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Born '36 in VT, raised in Adirondacks, world traveler thanks to US Army + USAF, getting older and more philosophical, reading and writing more obituaries than I'm comfortable with, but I'm gettin' there...

Recent Comments

  1. about 11 hours ago on One Big Happy

    Mad world? Got the tape right here,..(pat-pat)

  2. about 11 hours ago on Frazz

    Jeez… Five years later, and STILL no reply from a smug, self-satisfied, over-eager, self-promoting bike-nut from Michigan…???Shirley, you jest !! >aaargh!<

  3. about 11 hours ago on One Big Happy

    Yeh… there’s a lot of guys younger’n me that have to tote a tube of O2 and it’s attendant hoses at the local VFW/Legion (makes it easier to enforce the ‘no smoking’ rule), but I’ve been told that “I have a touch of emphysema” by the local x-ray guy, but what does HE know? He only sends his pictures to my MD who doesn’t know any more than to ‘approve’ those x-rays to the surgeon who removed a mole from my shoulder which would have lived on a lot longer than my expected 101 years !!! Jeez !!

  4. about 12 hours ago on Arlo and Janis

    Racy Raciness… Nothing like the sweet smell of ……. oh wait, we were talking about …oh, wait… a car just went by…

  5. about 12 hours ago on Doonesbury

    In MY day (koff-koff) we all had ‘hobbies’ and ‘’interests’ that took us to careers and ‘futures’.. In my case, ‘fixing things,’ ‘radios’ ‘making things in grampa’s old machinery shed’ and the like got me to where I am today (along with the help of the US Army and it’s tech schools and overseas assignments) gave me a far better view of the World View than the kids walking back from the schoolbus drop point with their noses in their smartphones…. Poor kids… never having to take anything mechanical apart to see what makes it tick, to have a telescope made from toilet paper tubes, nor winding coils to make different radios on different frequencies… >sigh<

  6. about 12 hours ago on Doonesbury

    I’m SO dam glad I quit the biz before ‘the kids of today’ took over.. I’m a breezy geezer with a large sense of humor, but some of these bun-boys strain it. The girls seem to have a handle on it, but there are loose cannons everywhere… >sigh<

  7. about 12 hours ago on One Big Happy

    I listen to “Old TIme Radio” overnights on Wi-Fi radio and to hear how they sponsored/promoted cigarettes back in those days …. well, it’s no wonder the radio/movie stars of the day mostly died of some sort of breathing/circulatory cancer.. My OWN dad died of emphysema @60 y/o and smoked like a chimney until a year before he died. I quit ‘cold turkey’ back in ’84 and never looked back. (shudder)

  8. about 13 hours ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Dark Chocolate?? I like your MD’s thinking. Most of the ppl around me have never been out of town beyond Wal-Mart junk and have never known what “the real stuff” tastes like. Sad….. just sad…♥

  9. about 13 hours ago on Pluggers

    Back in the ’70’s, I’d pasted a “Pray for the success of Atheism” sticker on my new Buick, thinking that readers would ‘get’ the irony. Not so with my door-knocking, tract-spreading “Christ Jesus Is Lord” people in the next apartment building..$300 damages caused by their kids’ scraping it off my car and a VERY heated exchange of opinions in the separating driveway..

  10. about 13 hours ago on Pluggers

    Not so fast, Dani ! My cuz was Barry’s right- hand man back in the day and the stories that he could tell about the man and his ‘inner workings’ would stun an ox. I’m sworn to secrecy upon pain of publicity and that ain’t good for somone collecting a Gummint Pension this day and age, especially MINE !!♥