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  • Hillbealy
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    Sorry the trees have lemons ( on their limb ends) The trees and the flowers are yelling-low (like mourning)

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  • Hillbealy
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    Why are the trees and the flowers Yelling. FF and the LS hear their unspoken cry !!!!

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  • Indulge me
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    Originally posted by mikew1927 View Post

    How on earth is it you haven't found the chest yet? You're playing Canasta like a boss. Kudos.
    Because of slot of things....like 28 instead of 27, he forgot the YY's.

    "My Spanish toy factory." Spinning tops and Yo-Yo's

    Walk the dog is a Yo-Yo trick.

    YY. R. Leigh
    Yazzie Yarnell
    ...and such.

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  • mikew1927
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    Originally posted by Sherif Billy View Post
    you count the doublets of letters (like rr or tt ) there are 25 pairs in the body of the writing. Then if you add the two from beneath the picture that gives you 27.
    How on earth is it you haven't found the chest yet? You're playing Canasta like a boss. Kudos.

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  • Sherif Billy
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    you count the doublets of letters (like rr or tt ) there are 25 pairs in the body of the writing. Then if you add the two from beneath the picture that gives you 27. Sooo... That would make the chance of those numbers (Matthew 27: 45-61) all appearing together is like 1/27 times 1/45 times 1/61 which I think is........... .00001348 or 1/74074 (one chance out of 74,074)..
    Now if you had three buckets and the first bucket had numbers 1-27 in it and bucket 2 had numbers 1-45 in it and the third 1-61 and let’s say you take one second to draw out a number from each bucket What would be the average time it you take you to draw the exact combination 27 45 61. Let’s see the chance is 1/74047. So 1 second for each number or 3 seconds per combination That’s 74047X 3 or 222141 seconds divided by 60 seconds in a minute or 3702 minutes divided by 60 minutes in an hour or 62 hours divided by 8 hour work day or about eight days to get that lucky combination See it isn’t so unusual. Maybe I’ll try it for real while I’m in quarantine for something to do

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  • chesttroll
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    Originally posted by JHSharp View Post
    Good ones all, especially Moody and Mike Tyson, who, by the way, is apparently now Surgeon General.
    HAHAHA, I thought I was the only one who seen Mike Tyson there in the first thread. Thought is was a joke until I read it. Funny!

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  • BiggishShoes
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    Originally posted by BiggishShoes View Post
    nuke nook
    by hook or by crook to el and back
    Ellen Bach

    got to be yeah

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  • khan
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    https://youtu.be/nYRefC7E9gU

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  • JHSharp
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    Good ones all, especially Moody and Mike Tyson, who, by the way, is apparently now Surgeon General.

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  • Tyke (MySon)
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    Originally posted by Lead Cat View Post

    Didn't Narcissus drown while looking at his reflection in water? I wonder if that means anything.
    I had alluded to this idea you express in the following addition to the below post. Thinking further upon what you write, I believe an admonition against fixation on the wrong 'water' may also be implied, as some waters are quite dangerous, especially at high tide. Safety first.

    3.5) The biggest snare for most searchers is falling in love with the wrong solve. "Bias" is the common term used to describe "why" this happens. Beneath most forms of bias, there is a root, and that root is some form or other of "self-love" -- Narcissus, in myth, dies from falling in love with his own reflection. Perhaps by referencing N., Mr. Fenn is warning searchers in love with the image of themselves in their solves of the perniciousness there-in. Fenn does after all, in one of his interviews, strongly advocate "divorce." As he included the term "marriage" in his vision for crafting a solve, perhaps Mr. Fenn was urging certain searchers to consider a "divorce" or at least some type of annulment. I'm by no means confident this is the case, but it's at least something to bear in mind.
    Last edited by Tyke (MySon); 03-22-2020, 11:52 AM.

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  • Lead Cat
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    Originally posted by Tyke (MySon) View Post

    Narcissus, in myth, dies from falling in love with his own reflection.
    Didn't Narcissus drown while looking at his reflection in water? I wonder if that means anything.

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  • Sherif Billy
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    Originally posted by Sherif Billy View Post
    Just Coincidences?

    First Forrest is mentioning daffodils again. Maybe he likes Daffodils and there's nothing to it. I find it curious though that the Daffodil is the Christian flower symbolic of the resurrection of life after death. Then is it a coincidence that Matthew 27: 45-61 describes the death of Jesus. I'm not very good at statistics but it would seem to be the chance of that exact passage in the bible to exactly match (start and stop) with those numbers would be 1/45 times 1/61 or 0.0222 times 0.01693 or 0.00036393 or 1/ 2748. I mean it could happen. Those are better chances than Lloyd had with Mary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWreKSjaR8k I'm not falling for it, it is just another coincidence like the flask the lush was drinking from watching Sam Snead golf (3/16 of an ounce )or liter or something...(John 3:16) or some of those stupid postmarks.

    Happy Easter to one and all..
    (Oh.. and Matthew means gift from God)
    1f
    Sorry for this late update however I just realized another coincidence.

    If you count the doublets of letters (like rr or tt ) there are 25 pairs in the body of the writing. Then if you add the two from beneath the picture that gives you 27. Sooo... That would make the chance of those numbers (Matthew 27: 45-61) all appearing together is like 1/27 times 1/45 times 1/61 which I think is........... .00001348 or 1/74074 (one chance out of 74,074)..

    Well it could happen..........

    1f

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  • JHSharp
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    Originally posted by Mr hand View Post
    The importance of the blazes location should not be understated or this pic
    I agree, so much. I had to really take time to consider the right perspective, and lo and behold, it’s a wharehouse! The table is set, has to be enough plates ready with this one for serving 30 or more. This is like a Norman Rockwell photo! Thanks for this classic!

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  • Tyke (MySon)
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    I've noticed over the years many are quick to jump to the most available interpretation of Mr. Fenn's writings. We're all tempted to do so as there is often quite alluring information floating at the surface. But over the years I've cultivated a habit of tossing out my first and second reading of Mr. Fenn's writings. Why? 1) Because he's a wise old fisherman. 2) Because I believe Mr. Fenn wants us to dig deeper. I think there's a real danger in latching onto the first symbol in Fenn's writings which happens to catch one's eye. Allow me to provide an example from his latest offering:

    The most prominent image in Scrapbook 249 is that of the yellow daffodil. There's a lot to be unpacked here. Not that I have all the answers, but here are a few observations I find worth noting --

    1) Daffodils are not always yellow. Some are white. Talk of a 'white blaze' over the years has been drilled into our ears and subsequently our minds. As Mr. Fenn makes the effort to articulate that the daffodils in his story are "yellow," could there be meaning in this? It's a question which remains to be answered. I recall previous mention of purple and yellow flowers, and a certain aberrant shade of Cadillac.

    2) Daffodil flowers boast a "trumpet" at center, not to mention a "Corona." I don't always think the subtleties in Mr. Fenn's writings are about the location of his gold. To me, these images resound with encouragement that we will defeat our nation's present enemy. The impending warm weather may have something to do with our triumph; only time will tell.

    3) We all know Greek mythological references play a role in Mr. Fenn's writings. The daffodil is also coined the Narcissus. Those skeptics among us might cling to the Greek phrasing with an incriminating eye. Let them do so. The internet is filled with such projections. This allusion reminds me of a "mirror" referenced in one of Fenn's earlier stories; the idea of looking into the mirror symbolizes self-reflection, humility, and if we see ourselves as akin to others, empathy becomes a necessary part of life's process. In myth, Narcissus calls out in love to "Echo" -- there are many echoes, dopples, and ripples sprinkled throughout the Chase, some more obvious than others, "Hear me all and listen good" being but one example.

    3.5) The biggest snare for most searchers is falling in love with the wrong solve. "Bias" is the common term used to describe "why" this happens. Beneath most forms of bias, there is a root, and that root is some form or other of "self-love" -- Narcissus, in myth, dies from falling in love with his own reflection. Perhaps by referencing N., Mr. Fenn is warning searchers in love with the image of themselves in their solves of the perniciousness there-in. Fenn does after all, in one of his interviews, strongly advocate "divorce." As he included the term "marriage" in his vision for crafting a solve, perhaps Mr. Fenn was urging certain searchers to consider a "divorce" or at least some type of annulment. I'm by no means confident this is the case, but it's at least something to bear in mind.

    4) Willie (Willie Mays?). The Yard (Baseball Home Run?). Or maybe Fenn was just "Saying Hey Kid." Again, only time will tell. Below, and excerpt connecting Willie and Daffodils:

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    5) And finally, going in the complete opposite direction, maybe Mr. Fenn's writing is alarmingly straight forward and there are no symbols to be interpreted at all. Scrapbook "249" about "Daffodils" may literally point toward street address "249 Daffodil." The tax records for this property reveal a rather interesting historical anomaly; further, this particular plot of land sits in Casper (aka "friendly ghost") Wyoming just south of "Paradise Country Club" and a bend in the Platte River, just off "Indian Paintbrush" Road. You just can't make this stuff up.

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  • Sherif Billy
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    Just Coincidences?

    First Forrest is mentioning daffodils again. Maybe he likes Daffodils and there's nothing to it. I find it curious though that the Daffodil is the Christian flower symbolic of the resurrection of life after death. Then is it a coincidence that Matthew 27: 45-61 describes the death of Jesus. I'm not very good at statistics but it would seem to be the chance of that exact passage in the bible to exactly match (start and stop) with those numbers would be 1/45 times 1/61 or 0.0222 times 0.01693 or 0.00036393 or 1/ 2748. I mean it could happen. Those are better chances than Lloyd had with Mary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWreKSjaR8k I'm not falling for it, it is just another coincidence like the flask the lush was drinking from watching Sam Snead golf (3/16 of an ounce )or liter or something...(John 3:16) or some of those stupid postmarks.

    Happy Easter to one and all..
    (Oh.. and Matthew means gift from God)
    1f

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