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  1. whitecarabao commented on Brewster Rockit about 22 hours ago

    I agree.
    In Florida we always had a couple of kerosene lamps available during hurricane season.
    In 1997, visiting my in-laws in the Philippines for the first time, I noticed the kerosene lamp on the dining table. Sue enough, midway through supper, the electric power went out. The maid calmly lit a candle in the kitchen and then lit the kerosene lamp in the dining room. We continued supper with oil and candle light. Shortly before bedtime electric power was restored which was a great relief because we could then have air conditioning.

  2. whitecarabao commented on Shoe 2 days ago

    Go for it, Cosmo!
    I love living on the wild side.

  3. whitecarabao commented on Nancy 2 days ago

    Guy, hooray for you and Nancy for remembering.
    I counted my blessings today — I and all my friends and family who served came home in one piece. I salute those who have sacrificed much.

  4. whitecarabao commented on MythTickle 2 days ago

    This is sweet and clever. It took me back about 70 years when I told my dad the same thing. (I miss him)

  5. whitecarabao commented on Phoebe and Her Unicorn 24 days ago

    After hurricane Andrew hit South Florida, my father was able to use his rotary dial landline phone, but all cell phones were only useful as paperweights — cell towers were blown down and there was no power for several weeks.

  6. whitecarabao commented on Phoebe and Her Unicorn 24 days ago

    I have long imagined modifying a classic Remington upright typewriter (cast iron frame and so on) to be a computer keyboard. Of course the monitor would need a picture frame.

  7. whitecarabao commented on MythTickle about 1 month ago

    As most of you know, some plants can’t be pollinated by bees (e.g. certain deep-cupped flowers need humming birds, some cactus with large night-blooming flowers depend on bats, and figs depend on particular species of wasps) but bees are the most generalized and commercially the most important. Poor bees. In the summer I see a couple of dead or dying ones every day.

  8. whitecarabao commented on Phoebe and Her Unicorn about 1 month ago

    Although I am delighted that my local paper is now carrying “Heavenly Nos…” I mean “Phoebe and Her Unicorn”, the paper is a bit old-fashioned and prints the comics in color only on Sunday (like all papers 70 years ago when I was little).
    Those who don’t see the color version are missing so much. Dana’s colors are wonderful.

  9. whitecarabao commented on Phoebe and Her Unicorn about 1 month ago

    YAY!
    As promised, “Phoebe and Her Unicorn” appeared in our local paper, the “Daily Breeze” this morning. The "Breeze ran a full column in Sunday’s issue announcing the new comic strip. I do not recall them ever doing that for any other new strip. So, multiple congratulations, Dana!!! Hooray! Well deserved!
    (By the way, for me it will always be “Heavenly Nostrils”)

  10. whitecarabao commented on Phoebe and Her Unicorn 3 months ago

    Marigold’s expression certainly shows her thoughts – shocking indeed!
    For once Phoebe has raised a pint that caught Marigold by surprise. Clearly, Phoebe was not trying to “one up” her dear friend.
    Marigold careing about someone other than herself? Shocking, but we know the feelings have been there for a long time.