My moment of fame

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  1. doug sinclair

    doug sinclair Registered User

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    Back in late December, I received a call from a free-lance writer from one of our local publications. Seems he was at our City Hall, talking to our mayor, when the two were approached about the 1910 Seth Thomas tower clock in our old City Hall clock tower. The mayor averred that he had never seen the clock, and that he would like to see it, and asked the writer to accompany him. While in the clock tower, the writer decided there was a story here. A story about whoever in this modern day and age would repair and maintain such a machine. He was given my name. The story is as much about those of us who eschew the modern trends in time keeping, rather preferring to keep alive those artifacts from our heritage. I won't go into all the twists and turns of choosing a picture to go with the story. Seems the clock tower is a "restricted area", and photography is forbidden! (My goodness! You'd almost think this was the Great Clock in the tower at the Parliament Buildings in London!) I wonder at the photo that was chosen, but the article turned out okay.

    If you wish to see the article, I have posted a link to it in a thread (same caption) in the Tower Clock section of the MB.
     
  2. Robert Gary

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    A very nice article. Thank you for doing all that work for your community.

    RobertG
     
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    Yupp, it's gone. A shame.
     
  6. doug sinclair

    doug sinclair Registered User

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    The link I had provided led to the weekly magazine that published the story. I guess the link was only live until the susequent issue which was published last Friday. I have scanned the article and will upload it to my ISP (as soon as I find out how to do it).
     
  7. Steve Patton

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    Doug,
    The article is there. Just input your name in the "Search" field and presto
    it will find it.
    Good article, thanks for sharing. :)

    Here is the article.
     
  8. doug sinclair

    doug sinclair Registered User

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    Steve,

    Thanks for that. I think you are telling me to use the SEARCH utility on the MB and type in my name. Since I had uploaded the aticle to the MB before, it can still be retrieved by using the SEARCH utility. Do I understand correctly?
     
  9. Steve Patton

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    Doug,
    No, the search function offered on the SwerveCalgary page below the error message.
    I included the link in the last post.
     
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    Thanks for the link, Steve.
    Great article, Doug!
     

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