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Undertoad 03-21-2015 10:07 PM

Whatever happened to ol' Threadeye?

xoxoxoBruce 03-22-2015 02:01 AM


Originally Posted by fargon (Post 924209)
Eye injuries are never any good, did he fully recover?


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 924212)
Who knows, I can't even find out when it happened. I could probably narrow it down by combing the census reports, but I don't want to invest that much in it.


Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 924271)
Whatever happened to ol' Threadeye?

See above.

xoxoxoBruce 03-24-2015 11:18 PM

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It says water tanks but we would call them watering troughs.

xoxoxoBruce 03-26-2015 03:00 PM

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1908, traveling Kickapoo Indian Show. They also sold beadwork and Kickapoo Indian Snake Root medicine and worm lozenges.

xoxoxoBruce 03-28-2015 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 922451)
I do know the art work was done by my first art teacher in grade school, however she retired when I was in I think 3rd grade. She had been really talented sitting with a pair of shears, no scissors for her, real shears, and she cut profiles out of black construction paper. You could even tell who it was.

This is one of her Christmas cards.

xoxoxoBruce 03-29-2015 12:19 AM

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There are some advantages to everybody knowing everybody... and their business. :)
In the early '70s Joe Kelly's barn burned, I heard it was kids playing with matches. It's hard for people who never lived in a farming environment to grasp what a horrific tragedy a barn fire is. Not just the loss of a building, and more than the death of some livestock. It's a loss of the accumulated fruits of the past years labor, like your boss says he wants last years pay back. Oh and half wage for the next few years.

They had trouble getting enough water on it to kill it completely, so Rodiman pushed his D-8(they go any damn place they want), through the woods to finish the job.

xoxoxoBruce 04-03-2015 03:40 PM

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Whenever my Cub Scout troop went anywhere, there was the den mother, usually one or two other moms, plus always an older Boy Scout. I always thought he was a bully, but come to find out he was a murderer.

This is the first three pages of the story as written almost a year later in a magazine. Surprisingly they got the major points right.

xoxoxoBruce 04-09-2015 07:38 AM

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Towing the Soap Box Derby cars up the hill.

xoxoxoBruce 04-22-2015 04:54 PM

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During the Big One, WW II, Daddy Warbucks was raking in the cash like a Cocaine Cartel Chief.
That had to come from somewhere in bigger lumps and a lot faster than taxes could reap.
The solution was what we call a War Bond drive, but at the time they were called War Loan Drives.

Don't know exactly when this one took place but the captured V-1 would indicate later in the war.
It looks like people had been signing the V-1 and the tow truck with chalk.

xoxoxoBruce 04-27-2015 09:21 PM

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I found this one interesting, although no one else probably will. Looking south toward the hills of CT. The edge of Chet's barn on the right, Leonard's house on the left and my horses in the middle.

Clodfobble 04-28-2015 06:54 AM

I didn't know you had vehicles with only one horsepower, Bruce. :)

BigV 04-28-2015 08:32 AM

positively bucolic. thanks xoB. :)

glatt 04-28-2015 09:19 AM

Do you still have horses? When was that taken?

xoxoxoBruce 04-28-2015 09:29 AM

I'd guess by the paved road and lack of barn/garage behind the house, that was probably taken around 1970ish. The horses are buried in that pasture.

xoxoxoBruce 05-09-2015 07:27 PM

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Oh my god, hide the women, children and livestock. The boy scouts, lots of them, are shooting GUNS.

Led and encouraged by miscreants like this... Not only that, when they win the prize is BULLETS!
Mark my words, by the end of the year, the whole town will be accidently murdered in their sleep. :eek:

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