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    "Dying is easy, comedy is hard."

    I've been an idiot, and I have no words to express how sorry I am.

    I'm blessed in so many ways, but apparently not in the intelligence department, because I manage to wound people I love.

    Sick with worry, and clueless in Dallas,

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    I hope everything is okay there, Doc.
    Free is the best deal!

    "The Scarlet Cloud Approaches"
    "Time is of ten a one-way street"
    ..........Go 5 X 5..........

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    Everything is doing really good!

    I did something over the weekend I shouldn't have done, and I learned a valuable lesson.

    I poked a bear.

    The ensuing butt-chewing deserved recognition by Guinness.

    I stopped at CVS and purchased a donut cushion for my ride home from Dallas.

    I am scared of bears.

    If I hear the bear so much as growl again, it's my hope that Guadalajara is in need of family physicians, because this one will be GONE.

    If I see a bear enter my house, it becomes the Bear's House, and he can have possession of everything as is--dirty underwear, under-utilized stove--he can even eat the children--I will vacate the premises. Think 'the overweight maid exiting Candyland at the end of 'Django Unchained' ' for the visual.

    Poor Dorothy--had I been assisting her when she started her little sing-song approaching the forest, I would have helped her find a nice duplex in Munchkinland, because we would have reversed direction and ended all of that.

    I never EVER want to poke the bear again.

    Terminal arktophobia in Louisiana,

    Doc

    PS--Things are doing really good at the moment. Having a sit-down with everyone when I don't have as many folks at my house and the time is right. The crew is aware and is actually looking forward to it.

    PPS--

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    Quick update--

    We had a treasure hunt meeting at my house last night, and the discussion seemed to go really well. Some items were cussed and discussed, and some items were brought up I had overlooked or unaware, and this gives me some new avenues of approach.

    Truly fun times.

    Brother-in-arms,

    Doc

    PS--I'm SLATHERED in bear spray.

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    Featured Question with Forrest: Are Searchers Closer than 200 Feet? – Mysterious Writings


    Posted on July 26, 2016 by Jenny Kile

    (picture of bracelet)

    Dear Forrest,

    The blogs a buzz with chatter, which is not new. I’ve been observing a lot of thoughts by “veteran” searchers who have been living and breathing your “Chase”, through at least a couple of years; comments indicating you may be frustrated, or annoyed, or that somebody is so close but just can’t pull off a win.

    Here I ask the following in hopes our conversations can get back to the poem. Also, to follow, an unrelated question.
    Q1) Is/are the searcher(s) still involved, those you had indicated in August of 2014, who were within 200 feet of the treasure?

    A) I don’t want to answer that question because it would reveal too much. f

    Q2) If so, are he/she any nearer at all after two years time?

    A) Don’t know. Sorry. f

    OOPS, one more on this (pretty please)
    Q3) And IF he/she are still searching, after two years’ time, has ANYONE else neared or passed he/she in proximity to the above mentioned “within two hundred feet”? I’m hoping for a mind tingling, fire starting, blog buzzing answer from you, but just a response is fine by me!

    A) No need for oops, but again, I don’t know. f

    And last Q) At Fennboree, you were asking spallies about the aged silver and turquoise bracelet she wore, which has a turquoise butterfly, offset atop the original, silver, bezel shape. (If you answer I hope spallies will provide a picture! �� )

    You mentioned a very interesting fact about that particular turquoise, and how the oils of human skin had changed its hue from wearing it very close. I recall most of what you had said, but some was lost in the background noise. Could you please provide the name of that particular type of turquoise, and tell us again how it emerged as the butterfly spallies wore?

    A) It was Cerrillos turquoise JD and I sincerely hope I didn’t say that it “emerged as a butterfly.” (I was not drinking). Turquoise from the Cerrillos mines, particularly the Tiffany mine, can be chalky and undesirable when mined. But when it is worn over long periods and absorbs oil from the skin it may turn a beautiful grass green, and be the best of all. f
    I know it’s a lot, but I really don’t ask much! .
    Thanks so much, Forrest! You are welcome J. f
    Jdiggins


    *a few notes from me(jenny). I asked Jdiggins if I could contact Spallies for an image. Which was fine, I did, and Spallies so generously sent the image to use for this posting. Also, Forrest did answer in red, after the questions Jdiggins asked and so I posted it that way. HOWEVER, I added the A) and Q), and some spacing to format the post for easier understanding. I think that is all. ��
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    Astree,

    Thanks so much for that link. That appears to be a lot to ponder.

    It's an overcast day here in Louisiana, and I've been contemplating the poem's line 'riches new and old', and it led to some random thoughts:

    1. My elderly parents can't wait to see what happens to the Khaleesi next year.

    2. My brother waited an afternoon in line--and saved me a spot--for the 'Star Wars' premiere last December.

    3. My sister returned a call last night, and I'm to have dinner with my nephew.

    4. I watched a herd of buffalo move single-file across a river last year in Yellowstone while I was searching for the treasure.

    5. A good friend of mine had his braces removed and walked in a graduation last week.

    6. A couple in Dallas found their wedding card I had signed which depicted a map of Jamaica--I had signed it 'Look! It's a treasure map!'--in honor of his accompanying me years ago to find the Butterfly token in 'A Treasure's Trove'.

    Mr. Fenn and those like him might feel an obligation to give back as some sort of debt repayment--riches new and old--but in reality, it's the exact opposite.

    I didn't paint a single stroke, write a single word, or jot one note of music.

    Mr. Fenn did.

    And the sorts of memories listed above that will accompany me to the afterlife incur such a debt that I could never hope to repay.

    Just show me the way, Lord,

    Doc

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    All great thoughts. A very positive attitude, to remember the good, and be appreciative. What a better world it would be if many more could do the same ... often.

    Thanks for the reminder, Doc.

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    6. A couple in Dallas found their wedding card I had signed which depicted a map of Jamaica--I had signed it 'Look! It's a treasure map!'--in honor of his accompanying me years ago to find the Butterfly token in 'A Treasure's Trove'.
    I was thinking of a line from "A Treasure's Trove" several days ago. Do you recall when Ana was trapped in the tree, and was told "within a fortnight"?

    with "a FORT NIGH t" - as the Spider token was hidden at a fort.

    The end is ever drawing nigh = within a fortnight
    your ef FORT will be worth the cold

    Interesting, I thought.

    astree

    PS - Look at Forrest first answer, above. Take the last letter of each word, starting at the end, and read it backwards.
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    ATT...seems like it wasnt very long ago. O the miles we drove...the brambles...the groves...the love of troves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erexere View Post
    ATT...seems like it wasnt very long ago. O the miles we drove...the brambles...the groves...the love of troves.
    "The nascent poet now appears !"
    Free is the best deal!

    "The Scarlet Cloud Approaches"
    "Time is of ten a one-way street"
    ..........Go 5 X 5..........

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    Chewing the cud here on a ridiculously hot afternoon in Louisiana.

    Bear with me as I try to explain some thoughts I've had about the poem today. God plays his funny tricks and inflicted a punishment upon me I had reserved for another.

    The three odd X's in the poem may have some sort of opposite meaning:

    1. X directions become 'O directions'--has some sort of first/last directions occurring.
    2. X IS SIX has '6' at its finish. The end is why I'm bumfuzzled.
    3. The Missing X might be a missing 'J', and that put me in mind of the ex-blue jays to which my housekeeper gave their last bath.

    At this point, God intervened.

    Complete and utter spontaneous decapitation. To smithereens it went.

    Difficult to accomplish anything in my current condition as I've been feeling around my room for a while now--no luck yet. I'll keep at it, though.

    Browned shorts,

    Doc

    PS--I was to make nursing home rounds today, but now I've decided to just move in. I don't understand how I can be a drooling idiot with no head, but there you go.


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