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LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
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Issue No. 154 - Tuesday June 24, 2003
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Moderated by: Thurmond Moore III
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Committed to carrying on the fine works of
Hale Sweeny and Jerry Dewbre
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From the Moderator:

Hi All,

Doug has posted another great idea in message
3 today. I hope all members will consider his idea.
We are currently just over 900 members. Wouldn't
a membership the size of the Orchid Digest be great.
It CAN happen but ONLY with your help.

Thurmond

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Index to Today's Digest

01  RE: Soldering and Learning Curves
02  NEW: Rock Shops in Montana
03  NEW: Membership Drive


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Message:01

Subject: Re: Issue No. 153 - Monday June 23, 2003
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 21:18:51 EDT
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com
From: Cutugem@aol.com

Carol, One think I have done with people on the learning curve is to have
them practice soldering copper. It can be cut and styled into a myriad of shapes
and pounded into thickness to practice bezels etc. Its a lot cheaper and fun
to play with. the process of "sweating" solder and drawing it around is the
same as with silver. Dennis on the North Coast      PS Ole Rhodolyte is
sooooooooooo right.

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Message:02

Subject: Rock Shops in Montana
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 20:33:44 -0700 (PDT)
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com
From: Philip Callow <pmcallow@yahoo.com>

Hi List Members

I will soon be traveling to Eastern Montana.  Does
anyone know of any rock shops in the area.  Thank you.
 

Phil Callow
pmcallow@yahoo.com



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Message:03

Subject: NEW: Membership Drive
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 04:22:59 -0500
To: owner-lapidary@caprock-spur.com
From: gembin <gembin@spiff.net>

Hi All,

How about helping Thurmond and thereby the digest to get free help to subscribe
new digest members? If you email a news release to your local community newspaper
and / or radio station, they most always will print it (or air it) as a community
service. Below is a form to send that you can copy and print to snail mail or
email to the news media:
[Begin news release]
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     FACET YOUR OWN GEMSTONES

Interested in faceting your own gemstones?
The Lapidary Arts Digest is a free faceter's
and lapidary digest for both beginning
faceters as well as experienced faceters.
It is emailed directly to you Mon. through Fri.
throughout the year, except holidays.
Faceters share their accumulated experiences
for both beginning faceters as well as full
blown technical discussions. Subscribed
members are "newbies", "experienced" and
"internationally recognized expert faceters"
that offer tips, advice, hints and information
to members questions.
Also discussed on the digest are lapidary
arts, cabbing, equipment, prospecting,
materials, rockhounding, jewelry, etc.
The Lapidary Arts Digest is an international
digest with 900 members in various countries.
For more information, visit their web site:

www.gemcutters.org/subscribe.htm
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[End news release]
When sending a news article for publication or airing, be sure to include your
name, address and day phone number so the news agency can phone you to make sure
it is bona fide, as well as your permission to publish it and also to confirm
that you are "in fact" the person that sent it to them. It only takes a few
minutes to email it to the media. It will be interesting to see what our results
will be... Thurmond will keep us posted when we get a ton of new subscribers!!!

Later 'gators,
Doug "Rhodolite" Smith
Alton, Illinois, USA

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Once again, Excellent idea Doug.

Thurmond

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TODAY'S FUNNY ~

Subject: Ah... Them GOLDEN YEARS!!!
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 00:15:25 -0500
To: faceters@caprock-spur.com
From: gembin <gembin@spiff.net>

TODAY'S FUNNY:

GAMES FOR WHEN WE ARE OLDER
1. Sag, You're it.
2. 20 questions shouted into your good ear.
3. Kick the bucket.
4. Red Rover, Red Rover, the nurse says Bend Over.
5. Doc Goose.
6. Simon says something incoherent.
7. Hide and go pee.
8. Spin the Bottle of Mylanta.
9. Musical recliners.

SIGNS OF MENOPAUSE
1. You sell your home heating system at a yard sale.
2. Your husband jokes that instead of buying a wood stove, he is using
you to heat the family room this winter. Rather than just saying you are
not amused, you shoot him. (twice)
3. You have to write post-it notes with your kids' names on them.
4. The Phenobarbital dose that wiped out the Heaven's Gate Cult gives
you four hours of decent rest.
5. You change your underwear after every sneeze.
6. You're on so much estrogen that you take your Brownie! troop on a
field trip to Chippendale's.

SIGNS OF WEAR
"OLD" IS WHEN..... Your sweetie says, "Let's go upstairs and make love,"
and you answer, "Pick one, I can't do both!"
"OLD" IS WHEN..... Your friends compliment you on your new alligator
shoes and you're barefoot.
"OLD" IS WHEN..... A sexy babe catches your fancy and your pacemaker
opens the garage door.
"OLD" IS WHEN..... Going bra-less pulls all the wrinkles out of your face.
"OLD" IS WHEN..... You don't care where your spouse goes, just as long
as you don't have to go along.
"OLD" IS WHEN...... You are cautioned to slow down by the doctor instead
of by the police.
"OLD" IS WHEN..... "Getting a little action" means, "I don't need to
take any fiber today."
"OLD" IS WHEN..... "Getting lucky" means you find your car in the
parking lot.
"OLD" IS WHEN..... An "all-nighter" means not getting up to pee.


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REFLECTIONS AND TIDBITS:

Speak when you're angry,
and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.

---Lawrence J. Peter---

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