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Wednesday, 17 November 2004
Sesquicentennial

Limpsfield wreck

The above car-wreck is also from our Limpsfield walk, and adorns the property of a local nursery (garden centre).

Today I learned a new word sesquicentennial, which apparently means the 150th anniversary of something.

This year was the 150th anniversary celebration of the Mormon pioneer wagon trek, in the USA.  The actual trek was also re-enacted, although this ended in July.  I found this link interesting because I have first cousins who have ancestors who took part in the trek (if not that first one, then one of the later trails).  Besides for the historical pioneer biographies I was interested in the recipes and other food information.  They had 14 ways with potatoes, although I personally think it’s cheating to list potatoes mashed and potatoes mashed with onions separately).

On a related topic I was interested to see that the new leader of the Democratic Party in the US Senate is Harry Reid, who is a Mormon from Nevada. There is an interesting bio of him at the NV Dems website although it doesn’t mention his religious affiliations, but stresses his humble origins. 

Edit: With thanks to my colleague Lynn for her careful proof-reading of my blog, I have corrected the perennial error of typing seperate instead of separate (28.04.2005).

Posted by bigblue on 17/11/2004 at 07:22 PM
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