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Everything that doesn't fit anywhere else.

Mechanical adding machine sold to collector

  • Posted on: 4 September 2006
  • By: lucas

Moving house is an excellent opportunity to sift through your belongings and get rid of junk. I considered some things to be a bit more than just junk so I decided to put them on an auction site (http://www.marktplaats.nl (Dutch site, recently bought by Ebay)). To my surprise most items sold very quickly. One of the more exotic items was my Burroughs mechanical adding machine. From a mechanical engineers point of view a wonderful piece of equipment. Too bad it spent its last four years in the storage space in our attic ...

Murderer walks freely, parents of victim need help

  • Posted on: 7 November 2005
  • By: lucas

Update 4: 2006-05-05:
There is some more info on the website of Peter R. de Vries:
http://www.peterrdevries.nl/tekst/extrahugototaal_tot.htm
Including a photo of the father of Deborah Williams putting flowers on the new grave.

Update 3: 2006-01-03:
We received some photo's of the finished grave monument:
Grave monument Debra Williams
Thanks to all who supported this effort !

Update 2: 2005-12-12:
Great news: enough money is donated for a decent grave monument. There's even some left for the parents. So I removed the bank account number of Jennifer (see below). We thank Jennifer for all her efforts !

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