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Randi

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The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« on: October 03, 2014, 04:11:58 pm »
Post Art. Literature, and Humor from the log books here ;)
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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2014, 08:36:57 am »
Here should be the correct link to the file:



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Craig posted this before, but it's so beautiful, it bears re-posting

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2014, 08:45:50 am »
Wow!!!!

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2014, 09:32:55 am »
 8) 8) 8) Very Nice!

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2014, 11:45:06 am »
Beautiful loops and swirls by JS Davis, calligrapher.  :)

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2014, 12:10:49 pm »
Stunning writing..what a hand :o :)

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2014, 12:37:05 pm »
I like the fish. I didn't even notice it originally :-[

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2014, 03:41:13 pm »
Very impressive!  Wonderful to see such creativity being used for something very mundane.

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2014, 08:10:28 pm »
I know I've run into other artistic pieces in the past, but a "quick" scan of my transcribed pages didn't turn up any.  Must have been in the British ships.

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2014, 10:57:10 pm »
The British ships are very much still ours.  Their art work counts.  :)

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2014, 12:46:14 am »
This fine type of writing is fast becoming extinct because we are 'stuck' teaching the children 'keyboarding' and no one has time to teach penmanship any longer.   :-\ :'(

AND their spelling is dying due to 'Tweets' and 'messaging' shortcuts! I may just have to stab myself with a fountain pen or drown myself in my inkwell and end it all!!!!   ::)

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2014, 02:15:51 pm »
This fine type of writing is fast becoming extinct because we are 'stuck' teaching the children 'keyboarding' and no one has time to teach penmanship any longer.   :-\ :'(

AND their spelling is dying due to 'Tweets' and 'messaging' shortcuts! I may just have to stab myself with a fountain pen or drown myself in my inkwell and end it all!!!!   ::)

I don't know whether to   ;D ;D ;D or  :'( :'( :'(
I write my personal diary with a glass nibbed pen and India ink (I have a terrible hand though). But I'm 55  ::)

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2014, 07:01:29 pm »

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2014, 02:53:32 pm »
This fine type of writing is fast becoming extinct because we are 'stuck' teaching the children 'keyboarding' and no one has time to teach penmanship any longer.   :-\ :'(

AND their spelling is dying due to 'Tweets' and 'messaging' shortcuts! I may just have to stab myself with a fountain pen or drown myself in my inkwell and end it all!!!!   ::)

I don't mind seeing penmanship die out - it's pretty much useless. Sure, it looks great, but people don't need it anymore.
Back when I was in school, the teachers made us write individual letters in fancy script - but some of them were real hard to tell apart. For example, the capital L can look like a capital S if you do it badly.
Later, I decided this was stupid, and switched to my own style - one where each letter is easy to tell apart from the rest.
If the teachers had just taught us THAT in school, I could have avoided a whole lot of trouble with teachers and parents alike!

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2014, 03:09:10 pm »
Can't wait for the day you're power is out and batteries are dead. ;)
Pretty handy those pens, if you ask me.