Mystery Spot

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  Mystery Spot

     If you listen to some of the people here in the morning, you may think you’re in an asylum. Drogash told Magnusson, “there’s no pumpkin in the pumpkin spice latte according to this article Magnusson.” It wasn’t even 8 O’clock and Magnusson answered back, “Perhaps my dear Drogash, but there’s plenty of wine to start my day.” They both smiled until Mr. Barnes came in the room and said, “The Patriots look like the Red Sox, only using a different ball.” Even I laughed at that one. Being in between NY and Boston, we’re often torn as to who we cheer for. I guess I shouldn’t have said that word. Barnes walked behind the bar, mixed up his OJ, looked at me and said, “Cheers, Davia, have a good day,” and downed the glass. I’m looking forward to school this morning.   

If you want call Claude a dumb dog, go ahead. What’s the difference between a dumb dog and a smart dog? Two points on the IQ scale? Kingston is a very smart dog, but even he chased a squirrel or two, especially if they found his buried bones. - The boys didn’t mean disrespect for drinking too much wine at Claude’s funeral I guess. Neil broke open a good bottle and they just couldn’t help themselves. Before you knew it, they were marching to the beat of their own drummer and off they went without the dog’s coffin. They were supposed to carry poor Claude’s coffin to its burial site and it was too heavy for just me and Sebastian to carry. – The next day, some of the guys came and took the coffin to the burial site. Knowing Sebastian felt bad, we asked one of the local church elders named, Marquet, to come over and say a few comforting words. He said some nice things and Claude went to his eternal resting place. Of course a bottle of wine was brought out and they all toasted to Claude. We raked the lawn over and planted some nice flowers over the grave. Sebastian was happy and took off. I’m glad he did. After a few toasts, Magnusson kind of insulted Marquet, saying, “you could have been more eloquent old boy.” Marquet answered back,”what do you want me to say over some dumb dog who runs into a bench?” – That’s enough of Claude (may he rest in peace). Can I get to the rest of my story now please?

I think Peter mentioned the science-tech room that the Richenbach’s built me a few years ago. He must have told you about Sebastian’s dog, Claude, coming in just after the room was finished with the big screen newly installed and wreaking havoc. The plan was to have an earthquake – radiation monitor and sky (telescope) station for me and visiting students to learn and play with. After Claude (may he rest in peace) busted the 50″ screen, Neil Richenbach decided the setup belonged in a school. They weren’t really prepared for such an endeavor, but certainly would not turn any Richenbach or Baxter money or ideas away. So, Peter, Neil and I sat down and tried to design a place in the school for such a set up. 

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BTP

Beyond This Point

          The plan was to get us kids into tech more.

Victoria Baxter and Neil Richenbach sat with the principal and tried to find a place in the school for the “high-tech room.” The library was just too small and the project was getting bigger all the time. That didn’t bother Neil or Victoria of course and after nothing seemed to fit, they simply told Principal Jones, “let’s just tear down the little library and build a new one.” Mr. Jones just smiled as Peter layed out the plans for a high-tech library, the observatory and star gazing room with 25 seats. Even Thurston got involved, offering to purchase a top of the line Orion telescope to replace the model I used at the estate. Thats’ where the story gets interesting -

More to come…

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The Next Act

The Next Act

                                     The Next Act   

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