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LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
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Issue No. 201 - Friday, September 05, 2003
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Hi all,

Short list today. Get those post in for Monday.
Have a great weekend.

Thurmond

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Index to Today's Digest

01  RE:  Clubs and Info
02  NEW: Ultrasonic Drill Services Offered
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Message:01

Subject: Re: clubs and info
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2003 12:24:18 -0700
To: "LapidaryArtsDigest" <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: "Orville & Rose Alene McArthur" <obmcarthur@clearwater.net>

You will find that there is a website for the NFMS as well as the AFMS. 
Bear in mind that not every rock club in the United States is affiliated
with the organization, but it is surely to their advantage.  Only part
of Utah is in the NFMS territory.
Hope this helps.

Rose Alene McArthur
obmcarthur@clearwater.net

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Message:02

Subject: ultra sonic Drill
Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2003 15:28:48 -0700
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com
From: Tim Vogle <birdman@mindspring.com>

Thurmond,

I just purchased an ultra sonic drill.  I am happy to offer my services to
any one who has items that need holes drilled.  Contact me by email
birdman@mindspring.com

Thanks

Tim


Tim Vogle Enterprises
DBA Slabs & Cabs
PO Box 421
Redan, GA 30074
770-593-3962
770213-5300 beeper
birdman@mindspring.com

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Q: Why are blondes hurt by peoples words?
A: Because people keep hitting them with dictionaries.

Q: What is a cool refreshing drink for a blonde?
A: Perri-air.

Q: Did you hear about the blonde coyote?
A: Got stuck in a trap, chewed off three legs and was still stuck.

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A: She missed.

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REFLECTIONS AND TIDBITS:

Subject: Reflection and Tidbits
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2003 19:43:06 -0400
To: <faceters@caprock-spur.com>
From: "J Wagstaff" <wagstajo@kos.net>

      History Exam for Seniors
     (Don't peek at the answers 'til you try it.)
   
1. In the 1940s, where were automobile headlight dimmer switches
located?
                a. On the floor shift knob
                b. On the floor board, to the left of the clutch
                c. Next to the horn

2. The bottle top of a Royal Crown Cola bottle had holes in it.  For
what was it used?
                a. Capture lightning bugs
                b. To sprinkle clothes before ironing
                c. Large salt shaker

3. Why was having milk delivered a problem in northern winters?
                a. Cows got cold and wouldn't produce milk
                b. Ice on highways forced delivery by dog sled
                c. Milkmen left deliveries outside of front doors and
milk would freeze, expanding and pushing up the cardboard bottle top.
   =20
 4. What was the popular chewing gum named for a game of chance?
                a. Blackjack
                b. Gin
                c. Craps!

5. What method did women use to look as if they were wearing stockings
when none were available due to  rationing during W.W.II?
                a. Suntan
                b. Leg painting
                c. Wearing slacks

6. What postwar car turned automotive design on its ear when you
couldn't tell whether it was coming or  going?
                a. Studebaker
                b. Nash Metro
                c. Tucker
7. Which was a popular candy when you were a kid?
                a. Strips of dried peanut butter
                b. Chocolate licorice bars
                c. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
inside

8. How was Butch wax used?
                a. To stiffen a flat-top haircut so it stood up
               b. To make floors shiny and prevent scuffing
                c. On the wheels of roller skates to prevent rust

9. Before inline skates, how did you keep your roller skates attached to
your shoes?
                a. With clamps, tightened by a skate key
                b. Woven straps that crossed the foot
                c. Long pieces of twine

10. As a kid, what was considered the best way to reach a decision?
                a. Consider all the facts
                b. Ask Mom
                c. Eeny-meeny-miney-mo

11. What was the most dreaded disease in the 1940's?
                a. Smallpox
                b. AIDS
                c. Polio
12. "I'll be down to get you in a ________, Honey"
                a. SUV
                b. Taxi
                c. Streetcar

13. What was the name of Caroline Kennedy's pet pony?
                a. Old Blue
                b. Paint
                c. Macaroni

14. What was a Duck-and-Cover Drill?
                a. Part of the game of hide and seek
                b. What you did when your Mom called you in to do chores
                c. Hiding under your desk, and covering your head with
your arms in an A-bomb drill.

15. What was the name of the Indian Princess on the Howdy Doody show?
                a. Princess Summerfallwinterspring
                b. Princess Sacajewea
                c. Princess Moonshadow

16. What did all the really savvy students do when mimeographed tests
were  handed out in school?
                a. Immediately sniffed the purple ink, as this was
believed to  get you high
                b. Made paper airplanes to see who could sail theirs out
the  window
                c. Wrote another pupil's name on the top, to avoid your
failure

17. Why did your Mom shop in stores that gave Green Stamps with
purchases?
                a. To keep you out of mischief by licking the backs,
which  tasted like bubble gum
                b. They could be put in special books and redeemed for
various  household items
                c. They were given to the kids to be used as stick-on
tattoos

18. Praise the Lord, and pass the _________?
                a. Meatballs
                b. Dames
                c. Ammunition

19. What was the name of the singing group that made the song Cabdriver"
 a hit?
                a. The Ink Spots
                b. The Supremes
                c. The Esquires

20. Who left his heart in San Francisco?
                a. Tony Bennett
                b. Xavier Cugat
                c. George Gershwin
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> > > > >     ANSWERS
1. b) On the floor, to the left of the clutch . Hand controls, popular 
in Europe, took till the late '60s to catch on.
 2. b) To sprinkle clothes before ironing. Who had a steam iron?
3. c) Cold weather caused the milk to freeze and expand, popping the
bottle top.(and it was sooo good to eat!!!)
 4. a) Blackjack Gum.
5. b) Special makeup was applied, followed by drawing a seam down  the 
back of the leg with eyebrow  pencil.
 6. a) 1946 Studebaker.
7. c) Wax coke bottles containing super-sweet colored water.
8. a) Wax for your flat top (butch) haircut.
9. a) With clamps, tightened by a skate key, which you wore on a
shoestring around your neck.
10. c) Eeny-meeny-miney-mo.
11. c) Polio. In beginning of August, swimming pools were closed, movies
 and other public gathering places  were closed to try to prevent spread
of the disease.
12. b) Taxi.  Better be ready by half-past eight!
13. c) Macaroni.
14. c) Hiding under your desk, and covering your head with your arms in
an A- bomb drill.
15. a) Princess Summerfallwinterspring.  She was another puppet.
16. a) Immediately sniffed the purple ink to get a high.
17. b) Put in a special stamp book, they could be traded for household
items at the Green Stamp store.
18. c) Ammunition, and we'll all be free.
19. a) The all male, all black group: The Inkspots.
20. a) Tony Bennett
     SCORING
17 - 20 correct: You are not only older than dirt, but obviously gifted
with mind bloat. Now if you could only find your glasses. Definitely a 
GEEZER!
12 - 16 correct: Not quite dirt yet, but your mind is definitely muddy.
0 - 11 correct: You are a sad excuse for a geezer or you are younger
than springtime!

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Uh-Oh I got 18 right and I am only 44 ! I guess I am a
premature GEEZER. LOL

Thurmond

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