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    First, I have no Alexa or Siri, however, A...

    First, I have no Alexa or Siri, however, A friend had a very small business and had to fire an employee. He came over and i ghost wrote the discharge letter to the employee for him. Four days...
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    The young ones of today would never even have...

    The young ones of today would never even have tried.
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    Never been to either. Almost all flat roofs...

    Never been to either. Almost all flat roofs have problems unless maintained often. There was a small brick bungalow for sale near here that I tried to buy for an office 20 years ago. All dark oak...
  4. Dr Tranh, a Vietnamese refugee was one of the...

    Dr Tranh, a Vietnamese refugee was one of the nicest people you could meet. His office was right along Rt 50 in Falls Church VA. Right in the middle of the hectic Northern VA suburbs of Washington...
  5. I once waited gladly 2 hours to see a doctor. I...

    I once waited gladly 2 hours to see a doctor. I did not have medical insurance at the time. The doctor had an office that was open 6 days a week, closed Mondays. open from noon until he saw the...
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    We had a terrible problem with ticks and skeeters...

    We had a terrible problem with ticks and skeeters when I bought this farm. The prior owner hated to mow lawns and let everything grow wild. Underbrush was growing less than 10 feet from the house. ...
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    Wow. When my turning club had a demo day for...

    Wow. When my turning club had a demo day for newbies, some of the members showed up with cases of tools that I thought should have been accompanied by an armed guard. Most folks with a common...
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    Bread is my weakness. More than candy, etc. A...

    Bread is my weakness. More than candy, etc. A bakery in Falls Church Va, made a strange looking pink bread with tomatoes and Italian herbs that was sooo very good. It was soft and moist like...
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    The deceased cheated uncle sam. We represented...

    The deceased cheated uncle sam. We represented the heiress. We did what we could to legally help her avoid taxes. Is it unethical to take a legal deduction? If you find a dollar on the...
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    A law firm I worked at 40 yrs ago, arranged a...

    A law firm I worked at 40 yrs ago, arranged a wild deal. An old man died owning a big ocean front hotel on a famous Beach. He had never filed tax returns and the IRS had started sending him...
  11. I am trying to figure out what this Continental...

    I am trying to figure out what this Continental Gouge is. When i look at the Robert Sorby catalog entry, it looks to me, just like the bowl gouges that came with sets 50 years ago. It was the...
  12. i recently watched a gas company crew run a line...

    i recently watched a gas company crew run a line under a driveway, yard and side walk to a house. They had a horizontal drill that made a hole just big enough for the gas pipe. One of the fellows...
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    sorry if this has been suggested already. I have...

    sorry if this has been suggested already. I have used this idea for a couple items. A stand with four legs for stability but two cross pieces down low that hold wheels out a few inches and barely...
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    Been years since I hatched birds. Once had two...

    Been years since I hatched birds. Once had two ovens converted to incubators and had around 400 quail eggs in the incubators. I hatched out pheasants, turkeys, geese, and several varieties of...
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    Laws should be like clothes. They should be made...

    Laws should be like clothes. They should be made to fit the people they serve. Clarence Darrow
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    I'd love to see the pictures. (will be in a new...

    I'd love to see the pictures. (will be in a new shop myself in a year and I am looking for ideas.) but apparently I have fallen into some digital purgatory with the Saw Mill Creek computers, for I...
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    I have had stainless cheap steel knives develop...

    I have had stainless cheap steel knives develop actual brown rust. Got some cheap stainless knives in a box of junk at an auction and kept the knives in the barn for cutting hay strings, ropes etc. ...
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    Actually saw an American Crocodile while taking a...

    Actually saw an American Crocodile while taking a tour of the glades at Cape Sable. longer skinnier snout than the alligator. At one time American Crocodiles were found as far north as the...
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    I have not used charcoal or propane in decades. ...

    I have not used charcoal or propane in decades. Cook over good dry oak chunks. When you get the hang of it, a good bed of coals can be set up in less than a few minutes. I cook up ten pounds of...
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    Where? York PA. Doesn't matter what store....

    Where? York PA. Doesn't matter what store. Walmart, Target, and some lesser chains. Kmart, Sears and Penny's left a couple years ago, Too many of the customers seem to be pigs. My wife...
  21. Around here the Amish snap them up immediately. ...

    Around here the Amish snap them up immediately. While an old "steel guts" household sewing machine can sew deer skin and thinner leathers. For heavy harness leather and belts etc, it takes a very...
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    store customers from area to area.

    A few years ago, I met a retail store manager who was transferred out of the area and then back to a near by area. Mrs. and I stopped at the local Walmart yesterday and then stopped in the store...
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    One local Grocery company charges a 25 cent...

    One local Grocery company charges a 25 cent deposit on the cart. Almost all carts are returned to the corral at the store entrance so the deposit can be retrieved from the cart. (Aldi's) Our...
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    Anniversaries today

    The News media is making a big deal out of some tragic anniversaries today, but they do not mention the most important. April 19, 1775, The Battles of Lexington and Concord. Here is a quote from...
  25. His show has not been out local PBS stations for...

    His show has not been out local PBS stations for almost two decades. At one time, I even gave money to PBS to help keep the show on. Their line up has changed a lot over the past 20 years and...
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