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I say, "huh," out loud to myself while I close the email window.

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doit (doyt) n. 1. a small obsolete Dutch coin that was worth about 1/4 of a cent
2. anything of trifling value, as in "not worth a doit"; also, doitkin

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Did you know that the next time a certain volcano erupts in the Canary Islands, there's a chance half the island could slide into the ocean, and that if this happens, it will create a tidal wave taller than the tallest skyscraper, which would sweep across the Atlantic and devastate the entire east coast of America, destroying things as far inland as twelve miles? Neither did I, until I saw this astonishing discovery on the Discovery Channel. It could happen tomorrow, or not for a thousand years, but apparently, it's inevitable.

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Thursday, November 1, 2001
by the Wunderland Toast Society

What's New?

What's Going On? Pumpkins, Firemen, and Kitty Princesses

Well, as Linus would say, another Halloween has come and gone. This year, being as busy as we are with the final stages of production on Playing with Pyramids, we didn't get around to making the costumes we were contemplating; we'll have to save the idea for next year. But we did carve pumpkins as usual, and this year I'm finally starting an online scrapbook of the pictures I take of all the pumpkins. We also made time for a trip down to Charlottesville, to partake of Halloween festivities with my brother Jeff, his wife Judy, and their twins, James and Sharon.

The kids are almost 5 now, so of course Halloween is a big deal for them. Like many little boys this year, James decided to be a fireman, but Sharon opted for something more fanciful: a princess-kitty. Here you see them with Jeff and Kristin as we prowled about Charlottesville's lovely downtown mall, where they have a big Halloween event each year, culminating in a hour of trick-or-treating at local merchants instead of neighbor's houses. And while I consider this a poor substitute for the real thing, we all had a grand time.

Here are a couple of other pictures I took of my extremely cute niece and nephew:

Regular readers of this column may recall a mention some weeks ago of Judy going in for surgery, for the removal of a brain tumor... I'm happy to report that she seems to be recovering splendidly. She gets tired easily but otherwise seems fine. Jeff, on the other hand, seems exhausted; during Judy's downtime he's been getting a small taste of life as a single parent, and he's now more ready than ever to sing the praises of those who struggle along that difficult path. I know he'll be glad when Judy really gets back on her feet.

I'm Sharon's Godfather, and around this time each year I like to bestow a special Godfather gift on Sharon. This year, we gave her a Lite Brite, and I'm happy to say it was a big hit. Not that this should be a surprise to anyone who grew up with one, since it's such a cool toy. In fact, helping the kids play with Sharon's Lite Brite made me yearn to get a new one for myself!Andy

Happy Guy Fawke's Day!

Thought Residue
I would say the turnout for trick-or-treating in our own neighborhood was about half of what we're generally used to. But I guess that's not too surprising, with the national paranoia level being what it is today...
I was pleased to notice, when I tuned in for the annual rebroadcast of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown", that 2 of the 3 "I got a rock" trick or treat scenes have been restored! They've been absent for almost as long as I can remember, presumably cut to make more time for commercials.
"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." -- George Santayana (1863-1952)


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