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slang 03-06-2019 10:19 PM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1027554)
Found a picture of my Mother's parents. It's their wedding photo in 1908 when she was 18 and he was 28. Both made 92.

What a great pair of photos! The image quality is good and they both look great.

Plus having the physical paper photo cared for after all these years.

I have a photo from 1902 of my grandfather's mother but the image quality is not great and her hair looks...less than perfect.

xoxoxoBruce 03-07-2019 03:51 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1027574)
xoxoxoGrandma was a looker.

Yes, she was hot. She was 54 when I was born so probably in her early 60's before I realized how hot when I lived with them for a year.

xoxoxoBruce 06-20-2019 09:49 AM

I grew up with this guy...

Griff 06-21-2019 04:41 PM

That put a smile on my face.

BigV 06-21-2019 10:46 PM

I cut out the boxes with a chain saw


Time for construct the house was sixteen sunny days


xoxoxoBruce 04-02-2020 01:31 AM

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This showed up in my mail today, Jr High boys doing a gymnastics show.
This was posed for the paper not part of the show, that consisted of various tumbling and balance routines plus some tableaus.
I wasn't asked to be in the show, I figure the coach worried my great athletic prowess would discourage the others.
I was over at the side of the stage with butch wax and a tie, describing the action to the enthralled masses.
We took the show on the road to the Soldiers Home over on rte 5.
The vets were so excited about my presentation they were chain smoking.
Eight men to a table and an ashtray the size of a toilet in the middle of the table with half the discarded butts still smoldering.
Missed a great chance to do a Hawaiian theme with smoking volcano and shit.
I heard today that Home hospital is being investigated because of a number of Kung Flu deaths.

xoxoxoBruce 05-10-2020 12:00 AM

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An article in the Springfield Republican about how the town transitioned from complete village
to bedroom suburb after the automobile gave the common folks mobility.
However with the increase in automobiles the air got cleaner.

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xoxoxoBruce 05-13-2020 12:08 PM

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The Palmers were before my time but I don't even remember anyone mentioning them, usually bullshit
sessions bring up all the past local legends.

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Runaway from a state run orphanage means underage, plus a phony name. I don't think that's a legal marriage.
They only knew each other for a day when they had somebody perform the ceremony, I wonder who that was?

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I didn't know the Palmers but I did know Howard Wilkes pretty well, only black man in town except for a chauffeur
some rich folks had. I guarantee where it says "party" you should substitute "card game". :haha:
He had the first "Dogs Playing Poker" I ever saw. He lived almost a mile past the end of the paved road where
the mail boxes were for those folks. I'd take him his mail if I was going that way.

xoxoxoBruce 06-18-2020 11:02 PM

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Load of wood headed for the kilns...

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The hotel did a good business because it was on one of the main routes from Philly to Boston via NYC.
Then at the behest of the King, Ben Franklin established three "post roads" that were marked off with mile posts to charge for
mail transport. The northernmost route was through town but Ben moved it 20 miles further north which killed much of the traffic.

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xoxoxoBruce 07-15-2020 12:00 AM

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Someone sent me a further explanation of the cattle drives through town.
Plus a story I hadn't heard about Badass Aunt Dot, her sister, a friend Polly, and my Uncle Chet, riding 4 horses down from Vermont.

Google says 80.2 miles but that's on roads that didn't exist then.

xoxoxoBruce 07-20-2020 02:48 AM

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1965 Memorial Day parade, and there's Badass Aunt Dot driving a couple of her ponies.
Raising and breeding ponies were a hobby of hers for as long as I can remember.

Griff 07-20-2020 06:43 AM

The Mrs of one of my bike riding buddies drives ponies. It's been very good for my garden.

xoxoxoBruce 10-07-2020 02:55 AM

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They had a forest fire and it was a stinker because of no vehicle access and it was burning what they call underground mostly,
which isn't actually underground but under the detritus built up on the forest floor.
Finally after three days the got a national guard helicopter to drop enough water to kill it.
The drone videos aren't like the fires out west very little smoke and flames, just crawling uphill.

Anyway I was alerted to this so I went searching and found this gem on the fire departments site.

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$7250, 30 lb, washer.
Is there a state or federal office of official names and phrases for anything bought with tax dollars.
I guess it would be next to the department of silly walks.

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