Vernon Dalhart

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Posted by Deggesty on Friday, August 9, 2019 8:04 AM

I preferred the butterscotch Life Savers

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, August 9, 2019 8:08 AM

Miningman
This will pick up any low spirits!

But is it subject to the wartime 10% tax?

Be interesting to see what the Ringelmann number of those sugar-alcohol-laden smoke rings is, and what the consequences of that kind of firing will be in discipline for the (clearly underage to work!) crew.   Will we need a Pantone-color equivalent of the chart for accuracy?

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Posted by Miningman on Friday, August 9, 2019 12:41 PM

Also see the Altoona thread for more on Vernon Dalhart.

 

Vernon Dalhart tune on the Royal Palm-Ponce De Leon Wreck and Tragedy

 
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Posted by SD70Dude on Friday, August 9, 2019 2:45 PM

I've got to ask,

Are the employees on that railroad members of the lollipop guild?

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Posted by Penny Trains on Friday, August 9, 2019 6:40 PM

Deggesty

I preferred the butterscotch Life Savers

 

Ooooh, those were soooo good!  Big Smile

Big Smile  I'm Cuckoo For Choo Choo Stuffs!  Big Smile

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, August 10, 2019 2:09 PM
Mets are hot, won 14 of last 15.
 
Bring back Clove and Licorice Life Savers!
 
Friends of the family always gave me a Life Saver 'Book' for Christmas. When you opened the book there were two rows of 6 types of LifeSavers, twelve in total. That gift went on for years and years and then I wrecked it by growing up. 
 
Our trading post brought in these 'books' this Christmas but there were 2 rows of 4. Maybe they don't make 12 types any longer. 
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Posted by wjstix on Thursday, August 15, 2019 11:22 AM

BTW, Vernon Dahlhart was an interesting guy - a Texas cowboy who became a classically trained opera singer who became one of the first Country ("Hillbilly" back then) recording artists.

Interestingly enough, in the 1920s "Hillbilly" records were listed in some record label's catalogues under 'foreign language recordings'.

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:08 PM

From Mike ( of course )

Vernon Dalhart: Commercial Country Music’s First International Star by Walter Darrell Haden (1975)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, August 15, 2019 6:45 PM
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Posted by Miningman on Sunday, December 22, 2019 1:04 PM
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Posted by Miningman on Sunday, December 22, 2019 5:34 PM

Part II

From Mike ..."  I hope people listen the full 4 minutes. God is a hard word to end a song with, Dalhart nailed it."

 

It was the eve of Christmas. 
The snow lay deep and white,
I sat beside my window, 
And looked into the night,
I heard the church bells ringing,
I saw the bright stars shine,
And childhood came again to me,
With all its dreams divine.

Then, as I listened to the bells,
And watched the skies afar.
Out of the East majestical,
There rose one radiant star;
And every other star grew pale
Before that heavenly glow,
It seemed to bid me follow
And I could not choose but go.
It seemed to bid me follow,
And I could not choose but go.

And then me thought earth faded,
I rose as borne on wings.
Beyond the waste of ruined lives,
The press of human things;
Above the toil and shadow,
Above the want and woe,
My old self and its darkness seemed 
Left on Earth below.

And onward, upward shone the star,
Until it seemed to me,
It flashed upon the golden gates,
And o'er the crystal sea;
And then the gates rolled backward,
I stood where angels trod;
It was the star, the star of Bethlehem
Had led me up to God.
The star, the star,
 had led me up to God.

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Posted by Deggesty on Sunday, December 22, 2019 7:41 PM

Mining man, please my thanks to Mike.

Thank you,

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Posted by Deggesty on Sunday, December 22, 2019 7:44 PM

Mining man, please send my thanks to Mike.

Thank you,

Johnny

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Posted by Miningman on Sunday, December 22, 2019 11:51 PM

Done Johnny. Mike is most grateful and happy you responded.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, December 23, 2019 10:25 AM

Vernon nailed it all right, what a voice the man had!

He may be famous as a country music star, but there was a lot more to him than that.  

Thanks Mike and Vince!

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Posted by Miningman on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 2:11 PM
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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 3:57 PM

"In 1992, in 1992, oh dear God if they only knew 'bout 1992!"

Or 2019, for that matter!

I hope Becky looks in on this, she loves all things Disney!

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 11:13 AM

More outstanding Mike contributions !

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNYzfy2-yFA

 

 
 
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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 12:58 PM

More from Mike:.The Hal 9000 deep in the bedrock of Long Island is in fine form today.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 3:14 PM

Hal 9000?  Mike's not nuts!

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 3:19 PM

No no he's got the good one that works. You know the back up one back on earth.

Hey I just noticed I blew through 5,000 posts... do I win something? A cab ride in 4014? , the last 20 years of my life back? , how about a nice set of steak knives! 

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Posted by SD70Dude on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 5:47 PM

You get a 5% raise!

Railway museum volunteers get the same increase with each passing year.  We also get double time on weekends and triple time on holidays....

Merry Christmas!

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 6:58 PM

OK, great! Thanks Dude.... wait..what! 

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Posted by SD70Dude on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 7:37 PM

3 x 0 still = 0

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 8:00 PM

Sounds a bit like our just settled contract. Been 4 years with no contract.  Govt's opening position was -6%, then they went to -3%. Finally now settled at 0-0-1-2-2-2 ending 2021. Pretty slim pickings but better than a minus something. Northern living allowance went up a whopping 17 bucks a month and we got a new paid one day off a year which I need like a whack with a shovel from behind. Guess that applies to office staff and clerks more, but teachers get it as well, as if a teacher can take a day off without causing trouble for themselves.  Cripes we get the whole dang summer, a week at Easter, 2 weeks at Christmas, all the other holidays, and  'Book Week' whatever the heck that is. 

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Posted by SD70Dude on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 11:29 PM

I never got a 'book week' when I was in school!  Maybe it's called something else in Alberta.

$17/month doesn't even keep up with inflation.  Little bitty 'increases' like that are a slap in the face.

At least you finally got a contract.  A delay like that is ridiculous.  Unfortunately, the Alberta teachers are about to go through the same battle.

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, December 26, 2019 12:41 AM

They change the name of that 'Book Week' about every 2 years. Sometimes it's called the February Break. Almost always tied into that holiday they created after Valentines called Family Day.  Mostly it's referred to as 'Book Week'... I never got that either when I went to College or University, but I sure get it now.  The poor dears can't handle so much these days don't you know.  Easter break 10 days in total, in lieu of a March Break but it's essentially the same thing. We also get a Floater, the Union picks the day, normally sometime in the Spring and a stand alone day. The 2nd and 4th Semesters are full of roadblocks and it's a struggle to get through the curriculum, especially with a couple of week long Field Schools thrown in when the weather is better and the odd Conference here and there.  It's ok for a crafty old coot like myself, I don't get too excited but the younger ones are always freaking out. 

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, December 26, 2019 11:24 AM

Comparison:

Here is Vernon 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0bDrclcJOM

.. and here is Kingston Dalhart, err I mean the Kingston Trio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv5P9ac_EYU

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