I meant to extend my appreciation to Steve Garcia respectfully for your second post #3240. It is good to hear from you, even infrequently, especially since your retirement? and/or relocation down into Mexico. Keep us updated as to yourvwhereabouts and insights as you travel ancient, intercontinental waterways there...
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Susan" wrote:
> I lost a letter that didn't get posted to this siteb last wee and did
> not even realize it until today. i cannot recall most it, but no big
> loss. i did find Posts #3229 & 3236 (Cal and Ted) informative and
> helpful.Also heard from former AWS member Ross Hamilton on Facebook...i
> had been hoping to join a large three day gathering for a special
> Solstice celebration at the Great Serpent Mound in S. Ohio where Ross
> and Leslie have been so directly involved on-site so many years. it was
> that weekend my entire out of state family selected to celebrate
> Christmas ---- here. As it turned out, the 12/21/12 weekend superstorm
> that hit the Midwest and especially S. Ohio, the Weather Channel
> fittingly tagged "Winter Storm Draco---A Dragon of a Blizzard'. I am
> glad not to have been in the presence of either Draco. Nor attending a
> 12-12-12 birthday party at the Tulum ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula that
> I had signed up for two years ago in Cancun, at a healthier stage of
> my life.
> Also received a reply from Ross's FB friend, James Vierira also
> mentioning that he had already been aware of our Ancient Waterways
> Society web group.
> This evening upon return from work, turned on the TV, and hoped some of
> you who have already seen the 2011 History Channel program on the
> Chauvet Cave paintings (Southern France); or caught tonight's replay.
> The following trailer video of "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" shows some of
> the magnificent paleolithic paintings of horses and other animals. A
> few appear designed to depict movement (early moving pictures!) . i am
> thinking maybe enhanced from the flickering of fire or progression of
> sun/daylight when the cave entranceway was still open to the outside.
> Ted, because of your long interest in petroglyphs, cave art,
> preservation of ancient sacred sites, and that you have posted so many
> of your personal drawings to this dite, I have a book to give you, if
> you fo not already have ut. I picked it up years ago at the Wausau
> Public Library's discard book sale. "A Search for Cave and Canyon
> Art--VOICES FROM THE STONE AGE" (1974) seems right up your alley. The
> well illustrated book was written two decades before the discovery of
> the aforementioned Chauvet Cave art in France. I can meet you halfway
> between where you live in Iowa and I in C. Wisconsin, such as at Frank's
> Hill which I know you drive up to attend the Spring Equinox celebration.
> i've never attended but wiukd make great effort to do so if you do.
> Otherwise, I can send the book and a couple of little things for you and
> your wife Nancy, who underwent the same surgery, treatment and recovery
> as I, and bestowed many helpful kindnesses to me.
> Personal thanks to all of you who put time, your talents and wisdom into
> posts to this group, even if infrequently. This group progresses
> because of obvious mutual respect and exchanges by you assisting and
> thinking like co-hosts.
> Happy New Year to members and to the many onlookers following posts
> Susan English -- sent from my iPad