Back in August of 2008 I picked up a seed cache of a caching friend of ours. The KeddyKlan were the very first cachers that we meet in the field. They were working on doing some of the caches near there home and we were working on The DiVinci series that was in both Wisconsin and Illinois (and now disabled), Jess was kind enough to give us a little help with the puzzle and we periodically run into them at events.
They published GC1CYA6 Wicked Witch of West Hendee-Can of Flying Monkeys and placed seed caches in it. They requested that the seeds take on a “Wizard of Oz” theme. Ok , what would you expect from me, after all Dorothy is from Kansas. Well you would be wrong
Meinhart Raabe is one of the munchkins and perhaps the best known one at that, see he had more lines than any other munchkin. They are:
“As coroner, I must aver
I thoroughly examined her
And she's not only merely dead
She's really, most sincerely dead!”
Complete the following information to find the cache which is at:
N 43 0A.BCD
W 88 0E.FGH
Meinhardt Raabe (born September B, 1915) is an American actor. He is one of the oldest surviving Munchkin-actors from The Wizard of Oz, and is now the only surviving cast member with any significant dialogue in the film. He was born in _________ County, Wisconsin (G=the number of constants in the county he was born).
Raabe graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 19DA, with a degree in accounting.
In addition to his role in the film, Raabe worked for many decades as a spokesman for _____ _____ (number of letters in either word + 1=F)
Raabe joined the Civil Air Patrol during World War II. After the war he earned an MBA, and married a cigarette girl who was his height, Margaret Marie Raabe (1915-1997). They were married for fifty years until her death in a car accident in 1997. As of 2007 he lives alone at the Penney Retirement Community in Penney Farms, Florida.
He published an autobiography titled Memories of a Munchkin: An Illustrated Walk Down the Yellow Brick Road. (ISBN 0-8E30-9193-7). He appeared in an October 200(X-1=H) episode of Entertainment Tonight with eight more surviving Munchkins, and made a guest appearance on The Jimmy Kimmel Show on April 11, 2005.
Despite his age, Raabe still makes occasional appearances at Wizard of Oz conventions and celebrations across the country.
On November C=the sum of the 2 numbers in the date added together, 2007, Raabe appeared with six other surviving Munchkin actors including Jerry Maren at the unveiling of a Hollywood Star for the Wizard of Oz Munchkins on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Permission Granted by Milwaukee County Parks Land Manger Brian Russart