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Subdeacon Joe

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  1. A few decades ago I was looking up a definition and word origin in the Oxford English Dictionary.  I don't recall what I was looking up, but in doing so I came across "fridgify," meaning to make cold.  Earliest citation 1597.  Just barely within the SCA period.  Yes, I brought our Compact OED to SCA events.  A useful tool for the heralds.

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  2. 26 minutes ago, Injun Ryder, SASS #36201L said:


    No. It was actual video of the tiny vehicle in a German armored column going through a village that was burning.



    Thanks.  I haven't been able to find any German WWII One Man Tracked Vehicles.  Might could be it was something captured from the French and put into German service.  Or maybe an Italian vehicle.  

    Or maybe Polish  https://www.tankarchives.ca/2022/10/polish-tank-destroyer.html





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  3. Broadcaster: "What's your favorite pitch?"
    Pitcher: "A strike"
    B:  "What pitch do you throw the most?"
    P:  "My split finger."
    B:  "Why is that?"
    P:  "Because it's the one most likely to be a strike."

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  4. a day ago  · 
    US soldiers celebrate Easter Mass in the field.
    Signal Corps photo 9 Apr 1944-Italy. Steel helmeted American soldiers kneel in reverence at Easter morning services on the Italian Front. Father Gregory R. Kennedy, Dubuque, Iowa, says Mass for these men who have left the safety of their nearby foxholes to attend. Signal Corps Telephoto from Italy. Italy, 9 April 1944.
    May be an image of 6 people
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  5. 2 hours ago, Injun Ryder, SASS #36201L said:

    A couple of years ago, I was watching a WWII documentary on the Eastern Front and caught a glimpse of a tiny one man German tracked vehicle. It wasn't a Kettenkrad as it was too short and had no front end like the Kettenkrad.


    It looked something like this but I have come up empty except for this photo.




    You sent me on a quest!


    In seeking an answer,  I found this cool thing



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  6. 34 years ago my wife made the mistake of saying,  "I Do."  


    What makes this day especially special is that not only is it our wedding anniversary,  but more importantly,  it's Great and Holy Pascha.   How much specialer can it get?


    Photo from about 0030 this morning 




    Video,  the loud soprano is her.




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  7. 3 hours ago, Linn Keller, SASS 27332, BOLD 103 said:

    == A FAST SNACK ==

    Peenie Bubber an' Jelly has long been a standby.

    Bacon is a perennial favorite.

    Here's what I just made (and devoured):

    Bread, slices, 2 each

    Peanut butter, your choice of the brand and texture. I prefer crunchy.

    Jelly, your choice. My wife prefers Concord grape exclusively (probably because of her strawberry allergy)

    (this is a true anaphylaxis, it'll-kill-you reaction)

    Bacon, precooked, four slices, torn in half

    Prepare the sandwich as you prefer: half the slice with peanut butter, half with jelly, fold over; or one slice with peanut butter, the other slice with jelly, lay together.

    Microwave precooked bacon for 30 seconds.

    Add bacon to sandwich and close.

    The ubiquitous PB&J is wonderfully versatile and can employ honey in lieu of jelly, or honey and cinnamon.

    Powdered chocolate milk mix can be added as well, or chocolate syrup.

    Sliced bananas, I understand, were a favorite addition to Elvis Presley's PB&Js.

    Its many combinations and permutations are too numerous to discuss here.

    I found PB&J with bacon to be very much to my taste!



    That does sound good.   Concord Grape Jelly....I  don't think I had it until I was in my teens.  Grew up with pomegranate jelly,  apricot jam, mixed stone fruit jam, and sometimes strawberry jam that mom made.  When/if we ran out we bought a 3pound can of Empress brand Apricot Jam.


    I bet apricot jam or orange marmalade would be good on your PB&J.

  8. 6 hours ago, Buckshot Bob said:

    Heck I’ve met people who wouldn’t marry out of their religion or ethnic group let alone race . And that includes every race I’ve had interaction with, not just white people. It’s always amazed me how tribal people still are . Whether it be economic class , race or religion. Even though segregation is illegal people still seem to “self” segregate . Everywhere I’ve lived there’s a white, black, hispanic, etc…side of town. In many large cities if you want good chinese food you go to china town . If you’re ever in Mi take a drive through Dearborn if you want to see a prime example of self segregation. Many of the street signs aren’t even in english. 
    I think it’s great that people here are stating that race doesn’t matter to them.


    I was raised Roman Catholic in a smallish town in San Diego County.   The 7 a.m. Mass was mostly Italian and Portugee (that's what they preferred,  and would correct you if you said Portuguese),  9 a.m. was Irish, 10 a.m. Mexican families and early rising Americans.  All others were people too tired, hung over,  or had gone fishing at dawn and couldn't make the earlier ones.


    Go to a big city and one parish is Italian,  down the street is the Polish,   around the corner is the Irish parish.


    Heck, look at Native American/ First People's language.   For the most part their name for themselves best translates as "people" and the name for everyone else comes out as "not people" or "people with this negative characteristic."  That used to be normal and natural. 


    As an Orthodox Christian I've visited different parishes with strong ethnic identities,  and because of my cassock people give me benefit of the doubt but are still wary/standoffish, "What's this gadjo doing here?" Until I enthusiastically knock back whatever potation they offer and ask for another dose.  Then they stop giving me American distance personal space and step into whatever their cultural personal space is, usually much closer than Americans are comfortable with. 

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  9. 53 minutes ago, Gateway Kid SASS# 70038 Life said:

    Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednigo in the furnace, along with the fourth, our Savior?


    :FlagAm:  :FlagAm:  :FlagAm:

    Gateway Kid

    pardon the spelling 


    This year May 4th was Orthodox Holy Saturday.   One of the Old Testament readings in the Vesperal Liturgy is that passage,  and the accompanied hymn is "He Who Saved the Three Young Men."

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