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Subdeacon Joe

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  1. Well, that was my first impression from the title of the tread. Now, of course, I have lines of the bawdy ditty "Ancient Irish French Letter" floating through the little grey cells.
  2. Or sheep gut. But, yes, I was thinking along the lines of a french letter.
  3. I would get rolls of half dollars and dollar coins to use at Ren Faire. Food vendors didn't much care for them, but the performers liked when I tossed them onto the stage or into the hat, cup, or bowl.
  4. complete (adj.) late 14c., "having no deficiency, wanting no part or element; perfect in kind or quality; finished, ended, concluded," from Old French complet "full," or directly from Latin completus, past participle of complere "to fill up, complete the number of (a legion, etc.)," transferred to "fulfill, finish (a task)," from com-, here probably as an intensive prefix (see com-), + plere "to fill" (from PIE root *pele- (1) "to fill"). complete (v.) late 14c., "make complete, bring to an end, supply what is lacking; fulfill, accomplish," from complete (adj.) and probably in part from Latin completus. Related: Completed; completing. finish (v.) late 14c., "to bring to an end;" mid-15c., "to come to an end" (intransitive), from Old French finiss-, present participle stem of fenir "stop, finish, come to an end; die" (13c.), from Latin finire "to limit, set bounds; put an end to; come to an end," from finis "that which divides, a boundary, border," figuratively "a limit, an end, close, conclusion; an extremity, highest point; greatest degree," which is of unknown origin, perhaps related to figere "to fasten, fix" (see fix (v.)). Meaning "to kill, terminate the existence of" is from 1755. finish (n.) 1779, "that which finishes or gives completion," from finish (v.). Meaning "the end" is from 1790. Finish line attested from 1873.
  5. From my desktop so I can edit the image:
  6. Yep. I blame my thick fingers on the small key pad.
  7. http://www.aviation-history.com/douglas/sbd.html
  8. Likely either a comfort food or soul food joint.
  9. Socialist (of any flavor ), fascist, communist, just different faces of the same totalitarian die.
  10. The Battle of Worcester The English Civil War lasted from 1642 to 1651. Although usually called the English Civil War, it was a much wider conflict also involving Scotland, Ireland and Wales The Battle of Worcester took place in September 1651 It was the final battle of the English Civil War Charles II escaped after his Royalist forces were defeated by Oliver Cromwell and the Parliamentarians He sought refuge at Boscobel House, in Shropshire, where he hid in a nearby oak tree to avoid capture when he was defeated
  11. https://gearhuman.com/products/3d-gh-george-69?variant=14126542848052
  12. GENERAL PATTON MEMORIAL MUSEUM   http://generalpattonmuseum.com/?fbclid=IwAR0S5IRhELmrJ81DSz6cwBbsh5f3c1HTYDNsvZ8LBsJZdziontmAFE-GSj0
  13. Yep. https://aashtojournal.org/2019/07/12/celebrating-highway-history-the-u-s-armys-1919-cross-country-convoy/ One hundred years ago this month, a U.S. Army convoy consisting of 81 vehicles, 24 officers, and 258 enlisted men set out on a 3,251-mile transcontinental journey, primarily as a way to test the ability of the military to move great distances over roads under wartime conditions. The convoy took 62 days to complete the trip from Washington, D.C., to Oakland, CA, with nine vehicles and 21 men unable to finish the journey due to breakdowns and injuries, respectively. Few of the roads were paved at the time, forcing the convoy to creep along at an average speed of just over 5 miles per hour. As a result of the poor conditions, then Lt. Col. Dwight D. Eisenhower – who joined the convoy at the last minute “almost on a lark” in his words – reported that “extended trips by trucks through the middle western part of the United States are impracticable until roads are improved.” His experience with convoy also informed his decision years later as president to create the national highway system that bears his name. The 46,000-mile interstate system – which had been on Bureau of Public Roads drawing boards since the late 1930s and approved, in theory, by Congress in the 1940s – lacked funding for construction. As president, Eisenhower helped push that funding through Congress so a road trip that once took him and his companions over two months to finish can be completed in two or three days.
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