Hope you got lots of valentines greetings today Boynton ?
Is a good day for love.
Posted by A Romantic at February 14, 2006 06:49 PM
Oh - is it Valentine's Day...
Posted by boynton at February 14, 2006 07:28 PM
Oh.....how sad !
Posted by A Romantic at February 14, 2006 08:29 PM
No...I was joking.
Just forgot to ;)
Posted by boynton at February 14, 2006 09:51 PM
Surely, it must have been a thrilling sight on Valentine's Day 1908, to watch a barquentine loaded to the gunwales with soft toys, heart-shaped balloons and long-stemmed roses bringing her cargo into port.
Posted by Gummo Trotsky at February 15, 2006 02:16 PM
They watched her sinking...
As wonderful as the image is, Gummo, I must confess to a distortion of history by placing these two images together. They are unrelated. Well at least superficially.
"On the 4th August 1908, the Falls of Halladale left New York bound for Melbourne. Captain Thompson, who was in command of the ship, was pleased with the general cargo he had secured for the journey. Valued at £35,000, it included 500 sewing machines, plumbing iron, 6,500 gallons of oil, 14,400 gallons of benzine, glassware and 56,763 beautiful American slate tiles."
"Spectators were apparently disappointed to find that the cargo (or booty) consisted only of rock salt"
The spectators may have been hoping for a sewing machine, only to end up with rock salt.
Ain't love grand.
Posted by boynton at February 15, 2006 02:43 PM
Posted by boynton at February 15, 2006 02:48 PM