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Chasing Chickens
10-11-2017, 01:04 PM,
RE: Chasing Chickens
This is crazy ...

I've been playing around with some ideas and putting a few xes on different spots in my search area.
I was startled when I extended the 'legs' on one of those xes . As much as I'd like to, I can't tell you more about that one.

Then, I had this really crazy idea of starting at a feature in my search area, and drilling a hole straight through the earth to the other side. Note that I did not say straight through the center. That would have put me somewhere in the Indian Ocean probably.

What I did was, I used the latitude of my starting position in my search area. Then I added 180° to my longitude and subtracted that number from 360 and this gave me the coordinates to shoot for on the other side.

Then, I recalled this : " I would do a 180, land at KSAF, drink lots of coffee, and don’t let the flight surgeon find you. Good luck sir. f"
http://mysteriouswritings.com/featured-q...nn-fly-by/

And, it worked beautifully.

Now here's the really crazy part. This 'opposite' location consists of two words. The LAST WORD in that location is IDENTICAL to a word that is associated with my search area.
The only difference is that there is a letter missing in the last word of one of the two places. In other words, it is either my location that is missing the letter, or it is the other location that is missing the letter. I'm choosing not to say which one.

I thought this was kinda cool but, I couldn't figure the missing letter.
But then, I got to thinking...emails are the modern replacements for snail-mail. They are the new 'letters'.
And, F tends to read the 'short' ones. The short letters.
I'm a letter short of both words being identical. Short one. Short letter.

Both words, with and without the letter, have the same translation.

"For instance, emblazoned upon some of the bronze bells I’ve buried are the words, “Imagination is more important than knowlege.” If I had spelled that LAST WORD correctly it would not have had the profundity of meaning I wanted. To misspell the word emphasized my point that having knowledge is, in fact, not as important as being resourceful." (emphasis mine)
http://mysteriouswritings.com/questions-...the-chase/

Yea yea, I know, sounds too complicated for a redneck but, if I ain't redneck, then nobody is.

I'm not actually through with all of that yet, as it cleverly caused me to wind up in the Persian Empire, reading about Romanesque art.

Oh yea, the first word in that spot on the other side of the world, translates to a word that (imo) answers 'why' in the poem. It is a word that Forrest is very familiar with.

I'd love to explain all of this in detail, but that would be insane because it would tell you exactly where I am searching.

If it's all too crazy for ya, just leave it alone.

How deep is a hole ?
You'll never know, until you measure some holes.
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10-11-2017, 01:13 PM,
RE: Chasing Chickens
Have you caught any of those chickens yet, I'm hungry.
I could go for some chicken fingers.



damn, i'm out of BBQ sauce.
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10-11-2017, 01:28 PM,
RE: Chasing Chickens
(10-11-2017, 01:13 PM)FennMaster Wrote: Have you caught any of those chickens yet, I'm hungry.
I could go for some chicken fingers.



damn, i'm out of BBQ sauce.

I didn't take you to raise.
If you don't like what I'm servin' up, find some other place to peck.
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10-11-2017, 01:38 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-11-2017, 01:51 PM by FennMaster.)
RE: Chasing Chickens
(10-11-2017, 01:28 PM)ROLL TIDE Wrote:
(10-11-2017, 01:13 PM)FennMaster Wrote: Have you caught any of those chickens yet, I'm hungry.
I could go for some chicken fingers.



damn, i'm out of BBQ sauce.

I didn't take you to raise.
If you don't like what I'm servin' up, find some other place to peck.

I haven't even ante'd. Smile
Never said I didn't like what you're serving up.
some good morsels in here, just a lot to digest.
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10-12-2017, 08:51 AM,
RE: Chasing Chickens
Article from 1995 :
http://www.nytimes.com/1995/11/26/us/in-...wanted=all

owls
cold
brave
wood
birds
and the image found on page 146, TTOTC.

Truchas means trout but, what else does it convey ?
watch out
be careful
clever
smart...
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10-12-2017, 11:02 AM, (This post was last modified: 10-12-2017, 11:09 AM by ROLL TIDE.)
RE: Chasing Chickens
Only the Phantom knows ...

Casper the friendly ghost.
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Casper is a masculine given name
Dutch: Dutch form of Jasper
German: Royal
Persian: Treasurer

Casper, Wyoming
The town is named "Casper", instead of "Caspar", honoring the memory of Fort Caspar and Lt. Caspar Collins, due to a typo that occurred when the town's name was officially registered.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casper,_Wyoming

Caspar :
noun
New Testament. ( one of the three sages from the east who came bearing gifts for the infant Jesus).
synonyms: Gaspar

Gaspar :
GÁspÁr is a masculine given name
French: French form of Caspar
Portuguese, Spanish: Spanish and Portuguese form of Jasper
Hispanic, Spanish: Master of treasure

gaspar = sage
https://www.powerthesaurus.org/gaspar/broader
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Casper is located in east-central Wyoming at the foot of Casper Mountain, the north end of the Laramie Mountain Range, along the North Platte River.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casper,_Wyoming

The Laramie Mountains are a range of moderately high peaks on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laramie_Mountains
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The meaning of the name “Gaspard” is: “Treasure keeper”.

Read more: http://www.thenamemeaning.com/gaspard/#ixzz4vJBxkAcW
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Gaspard Name Meaning French: variant of Gaspar.
https://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=gaspard
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Casper is a masculine given name
Dutch: Dutch form of Jasper
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jasper = fatigue
https://www.powerthesaurus.org/jasper/related

leon = dark mountain
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I've done it tired and now I'm weak ...
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10-13-2017, 12:54 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-13-2017, 01:47 PM by ROLL TIDE.)
RE: Chasing Chickens
IOU

an IOU is a marker
wad
worth
burden
inscription

an agreement

an agreement is a covenant.

"...a vow, a pledge of sorts ... It was our secret alone."
" After that mission, it was time to pay my debt ..."

" I...felt foolish for making such a big deal ..."

" The promise that place had made to me had been kept, and mine to it as well."

No one is going to stumble upon the treasure.
It will be found by doing the opposite.

Interesting antonyms for 'stumble upon' :
cease
fall short
halt
leave
pass by
take
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Look quickly down your quest to cease.
cease = go down.

Watch where you're going so you don't trip or stumble.

a quest is a path.
____________________________________________

"He also took out the IOU, he said, “because I thought my bank might not still be there when the chest was found.” He had worked out a better way, he told me, to know when the treasure is discovered, but he has not shared that secret with me."
http://mysteriouswritings.com/douglas-pr...n-a-while/
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10-13-2017, 07:42 PM,
RE: Chasing Chickens
Something I ran across in my notes, from almost a year ago ...

Buffalo Cowboys tells about a bad investment.
Skippy, Donnie, and Forrest ventured into a bull market while the market was removing barriers and opening things up. There was plenty of headroom with no overhead, and the sky was the limit.
Forrest took the bull by the horns. But, they were buffaloed and taken for a ride when the market reached the end of it’s rope, creating a change of venue and making new rules by taking up the slack.
The venture came to a sudden halt and the vehicle that was driving it wound up under-water when the wheels fell off.
Forrest lost his shoes (lost his shirt), while Skippy and Donnie were ejected (bailed out). Skippy lost his car, meaning he landed on his feet, and Donnie lost his credibility, meaning he didn’t have a leg to stand on.
The long walk home implies that it took some time to get back to where they started from.
The market got slaughtered and it left a bad taste in Forrest’s mouth, so he never went there again.

It goes without saying, this is nothing more than my opinion.
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10-13-2017, 09:08 PM,
Chasing Chickens
Is it based on a true story, or is it historical fiction?


razyfamily
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10-17-2017, 08:40 AM,
RE: Chasing Chickens
by Jenny Kile · October 16, 2017

Mr Fenn, You’ve been awfully quiet lately.  Is it because someone might have given you a correct solve within the last 10 or so months?  Thanks ~John
 
No John. F

http://mysteriouswritings.com/featured-q...sure-hunt/
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There's that tilde (~) again...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilde

"This symbol (in English) informally[4] means "approximately", "about", or "around", such as "~30 minutes before", meaning "approximately 30 minutes before".[5][6] It can mean "similar to"...

" Such a mark could denote the omission of one letter or several letters."

From post #151 of this thread :
"Now here's the really crazy part. This 'opposite' location consists of two words. The LAST WORD in that location is IDENTICAL to a word that is associated with my search area.
The only difference is that there is a letter missing in the last word of one of the two places. In other words, it is either my location that is missing the letter, or it is the other location that is missing the letter. I'm choosing not to say which one.

I thought this was kinda cool but, I couldn't figure the missing letter.
But then, I got to thinking...emails are the modern replacements for snail-mail. They are the new 'letters'.
And, F tends to read the 'short' ones. The short letters.
I'm a letter short of both words being identical. Short one. Short letter."
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Thanks ~ John
Thanks (missing letter) John.

Now, we are all familiar with the missing letter ... it is the D missing from knowledge.

Thanks D John.

When I think of 'John' associated with a letter, I think of a 'Dear John' letter.
" It has been claimed that the Vietnam War inspired more Dear John letters than any other US conflict."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dear_John_letter

Thanks (missing letters) John.
Thanks Dear John.
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Thinking about 'Dear John' letters, a song comes to mind ...

'The Letter That Johnny Walker Read', from 1975, by the band 'Asleep At The Wheel'.
The song is actually a play on the words Johnnie Walker 'Red Label' Scotch whiskey.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Letter...alker_Read

I actually found a whiskey connection early on, and have posted about it several times over the past year.
Then, there was the Binocular Guy.

I see a reference to whiskey in the poem itself, that's how I made the connection to whiskey to begin with. And I realized this connection long after I chose my search area. It did nothing to dissuade me from my choice but instead, helped to confirm it.
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Not that any of this means anything. Just letting my imagination do what it does best.

Thanks ~ John.
Thanks (similar to) John.
john = joke.

No Joke. F
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john also = trick, caper, deception, prank...
No John = no tricks or subterfuge.
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Is someone asleep at the wheel, asleep at the switch, asleep on the job ?
https://www.powerthesaurus.org/asleep_at_the_switch
https://www.powerthesaurus.org/asleep_on_the_job

She said to me, with that sideways-looking face, "Forrest, were you asleep?" (page 23, TTOTC).
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That's all she wrote.
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