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Happy Hour / Sad incident of 6-month child Burning
« on: July 27, 2018, 11:32:22 AM »
Link to sad local incident of a 6-month old child being burned to death here in Natchitoches,  La.

What is this world coming to.  So sad.  Cute little boy.  Child was aledge getting too much attention from mother getting in the way of a lesbian couple.

Ben

http://www.ksla.com/story/38730658/slain-6-month-olds-mother-arrested

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Happy Hour / Some Beautiful and unusual scenes
« on: July 25, 2018, 01:13:27 PM »
Link to some beautiful and unusual scenes below:
Enjoy--you should find one or more you like.

Ben

https://static.uglyhedgehog.com/upload/2017/1/18/h1-456416-doc_20170113_wa0013.pdf

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General Discussion / Truck Load of fresh mulch
« on: June 07, 2018, 05:17:15 PM »
Where were they when I was physically able to garden.  I have not had a garden in 4 years.

I had to have some electrical line work trimming some trees and shrubs from my electrical entrance wires and was able to talk with he supervisor and get a full load of mulch from the cut up trees and shrubs.   I tried for years to get some dumped but never could get them to do so.

The load turned out to be a pile approximately  5'x10'x10'.  Even though I can no longer use it in my garden my wife and neighbor can use it in their flower beds.  My neighbor has a tractor with a FEL so it can easily be turned.  I'll put about 20# of ammonia nitrate and water it in and get him to turn it.  Next year we should have a good pile of plant-ready mulch.


A little late but still welcomed.







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General Discussion / Simple Organic Preventing Tomato Blight--Video
« on: June 02, 2018, 09:28:16 AM »
Link  to interesting and simple method of organically preventing tomato blight:

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=tomato+blight+fungicide&view=detail&mid=AF1ABDC66D43EF425F88AF1ABDC66D43EF425F88&FORM=VIRE

Ben

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Happy Hour / The year was 1955
« on: May 17, 2018, 05:27:49 PM »
THE YEAR WAS 1955... 


(if I didn't live through it, I wouldn't believe it myself)

Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging 7 cents just to mail a letter?         
 
If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00,  Nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.             
 
When I first started driving, who would have thought Gas would someday cost 25 cents a gallon?  Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage.             
 
Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $50,000 a year just to play ball?  It wouldn't surprise me if someday they'll be making more than the President.             
 
I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They're even making electric typewriters now.     
 
It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet.     
 
It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work.                                                                                                       
 
I'm afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.     
 
Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the government takes half our income in taxes. I   sometimes wonder if we are  electing the best people to government.       
 
The fast food restaurant is convenient for a quick meal, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.     
 
There is no sense going on short trips any more for a weekend. It costs nearly $2.00 a night to stay in a hotel.     
 
No one can afford to be sick anymore.  At $15.00 a day in the hospital, it's too rich for my blood.             
 
If they think I'll pay 30 cents for a haircut, forget it.   

Ben

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Happy Hour / How bout a smile today
« on: May 16, 2018, 10:11:42 AM »
To all who need a smile...

SIGN IN A SHOE REPAIR STORE IN VANCOUVER READS:  We will heel you, We will save your sole, We will even dye for you.

A SIGN ON A BLINDS AND CURTAIN TRUCK:  "Blind man driving."

Sign over a Gynacologist's Office: "Dr. Jones, at your cervix."

In a Podiatrist's office:  "Time wounds all heels."

On a Septic Tank Truck:  Yesterday's Meals on Wheels!

At an Optometrist's Office:  "If you don't see what you're looking for, You've come to the right place."

On a Plumber's truck:  "We repair what your husband fixed."

On another Plumber's truck:  "Don't sleep with a drip. Call your plumber."

At a Tire Shop in Milwaukee:  "Invite us to your next blow out."

On an Electrician's truck:  "Let us remove your shorts."

In a Non-smoking Area:  "If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and will take appropriate action."

On a Maternity Room door:  "Push. Push. Push."

At a Car Dealership:  "The best way to get back on your feet - miss a car payment."

Outside a Muffler Shop:  "No appointment necessary. We hear you coming."

In a Veterinarian's waiting room:  "Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!"

At the Electric Company:  "We would be delighted if you send in your payment on time.
However, if you don't, YOU will be de-lighted."

In a Restaurant window:  "Don't stand there and be hungry; come on in and get fed up."

In the front yard of a Funeral Home:  "Drive carefully. We'll wait.."

At a Propane Filling Station:  "Thank Heaven for little grills."

In a Chicago Radiator Shop:  "Best place in town to take a leak."

And the best one for last.....:Sign on the back of another Septic Tank Truck:
"Caution - This Truck is full of Political Promises."

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The Range / Dock / Latest Gun Murder rate per 100,000 citizens
« on: May 15, 2018, 10:50:46 PM »
This is FASCINATING !!

WORLD MURDER STATISTICS

From the World Health Organization

The latest Murder Statistics for the world:  Murders per 100,000 citizens per year.

DON'T GO THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Honduras 91.6 (WOW!!)     No wonder they want to come to the United States

El Salvador 69.2

Cote d'lvoire 56.9

Jamaica 52.2

Venezuela 45.1

Belize 41.4

US Virgin Islands 39.2

Guatemala 38.5

Saint Kitts and Nevis 38.2

Zambia 38.0

Uganda 36.3

Malawi 36.0

Lesotho 35.2

Trinidad and Tobago 35.2

Colombia 33.4

South Africa 31.8

Congo 30.8

Central African Republic 29.3

Bahamas 27.4

Puerto Rico 26.2

Saint Lucia 25.2

Dominican Republic 25.0

Tanzania 24.5

Sudan 24.2

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 22.9

Ethiopia 22.5

Guinea 22.5

Dominica 22.1

Burundi 21.7

Democratic Republic of the Congo 21.7

Panama 21.6

Brazil 21.0

Equatorial Guinea 20.7

Guinea-Bissau 20.2

Kenya 20.1

Kyrgyzstan 20.1

Cameroon 19.7

Montserrat 19.7

Greenland 19.2

Angola 19.0

Guyana 18.6

Burkina Faso 18.0

Eritrea 17.8

Namibia 17.2

Rwanda 17.1

Mexico 16.9

Chad 15.8

Ghana 15.7

Ecuador 15.2

North Korea 15.2

Benin 15.1

Sierra Leone 14.9

Mauritania 14.7

Botswana 14.5

Zimbabwe 14.3

Gabon 13.8

Nicaragua 13.6

French Guiana 13.3

Papua New Guinea 13.0

Swaziland 12.9

Bermuda 12.3

Comoros 12.2

Nigeria 12.2

Cape Verde 11.6

Grenada 11.5

Paraguay 11.5

Barbados 11.3

Togo 10.9

Gambia 10.8

Peru 10.8

Myanmar 10.2

Russia 10.2

Liberia 10.1

Costa Rica 10.0

Nauru 9.8

Bolivia 8.9

Mozambique 8.8

Kazakhstan 8.8

Senegal 8.7

Turks and Caicos Islands 8.7

Mongolia 8.7

British Virgin Islands 8.6

Cayman Islands 8.4

Seychelles 8.3

Madagascar 8.1

Indonesia 8.1

Mali 8.0

Pakistan 7.8

Moldova 7.5

Kiribati 7.3

Guadeloupe 7.0

Haiti 6.9

Timor-Leste 6.9

Anguilla 6.8

Antigua and Barbuda 6.8

Lithuania 6.6

Uruguay 5.9

Philippines 5.4

Ukraine 5.2

Estonia 5.2

Cuba 5.0

Belarus 4.9

Thailand 4.8

Suriname 4.6

Laos 4.6

Georgia 4.3

Martinique 4.2

And ..........The United States 4.2

 

ALL (109) of the countries above America, HAVE 100% gun bans.

It might be of interest to note that SWITZERLAND is not shown on this list, because it has... NO MURDER OCCURRENCE!

However, SWITZERLAND 'S law requires that  EVERYONE:

1. Own a gun.

2. Maintain Marksman qualifications ... regularly .

Did you learn anything from this??

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A real moving article about a man who offers his pickup truck and a kidney to anyone who can help save his dying wife.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/california-man-offers-truck-kidney-to-anyone-who-can-help-save-dying-wife/ar-AAx0rha?ocid=spartanntp

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Happy Hour / Retire to the South
« on: May 08, 2018, 12:35:57 PM »
Retire to the South

Georgia

The owner of a golf course in Georgia was confused about paying an invoice, so he decided to ask his secretary for some mathematical help.

He called her into his office and said, "Y’all graduated from the University of Georgia and I need some help. If I wuz to give yew $20,000, minus 14%, how much would you take off?"
The secretary thought a moment, and then replied, "Everthang but my earrings.”

Louisiana

A senior citizen in Louisiana was overheard saying, "When the end of the world comes, I hope to be in Louisiana ..."  When asked why, he replied, "I’d rather be in Louisiana ‘cause everythang happens  in Louisiana 20 years later than in the rest of the world."

Mississippi

The young man from Mississippi came running into the store and said to his buddy, "Bubba, somebody just stole your pickup truck from the parking lot!"  Bubba replied, "Did y’all see who it was?"
The young man answered, "I couldn’t tell, but I got the license number."

North Carolina

A man in North Carolina had a flat tire, pulled off on the side of the road, and proceeded to put a bouquet of flowers in front of the car and one behind it.  Then he got back in the car to wait.
A passerby studied the scene as he drove by, and was so curious he turned around and went back. He asked the fellow what the problem was.  The man replied, "I got a flat tahr.”     

The passerby asked, "But what’s with the flowers?"
The man responded, "When you break down they tell you to put flares in the front and flares in the back. I never did understand it neither."

Tennessee

A Tennessee State trooper pulled over a pickup on I-65.
The trooper asked, "Got any ID?"  The driver replied, "Bout whut?"

Texas

The Sheriff pulled up next to the guy unloading garbage out of his pick-up into the ditch. The Sheriff asked, "Why are you dumping garbage in the ditch?

Don’t you see that sign right over your head." 
"Yep," he replied. "That’s why I’m dumpin’ it here, ‘cause it says: ‘Fine For Dumping Garbage.’"

Y’all kin say whut y’all want ‘about the South, but y’all never heard o’ nobody retirin’ an’ movin’ North, have ya?

Ben

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Happy Hour / I have become a bird watcher
« on: April 19, 2018, 07:32:52 PM »
Since I am unable to be out and about any more I have become a bird watcher, watching the blue birds that built a nest in one of our blue bird boxes we placed near the carport.  I have gazed out the window watching them go in any out the house for over a month,  The chicks must have now hatched as they are continually going in and out and only staying in the house for a moment or two.  Welcome to life-feeding our family.  We do not disturb them.  As I sit on the couch looking out the window, the wife has ALLOWED me to tie two of the blinds together so I can see better.  Wonder how long that will last.

Looking out the bedroom window onto the porch is one of the wife's flower pots that also has a nest in it.  They are more visible and I have attached a picture below of the 5 mouths waiting to be fed.

Enjoy nature!!

Ben


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Happy Hour / Let's see if I got this Right
« on: April 18, 2018, 08:30:39 AM »
LET’S SEE IF I GOT THIS RIGHT!!!

IF YOU CROSS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER  ILLEGALLY YOU GET 12 YEARS HARD LABOR.   

IF YOU CROSS THE IRANIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU ARE DETAINED INDEFINITELY.

IF YOU CROSS THE AFGHAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU GET SHOT.

IF YOU CROSS THE SAUDI ARABIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE JAILED.

IF YOU CROSS THE CHINESE BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU MAY NEVER BE HEARD FROM AGAIN.

IF YOU CROSS THE VENEZUELAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE BRANDED A SPY AND YOUR FATE WILL BE SEALED.

IF YOU CROSS THE CUBAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE THROWN INTO POLITICAL PRISON TO ROT.

IF YOU CROSS THE U.S. BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET ……. !!!
     A JOB, A DRIVERS LICENSE,
     SOCIAL SECURITY CARD, WELFARE,  FOOD STAMPS, CREDIT CARDS, SUBSIDIZED RENT OR A         LOAN  TO BUY A HOUSE,  FREE EDUCATION, FREE HEALTH CARE,
     A LOBBYIST IN WASHINGTON
     BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS PRINTED IN YOUR LANGUAGE
     THE RIGHT TO CARRY YOUR COUNTRY’S FLAG WHILE YOU PROTEST THAT YOU DON’T GET            ENOUGH   RESPECT
     AND, IN MANY INSTANCES, YOU CAN VOTE.

Did I get this right????


 

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE I HAD A FIRM GRASP ON THE SITUATION !!!

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The Range / Dock / Why Grandpaw carries a gun
« on: April 17, 2018, 03:25:14 PM »
 WHY GRANDPA CARRIES A GUN

A world history lesson...lest we forget.

The quintessential reason why Grandpa carries a gun.  Please take time to read this and pay particular attention to "A Little Gun History" about half way down.  Why Carry a Gun?  My old Grandpa said to me, "Son, there comes a time in every man's life when he stops bustin' knuckles and starts bustin' caps and usually it's when he becomes too old to take a whoopin'."

I don't carry a gun to kill people; I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

I don't carry a gun because I'm evil; I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the World.

I don't carry a gun because I hate the government; I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.

I don't carry a gun because I'm angry; I carry a gun so that I don't have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared

I don't carry a gun because I want to shoot someone; I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.

I don't carry a gun to make me feel like a man; I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.

I don't carry a gun because I feel inadequate; I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.

I don't carry a gun because I love it; I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.

Police protection is an oxymoron:  Free citizens must protect themselves because police do not protect you from crime; they just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.  Personally, I carry a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take a whoopin'!

A LITTLE GUN HISTORY

PLEASE DON'T THINK FOR A MOMENT, THAT THIS COULDN'T HAPPEN IN OUR COUNTRY ALSO !!!

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control:  From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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In 1911, Turkey established gun control:  From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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Germany established gun control in 1938:  From 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated. -----------------------
China established gun control in 1935:  From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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Guatemala established gun control in 1964:  From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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Uganda established gun control in 1970:  From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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Cambodia established gun control in 1956:  From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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56 million defenseless people were rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control.
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You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.

  Gun owners in the USA are the largest armed forces in the World!

If you value your freedom, please spread this anti-gun control message to all of your friends.

The purpose of fighting is to win.  There is no possible victory in defense.  The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either.

SWITZERLAND ISSUES A GUN TO EVERY HOUSEHOLD!

SWITZERLAND'S GOVERNMENT ISSUES AND TRAINS EVERY ADULT IN THE USE OF A RIFLE.

SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!!

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Happy Hour / 55th Anniversary
« on: April 14, 2018, 01:44:57 PM »
Today is our 55th wedding anniversary.  We have had a good marriage.  How she put up with me for  55 years, I'll never know.  In 1976, I became self employed self employed, owning and operating 1 and 2 businesses.  I was a work a-holic and worked about 16 hours a day, 7 days a week.  My customers were open 364 days a year.  This put an extra hardship on her attending to family business that I was not able to do.  But we survived for the better.

Tonight we are going to have supper at home, eating out of a bag.  A paper bag, at that, and lined with plastic and filled with 10-12 pounds of crawfish.  This will be much easier than exercising a walking cane and dragging a cart with an oxygen tank, and going to wait in line at a restaurant.  In fact crawfish is a real treat as we have only had them twice this season.  She would rather have crawfish than a charbroil ribeye steak.  Really!!!  I might even try mixing some wine with my opiod pain medicine.  If you don't see me on the forum tomorrow you'l know why.

Thanks

Ben


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Happy Hour / Some questions that Haunt Me
« on: April 12, 2018, 06:08:20 AM »
How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity?

Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

What disease did cured ham actually have?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why is it that people say they 'slept like a baby' when babies wake up like every two hours?

Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV?

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

Why do doctors leave the room while you change?  They're going to see you naked anyway...

Why is 'bra' singular and 'panties' plural?

Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him?

Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They're both dogs!

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?

Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?

Why did you just try singing the two songs above?

Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's Face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him for a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?

Why, Why, Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting dead?

Why do banks charge a fee on 'insufficient funds' when they know there is not enough money?

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four
Billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why do they use sterilized needles For death by lethal injection?

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

Is there ever a day that sofas are not on sale?

Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

Why do people keep running over a thread a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the Vacuum one more chance?

Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?

How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light Fixtures?

Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?

In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?

How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?

The statistics on sanity is that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.

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General Discussion / Agent Orange--2,4,5-T
« on: April 11, 2018, 02:33:53 PM »
My last uncle passed away last year.  His son (my cousin) started going through his things and called me to see if I wanted an old 5 gallon bucket that had 2,4,5-T on it and wanted to know if I wanted it, that the bottom was all rusted out.  I thought for a moment and said yes.  I was thinking it would be nice to post on the forum one of the first herbicides used by farmers.  The old bucket is probably older than most of you.

The military used it in the Vietnam war and mixed it with equal parts of 2,4,D to kill the vegetation in the jungles there.  It was later determined that the mixture was hazardous and labeled it as agent orange.  The toxin, dioxon  TCDD was the contaminant.  It affected many of our military serving in Vietnam.

Well,  In the 1950's I sprayed many 55 gallon drums of the same mixture, spraying pastures.  It is a brush killer and does not kill grass like Roumdup does.  We used it for killing locust thorn brush growing in the pasture.   It was "The Thing" back then.  Actually the 2,4,D had a somewhat pleasant smell.
The 2,4,D was instant death to what we called goat weed and bitter weeds.   I can remember the bitter weeds, after being eaten by the milk cows the milk tasting bitter.

In looking a the picture of the bucket you will see "T H" that stands for Thompson Hayward Chemical company.  They also made DDT.  We also sprayed our milk cows with DDT back then.

Fortunately I have no know effects from the spraying of agent orange or spraying DDT on the milk cows.

Just thought some of you might be interested in some of the early pest remedies.  Thanks

Ben




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Happy Hour / HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED
« on: April 02, 2018, 06:30:52 PM »
THOUGHT YOU MIGHT ENJOY THIS......

'Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?'
'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,' I informed him.
'All the food was slow.'  'C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?'

'It was a place called 'at home,'' I explained!
'Mom cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.'

By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table. But here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his system could have handled it :

Some parents NEVER owned their own house, never wore Levis , never set foot on a golf course, never traveled out of the country or had a credit card. In their later years they had something called a revolving charge card. The card was good only at Sears & Robuck. Or maybe it was Sears & Roebuck. Either way, there is no Roebuck anymore. Maybe he died.

My parents never drove me to soccer practice. This was mostly because we never had heard of soccer. I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow)
We didn't have a television in our house until I was 10. It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at midnight, after playing the national anthem and a poem about God; it came back on the air at about 6 a.m. And there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people.

I was 15 before I tasted my first pizza, it was called 'pizza pie.' When I bit into it, I burned the roof of my mouth and the cheese slid off, swung down, plastered itself against my chin and burned that, too. It's still the best pizza I ever had..

I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone in the house was in the living room and it was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already using the line.

All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers -- my brother delivered a newspaper, 7 days a week. It cost 5 cents a paper, of which he got to keep 2 cents. He had to get up at 6AM every morning. On Saturday, he had to collect from his customers. His favorite customers were the ones who gave him 50 cents and told him to keep the change. His least favorite customers were the ones who seemed to never be home on collection day.

Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the movies. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence or most anything offensive.

If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you may want to share some of these memories with your children or grandchildren . Just don't blame me if they bust a gut laughing.

Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it?

MEMORIES from a friend :

My Dad is cleaning out my grandmother's house (she died in December) and he brought me an old Royal Crown Cola bottle. In the bottle top was a stopper with a bunch of holes in it.. I knew immediately what it was, but my daughter had no idea.. She thought they had tried to make it a salt shaker or something I knew it as the bottle that sat on the end of the ironing board to 'sprinkle' clothes with because we didn't have steam irons. Man, I am old.

How many do you remember?

Head lights dimmer switches on the floor.
Ignition switches on the dashboard.
Heaters mounted on the inside of the fire wall.
Real ice boxes.
Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards.
Soldering (hair curling rods too) irons you heat on a gas burner.
Using hand signals for cars without turn signals..

Older Than Dirt Quiz :

Count all the ones that you remember not the ones you were told about.
Ratings at the bottom.

1 Blackjack chewing gum
2.Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
3. Candy cigarettes
4. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
5. Coffee shops or diners with tableside juke boxes
6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
7 Party lines on the telephone
8 Newsreels before the movie
9. P.F. Flyers
10. Butch wax
11. TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there until TV shows started again in the morning. (there were only 3 channels [ if you were fortunate ])
12. Peashooters
13. Howdy Doody
14. 45 RPM records
15. S & H green stamps
16. Hi-fi's
17. Metal ice trays with lever
18. Mimeograph paper
19. Blue flashbulb
20. Packard's
21. Roller skate keys
22. Cork popguns
23. Drive-ins
24. Studebakers
25. Wash tub wringers

If you remembered 0-5, You're still young
If you remembered 6-10, You're getting older
If you remembered 11-15, Don't tell your age,
If you remembered 16-25, You' re older than dirt!

I might be older than dirt but those memories are some of the best parts of my life.

Ben

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Happy Hour / WWII Spitfire Recon Film
« on: March 25, 2018, 05:03:51 PM »

An 18-year-old just out of high school was trained to take pictures of damage done to German targets by B-17s. He flew in a British Spitfire fitted with extra fuel tanks where the guns were. In other words, he flew over Germany unarmed...

WWII American Spitfire Pilot

This is probably one of the best WWII film clips out there. Stored for 61 years in two suitcases of 16mm home movies that were inherited by filmmaker William Lorton from his great uncle who served as a Flight Surgeon. Those suitcases contained 3 hours of war footage that included a compelling crash landing of a Spitfire in 1944.

Filmed in a 2005 interview with the now 83 year old pilot and seeing the expression on his face when he realizes it is him in the cockpit, is something you won't soon forget.
At 18 years old, he was all alone, behind enemy lines, with no guns, no escort, and he gladly did it. They just don't make them like that anymore. It was truly the greatest generation and we owe them so much

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ie3SrjLlcUY

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Happy Hour / Thank you for your prayers---They were answered!!!!!
« on: March 24, 2018, 11:54:02 AM »
This has been a busy week seeing doctors.  Cat scan, lab work, and a visit to my surgeon as well as cancer doctor. In early March 2017 I was diagnosed as having lung cancer in both lungs and asked for your prayers..  During the spring and summer I received 42 low dosages of radium treatment in the left lung and 5 high dosages in the right lung.

A cat scan in Dec. 2017 indicated that I still had a hot spot in my right lung that could be a new cancer cell or just continued inflamation from the high dosage radiation and were going to schedule me another PET scan in early March 2018.  That was never scheduled.  The Oncologist told me yesterday that he just had a hunch and wanted to do another cat scan, which I had done on Monday, before a PET scan.

The Oncologist said the cat scan was negative and I was now CANCER FREE!!!!!  He said my lab work was better than it has been since he has been treating me.

I was certainlly glad go hear that.  Since I had lost 42 pounds since November 2017, I thought the cancer was still alive and working.  The weight loss is evidently being caused by my partial bowel blockage and constapation due to taking pain medications for my crushed spine.  Can not do surgery again due to my being stage 4 COPD as I would probably not wake up from the anestheia.

Thank you, Thank you to all the bayougardener members for your prayers, phone calls, and emails.

Let's not forget our fellow members  Bill (Gopherbroke), Tim (LSU 2001) and others who I can not recall at the present, and continue our prayers for them.  Prayers worK!!!!!!

Thanks again,

Ben




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General Discussion / Getting rid of fire ants
« on: March 23, 2018, 09:14:44 AM »
GETTING RID OF FIRE ANTS
wow!
Simply pour 2 cups of CLUB SODA directly in the center of a fire ant mound. The carbon dioxide in the water is heavier than air and displaces oxygen which suffocates the queen and the other ants. The whole colony will be dead within about two days. Each mound must be treated individually and a one liter bottle of club soda will kill 2 to 3 mounds.

Don't know whether this works or not just saw it on Internet. 

Try one mound and if it doesn't work--drink the rest!!!!

Ben

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