I am extremely sad to report that the originator of this thread, George Nelson, passed away quietly yesterday evening in Knoxville, TN. He was the most kind and gentle person I have ever known. He is survived by his wife of 20+ years. Besides being a missionary for many years he was also the consummate collector we have had the privilege of sharing clocks and clock stories, an author of a number of wonderful short stories, and also worked in retail training for a major company. He asked many questions and by doing so he educated us in more ways than one might expect. His kind contributions to this site will be greatly missed.