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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 6 hours ago on Real Life Adventures

    Only way they’re gonna get me on an aircraft these days is either in a coffin or urn.. Wayback in my 8 yrs military, I flew a LOT.. We were skinny, had 3 feet of space to move around in.. nowadays it’s 26 inches to wedge our fat asses into ! >mumble-cuss-fume<

  2. 1 day ago on Arlo and Janis

    Punctuation and spacing weren’t your strong suit, was it, Herb? I agree though, that having to use a 4-ton press to get parts to fit after getting them uncrated at the work-site !! ♥

  3. 3 days ago on PreTeena

    That ‘Tender Age’ where girls and boys are ‘just pals’…

  4. 3 days ago on Real Life Adventures

    Somewhere in this mass of cottage cheese between my ears is an old joke about something a guy could hide from his wife that she’d never find..All I can remember about it is that it’s funny as hell and too “Un-PC” to tell here… Something from the old ’40’s radio show; “The Bickersons”… >eye-roll<

  5. 3 days ago on Strange Brew

    Looks like a cartoon that I drew in my classbook back in my Army Days of the ’50’s.. I was gonna be another Bill Mauldin back then, but then reality of finance and fiancee struck.

  6. 3 days ago on The Elderberries

    Ah, “The Odd Couple” …. in today’s world, ’twould be interpreted as two gay guys horsing around in The Big Apple.

  7. 3 days ago on Gasoline Alley

    Several signs about the diner include; “Eat it and beat it..” “A choice of two; take it or leave it !”… " Here’s a tip; want good service? give US a tip, too !"

  8. 4 days ago on Arlo and Janis

    Not so. If one does one’s transactions at the ATM in one’s bank lobby, there’s no charge. If one taps the “affiliated” ATM at the local grocery store/bowling alley/QuickyMart, the use-charges mount up unless one has a certain level of cash in one’s account, of which ‘the bank’ has access to said money, which they use to generate and pay for those irritating ads showing multi-racial smiling families clicking their ‘phones and showing us how easy it is to ’just do business’ while on the go.

  9. 4 days ago on Arlo and Janis

    I agree… I’m at the age and condition that I might wake up dead some AM soon and my computer would continue getting ‘bills paid’ until I’m way underground with surviving relatives who have no idea what’s what in what I do.. Auto-pay is for young ppl who think they’ll live forever.. >sigh<

  10. 4 days ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    I fixed up my second bedroom TV with off-air Digital TV stations and I get Orlando stations that are so junky, in Spanish or blood ‘n thunder religious crap that I’m thinking of just equipping the room with just a VCR and a couple hundred video tapes for guests to watch if they’re interested…