Saturday Reading

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In 1795, while the leaders of a young US were busy settling scores with Britain, two Boston patriots named Paul Revere and Sam Adams decided the time was right to wrap some of their stuff up in cowhide and stick it in the granite cornerstone of the city’s new statehouse. On Thursday, it was carefully removed by a construction crew and taken to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, where conservators will x-ray the cowhide to find out how its contents have fared over the last 219 years.

Whether Revere and Adams buried the time capsule for symbolism or for the benefit of future generations, the two heroes of the Revolutionary war upheld a longstanding tradition of mankind: entombing objects in strange places.

@ THE GUARDIAN

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15 Responses to Saturday Reading

  1. Den says:

    I remember the 57 Plymouth they dug up in Tulsa, it did not fare too well being in the ground all those years although it was still straight, just rusty as hell.
    People sure do funny things to their cars.

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  2. David B. Benson says:

    Sun!

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  3. º¿carol says:

    Dreary here, no sun that means no meteor shower tonight.

    Wrapped up the basement project, got her dusted and decorated for Christmas. Jill, Brian and Quincy are coming over in a half hour to play games. Not sure which ones yet, haven’t had anyone to play games with in years. I would love to teach them Hearts, but she has some kind of word game she’s bringing (I love word games) and in the basement, we have the Wii. That is always fun. My favorite is 300 pin bowling. Vroom……………….!

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  4. Den says:

    Good watching!

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  5. David B. Benson says:

    About 60 minutes of stick walking completes this week’s set.

    While out I saw some clouds that looked like an open right hand. Moreover, connected to a ring arm and thence to a toros complete with head and left arm aimed below the hill. Impressive.

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  6. David B. Benson says:

    http://act.watchdog.net/petitions/4833?n=82567220.RHblJU
    A wrothy petition to sign; I did.

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  7. Den says:

    Sign off to sheepville, Baaaa, zzzzzzzzz

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  8. David B. Benson says:

    Concert over. Handel’s Messiah.

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