Max The Magnificent   5/28/2014 9:39:37 AM
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@David: ...but it would be interesting to see what AR made of them...

It looks like the first show I would have a chance of attending would be in 2015, so that will give me time to practice my expression of surprise mixed with a tad of whimsical delight to accompany my gasp of "How much?"

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kfield   5/28/2014 9:42:28 AM
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@Max Or how to mask your crestfallen look when you're told you have a ridiculous fake!

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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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Think. Think. Think
dwinder991   5/27/2014 7:43:20 PM
I know I have all four of these books somewhere. I sort of thought they were here in my office, but -- wouldn't you know it -- I can't find them anywhere. 

Think, Think, ThinkOh, bother. Where could they be???

Think. Think. Think.

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Re: Think. Think. Think
Max The Magnificent   5/28/2014 9:15:01 AM
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@dwinder991: Oh, bother. Where could they be???


LOL Good one!

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Antiques Roadshow?
kfield   5/28/2014 9:15:11 AM
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Have you considered taking them to an antiques roadshow event to see if they can be authenticated? You could be worth millions!  :-)

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Max The Magnificent   5/28/2014 9:29:37 AM
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@kfield: Have you considered taking them to an antiques roadshow event to see if they can be authenticated?

Since I only became aware of the signature yesterday I haven't had much time. I just checked online, there is a roadshow in Birmingham Alabama on June 21, but the deadline to apply for tickets has long passed (sad face) -- but I'm going to start checking every month for the 2015 tour...

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rich.pell   6/2/2014 1:34:00 PM
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Who needs Antiques Roadshow (or Pawn Stars) when you have eBay?:

SIGNED & Framed Ernest Howard Shepard 'Winnie-The-Pooh' Sketch

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Re: Antiques Roadshow?
Max The Magnificent   6/2/2014 1:40:01 PM
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@Rich: Who needs Antiques Roadshow (or Pawn Stars) when you have eBay?:
SIGNED & Framed Ernest Howard Shepard 'Winnie-The-Pooh' Sketch

Wow -- this looks in exactly the same style as mine -- even the same type of frame -- except I have three sketches in each of my two frames. Cool Beans!!!

 

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mhrackin   6/2/2014 2:16:45 PM
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Do yours have any labels on the back like the one from eBay?  From the looks of the eBay one, that one is a mass-produced "colorised" one (Brit spelling just for you!).  This would explain the Disney reference on the backside label.  It may be a series of COPIES of yours, the originals!

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Max The Magnificent   6/2/2014 2:26:23 PM
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@mhrackin: Do yours have any labels on the back like the one from eBay?

Nope -- the backs of mine are totally unadorned -- I did wonder about that Disney reference on the eBay one.

I missed the chance to get tickets for the Antiques Roadshow in Birmingham Alabama thsi year -- but maybe I'll get to go next year, in which case it woudl be interesting to see what they say...

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mhrackin   6/2/2014 2:30:30 PM
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If you wander about the SE US often, and you find yourself in Atlanta, let me know!  Maybe we can enjoy a bagel  brunch together!

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Max The Magnificent   6/2/2014 2:36:09 PM
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@mhrackin: If you wander about the SE US often, and you find yourself in Atlanta, let me know!  Maybe we can enjoy a bagel  brunch together!

I will do so -- I'm actually only about 4 hours drive from Atlanta -- I'm based in Huntsville Alabama (I moved here from England for the nightlife LOL)

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mhrackin   6/2/2014 4:34:19 PM
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e-mail me markrackin@yahoo.com.  I'll send you my REAL address so you can warn me when you'll be in town!

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Re: Antiques Roadshow?
Max The Magnificent   5/28/2014 9:30:41 AM
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@kfield: You could be worth millions!  :-)

My mom says I'm priceless (or worthless -- one or the other)

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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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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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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 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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Max The Magnificent   6/2/2014 1:36:45 PM
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@mhrackin: 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.

After WWII, my dad's brother -- my Uncle Pug -- was the manager of the Prince of Wales theatre in London. As a hobby he was a collector of rare books and a recognized book-binder by Sothebys -- whenever he came up to Sheffield for a family occasion, he would spend Saturday wandering down Abbeydale Road visining all the old junk antique shops and he would often return to London with the boot/trunk of his car jam-packed with ratty old books.



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