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Cactus Jack Calder

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About Cactus Jack Calder

  • Birthday 12/07/1944

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    Whispering Pines, The Old North State
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    Grandkids, Shooting, RC Planes, Scale 1 Live Steam RR, Moutain Dulcimer, Native American Flute, Wood Carving small figures

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  1. I live on a small lake. I have the Kayaks ready to go anytime. I chose the SOT type because of a friend who used to fly fish from them. I had thought I would try that also. My friend would stand on his kayak to allow him to reach further in casting. I never really mastered fly fishing. However, my wife and I have had an enjoyable time paddling around the lake. I’ve taught our grandchildren to paddle with us. We all fish from the banks also.
  2. Cyrus, Thanks for the information. I had known that Commissioned Officers we’re officers for life. I was not aware that enlisted retirees were subject to call up. My eldest son is a 21 year retiree from the US Air Force. I’m sure he is aware of his obligation as he is very organized. CJ
  3. It’s even funny watching me get off/out of a Sit On Top Kayak. I roll over and take a bath and then try to use the moving kayak as a platform to push myself up. LOL My grandkids say that is quite a sight. Never go kayaking in cloths that can’t get wet. CJ
  4. Now I have a question. I served in the US Navy Reserve 1967 - 1973. I completed 2 years of active duty in the regular Navy and 4 years of Reserve Duty including 4 - 2 week cruises and 2 week boot camp in Great Lakes. I did not serve beyond the initial 6 year commitment. I always figured I was done after I received my DD-214. I am 75 so I figure I am not prime active service bate now. The question: Was I subject to recall all those years? Not a big deal, never heard from the Navy or Reserves. Just curious at this point. CJ
  5. What is the agent in Sour Dough? I thought that it would have been yeast. I’ve never made it so all I have as a reference is written accounts. CJ
  6. My wife and I went on a trip on the "Rocky Mountaineer RR" in Canada a few years ago. We took a side trip to "See the wild life". The tour guide located a harem of Elk Cows being guarded by a Bull along a public road. As we sat in the tour bus watching,someone in another car got out to take pictures of the Bull. The Bull naturally was not happy and started over to shag the tourist away from his harem. Our guide yelled at the man that he was in danger and to leave the Bull alone. Then he turned to us and said "You are all witnesses, that man has been warned to leave the Bull alone." The guide then explained that he had warned the man, not to protect the man, but to protect the Bull. If the Bull injured or killed the man and the man had not been warned the Bull would be destroyed. However, since he had warned the tourist that he was in danger and to leave the Bull alone, the fault would be placed on the man and not on the Elk Bull. As they drove away that Bull took a good swipe and the car and I think they would need to repaint the rear fender. After the car drove away you should have seen what the Bull did to an innocent evergreen tree to relieve his frustration. CJ
  7. UB, I like Gary Carter. He had a studio in West Yellowstone, MT back in the 80’s. I don’t know what his status is now. Carter has painted Native Americans (before they knew they were Americans), Mountain Men, Cowboys and Cattle Barons. Back then we went to Yellowstone National Park and I bought a numbered print of his, titled “No Second Chance”. The picture portrays a winter scene of a Mountain Man contemplating a shot at a group of Elk. Maybe his only chance for meat in a long winter in the mountains. The framed print hangs in my study as a reminder of good times and younger days. http://www.garycarterwesternartist.com/
  8. Chris Jones and the Night Drivers, not your typical southern country boy, born in Brooklyn, NY, lives in Alberta, Canada. The Gibson Brothers, also not typical southern country boys, they come from the Schenectady, NY area. Ricky Skaggs, I believe he is a southern country boy, performed once with Bill Monroe as a youngster (~9 years old?). I’ve seen the video. Tyrel is right Rhonda Vincent, a Girl Raised In The South (GRITS) is also really good, Don’t pass over Doc Watson, from Deep Gap, North Carolina. Just some of my favorites. CJ
  9. I have a 75 year old rug with no discernible open spots, cut to a #3 spacer. It will need some color work if you insist on no grey. I understand the salt and pepper look is quite the fashion among 60+ year olds these days. CJ
  10. Bob, Thank you for posting this. CJ, EM2 USN
  11. Alpo, +100 I had a woman follow my small SUV with a BIG PU. Lots of chrome. We got down to 15 MPH before she backed off and passed me. We had middle finger duet going there for a while. She won't learn though, to self important! CJ
  12. I'm telling you; Watch out for the people who are having trouble with isolation!! Just be careful because people are going crazy from being in lock down! Actually I've just been talking about this with the microwave and toaster while drinking coffee and we all agreed that things are getting bad. I didn't mention anything to the washing machine as she puts a different spin on everything. I certainly did not talk to the fridge as he is acting cold and distant. In the end the iron straightened me out as she said everything will be fine, no situation is too pressing. The vacuum was very unsympathetic... told me to just suck it up, but the fan was more optimistic and hoped it would all soon blow over! The toilet looked a bit flushed when I asked its opinion and didn’t say anything but the doorknob told me to get a grip. The front door said I was unhinged and so the curtains told me to………..yes. you guessed it………… “pull myself together.”
  13. Birdgun, I'm with you. The one Chain Pickerel I caught was shorter than my shoe (8 1/2). I had a picture of it but it was too small to stay in my phone memory, it slipped out. I haven't been able to catch anything else here and I live on a lake. People keep coming past fishing from in Kayaks and Canoes. They say the Bass fishing is good. I haven't seen it, but that's what they tell me. Do you think maybe they catch all the fish and leave non for me? CJ
  14. Alpo, It sounds like you pretty well have it figured out. Just take a hint from Chili Ron on spicing and cook time and you should be good to go. Remember to check the shells for doneness, you want them “Aldenti”, what ever that is. Chili Ron, I copied your recipe and fixed it up like SJ did before I read his updated recipe post. I’ll try it in a few days as I have some meatloaf and rotisserie chicken to eat up first. I am collecting recipes as they become available here. So everyone keep posting them. CJ
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