We're at the 6th Green Box and this week we are featuring Mikimoto, the legendary brand of pearl and inventor of the pearl culturing process. Dedicated to protecting and propagating stocks of native Akoya oysters depleted by over-harvesting of natural pearls, Kokichi Mikimoto became fascinated with the possibility of producing cultured pearls and in the late 1800’s, Mr. Mikimoto figured it all out and the rest is history. The box finder will receive two pieces of Mikimoto this week for a total value of $4,060! They will receive are the "Fortune Leaves" 5.75mm Akoya pearl and diamond flower earrings in 18k white gold, along with a diamond and pearl pendant on an 18” chain. We have a few Mikimoto pieces online, but most of our inventory is in-store.
***Update :: This box has been found***
This box was located near the nursing home that Grandison Harris spent his final days.
#1 Clue, Friday Dec. 3rd :: Heading south when others go north.
As for his trustworthiness in the anatomical department, there was no doubt. However, there was a dark chapter in his past that he may have preferred to forget. After the Civil War he moved across the river to the little town of Hamburg, South Carolina where he was set up as a magistrate by the infamous carpetbagger regime. It was a tribute, no doubt, to his standing in the community. He had long been an impressive figure with his Gullah accent, his store-bought shoes and suits, and of course, as a member of a grave profession. However, when Wade Hampton’s Red Shirts went on the rampage and the Hamburg riots exploded, the carpetbaggers fled north, Grandison Harris fled south, crossed the Savannah River, sought sanctuary in his native habitat to that room. His old masters viewed his return without surprise or recrimination. However, the students did not permit him to forget. Ever after the addressed him as “Judge.”
#2 Clue, Saturday Dec. 4th :: For the sake of the honour.
An honorary degree is an academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding institution) has waived all of the usual requirements. It is also known by the Latin phrases honoris causa ("for the sake of the honour") or ad honorem ("to the honour"). His last public appearance at the school was in 1908 when he returned to lecture students on the practice and perils of resurrection. A student of the class of 1908 remembers he was very feeble. It had been 56 years since he had stepped down from the auction block in Charleston. All those who had owned one-seventh part of his corpus were long dead. He had even seen their grandsons mature and become doctors. He had become a legend, a living link with the founders. The students were told, and perhaps believed, that he had an honorary doctor’s degree.
#3 Clue, Sunday Dec. 5th :: The aligning of stone and paper.
Checking the name on the headstone against the one published in the Chronicle days before, the intruder nodded. He replaced the coffin lid, covered it well. Then, careful not to break anything valuable, he scooped the body into an old burlap sack and hefted it over his shoulder.
#4 Clue, Monday Dec. 6th :: Acquiring the expertise of reconstruction.
When night fell, he would slip out to grave sites, study the position of the flowers and tombstones, then remove the bodies. "Grandison could put everything back in its original position to where no one could tell they were moved," Mr. Carter said.
#5 Clue, Tuesday Dec. 7th :: A consistent impact through the upper end.
In 1938, Dr. Eugene Murphey told the following story about Grandison: It was Grandison’s practice to got to the cemetery late at night with only the moon watching, he would quickly dig down to the upper end of the box, smash it with an ax, reach in with his long and powerful arms, and draw the subject out. It was then put in a sack and placed in a cart and carried to the school.
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