Thursday, February 10, 2011

Riddle and clue ssolutions 30th year

The medallion was found on Fairview just East of Pine in Grandville.
The riddle


better place=grandville



not worry=not Pine





inspect=look in grandville



reclining hoe=Ivan rest

snake eye= highway-11 (28th street)


rare=Mill or Prairie

area-buck the trend up=around or near


Pretty good=fair



looking and longing=Fairview and Pine

Some folks had located the area in December, at least one was "very close" in November. There was much inspection around signs and posts with some around the fire hydrant. The medallion was attached with string, visible but bent deep into a crease on the bottom side of the fire hydrant. At some time in January the medallion became dislodged, dropped to the ground and moved slightly to the East of the hydrant under some snow. Over the course of time it was pushed a bit further but remained under snow cover. This in spite of or perhaps because people inspecting the hydrant.

The movement of the medallion did not take it out of play because it was still within 18 inches of the hydrant and accessible. The question remains as to exactly how it was dislodged from the hydrant without being noticed. My best guess is that it was moved by some type of animal. Tracks were all over the place as well as other signs. The stringthat held the medallion in place appeared to have been chewed and a 4 inch piece was missing altogether. There were indented scratch marks on the medallion itself in a pattern much like teeth marks. I sincirely believe that if one of the treasure hunters would have dislodged it they would not have bitten it and thrown it back down.

I congratulate all of those hardy people that braved the weather and came so close. Mike, the winner was out there almost every day for hours and hours. In the end much of his proific digging may have contributed to the movement of the medallion before eventually resorting to a more detailed observation technique and found it laying in snow he had moved the day before.

One last note to the couple in the red Chevrolet pickup that asked the guy walking down the sidewalk if anyone else had been looking around the street sign for the medallion. You may have noticed I never quite turned around in my parka when I answered. Phew! That was close.


kdcar6 said...

Hi Joe,
Thanks for the fun!!

Ken D.

Joe Cramer said...

You are very welcome Ken. You may be able to relate to the hydrant thing. Evidently,This time an animal was competing also. :<)

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