Month: February 2021

forested area on my HO train layout
Posted in The Trains

Into the north woods

I have been having trouble finding the right materials and paint etc. to make the background hills on our train layout look realistic, along with…

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simple Dog septic system
Posted in Grey Gardens West

Dog Doo Patrol

I have about a 20 pound dog, only one so this is manageble. I made a simple compost bin by making a big hole in…

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Happy days are here again/birds eating horse poop postcard
Posted in The postcards

This about sums it up.

This postcard pretty much sums up the economy these days. Although… I must admit my attitude has improved now that I got the first covid…

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Defenct Baron of Beef from Parliament Hotel Birmingham
Posted in The Matchbooks

No Baron of Beef, I had Captain Crunch for dinner.

Here is the sad tale of the Parliament Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama. Looks like a nice place in it’s day, with a Baron of Beef…

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TV listings 1963
Posted in Back in My Day

Annette? Yogi? Fried Chicken?

The paper says the Mickey Mouse Club is on at 5:30 on channel 9, and Yogi Bear on channel 13. It’s 1963, so no Tivo,…

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Dog says if you can't help, smile!
Posted in The postcards

Here I am smiling like an idiot

The problem with this plan is that someone is sure to ask, “What the hell are you smiling about?” – but I am going to…

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Stout Malt Liquor Party People
Posted in Observations The Advertising

After the bad times

We were discussing what we are going to do after this pandemic lunacy fades away. There is a lot to say about that, but I…

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Coffee with Helen Wyatt
Posted in Friends and Kin

Coffee with Helen

Coffee with Helen on YouTube. I can barely watch her because she makes me miss my mom so bad. Also check out her special pizza…

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Turn on the heat postcard
Posted in Love and War files The postcards

The Thermostat Wars

Who is cold and who is hot at your house? Teresa turns the FAN on at bedtime. It’s a post-menopause thing, she says. She does…

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Precious Pupp vs Muttley
Posted in Back in My Day

Doggone confused

So we were thinking of that dog that snickered, I knew the name “Muttley” but Teresa says, no, it was a dog that belonged to…

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