Good Quality Scanned Images of Forrest’s Book Covers…

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BOOK COVERS FOR DOWNLOAD

Folks have asked me if I would provide high quality scans, suitable for close examination, of the book covers of Forrest’s three memoirs. The scans provided are from my own first edition volumes. Here they are:

Once they load up you can save them to your computer.

The Thrill of the Chase

Too Far To Walk

Once Upon a While

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Too Far To Walk-Back Cover

The Thrill of the Chase-Back Cover

 

 

 

Fennboree 2019 T-Shirt Design Contest…

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Fennboree 2019 T-Shirt Design Contest
by Sacha

Fennboree is just a few short months away, so it is time for the contests to begin!

This year, Illinios Ghost and Fenn Treasure Hunters are hosting the contest to design the official T-shirt of Fennboree 2019.

The winner of this year’s contest will receive a WSOF Poker Chip and Brochure, and a T-shirt with their winning design on the back, and a name of his or her choice on the front.

To enter is easy – just submit your design to illinoisghost@icloud.com before February 21, 2019.  He will collect all the submissions until the cutoff date.  Then, Voting will take place here, on Dal’s site.  Everyone will have a chance to vote on the winning design until Midnight on March 1st.  The winner will be announced on Saturday, March 2nd.

Illinois Ghost made a short video of the rules and how to enter.  You can watch it HERE

 

CONTEST RULES
*Contest is open to anyone, regardless of age or location.  You do not need to attend Fennboree to enter.

*Entries must be emailed to illinoisghost@icloud.com by the deadline to be considered.

*Entries may not include any vulgar or graphic images.  Illinois Ghost and Fenn Treasure Hunters reserve the right to disqualify any submission deemed inappropriate or disrespectful.

*Each person may enter the contest no more than twice.  Entries will be accepted, and can be changed, until the February 21st deadline.

*Winner will choose a color and size of shirt from available selections on Fenn Treasure Hunter’s Shopify store.  Shirt will be ordered by FTH and shipped directly to winner.  Chip and Brochure will be shipped separately.

*All entrants agree to have their submission posted on various internet forums, for public voting phase.

*Winner will be chosen by public voting phase, then the top voted selections are reviewed by an anonymous panel of judges to select the winner.

*Winner agrees to allow their submission to be used on t-shirts and merchandise for Fennboree 2019.

Below are examples of submissions from a few years back, including the winning design, submitted by Illinois Ghost.  But, don’t worry folks, Rick can’t win the contest this year, since he is running it.  You can use these as your inspiration for creating this year’s design.

-Sacha

 

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Prem design

Ramona Mannaa

Kaden

 

Fennboree 2019…

 

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Please check back soon for details on upcoming fennboree 2019 tshirt design contest!
Also, In addition to games with prizes, there is going to be giveaways by way of one free raffle ticket for each attendee. We will draw as many raffle tickets as we have prizes for. That said, we are looking for donations as prizes to be given away for both the drawing and the games. We are also welcoming those who may want to volunteer to assist in the event(s).

 
 

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“L” Plates…

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“L” Plates
by voxpops

 

I’m afraid I can’t muster a whole word, but if you’re nearing the end of a sentence perhaps this letter will be enough to raise a small smile:

“L”

When I was a teenager in Britain, if you wanted to learn to drive (who didn’t?), you slung a couple of signs on the front and rear of your dad’s car, hopped in the driving seat, and spent the next 40 minutes making your father wish he’d become a jungle explorer rather than a bank clerk, as it would have been a good deal safer. These modest square placards sported a solid-looking “L” in bright red on a white background, and warned other drivers that it might be wiser to seek an alternate route.

After I discarded those rather uncool learner plates, and left the driving instructor (who had the unhappy task of taking over when my dad bailed) to his therapy, “L” began to designate something even less cool. People would make a sign with their thumb and index finger and hold it up to their forehead, rather like the “H” that denotes Rimmer is a hologram in Red Dwarf (and which looks a bit like a bunch of “L”s stitched together – appropriate since Rimmer is, not to put too fine a point on it, a total loser!).

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Creator:Joel Anderson Copyright:© Joel Anderson Photography 2012

So I was a bit taken aback one day recently when I was amusing myself on Google. I’d been watching one of those home-search TV shows where the presenters try to find something to suit a couple or family who want to trade their patch of dirt for another. This one was set in Northern Ireland, an area that I’m unfamiliar with. After the show, I zoomed in on Google Maps, trying (unsuccessfully) to locate one of the featured houses. So I idly hunted around to find the shortest sea crossing between mainland Britain and N. Ireland (I know, sounds a bit like a loser pastime if ever there was one), and stumbled right onto this:

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Now I know that tectonic plates shift all the time, but I’d speculate that it rarely results in seabed formations that look like they might belong in a kid’s program: “Today’s episode of Sesame Street has been brought to you by the letter L…” Was someone at Google (in their best Dick Van Dyke Cockney impersonation), ’avin’ a larf or takin’ the Mickey? Taking the Mickey (making fun of someone) is apparently Cockney rhyming slang: “Taking the Mickey Bliss” – I’ll leave you to work out the rhyme.

The current political malfunction is worldwide. I could well imagine that some wag thought it a good idea to raise a metaphorical thumb and finger, just to indicate the dire state of the UK as it thrashes around, trying, and so far failing, to resolve the European question.

Or is it something else, altogether? I doubt I’ll ever find a straight answer to that, so I’m left with my imagination. I like the idea of those old “L” plates as I feel like a perpetual novice, always trying to discover what the ’ell’s going on.

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And the point of this ramble? Aberrations. Your aberrations probably won’t be the same as my aberrations. But I’d lay hefty odds that they’ll be there waiting for you. It’s rare to have one so obvious that it’s accessible to the whole world (makes a change from the fuzzy Google images and debatable detritus that I’ve posted here before!). And I’d suggest that it doesn’t matter whether there’s a perfectly logical (or at least acceptable) reason for any particular aberration, it’s what it conjures in your own mind that’s important. And for that the sky’s the limit – or maybe not…

-voxpops

 

 

 

 

 

Fennboree 2019 Plans…

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By JDiggins
Fennboree 2019 will be held at Hyde Memorial State Park in Santa Fe July 5-7, 2019.
Friday night will be a campfire and hot dog roast at site # 47, Saturday there will be a potluck gathering at group shelter 2 with fun, friends food and games. If you are interested in attending you will need to reserve a camp/rv site on the HYDE MEMORIAL STATE PARK website  https://newmexicostateparks.reserveamerica.com
Or, if you prefer, you can stay in a hotel in Santa Fe. Bring your favorite dish of food or snacks, and/or your favorite drinks for the Saturday potluck.
This year, jdiggins will be your host!
More details coming….
You can find out more about Fennboree 2019 by clicking on the following links:
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