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Session 1; 1 - 12 April
Topic Started: Apr 1 2013, 05:53 AM (1,931 Views)
SacoHarry
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Hi all! Here's the placeholder for the opening week/session of the 2013 dig! Please let us know what's going on on-site -- thoughts, pictures, what-have-you. Happy Digging!
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I enjoyed the visit yesterday, final day of period 1 here's hoping for a dry day. Period 2 diggers pack your cameras!
For those looking for the ideal gift I note in the shop you can now buy the Vindolanda toilet kit! Pre packed sponge on a stick. I bought the new look beanie hat and very warm it is too.
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Back to Pauline's photos again today on the last day of session 1, Wediggers say a big thank you to you & Terry for the photos & updates. Here's the final batch
"Dull weather ended the first fortnight though diggers remained as keen as ever to uncover the archaeology"
A misty day
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Uncovering continues by the east gate
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SALVE, MATER; SALVE, PATER
(An archaeology student e-mails home)

Salve, Mater; Salve, Pater
Here I am at Vindolanda
And it is very - educating
Or it would be if it wasnít quite so bracing

We went de-turfing with Doctor Birley
And he made us get up really early
All my best friends are in Ibiza
Not stuck up here - itís like a freezer

Take me home, O Mater, Pater
Take me home, from Vindolanda
Trust me - this is not ingratitude
But I donít feel good here at this latitude

You should see the magnitude of the midges
My skin is just ablaze with itches
And I donít want this should scare ya
But my room-mateís now got malaria

Take me home, I promise I will study
And my new T-shirt wonít then get muddy
Oh please Ė donít make me stay
Iíve been here - one whole day

Respected Pater, Darling Mater
This is really a non-starter
Please let me home - if you miss me
I will even let dear Nannie hug and kiss me

Wait a minute - the windís stopped howling
Folk are digging - folk are trowíling
The sun is shining, now thatís better
Vale, Mater; Vale, Pater - kindly disregard this letter.

(with acknowledgements to the late Allan Sherman,
whose Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah was a hit in AD 1963,
after the Beatlesí First LP)
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Awesome Andrew!! I think WeDig needs a "Like" button!

(Edited: Oh and look, now it has one! :)
Edited by SacoHarry, Apr 17 2013, 08:13 AM.
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