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[Tidbits] The British Soldier


In all the time I’ve done Tidbits … I’ve never found a piece of
jewelry that brings with it absolutely no available
However … after an exhaustive search spanning many years … I
have finally found what I have been looking for. Ignorance!..
complete and total.

Ah … what heady excitement pervades the soul at the very thought
of existing in an intellectual void. How much more can a person ask
for in life? We are living in a time that can boast the advantage of
the incessant bombardment of intellectual trivia as well as
important and highly informative stuff. But how many of you out
there can brag with absolute certainty and pride … chanting to the
world while holding your head up high … I know nothing.

Well folks … I can … and I do. Let me tell you about my British
soldier. I have in my library scads and scads of books and magazines
about jewelry and its attendant I have a friend who
collects these things and every once in a while dumps a few dozen
mags in my lap. For you, he says. For whatever it is you use them
for. He doesn’t know and he couldn’t care less.

In one of these magazines is a British Soldier. It may be a brooch.
It may be a statuette. I do not know and I’m proud of it. The
overleaf describing our little English chap is missing. He’s
probably made of gold … 14 karat or 18 karat … I know not which.
His flag and draping seems to contain calibr� rubies and sapphires
and emeralds. But I can’t be sure. His hat … perhaps it’s
sapphire. His belts … surely diamonds. His purpose … like his
decorations … a total mystery. I am intoxicated with the
excitement of my ignorance. To experience this in these times is
truly amazing. I would venture to say there is not one reader out
there who could claim with pride total ignorance on a topic.

I stand alone … and proud. I know nothing about my Brit dear
readers. I know zip and zero and even less than that. Of course …
for those who might at this point want to call me a dunderhead …
to you I say … yeah … but I know what he looks like. So … if
you want to see this very handsome (golden?) British soldier laden
with gems … go take a look. But don’t ask me anything about him
… for I know not diddly-squat.

For those of you who are new to this thing called Tidbits…may I
direct you to my home page at where you will
scroll down the left side menu till you get to the area that says
Tidbits Graphics … and then click on the link that says: Brit …
where you’ll see an image of a soldier of mystery.

And there ya have it.
That’s it for this week folks.
Catch you all next week.
Benjamin Mark

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