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May 27, 2011 09:13 PM

A mind that is old before its time?

If you're a regular reader of this board maybe you can help save my sanity. I remember reading (though now I'm starting to wonder) about someone asking for help finding a particular farm with a calvados that was much beloved by the person posting. It was a long thread, ending in success of the poster finding someone traveling to the area & willing to bring some back to the US.

I have searched 9 ways from Sunday to find this post, but have come up empty. Have I lost it completely? Does anyone else remember such a thread? Better yet, did anyone save it to their profile?!

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  1. I remember the post, and I think it was revived quite recently (within the last couple of months I think). I have done a couple of searches, to no avail, and I have even looked through all the posts on this board in 2011, and it has mysteriously disappeared - so I don't think your mind is old before its time - unless mine is too ...

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    1. re: Theresa

      This is driving me bonkers too. I vaguely remember that Jake Dear had contributed to the thread, and since he contributes only occasionally, I even looked up pages and pages of his threads. What happened?

      1. re: Parigi

        DaTulip, your mind is fine. I contributed at least twice in the past few months to that thread about the "little liquid traveler," but I can't find it anywhere now. It's not included in the list of my threads when I look at my profile of posts, and I'm pretty sure I also "saved it to profile" for future reference -- but it's vanished. I suspect a conspiracy by jealous computer-hacking producers of Armagnac or Applejack.

        1. re: Jake Dear

          PS: I just Googled and found the blog link that was included in the vanished thread. Here it is, telling the story and the happy results (look first at the April post, and then the May post) : -- Jake

          1. re: Jake Dear

            Jake, you are a genius! But we knew that.

            As a 3am insomniac timekiller, I tried to recapture the topic heading, remembering only that it started with something like "attention".

            From your blog link: "Alert: I am in need of a favor from anyone traveling to Bayeux"

            I can sleep tonight...until another puzzle presents itself.

            By the way, what did you Google that eluded the rest of us?

            1. re: mangeur

              That thread was hound sleuthing-and-supporting at its best. Why was it removed? I have my usual guesses...

              1. re: mangeur

                "Genius" -- hardly (and I dare you suggest that to our son). I had luck: I remembered there was a blog link posted in the original thread, and I also recalled the nice phrase "little liquid traveler" (or something like that) from the original thread -- and so I searched for that, along with "Calvados." It came up as the first hit.

                Odd indeed that the original thread has disappeard. Sometimes, I've seen the mods move certain threads to other boards. But in this case, it's just gone.

      2. We took a look into this and restored the thread. You can find it at

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          1. re: The Chowhound Team

            Thanks everyone! I guess I'm okay at least for awhile.

            1. re: The Chowhound Team

              What was the reason for it to be removed in the first place?