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The JABO Tributes began their third run today. It is a tribute to Friendship.

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The lid of our box has a pic of best friends David McCullough, Dale Simmons, and Richard McKnight sharing a joke.

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The inside of the lid has our list of investors. Three stars shows the investor has been involved in 3 runs, two stars means 2 runs and no star means this is the investors first run.

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Our friendship statement is an insert which will cover the marbles in the box.

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The bottom of the box lists our crew. One crew member was called in after the boxes were complete and his name is Russ Meaux.

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Before our run began we had a team meeting and Steve Sturtz and Ron Shepherd each gave some instructions.

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Pics of our meeting: Howard and Julia Powell,Steve Pletcher, Brian Ice (visitor), David Allen Griffie, and Charlie being held by his parent Steve Amburn. This is Charlies second run.

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Bob Neff and Charlie in his parents arms

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Steve Ice (visitor) and Steve Pletcher

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Bill McCaleb, Debbie Amburn, Mr. LaMothe (visitor), Joe Schlemmer

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Bruce Burkhart (Triker), Walter Powell, Howard and Julia Powell, Brian Ice, Griff

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Mr. Templeton (visitor), Ruby and Frank Sellers

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Howard and Julia, Griff, Bob Neff, Steve Amburn and Charlie, Bill McCaleb, Mr. LaMothe, Joe Schlemmer

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Joe Schlemmer (madmanmarbles, visitor) Ron Shepherd, Ron Ewers

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Ron Shepherd, Ron Ewers, Steve Sturtz, Elizabeth Farrar, Weldon Eaton

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Dale Simmons, Burt Wilkins, Mr Templeton, Ruby Sellers

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Tina and Gary Langley

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Ron Ewers and Richard McKnight

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Steve Sturtz and Michael Warnelis

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Weldon Eaton and Mary Knudsen - Michael Warnelis in back

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Pics taken during the run which is still going on. There will probably be more pics.

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Burt Wilkins catching marbles

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Triker, Nola Morgan, Frank Sellers, Russ Meaux

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Crowd around the marble machine - Tina Langley, Ron Ewers, and Gary Langley

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Dale Simmons and Dave McCullough

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Digging out back - Bob Neff, Debbie Amburn, one of the Ice brothers

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Ron Ewers adding the pretty stuff to the tank

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Ewers and Sturtz conferring on the ladder to the crucibles

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Griff and David - Ron and Frank in the background

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Steve Ice and Steve Pletcher Steve showed the Ice brothers where to look for marbles

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Tom Jinks, Joe Schlemmer, Tina Langley

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John E. Carr, second shift, adding the pretty stuff to the crucibles

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Bob Neff, Gary langley, Griff, Tina Langley

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Tina Langley putting a cane into the stream of glass

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Bill McCaleb and Richard McKnight

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David McCullough surrounded by friends

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McCullough refilling Steve Pletcher's pipe for blowing lutz

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Simmons and McCullough checking a marble

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McKnight after the day warmed up

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Mcknight and Sturtz checking a marble

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Frank McLaren, Griff, Ron Shepherd feeding a cane into the flow

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Ed Parsons and Ruby Sellers

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Ed Parsons and Tina Langley - Ed showed Tina how the feed the cane

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Steve Pletcher blowing lutz

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Richard, Joe Hogue

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Joe Hogue

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We celebrated Elizabeth Farrar's birthday with a cake.

More to come.

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Alan, it has been going on since 6:00 am and it isn't over yet. I really can't tell how big it is. We have made 3/4 inch and 5/8 inch and a few peewees. I came back to the motel to post pics and have to go back. The marbles have not cooled yet. Sorry there aren't any pics. Looks like we won't be dividing the marbles until Sunday.

We did have one uninvited guest and two people asked him to leave. Edna

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Kewl. I'm with Sue, good to see that Weldon is well enough to make the journey..and Gary too!

Bet this is a treat for one and all. No doubt MMM (Joe) is having fun since he makes his by hand.

Great stuff Edna! Thank you for sharing.

:-) Felicia

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Back door to the furnace...where bulk glass is fed.

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Fine quality pigment glass and rods.

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Brandon Byard (that's my boy!) hunting for cullet.

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Some of the first 3/4" marbles.

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More 3/4".

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More.

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Lutz experiment.

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The first 5/8" of 2009.

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Champagne glass 5/8".

All pics taken at Jabo Agate, Lower Newport, Ohio on March 5, 2009. The run was far from over at that time and continues as I type this morning. Here's to good friends and beautiful marbles!

Bob

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I think that's a dark cobalt blue in those 5/8" marbles. I was seeing some with aventurine and oxblood when Brandon and I left last night at 8PM. 5/8" were to run all night, then tentatively, a switch back to 3/4" for the remainder of the run in the morning.

Champagne is the name applied to a bubbly pink to lavender colored transparent base glass that was being used.

Bob

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bob, thanks for posting the marbles. Your pics are always better than mine and you saved me some work tonight. I'll post more pics of the people late tonight. The run ended after 2:00 pm this afternoon. If I have time after dinner I'll post some more. More of our team showed up today and I do want to include them in this post. Edna

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Thanks Edna and Bob,for posting the info. I think the box says most of it. Friendship and what an OUTSTANDING group, along with the marbles. It has been a busy three days and nights,but a special time for us. Near the end,i believe Griff said it well " Only two things can ever take any of this away from me,and that is Alzheimer's or death. Thank You Guys" .

Some of the special marbles now have names,and for some very special people.

I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A SAFE TRIP HOME.

Again,again,agian, THANK YOU

Ron S.

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