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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday Phunnies

How the Internet REALLY got started!

In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot.

And Dot Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she had been called Amazon Dot Com.

And she said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why doth thou travel far from town to town with thy goods when thou can trade without ever leaving thy tent?"

And Abraham did look at her as though she were several saddle bags short of a camel load, but simply said, "How, Dear?"

And Dot replied, "I will place drums in all the towns and drums in between to send messages saying what you have for sale and they will reply telling you how many they wish to buy. And the sale can be made on the drums and delivery made by Uriah's Pony Stable (UPS)."

Abraham thought long and decided he would let Dot have her way with the drums. And the drums rang out and were an immediate success. Abraham sold all the goods he had at the top price, without ever moving from his tent.

But this success did arouse envy.

A man named Maccabia did secret himself inside Abraham's drum and was accused of insider trading.

And the young men did take to Dot Com's trading as doth the greedy horsefly take to camel dung.

They were called Nomadic Ecclesiastical Rich Dominican Siderites, or NERDS for short.

And lo, the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches and the deafening sound of drums, that no one noticed that the real riches were going to the drum maker, one Brother William of Gates, who bought up every drum company in the land. And indeed did insist on making drums that would work only with Brother Gates' drumheads and drumsticks.

And Dot did say, "Oh, Abraham, what we have started is being taken over by others."

And as Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel, or as it came to be known as "eBay," he said, "we need a name that reflects what we are," and Dot replied, "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owners and Operators."

"YAHOO!," said Abraham.

And now you know the real story.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Jamestown, North Dakota part 4

The last part of our visit to this very nice pioneer village.

This school was used as a one-room schoolhouse until 2006

This was the first real stage coach we have seen.

I really wish this store had been opened, it looked so neat through the windows.

The most uncomfortable bed for the conductor.

The waiting room

A real trading post, but, alas, it was also closed.

Farm Equipment

The summer truly ends in North Dakota in September and most of the tourist attractions have limited hours after that.  That is the reason many of the buildings were closed during our visit.

I hope you enjoyed our visit to Jamestown.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Jamestown, North Dakota part 3

Continuing our visit to Jamestown and their pioneer village.

The local sheriff''s office and jail

Larry thought he would check it out from the inside.

The sheriff's desk

Louis L'amour is from Jamestown and the town has dedicated one building to his books.

This whole building is filled with his books.

A true lawyer's office

All the old dolls

The restrooms are located in this building

This is an original log cabin.  Notice the door is very low so they put a cushion over it to protect people's heads from getting bumped.

One side was designated for the bed and clothing

The other side was for cooking

The local post office

The print shop

One more day and we will complete our visit to the pioneer village.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Jamestown, North Dakota part 2

Jamestown has a really nice pioneer village.  It is much larger than most of the others we have visited and very well maintained.  A lot of the buildings were closed so we only got to see the outside but we still enjoyed the visit.

The banker's office

The safe

The 'would be' safe cracker

Notice all the horseshoes

We had a piano just like this one.

So glad our dentist doesn't use this equipment.

The local insurance office

Many more photos coming next time.  Thanks for visiting with us.