Monday, October 25, 2021

Happy Mail

All the way from Sacramento, California, Happy Mail from my friend, MB


She drew a fun spider and used one of the new Raven stamps. Unfortunately, I couldn't get rid of the glare.


This is a better image of the stamp and based on the design of the Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest


Bostonian geography ends at the city limits. Anything beyond that area would  appear on an old map as Hic sunt Dracones. Here there be dragons.  MB made me my own sign with wonderful lettering and two intertwined dragons.


She also included a drawing of an Anglo-Saxon, full face helmet in silver and gold from the treasure trove found at Sutton Hoo in 1939. The Sutton Hoo dig was an astonishing find as it wasn't just artifacts that were found, but an entire Anglo-Saxon ship with a burial chamber buried in a mound near Woodbridge, England.

The site was found an unearthed by archeologist, Basil Brown. (He's credited as an amateur archaeologist, but only because he didn't have any academic credentials.) You can read more about this incredible find at The British Museum page of  The Anglo-Saxon Ship Burial at Sutton Hoo

You can also watch a dramatization of the dig in the movie, The Dig, starring Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes. The movie is on Netflix.

Thank you, MB, it's always a pleasure to hear from you.

10 comments:

  1. I enjoyed that movie. It was fun chasing down the online rabbit holes it inspired :)

    Great dragons!

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  2. The Smithsonian channel did a show on Sutton Hoo. It was very interesting but it took me half the show to understand that they were saying 'hoo' and then figure out what it meant! LOL

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    1. Sometimes the accents and dialects are hard to understand. That’s when closed captioning comes in handy

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  3. I've never heard of Sutton Hoo before, but I will check out the link you provided. Your friend draws well, too. I like the full face helmet in gold and silver. She did an excellent job, didn't she? Happy mail is always more fun than bills.

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    1. What Brown found at the Sutton Hoo site was an amazing find.

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  4. This is really interesting and so beautifully made and presented. Have a great week, Valerie

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  5. Hurrah for happy mail. I do love that new raven stamp. Next time I'm at the PO I need to get a set, just because they'd be good to have. For art and things. I hope you didn't get too much rain. It was cold and raw and dreary here. Happy new week. Hugs-Erika

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