Friday, September 19, 2008

Lost and Found

A lot of things are in this category nowadays...including my stocks. (Except it's generally the opposite for them, poor babies.)

Like a wooden Viking shield -- the first one ever found in Denmark:

http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-science/20080919/EU.Denmark.Viking.Shield/

And a mystery ship uncovered on the Alabama coast by Hurricane Ike:

http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-science/20080919/Ike.Mystery.Ship/

And a handwritten Mozart score, rediscovered since the early 1800s:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/sep/19/classicalmusicandopera.france

Dad and I had a long talk this morning -- something I would have missed, had I gone to the funeral in Missouri. I was able to tell him how I felt about him. Not that he didn't already know, but it was good to make sure he knew. This is a guy who adopted me when I was two. He didn't have to when he married my mom -- but he insisted on it. And he has never treated me any differently than my little brother, who has a full blood claim on him.

I love my dad. And I'm a lucky woman -- he loves me, too.

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Zzzzzzzz...

After four hours at Tuesday Morning's checkout line today, I can honestly relate. Okay, maybe a nap AND a cookie.