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Thanks to Jim Rapin (Luckey) I successfully received the Lamont traveling plaque this past week. With great honor the plaque traveled to Penn State along with my son and wife where we gently deposited my son for a soccer camp. So, with great serendipity, we took are first 'official' photo on the Penn State campus, on the south side of Old Main next to the 'turtle globe."
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Despite the changes of the centuries, however, the Lamont country has an essential sameness in all ages. The natural attractions of outline and of colour are exactly now as they were ever, although the hand of man has made more mark on them with the passage of time. The strong curves of slope and shore, and the deep tones of mountain and sea, are common to all eras in history. Such were the features of the clan territory in the dark of time; such are they still; and such they are likely to remain "till a' the seas gang dry." Long may they be left unspoiled in tribute to the hosts that have gone out from them—and sweart they were to go—across the seven seas of the world, with those bonds in common which have kept them aye a clan.


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great idea. I love all the diversity the plaque has been able to participate in.

make sure we get some photos of WV also

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I should mention that the quote is from McKechnie's "The Lamont Clan" from my first post.  And WV photos, well attached are a couple from the front yard taken under and near a stately white oak.

It is a beautiful state...

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Couldn't help myself. Last post from Penn State with the Nittany Lion...


And another quote from Hector McKechnie's book:
"But there is another side to the story, for is treasa tuath na tighearna,
  "the tenantry are [now] stronger than the laird," although they have passed the bounds of Cowal and indeed many have gone furth of Scotland."



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The Rampant lion meets the the Nittany Lion... who woulda thunk it.

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George,
  Is that a challenge to the others of the BIG TEN to have pictures of the plaque with Team Mascots!! biggrin



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another great idea. But I was talking about the Scottish Rampant Lion

Being a Hoosier, I have never been clear on what a Hurring Hoosier was???

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Got to the top of Spruce Knob with the plaque (well almost)...will be sending the plaque on to Richard "Dick" Lucas. For those non-West Virginians Spruce Knob is the highest point in WV at 4,863...

Sam 

PS Although I am a BIG PSU fan my accidental take with the Lion was purely just that (so I'd rather not start a Big Ten wrestling match...). Although whose to say that a Lion and a Globe do not go together when a Lamont descendant is involved. ;)

May the day soon arise in God's eyes that we may steer humanity on the high seas...

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nice photo, looks like the hills in Scotland. I am sure the plaque felt at home

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Sam,

  Nice photo indeed, and I have to admit that I am a Badger fan only in the fact that I live in Wisconsin and follow how the Team is doing during the season (Football).  My Alum is Upper Iowa University, a division II school which makes me a fighting Pea****, so I too am not looking to start a rivel either although if we are looking to add to the milage of the plaque...one idea would be tohave a picture of the plaque with some form of college mascot either the college you attended or the state you presently live in.
  Just another idea for those thinking of having the plaque sent to them for photo opps.

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My favorite Big Ten college team is "any" team playing Ohio State smile, not to stir up any rivalries  hehe

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Don't forget the plaque has a date at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in October!

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yes Vicki

what date do you need it to arrive? I can't wait to see pictures of the plaque up in the air with all those ballons lightin off smile

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I would like to see about booking the plaque next year in the September through November time frame. My wife and I will be spending 5 weeks or so in a camper traveling through Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall and that sasanach place. Should be some good photo opps.

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Mr Dubh
Your on the list, Looks like a wonderful trip. Becareful in that sasanach place, not sure how the Plaque is likely to react. CLSNA can not be held liable for an indescretions that may take place.



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It will be OK. We are taking it to visit the Lamont harp.


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Cool!  Hope you can somehow take a photo of it next to the Harp in its glass case.  (I had to sneak a picture of it when we were at the museum back in May 2003.)

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My wife is an FSA Scot so we will check in advance to see about a visit. My avatar is a copy of the Lamont harp made from measurements made by the harp builder on a visit to the museum. so possibly...

-- Edited by EoinDubh on Thursday 2nd of September 2010 08:56:03 PM

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Our lovely plaque and the Little Bee family!

At the 39th Annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Here's a link for other pictures I took, including two more of the plaque.
http://entertainment.webshots.com/album/578710281IjvoXh

-- Edited by Pagan on Tuesday 2nd of November 2010 08:30:23 PM

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Vicky

Great photo !!

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Very good Vicky, nice shot!

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