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Re: [mythsoc] Digest Number 783

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  • Steve Schaper
    ... I suppose the Numenoreans could have brought it over, but then I d expect something more like one of the many varieties of indian corn not 3780. . . ...
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 31, 2001
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      > Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2001 09:45:43 EST
      > From: Stolzi@...
      > Subject: LOTR and all that
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      > I think the part I disliked most was the sequence where we had the unlikely
      > encounter in the tall maize fields (Farmer Maggot grew maize!?) of the four
      > hobbits, immediately followed (or preceded, I forget) by a slam-wham-endless
      > wizards' battle.

      I suppose the Numenoreans could have brought it over, but then I'd expect something more like one of the many varieties of "indian corn" not 3780. . .

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      > Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2001 21:38:15 -0600
      > From: "Trudy Shaw" <tgshaw@...>
      > Subject: Re: Re: More JRRT items
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      > From: David S. Bratman
      > To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2001 3:34 PM
      > Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Re: More JRRT items
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      > At 10:05 AM 12/23/2001 , Trudy wrote:
      > The opening sentence is, "Clive Staples Lewis has been perhaps the single most useful tool of Satan since his appearance in the Christian community sometime around World War II." Two of his wickednesses were using alcohol

      1 Tim. 4:1-6 and -who- is being wicked? :-)

      My longer response to an earlier post by you, Trudy, had me explaining how grammatical-historical is not unable to enjoy such things as the Matter of Middle-earth, nor is it necessarily anti-liturgical. We "separated brethren" to use the magisterial term, really aren't all that different, in truth.



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    • Trudy Shaw
      ... From: Steve Schaper To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com Sent: Monday, December 31, 2001 4:39 PM Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Digest Number 783 ... Since the maize was
      Message 2 of 3 , Jan 1, 2002
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        ----- Original Message -----
        From: Steve Schaper
        To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Monday, December 31, 2001 4:39 PM
        Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Digest Number 783


        >> Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2001 09:45:43 EST
        >> From: Stolzi@...
        >> Subject: LOTR and all that
        >>
        >>
        >> I think the part I disliked most was the sequence where we had the unlikely
        >> encounter in the tall maize fields (Farmer Maggot grew maize!?) of the four
        >> hobbits, immediately followed (or preceded, I forget) by a slam-wham-endless
        >> wizards' battle.

        >I suppose the Numenoreans could have brought it over, but then I'd expect something more like one of the many varieties of "indian corn" not 3780. . .


        Since the maize was growing within the borders of the Shire, I assume the hobbits got it from the same source as their potatoes--considering at that time in history potatoes were very small ancestors of the vegetable we know today, and were grown only in the valleys of the Andes (actually, at _that_ time in history, I'm not sure they'd even been domesticated yet). Potatoes first arrived in Europe in the 1500's A.D. Maybe hobbits did have some magic about them, after all! -- Trudy



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      • Stolzi@aol.com
        In a message dated 1/1/02 1:27:55 PM Central Standard Time, ... Small potatoes, huh, Trudy? :) Which I m cooking Yukon Golds these days - and this bag of
        Message 3 of 3 , Jan 1, 2002
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          In a message dated 1/1/02 1:27:55 PM Central Standard Time,
          tgshaw@... writes:

          > potatoes were very small ancestors of the vegetable we know today,

          Small potatoes, huh, Trudy? :)

          Which I'm cooking Yukon Golds these days - and this bag of spuds not only has
          golden flesh and skin (The Potatoes of Lothlorien?) but =reddish pink=
          coloration in spots around the eyes...

          Diamond Proudbrook
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