Friday, April 30, 2010

Identifying Vintage Cut Crystal

How to Identify Vintage Cut Crystal
by eHow Hobbies, Games & Toys Editor

Cut crystal has been a favorite heirloom to pass down to generations for hundreds of years. Many manufacturers over the years have created some gorgeous designs. You'll find vintage cut crystal in the form of wine and water glasses, decanters, bowls, plates and other fine cut crystal items.

Step One, Look for a manufacturer's signature on the item when you try to identify vintage cut crystal. The name of the manufacturer is usually acid-etched on the bottom of the piece. For instance, the name "Waterford" (an Irish company that leads in cut crystal creation, especially for the bridal market) might appear on the bottom of a wine glass or water goblet. But not all vintage cut crystal can be identified this way. Not all name brand pieces were marked by the manufacturer and some patterns are so old that they can't be traced back to a company.

Step Two, Identify vintage cut crystal by examining the pattern. As the name implies, cut crystal has shapes, designs, patterns and prisms cut into the glass. Distinctive elegant patterns are often seen in Victorian era pieces. Beautifully enameled colors that trim the cut crystal designs are often found also, especially in the Victorian.

Step Three, Try the age-old test of fine crystal collectors in the United States and abroad when you want to identify vintage cut crystal. Flick the tip of your finger against the edge of a cut crystal glass. It should ring with an echoing musical tone created by vibration.

Step Four, Taste wine from a wine glass that you think is vintage cut crystal. Whether vintage, or recently manufactured, many wine experts insist that fine cut crystal makes the wine zip with a clearer, crisper taste. Wine tasters have been able to tell the difference in imitation cut glass and fine cut crystal simply by comparing the taste of wine from each glass. Experts say that when you examine a fine cut crystal glass under a microscope, you can see that the glass has a coarse, uneven surface. This texture and surface is what magnifies the taste of the wine.
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Pictured above: Large Cut Crystal Vase soon to be available at Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry.

Penny and Doug
Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry

Quote of the Day:
"The duty imposed upon [the president] to take care, that the laws be faithfully executed, follows out the strong injunctions of his oath of office, that he will 'preserve, protect, and defend the constitution.' The great object of the executive department is to accomplish this purpose; and without it, be the form of government whatever it may, it will be utterly worthless for offence, or defence; for the redress of grievances, or the protection of rights; for the happiness, or good order, or safety of the people." --Justice Joseph Story

Tuesday's Twitters

Here is this week's Tuesday's Twitters--some funny--some not so.

With a large iced TeaParty : I'm hungry. Think I might get an Alan Grayson Meltdown at Perkins. Nov is coming!

From now til Nov elections, ask yourself the question every morning "what can I do today to help kick Dems out of office"?

Please vote for Internet Freedom on Internet Freedom Protecting our communications system from government must be a priority.

BEST assessment of Obamacare I've heard "They're taking my Mercedes with a flat tire & giving me a Yugo instead".

Key Legal Brief Filed in Anti-Sanctuary Lawsuit against City of Houston, Houston PD Houston Lawsuit by Judicial Watch.

Message for America by Jon Voight: Jon Voight on Mike Huckabee Show had a powerful message for Ame... Message for America

Helen Waite is in charge of free Obamacare. If you want Obamacare, you can go to Helen Waite.

Don't Quit Poem Don't Quite Moving Our Nation Back Toward Our Founding Principles! Founding Principles

See the nominations for the "Hall of Shame" billboards Hall of Shame & donate to this worthy project. November is coming!

BREAKING: Obama challenges NASA to land a man in each of the 7 missing states before the decade is out.

1,000 Tea Party Protest: 0 Arrested… 1 Leftist SEIU Protest: 25 Arrested SEIU Protest

November will be the teaparty CHRISTMAS ! Hello Nov 6th! What a GLORIOUS day it will be~ Everyday obama helps us a little more!

Rush thanks POTUS Thanks November is coming!

Robert Knight : The TeaParty That Obama Missed - TeaParty

"Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a close resemblance to the first." -R. Reagan

What happens when you point the Hubble Space Telescope to a seemingly blank patch of sky? A view that takes you to ... Space

With the cancellation of the F-22, F-35, and now NASA manned space program maybe BO can resurrect the zeppelin program!

Congressman Sneaks Anti-Vitamin Amendment into Wall Street Reform Bill Anti-Vitamin Amendment Henry Waxman is at it again!

Congress' Light Bulb Law: Not So Bright What IS lighter is my wallet

An oil spill means stop drilling? Does a car accident mean stop driving? Does a slip in the tub mean stop bathing? Stinky Liberals LOL

AZ Begged for help. NO HELP CAME. Now Fed has opinion? Take a Hike Fed!

Arizona Rep Calls For Boycott Of Arizona??? Vote His Ass Out

Gore So Full Of S##t Needs Home With 9 Bathrooms Al Gore Has a New Carbon Footprint For Us to Fill In

So what happens when Obama goes to Arizona and he can't produce his papers?

The Obama, Algore Franklin Raines-FannieMae GoldmanSachs Chicago Climate Exchange exposed scam is a 'big effing deal'!

Crime Inc. 'The Obama Mafia' - a Whos Who in Marxist Green Slim Connect The Dots

Army Preps for Tea Party 'Terrorists' What's going on here?

Explanation of: Army Preps for Tea Party 'Terrorists' Counseling?

Illegals Threaten To Murder Americans With Axes and Shovels over SB 1070 Threats

"HuffPo Deftly Explains Presence Of Riot Squad At Obama Speech" Grandma Needs Riot Squad??

Penny and Doug
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Quote of the Day:
"Born in other countries, yet believing you could be happy in this, our laws acknowledge, as they should do, your right to join us in society, conforming, as I doubt not you will do, to our established rules. That these rules shall be as equal as prudential considerations will admit, will certainly be the aim of our legislatures, general and particular." --Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Conversation Between GOD & St. Francis

A conversation between GOD and St. Francis about Suburbanites

GOD: St. Francis, you know all about gardens and nature. What in the World is going on down there in the USA? What happened to the dandelions, violets, thistle and stuff I started eons ago? I had a perfect, no-maintenance garden plan. Those plants grow in any type of soil, withstand drought and multiply with abandon. The nectar from the long lasting blossoms attracts butterflies, honeybees and flocks of songbirds. I expected to see a vast garden of colors by now. But all I see are these green rectangles.

ST. FRANCIS: It's the tribes that settled there, Lord. The Suburbanites. They started calling your flowers weeds and went to great lengths to kill them and replace them with grass.

GOD: Grass? But it's so boring. It's not colorful. It doesn't attract butterflies, birds and bees, only grubs and sod worms. It's temperamental with temperatures. Do these Suburbanites really want all that grass growing there?

ST. FRANCIS: Apparently so, Lord. They go to great pains to grow it and keep it green. They begin each spring by fertilizing grass and poisoning any other plant that crops up in the lawn.

GOD: The spring rains and warm weather probably make grass grow really fast. That must make the Suburbanites happy.

ST. FRANCIS: Apparently not, Lord. As soon as it grows a little, they cut it, sometimes twice a week.

GOD: They cut it? Do they then bale it like hay?

ST. FRANCIS: Not exactly Lord. Most of them rake it up and put it in bags.

GOD: They bag it? Why? Is it a cash crop? Do they sell it?

ST. FRANCIS: No, sir -- just the opposite. They pay to throw it away.

GOD: Now, let me get this straight. They fertilize grass so it will grow. And when it does grow, they cut it off and pay to throw it away?

ST. FRANCIS: Yes, sir.

GOD: These Suburbanites must be relieved in the summer when we cut back On the rain and turn up the heat. That surely slows the growth and saves Them a lot of work.

ST. FRANCIS: You aren't going to believe this, Lord. When the grass stops growing so fast, they drag out hoses and pay more money to water it so they can continue to mow it and pay to get rid of it.

GOD: What nonsense. At least they kept some of the trees. That was a Sheer stoke of genius, if I do say so myself. The trees grow leaves in the spring to provide beauty and shade in the summer. In the autumn they fall to the ground and form a natural blanket to keep moisture in the soil and protect the trees and bushes. Plus, as they rot, the leaves form compost to enhance the soil. It's a natural circle of life.

ST. FRANCIS: You'd better sit down, Lord. The Suburbanites have drawn a new circle. As soon as the leaves fall, they rake them into great piles and pay to have them hauled away.

GOD: No. What do they do to protect the shrub and tree roots in the Winter and to keep the soil moist and loose?

ST. FRANCIS: After throwing away the leaves, they go out and buy Something which they call mulch. They haul it home and spread it around in place of the leaves.

GOD: And where do they get this mulch?

ST. FRANCIS: They cut down trees and grind them up to make the mulch.

GOD: Enough! I don't want to think about this anymore. St. Catherine, you're in charge of the arts. What movie have you scheduled for us tonight?

ST. CATHERINE: Dumb and Dumber, Lord. It's a real stupid movie about.............

GOD: Never mind, I think I just heard the whole story from St. Francis.
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Penny and Doug
Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry

Quote of the Day:
"It is impossible for the man of pious reflection not to perceive in it [the Constitution] a finger of that Almighty hand which has been so frequently and signally extended to our relief in the critical stages of the revolution." --James Madison, Federalist No. 37

Monday, April 26, 2010

Attention: All WorldMark TimeShare Vacation Owners

Attention: All WorldMark TimeShare Vacation Owners
To keep up with the latest news from WorldMark Owners, please join and support the WorldMark Owners Forum at: The Online WorldMark Owner Community.

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See our Squidoo Lens, Need A TimeShare Vacation?, at: Need A TimeShare Vacation?

Pictured above: A typical timeshare resort available for rent or sale at our CHShops Online Mall Store at: Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry

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Petit Crest Villas At Big Canoe
RAL TimeShare Resorts Rentals & Sales
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Quote of the Day:
"If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws -- the first growing out of the last. ... A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government." --Alexander Hamilton, Essay in the American Daily Advertiser, 1794

Sunday, April 25, 2010

NRA 2010 Convention in Charlotte, NC

The National Rifle Association of America will hold its 2010 annual meetings and exhibits at the Convention Center in Charlotte, NC, from Thursday May 13 through Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

Programs will include:
Air Gun Range
Grassroots Workshops
Annual Firearms Law Seminar
Sportsmen's Auction
NRA Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum
Annual Meeting of Members
Annual Celebration of American Values
Clubs & Associations Workshop
Board of Directors Meetings

Hundreds of Exhibitors will fill the Convention Center on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Purchases can be made from the NRA Store and from the Exhibitors.

For further details go to: Annual Meeting Schedule
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See our Squidoo Lens for more information on the NRA and related gun sportsmen's activities at: AnnieAmerica, Get Your Gun

Penny and Doug
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Joke of the Day: Gun Control
Barack Obama, at a recent rural elementary school assembly in East Texas, asked the audience for total quiet. Then, in the silence, he started to
slowly clap his hands once every few seconds, holding the audience in total silence.
Then he said into the microphone, 'Children, every time I clap my hands together,
a child in America dies from gun violence.'
Then, little Richard Earl, with a proud East Texas drawl, pierced the quiet and said: ''Well, dumbass, stop clapping!'

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Counting The Craters Of Titan

Counting The Craters Of Titan

With so much "weather" on Titan finding craters is not easy.
by Anuradha K. Herath
for Astrobiology Magazine
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Apr 23, 2010

A new study in the journal Icarus provides the latest round-up of the number of impact craters found on Saturn's moon Titan.
Between 2004 and December 2007, Cassini had surveyed 22 percent of Titan's surface. Scientists analyzed images taken by the spacecraft's high-resolution Radar Mapper instrument, and found 49 impact craters.

"Impact craters are created on every planet because of asteroids, comets and other debris that collide with their surfaces," said Charles Wood, senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Az, and lead author of the study. "Analyzing impact craters is a standard technique to tell you the history of the world."

See entire article at: Saturn Daily

Penny and Doug
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Quote of the Day:
"The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of the society; and in the next place, to take the most effectual precautions for keeping them virtuous whilst they continue to hold their public trust." --James Madison, Federalist No. 57

Friday, April 23, 2010

Gov Jan Brewer Signs SB1070

Gov Jan Brewer signs tough immigration bill, SB1070.

Gov. Brewer blames the Obama administration for leaving Arizona no choice but to get tough on immigration, the East Valley Tribune reports.

She tells a press conference at the state's National Guard headquarters, the newspaper reports, that it is not the job of state government to secure the border "but we have no other choice.''

"Those who have failed to protect us have shown only weakness and delay,'' she says, adding that top administration officials have "simply turned a blind eye to the issues that Arizona is being overrun by illegal immigration, terrorizing the citizens.''

"No matter the cost, no matter the sacrifice, we cannot shirk government's principle responsibilities to the citizens we serve to provide safety and security,'' she says.

See entire article at: USA Today

Penny and Doug
Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry

Quote of the Day:
"In the formation of our constitution the wisdom of all ages is collected -- the legislators are antiquity are consulted, as well as the opinions and interests of the millions who are concerned. It short, it is an empire of reason." --Noah Webster, An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, 1787

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

eBay Traffic at 6-Yr Low for March Data

eBay Traffic at 6-Year Low for March Data
By Ina Steiner
April 15, 2010

eBay's traffic for the month of March was at a 6-year low compared to previous March numbers. Data provided by Nielsen show that eBay received 49.6 million unique visitors in March 2010, down over 18% from 61 million in March 2007, the peak year for March data.

eBay CEO John Donahoe initiated a 3-year plan to turnaround the marketplaces business after taking the helm in 2008. But unless sales defy traffic trends, he may have a tough time convincing shareholders that the plan is working when he faces them at the company's annual meeting at the end of the month.

See entire article at: AuctionBytes

Penny and Doug
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Quote of the Day:
"Our peculiar security is in the possession of a written Constitution. Let us not make it a blank paper by construction." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Wilson Nicholas, 1803

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

"Thank You" POTUS Twitters

POTUS wants us to thank him!

These are special "Thank You" POTUS Twitters--some funny--some not so.

Obama Mocks Tea Partiers: ‘You Would Think They’d Be Saying Thank You’ Tea Partiers only on planet marxist, pal!

Thank You Obama for promising to let Bush tax cuts expire so we will ALL have our wealth spread around even more.

Thank You Obama for ending Bart Stupak's Congressional career.

Thank You Obama for waking up WeThePeople aka THE SLEEPING GIANT!!!!

Thank You Obama for sending out impeached and disgraced Bill Clinton to smear teaparty patriots.

Thank You Obama for encouraging Steve Belosi Dem Official Truther & Code Pink Contributor to incite violence at Tea Party event.

Thank You Obama for spending ONE TRILLION DOLLARS to keep unemployment under 8%.

Thank You Obama for making me realize that I have NOTHING to thank you for!

YouTube - Rush: Thank you Mr. President: Thank You!

Thank You Obama For showing millions of people what a strong and classy president looks like -- President Bush.

Thank You Obama for relentlessly criticizing Israel and preparing to abandon our best friend in Middle East.

Thank You Obama for withholding evidence from Congress on the Ft Hood Masacre by an Islamic Terrorist.

Thank You Obama for making me feel good about myself because I DIDN'T vote for you or the destruction of USA!

Thank You Obama for the defeat of the Kennedy Dynasty!

Thank You Obama for November 2010!

Penny and Doug
Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry

Quote of the Day:
"Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government." --James Madison

April Sale At Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry

For the entire month of April, get 10% off all items in our online catalogue.

See our newest listings:
1. Limoges France Sugar & Creamer
2. Tom Clancy's Teeth of the Tiger
3. Indiana Glass Co Ivy Bowls

Pictured here: Limoges France Sugar & Creamer

Penny and Doug
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Quote of the Day:
"If the federal government should overpass the just bounds of its authority and make a tyrannical use of its powers, the people ... must appeal to the standard they have formed, and take such measures to redress the injury done to the Constitution as the exigency may suggest and prudence justify." --Federalist No. 33

Sunday, April 18, 2010

New Data From Google Can Help You Optimize Your Site for Conversions

By Chris Crum
This Google has just started sharing more detailed data for each individual search query in the Top search queries feature in Webmaster Tools. Google used to just report the average position at which your site's pages appeared in the search results for a particular query. Now users can click on a given search query to see a breakdown of the number of impressions (number of times your site's pages appeared in the results for the query), as well as the amount of clickthrough (number of times searchers clicked on that query’s search results to visit a page from your site) for each position your site's pages appeared at in the results associated with that query. Google also shows a list of your site's pages that were linked to from the search results for that search query.

See entire article at: Webpronews

Penny and Doug
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Quote of the Day:
"On every unauthoritative exercise of power by the legislature must the people rise in rebellion or their silence be construed into a surrender of that power to them? If so, how many rebellions should we have had already?" --Thomas Jefferson

Paisley Prints Described

Paisley print is an easily recognized pattern that resembles a crooked tear drop or half of a yin-yang. A very popular print on all sorts of clothing and fashion accessories during the 1960s, paisley print is commonly found today on men’s ties and handkerchiefs. It has also recently resurfaced on women’s skirts and handbags. Though paisley print became popular when it appeared in the shops of London's Carnaby Street during the mod fashion frenzy, its origin can be traced back to India.

Though the recognizable paisley print pattern was originally crafted by Indian artisans, it was brought to Scotland in the early 19th century, where it received its name. Paisley print was named after the Scottish town of Paisley, where printed cotton and wool fabrics were heavily manufactured. Paisley print saw its first acclaimed popularity in the 1960s. Clothes with paisley print were extremely fashionable, and in 1967, John Lennon had his Rolls Royce painted with a paisley print pattern. The trendy shops of Carnaby Street boasted skirts, tops, and men's shirts in paisley print.

Today, paisley print is very common on silk neckties for men, and some fashion designers regularly incorporate paisley print into their leather handbags. Handkerchiefs have long featured a paisley print pattern, most frequently seen in red or blue. In Los Angeles, these paisley print bandannas can signify gang affiliation, and in the Midwest, they are still worn by farmers and ranchers alike to wipe away the sweat of a hard day’s work.

More recently, paisley print experienced a revival of sorts in a more modern version of the paisley print skirt. A trendy look for 2004, a paisley print skirt or top paired with a solid color was popular as both office wear and casual evening wear. Paisley print had been in existence for hundreds of years before it surfaced as a recognizable fashion print, and it is likely that it will continue to be seen in textiles and even decorative home designs for many years to come.

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See our selection of Vintage Sewing Fabrics, including a Paisley Print at: Paisley Prints

Penny and Doug
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Quote of the Day:
If not for the military, there would be no USA.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Tuesday's Twitters

Here are a few more Tuesday's Twitters--some funny--some no so.

Government Run Healthcare Just Beyond Your Fingertips

Obama: Where have all his records gone??? Records Gone

Ohio joins states declaring gun independence Independence

The many families of Barack Obama - Obama

Mr. Axelrod said. “Our concern is other media not follow their lead.” Axelrod Concern Is this concern or something else?

"I cut your pay because..." - Cartoon Pay Cut

I wish the buck stopped here. I could use a few ...

What does a fish say when it runs into a wall? DAMN!

This is unbelievable Muslim Tech Fund

"Socialism: A philosophy of failure, a creed of ignorance, and gospel of envy. It's inherent virtue: The equal sharing of misery." Churchill

Obamanomics - Bottom up and hope for lube. LMAO!

Crap & Charade: Confiscating billions, based on dubious premises, is grand larceny. Demand scientific proof of cost/ben Climate Control

Homebuyer Tax Credit Madness:20 Year Old Uses FHA Loan 2 Buy With No Money Down & Gets Cash Back... Madness

ROFL The Global Warming Fix

ACORN having control over financial institutions is like giving the Joker (Obama?) control over the White House. ACORN

Help us in CA please. We have no Water, we are Bankrupt, we have Pelosi, Boxer & Feinstein. How is that for a horror flick?

Who would ever imagined that a little Acorn Nut would be the leader of our country?

"Liberty means we are free to succeed or free to fail, all on our own." 'Seven Declarations of Liberty'

Obama's dream is an American NIGHTMARE. Better he fails than the entire nation. Nightmare

If pro is the opposite of con what is the opposite of progress? Paul Harvey

Libs want to give BHO more time.I agree 25 to life should do fine!

Here is a leftie Scientist wishing mass death on Americans 2 further the "global warming" movement. VooDoo Science

Liberty contracts when Government EXPANDS.

$60 Billion Fraud: ‘60 Minutes’ Investigates Medicare/Medicaid Billing Scam Fraud

Of all the gifts you could give a US Soldier, Sailor, Coastguardsman,
Marine, or Airman, prayer is the very best one.

"I knew he would be just like the one he chose to be his friend" "You are known by the company you keep"

"Shove out the RINOS . Don't bulldoze the tent"- Alfonzo Rachel

Penny and Doug
Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry

Quote of the Day:
"[T]he present Constitution is the standard to which we are to cling. Under its banners, bona fide must we combat our political foes -- rejecting all changes but through the channel itself provides for amendments." --Alexander Hamilton

Division of Emergency Management Working With Amateur Radio Group Places Critical Weather Station into Operation

The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management has partnered with the Cherokee Amateur Radio Emergency Service to install a real-time weather station atop Pine Log Mountain in northwestern Cherokee County. The Davis 6152 weather station provides near real-time wind direction and speed, temperature, humidity, dew point and pressure through an interface with amateur radio to the Citizens Weather Observation Program (CWOP). “This weather station will provide vital real-time weather information to the Emergency Operations Center that will be used during severe weather situations, winter storms, and during dangerous fire weather situations” said Robby Westbrook, Director of the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management.

The weather station was purchased through a grant provided by the Georgia
Emergency Management Agency and was
installed atop Pine Log Mountain by the dedicated members of the Cherokee Amateur Radio Emergency Service at no cost to the county. The data provided by the weather station is available to the public by using the following link: Weather.

The Cherokee Amateur Radio Emergency Service provides a wide range of functions within the county emergency management program including storm spotting and communications between field units, the Emergency Operations Center and other critical facilities. Most importantly they provide vital backup for the Public Safety Radio System in the event of a catastrophic failure.

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in public service when disaster strikes. The only qualification, other than possession of an amateur radio license, is a sincere desire to serve. Because ARES is an amateur service, only amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.
For more information on the Cherokee Amateur Radio Emergency Service visit our web site at: CARS.
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For more information on Amateur Radio see our Squidoo Lens at: Amateur Radio

Penny, N6HWB
Doug, N3DAB
Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry

Quote of the Day:
No trees were killed in the transmission of this message; but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Timesharing in Tennessee

This Week we are high-lighting the Bent Creek Golf Village Timeshare Resort, a Premier Interval International exchange resort and a Gold Crown RCI exchange resort.

Bent Creek Golf Village's 18-hole course, designed by Gary Player, winds its way through the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, and offers a challenge to both avid and occasional golfers. You also can enjoy fishing available near Bent Creek Golf Village, or simply unwind in your spacious accommodations, one or two bedroom units with fireplace and full kitchen. Some units have individual hot tubs on the screened-in porch, in addition to whirlpool tubs in the master bath.

Bent Creek is located North of Gatlinburg in the Smokey Mountains, away from the "glitz" of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge; but close driving distance to all of the attractions in both of these vacation locations. Whether you prefer exploring or relaxing, Bent Creek is the perfect year-round getaway.

We have stayed at Bent Creek in the past and were very pleased with the location. The accommodations were excellent and well maintained.
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For information about our timeshare sales and rentals, see our Squidoo lens at: Need A Timeshare Vacation?; and also see more information on our website at: Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry

Penny and Doug
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Quote of the Day:
"The first and governing maxim in the interpretation of a statute is to discover the meaning of those who made it." --James Wilson, Of the Study of Law in the United States, 1790

Thursday, April 15, 2010

From Kovel's Komments


Unexpected treasures found among items grandma saved are not uncommon. Think before you clean out old paper ephemera. In May, Swan Galleries is auctioning 22 posters made in the 1930s by WPA artists to encourage children to read books. The modernist posters are estimated to bring about $7,800 as a group. (They are being sold in 5 lots.) How lucky no one dumped them when cleaning a public library attic.

See this and other articles at: Kovel's

Penny and Doug
Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry

Quote of the Day:
"Whatever may be the judgement pronounced on the competency of the architects of the Constitution, or whatever may be the destiny of the edifice prepared by them, I feel it a duty to express my profound and solemn conviction ... that there never was an assembly of men, charged with a great and arduous trust, who were more pure in their motives, or more exclusively or anxiously devoted to the object committed to them." --James Madison