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Pearls of Wisdom newsletter, Issue #0017
June 09, 2006

Welcome to my "Pearls of Wisdom" e-zine.

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I'm having a blast working on my website:

I love hearing about natural pearls. They're the ultimate in pearls! Don't you agree?

Living near the Mississippi River here in Muscatine, Iowa, I'm starting to hear more and more stories about natural pearls found right in our own "back yard". Most were found in the early part of the century when Muscatine was a vibrant button-making place...but people still find them today as well.

If you're like me and enjoy learning about natural pearls, you'll love this new page on my site about natural abalone pearls.

No, abalone don't live in the Mississippi River, more like New Zealand and there abouts.

These are valuable pearls with vivid iridescent colors.

Let me know if you have a natural pearl story to share...I'd love to add a page about it to my site.

Also, when my boys and I were in Tokyo last fall...the whole Tokyo thing happened by mistake, by the way, but that's a long story...anyway, we visited the fantastic exhibit circumventing the globe called: "Pearls--A Natural History."

This exhibit, put together by the Field Museum of Chicago and the American Museum of Natural History in New York, is a must for anyone who loves pearls. At the moment it's in Sydney, Australia until August 6, 2006, but don't worry, it'll go several other places.

Being from Muscatine, Iowa, I was shocked and happy to see a large display for the pearl button industry here in our city when it was the "Pearl Button Capital of the World." Wow...I almost forgot I was in Tokyo!

More about the traveling pearl exhibit here.

Still looking for a belated Father's Day gift?

I know a homeschooled brother and sister team who make quality fishing flies! Open Flies! Why not check them out?

Another neat idea for a belated Father's Day gift is to buy dad a poster.

Search For Posters!
This site has almost every topic imaginable!

Hey guys, that's it for now...Take care and remember to honor your father and mother so that you'll live a long life! You know, even if my father isn't living, I can honor him by speaking well of him, telling my children about him, displaying his photo in my home, etc, etc, etc.


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