Jeffery Edward Lamoreaux
June 25, 1983 — December 2, 2013
I first met Jeffery through my friend Ramon. Jeffery died on Monday, December 2, under suspicious circumstances. I learned about it on Tuesday.
The situation is very fluid, with a lot of unanswered questions. Authorities, including US Marshals, continue to investigate.
What follows is how Jeffery viewed himself, as posted on his Couchsurfing profile.
“I describe myself as funny. I like to laugh. My mind goes wild in making anything into something funny, whether it was something that could have happened or ‘lets do this’.”
He did make me laugh.
“The things I cherish the most in my life is my favorite pillow, my dog, my best friend, and the relationship I have with my brother.”
I remember his dog, a pug I think, pee on his tent after he put it up in his parents’ backyard. Ramon bought one too and convinced me to get one. Columbia tents with double D-style doors on both sides.
“I used to be very materialistic growing up. But now I know what I want and it doesn’t have to be the newest thing out there in the market. I have the few things I enjoy in life and I am happy with just having those. Which does put a cramp on things because I love to shop.”
He will be missed by his many friends, including those from the Couchsurfing community.
I will write more later.
James Garner and a Korean orphan
A farmer in Italy suffers from a bloody cough, fever and weight loss for more than a year. After being treated with antibiotics, his condition worsens. Finally, doctors discover the cause, a giant ball of aspergilloma fungus growing in his lung.
“Barbarian tribes, particularly the Gauls and Celts, used lime to bleach their hair and to hold it in place.”
Hmmm. I can’t imagine there was much of a lime trade — the fruit — in Europe at the time. Do they mean lime, as in carbonates and limestone?
“Celtic warriors have been described as resembling the Roman god Pan, for the way they lime their hair and make it stand up and pull it back to the nape of their neck. This was probably a battle tactic to make themselves look frightening to the enemy.”
The Greek historian Diodorus wrote a vivid description of the Celts.
“Their aspect is terrifying … They are very tall in stature, with ripling muscles under clear white skin. Their hair is blond, but not naturally so: they bleach it, to this day, artificially, washing it in lime and combing it back from their foreheaads. They look like wood-demons, their hair thick and shaggy like a horse’s mane.”
A 70-year-old cemetery in Bosnia, submerged by a lake for decades, reappeared after the water dried up.
‘Mom finds hundreds of deadly spiders in her banana, is forced to evacuate home’
I sure hope this never happens to me. This reminds me of the movie Arachnophobia.
“It turns out the banana was infested with venomous Brazilian Wandering Spiders, which the New York Daily News describes as the most deadly spider in the world.”
A fire, intentionally set, gutted an historic church in Youngstown, Ohio on Monday. That’s one mindset I will never understand. The arsonist. Burning down a beautiful, old church building? I just don’t get it. It sure makes for dramatic pictures, however.