9 October 2004
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DearMom -LeeG Workers -LeeG Snoozin' -LeeG Slumber -LeeG V-DubyaClick camera to see this person. -LeeG
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"Ars longa, vita brevis" - Hippocrates
Long after we are dust future numismatists will admire the nickel carvings being preserved for them in our collections... we are merely caretakers of these treasures. There are so many wonderful carvings being created today that my biggest problem in showing you these will almost certainly be those fine carvers who may be offended because I didn't show all y'all examples of their art here. All I can say is...
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ElderKami -BillJ "Maybe Next Time Folks!" V-Dubya ...
CoraGoosberry -BillJ
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ManuAloha -DickS Neptune~Poseidon -SamA KidogoRafiki -BobS LeithPhroyan -JoeP OHNS.WebmasterClick camera to see this person. -MikeC
   Naming Carvings Footnotes:
1) Elder Kami, meaning 'A prickly lizard'Click to view source material webpage., a Bidjigal man from the Botany Bay area, is a tribal elder and a 'Dreamer'.
2) Cora Goosberry, one Eyed Poll wife of King BungareeClick to view source material webpage., was known as 'Queen of Sydney to South Head'
or 'Queen of Sydney and Botany' and was a Sydney identity for 20 years after Bungaree's death in 1830.

3) Manu Aloha, [mah' noo ah loh' hah], means Lovebird (Parrot) in HawaiianClick to view source material webpage., so called because it can extend greetings (aloha).
4) The Roman Neptune 'God of the Sea'Click to view source material webpage. and the Greek Poseidon 'God of the Sea'Click to view source material webpage. were both names for the same deity.
5) Kidogo Rafiki, meaning 'small friend'Click to view source material webpage., was drawn from the webpage 'Useful Swahili'.
6) Originally coined by Thomas Keightley in The Fairy Mythology (1850) from the Irish 'Leith Bhroyan' or
Leith Phroyan, meaning 'one shoemaker'Click to view source material webpage., comes the name Leprechaun.

7) From MikeC: OHNS.Webmaster, is known in certain circles as 'V-Dubya'Click camera to see this person., a wild and wooly umbrae in his days.
Much about him is a mystery. Legend has it he ran with the 'Kid' in his younger days. That's 'Willy The Kid.'
( Do you suppose Mike meant "hombre"? Although... I reckon "umbrae" is aptly descriptive also. - vrw )