211 thoughts on “Scrapbook One Hundred Thirty One…

  1. There is a lot going on in that picture, there is what looks like a red ryder in the back window.

    Wonder if you need a tetanus shot to sleep over?

  2. Ok Eve you have crossed the line; proudly displaying that structurally perfect specimen in a humiliatingly mutilated form. And you Mr. Fenn should be ashamed of yourself for aiding and abetting. I demand a scrapbook 131.1 for all to show their proper respect to the classic Chevy!

  3. Saved the front and back end of a 1961 Chevy Corvair Greenbriar van, same color. Giving me idears…. was thinking of a freestanding storage chest with working headlights and tail lights….

  4. Now that is a great example of re re-cycling! Is that night stand made from a suitcase? Perfect! Pete (my pack-rat in my ID) loves it too!

  5. Now that is very artistic usage of a common item, Love the nightstand too.
    Thank you Eve for sharing this with Forrest and thank you Forrest for sharing this with us. Just goes to show what can be done when one thinks outside of the box.

  6. Eve, does that truck have 4 wheel drive? Sometimes you need all the traction you can get and roll bars may be useful too πŸ˜‰

  7. Early Texan Redneck Decor… with pilled afghans, sofa cushions and dingy wrinkled bedskirts…”No Thank You. That’s not my idea of cozy comfort…
    I’d like to cancel my reservation please…” πŸ™‚

  8. And I bet you’d prefer escargot instead of frog legs?? Some folks just can’t appreciate the finer things of life!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  9. Ok Folks it seems for my calls for scrapbook 131.1 has fallen on deaf ears. Thus I hereby protest this nauseating mutilation of a classic Chevys and I present my baby.


    Meet “Suzie” she was bought from a neighbour named Suzie when I was a child and was the first vehicle that I learned to drive as 6 years old. I have fond memories driving her in the field during bitterly cold winters, while my dad threw off the hay to feed our Herefords.

    Suzie was born in 1953 and last summer I finally took her out of storage and brought her to my home. She is all original and she is mine!

    Save a classic Chevy and sleep in a real bed!

    The Wolf

      • Yes Dal it is the original block, info act everything is original except the hood, My grandfather run it into a horse or something and dinted it and instead of fixing it they decided to replace it. Other than that – everything is original. My plan is to overhaul the engine this summer because the gaskets are leaking oil more than I would like.

    • Very nice Wolf… I love the back rounded windows… Also, cool that it’s been in your family for so long…

      Ditto on “Save a classic Chevy and sleep in a real bed”

      • Thank you spallies, the 5 window versions are quite popular but not common, I love those corner windows too as they add character.

    • Nice truck!

      I had a ’53 Ford. The local Ford dealer painted it red and put a Christmas tree in the bed. Couldn’t make a deal with them, they bought a model A pickup for their permanent Christmas truck.

  10. Love the truck, but love the bed too.

    The bed wouldnt be my first choice, but its original for sure. I was hoping he put wheels under it, can you imagine trying to move it so you could vacuum? πŸ™‚

    • Deb, Here’s a thought… Maybe the bed is on a hydraulic lift system like in an automotive repair shop… That’s what those dangerous steel bumper corner things look like to me… drive the truck on top, push the button, and up it goes! That would certainly make under bed vacuuming easy as pie, now wouldn’t it?
      Actually, I’m just kidding, but for the sake of the elevated bob wire hat, my imagination is working overtime again. “Oh Forrest, what have you done to me?”

      • Goofy, Moon Stone Beach is a great place to find solace from the crowds of other California beaches. I always go to The Sea Chest Restaurant and Oyster Bar when I’m there and usually stay at the Cambria Pine Lodge since they have a quaint feel with a nice Fireside Lounge to enjoy music acts every day of the week.

        Happy you enjoyed the area recently with friends.

        • Kachinas I agree Moonstone is a nice beach, but most of the beaches around here are not crowded if not completely empty except on the holidays.

          We go over to Cambria regularly as we live just down the road. I’ve heard the Sea Chest has really good food but a is little pricy and only take cash. My friend said the service has gone downhill compared to the β€œold days”.

          One of my wife’s favorite antique shops is across the highway on the east end of Main Street. I usually eat at the pizza shop next door; they make a mean cheese burger with green chilies and have great fries.

          • No I’m not rich Pirate I still work for a living, but there are lots of rich folks around here and we have one of the highest costs of living in the country. The wife and I had planned on moving back to Texas by now, but it hasn’t worked out yet.

          • Nah, don’t take me off the list Pirate. Come on by and I’ll take you to one of the many micro brewers (rich guys having fun) around here and you can plunder some ale. They’re supposed to have some good beer……

            I drink cheap beer, but if you let me know ahead of time I’ll pick up a keg of good ale and you and the parrot can get toasted and show me your treasure map.

            After that we can all go shark fishing (lots of great whites around here). I’ve never used a parrot for bait but I hear they love pirates. I mean I’ll show you guys a great time fishing.

  11. Do you guys think Forrest Fenn will ever post anything useful to solving the clues in the poem? Or are we just too hopeful………,

    • And why does he say he has not given any, …..nor has he ever?

      Think real hard about that………. So has then?, …..and he’s just saying that to make himself feel better or it’s just part of the game and we have to figure out whether it’s true or not? Hmmm……….

    • Suzie,

      Here’s some cromagnon logic. Beat it to death and then beat it.

      Read TTOTC straight through and then read it again looking for hints. Read the poem and then read it again, and then read it again. Then read the book again.

      Forrest said that there are many places WWWH and most of them are north of Santa Fe.

      At mysteriuous writings he said that “searchers should go back to the poem so many times that I don’t want to say it again here.”

      Read the poem again and then read the book again.

      Excellent research materials are TTOTC, Google Earth, and/or a good map.

      I think that people who think that this can be solved by reading the book and the poem over and over, again and again looking for a cross hair on the map without stepping outside, don’t want to find the treasure. The book is all about doing things and going places and the poem is the map. Get off the couch and go look for it. Don’t forget to read the poem and the book, again.

  12. I think Forrest was having fun with all his stories and we all enjoyed them. He was giving us something to talk about.
    If perhaps those scrapbooks had hints, well he did a great job giving them. πŸ™‚ Go Forrest, Go Forrest πŸ™‚

    • Forrest Fenn, Forrest Fenn,
      Please pick up your pen!

      I’m part of the lurker crowd these days and even they are begging for content. I agreed to boldly step into the light on behalf of all lurkers and politely ask for more ff scrapbook content. Please sir.

      (Hello Dal, slurbs, Amy, Goofy…all)

  13. Suzie
    I wouldn’t say easy, I would say what took so long. I have been trying to figure it out now for 3 years. And if I’m correct I’m going to kick myself in the behind πŸ™‚
    And should have known all along what it all means. Y’all should have seen us searching the last 2 years you would say what were they thinking but at the time it made a littke sense and I will explain it one day. Lol

    Sometimes I’m a little slow, or it’s more like DUH πŸ™‚

    • Hi Amy, imo there is nothing easy about it. I whole heartedly agree with Dr. James P. – Psychologist who studied Forrest. He didn’t arrive at a correct solve to the poem but he certainly arrived at an accurate analysis of Forrest being sincere, of genius level intelligence with a highly complex layered solution evidenced in the memoirs. If the TC is found in our lifetime I believe the solution will prove itself complex with multiple solutions leading to one place.

        • I’m only confident in that part of the chase Amy. I think studying Forrest is the only pathway to solving his poem and that’s difficult given he selects and publishes the known variables.

          Definitely fun though.

  14. Yes with all that’s out there now I would say yes u should be able to try and put it together. Hmm I never liked puzzles they took to long to put together πŸ™‚

    • Yeah, I’ve actually sang it at karaoke a few times!! πŸ™‚

      Oh Susie Q,
      Oh Susie Q,
      Oh Susie Q, baby I love you, Susie Q.

      I like the way you walk,
      I like the way you talk,
      I like the way you walk, I like the way you talk, Susie Q.

      • “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.…”

        We’ll you know where it’s from? πŸ™‚

        I’ll never stop knocking, …..until I find it, …..and neither should you.

  15. Someone I forgot posted the hospital beds . See how slow I can be. I got this, and what I thought to myself was correct πŸ™‚

  16. I’ll bet that truck bed has the old bed springs with a mattress on top of it.boy ,those was the best beds to sleep on.my aunt in newton,tx.still has one of those beds and ,boy can I sleep good on it when I get to see her once in a blue moon.lets see ford verses chevy,i’d take a chevy anyday. ford= found on road dead. GTO= gas,tires, and oil.the bed looks comfy. good job.

  17. Has anyone watched that new series on history channel? I think its called, lgend of superstious mountain.Its about some guys looking for the the dutchmans lost mine in arizona.

  18. β€œThe most merciful thing in the world… is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents… The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but someday the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality… That we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.”

    ~ H. P. Lovecraft (Short-story writer, editor, novelist, poet, nightbird)

    Known by pen names:
    Lewis Theobald
    Humphrey Littlewit
    Ward Phillips
    Edward Softly

    I am particularly fond of Lovecraft’s exploration of forbidden knowledge which is a central theme in his works.

  19. Like some of you, I also think that the best strategy is to focus on the poem, but that the Scrapbooks, the comments on Jenny Kile’s website, and the TTOTC book all contain little hints.

    I think that these last two Scrapbooks might be linked.

    The theme of one is SLIPPERS

    The theme of the other is PICKUP TRUCK

    They only have three letters in common: RIP

    They only have two letters in common which are next to each other: PI

    Finally, look at the license plate on the truck. It has two groupings which begin and end with the same number or letter. This brings to mind Forrest’s favorite quote from T.S.Eliot and the idea that if you draw a circle, you end up where you started.

    Many of the hints seem to be related to circles and/or pi.

          • Right there with you Pirate, I made a blueberry pie last night. Not much of a math gal. The pi symbol reminds me of the log fence/gate to property I played in as a child. We rode fence pretending to be cowboys and once in a while rode a strawberry rone or buckskin from the adjacent ranch.

      • So did Forrest! One of the best examples of this kind of hint in the book was the story about the Pineapple Pie. Two pi equals one full circle, and pies, of course, are circular.


    • Eliza, what an appropriate, smart tie-in. I believe concentric circles like ripples on a lake encompass the entire geographical circle where Forrest has enjoyed life.

      My childhood and family were simple and filled with simple outdoor pleasures. I learned to steer an old truck of my grandfathers sitting on his lap and laughing as we bounced into the burrow pit along side of dirt roads.

  20. Too things that stand out in the poem are no X and one Z in blaze so does the blaze mark the exact spot ? Should we be looking for Z’s in the SB’s

    • Maybe there is no X because that is what you are supposed to be looking for.

      In almost EVERY children’s show, there is an episode where they go looking for treasure. In EVERY one of these shows, X marks the spot where the treasure is buried.

      I only know this because I am forced to watch cartoons a lot. Every time a treasure hunt episode comes on, I laugh.

    • Wolf, you may be right. Forrest bet his double omegas on Diggin Gypsie imp because she has true grit (go gyps!) but more importantly because she likes to look at old things. Maybe the chest is inside an old Ford or Chevy truck or better yet the Bullet. lol πŸ™‚

      • annabloom or anyone else,
        Could you specify where you read that Forrest bet his double omegas on DG. I can’t seem to find it. I’m always interested in reading anything Forrest says in regard to the double omegas.

  21. It’s another sing along…..

    Forrest Fenn, …..Forrest Fenn, …..it’s been so long now, …..don’t know where to begin. Everything was going just fine, then you appeared on TV and blew our minds. Now we haven’t heard from you in such a long, long …..time. Tell me, was it something Chris Yates said? …..or maybe locolobo or The Wolf instead? I know it’s hard when Goofy always gives you such hell, but maybe it’s for the best, because after your last comments, I don’t feel so well……… But wait!! You did come back for a brief a moment, …..with a picture of a Chevy Truck with blankets on it. Don’t know what to think about that, …..I guess just another fun Scrapbook post like your hat. Oh well, oh well, …..the day someone finds it, they will say the sky fell……….

    Forrest Fenn, …..Forrest Fenn, …..it’s been so long now, …..don’t know where to begin……….

    • Forrest, old son, I can perhaps understand the need to climb up on the corral fence, after the latest brouhaha. That old bronc was pretty rough on you!

      But, dang it, the dust has pretty much settled. Would you at least come part way down off the fence so suzie will quit that caterwauling!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  22. IMO Eve is the product of a divine creation, Eve appeared as a complete, perfect woman.

    Imagination is more important than knowledge folks.

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