[meteorite-list] 100th, not 99th Anniversary Holbrook Meteorite - Hunt Date/Schedule!

From: Ruben Garcia <mrmeteorite_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2011 06:20:52 -0700
Message-ID: <BANLkTi=RJ+-48p0JmpQzc6x5DtsLyBNYwg_at_mail.gmail.com>

Hi Michael,

Gee, where do I start?
You say,

> I am not sure who did the math and thought this was 99th "Birthday"
> - but it will be the 100th. That is a mathematical fact - think about
> it....If you are born in 2000 you are ten years old in 2010 - NOT 9 years
> old - if you fell on July 19, 1911, it will be 100 years later on July 19,
> 2011 - thus it is the 100th "Birthday" (not counting the day/year of the
> fall, but starting with first "birthday" on July 19, 1912)

Okay here goes,

First of all your premise is wrong.

The Meteorite fell on July 19, 1912 and NOT 1911. I only stated that
the ?TRUE? Anniversary date would be on July 19 2011 so people would
not get confused and show up on that date. In other words our hunt
will be on July 16 and NOT July 19th.

The bottom line is this:
July 19, 2011 marks the beginning of the 100th year ? and we are
currently in the 99th year. That means that anytime before the
anniversary (July 19) would still be in the 99th year.

Since our hunt is on Saturday July 16, 2011 ? before the anniversary -
we will still be in the 99th year. The 99th year will be completed on
July 19th 2011 and then the 100 year would begin. The 100th year would
be completed on July 19 2012.

Make sense?

> On 6/1/11 9:21 PM, "Ruben Garcia" <mrmeteorite at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> It seems that some are not clear on the Holbrook meteorite hunt date/
>> schedule.
>> I have received more and more questions regarding the date of our
>> hunt. (Mainly because so many are joining late ? which is fine, I just
>> have to make sure that we are all on the same page)
>> Here goes:
>> The ?TRUE? 99th anniversary of the Holbrook meteorite fall is July, 19, 2011.
>> However, July 19th falls on a Tuesday this year - therefore I decided
>> that wouldn?t be a good day to host our group hunt.
>> Our meteorite hunt (which is in recognition of the 99th anniversary)
>> will take place on Saturday - July 16, 2011.
>> I (and most of us) will arrive on Friday afternoon, July 15, 2011.
>> This will allow me to check in and meet as many of you as possible. I
>> would like to have dinner that evening at the Denny?s next door ?
>> everyone is invited and encouraged to join us.
>> There are some very good meteorite hunters joining us. So, if I can?t
>> sit at your table, don?t worry - there will be some of the worlds best
>> hunters there that can (over dinner) school you on the finer points of
>> Hunting Holbrook.
>> The Hunt will begin on Saturday morning July 16, 2011. IF YOU ARRIVE
>> LATE YOU MAY MISS OUT! ?Don?t plan on arriving after about 8 am on
>> July 16, unless you know how to get to the strewn field alone.
>> I will ONLY hunt on Saturday ? However, others are planning on hunting
>> Sunday also. So, if you want to stay that?s fine.
>> Most of us are staying at the Holbrook Motel 6 ? But a few are staying
>> at other motels in Holbrook ? that?s fine.
>> Here is the address and phone number.
>> Motel 6 Holbrook - 2514 Navajo Boulevard - Holbrook, AZ 86025
>> ? ? ? ? ? ? ? (928) 524-6101
>> Please, if you made reservations in Winslow (or anywhere else outside
>> of Holbrook) cancel them and redo in Holbrook!
>> If everyone
>> comes alone (and I'm sure that won't happen) this will be a large
>> group. If everyone brings only one other person this hunt will be
>> huge.
> ?--
> Life is too short for drama & petty things,
> Laugh insanely, Love truly and Forgive quickly.
> --
> "People will forget what you said,
> people will forget ?what you did,
> but people will never forget how you made them feel."
> ? ? ? ?Maya Angelou

Rock On!
Ruben Garcia
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Received on Thu 02 Jun 2011 09:20:52 AM PDT

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