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Fri Dec 20, 2019, 06:00 PM

I usually give my books to the VA hospital in Temple ...

but occasionally I read ones that I really don't think might find an audience there, so I pass them out to fellow DUers.

I just finished Emmett Grogan's auto-biography, 'Ringovelio'.

If someone here in the lounge might like it, please let me know.

I will send it at my cost.

Like Emmett used to say, "its free if you want it."

Maybe there is an interest in setting up a book exchange?

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Reply I usually give my books to the VA hospital in Temple ... (Original post)
marble falls Dec 2019 OP
Brother Buzz Dec 2019 #1
marble falls Dec 2019 #3
Brother Buzz Dec 2019 #4
flotsam Dec 2019 #5
marble falls Dec 2019 #7
flotsam Dec 2019 #8
Brother Buzz Dec 2019 #9
flotsam Dec 2019 #10
Brother Buzz Dec 2019 #12
marble falls Dec 2019 #6
Brother Buzz Dec 2019 #11
marble falls Dec 2019 #2

Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 06:50 PM

1. We used to have a DUer named Emmett Grogan....

but the sock puppet got tossed onto the dung heap.

It's free if you want it, and we're all rich if we believe we are.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 07:10 PM

3. A hell of a nice guy cut short by technicalities!

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Response to marble falls (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 07:27 PM

4. In the spirit of you thread, I'll propose a trade

I'll trade you an old paperback copy of Long Walk to Mulegé: A True Story of Adventure and Survival in Baja California by Howard Hale for Ringovelio.

And speaking of technicalities, oysters DO grow on trees in Mulegé.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 08:04 PM

5. I have to ask what the hell that means

about oysters growing on trees?

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Response to flotsam (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 08:34 PM

7. Ya had to be there.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 08:40 PM

8. I guess so since I don't get it

But I think we're ok. Where I live we don't find oysters on trees, we drudge them. But the world is diverse...

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Response to flotsam (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 08:45 PM

9. That's the rumor Howard Hale heard back in 1923. He walked, like, a thousand miles to find out

Baja, California is mostly a desert, but Mulegé has a estuary that supports a small mangrove population, and small oysters grow on the mangrove roots.

Technicalities aside, oysters DO grow on trees in Mulegé.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 08:49 PM

10. Wow

I'm into aquaculture and know they need a clean environment and controlled temp and salinity. Growing on tree roots is amazing!

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Response to flotsam (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 09:14 PM

12. Even more amazing is how the isolated native mangroves even ended up there.

One of my pops partners grew oysters under his house on the San Francisco Bay; a testament to our successful ecological efforts over the last couple of decades. Oysters are not unlike the canary in the coal mine.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 08:33 PM

6. Lets do it!

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Response to marble falls (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 09:04 PM

11. Shoot me a PM with the information....

and I can have it in the post before the holiday thingy. It should prove to be a good read during the winter; hot climate books are best enjoyed during cold seasons.

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