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Hi, guys.
I visited ACE hardware store near to Goshen. Their prices are a little higher than other big box stores but the warmth of their employees worth that. I bought some items for a serie of little projects that I will start when I comeback to my country. They gave to me a nice red t-shirt for free.
One thing that got my attention was a big trunk of an african bubinga tree from around 1491, showing several interesting mankind facts marked up at its cross section. It was impressive to me to see all that historic landmarks in that big tree trunk.
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I've seen something like this in a museum some years ago. Kind of makes you realize just how short a lifetime is for us in the long term scheme of nature. No ACE around here, used to like the knowledge and service they provide.

How are you enjoying your visit. I was reading "Socialism Sucks," which includes a section on your country and how it is living there. I think a lot of us feel you pain, living there.
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Imagine what some of these really old trees could say....

I believe the Joshua? tree can be over 2000 yrs old.....

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That would be interesting to see
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The Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva) is a species of pine tree. It is found in the American West, mostly in Utah, Nevada, and California. One of these trees has been measured to be 5,065 years old! That makes it the longest living non-clonal organism on Earth.
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