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Gauge: Railroad to Chariots

Next time you are handed a specification and wonder what horse’s rear came up with it The US Standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4  feet, 8.5 inches. That’s an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used?  Because that’s the way they built them in England, and the US railroads  were built […]

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Rocks for the Trees

So yesterday I bought some rocks to put into my potted plants to thwart the squirrels who do not understand that I really do not want them to bury all their things in my yard and especially in my potted trees.  That the Baby Meyer Lemon and Mandarin trees do not need a nice peanut to […]

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Children’s View Of Love and Marriage

WHAT IS THE PROPER AGE TO GET MARRIED? “Eighty-four. Because at that age, you don’t have to work anymore, and you can spend all your time loving each other.” (Judy, 8) “Once I’m done with kindergarten, I’m going to find me a wife.” (Tommy, 5) WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE? “On the […]

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Big Hot Dog!

Are you still eating tiny dogs? really? How could you even put up with that when there is the Big Hot Dog? You know how there are 8 tiny dogs in a package but only 6 tiny dog buns? I mean what a hassle having to buy two package’s tiny dog buns and then what […]

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Monday Humor

Monday, hopeful this week will be a nice one with little to no crazy.  Last week was  something else.  Everything from  old west style stand offs in Nevada to weird chemicals in sandwich making restaurant chains  bread to my having breathing difficulty and cramps in both legs.  People tend to go on emotions and so […]

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The Spy Who Couldn’t

When I was a child, the big rule in our house was that you didn’t share our family secrets with the outside world. In fact you were not supposed to share anything “going on” at all. Well me being me, did not follow that rule really good at times. There were many situations that you […]

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20 Things You Did Not Know About Death

No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow ~ Euripes  A while back I was diagnosed with lung disease. I decided I wasn’t going to sit back and go belly up. I was not ready to kick the bucket yet. In fact I decided to make me a bucket list, get […]

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The Interview OR How A Janitor Who Wanted To Go Home Early Almost Caused Intergalactic War

Sam McConey’s view of the camera and director were block by Shanice who was putting copious amounts of powder on Sam’s face. She was complaining a bit about Sam perspiring so much but today’s interview was, quite frankly, a scary one, even if it was historic. Shanice moved just as he heard the director say […]

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Strange Facts About Men

  STRANGE FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MEN 1. Men like to barbecue. Men will cook if danger is involved. 2. Men who have pierced ears are better prepared for marriage. They’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry. 3. Marrying a divorced man is ecologically responsible. In a world where there are more women than men, […]

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Star Wars and Guitars

Some times when I am surfing the web I find a page that is totally useless but leaves me thinking well that was fun. You know the pages. There is no real info or useful things on it, but there is stuff that at some time in the future you yourself will think of this. […]