The Thrill of the Chase Treasure Hunt: Six Questions with HappyThoth

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Six Questions with HappyThoth on The Thrill of the Chase Treasure Hunt


“Do you hear the sweet smoke of friendship?”

  • 1)When did you first hear and learn about the Treasure Hunt?

After puzzling long and hard on the Maranatha mystery and a little more on Fandango, fellow QnAr, Astreeturover, pointed me in the direction of the Chase around summer of 2013


  • 2)What inspired you to become involved and begin searching?

My d’sire was set afoot as soon as my inner spire picked up on the depth Forrest’s disarming honesty


  • 3)What is your most favorite part about the Treasure Hunt so far?

I wood say that my favorite part of the hunt are the Treasures found that are completely unexpected


  • 4)What is your least favorite part about the Treasure Hunt so far?

The least comforting part for me is the feeling of anxiety that someone may find the treasure before me.  Butte the beautiful thing I try to remember here is that there is always a bigger picture.


  • 5)What is the best or most unique thing you found while searching for Forrest Fenn’s treasure chest?

Unique for me recalls “unique ny”.  It may be corny, but to me, ny is unique in June.  My name is Jerry Elizares (esquire) and the most unique thing I’ve found in this search are pisces of my elf.


  • 6) What more would you like to say?  

Where there is fire there is smoke, Satis quOd Sufficit, 3pm, slown down, familiar, non deerit alter aureus, allll the way home.



Thank you for sending in your responses, HappyThoth.  I’m going to have to do a little searching with your answer to #6 though!  You are always fun and ‘happy’!  I remember the great times of Maranatha!  And they still are.  Our pasts are filled with various treasure hunts (enjoy them all), and so will be our futures.  So happy myself that you are part of this journey!

Best of luck with all that you seek and always Treasure the Adventure!


Quick note:  Please keep sending in answers.  I have received many and will be posting them every few days (so not to overwhelm all at once.)  But let me say….

They are all so special and unique!  I just love them and can’t wait to share them.  They really show the heart of the Thrill of the Chase treasure hunt!

Thank you for them.

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279 Responses

  1. Nice, enjoyed reading your answers.

  2. Jeremy P. says:

    I feel like there’s a puzzle here in your replies, HappyThoth. I thought I was getting close to solving it, but took a 90° angle at 3pm and got lost. 🙂

    • HappyThoth says:

      ..and like magic.. Jenny’s BIT OF HUMOR today (“right” column)..

      Why is the letter L like a priceless gem?

      (Because it is- in valuable)

      • HappyThoth says:

        The third of the five vowels, if you repeat them; or
        the fifth, if I.

        four cards and a joker

        me in the middle

        I can keep my secret VV here

        I can keep my secret pieces here

        pieces of my self / pisces of my elf


        he does make me L@FF

  3. Iron Will says:

    So Yes? It is sufficient Toth?

  4. Jdiggins says:

    Hi Happy tooth. Thanks for the thought provoking words. Truthfully, quite confusing, but you are a puzzle peep, so it’s allowed. 🙂

  5. astree says:

    Hey, HT, great to see your response to the Six Questions. Liked that “unique ny” and the “cor ny” 🙂

  6. HappyThoth says:

    Aloha and thank you all, I appreciate it. Sharing in the sweet smoke of friendship is such a wonderful thing. Sitting Bull had the wisdom to slow down and look into the nature of things to determine who were friends and who were foes.. and I think Eric Sloane had the same sense. No wonder Forrest is friends with both of them 🙂

  7. Strawshadow says:

    Enlightening Happy Thoth,
    It took me awhile to think about this, thank you, now Illllgo think about it some more.

  8. HappyThoth says:

    Ideo.. the Sin of All Losing the T
    March forth (2016 HODI)..

    Forrest, I would definitely enjoy a beer with you

  9. HappyThoth says:

    My name is Jerry Elizares (esquire) and the most unique thing I’ve found in this search are pisces of my elf.
    “When Pistol kenn’d the Lazar, he of spigot-puissance, off-shogg’d the scouler like to
    Dutchman’s pinnace.. And did not ancestry o’ertake”

  10. HappyThoth says:

    Forrest’s answer was; “I like to collect things that are unique. Unique as in one of a kind.”

  11. HappyThoth says:

    “a disloyal, subversive organization, under the domination of Russia.”

    funny how hisstory repeats it’s self


  12. HappyThoth says:

    take it in the can
    Ovis canadensis

    After this, Cartier seized Donnacona, his sons, and seven other inhabitants and took them back to France where nine of the ten would die and none would ever return.

    look quickly down

  13. HappyThoth says:

    actually.. looking quickly down.. I see my fist teddy..

  14. HT says:

    Cnelt down in whispered prayer of humility
    She bade me open my tarsi.
    Gazing down at heath ‘neath me nee,
    I beheld her infinite fercundity

  15. HT says:

    in case anyone is interested..
    Woman Walks Ahead is the story of Catherine Weldon, a portrait painter from 1890s Brooklyn, who travels to Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull….

  16. HT says:

    .. below the home of Brown.. Gravity.. where warm waters halt.. CUCUMBER


  17. HT says:

    free thoths
    lindt, brandt, veldt, bundt… connecting the DoTs
    like Shakespeare, he speaks from between the lines..
    and hint of riches new and old
    like clovis man.. et hind.. the chase is for the sweetest meat
    del tau

    like shakespeare, he achieves multiple entendres..
    P.I.E. bald
    language unhindered

  18. HT says:

    begin “it”
    the TIGH that binds
    He that hath the substance of this world, and shall see his brother in need, and shall shut up his BOWELS from him: how doth the charity of God abide in him?

  19. HT says:

    “The right hind leg shall be the share of the son of Aaron who offers the blood and fat of the peace offering”

  20. HT says:

    didn’t ff say something to the effect that, when children visit the gallery, he hands out succour?

  21. HT says:

    s halt
    thou shalt not

  22. HT says:

    Today is TESTIFY day
    dew point.. worthy thron star.. worth the icy stare.. ic thus.. IXoye.. 9 worthies
    delta delta delta.. daleth tau.. door life..door life.. door life.. knock knock knock
    “He said to the senior servant in his household, the one in charge of all that he had, “Put your hand under my thigh.”
    Forrest hasn’t lost his marvels
    I’d bet my SCROTA on IT!

  23. HT says:

    thank you for giving me a voice on the Chase.. it really helps me to flesh things out 🙂

    • JC1117 says:

      You’re quite pro-lif-ic lately, HT. You’re an interesting person to read…or try to.

      And thank you, also, HappyThoth…for your answers. Everytime I read your name I hear a voice in my head say, “Think happy thoth”…lol…which ain’t easy to do…

      …but Music can help Light the Trail.

      Thanks, Jenny and HappyThoth…and Forrest…and HT…Et Al.

      • HT says:

        and thank you jc.. the kinship is real 😉

        Rye: noun, 1. a male Gypsy.

        Come, let us speak plainly

        • HT says:

          I’m Chevy 🙂

        • JC1117 says:

          You’re welcome. Thank You, HT.

          I Love that Song.

          Just listening to it makes me feel like a randy, new…man. :/

        • Buckeye Bob says:

          Rye is a male Gypsy!
          Rajah king.
          The Little Girl From India is a Gypsy?

          • JC1117 says:

            Don’t think I don’t catch those rye comments, Bob. 🙂


            Funny or die.

            Laugh or cry.

            Straightforward…and wry.


            • Buckeye Bob says:

              “I’m the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life. It’s awful. If I’m on my way to the store to buy a magazine, even, and somebody asks me where I’m going, I’m liable to say I’m going to the opera. It’s terrible.”
              ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

              • HT says:

                hence the poem, on initial go through, looks like it’s completely full of it..

                however.. EXCALIBUR can still be pulled from the stone

              • JC1117 says:

                “All the world’s a stage,
                And all the men and women merely players;
                They have their exits and their entrances,
                And one man in his time plays many parts,
                His acts being seven ages.” – Shakespeare

                Prologue – Phantom of the Opera:

                RAOUL (quietly, half to himself, half to the box)
                A collector’s piece indeed . .
                every detail exactly as she said . . .
                She often spoke of you, my friend ….
                Your velvet lining, and your figurine of lead…
                Will you still play, when all the rest of us are dead?
                (Attention returns to the AUCTIONEER, as he resumes)
                (spoken) Lot 666, then: a chandelier in pieces.
                Some of you may recall the strange affair of the Phantom of the Opera:
                a mystery never fully explained.
                We are told ladies and gentlemen,
                that this is the very chandelier which figures in the famous disaster.
                Our workshops have restored it
                and fitted up parts of it with wiring for the new electric light,
                so that we may get a hint of what it may look like when re- assembled.
                Perhaps we may frighten away the ghost of
                so many years ago with a little illumination, gentlemen?

                • HT says:

                  very P.I.E. bald of you sir..

                  1660s, “pertaining to conjecture,” from Greek stokhastikos “able to guess, conjecturing,” from stokhazesthai “to guess, aim at, conjecture,” from stokhos “a guess, aim, target, mark,” literally “pointed stick set up for archers to shoot at,” from PIE *stogh-, variant of root *stegh- “to stick, prick; pointed” (see sting (v.)). The sense of “randomly determined” is from 1934, from German stochastik (1917).

  24. HT says:

    shaking my spear
    spear IT
    begin IT
    sweet meat
    sweet MATE
    good friend

    co v fe fe

    I have to lean on a signe here
    signed with a kiss
    lean into the kiss
    lean into the lip of the river..
    lean into the lip of the rye verse

    romantic bent
    i BEND a little


    did you know that DENEB is one of the most luminous stars known?

    “it took guts to go in there when it was dark with no moon”

    higher on the food chain


  25. HT says:

    Come, let us speak plainly

    Bye, baby Bunting,
    Father’s gone a-hunting,
    Mother’s gone a-milking,
    Sister’s gone a-silking,
    Brother’s gone to buy a skin
    To wrap the baby Bunting in

  26. tighterfocus says:

    HT, don’t you have any real friends you can actually physically visit with?

  27. HT says:

    for some.. it’s not just a thrill.. it’s a necessity.. for me, at this point.. it’s a very fine line.. and tension.. between LAke Placid.. and God helps those who help themselves

  28. HT says:

    ¿POR Qué es eso?
    mi gusto

  29. HT says:


    FIN Di fin



    9 clues
    Delta Delta Delta (3 3 3)

    paw paw

    pony tracks


    footprints in the sands of time

  30. HT says:

    My wife just told me “Mr. Fenn, Principal” reminds her of Russell Crowe.. vewwy intewesting

  31. HT says:

    do not throw your hat in.. on the contrary.. make sure you bring it

  32. HT says:

    Fire Earth Wind Water.. FEWW.. FE VV VV..

    “Come we to the pauca one, or shall the Phoenix BLAZE?”

    • HT says:

      SLOANE No.3329
      Q. – How Long is the Cable rope of your Lodge?

      A. – As Long as from the Lop of the Liver to the root of the tongue.

      also nicknamed Húŋkešni [ˈhʊ̃kɛʃni] or “Slow”

    • JC1117 says:

      Mathematical, HT!

      Occasionally…it’s wise for Fawkes to dress like the hound…

      All that is gold does not glitter,
      Not all those who wander are lost;
      The old that is strong does not wither,
      Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

      From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
      A light from the shadows shall spring;
      Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
      The crownless again shall be king.

      • JC1117 says:

        (None of the above comment is in reference to myself)

      • HT says:



        beeN YY

        So why is it that I must go – TS WHAT YOGI MOUTHS

        AS I have
        SO hear me all

        as above so below – SOLVE A BABE WOOS

        woos – soow – sioux – friend

        ruth – friend

        if you are brave, verba

        f u r .. diamond in the ruf

        marry poem to the map



        in the wood – Nicknames for the team include the “O’s”
        delta delta delta 7 7 7

        Milwaukee Brewers… to become the St. Louis Browns


        “What’s He Doing in My World”


      • HT says:

        Home Rune!

        • JC1117 says:

          Home Plate…

          SLOANE No.3329
          Q. – How Long is the Cable rope of your Lodge?

          A. – As Long as from the Lop of the Liver to the root of the tongue.

          The missing ball of string…

          Home Rune. Seidr Square? …pronounced “SAY-der;” Old Norse seiðr, “cord, string, snare”

          The end is the beginning…but it ain’t over until the Fat Lady sings…

          • HT says:

            would you believe me if I told you Castor is south of St. Louis? 😉

            • JC1117 says:

              Of course I’d believe it, HT.

              Mark Twain National Forrest is to the west…and St. Elmo (Illinois) is to the East.

              The more the merrier. (Marry ‘er?!)


              • JC1117 says:

                Sorry. “Mark Twain National Forest”…to the west.

                But maybe one day they’ll change the name of all National Forests into National Forrests…as a Tribute. That would be awesome…and fitting…if you’re asking me.

                That’s change I can believe in.

                For now…I have the only National Forrest in the nation…in my backyard. Austrian Pines.

                I like to meditate there. It’s peaceful.

              • HT says:

                1 Triangle

                what’s a petit fer anyway?


                • HT says:

                  usually suspended by fishing line..

                  ..used in Bridal Chorus, better known as “Here Comes the Bride”.. Wagner ~ Lohengrin

            • Kee Muncaster says:

              Casters will be back in a few days so keep your eyes out for them! I want to know if I should listen to advice on these blogs? If you people know so much why haven’t any of you gone to fetch it? I think all of you guys are on the crazy train , me included. The problem is ya all act like you know where the train is going. I don’t know if ya all just talk the talk or have the walk to go with it? Do I tag along and hitch a ride? I sure hope we find the tc because I am going to need it to pay for the looney bin I am headed for. Ttfn. PS– what is the last thing that goes thru a bugs mind when he hits a windshield? His A$$. Lol. I will be here till weds !

              • JC1117 says:

                Good one, Kee! 🙂

                Should I try the veal? Lol!

                Actually…I already tried the veal…and it was pretty good…so I think I’ll try it again.

                “Waiter! One more veal over hear, please!”

                “Didn’t you already order the veal, monsieur?”

                “Yes, I did…and I would like a re-veal, please. (chuckle, chuckle…snort)”

                And you’re right, Kee. All of us on this here Crazy Train are under Forrest’s Spell.

                But some of Y’all are better spellers than others… 🙂


              • Lifesablaze says:

                My dog is awesome at playing fetch. She has perfect form and loves to jump when the ball bounces high. Ketch it if you can. I thought I saw it fly out of the ballpark. Do you talk and walk at the same time or do you listen too? Someone told me once Frank Zappa could not sing and play the guitar at the same time. Why? You ask the correct question grasshopper.

  33. HT says:

    shall the Phoenix BLAZE?

    The goal of phonics is to enable beginning readers to decode new written words by sounding them out, or, in phonics terms, blending the sound-spelling patterns. Since it focuses on the spoken and written units within words, phonics is a sublexical approach and, as a result, is often contrasted with whole language, a word-level-up philosophy for teaching reading.

    9 clues

    3 triangulations (eureka!) delta delta delta

    1 Triangle

    We three, to hear it and end it between them.
    Fery goot: I will make a prief of it in my note-
    book; and we will afterwards ork upon the cause with
    as great discreetly as we can.
    He hears with ears.

    hear me all

  34. HT says:

    In the end it will be about love and a smile

  35. HappyThoth says:

    The Bronxo is buckin good tonight!

  36. HappyThoth says:


    East Wood

  37. HappyThoth says:

    that would explain why I kept coming across NEW T the last several days..

  38. HappyThoth says:

    Aloha kakahiaka JC
    Lots of xenophobia to go around
    To boot, my imagination bulb is out

    Where is that darn pilot light?

    2 sabe?

  39. JC1117 says:

    Здравствуйте, HappyThoth.

    Я знаю, мой друг.

  40. lifesablaze says:

    I reckon he will just have to let the girls play.

  41. HT says:

    Johnny Banco signals the Tel’r (he tels it like it is) … this one is better than average.. and I mean it!.. don’t throw a learning curve!

  42. Lifesablaze says:

    Helm et

  43. Lifesablaze says:

    You so funny JC! Oh the things we mums have to go through. Hasn’t the stairway to heaven already been purchased? I hear you have to have a wristband to get in now.

  44. Lifesablaze says:

    HT – this woman I know wears two different shoes. One of them is green and the other has a diamond on the sole. I saw her the other day leading around a lion.

    • HappyThoth says:

      This lion.. I hope to know it by mane

      • lifesablaze says:

        She has been weeding the acequia madre and is pretty sunburned. She always carries a little quartz lighting rock in her pocket given to her by the True Ancestors. She looked in all the mirrors of the universe and always saw herself. Her nervous system is connected to a great tree that has infinite branches and infinite roots. All made of light. That royal star looks for Her. When she lets her hair down it will rain golden drops of dew.

        As a side – did you know that the albatross and the dodo bird are family? I have noticed lately some people don’t know what to do with their tongue like it just won’t stay in their mouth. It’s a dead give away. Gotta run I have a necklace to make to give as a gift.

        P.s…there are no heroes anymore. That good ole boy club is burning and the monuments are coming down. You boys might as well stay home in your bathroom and watch football. Don’t forget to fix your man-bun! Lol

  45. Lifesablaze says:

    I had a goose honk at me just today. I threw a weed at him. He wasn’t expecting it he shut up for awhile and just watched me work. My brother and cousins and I used to wait till the geese got all the way to the pond then we would bang on the barn under which they had their nests. Here they would come all running back to the barn. They hated us and once bit my cousin on the a$$. True story. I personally love geese and my real father comes from a long line of swan keepers. Ducks are cool too. Especially three in a row, one trailing slightly behind.
    Happy trails to HappyThoth – stay wild

    • Buckeye Bob says:

      Good video. It was because of animal personalities that I came to believe that animals go to “heaven” too.

      Years ago after I bought my first house, I had an old willow tree too close to the house and a few years after had it removed.
      The guy doing the job called me over after he cut about half way through the trunk. The water was draining out of the tree and making a sound like chipmunk.
      It hit me that the tree had just died, and I had a feeling of remorse.
      Strange how things like that affect a person.

  46. Lifesablaze says:

    Buckeye Bob that sounds terrible I’m sorry you had to make such a choice. Really it seems like if you are going to kill the tree you might as Well tear the house down too.

    Artesian Might
    have some ketchin up to do

    To add to important literature

    Simulacra 2024 X marks the spot and all that

    Pulling the plug can be understood on so many different levels.

    Sometimes the only way to keep a parasite from spreading is to turn the garden completely over, cover it with a winter blanket, and plant anew in the Spring.

    Going dark I hope you aren’t afraid of the night because motel 6 forgot to leave the light on.

    Wifi? I prefer su fi. Stay wild.

    • Buckeye Bob says:

      No, I have my nature as much as the Willow did. How many saplings never were under that Willow Tree? It had it’s nature as well as I.
      So my house stood in it’s place.
      Still, there is a regret for all that is natural to end. Maybe I’ll see that old Willow Tree in the next life and sit under it’s shade and reminisce about the old times. And maybe that bird I could never find will poop on my shoulder again. And maybe this time I’ll laugh with the bird and give it my blessings.

  47. Lifesablaze says:

    Last transmission heard from Major Tom’s wife:
    You’ve always held the golden crown my darling you have only indulged in forgetfulness. It’s alright there is still time remember.


  48. HappyThoth says:

    Hear me all and listen good

  49. Lifesablaze says:

    To bee Happy as a clam and a good hearing soothes the heart. Like a puppy at the heal.

  50. HT says:

    random.. forgive me for throwing in my political 2 cents here.. but.. I used to think of Trump as Ellis from the movie Die Hard.. now.. I think of him as Killian (Richard Dawson) from The Running Man 🙂

  51. Lifesablaze says:

    Give em what they want. The pursuit is written in, the stuff that dreams are made of. My favorite seat in the theater is the back row center. Speaking of illusions (where we?) I’ve been dreaming about lanterns and magic carpet rides. I have a thing for beautiful floors. Psifi. As nothing happens quite the same.

  52. HappyThoth says:

    So, then, you would all be on the side of mad Achilles, who knows neither right nor ruth ?

  53. HappyThoth says:

    Of May..

  54. HT says:

    cowboy.. check
    pistol.. check
    hat.. check

    blaze and salt fix
    the chase has me on the TRAIL..
    in the wood, sappy

  55. Lifesablaze says:

    Why are trains always crashing in the same place but not in the same place and in different points in time? Do you think there certain areas where the same thing happens more than once? Or the event is reflected somewhere else. Like a bullseye within a bullseye.

  56. HappyThoth says:

    Does anyone know how Olive Oyl fits in to the Chase?

  57. Lifesablaze says:

    Popeye, I think ye may bee a py rit. I found a little satin string today. Ruby red and tied in a bow. Yellow bird, yellow bird how do you know? Why Jack was there. He told me so.

  58. HappyThoth says:

    9 grinnings
    In sickness and in health

  59. HappyThoth says:

    ….the more I thought about John Doe the more I liked him

  60. Lifesablaze says:

    Happy Toth! You’re back! Recess was no fun without you. It’s boring on the bench but I’m trying not to sulk. I marveled at a white deer once. She stepped out of the forest so elegantly. Glowing like a spirit against the dark green backdrop. We watched each other for a moment or two then she calmly stepped back into the trees. You are well.

  61. HappyThoth says:

    Thank you Lifesablaze.. Docs just told me my wife is doing well.. I just knew that would be the case.. and so the Chase continues!

  62. HappyThoth says:

    I too hope that morts season has passed.. a breather is in order I think..
    And on that note, I also think Machiavelli should take a knee to prevent more wounding.. imho hopi homi 😉

  63. Lifesablaze says:

    A happy wife makes for a happy life…if Mom ain’t happy ain’t nobody happy…not random.

  64. HappyThoth says:

    Slight aside here.. it was Indiana that said “This belongs in a museum!”

  65. HappyThoth says:

    Beth Chrono

  66. Lifesablaze says:

    Old Ralph spit on me once called me a damn Spaniard. I laughed at him and told him it’s OK Ralph, I’m a crazy Irish Tarheel and you know you love me. He started playing his drum and singing. Jerry will be 100 years old this San Geronimo. Micah is indigenous and is highly heat resistant. It is used in the manufacture of space shuttle shields to keep it from burning up upon reentry. My bad – mica.

  67. Lifesablaze says:

    “I talk to my little houses while I make them and tell them wherever you may end up, let us hope that you will be in a beautiful home with a wonderful family. The houses will bring a beautiful spirit in your home and bless your household. The chilis are real and hot and the firewood is cedar. The outside ovens are where we bake bread.” – Jeri Track

  68. HappyThoth says:

    Like the Clovis, I continue to chip away..

    Cookies made with TLC

    Happiness that endures like bronze

  69. HappyThoth says:

    As above so below
    Ah so
    Rhea’s son
    B row n
    12 o’clock sweet
    Salt of the Horizon

  70. HappyThoth says:

    Why am I not surprised to see barrac in there…
    Or am I just barking up a wrong tree?

  71. Lifesablaze says:

    She was light years ahead but Time insisted. She knew the element was death. So she wrote a note and gave it to the wind. The note traveled all around the world and finally landed in a high lonesome tree. It had only one word. Didymous.

  72. HappyThoth says:

    Well ring my bell

    Class is in session

    One reasonable deal after another

    • JC1117 says:

      Hello, HappyThoth.

      Anita Ward was a school teacher before she signed a contract and recorded that song. It reached #1 in the US, UK and Cananda. It was #9 song of the year in the top 100…1979. I was 7 turning 8…and had no idea what all the bell-ringing fuss was about. Seriously…why? 🙂 It hit me later…

  73. HappyThoth says:

    Thou doth weld thy point well from the H I L T

  74. HappyThoth says:

    I see I’ve auditioned for the part of Jerry. I wonder if I got a part ?

  75. Lifesablaze says:

    65803 = 22

  76. Lifesablaze says:

    Bab tuma

  77. Lifesablaze says:

    She first imbibed in the ecstasy of her desire in the caves of Socotra. The lightning bore the child deep into the dark. Much, much later the twin walked the talk. Paul, he never thought she was good enough. So he lied.

    • Hidden Bear says:

      Perhaps she was much better than him and he knew it. Some may not want to be the outlaw in the game cops and robbers. Knowing edges. Improvement is a constant struggle. Maybe he could better himself. Most likely memory will be 63 years of hoping she wouldn’t find out.

      • Lifesablaze says:

        Said Bonnie to Clyde one lazy afternoon down by the river, “Honey this road life is getting old, how ’bout we move to the country and eat a lot of peaches”. Clyde said “Baby, your my Pride and Glory.” 🙂

  78. HappyThoth says:

    Thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of the victims of yesterday’s terror 🙁

  79. HappyThoth says:

    I give thanks to Thor for showing me Rhea’s son 🙂

  80. HappyThoth says:

    Sabe ball

    You worth, I’ll catch

  81. HappyThoth says:




  82. HappyThoth says:

    tea with olga


  83. HappyThoth says:

    They couldn’t take away my name
    Now focus
    She’s forty-something (42)
    Miss Ford
    Afford (to pay attention)
    Permit rise


    Sweet satisfaction

  84. Sunshine says:

    Whitey Ford

  85. HappyThoth says:

    AS above
    SO below

    “Do not try to trap me into thinking”

  86. HappyThoth says:

    ? Tu entiende

  87. HappyThoth says:

    Given that Forrest likes to average things out and be in the middle.. I think it’s most apropos to find him giving us a “Here’s looking at you kid” on page 36..

    “Thoth, in an Egyptian creation myth, wins a 72nd of each day of the year from the Moon in a game of draughts, as a favour to Nut, the Sky Goddess. He uses these portions to make the five intercalary days on which the remaining Gods and Goddesses are born.”

    • Buckeye Bob says:

      Nice. But did you notice that Thoth figurine has weird toes?

      • HappyThoth says:

        f is a crafty one.. let’s just say i wouldn’t put anything past him!

        • Buckeye Bob says:

          Yes, he is crafty. But I’m not saying those toes mean anything. Like you (obviously), I think I see some meaning in the historical references. The “Important Literature”.
          Other than this article, I got to Thoth through a back door trail.
          (Don’t ask how, it was a long trail of “what ifs”.)
          That’s when I took notice of this article…and your name. So I’m pretty sure you have some wild ideas too.

          By the way, did you count the names of people he didn’t meet that he listed on page 36?
          22 of them.

  88. HappyThoth says:

    look quickly down


    tentative for now..

    CASTOR OYL.. hmm..

  89. HappyThoth says:

    Bozeman is the sweet pea city….

  90. Lifesablaze says:

    Fabaceae comes in at number 3. Little dream pods. That is, if you’re able to sleep.

  91. Lifesablaze says:

    Y is a beauty.

  92. Lifesablaze says:

    Happy Thoth I apologize for hijacking your thread. I will go sit quietly on the bench now.

    Laugh or cry, right JC1117?

    • JC1117 says:

      Tru that, Lifesablaze.

      Quite the ball thrower that Mitch. Reminds me of a Scrapbook. 🙂

      Btw…I’m headed off to S.A. in a few minutes. I’ll do my best to keep in touch with Y’alls.

      First stop…Temple…I mean Dallas. 🙂

      • lifesablaze says:

        S.A…interesting. If that’s the way it’s going to be then stop ringing my doorbell. Soon enough, enough will be enough. Trust no one I say. Over and out – Love, Moondove.

        • JC1117 says:

          Hello, Lifesablaze.

          Aka Moondove? That’s a Beautiful name.

          With heavy heart I am taking my wife and kids to see their family down south.

          Sadly…it seems that my Father-in-law is knocking on Heaven’s door.

          I will be back knocking on doors as soon as I can…

          …hopefully not Heaven’s door.

          With Love, JC.

          P.S. It’s a small world…after all.

    • HappyThoth says:

      Not to worry Lifesablaze.. I’m honored to have guests 🙂

  93. Lifesablaze says:

    JC1117 – I’m truly sorry to hear about your father in law. Having a chance to say goodbye to a dear one is so important.

    If you’re ever back in the jungle maybe we could have a sandwich at Canter’s.

    P.s…it’s much more fun to drive that road in a little red corvette.

    • The Lone Aspen says:

      Lifesablaze and JC1117
      You Guys or Girls sure make it difficult. I get confused and becomes impossible to think straight.
      Excuse me but I need to do some MORE thinking. I wonder Y is that?
      A good arm helps but a running back up the middle is what Dallas needs now!
      Also, safe travels and have a great Thanksgiving – IT is my favorite holiday!!!

  94. Lifesablaze says:

    I agree with The Lone Aspen (btw how’s it possible to be a lone aspen 😉 )…lifesaswirl with possibilities these days. The only solution I think is to kill your tv and take a knee in the temple of gratitude. Try that and see what happens with your team. Once Upon A While, if you listen good, you might just hear the moondove coo coo “For reasons unexplained she loved the monkey man” Noses to the ground pups! Woof

  95. Lifesablaze says:

    Y is quarky but gets the job done.

  96. The Lone Aspen says:

    BTW, just so you know, I do not now watch the NFL – the substance or real point of action is inappropriate so a decision NOW is needed so they go in the correct direction. Otherwise it will be Rocky for them on their way to the playoffs if the keep repeating the same actions. That’s my soapbox for today.
    The Lone Aspen represents “Forrest” as he is one of a kind and I have taken a picture on a Mountain side near where I believe the action is occurring for the Poem that has ONLY ONE LONE ASPEN still with GOLDEN LEAVES on it – The Last One – it out of respect for Forrest and his life that I temporarily use this Name because it represents HIM!!! PS I also have written a Poem that goes with this TITLE. All to be shared later : )

  97. Lifesablaze says:

    I don’t follow football either but use it more as a metaphor for the distractions presented when we should be focused on the survival of the planet. Which is my (our) living church and not an IT. Retrieving Indulgence may turn out to trigger more change than we are ready for. AND..All the sniggering coming from the 22nd floor tells me we should wait. The thing is once you cross the border you might be able to see the big picture but you can’t come back to tell. So better to have those spirits as allies don’t you think since they know what’s really real. It would take two of a kind to see it as he does. I appreciate the poetry of your special sight.

  98. lifesablaze says:

    Respect and honor is given in their proper place. I don’t do celebrity worship, ever. I used to work with a young man from the lower 9th who lived on his roof for a week after Katrina. He heard the explosions and then came the water. He and the people with him are the levees. The treasure stays where it is unless you’re ready to wake up from your American dream. Do you really think it’s all for one lucky joe to go off and buy themselves an island somewhere?? Breathing….

  99. The Lone Aspen says:

    My parents were the role models – everyone was treated equally in an unequal world at that time. Respect should always be given to another but it can also be earned. There are people on the fringe who do not represent the many faithful Americans like us that want reasonable cooperation and change. Having been lucky enough to enjoy my American Dream of helping others for 43 years through my own efforts has and will continue to be rewarding. I grew up camping and hiking and through the Boy Scouts as an Eagle and later as an adult leader to give direction to young men. As to your comment on “one lucky joe” I believe Forrest has said any person finding Indulgence will have earned it – not luck. Theodore Roosevelt said it best “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

    • JC1117 says:

      Hello, The Lone Aspen and Lifesablaze.

      Greetings from Brazil!

      It’s the usual warm and muggy here. :/

      I’m enjoying reading what You both are writing…and while reading…I keep seeing scenes of Forrest’s Life in my mind…

      …and hearing this Poem and tune…

      To dream the impossible dream
      To fight the unbeatable foe
      To bear with unbearable sorrow
      To run where the brave dare not go
      To right the unrightable wrong
      To love pure and chaste from afar
      To try when your arms are too weary
      To reach the unreachable star
      This is my quest, to follow that star
      No matter how hopeless, no matter how far
      To fight for the right
      Without question or pause
      To be willing to march
      Into hell for a heavenly cause
      And I know if I’ll only be true
      To this glorious quest
      That my heart will lay peaceful and calm
      When I’m laid to my rest
      And the world will be better for this
      That one man scorned and covered with scars
      Still strove with his last ounce of courage
      To fight the unbeatable foe
      To reach the unreachable star

      Songwriters: Joe Darion / Mitchell Leigh

    • Lifesablaze says:

      And yet are also those who are quiet everyday heroes who do things you will never know of.

    • Lifesablaze says:

      There’s something about the tone of this thread that just isn’t sitting well with me. I think I would feel a lot better it you were to give your speech to the man who lived on his roof watching his dead neighbors floating by. I suppose he might be considered one the fringe. I wonder what his reaction would be. Yes let’s go find a box of gold by the river of time and open it for all the world to see. Jeez frogs in a pot!

      • JC1117 says:

        Good point, Lifesablaze…

        …and poignant…especially those “Draw the Line” lyrics.

        Life has a way of evoking a rainbow of emotions…for Good Reason.

        I believe It…Life…was designed by The Architect for that Exact Reason…

        …for the Experience.

        To Live.

        To Learn.

        To Laugh (and cry).

        And to finally understand the meaning of it all…

        To Love.

        I believe Forrest’s Thrill of the Chase mirrors Life in this way.

  100. Lifesablaze says:

    Thanks JC1117 and The Lone Aspen

    I’m certainly familiar with the dreamers. Maybe it’s time to take this moment and have the courage to wake up in the dream.

    Hmmm…I’m going to ride my alligator back to the bench with my bowl of peas and dream about what that might mean. Really.

  101. Lifesablaze says:

    Y is in CP violation. Turning the sky into roses! Are you ready for a thing called love?

    • pdenver says:

      It is what most strive and hunger for, Lifesablaze. Imagine a world with no negativity, by words, actions, etc.. I try to, but, I’m a dreamer.

      • The Lone Aspen says:

        Thanks JC, pdenver, lifesablaze – being forever optimistic, the glass is half full, and wanting to always be part of the solution and not the problem – it makes it easy to be kind and understanding and helpful – lift people up and not push them down. We as individuals are products of OUR life experiences which are unique ONLY to us and have shaped how we look at the world and behave but is also reflected in our children and grandchildren. In that respect, I’m glad that Forrest Fenn is a constant and steady force with his family and with the multiple personalities represented on the Blogs which make them so interesting. We should spend some time and REFLECT on the IMAGES past and present that Forrest has presented to all of us in a most favorable way.

      • HappyThoth says:

        I’m a dreamer too..

        Mear’d mear’d on The Fall
        Who’s the Forrest of them all

  102. Lifesablaze says:

    pdenver – Thank you! Exactly what I needed to hear. Imagining that feels like discovering a perfectly preserved place full of sparkling wonders. All we have to do is throw off the covers and shake off the dust. It doesn’t have to be just a dream.

  103. Lifesablaze says:

    ENOUGH! A whistle has been blown and there’s a flag on the field.


    I say everybody should leave the stadium immediately and run for your lives.

    I’m reminded of the night the lights went out in Santa Fe.

    Good grief Charlie Brown is that fire on the mountain?

  104. HappyThoth says:

    Well my lucky stars.. where’s my durn jeep when I need him?

  105. HappyThoth says:

    Life is not separate from death. It only looks that way. ~Blackfoot

    An inhalation of life is an exhalation of death.. and vice versa. ~HappyThoth

  106. HappyThoth says:


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