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  • Xenia Stanford
    Re Judii s post, I sent her this explanation and she suggested I share it with all. Meanwhile hope you all shared the giggle before reading my explanation. I
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      Re Judii's post, I sent her this explanation and she suggested I share it
      with all. Meanwhile hope you all shared the giggle before reading my
      explanation. I didn't want to spoil the fun!

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Xenia Stanford <president@...>
      Date: Monday, June 5, 2006 6:26 pm
      Subject: RE: Newcastle - occupations

      > Hi Judii,
      >
      > Not so funny when you realize it is his location and not a comment
      > on his dealings!
      >
      > http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt/photo/010662.htm
      >
      > DARN CROOK. Origin rather obscure but probably means a crooked and
      > darkstreet. Darn means "dark".
      > (The New Geordie Dictionary).
      >
      > Xenia
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: owner-dist-gen@... [mailto:owner-dist-
      > gen@...]On Behalf
      > Of Judith Rempel
      > Sent: June 5, 2006 11:46 AM
      > To: dist-gen@...
      > Subject: Newcastle - occupations
      >

      > Just writing to share a giggle this afternoon.
      >
      > Am pursuing a Newcastle-born family and came across this webpage:
      > http://www.cynthiasplace.net/ukscotland/northumberland/northumberland.htm
      >
      > It's filled with lots of great scanned resources, but to find the
      > giggle, go to p. 6 of the Newcastle Directory and look for Ths. Bell.
      It's
      > not his occupation, but the editorial comment at the end of the entry
      > that's making me laugh today.
      ....
      >
      > Judii Rempel in Gambia
      > rempel@...

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