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  1. https://autowise.com/ma-and-pa-101-buick-roadmaster-railmobile/#google_vignette



    The car’s front suspension was jettisoned and replaced with a four-wheeled truck, much like the pilot truck of a steam locomotive, complete with “cowcatcher.” The entire assembly swivels on a central pivot to guide the car along the curves of the railroad track.

    The rear wheels and rubber tires gave way to steel disc railroad wheels. They retain “Buick” center caps, it would seem the Ma & Pa was proud of their rail going limo.


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    Last night, baking my wife's Deconstructed Stuffed Peppers, there was a minor spill.



    I, of course, have never done anything like that! :lol:  


    We have a small, 24", wall oven so stuff on the lower rack would tend to scorch a bit when the oven cycled to maintain heat.  So I keep a cheap, beat up rimmed sheet pan inverted on the oven floor as a kind of insulation to mitigate that.  It helps.  A secondary benefit is that it catches (most) drips and spills, so if it starts generating smoke I can just pull it out.  

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  3. I'm making a big pot of Pinto Baked Beans with Ham.  We have several bottles of made mustards and a bottle of catsup that are to the point where you can't squeeze more out.  So I added vinegar and a little water to one, swished it, poured it into the next, added more water to the first, repeat, and so on up the line and used that as some of the water for the beans.  


    2 hours ago, Capt. R. Hugh Kidnme said:

    Or, maybe I'm new school, as rinsed cans and lids keep the recycle bin smelling fresher...........


    I got on a rep of the recycle company, also my members of the CA Legislature, about this a few years ago.  The State of California is always after us to both recycle and at the same time conserve water....BUT....we were suppose to rinse the cans and bottles clean before recycling.

    OK, Clyde, which is it?  Conserve water or recycle clean cans and bottles?  Can't do both.  A binary version of

    Fast. Cheap. Good...Pick Two. - by Eric Nuzum

  4. Name: Ma&Pa No.101, Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad, Inspection car - 1937 Buick 4 door sedan. After World War I, the railroads began using converted automobiles to transport their local officials and track inspectors. The Ma & Pa No.101 was built in 1937 by Buick for the Harkins Funeral Home in Delta, Pennsylvania. Five years later, the funeral home sold the car to the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad. The Ma & Pa equipped the car with regular railroad wheels, a compressor, air brakes, and a sander. The railroad also added a full wheeled truck at the front end of the car. Located at the B&O Railroad Museum
    May be an image of text that says '1000 10 BALTIMORE BALTIMOREANDOHI AND OHIO REXNERT'
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  5. A brief search seems to show that while described, there may have been no, or only a handful of such "divorces."  Still a fun thing to read.

    It was extremely hard to get a divorce in medieval Europe, so couples who had enough of each other sometimes opted to end the marriage with a divorce duel. German combat instructor and court adviser Hans Talhofer wrote Fechtbuch (“Fencing Book”) in 1467, an illustrated tome that included techniques for couples engaged in such duels. Since men have obvious physical advantages, things had to get evened out. Hubbies, armed with three clubs, had to fight from inside a waist-high hole about three feet wide, with one hand tied to their body. Wives were armed with three rocks that weighed up to eight pounds, tied in a cloth like a battery in a sock, and could move around the hole freely.
    Both sides’ weapons had to be of equal length. A husband who touched the hole’s edge forfeited a club. If he did so three times, he had to continue unarmed. If that happened, he would presumably have to try and wrestle his wife into the hole before she bashed his head in. Talhofer’s manual offered advice about appropriate clothes, best techniques for each gender, and step-by-step instructions to exploit the opponent’s vulnerabilities. The duels were surprisingly fair, and numerous women emerged victorious. Although divorce duels were not to the death, death was the ultimate result. If the wife won, her husband was executed, and if the husband won, the wife was buried alive.
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  6. https://www.wesh.com/article/uss-harder-wreck-found-off-the-philippines/60896494


    The wreck of one of the most storied U.S. Navy submarines of World War II has been found in the South China Sea eight decades after its last patrol, the Navy’s History and Heritage Command said Thursday.

    The USS Harder lies under 3,000 feet of water off the northern Philippine island of Luzon, sitting upright and intact except for damage behind its conning tower from a Japanese depth charge, the NHHC said in a press release.

    Harder was lost in battle on Aug. 24, 1944, along with its entire crew of 79 submariners, while on its sixth patrol of the war, as the U.S. sought to retake the Philippines from occupying Japanese forces.

    “Harder was lost in the course of victory. We must not forget that victory has a price, as does freedom,” NHHC Director Samuel J. Cox, a retired U.S. Navy admiral, said in the press release.

    According to a U.S. Navy history, Harder sank two Japanese escort ships off the Bataan Peninsula on Aug. 22, 1944, and then headed north along the Luzon coast with two other subs in search of more targets.

    In a battle with Japanese escort ship CD-22 on the morning of Aug. 24, Harder fired three torpedoes that missed and was later sunk by the Japanese ship’s fifth depth charge attack, according to Japanese records cited by NHHC.

    The NHHC said the wreck of the Harder was confirmed by data provided by the Lost 52 Project, an effort led by Tim Taylor, CEO of Tiburon Subsea, to find the 52 U.S. subs lost in World War II.




    In one of its final war patrols, it sank three Japanese destroyers and heavily damaged two others over four days, according to the US Navy's History and Heritage Command (NHHC).

    This forced the Japanese to change their battle plans and delay their carrier force, contributing to their defeat.

    “Harder was lost in the course of victory. We must not forget that victory has a price, as does freedom,” said Samuel J. Cox, a retired US admiral who heads the NHHC.

    The Philippines was one of the main Pacific battlegrounds of World War Two, as the US fought to retake its former colony from the Japanese Imperial Army.

    Waters in and around the archipelago have served as the resting place of famed World War Two battleships.

    In 2015, US billionaire Paul Allen located the wreck of the Musashi, one of the two largest Japanese warships ever built, in the Philippines' Sibuyan Sea.

    The Harder, which sailed under the motto of "Hit 'em harder', was found by the Lost 52 project, which aims to find the 52 US submarines lost during World War Two. It was found sitting upright on its keel or spine, and relatively intact, the US Navy said.

    The submarine and its crew were later awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for its service during the war. The honour recognises extraordinary heroism in action.

    Its skipper, Commander Sam Dealey, was posthumously awarded the US's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor.




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  7. That sounds GOOD!  I'll have to save it and give it a try, or as close as I can get.  I will give the "Arizona Room Temperature" beverage though.  I like my beverage with a meal to not be as hot as a cup of coffee.  

    Did you have biscuits with it?

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  8. September 20, 1889, near Chattanooga, Tennessee...



    Board-mounted photograph of Federal and Confederate veterans at an outdoor reunion barbecue. People are sitting at tables and milling about under the trees. An estimated 15,000-20,000 visitors attended, most wearing their "Sunday best." A. W. Judd,; Portrait and Landscape Photographer, made the image...



    Tennessee State Library and Archives



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  9. 22 minutes ago, Linn Keller, SASS 27332, BOLD 103 said:




    PROCEDURE: (The only word I could think of. I'm used to running a lab)





    That sounds pretty good!  Timely, too.   We got a lot of yellow bell peppers at the food bank.


    Procedure is good.  "Method" is another.  "How To" also works.  But, "recipe" is a set of instructions or steps,  usually including the ingredients (Bill of Materials),  on how to do something.  

  10. Female Welder at the Richmond Shipyards in Richmond, California - Early 1942


    The four Richmond Shipyards were run by Permanente Metals and were part of the Kaiser Shipyards. During WW2, Richmond built more ships than any other shipyard, turning out as many as three ships in a single day.


    LIFE Magazine Archives - Hansel Mieth Photographer WWP-PD


    Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park



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  11. 57 minutes ago, Cypress Sun said:


    I don't go so far as you do with the beans but


    I figure that since I'm going to rinse the beans anyway that I might as well rinse out the can.


    59 minutes ago, Cypress Sun said:


    If the recipe calls for water/liquid with a can sauce type liquid,


    I do it even if no extra liquid is called for.   Just let it reduce a little longer.

  12. We got a whole lot, like three dozen, large Yellow Bell Peppers and about a dozen Onions at the Food Bank yesterday.  And we still had about a dozen Green Bell Peppers from last week, some turning yellow/red.  So the obvious thing to do is make Peperonata.  Onions, garlic, peppers, oil, salt pepper, tomato puree/sauce/passata, a little vinegar, a little sugar.  Ended up using some Hunt's Traditional (HA!) Pasta Sauce - another Food Bank item- for the tomato product.  
    As Mom taught me, I took the lid from the can, and rinsed the sauce stuck to it into the can, filled the can about a third full of water, swirled it around, dumped it into the second can, swirled it around, and dumped it into the pan.  That way I got almost all the sauce.  

    Got me to wondering -- how many of you do likewise?  Not just with tomato sauces, but other canned or jarred goods?  Rinse the container to make sure you get the most out of it?

    When I drain and rinse canned beans I do the same - dump them into the strainer, rinse the can to make sure I get all the beans out, then rinse the beans.  Condensed soup, especially the Cream Of soups - pour the contents into the pot, add liquid to the can and stir it around real good to get all of the soup out.

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  13. An Airman was sent to get some propwash as a gag  Went to Supply,  Supply thought it was a gag.  Airman politely asked Supply to look it up.  And there it was, the stock number and description.  That supply shop didn't have any in stock, so he spent the day going to others in the base.  7 or 8 hours later he showed back up with a can of propwash.

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  14. 1 hour ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

    Wouldn’t take much for a plane to be out of range.


    About the length of the aircraft.

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  15. This is the first photograph of the original Ft. McHenry Flag that was damaged during the 1814 Battle for Baltimore. This Flag was Francis Scott Key's inspiration to write the Star Spangled Banner. 

    Photo/George Preble/1874



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