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« Reply #540 on: April 07, 2019, 11:56:26 PM »
https://www.npr.org/2019/04/07/710861494/american-woman-and-her-driver-freed-from-kidnappers-ugandan-police-say

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American Woman And Her Driver Freed From Kidnappers, Ugandan Police Say

April 7, 20195:26 PM ET
Francesca Paris

Ugandan police announced on Sunday that they have rescued an American woman and her driver after the two were kidnapped last week while on safari.

The Uganda Police Force said on Twitter that it had worked with security agencies to rescue the 35-year-old California woman and her Ugandan tour guide. Both are in "good health," according to police.

The Ugandan government and U.S. media outlets have identified the woman as Kimberly Sue Endicott. The Ugandan government identified the driver as Jean Paul Mirenge.

Four men allegedly abducted the pair from their vehicle at gunpoint last Tuesday during an evening game drive at Queen Elizabeth National Park in southwestern Uganda and demanded $500,000 in ransom, police said. Four other tourists were left "abandoned and unharmed," according to the Uganda Media Centre, the government's communications center.

Police did not offer further details about how the two were freed, and it's not clear if a ransom was paid. Citing the safari company with which they were traveling, The New York Times reported on Sunday that a ransom had in fact been paid.
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« Reply #541 on: April 13, 2019, 09:02:37 AM »

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« Reply #542 on: April 13, 2019, 10:31:27 AM »

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« Reply #543 on: April 16, 2019, 02:23:07 PM »
If you liked watching Dick Proennecke build his cabin in Alaska on the PBS special Alone in the Wilderness,  you might also enjoy watching this skilled escapee from the city build his homestead over a two-year period in Canada, complete with overhead scenery as the seasons change:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxM9FYSs8V4 (91 minutes)


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« Reply #544 on: April 16, 2019, 07:15:58 PM »
Very industrious guy!  How did you like that copper sink he made!  Wow.

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« Reply #545 on: April 17, 2019, 04:26:54 AM »
It almost made me feel that I could build a cabin too if I had significant help doing it (i.e. mostly someone else's brains, muscles and skills!)... :)

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« Reply #546 on: April 17, 2019, 09:21:47 AM »
If you liked watching Dick Proennecke build his cabin in Alaska on the PBS special Alone in the Wilderness,  you might also enjoy watching this skilled escapee from the city build his homestead over a two-year period in Canada, complete with overhead scenery as the seasons change:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxM9FYSs8V4 (91 minutes)



R.R. I'm going to view this, thks!
A few weeks ago, my son and I watched some of his cabin-building videos, wow great stuff!

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« Reply #547 on: April 17, 2019, 07:20:02 PM »
It almost made me feel that I could build a cabin too if I had significant help doing it (i.e. mostly someone else's brains, muscles and skills!)... :)
Same here.  In fact, I do notice I don't have the same upper body strength I had 30 or 40 years ago!  LOL  Heck, I didn't have much then, so you can imagine it now.

And I'm not knocking the guy in the video, but I did notice what appeared to be grade lumber, such as 2X8's or 2X10's, or something similar.  Now, it's possible he did all that with his hand tools, but I think some of that stuff came from a lumber yard.  That's OK, because the guy really did some really hard work, and deserves credit.  Lots of credit.  He is showing how a person can indeed build a comfy cabin, all by himself.

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« Reply #548 on: April 18, 2019, 03:56:53 AM »
I admit that I couldn't help comparing his work with that of Dick Proenneke, who made just about everything from scratch on-site, except for iron/steel tool heads (which he made the handles for himself), metal cookware, books, and a few grocery and clothing supplies that were occasionally dropped to him by helicopter. 


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« Reply #549 on: April 18, 2019, 11:34:40 AM »
I admit that I couldn't help comparing his work with that of Dick Proenneke, who made just about everything from scratch on-site, except for iron/steel tool heads (which he made the handles for himself), metal cookware, books, and a few grocery and clothing supplies that were occasionally dropped to him by helicopter. 


Ahhh, yes.  Both guys are amazing.

Dick Proenneke, though, has shown that even with a presumably small set of tools, one could create a shelter and make it comfortable, while relying very little on the outside world.   I need to watch his video(s)....

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« Reply #550 on: April 19, 2019, 10:54:47 AM »
A very blessed Passover and Good Friday!


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« Reply #552 on: May 12, 2019, 09:24:10 AM »
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« Reply #553 on: May 12, 2019, 01:47:53 PM »
Cameo tribute to loving mothers and mother figures everywhere:


Miss Watson in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939)

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Aunt Bea in Andy Griffith: The New Housekeeper  (1960)

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Mrs. March in Little Women (1949)

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Mama in I Remember Mama (1948)

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Mrs. Morgan in How Green Was My Valley (1941)

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Please add if you think of another one  :)
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« Reply #554 on: June 12, 2019, 02:36:55 AM »
RR that was a wonderful post!

 

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