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2009-07-31 16:04:35

A California man said he was shocked to learn a handful of old records he picked up at an antique shop once belonged to his mother, who died in 1979. Paul Campfield, 68, of Sacramento, said he recently purchased the records for $2 at a store in Sutter Creek and later found the lick-on labels identifying their owner as his mother, May O. Rainey, who died in 1970 in Redding, Calif, the Sacramento Bee reported Friday. It's just a thrill, a genuine thrill, Campfield said. I think my mother is...


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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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