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

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by N Gauger, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

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    Morning all. Yes Jeffrey. Seems we have forgotten. Use to be a big day. Can't believe AMC and TMC are not running WWII war movies. Maybe later. Guess I will watch In Harms Way today [DVD]. Got Christmas parade at 2. Open convertable is not good with wind and cold. Cough Cough
  2. jefelectric

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    Jeffrey, I think a large portion of the population does not have a clue about what happened on this day 67 years ago. Thanks for posting the reminder. I was only 3 years old but I remember all of the excitement at the time like it was yesterday. It was all anyone talked about for a long time.
  3. jeffrey-wimberl

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    It makes me wonder sometimes what they teach in history classes anymore. My niece is a college graduate with a 4.0 GPA from both high school and college and she doesn't have any idea what the significance of Dec 7th is.
  4. steamhead

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    I think you guys may be right....I've been watching some football on & off throughout the afternoon, and I haven't heard the commentators, or anyone for that matter, even mention the significance of this day....Sad indeed.....
  5. sir james

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    DECEMBER 07,1941, I remember, and as long as god allows me to have a memory I will remember.
  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    ouch!!!!!
  7. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Yeah - Only the news people are mentioning it :( :(
  8. Brutus

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    I've got one friend who was telling his son that WWII was in like 1900 or something. I corrected him and got a big ole pile of attitude from the Dad, though the boy seemed interested to know about it.

    Back from KC and had a nice visit with family. Glad to be home, though!
  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Oh Mannnn :( Not good...

    LOL Was ti over when the germans Bombed Pearl Harbor??? !! Animal House

    My uncle was at hickum Field - He said it was unreal the way the first wave happened - way too fast!
  10. Chief Eagles

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    Good night all. Had great Christmas parade. Was windy and cold. 40 degrees which was 15 degrees below normal for us. Sleep tight.
  11. CSXect

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    :wave: Good night everyone

    A day that will live in infamy:curse:

    My fathers oldest brother died in the pacific we have the 48 star flag from his casket, of 5 brothers my dad is the only one that was not in the service too young for WWII and was rejected in Korean war as he had a heart defect due to a childhood illness, yet he is still around and the others have died off due to heart illnesses.

    Does anyone know where to find a good quality flag case I have seen some in the junk catalogs but they did not look very good. Maybe Hobby lobby might have one:confused:
  12. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Some people use attitude and aggression to cover their ignorance which of course is like waving a big red flag and shouting 'DUMMY HERE!'.
  13. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning.

    It's 42 and partly cloudy. The high should be in the mid 60's and it will still be partly cloudy.

    Didn't do much yesterday. I repainted my old Walther's Midtown Consolidators shipping building. It is now white brick with green window frames and has a couple of 'broken' windows. I also moved a colonial style house from the spot it has occupied for the last 6 years and placed a small Cape Cod style house there. It looks better in the small space. The colonial has been relocated to the larger spot the Cape Cod was moved from. I also applied L&A decals to some rolling stock and one of my 250 ton cranes as well as a truck trailer.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 12/8/2008


    Wind Chill: 39°F
    Humidity: 83%
    Dew Point: 38°F

    So Far Today
    High: 43°F
    Low: 41°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 7mph SSE

    Today High: 68 Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

    Tonight Low: 65 Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Warmer. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

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  14. TomPM

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    Good morning folks

    It was a cold 19 F as I headed out this morning. High today will be 34 F.

    We got the Christmas tree this weekend. We have it about 90% decorated. We also did some Christmas shopping.

    I cleaned up the workbench and got things ready for the next project. I just need to choose what it is.

    I hope everybody has a good day.
  15. CSXect

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    :wave:

    Good morning it stopped snowing some time last night:thumb:

    Still on the Job hunt.
  16. jeffrey-wimberl

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    I came across a real idiot today. He was trying to tell me that it takes a minimum of 30 minutes for a mobile home to burn down. Now, I'm a professionally trained fire fighter with 12 years of experience and I've seen only one mobile home that wasn't on the ground within 8 minutes of catching fire, most within 5 minutes. Where do these fools come from?
  17. CSXect

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    Some people just like to hear themselves would be my guess:confused:

    Just came home from the dentist hamr the only pain was the bill:mrgreen: glad no work needed to be done.
  18. cedarcreekrr

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    Got into the 40's today. I hope tomorrow is the same, I have to go to Indianapolis for a meeting.
  19. jeffrey-wimberl

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    I'm hoping Wednesday afternoon is dark and cloudy. So far doesn't look like it will be. I have to to Alexandria Wednesday morning for a three hour eye exam. Those sun shield strips just don't block enough light.
  20. sir james

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    Good evening, it stayed below freezing all day today, but rain and 40 tomorrow. Then of course back down again. Not to much training today but I did fuss with them some. Have a good tomorrow....S.J.