Come on back to the caboose and get a cup of coffee [or sweet ice tea] Part I

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  1. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

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    Where in the heck is everyone???? Been to "Miss Edna's" this AM. Took wife to a hosta farm 30 miles away. She bought lots of hostas [she already has lots]. Now I can buy more trains. :thumb: Rain is suppose to be on the way. Going to run trains. Later
  2. Gil Finn

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    What is a hasta pray tell?
  3. corwinktbt

    corwinktbt Old-time steam.

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    Gil,

    Hostas are plants that grow low to the ground. My wife plants the things all over. They grow like weeds (probably are weeds). She told me that they are mostly leaves, with small flowers. Anyway, here is a link with more info.

    Now, on to more useful (to a model railroader) info. If you want to model hostas, you're best bet would be a brighter green(almost blue sometimes) ground foam than the rest of your scenery. If you are modeling them in a larger gauge, you would be able to see the leaves (about 1/4" in G scale) and you might want to try a heart shaped paper punch. Also, the wife says they like it better in the shade, so you would want to keep them in the shadier spots on your layout.

    Keith
  4. Chief Eagles

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    Finally got my hands on Grandma's Camera:
    GrandMa thinking she is incharge [us guys say no way]
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    Grandpa giving fishing and train lessons [GreatGrandma looking on]
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    Carter Parker
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  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Too Cool!!!! :D :D :D :D

    Any chance he'll get a bit spoiled from the grandparents????? :D

    Fishing and train lessons??? Shouldn't that be "Train & Fishing lessons"?????? goldtoth1 goldtoth1 goldtoth1

    God Bless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
  6. Chief Eagles

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    Morning all. Rained 1/2 inch. They were calling for 1 to 2 inches. ???? Off to Sunday School. Have a great day.

    BTW: Gil, hosta is a green [varrigated on some] leafed plant that dies back in the winter and comes back each year. Thye are tublar and will multiply. Simular but smaller than elephant ears. Lots of varities.
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  7. Gil Finn

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    The wife says we have them in the back yard and rock garden :rolleyes: :oops: :rolleyes:

    Good pics Mayor Pike, what a lovely baby.:thumb:

    Had oysters Rockeller and clam chowder followed by grilled lobster tails and potatos o'groaten today for lunch. Fixed it here at home. Bubbette made a nice garden salad.

    Not beach weather but I can still eat like it.

    Shrimp and gritts Monday.

    Today I start a new HO lay out.
  8. Chief Eagles

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    Who says Lionel diesels will not smoke. Two scale SD80's lashed with scale Dash 8 in the middle. Moving out [about 65 scale mph]. BTW: the mountains that were brown turned green with brown sploches.

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    Instead of the usual weather report, I decided on this instead. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

    You know, I went to somethin' one time what looked a lot like a bunch of guys havin' a big fight! D**ndest thing I ever seen, with guys runnin' around all over a cow pasture chasin' after some dumb over-dressed meathead clutchin' a weird lookin' thing that looks like a pointy watermelon that's been painted brown or dipped in something I don't wanna touch! You know, he just will not give that thing up until the others get him down on the ground and beat the stuffin' out of him!? Most of the time, the first guy gets it gives it to one of his buddies and then the others go beat up on him! There's these beautiful girls out along the side of the pasture jumpin' up and down and hollerin'. Man, they're wearin' nothin' but a tight shirt and a mini-skirt! Once in a while one or two of the guys runs out to the side of the pasture and knocks one or two of them down! Why don't she just jump up and wallop him one?. After a while, some guy dressed in zebra stripes shoots a gun into the air and says it's half-time. The guys run off to oppisite ends of the pasture to these big out-houses they got down there. There's music, bands, parades and the like, but I wanna see the guys get back out there and beat each other up again. While I wait, I go to the snack stand and get me one of those big orange soda gully washers and a couple of hotdogs. Bout the time I gets back to my seat, the guys are running out of them big out-houses an' back out into the pasture. Mr. zebra stripes blows a whistle and they go at it agian. One guy chucks the pointy thing to another guy who stands it up on end and a third guy kicks it as far down the pasture as he can. A guy down at the other end catches it and starts runnin back toward the guy what kicked it as some of his buddies run with him. The guys at the other end, they run toward him and knock him down just as fast as they can and they all pile up on him. After a while, Mr. zebra stripes shoots his gun again and says the games over. This was a game? Gee! I gotta tel the guys back in Widow's Hollow bout this. You know, somebody did a real good job cleanin' that cow pasture. I didn't see nary a cow chip nowhere which was good for the guys, cause they didn't have to worry none bout runnin' down that pasture an' steppin' in somethin'.

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  10. Chief Eagles

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    Andy G's What it was, was football.

    We had April in March and now March in April. In the fifties and wind blowing 100 miles per hour [well, not exactly]. Wow. Think we finally got inches as it poured into the night. Mail taxes to Uncle Sam. :cry: Got to go. Have a good one.
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    Looks like spring is here. We could use some rain....

    Been working on the house this week pretty hard. Trying to get everything done!

    The dirty part of the tear out is finished so I can start on the train stuff!!!

    Chief, cool pics of the grand kid....they are great! My 4 yo grandson says that this year he is catching all the big, big fish and all daddy and papa (me) are going to catch are little ones that we will throw back so they can grow bigger for him to catch!

    Rick
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    Right on, Chief! I heard him tell it in a live appearance in 1967.
  13. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Spring was here and left. Winter pushed it out over these past 2 weeks. Been getting dumped with snow since yesterday and it doesn't look like it is going to stop until sometime tomorrow. Be nice if summer got here already.
  14. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    yay north easters cancelling school!
  15. Chief Eagles

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    Morning. NGauger, the forum software is flying this AM. Maybe not so many signed on and sitting out there holding up the server space. :thumb: Warmer. Not as windy. Think I will disk the garden again and make the beds for planting. Got plants too leggy in greenhouse. Have a good one.
  16. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Well here is one of the main reason I haven't been around that much. Some of you know that I have gotten another niece. Been spending alot of time with her over the past couple of months. Other than that, the weather here is cold. Got hit with a snow storm sunday night into last night. The higher parts of the mountains got it worse than us here in the valley. Other than that it has been pretty good.

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    Good morning and top 'o' the day to all of ye.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 4/18/2007
    Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23

    Wind Chill: 54°F
    Humidity: 92%
    Dew Point: 54°F

    So Far Today
    High: 63°F
    Low: 55°F
    Rain: 0.20"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 9mph W

    Today High: 75 Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
    Tonight Low: 52 Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. North winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable.

    The breakfast bar is open.
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  18. Chief Eagles

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    Morning all. Got lots of garden work to do. Disked it again yesterday. Beds to shovel today. Got some plants out of the greenhouse and put them under tractor shed to condition. Chessie, pretty niece. My Grandson might be wanting a date. :thumb: Its good you have been spending time with her. Have a good one.
  19. Straycat

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    New poster, are you gonna plant some tomatoes. Nothing like home grown tomatoes.:wave:
  20. Chief Eagles

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    Planted corn yesterday. Tomatoes [some plants are 4 foot tall and some 1 foot tall], squash, zucchini and cucumbers. Onions and lettuce are already up and growing.
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