Side Tracked…

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January 2020

by dal

 

One of the reasons I am such a poor search partner is that I am easily distracted. I call it curiosity. Esmerelda calls it a break and my fellow travelers call it a torment.

First of all, I’ve never had a complete solution…not once. The best I can do from home is to come up with five or six clues. Once I had a blaze before I left home…but only once. It came from one of Forrest’s photos published on this very blog in an area that already interested me. It was a good mile walk from the place I could park my vehicle. But it took me five hours to get there because I am curious.

First, I found a colossal beaver lodge on the river and I could hear critters inside (young beavers?) whining and humming. I sat around and waited to see if I could spot a beaver come out. I didn’t.

Then, a few hundred feet later, I ran across a magnificent acre patch of Sulphur Indian Paintbrush. I spent the next hour crawling around on my hands and knees like a ponderous, giant bee, taking pictures…wide shots, tight shots, extreme close-ups. That was a lot of fun!

Around the next bend I ran into an elk cow and her baby out wading in the Madison. Really…they weren’t crossing it. They were just cooling their heels. Walking a bit up stream and then a bit downstream. I christened them Shirley and Christine. I watched them play in the water for half an hour or so and then I had to make a detour around them and head out toward my blaze.

But it gets worse. I found one of those big anthills with gazillions of (nonbiting) ants that I had to investigate. I watched them carry grains of sand from down at the base of their mountain up to the top and into the entrance. Meanwhile other ants were coming out of that egress carrying other grains and piling them up on the hill. Maybe they were redecorating?. So I named each ant and watched them toil away for a half hour before moving on.

I ran into a shallow pebbly area on the stream and I HAD to stop and look for cool rocks. I look for unique colors and shapes. I pick them up and investigate the sand under them for sparkly grains. I tried skipping the flat ones. I marvel at the nearly perfect round ones.

Any meadow I run into lures me like a sailor to a bar. I love those things and I can spend days photographing a single small meadow of wildflowers. I might never come this way again and the camera is my memory.

A few years ago I was exploring the The Dominguez and Escalante Expedition as a potential key to the riddle of the poem. I was driving near Dinosaur National Monument in CO heading to a place where the 1776 expedition camped close to a spring. When I got within reach an oil outfit had been trenching and laying pipe across miles of open Sage Steppe resulting in a mound of diggings along the now buried trench. Since I am wildly entertained by geology I considered this a huge bonus. I started examining that unearthed Colorado rock like it was gold….How often can you examine what’s under your feet so easily? I was looking for fossils. I ended up spending three days out there just turning over rocks.

After three glorious days I ended up with three beautiful keepers…

Eat your heart out!!!

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I split up so much limestone I think I should be an honorary quarryman. The fish happened when I spent the first day splitting up flat limestone slabs. It didn’t look that good when I found her. That represents a few hours of clean-up at home. I call her Dory. Miles later the boulders were gone and I was cracking smaller rocks…the leaf…finally, there was nothing along the trench except broken crumbly pieces…the shell.

After all that I got back to looking into The Dominguez and Escalante Expedition solution.

So, to get back to my beginning thought… a side-track in nature is a hoot for me, I can stay entertained in one spot much after others have, guzzled all the beer, gone mad and left screaming at me. Those with a more focused view of life and the treasure hunt find me downright annoying to search with.

There’s more to the treasure hunt than the 42lb box.

Just sayin!

dal…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harley…

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January 2020
by dal

 

Before I get back to the story I was scribbling I wanted to share some information I just received.

Our old pal Harley Dodge Dart was found dead by some hunters last fall. He was in his old pick-up on yet another narrow, dirt road in the Montana mountains around the Bitterroot. Foul play was not suspected.

I guess he was found not far from his “ranch”. Of course calling his place a ranch is about like calling Esmerelda a limo.

You might remember Harley from an adventure we shared a few years ago. I wrote about it HERE.

I wonder who will replace him in the library of fascinating old characters that have earned a place in this ancient world?

Semper Fi

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He died like he lived…alone and peacefulusmc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Win a Set of Forrest’s Books & Help Cancer Victims…

 

logoThe Cancer Foundation for New Mexico (CFFNM) is a local, independent, non-profit that provides support for cancer patients in northern New Mexico.

The annual Sweetheart Auction is the primary fundraising event supporting essential patient services and programs for the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico.

Auction attendees enjoy the opportunity to bid on over 500 incredible items including local & international getaways, hand-crafted jewelry, highly-collectible artwork, unique dining experiences, and much more.

Last year’s Sweetheart Auction brought in over 850 people and raised approximately 50% of the Foundation’s annual revenue for patient services.

As always, the annual Sweetheart Auction would not be possible without the continued support of the Santa Fe community and beyond.

And this is where we come in…Searchers for Forrest’s hidden chest… we can help by bidding on a signed and doodled collection of Forrest’s books…pictured below. These are brand new books all are signed and the top three are doodled..

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(1) The Thrill of the Chase, signed and doodled, 10th edition
(2) Too Far to Walk, signed and doodled, 8th edition
(3) Once Upon a While, signed and doodled, 1st edition
(4) Seventeen Dollars a Square Inch: A Personal Tribute to Eric Sloane, signed, 1st edition
(5) Teepee Smoke: A New Look Into the Life and Work of Joseph Henry Sharp, signed, 1st edition
(6) Leon Gaspard: The Call of Distant Places, signed, 1st edition

You do not have to come to the Auction to bid on this item. You can bid from the warmth and comfort of your home, no matter where you live and you can do it right now by clicking HERE and filling in the bidding form. You must submit your bid by Friday, Feb. 7th, at 5pm U.S. Mountain Time.

 

You can find out more about the books up for bidding by clicking HERE

If you’d like to know more about the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico…click HERE

If you’d like to know more about their annual auction, click HERE

You can even look at some of the other items that will be offered at the auction HERE

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Annual Report…



January 2020
by dal

This blog was started in August of 2011 and on the first day we had 47 unique viewers.
The highest number of  visitors on a single day was on 2/27/2013 at 63,932
Compared to December 17, 2019 when we had 12,372 visitors 

 

In 2019 there were 436,392 unique viewers. Down from 593,018 in 2018
In 2019 there were 4,063,763 total viewers. Up from 3,886,599 in 2018
In 2019 we had 36,117 comments

 

Total views on the blog since it was started in 2011 are 22,771,800
Total comments on the blog since it started are 315,755

 

2019 Monthly viewers…
Jan 281,251
Feb 247,663
Mar 249,345
Apr 289,543
May 321,357
Jun 353,411
Jul 297,603
Aug 322,520
Sep 322,312
Oct 520,594
Nov 516, 746
Dec 340,665

 

Where do those viewers come from?
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We posted 189 new posts in 2019.That’s up from 173 in 2018

 

Most Visited Pages
1. Home page
2. Cheat Sheet
3. Scrap Books
4. Where Warm Waters Halt
5. Forrest Speaks
6. Most Important Info
7. Odds n Ends
8. Tarry Scant
9. Poetry Page
10. Poem as Riddle
11. VOA Unedited Interview

 

Subscribers 4,348
I suspect that we have fewer subscribers than many other blogs because a person can receive notifications about comments without being subscribed.

 

The page with the most followers was Name Forrest’s Kitty Contest page followed by No Paddle Up Your Creek, Safety First, Fundamental Guidelines and Home of Brown.

 

I have not got a whiff of a clue how much (if any) revenue the ads pull in because Chris takes care of that and the revenue (if there is any) goes directly to him to compensate for maintenance and technical assistance with the site.

 

In previous years Google was the most common search engine used to find the blog but this year it was Facebook.

 

Most common search terms used to find the blog are just what you’d expect:
1. forrest fenn
2. dal neitzel
3. where warm waters halt
4. home of brown
5. treasure chest

 

Top Four Commenters in 2019
1. Lisa posted 1,979 comments
2. JDA posted 1,920 comments
3. Jake posted 1,148 comments
4. Seeker posted 738 comments

Thank you everyone…
Chris and dal

 

 

 

 

 

The Poem as Riddle…

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December 2019
by dal

BrainDen.com (http://brainden.com/logic-riddles.htm) states that a riddle is simply a statement which has a secret meaning.

They give as an example the following old favorite:

Brothers and sisters I have none but this man’s father is my father’s son.
Who is the man?

The answer of course is “the man is my son”.

But my favorite riddle from BrainDen could be a model for solving the puzzle of Forrest’s poem:

What is greater than God,
more evil than the devil,
the poor have it,
the rich need it,
and if you eat it, you’ll die?

The answer “nothing”.

At first unveiling the answer “nothing” sounds like a cheat…but it is not…and is best understood by turning each line of the riddle into a question, such as:

What is greater than God…nothing.
What is more evil than the devil…nothing.
What do the poor have…nothing.
What do the rich need…nothing.
What happens if you eat nothing…you die.

This I believe is the kind of riddle that could be contained in Forrest’s poem…

But wait!…there’s more…

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riddle#In_real_life) is much more extensive and tells us that a riddle is:

…a statement or question or phrase having a double or veiled meaning, put forth as a puzzle to be solved. 

Wiki goes on to say:
…riddles have in the past few decades ceased to be part of oral tradition, being replaced by other oral-literary forms…

And then Wiki provides many very concise examples of riddles from various parts of the peopled world, from the Old Testament to Batman. All very fascinating, in my opinion and certainly furthers my interest in looking at Forrest’s poem as a riddle…

Wiki points out that there are two basic types of riddles…Enigmas and Cunundrums. Forrest’s riddle type would most definitely be an enigma.
Enigmas are problems expressed in allegorical language, requiring careful thinking and ingenuity to solve.

If I take the combined definitions from Wiki and BrainDen for “riddle”…I come up with:
A statement having a secret or hidden meaning put forth as a puzzle to be solved.

That certainly seems to sum up our poem. Further, knowing Forrest’s interest in words, word games, history and humor…the literary riddle seems to be right up his alley…

Nothing in any definition of a riddle that I have come across suggests a riddle is any kind of cipher or code.

Riddles have been part of literature for a very long time…

Ancient Sumerians lay claim to this one reputed to be over 4,000 years old:
What house do you enter blind but come out seeing?

Answer: A schoolhouse

In Alice in Wonderland the Mad Hatter asks Alice, how is a Raven like a writing desk?…
J. R. R. Tolkien planted riddles in The Hobbit.
Edgar Allen Poe wrapped riddles into a few of his works.
In Oedipus Rex the monster requires the answer to a riddle before the sojourner can continue.
Plato and Einstein played with riddles…Even Harry Potter contains riddles.

And riddles in poetry go nearly as far back as poetry itself. But there are plenty of modern examples as well. Emily Dickinson loved to riddle in her poems. Her poems were numbered. This is #466.

I dwell in Possibility –
A fairer House than Prose –
More numerous of Windows –
Superior – for Doors –

Of Chambers as the Cedars –
Impregnable of eye –
And for an everlasting Roof
The Gambrels of the Sky –

Of Visitors – the fairest –
For Occupation – This –
The spreading wide my narrow Hands
To gather Paradise –

Emily is describing poetry itself…fairer than prose…a kind of house she can live in.

I know what you’re thinking…so what’s the answer Dal? How did this help you solve the poem?
It hasn’t…but I’ve just started in on this approach.
Here’s how I think I might be able to use it…

Folks have suggested many times over the years that perhaps the clues all refer to the same place…
That could certainly be true in a literary riddle…as in the “nothing” riddle above where one word answers all the questions.

The word that is key which Forrest has referred to could be the answer to all the clues…again, as in the “nothing” riddle above.

It certainly gives me a new license to interpret “Brown”.

Forrest has said over and over that the puzzle of the poem is difficult but not impossible to figure out, and that is certainly what a riddle is…

Begin it in the corner but travel round the world.

 

 

 

Sparrow’s Speculations Part Three…

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December 2019
by Sparrow

 

It has been quite a while since I posted my last article on Dal’s Blog (Sparrow’s Speculations 2).  

See Part 2 here if you are interested.

I mentioned in that article how I would share a “solve” in the future that I had put together a very long time ago when I first started the Chase. In fact, this solve was put together about two weeks after I first heard about the treasure hunt at the very end of July 2016.

One morning I came out to the computer and a large note was taped to it. It contained a poem and then instructions—many of which appear below. Here is the poem:

“I am the helpful ghost of Billy Barty

I have come to help you find the treasure.

I will not do this all alone,

But with the help of M.C. Escher”.

The ghost of Billy Barty was very insistent that the treasure was hidden in Wyoming. So much so that if I considered other states I would feel a kicking to my shins which was quite painful. Through time I began to realize that even a ghost can be wrong. I never did get to converse with Mr. Escher though he did promise one day to teach me how to make ends meet.  But this is the “solve” I put together back then:

As I studied the Poem, I noticed immediately the acrostic HORN (“Hint Of Riches New and Old”) on the fourth line of the poem.  Not too long after this, I also discovered another acrostic, “HORN”, which was on the 20th letter from the left and down.  The two “Horns” met and formed an “L” shape towards the left.

As I have gone alone in  tHere

And with my treasures  bOld

I can keep my secret wheRe

And Hint Of Riches New aNd old 

–note the “horn” downward on the 20th line, and the “Horn” from left to right on the fourth line of the poem.

I noticed also at that time that the Wind River and the Big Horn River in Wyoming are actually one continuous river with a “wedding of the waters” in the middle.  This continuous river forms an L shape towards the left when viewed from above on Google.

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Then I noticed that the sentence “Begin it where warm waters halt” had (26) letters in it.   This sentence was the first sentence just UNDER the first stanza.  The sentence has (26) letters and is right under the acrostic “HORN” in the 4th sentence.  The other “HORN” on the (20th) letter from left downward meets this sentence.  You then have a sentence with 26 letters just below an acrostic, which then connects with another acrostic on the 20th line.  I noticed that the Big Horn and Wind Rivers follow highway 20 south to highway 26 across towards the West:   20

BEGIN IT WHERE WARM WATERS HALT (26 LETTERS)   V  HWY 20 SOUTH CONNECTS WITH 26 WEST.

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This was just too much of a coincidence for me. I immediately thought the treasure was in Wyoming.  Here was my understanding of the poem (at that time) after this discovery:

Begin it where warm waters halt”—-the amount of letters point to highway 26—and thus to THERMOPOLIS which is an ideal location for warm waters to halt. I had noticed while googling Thermopolis that the population was 3,009 people in 2010.  Forrest had spoken of the Chest lasting into the future, and had used the year 3009.  Again, I found this to be an amazing coincidence, as Forrest very likely had hidden the treasure in 2010.

And take it in the Canyon Down”—-follow highway 20 down to highway 26 junction.

Not far, but too far to walk”—a short drive.

Put in below the home of Brown”.   Fort Brown was once Fort Washakie. Highway 26 travels through this area. Perhaps “putting in” at Landers was a good idea since the Crow Reservation is located just northwest of there.

As you go west, you head into the Crow Reservation.  From there it’s no place for the meek”.  Of course, only “braves” would be in a Reservation, not the “meek”.

The End is ever drawing nigh”.  I never did completely figure it out, but I thought this might be an anagram of “Wind River Range” or something akin to that, as that Range draws closer and closer as you drive west.  It is continually nearing in the west as you drive towards it.

There’ll be no paddle up your creek”.  When you drive west on Highway 26 you eventually meet a small road, which heads “UP” or “North”.  It is East Fork Road:

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AnD leave my trove for all to seek

The Answer I already know

I’ve d One it tired and now I’m weak

So hea R me all and listen good

Your ef Fort will be worth the cold

If you ar E brave and in the wood   –note the progressive acrostic that spells “EF ROAD”.

You will not need a paddle here on East Fork Road—-you have to drive. 

Just Heavy Loads and Water High”—It may have been an old logging road so that would explain the “heavy loads”—and of course the “water high” is the Wind River.

If you’ve been wise and found the Blaze  Please notice that East Ford Road heads into (2) Y’s as it travels along. Could this be why Forrest mentions Yazzie Yarnell?

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Also, note that a lightning shaped feature of topography is located right at this area—-could this be “The Blaze”?

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“Look quickly down your quest to cease”

If we look quickly south from this “Blaze” we find a large “B” in the road.  Is the Treasure buried very close to this?  It’s also important to note that right where this lightning shaped blaze it there is a draw called “Harvey Draw”. Remember that Forrest actually won the bracelet from someone named “Harvey”. I would also point out that the name Harvey means “blazing”.

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Here is the area directly south of the “Blaze”—- there is a “B” in the road.

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But tarry scant with marvel gaze

Do not stay in the area very long. This road could have cross traffic, and people could be in the area.

Just take the chest and go in peace

South of “Harvey Draw” is another draw called “Pease Draw”—after we locate the chest should we exist in “Pease”?

So why is it that I should go” –so “Y” is where we should be headed. Note that “Wiggins Fork” forms a “Y”—and just north of this by the way is Gerry Spence’s Law School.  Another important consideration.

“And leave my trove for all to seek

The answers I already know

I’ve done it tired and now I’m weak”

References that the Treasure was not far from the car Forrest was driving.  He is old now and “weak” so he did not travel far when hiding the treasure.

So hear me all and listen good

Your effort will be worth the cold

This far north in Wyoming and at this altitude it is cold.  But it will be worth the effort to make the journey.

“If you are brave and in the wood

Please note that I believe where the treasure is hid is RIGHT on the border of the Crow Reservation, and the outskirts of DUBOIS, which, in French, means “the wood”.  You will thus be BOTH Brave and “in the wood” at the same time if you are on a border.

Though I did not have the exact coordinates, I believed the treasure to be just opposite of the letter B in the group of trees across the Wind River just to the West.  And of course by finding the treasure the last line of the poem applies “I give you title to the Gold”.

I do want to mention that I share this “solve” because I thought it was a good one at the time. I no longer believe that the Treasure is hidden in this location. But it does show the amount of coincidence that can lead to a “solve”. So many factors can “seem” to fall into place that we really begin to believe we have solved it. I certainly did at the time.

-Sparrow

 

 

 

 

 

Have a Forrest Fenn at Hansa Brewery…

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Next time you’re in Cleveland stop by the Hansa Brewery and order up a glass of Forrest Fenn…

Not kidding…Look HERE!

The brewpub describes it as a “Happy Treasure with notes of grapefruit and pine. A blaze red appearance from the Carmel malts add a sweeter body to the balance. Brewed in the spirit of the west and adventure.”

I spoke with Boris who owns the European style brew pub and he told me they were out of it right this minute but it could come back…  Maybe we should all send Boris a note and request a new batch!!!

You can reach Boris at info@hansabrewery.com

Searchers in the tri-state area could have a meet-up in 2020 at the Hansa and do a few Forrest Fenn’s…

2717 Lorain Ave, in Cleveland…near the world famous Cuyahoga River…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Advice From Forrest…

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SUBMITTED NOVEMBER 21st, 2019
by Forrest

 

It is snowing in Santa Fe on top of 6” that I already have at my house. Willie is crazy out in it. Tomorrow will bring 25 degrees and my ducks are not looking forward to the pond freezing over.

That means it’s time to shut down all searching in the Rockies till next spring or summer. My advice is to get a cup of hot chocolate and watch a good Indiana Jones movie. f

 

 

 

Third Distinguished Flying Cross…

 

SUBMITTED November 11th, 2019
by DAL
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Distinguished Flying Cross

Some military awards are handed out like gold stars in an elementary grade school. All you have to do is show up and you can get one…The Good Conduct Medal comes to mind. The Distinguished Flying Cross is not such an award. The DFC is an award of valor presented to airmen who have distinguished themselves in aerial operations. Forrest earned more than one of these during his tour in Vietnam. This is about his third DFC.

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The citation for his award reads:
Major Forrest B. Fenn distinguished himself by heroism while participating in aerial
flight as an F-100 pilot in the Delta Region of South Vietnam on 24 August 1968.

On that date, Major Fenn, using the call sign limit 52, was flying as wingman and pilot
in a flight of two F-100s on a close air support mission.The target was troops in
close contact and an unknown number of active automatic weapons positions When Limit
51 Flight arrived in the target area, a flight of two F-100s were bombing targets
which were in tree lines on both sides of a small canal. The friendlies had already
marked their positions with red smoke and were located 50, 150, and 200 meters from
the active enemy gun positions.

After one of the F-100 aircraft was hit with automate weapons fire , they departed for home. The forward air controller (FAC) , Andy 76, briefed limit 51 Flight on all aspects of the target including the heavy ground fire and the dangerous proximity of friendly forces.

Because it was not feasible to drop the four M-117 high drag bombs on the targets nearest the friendlies, Major Fenn was instructed by Andy 76 to move 150 meters east and hit the enemy firing from a position on the south side of the canal. The exact target position was described, marked with a white phosphorus rocket, and Major Fenn was cleared in. Although the automatic weapons fire continued from at least three positions, Major Fenn, with total disregard for his own personal safety, delivered two 750 pound bombs from 500 feet which landed precisely on the target destroying the automatic weapons position.

On his next two bomb passes, Major Fenn delivered two more 750 pound bombs with equally devastating results on an enemy location just across the canal south of the first target with all bombs expended, he was cleared to move west and strafe the enemy gun location 50 meters from the friendly forces. Because of the seriousness of the tactical situation on the ground, Major Fenn elected to concentrate his strafe in hopes of silencing the guns that were still active in several positions.

On his first strafe pass, with airspeed in excess of 510 knots, Major Fenn fired a burst of 350 rounds of 20MM high explosive incendiary. Andy 76 reported the fire to be “exactly on target.”

During the pull out Major Fenn felt his aircraft jolt with the impact of three hits in the fuselage. One bullet entered the engine accessory section, starting an oil fire which immediately filled the cockpit with smoke. The other two hits were sustained in the forward fuselage fuel tank causing two small holes and a hole “big enough to put a football in.

After declaring an emergency, Major Fenn turned his crippled F-1OO toward Binh Thuy
Air Base 4O miles to the south. A quick fuel check revealed 4200 pounds total
remaining. However, the forward fuselage tank, which feeds the engine, had lost over
1000 pounds in less than two minutes. Major Fenn initiated emergency procedures which
were successful in removing some of the smoke that was burning his eyes. The extreme
critical situation caused by fuel pouring overboard faster than the boost pumps could
replenish the fuel tank prompted Major Fenn to level his aircraft at 6000 feet and
throttle back to reduce fuel consumption.

With 33 miles remaining, the forward fuel tank had depleted to 400 pounds which is 200 pounds below emergency fuel. Although the runway was 4000 feet shorter than is normally required for F-100 operation and realizing that he could not use power required to establish a normal approach, Major Fenn elected to continue in an attempt to save the aircraft. With four miles still remaining, on a straight-in gliding approach, Major Fenn called “zero fuel,” and the engine flamed out approximately 1/4 mile from the end of the runway. He realized it would be extremely close, but decided to attempt a “dead stick” landing to save the F-100. Major Fenn landed in the first 200 feet of the runway and made an approach end engagement of the BAK-9 barrier to insure that he stayed on the short narrow run-way.

The professionalism exhibited by Major Fenn in an extreme emergency situation
not only dealt the hostile force a devastating blow, but also saved a valuable combat
aircraft. The outstanding heroism and selfless devotion to duty displayed by Major
Fenn reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

JOHN S. RIVERS, Lt Col, USAF
Commander

Forrest’s handwritten note added to the citation:
The Viet Cong blew up the F-100 that night. So much for saving the aircraft!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cutest Pet in the Known Universe Photo Contest…

 

November 2019

 

FROM 200 ENTRIES ON BOTH JENNY’S SITE AND DAL’S SITE…
THE WINNER IS:

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Posh is ready for the holidays!                       by Megan Waters

Megan will get a Forrest signed and doodled Fetchin book like the one pictured below…

Congratulations Megan and Posh!!!

And we have a couple of wonderful runner’s up…so close…so many great photos and pets…

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Bear says, “Forrest, can I be your co-pilot? ”                   by Courtney

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Baby Burk napping in my wooden search box; treasures sniffer.         By Damon H.

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Human says I’m too small to hunt this year        by Veronica

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Hammy is the strawberry in the milkshake of our family               by Alicea E.

 

 

 

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED TO NEW ENTRIES

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Willie in the Dish Washer                                                            by Forrest

This is a photo contest that everyone can enter. If you don’t actually own a pet, you could borrow one.

Submit your photo either here or on Jenny’s site. Give it a short caption and a by-line and our razor sharp team of judges will choose the winner..

We’ll post them up for everyone to appreciate as they come in. So the Entry Pages will be updated daily.

This contest is a joint effort between Jenny and Dal

 

    • RULES
      1. One submission per person. You can only submit one photo so please pick your best one.
      2. The photo you enter should be at least 1000 pixels wide so that it’s big enough for us to appreciate in all its glorious detail.
      3. No digital trickery please. You can crop your photo if you’d like, but other than that please don’t tamper with it. Other than cropping it should be the way your camera recorded it. This contest is about sharing a photo of your pet and is not about comparing photoshopping abilities.
      4. If a photo is not suitable for all eyes or appears to be an invasion of someone’s privacy it will not be posted or entered.

       

    • HOW TO ENTER
      1. Send your photo as an attachment in an email to:
         sixer13 at gmaildotcom or dal at lummifilmdotcom as a .jpg file
      2. Subject line of your email should be Photo Contest Entry
      3. Make sure you include a 10 word or less caption for your photo and a by-line. (for instance: “Willy in the Dish Washer” by Forrest. This caption has five words. The by-line is not counted as part of the caption.)
      4. Make sure your entry is sent by the contest closing date/time
      5. Make sure you submit your entry to EITHER Dal or Jenny…NOT BOTH

       

      CLOSING DATE
      The last date to submit your photo entry will be November 20, 2019. After midnight MST on November 20th we will no longer accept entries.

       

      PRIZES
      There will be one overall winner and one prize. The prize will be Forrest’s beautiful book, The Genius of Nicolai Fechin…

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      It will be signed and contain an original doodle by Forrest. 

      There may be other…unprized winners in categories such as biggest pet or smallest pet or funniest pet…

       

      JUDGES
      The Judges will be Jenny, Dal, Forrest and Willy
      Judging will take place over the 24hrs following the close of the contest.
      Judges will be looking for the photos that best represent the theme. 
      Two of the judges have a pet, two do not. 
      They will all bring their own unique perspective as to what photo best exemplifies the theme. 
      Their decision will be final and no bribe could possibly be large enough to sway their decision. However you are welcome to try 🙂
      Remember, this contest is about the photo but a great caption will certainly help.

       

      POSTING THE ENTRIES
      Jenny and Dal will post entries as soon as possible after receiving them. They will be made available for all to see on our blogs and remember there are two blogs where different photos are posted…You need to look at both sites to see all the entries. If you have questions about the contest please email Jenny or Dal at their respective emails posted above.

      Please view the entries on Jenny’s site HERE

      Entry Pages on Dal’s Blog:
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