Sunday, September 29, 2013
A big, burly man visited the pastor's home and asked to see the minister's wife, a woman well known for her charitable impulses.
"Madam," he said in a broken voice, "I wish to draw your attention to the terrible plight of a poor family in this district.
The father is dead, the mother is too ill to work, and the nine children are starving.
They are about to be turned into the cold, empty streets unless someone pays their rent, which amounts to $400." "How terrible!" exclaimed the preacher's wife.
"May I ask who you are?" The sympathetic visitor applied his handkerchief to his eyes.
"I'm the landlord," he sobbed...!!!
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
While traveling the back roads of Indiana Linda and I came upon one of those, out-of-the-way destinations Taltree Arboretum. (Actually, we had a little help from Linda’s brother John)
The G (Garden)-scale railway garden opened in June of 2011.
This is really an impressive display 850 tons of limestone was imported from Missouri and used in the construction of the railway garden.
Miniature shrubs,trees,and vegetation came from the state of Oregon. (more than 3000 plants)
At the railway garden you will see prairies, canyons, mountains,waterfalls, cities, and a civil war encampment.
Everyone loves a circus.
I would suggest you bring a pair of binoculars if you really want to take the time to study each display.
“Hartland Locomotive Works specializes in high-quality, affordable G-Scale Locomotives and Rolling Stock: coaches, freight cars and cabooses. We also manufacture brass and aluminum track and other accessories for the Garden Railroader. HLW equipment is designed to run on #1 gauge track and is compatible with other G-Scale trains and track accessories.” Read More Proudly Made In The U.S.A.
Two drunks were walking upgrade between the railroad tracks.
One of them said, "This is is longest stairway I have ever been on."
To this, the other replied, "It's not the stairs that bother me, it's the low banister."
Ghost on the Tracks.. “The train rumbled around him as he adjusted the throttle. The night shift was always the toughest, in the engineer's mind. He had rumbled through Timpas a few minutes ago and was on his way to Thatcher. Not a bad stretch of road, and there was no better train in the entire Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad.” Read More
John Henry: The Steel Driving Man.. Now John Henry was a mighty man, yes sir. He was born a slave in the 1840's but was freed after the war. He went to work as a steel-driver for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad, don't ya know. And John Henry was the strongest, the most powerful man working the rails. Read More
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed your visit. Take a look at the photos again and see if you can pick out the “real” train photo… Hint “Durango & Silverton narrow gauge line. CLICK & CLICK again
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Helpful Hint: Bring a picnic lunch and plan to spend some time.The only food on the premises is vending & hotdogs
Sunday, September 15, 2013
A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. "Tha...t laundry is not very clean; she doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap." Her husband looks on, remaining silent. Every time her neighbor hangs her wash to dry, the young woman makes the same comments. A month later, the woman is surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and says to her husband: "Look, she's finally learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this? " The husband replies, "I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows." And so it is with life... What we see when watching others depends on the clarity of the window through which we look.
This is what I saw out my front window the other morning.. Do you see flowers being destroyed or the beauty of the deer? (maybe both)
Have a great day…
Saturday, September 07, 2013
LAKE PANACHE, JACKDAW LAKE, SILL LAKE, TRAPPERS CABIN,SAWMILL BAY, BASSOON LAKE, JOE TODD (1964) , TOM K. & NATHAN F. Robert W. Service….. TRAPPERS CABIN ON PORTAGE BETWEEN JACKDAW AND SILL LAKE ONTARIO,CANADA….
TOM K. AND JOE TODD (GATHERING FIREWOOD SAWMILL BAY) 1987
ARRIVING AT JACKDAW LAKE WITH CANOE (1964)
CAMP AT SILL LAKE..SEE THE JUNGLE HAMMOCK IN BACKGROUND (NOT MOSQUITO PROOF ON BOTTOM)
SILL LAKE ONTARIO,CANADA
WINTER TRAIL TO BASSOON LAKE
NATE F. ON STEP AT FRANK’S CABIN (OUTHOUSE IN BACKGROUND)
Thanks for stopping by. This has been a trip down memory lane ; 1964 was a very good year. All in all life has been good but remember,”If you want a place in the sun, you will have to expect some blisters.” and there have been some LOL… (Panache Video 2006)..(All photos were scanned into computer and I did what I could with them.)
“A Rolling Stone” at Lake Panache, (Lake Penage) A MY QUALITY TIME POST