Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Accept no imitations . . .

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Supercar sells for €3,480,000 in Paris | Rare 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante

The Bonhams Retromobile sale witnessed some extraordinary results including €3,480,000 for the Ex-Earl Howe 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante called "Black Bess" which will remain in Europe. Read more about the history of this fabulous car with a slide show showing how nicely it cleaned up!

I wrote about this super rare vehicle last year and thought you would want to know the sale price. WOW! See "as found" photo below:

In this undated image released by Bonhams, an extremely rare 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante, is seen in a garage in Gosforth, England, where it was found by relatives after the death of the owner, an elderly doctor who last used it around 1960. The Bugatti, one of only 17 ever made, is expected to draw a record price when it is auctioned in Paris next month. (AP Photo/Bonhams)

"Take care of your antiques and they will take care of you."

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Monday, February 16, 2009

The American Presidents [song and film] . . .

Listen to this wonderful podcast from whitehouse.org and learn the song that lists the American Presidents in order. It requires Flash which you will have to download if you don't have it. Don't ask me how...you will have to figure out that part. Click on the image above or the link I have provided to watch the film and hear the podcast. After you have listened to it once you might want to print the lyrics so you and your family can memorize the song. It was written by Genevieve Madeline Ryan, a Princeton student. More facts about our Presidents compiled by Miss Ryan.

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Presidents' Day 2009

These Presidents' Day finger puppets would be fun to make today costing only 26¢. Click on either photo above and find other crafty things to celebrate this holiday.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Queen Elizabeth's Posh New Website QE2.0 . . .

And it came to pass that Her Majesty the Queen of England decided her website needed a little juice-up. Thus, on the 13th day of February in the Year of our Lord 2009, she stood before her subjects and held aloft the royal remote control and behold, there appeared on a screen behind her what nobles and seers would come to call QE2.0, the new and improved official website of the British Monarchy.

Photo: Time Magazine


The Royal visit to Google.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness tour the building and meet Googlers, YouTubers and children taking part in a Doodle-for-Google competition. At the end of the visit, The Queen uploads the latest Royal YouTube video.

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2,000 year old rare antique Syriac Bible manuscript discovered in Cyprus . . .

An undated handout photo released to Reuters on February 6, 2009 shows an ancient manuscript which authorities in northern Cyprus believe is an ancient version of the Bible written in Syriac, a dialect of the native language of Jesus. The manuscript was found in a police raid on suspected antiquity smugglers. Turkish Cypriot police testified in a court hearing they believe the manuscript could be about 2,000 years old. Experts were however divided over the provenance of the manuscript, and whether it was an original, which would render it priceless, or a fake. ---> read more

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Life's Little Instruction Book, page 23 + recent random photo saves . . .

via pixdaus

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