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Old 12-09-2007, 07:05 PM   #1
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Pork 6 per pound.....

We ventured out into the sleet and freezing rain this afternoon to attend a hammered-dulcimer concert. It was a nice afternoon of music....free of charge!

Afterwards, we went to a fund-raising benefit for an old friend of mine who has cancer. I bought a raffle ticket for a half of a pig, for $5. About an hour ago my friend's sister called to tell me I had won it! So I drove back down to the community hall to retrieve 85 pounds of pork....butchered & wrapped! A couple of hams, LOTS of pork chops, a bunch of sausage (links, patties, bulk), roasts, ribs, a bit o' bacon, and a couple other assorted odds and ends.

Let's see.....85# for the cost of a $5 ticket......hmmmm, about 6 per pound! How's that for frugality?!
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Wow! Hope you have a big freezer. Congratulations!
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Old 12-09-2007, 08:49 PM   #3
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There is a word for such unexpected but pleasant happenings. But I can't think of it right now. When nice things just materialize....what is that word? (I need to exercise my brain more)
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There is a word for such unexpected but pleasant happenings. But I can't think of it right now. When nice things just materialize....what is that word? (I need to exercise my brain more)

Just remembered---the word is "serendipity"----see wiki article:

Serendipity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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And here i was thinking Ceylon was the island of Serindip and wiki claims it's Sri Lanka - but now learn the Ceylon is Sri Lanka. Now there's a bit of unexpected knowledge - how.... serendipitous. As RR says, serendipitous that your good act on behalf of your friend had an unexpected benefit!
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