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#98358 - 03/11/03 01:08 PM How did I let this happen???
TEd Remington Offline
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Saturday night Peggy and I hosted a total of 13 people for dinner at The Fort, a wonderful (and expensive) restaurant near Denver, in celebration of my retirement. It had been originally scheduled a month earlier, but I changed it to March 8 so everyone could show up.

Someone in the party told the waitress that the next day was my birthday, and the next thing I knew the wait staff came out with a buffalo headdress for me to wear while the staff and patrons gave three cheers. The picture is posted on The Fort's web site:

http://thefort.com/2348/thefort.nsf/MainFrame!OpenFrameSet


Click on photo gallery and then look at the pictures displayed. My picture is currently on the first page, the first column, third picture down from the top. They apparently add new pictures at the top, so this order may change. If so, look for March 8, 2003 on the picture. I have a graying beard and am wearing a blue buttondown oxford shirt, no tie.

TEd


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#98359 - 03/11/03 01:30 PM Re: How did I let this happen???
musick Offline
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I think it may have been the frosty beverages that let your gaurd down. (You look a little *starry-eyed)

Congrats on both dates.


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#98360 - 03/11/03 01:43 PM Re: How did I let this happen???
wwh Offline
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Dear TEd: Have you a special pun for the occasion?


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#98361 - 03/11/03 03:24 PM Too much Coors light?
AnnaStrophic Offline
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Hey, TEd, for a minute there I thought (hoped) you were the mandolin player on the front page!


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#98362 - 03/11/03 03:36 PM Mary Ann
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from the restaurant link:

"It's clear that Sam Arnold's zest for living stems not from a sprinkle of grated lemon rind, but from the roasted whole chile of life"




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#98363 - 03/12/03 01:55 AM Re: How did I let this happen???
stales Offline
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Congrats TEd. As I said once before, now you're gonna get REAL busy!!

So what's an "oxford" shirt? Why? What other name would I know it as? A "business" shirt perhaps?

(Gotta be a word topic somewhere here folks....)

fashiondope stales


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#98364 - 03/12/03 03:26 AM Re: How did I let this happen???
Rubrick Offline
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Someone in the party told the waitress that the next day was my birthday, and the next thing I knew the wait staff came out with a buffalo headdress for me to wear while the staff and patrons gave three cheers.

Ted, as we say in this neck of the woods - Jaysus!


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#98365 - 03/12/03 04:52 AM Re: How did I let this happen???
RhubarbCommando Offline
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Congratulations on your graduation into real life, TEd.
(and thanks for the advance warning of what you look like - at my time of life, sudden shocks aren;t too good for me )


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#98366 - 03/12/03 06:02 AM Re: Oxford shirt
Faldage Offline
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An oxford shirt is made of a heavier coarser cloth, called, surprisingly enough, oxford cloth.

http://www.virtue.to/fabric/07_Weaving.html

this site says it has white threads going one way and colored the other but I've seen white oxford cloth.


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#98367 - 03/12/03 08:35 PM Re: How did I let this happen???
modestgoddess Offline
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TEd, but how cool!

I have a graying beard

grey...ING? [kiss-e] you silver fox you!


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#98368 - 03/12/03 11:10 PM Re: Oxford shirt
Bingley Offline
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Is this oxford cloth the same as what I know as cheesecloth? Where are you of troy?

Bingley
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#98369 - 03/13/03 05:51 AM Re: Oxford shirt
Faldage Offline
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what I know as cheesecloth

Dunno what you know as cheesecloth. What USns call cheesecloth wouldn't work for this kind of shirt. Would you wear a shirt made of it? And go to work in that shirt? It's a little more casual than your standard dress shirt but not so much to stop you from going to work.


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#98370 - 03/13/03 09:20 AM Re: Oxford shirt
Jackie Offline

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Helen's already been here on that one, Bingley. In response to Jo asking about what she knows as cheesecloth blouses, of troy said: the blouses Jo defined--(circa 1960) sheer to almost sheer-- in this country that fabric would be voile, or lawn..
http://wordsmith.org/board/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=miscellany&Number=55220

Here's a site where you can view cheesecloth weaves:
http://www.alphasourceintl.com/cheese/cheesecloth2.htm

Finally found a good close-up of oxford cloth (scroll down):
http://store.yahoo.com/phoenixtextiles/l-117.html


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#98371 - 03/14/03 09:33 AM Re: Oxford shirt
stales Offline
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Loc: Perth, Western Australia
Thanks Jackie - looks rather like our work uniform shirts. These are referred to as chambre - 100% cotton but. Are we talking chambre ~/= oxford??

drivinghomethefashiondopetag stales


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#98372 - 03/14/03 03:14 PM Re: Oxford shirt
belMarduk Offline
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Ted, I keep getting a note that the link doesn't work. Is there something special I should be doing?


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#98373 - 03/14/03 03:17 PM Re: TEd's link
AnnaStrophic Offline
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It must be down for the moment, bel! Maybe they're adding new pictures. But be patient; it's worth it


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#98374 - 03/15/03 10:34 AM Re: TEd's link
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Ha, welcome to buffalo lodge TEd. C'est cute.

I had to double-check your post though since I just looked at third picture and thought, hmmmm, doesn't look like that would be him. Looks kinda like Jimmy Durante. Then I went back and saw you said third picture down.

How neat, now I'll recognise you in Ireland. Are ya bringing the hat? I know how you guys do love your tatty accessories.


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