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Sep 6th 2009 7:36PM I really should visit this area at some point since my ancestors existed there in the area prior to William the Conqueror's Norman Conquest of England. Those ancestors took their surname from Hadrian's Wall, also referred to in some texts as Hadrian's Dyke, and the wall forms part of the border for Dykesfield.
Aug 31st 2009 9:55AM I have known the Mandolas for years from their Houston Restaurants, Cafes, Bistros, friends, family, and the neighborhood I once lived in. I have never seen anything but quality from this family, and everything they do is fun, has energy and is all about family and friends! I look forward to visiting the winery and perhaps sampling the products it produces.
Aug 30th 2009 8:14PM We just do that so starving Canadian children won't be running up to us offer us stuffed Polar Bears.
Aug 11th 2009 1:55PM Back around 1974, Speedos scared the general public enough to kill the sales of the Boz Scaggs SLOW DANCER album. The album did much better after re-releasing (on the heels of SILK DEGREES, 1976) with a changed cover featuring Boz in a tux subbing for the Speedos-on-the-beach cover.
Jul 26th 2009 3:56PM Not a repeating cross bow in this case. However, he did perfect one with clip on magazines, and a pump action. The only fault in that was, you really needed to stay away from the trigger while reloading with pump action.
Jul 26th 2009 1:36PM Happy to hear about the museum's find, but this is not unusual for museums with vast collections. Many things get lost just as they would in one's over-packed garage, or items are not cataloged properly.
In one instance, my former father-in-law helped a well known natural history museum find a valuable piece that was improperly listed in the collection. Although he was not overly educated, he had a keen interest and knowledge of archery and cross bows. While interested in seeing a Ming-dynasty cross-bow trigger, he had to look through the museum's photo records only to find the item listed as jewelry.
After explaining the function of the object, and its provenance -- the object was moved from storage to the Chinese exhibit.
It's similar to Antiques Road Show when these things happen.
Jul 2nd 2009 1:44PM Passengers will be seeing more of this.