[LMB] Worldcon 76, and a bit more on Re: Cheddar Cheese (WAS OT:- Points that simmer to the surface....)

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Mon May 21 03:53:59 BST 2018


I'm kind of off Worldcon, and would be even if I had the money to go.

The last two Worldcons I made it to were both awfully lonely for me, and
I...disliked...some things that went on at Sasquan in particular.

On Sun, May 20, 2018 at 9:42 PM, Cally Perry <cally.perry at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Is there a "Who's going to Worldcon?" thread somewhere?  I know travel to
> the states isn't popular just now with a lot of the usual suspects, but we
> would love to see whoever is coming!  (We have plane tickets for just the
> con, so no road trips to Oregon for us, alas.)
>
> Once, in a discussion of a maple syrup host(ess) gift to our friends
> Bridget and Michael in St. Ives, late of Huntingdonshire, we digressed to
> the topic of all things Vermont, mostly milk and honey.  I said I liked
> Vermont cheddar.  Bridget said, Well, I'm from Cheddar...
>
> *waves*
> Cally
>
> On Sat, May 19, 2018 at 7:03 AM James M. BRYANT G4CLF <james at jbryant.eu>
> wrote:
>
> > Fred laments that he'll probably never travel there
> > to get it himself, and would:-
> >
> >  >.... like to have a sample of some real Cheddar,
> >  >i.e.actually from Cheddar.
> >
> > Will you be at WorldCon in San Jose, Fred?
> >
> > Cheddar cheese traditionally must be made within
> > 30 mi (48 km) of <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wells_Cathedral>Wells
> > Cathedral. My grandparents
> > and aunt qualified for many years and won prizes,
> > but have all been dead for nearly half a century
> > so I haven't any of theirs left. But my cousin the
> > accountant did the books of half the cheesemakers
> > in this area before he retired, and another
> > cousin's son-in-law is one of 'em.
> >
> > So if reminded at the beginning of August, and it's
> > not confiscated by the Department of Agriculture,
> > I'll bring some with me. After all I took 5kg to
> > Doug and Claudia in Tajikistan last year.
> >
> > James
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