Hate to see feelings hurt here, especially between such fine members of the forum. You are the example for all of us.
Comments made lightly, or however they are made (I say silly things all the time, and luckily most of the time on one pays much attention) can be taken in a way they were never meant be taken, never meant to hurt or insult. But sometimes with the internet, jokes or just a light remark can be taken in a way that is much more inflammatory than it was ever meant to be. A particular mood (we all have them...), lack of sleep, health issues such as pain and other life problems, can also help turn an innocent post into more than it really was. Every action has a reaction, sometimes it just isn't the one we envisioned.
The main thing is to not escalate conflict if you feel it is happening. This is not always easy, it is a lesson to be learned every day.
It is important to remember that we (some of us obsessed collectors and budding historians) are dealing with war and mass murder all the time, and this can- and will unless you are very detached - take its toll on your emotions. The constant thought of war can make you feel combative, which is only normal. I can feel myself being agitated or disturbed reading about certain if not all aspects of the war.
Back to combating moth problems and preserving priceless history! ;-)
Undoubtedly when storing these artifacts, a quality material is a must, for it should not hurt the items it is meant to protect. At the same time, items such as these uniform suits and hats must be preserved from the vagaries of everyday home life, dust, airborne cooking grease, industrial pollution, smoke, as well as sunlight, humidity that plagues certain climates, or even excessive dryness...
It is quite a responsibility and burden to do it correctly, as well wanting to see and enjoy the items at the same time.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
I am sorry for any hardship fella's... This was not my intention... TC... G
I'd rather be A "RaD Man than a Mad Man "
Now I hope we are all Back on track and that NOBODY feels insulted or disrespected. Which I am sure the greater minded individual now understand. I would like to bring a tid bit of humor to this thread. Like William has mentioned about dispatching the vermin we see fluttering about.
When a Moth appears in my house, I arm my kids(4) with fly swatters and send them on seek and destroy missions like we are hunting Mothra
They laugh about my obsession on finding the culprit invader but it does turn out to be a quite humorous hunt as we try to be the great Bwana of the moth hunt.
Semper Fi my friends and colleges! Lets keep this on the lighter side of life
LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.