Bytor13 - 6
FaceofBoh - 14
Fueco 13 Dude, don't forget your badge, if you won this would be contested.
I only count 24 for MrDV, am I missing something?
4.Tartan men’s accessory or clothing. If you can identify the Scottish clan +1 bonus point. If you or your significant other’s last name is same with that clan +1 more bonus point.
Two pieces of Stewart Clan Tartan
5.Wind instrument- woodwinds, brass winds etc. If Yamaha +1 bonus point.
Couldn't decide between wood wind or brass wind
6.Any J.Press item.
8.Thomas the Tank Engine locomotive, a wooden Gordon +1 bonus point
9.A real fur coat, or a coat with real fur accents- proof necessary-
10.Made in USA plaid, double breasted suit.
11.A corduroy three piece suit. If colors are close (all shades of brown etc), gathering three separate pieces is acceptable as long as in one shop/ i.e same photo.
12.Brass candle holder.
13.Made in England Dr. Marten.
14.Any Brioni , Canali, Isaia, Corneliani, Barbera, or Kiton item
15.Handknit cardigan –tag proof necessary-, Made in Iceland or Ireland +1 bonus point.
16.Polo Ralph Lauren topcoat. Purple Label, of course, is accepted and gets a bonus point. Lauren gets only half point i.e. -0.5 bonus.
18.Non-plastic music box (metallic, wooden, porcelain). If works, record it and get one bonus point.
19.Any teak furniture -see Frenchyfoundit-
20.Double monk men’s shoe.
21.Tie with sea critters print. A bowtie with same type of print is +1 bonus point. Whales 1+ bonus point.
22.Automatic watch, any gender.
23.Beer glass with a European beer name on.
24.Any stereo equipment with wood or wood appearance case.
25.Harris tweed jacket in plaid or stripes (no pure herringbone or pure pepper and salt pattern).
+1 Bonus point each for unfound items in the last round. A backscratcher,
vintage straight razor,
mirrored beer sign.
I know I was suppose to keep this private, but it's sort of a tribute....a story meant to be heard.
Scavenger Hunt Donation Story
In March 1982, the world was blessed by the birth of an angel, my little sister, Laura Lynn. Laura was born with hydrocephalus (water on the brain) which went completely undetected until the moment she took her first breath. She was immediately whisked away from us, and taken to Johns Hopkins, where she had tests done and surgeries performed to try to resolve the issues. It wasn't long before the doctor's discovered that she was also epileptic and irreparably blind, not due to a problem with her eyes, but rather an issue in the brain. They gave her six months to a year to live.
When Laura finally came home from the hospital, she was on a strict regimen of medications to attempt to control the seizures. She was a little more complicated to care for than the average infant. My mother was strong, Laura and I could not have had a better mom to care for us. She made sure Laura had took her medicines and made it to all of her appointments on time, while somehow managing to take care of me, a two year old, too.
Laura did well, she made it to a year, and then two, then five. We considered every day she lived a miracle. She was the happiest girl you ever met. She was unable to communicate through speech or see someone when they walked into the room, but she loved music and could recognize hundreds of voices. She blessed everyone she met. Even those who were somewhat afraid of her, or felt bad for her, walked away with a smile after only sitting with her for a few minutes.
When she was six years old, Laura was accepted to attend The Maryland School for the Blind in Baltimore. It was a few hours from our home on the shore, but the campus had a room where she could stay during the week. The staff was so friendly, I remember meeting them for the first time and will never forget the kindness they exhibited. Most of the students at MSB were not only blind, but also had other special needs, like Laura. It takes a special kind of person to work with children like that, and I have the highest respect for them.
During the school year Laura would ride the bus to school on Sunday afternoon and come home on Friday evening. She would always bring home nice notes from her teachers and care takers. During the summer there was no school. Laura liked being home and was always happy, but she was always extra happy when she was going back to school. She attended MSB until she was 18 and "graduated". After that she lived at home for a few years and then went to live in a special care center in my home town, where she had full run of the facility and her own room, toys, radio and was able to get immediate care when she needed it. We were able to visit or take her out for the day any time we wished.
In 2007, Laura found herself in the hospital for what seemed to be a respiratory infection. The doctors discovered, however, that the medications she had taken her entire life had completely destroyed her liver and kidneys. God called his little earthly angel home on February 19th, just a couple weeks before her 25th birthday. Yes, of course we were sad, but since we had viewed ever day of her life as a miracle, we were happy to have been a part of it. Her life was perfect, despite all of it's imperfections.
I never really comprehended the effect Laura had on people's lives until her memorial service. We anticipated a somewhat small group of people. Who would really care about a girl who was never more than 18 month old mentally, could't see, talk, feed herself or take care of herself. But...she had that smile, that laugh, the beautiful fair skinned face that lit up when you entered the room and spoke her name, or when she heard one of her favorite songs on the radio. The people lined up, by the hundreds, out the door. People I hadn't seen for years came in to say goodbye to a little girl, a woman, who touched their lives. Although she had not been in attendance at The Maryland School for the Blind in 7 years, nearly the entire school staff, current and retired, drove 2 hours to be there. One by one they stood and told stories of her antics, her quirks and mostly her smiling face and pure heart. I was so touched to see them all, and was proud of my little sister for being such a shining light in their lives.
$100 will be donated to The Maryland School for the Blind in memory of my sister.