• GEORGE SHIRLEY

    From Melba's Jammin'@21:1/5 to All on Fri Dec 27 21:37:11 2019
    The old goat died at 12:30 a.m. this morning, December 27, 2019. I had
    a note from his daughter on behalf of George's wife Anne.
    He was a knowledgeable food preserver who loved to share what he knows
    about the subject -- or any other. It was my pleasure to be a guest in
    the Shirley home when they lived in SW Louisiana.

    He was a tough bird who served his country proudly in the United States
    Navy and who prevailed over several mini strokes that ultimately took
    their toll.

    Keep Anne and George and their family in your prayers. His daughter
    Merrie said he and the love of his life, "Miz Anne" observed their 59th
    wedding anniversary yesterday. God rest his weary soul.


    Barb
    www.barbschaller.com, last update April 2013

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  • From Boron Elgar@21:1/5 to thetattooedlady@gmail.com on Fri Dec 27 23:15:19 2019
    On Fri, 27 Dec 2019 21:37:11 -0600, Melba's Jammin'
    <thetattooedlady@gmail.com> wrote:

    The old goat died at 12:30 a.m. this morning, December 27, 2019. I had
    a note from his daughter on behalf of George's wife Anne.
    He was a knowledgeable food preserver who loved to share what he knows
    about the subject -- or any other. It was my pleasure to be a guest in
    the Shirley home when they lived in SW Louisiana.

    He was a tough bird who served his country proudly in the United States
    Navy and who prevailed over several mini strokes that ultimately took
    their toll.

    Keep Anne and George and their family in your prayers. His daughter
    Merrie said he and the love of his life, "Miz Anne" observed their 59th >wedding anniversary yesterday. God rest his weary soul.


    Barb
    www.barbschaller.com, last update April 2013

    Dammit.

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  • From Nyssa@21:1/5 to Melba's Jammin' on Sat Dec 28 09:49:41 2019
    Melba's Jammin' wrote:

    The old goat died at 12:30 a.m. this morning, December 27,
    2019. I had a note from his daughter on behalf of
    George's wife Anne. He was a knowledgeable food preserver
    who loved to share what he knows
    about the subject -- or any other. It was my pleasure to
    be a guest in the Shirley home when they lived in SW
    Louisiana.

    He was a tough bird who served his country proudly in the
    United States Navy and who prevailed over several mini
    strokes that ultimately took their toll.

    Keep Anne and George and their family in your prayers.
    His daughter Merrie said he and the love of his life, "Miz
    Anne" observed their 59th
    wedding anniversary yesterday. God rest his weary soul.


    Barb
    www.barbschaller.com, last update April 2013


    Oh, no! Such sad news to end the year on.

    I often think of George when I'm planning or working in my
    garden.

    He was such a font of wisdom and knowledge and wasn't shy
    about sharing it with others. I've mentioned some of the
    info from his posts to friends, always giving him credit
    and wishing he were still posting to this and the garden
    newsgroups.

    A good life. I can only hope his last months were full of
    Miz Anne and his family rather than pain and discomfort.
    My thoughts are with them today.

    R.I.P. George. You will be remembered and missed.

    Nyssa, who is trying to pay it forward and share things
    she'd learned from George's posts over the years

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  • From songbird@21:1/5 to Melba's Jammin' on Sat Dec 28 09:29:56 2019
    Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    The old goat died at 12:30 a.m. this morning, December 27, 2019. I had
    a note from his daughter on behalf of George's wife Anne.
    He was a knowledgeable food preserver who loved to share what he knows
    about the subject -- or any other. It was my pleasure to be a guest in
    the Shirley home when they lived in SW Louisiana.

    He was a tough bird who served his country proudly in the United States
    Navy and who prevailed over several mini strokes that ultimately took
    their toll.

    Keep Anne and George and their family in your prayers. His daughter
    Merrie said he and the love of his life, "Miz Anne" observed their 59th wedding anniversary yesterday. God rest his weary soul.

    he always said he never expected to get very far as his
    family history was poor but the medicos kept him going
    quite a lot longer.

    59 years with love. lucky guy.

    RIP George. my thoughts are with the family and i hope
    that Miz Anne is taken care of and has loving family around
    to help out.


    songbird

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  • From heyjoe@21:1/5 to Melba's Jammin' on Sat Dec 28 17:00:37 2019
    On Fri, 27 Dec 2019 21:37:11 -0600
    in Message-ID: <news:2019122721371174218-thetattooedlady@gmailcom>
    Melba's Jammin' wrote :

    died at 12:30 a.m. this morning, December 27, 2019.

    So sorry to hear this. I've missed his wit and wisdom for a couple of
    years - and now . . . never to return.

    Hoping he passed at home in comfort and surrounded by those he loved.

    God Bless, George and yours.

    --

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  • From Melba's Jammin'@21:1/5 to Nyssa on Sun Dec 29 13:44:21 2019
    On 2019-12-28 14:49:41 +0000, Nyssa said:

    Melba's Jammin' wrote:

    The old goat died at 12:30 a.m. this morning, December 27,
    2019. I had a note from his daughter on behalf of
    George's wife Anne. He was a knowledgeable food preserver
    who loved to share what he knows
    about the subject -- or any other. It was my pleasure to
    be a guest in the Shirley home when they lived in SW
    Louisiana.

    He was a tough bird who served his country proudly in the
    United States Navy and who prevailed over several mini
    strokes that ultimately took their toll.

    Keep Anne and George and their family in your prayers.
    His daughter Merrie said he and the love of his life, "Miz
    Anne" observed their 59th
    wedding anniversary yesterday. God rest his weary soul.


    Barb
    www.barbschaller.com, last update April 2013


    Oh, no! Such sad news to end the year on.

    I often think of George when I'm planning or working in my
    garden.

    He was such a font of wisdom and knowledge and wasn't shy
    about sharing it with others. I've mentioned some of the
    info from his posts to friends, always giving him credit
    and wishing he were still posting to this and the garden
    newsgroups.

    A good life. I can only hope his last months were full of
    Miz Anne and his family rather than pain and discomfort.
    My thoughts are with them today.

    R.I.P. George. You will be remembered and missed.

    Nyssa, who is trying to pay it forward and share things
    she'd learned from George's posts over the years

    Well said, Nyssa. He'd been quite ill since an October heart attack.
    He received hospice care at home. His ashes will be put aboard a Navy
    vessel and dispersed over deep water. God rest his soul. He was a
    good guy.
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    Barb
    www.barbschaller.com, last update April 2013

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  • From Melba's Jammin'@21:1/5 to Boron Elgar on Sun Dec 29 13:40:37 2019
    On 2019-12-28 04:15:19 +0000, Boron Elgar said:

    On Fri, 27 Dec 2019 21:37:11 -0600, Melba's Jammin' <thetattooedlady@gmail.com> wrote:

    The old goat died at 12:30 a.m. this morning, December 27, 2019. I had
    a note from his daughter on behalf of George's wife Anne.
    He was a knowledgeable food preserver who loved to share what he knows
    about the subject -- or any other. It was my pleasure to be a guest in
    the Shirley home when they lived in SW Louisiana.

    He was a tough bird who served his country proudly in the United States
    Navy and who prevailed over several mini strokes that ultimately took
    their toll.

    Keep Anne and George and their family in your prayers. His daughter
    Merrie said he and the love of his life, "Miz Anne" observed their 59th
    wedding anniversary yesterday. God rest his weary soul.


    Barb
    www.barbschaller.com, last update April 2013

    Dammit.

    I should have proofed this better. "Merrie said SHE (Miz Anne) was
    the love of his life."
    Dammit about says it, Boron. When I visited him and Anne 12-1/2 years
    ago in Sulphur, he gave me a crash course in pressure canning. And I
    think Tillie Dawg was still with them. George was very proud of Anne's
    artwork and I bought a painting from her. I liked her work, too.
    Lovely woman. Their 59th wedding anniversary was the day before he
    died.

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    www.barbschaller.com, last update April 2013

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  • From Melba's Jammin'@21:1/5 to Melba's Jammin' on Sun Dec 29 13:46:21 2019
    On 2019-12-28 14:29:56 +0000, songbird said:

    Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    (snipped)
    Keep Anne and George and their family in your prayers. His daughter
    Merrie said he and the love of his life, "Miz Anne" observed their 59th
    wedding anniversary yesterday. God rest his weary soul.

    he always said he never expected to get very far as his
    family history was poor but the medicos kept him going
    quite a lot longer.

    59 years with love. lucky guy.

    RIP George. my thoughts are with the family and i hope
    that Miz Anne is taken care of and has loving family around
    to help out.


    songbird

    I think she'll be okay, although I don't imagine she was an awful lot
    younger than he. The move to Texas was to bring them closer to kin.
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  • From Melba's Jammin'@21:1/5 to heyjoe on Sun Dec 29 13:46:44 2019
    On 2019-12-28 23:00:37 +0000, heyjoe said:

    On Fri, 27 Dec 2019 21:37:11 -0600
    in Message-ID: <news:2019122721371174218-thetattooedlady@gmailcom>
    Melba's Jammin' wrote :

    died at 12:30 a.m. this morning, December 27, 2019.

    So sorry to hear this. I've missed his wit and wisdom for a couple of
    years - and now . . . never to return.

    Hoping he passed at home in comfort and surrounded by those he loved.

    God Bless, George and yours.

    Amen.
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    Barb
    www.barbschaller.com, last update April 2013

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  • From Melba's Jammin'@21:1/5 to Melba's Jammin on Sat Jan 4 09:26:07 2020
    On 2019-12-28 03:37:11 +0000, Melba's Jammin said:

    The old goat died at 12:30 a.m. this morning, December 27, 2019. I had
    a note from his daughter on behalf of George's wife Anne.
    He was a knowledgeable food preserver who loved to share what he knows
    about the subject -- or any other. It was my pleasure to be a guest in
    the Shirley home when they lived in SW Louisiana.

    He was a tough bird who served his country proudly in the United States
    Navy and who prevailed over several mini strokes that ultimately took
    their toll.

    Keep Anne and George and their family in your prayers. His daughter
    Merrie said he and the love of his life, "Miz Anne" observed their 59th wedding anniversary yesterday. God rest his weary soul.


    Barb
    www.barbschaller.com, last update April 2013

    I found the link to Jorge's obituary: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/americanpress/obituary.aspx?n=george-milton-shirley&pid=194910452


    Barb, 1-4-2020
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    Barb
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  • From Drew Lawson@21:1/5 to Melba's Jammin' on Wed Jan 8 23:32:41 2020
    In article <2019122721371174218-thetattooedlady@gmailcom>
    Melba's Jammin' <thetattooedlady@gmail.com> writes:
    The old goat died at 12:30 a.m. this morning, December 27, 2019.

    Once again, I fall offline at the wrong time.

    I only knew George from this group, but he shared so much --
    knowledge, his history, events in his life and family -- that I
    felt like he was an old friend.

    This past spring, when the group was seasonally quiet, spring fever
    had me itching to can something, or at least read about canning.
    So I zapped my usenet setup and got all the posts my provider had
    for this group. That turned out to be about 13 years. So I am
    still wandering through discussions from before George moved to
    Texas.

    Given my slow reading, I'll be enjoying George's posts for several
    more years.

    He even has my bland palleted self looking at peppers in seed
    catalogs and considering pepper sauce.

    Thank you, George, for all you gave and shared.

    --
    Drew Lawson | Radioactive cats have
    | 18 half-lives
    |

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  • From Bassboat@nowhere.com@21:1/5 to All on Thu Jan 9 16:58:05 2020
    George was a very knowledgeable & generous man, I was lucky to have met him online & he was kind enough to give me a lot of good advice. I will think of him when I plant this year. John

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  • From Kate@21:1/5 to Melba's Jammin' on Fri Jan 10 17:54:01 2020
    Thank you for posting, Barb. I haven't been on this forum much in recent years but always liked to stop back in and see a message from George. What an interesting and worthwhile life he led. He always seemed a like a kind person and it was apparently how
    much he cared for Miz Anne even via his posts here. The kind of relationship everyone would be lucky to have.

    I'd been wondering how he was a few weeks ago and I'm sorry to hear the news. Sending good thoughts to his family.

    Kate


    On Friday, December 27, 2019 at 7:37:17 PM UTC-8, Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    The old goat died at 12:30 a.m. this morning, December 27, 2019. I had
    a note from his daughter on behalf of George's wife Anne.
    He was a knowledgeable food preserver who loved to share what he knows
    about the subject -- or any other. It was my pleasure to be a guest in
    the Shirley home when they lived in SW Louisiana.

    He was a tough bird who served his country proudly in the United States
    Navy and who prevailed over several mini strokes that ultimately took
    their toll.

    Keep Anne and George and their family in your prayers. His daughter
    Merrie said he and the love of his life, "Miz Anne" observed their 59th wedding anniversary yesterday. God rest his weary soul.


    Barb
    www.barbschaller.com, last update April 2013

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  • From Drew Lawson@21:1/5 to Melba's Jammin' on Tue Jan 21 00:32:09 2020
    In article <2020010409260754175-@news.iphouse.com>
    Melba's Jammin' writes:

    I found the link to Jorge's obituary: >https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/americanpress/obituary.aspx?n=george-milton-shirley&pid=194910452


    Barb, 1-4-2020

    I kept marking this post as unread, as I wasn't ready to read it.

    Having read the obit, and reflecting on George's stories over the
    years, it feels too short. I shared the view, that I think others
    voiced, that George should have written a book on his experiences.

    I never voiced the suggestion, as I had the impression he wouldn't
    have seen the value in it. But I would have loved to read that
    book.


    --
    Drew Lawson | Though it's just a memory,
    | some memories last forever

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  • From Nyssa@21:1/5 to Drew Lawson on Tue Jan 21 11:40:05 2020
    Drew Lawson wrote:

    In article <2020010409260754175-@news.iphouse.com>
    Melba's Jammin' writes:

    I found the link to Jorge's obituary: >>https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/americanpress/obituary.aspx?n=george-milton-
    shirley&pid=194910452


    Barb, 1-4-2020

    I kept marking this post as unread, as I wasn't ready to
    read it.

    Having read the obit, and reflecting on George's stories
    over the
    years, it feels too short. I shared the view, that I
    think others voiced, that George should have written a
    book on his experiences.

    I never voiced the suggestion, as I had the impression he
    wouldn't
    have seen the value in it. But I would have loved to read
    that book.


    I agree.

    I'm wondering if we could somehow gather George's old
    posts from this group and rec.gardens.edible and arrange
    them into some sort of digital format books.

    Saving and savoring his words of wisdom, jelly-making,
    gardening methods, and just plain good humor would make
    the effort worth it, at least to me.

    Anyone have an archive of old posts from rfp and rge
    they could share with someone who could work on this
    project?

    I'd be glad to help with the sorting and formatting, but
    I don't have the raw article archive to start with.

    Nyssa, who doesn't really net Yet Another Project, but feels
    that this one would be more than worth the effort and is
    willing to try

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  • From Drew Lawson@21:1/5 to Nyssa@LogicalInsight.net on Mon Jan 27 23:46:24 2020
    In article <r079h1$mis$1@dont-email.me>
    Nyssa@LogicalInsight.net writes:
    Drew Lawson wrote:

    Having read the obit, and reflecting on George's stories
    over the
    years, it feels too short. I shared the view, that I
    think others voiced, that George should have written a
    book on his experiences.

    I never voiced the suggestion, as I had the impression he
    wouldn't
    have seen the value in it. But I would have loved to read
    that book.

    I agree.

    I'm wondering if we could somehow gather George's old
    posts from this group and rec.gardens.edible and arrange
    them into some sort of digital format books.

    Saving and savoring his words of wisdom, jelly-making,
    gardening methods, and just plain good humor would make
    the effort worth it, at least to me.

    Anyone have an archive of old posts from rfp and rge
    they could share with someone who could work on this
    project?

    I have r.f.p back to 2003 (all my provider had last early spring),
    it is about 31900 posts (one file per post), with the oldest from
    2003. That is 22 MB compressed.

    I could filter those down to posts from George. Quick try says
    that is 3966 posts in r.f.p. So about 3 MB compressed.

    Checking r.g.e, I only have current things, but the earliest post
    on giganews is also 2003. I could bundle that up. (Started the
    fetch. Looks like it is 150k posts, so may take some time. After
    that, grabbing just George's should be fast.)

    But I wouldn't have a clue as to how to organize any of this.

    I'd be glad to help with the sorting and formatting, but
    I don't have the raw article archive to start with.

    Nyssa, who doesn't really net Yet Another Project, but feels
    that this one would be more than worth the effort and is
    willing to try



    --
    Drew Lawson | It's not enough to be alive
    | when your future's been deferred

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  • From Bloke Down The Pub@21:1/5 to Melba's Jammin' on Tue Jan 28 21:31:30 2020
    <Melba's Jammin'> wrote in message news:2020010409260754175-@news.iphouse.com...
    On 2019-12-28 03:37:11 +0000, Melba's Jammin said:

    The old goat died at 12:30 a.m. this morning, December 27, 2019. I had a
    note from his daughter on behalf of George's wife Anne.
    He was a knowledgeable food preserver who loved to share what he knows
    about the subject -- or any other. It was my pleasure to be a guest in
    the Shirley home when they lived in SW Louisiana.

    He was a tough bird who served his country proudly in the United States
    Navy and who prevailed over several mini strokes that ultimately took
    their toll.

    Keep Anne and George and their family in your prayers. His daughter
    Merrie said he and the love of his life, "Miz Anne" observed their 59th
    wedding anniversary yesterday. God rest his weary soul.


    Barb
    www.barbschaller.com, last update April 2013

    I found the link to Jorge's obituary: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/americanpress/obituary.aspx?n=george-milton-shirley&pid=194910452

    Barb, 1-4-2020

    I enjoyed George's posts and am very sorry to see him gone. I read the
    obit. and he still managed to surprise me. Apart from the shirt, he looked nothing like I imagined him. this not being facebook most of you are in my
    mind as radio characters.

    Mike

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  • From Drew Lawson@21:1/5 to Drew Lawson on Tue Jan 28 15:31:05 2020
    In article <r0nsog$16lj$1@newshost.furrfu.com>
    drew@furrfu.invalid (Drew Lawson) writes:

    I have r.f.p back to 2003 (all my provider had last early spring),
    it is about 31900 posts (one file per post), with the oldest from
    2003. That is 22 MB compressed.

    I could filter those down to posts from George. Quick try says
    that is 3966 posts in r.f.p. So about 3 MB compressed.

    Checking r.g.e, I only have current things, but the earliest post
    on giganews is also 2003. I could bundle that up. (Started the
    fetch. Looks like it is 150k posts, so may take some time. After
    that, grabbing just George's should be fast.)

    rec.gardens.edible turned out to only have about 50k articles.
    943 of them are from George. They seem to start about 2006.

    I've put what I have at
    http://www.furrfu.com/GeorgeShirley/

    The tar and ZIP files have the same content. tar compressed better,
    but I don't know whether everyone can open that.


    I'm sure Google has more, but they've made that difficult to search.

    --
    Drew Lawson

    I only came in search of answers, never planned to sell my soul
    I only came in search of something left that I could call my own

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  • From Nyssa@21:1/5 to Drew Lawson on Tue Jan 28 16:27:42 2020
    Drew Lawson wrote:

    In article <r0nsog$16lj$1@newshost.furrfu.com>
    drew@furrfu.invalid (Drew Lawson) writes:

    I have r.f.p back to 2003 (all my provider had last early
    spring), it is about 31900 posts (one file per post), with
    the oldest from
    2003. That is 22 MB compressed.

    I could filter those down to posts from George. Quick try
    says
    that is 3966 posts in r.f.p. So about 3 MB compressed.

    Checking r.g.e, I only have current things, but the
    earliest post
    on giganews is also 2003. I could bundle that up.
    (Started the
    fetch. Looks like it is 150k posts, so may take some
    time. After that, grabbing just George's should be fast.)

    rec.gardens.edible turned out to only have about 50k
    articles.
    943 of them are from George. They seem to start about
    2006.

    I've put what I have at
    http://www.furrfu.com/GeorgeShirley/

    The tar and ZIP files have the same content. tar
    compressed better, but I don't know whether everyone can
    open that.


    I'm sure Google has more, but they've made that difficult
    to search.

    Thanks for digging this up and setting up the files.

    I've grabbed both formats; since I'm on Linux, both should be
    readable with no problems.

    Once I get time to take a look at what's there, I'll start to
    figure out how best to present them, probably in some sort of
    ebook format, probably epub unless someone has a better idea.

    Anyone have a preference for how George's posts should be
    grouped? Chronological or by topic?

    I'd love to put a few of these on my website under the
    gardening or kitchen topics, but I wouldn't feel right doing
    that without Miz Anne's permission. Does anyone know how
    best to contact her about it?

    Once I've gotten a handle on what's there and start working
    on it all, I'll post my progress here and in rec.gardens.edible.
    Just don't expect a fast turnaround what with all my other
    to-dos going on, but I will get aroundtoit.

    Nyssa, who seems to keep piling things onto her to-do list,
    but that's better than sitting around doing nothing...or
    watching TV which pretty much is the same thing

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  • From Nyssa@21:1/5 to Bloke Down The Pub on Wed Jan 29 11:13:07 2020
    Bloke Down The Pub wrote:


    "Nyssa" <Nyssa@LogicalInsight.net> wrote in message news:r0q90f$u47$1@dont-email.me...
    Drew Lawson wrote:

    In article <r0nsog$16lj$1@newshost.furrfu.com>
    drew@furrfu.invalid (Drew Lawson) writes:

    I have r.f.p back to 2003 (all my provider had last
    early spring), it is about 31900 posts (one file per
    post), with the oldest from
    2003. That is 22 MB compressed.

    I could filter those down to posts from George. Quick
    try says
    that is 3966 posts in r.f.p. So about 3 MB compressed.

    Checking r.g.e, I only have current things, but the
    earliest post
    on giganews is also 2003. I could bundle that up.
    (Started the
    fetch. Looks like it is 150k posts, so may take some
    time. After that, grabbing just George's should be
    fast.)

    rec.gardens.edible turned out to only have about 50k
    articles.
    943 of them are from George. They seem to start about
    2006.

    I've put what I have at
    http://www.furrfu.com/GeorgeShirley/

    The tar and ZIP files have the same content. tar
    compressed better, but I don't know whether everyone can
    open that.


    I'm sure Google has more, but they've made that
    difficult to search.

    Thanks for digging this up and setting up the files.

    I've grabbed both formats; since I'm on Linux, both
    should be readable with no problems.

    Once I get time to take a look at what's there, I'll
    start to figure out how best to present them, probably in
    some sort of ebook format, probably epub unless someone
    has a better idea.

    Anyone have a preference for how George's posts should be
    grouped? Chronological or by topic?

    I'd love to put a few of these on my website under the
    gardening or kitchen topics, but I wouldn't feel right
    doing that without Miz Anne's permission. Does anyone
    know how best to contact her about it?

    Once I've gotten a handle on what's there and start
    working on it all, I'll post my progress here and in
    rec.gardens.edible. Just don't expect a fast turnaround
    what with all my other to-dos going on, but I will get
    aroundtoit.

    Nyssa, who seems to keep piling things onto her to-do
    list, but that's better than sitting around doing
    nothing...or watching TV which pretty much is the same
    thing


    Hello Nyssa. I think this would be a very worthwhile
    project. My preference would be by topic, my theory being
    it would be easier/more pleasant to read
    through to the end of a thought rather than to have to
    jump about. I like epub for my reader but PDF might work
    for everybody that wants to browse without having to use
    more software.

    Mike


    Preferences noted. I too think that by topic would be easier
    to read/find if someone wanted to re-visit something specific.

    I'm leaning towards epub since it's fairly standard and there
    is conversion software available. PDF's main negative is the
    size of the resulting files (I'm on dialup, so size matters).

    OTOH I could always use epub, then convert into various formats
    once it's done.

    Thanks for the feedback. Now to find some time where I can
    do some work on yet another project.

    Nyssa, who still has three new articles in-progress for the
    website to finish

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  • From Bloke Down The Pub@21:1/5 to Nyssa on Thu Jan 30 00:21:39 2020
    "Nyssa" <Nyssa@LogicalInsight.net> wrote in message news:r0q90f$u47$1@dont-email.me...
    Drew Lawson wrote:

    In article <r0nsog$16lj$1@newshost.furrfu.com>
    drew@furrfu.invalid (Drew Lawson) writes:

    I have r.f.p back to 2003 (all my provider had last early
    spring), it is about 31900 posts (one file per post), with
    the oldest from
    2003. That is 22 MB compressed.

    I could filter those down to posts from George. Quick try
    says
    that is 3966 posts in r.f.p. So about 3 MB compressed.

    Checking r.g.e, I only have current things, but the
    earliest post
    on giganews is also 2003. I could bundle that up.
    (Started the
    fetch. Looks like it is 150k posts, so may take some
    time. After that, grabbing just George's should be fast.)

    rec.gardens.edible turned out to only have about 50k
    articles.
    943 of them are from George. They seem to start about
    2006.

    I've put what I have at
    http://www.furrfu.com/GeorgeShirley/

    The tar and ZIP files have the same content. tar
    compressed better, but I don't know whether everyone can
    open that.


    I'm sure Google has more, but they've made that difficult
    to search.

    Thanks for digging this up and setting up the files.

    I've grabbed both formats; since I'm on Linux, both should be
    readable with no problems.

    Once I get time to take a look at what's there, I'll start to
    figure out how best to present them, probably in some sort of
    ebook format, probably epub unless someone has a better idea.

    Anyone have a preference for how George's posts should be
    grouped? Chronological or by topic?

    I'd love to put a few of these on my website under the
    gardening or kitchen topics, but I wouldn't feel right doing
    that without Miz Anne's permission. Does anyone know how
    best to contact her about it?

    Once I've gotten a handle on what's there and start working
    on it all, I'll post my progress here and in rec.gardens.edible.
    Just don't expect a fast turnaround what with all my other
    to-dos going on, but I will get aroundtoit.

    Nyssa, who seems to keep piling things onto her to-do list,
    but that's better than sitting around doing nothing...or
    watching TV which pretty much is the same thing


    Hello Nyssa. I think this would be a very worthwhile project. My preference would be by topic, my theory being it would be easier/more pleasant to read through to the end of a thought rather than to have to jump about. I like
    epub for my reader but PDF might work for everybody that wants to browse without having to use more software.

    Mike

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  • From Kathi@21:1/5 to Melba's Jammin' on Wed Feb 12 14:09:23 2020
    On Friday, December 27, 2019 at 10:37:17 PM UTC-5, Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    The old goat died at 12:30 a.m. this morning, December 27, 2019. I had
    a note from his daughter on behalf of George's wife Anne.
    He was a knowledgeable food preserver who loved to share what he knows
    about the subject -- or any other. It was my pleasure to be a guest in
    the Shirley home when they lived in SW Louisiana.

    He was a tough bird who served his country proudly in the United States
    Navy and who prevailed over several mini strokes that ultimately took
    their toll.

    Keep Anne and George and their family in your prayers. His daughter
    Merrie said he and the love of his life, "Miz Anne" observed their 59th wedding anniversary yesterday. God rest his weary soul.


    Barb
    www.barbschaller.com, last update April 2013

    It's been eons since I've posted in this group, but I check in every once in a while, particularly to check on George (you too Barb). I am SO very sorry to hear this. He was a special guy and so generous with his knowledge and recipes and gardening
    adventures. I think of him every time I pull out the canner (you too, Barb) or more importantly, make his moussaka recipe (entitled 'George Shirley's Moussaka Recipe" in my recipe book)

    RIP George

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  • From Boron Elgar@21:1/5 to All on Wed Feb 12 17:27:06 2020
    On Wed, 12 Feb 2020 14:09:23 -0800 (PST), Kathi <katjon@storm.ca>
    wrote:

    On Friday, December 27, 2019 at 10:37:17 PM UTC-5, Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    The old goat died at 12:30 a.m. this morning, December 27, 2019. I had
    a note from his daughter on behalf of George's wife Anne.
    He was a knowledgeable food preserver who loved to share what he knows
    about the subject -- or any other. It was my pleasure to be a guest in
    the Shirley home when they lived in SW Louisiana.

    He was a tough bird who served his country proudly in the United States
    Navy and who prevailed over several mini strokes that ultimately took
    their toll.

    Keep Anne and George and their family in your prayers. His daughter
    Merrie said he and the love of his life, "Miz Anne" observed their 59th
    wedding anniversary yesterday. God rest his weary soul.


    Barb
    www.barbschaller.com, last update April 2013

    It's been eons since I've posted in this group, but I check in every once in a while, particularly to check on George (you too Barb). I am SO very sorry to hear this. He was a special guy and so generous with his knowledge and recipes and gardening
    adventures. I think of him every time I pull out the canner (you too, Barb) or more importantly, make his moussaka recipe (entitled 'George Shirley's Moussaka Recipe" in my recipe book)

    RIP George


    Here is the recipe that he shared, I believe. Does it match what you
    have?

    MOUSSAKA MELITANES

    1 1/2 kilos (3 lbs) eggplant (I use Ichiban eggplant that are
    naturally sweet so don't need the salting and squeezing.)

    1/2 kilo (1 lb) ground meat

    2 medium size onions

    1/2 kilo (1 lb) fresh tomatoes or a tablespoon of Tomato paste diluted
    in a cup of cold water.

    1 teaspoon sugar

    1/2 cup dry white wine

    1 stick cinnamon

    olive oil for frying

    4 eggs,
    1/2 cup milk -
    parsley
    1 tablespoon butter (for ground meat)

    1 cup grated cheese (Parmesan or other) (I have used both parmesan and
    shredded mozzarella with success)

    1 tablespoon breadcrumbs

    Bechamel Sauce:

    4 heaped tablespoons butter

    5 heaped tablespoons flour - 2 cups milk

    nutmeg - salt pepper

    Slice the eggplant thickly sprinkle with salt leave on a platter
    for1-2 hours

    Rinse in cold water and squeeze a little, wipe dry. (see note above)

    Heat some oil and fry eggplant with lid on pan until soft on both
    sidesput into sieve and drain on thick paper boil ground meat, onions,
    butter, in a cup of water. When water is absorbed let meat and onion
    brown with the butter which is in the pan.

    Add parsley and cinnamon,
    salt and pepper

    Pour wine over the mix and cover with lid - let wine be absorbed Add
    tomato juice and sugar

    Simmer until thick Discard stick of cinnamon If mixture is too greasy
    add 1-2 tablespoons breadcrumbs

    Grease large baking pan or pyrex dish layer eggplant in the pan

    Sprinkle eggplant with grated cheese, spread half the meat mixture,
    sprinkle with grated cheese, spread another layer of eggplant,
    sprinkle with gratedcheese,

    cover with third layer of eggplant.

    Note: You can stop at this point if you intend to freeze the moussaka
    for later use. I put the mix in an aluminum throwaway pan, freeze it,
    then put in a vacuum seal bag and seal. If you do this then you do the
    last part of the recipe once the moussaka is thawed. If you intend to
    cook and eat then leave out this noted part.

    Beat 2 egg yolks and 4 whites with 1/2 cup milk, Pour over the
    pie.Make bechamel sauce: Heat butter and work in flour until smooth.

    Add little by little the milk, nutmeg, and salt, stirring all the
    while.

    Cook until fairly thick. Beat remaining two egg yolks in the bechamel.
    Add a handful of cheese. Pour over the pie.

    Sprinkle generously with the remaining cheese and breadcrumbs and a
    few dots of butter.

    Bake for 45 minutes in a moderate oven (350F) until golden brown. Let
    it cool a little and cut into squares before serving.

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  • From Kathi@21:1/5 to Boron Elgar on Sat Jul 4 09:13:08 2020
    On Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 5:27:08 PM UTC-5, Boron Elgar wrote:
    On Wed, 12 Feb 2020 14:09:23 -0800 (PST), Kathi <katjon@storm.ca>
    wrote:

    On Friday, December 27, 2019 at 10:37:17 PM UTC-5, Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    The old goat died at 12:30 a.m. this morning, December 27, 2019. I had >> a note from his daughter on behalf of George's wife Anne.
    He was a knowledgeable food preserver who loved to share what he knows
    about the subject -- or any other. It was my pleasure to be a guest in >> the Shirley home when they lived in SW Louisiana.

    He was a tough bird who served his country proudly in the United States >> Navy and who prevailed over several mini strokes that ultimately took
    their toll.

    Keep Anne and George and their family in your prayers. His daughter
    Merrie said he and the love of his life, "Miz Anne" observed their 59th >> wedding anniversary yesterday. God rest his weary soul.


    Barb
    www.barbschaller.com, last update April 2013

    It's been eons since I've posted in this group, but I check in every once in a while, particularly to check on George (you too Barb). I am SO very sorry to hear this. He was a special guy and so generous with his knowledge and recipes and gardening
    adventures. I think of him every time I pull out the canner (you too, Barb) or more importantly, make his moussaka recipe (entitled 'George Shirley's Moussaka Recipe" in my recipe book)

    RIP George


    Here is the recipe that he shared, I believe. Does it match what you
    have?

    MOUSSAKA MELITANES

    1 1/2 kilos (3 lbs) eggplant (I use Ichiban eggplant that are
    naturally sweet so don't need the salting and squeezing.)

    1/2 kilo (1 lb) ground meat

    2 medium size onions

    1/2 kilo (1 lb) fresh tomatoes or a tablespoon of Tomato paste diluted
    in a cup of cold water.

    1 teaspoon sugar

    1/2 cup dry white wine

    1 stick cinnamon

    olive oil for frying

    4 eggs,
    1/2 cup milk -
    parsley
    1 tablespoon butter (for ground meat)

    1 cup grated cheese (Parmesan or other) (I have used both parmesan and shredded mozzarella with success)

    1 tablespoon breadcrumbs

    Bechamel Sauce:

    4 heaped tablespoons butter

    5 heaped tablespoons flour - 2 cups milk

    nutmeg - salt – pepper

    Slice the eggplant thickly sprinkle with salt leave on a platter
    for1-2 hours

    Rinse in cold water and squeeze a little, wipe dry. (see note above)

    Heat some oil and fry eggplant with lid on pan until soft on both
    sidesput into sieve and drain on thick paper boil ground meat, onions, butter, in a cup of water. When water is absorbed let meat and onion
    brown with the butter which is in the pan.

    Add parsley and cinnamon,
    salt and pepper

    Pour wine over the mix and cover with lid - let wine be absorbed Add
    tomato juice and sugar

    Simmer until thick Discard stick of cinnamon If mixture is too greasy
    add 1-2 tablespoons breadcrumbs

    Grease large baking pan or pyrex dish layer eggplant in the pan

    Sprinkle eggplant with grated cheese, spread half the meat mixture,
    sprinkle with grated cheese, spread another layer of eggplant,
    sprinkle with gratedcheese,

    cover with third layer of eggplant.

    Note: You can stop at this point if you intend to freeze the moussaka
    for later use. I put the mix in an aluminum throwaway pan, freeze it,
    then put in a vacuum seal bag and seal. If you do this then you do the
    last part of the recipe once the moussaka is thawed. If you intend to
    cook and eat then leave out this noted part.

    Beat 2 egg yolks and 4 whites with 1/2 cup milk, Pour over the
    pie.Make bechamel sauce: Heat butter and work in flour until smooth.

    Add little by little the milk, nutmeg, and salt, stirring all the
    while.

    Cook until fairly thick. Beat remaining two egg yolks in the bechamel.
    Add a handful of cheese. Pour over the pie.

    Sprinkle generously with the remaining cheese and breadcrumbs and a
    few dots of butter.

    Bake for 45 minutes in a moderate oven (350F) until golden brown. Let
    it cool a little and cut into squares before serving.

    yep, that's it exactly

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