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From: adrian brisee <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Under the North Star
Date: Sun, 5 Jul 2009 17:55:08 -0700 (PDT)
In-Reply-To: <F6939F55CE854C8EB8EFF2BE8E5EFB11@acer511eba12df>


I have to agree with Kathy, like the 3 wisemen the Hortens traveled where ever God took them. From the context of the letter she had no idea where they were...north, south, east or west. They just didn't cross paths with her.

--- On Sun, 7/5/09, LBoswell <> wrote:

> From: LBoswell <>
> Subject: Re: [APG] Under the North Star
> To: "Kathy Gunter Sullivan" <>
> Cc:
> Date: Sunday, July 5, 2009, 7:34 PM
> You mean like peter pan, following
> the north star?  Just kidding,  I'd agree
> but I'd add "in a northerly
> direction."   Some travelled quite far to
> find
> seasonal work in forestry or earlier, in the fur
> trade.  Up to 1000 km in
> some cases.  Some of the routes were well established
> even in that period.
> What's the state of railways in that time period. 
> Some established I think?
>
>
> But I think we've collectively milked a lot of possibles
> from a few lines.
> We're like her, in a sense,  chasing a meaning that
> will likely remain lost
> somewhere  'under the north star'.  Figuratively
> or literally.
>
> Would be interesting to track the Hortens
>
> Larry
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kathy Gunter Sullivan" <>
> Cc: <>
> Sent: Sunday, July 05, 2009 8:11 PM
> Subject: Re: [APG] Under the North Star
>
>
> >I think it was a common phrase for getting lost. I do
> not believe the
> > letter writer meant it literally. It was a figure of
> speech. I don't
> > believe it was meant as relevant in the estimated time
> frame of 1854 to
> > the destination, direction, or transportation system
> the folks were
> > using (North, Canada, Minnesota, railroad underground,
> tavern).
> >>
> >>
> >>> They got under the North Star which caused
> them to lose their sense of
> >>> direction. I think she is using the phrase to
> mean "they must have
> >>> gotten lost."
> >>>
> >>> Kathy Gunter Sullivan
> >>> AGP Member, North Carolin
> >>>
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