Pickles by Brian Crane

Pickles

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  1. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    At least we know Nelson’s great grandfather was a very wise man. Move it Earl!

  2. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 2 years ago

    I’m stumped
    wood she make fun of Earl?
    I o pine she might, by gum.
    These little chestnuts of histoty tell us who’s the apple of her eye, it a pears
    We need to get to the root of the matter before she’s board
    It’s knot hard

  3. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 2 years ago

    @beviek

    Still great-great

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago

    Back then people used dynamite to blow up the stumps. Legal to do back then. Hardware stores would carry dynamite, but usually had it in some secure location.

  5. pathfindercec

    pathfindercec said, over 2 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    my granddad cleared 80 acres of trees, burned the slash and stumps and sold the lumber that he didn’t use for house and barn to buy livestock. Never said a word about dynamite. This in the late 1890s.

  6. jim gamer

    jim gamer said, over 2 years ago

    So what is her point ? 8^(

  7. Vegas Viper

    Vegas Viper said, over 2 years ago

    Opal belongs behind a plow.

  8. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 2 years ago

    pathfinder, yet it was indeed common. Perhaps HE did not use it or perhaps he just did not mention it. In the early seventies a classmate mentioned his after school boss blowing a stump using ammonium nitrate and diesel.

  9. Number Three

    Number Three said, over 2 years ago

    And then it was too late.

    xxx

  10. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 2 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    My Dad helped his Dad blow a stump. The only training Granddad had was from the clerk who sold him the dynamite. The result was good, a nice hole, destroyed stump and a nice chat with the cops who came out from town to ask pointed questions. Dad said it was a real crowd pleaser. :-)

  11. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 2 years ago

    @DavidHuieGreen

    When I first lived in Australia, on a pineapple plantation, the grower used gelignite to get rid of tree stumps.

  12. Arianne

    Arianne said, over 2 years ago

    “Life is simpler when you plow around the stumps.”

    Sounds like the country wisdom version of the Serenity Prayer:
    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

    The courage to change the things I can,

    And wisdom to know the difference.

  13. Sailor 46

    Sailor 46 said, over 2 years ago

    My dad used to say “Dumb as a Stump”, I’ll just leave the rest unsaid!

  14. Tin Can Twidget 1950

    Tin Can Twidget 1950 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Life may be simpler when you plow around the stumps, but it sure makes for some awfully crocked rows,

  15. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 2 years ago

    @pcolli

    " the grower used gelignite to get rid of tree stumps."
    .

    Gelignite
    .
    “also known as blasting gelatin or simply jelly, is an explosive material consisting of collodion-cotton (a type of nitrocellulose or gun cotton) dissolved in either nitroglycerine or nitroglycol and mixed with wood pulp and saltpetre (sodium nitrate or potassium nitrate).
    .
    “It was invented in 1875 by Alfred Nobel.

    “Unlike dynamite, gelignite does not suffer from the dangerous problem of sweating, the leaking of unstable nitroglycerine from the solid matrix. Its composition makes it easily moldable and safe to handle without protection, as long as it is not near anything capable of detonating it. One of the cheapest explosives, it burns slowly and cannot explode without a detonator, so it can be stored safely.”
    .
    .
    I love Wikipedia, dhg

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