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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, December 6, 2019 9:41 AM

Garry, I am terribly sorry for the loss in your family.

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You will be in my thoughts, I hope your wife will get through this event and carry on happily.

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-Kevin

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Edit: I hit top of the page on a somber note. Everyone enjoy an ice cold Coke and a smile.

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, December 6, 2019 11:42 AM

 

 

My condolences to you and your family, Garry.

 

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Posted by Water Level Route on Friday, December 6, 2019 12:29 PM

Prayers for you and the family, Garry.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, December 6, 2019 1:48 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss Garry.  Especially during the holiday season makes things even harder.  My heart goes out for you and your family.

 

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Posted by "JaBear" on Friday, December 6, 2019 2:18 PM
Garry, sorry to read about the passing of your MIL, and though in the case of the passing of my MIL, early in the year, which was actually a blessing as her capacity to experience any form of quality of life was severely diminishing, my condolences to Shelley, yourself, and family.
 
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Posted by herrinchoker on Friday, December 6, 2019 4:44 PM

Garry,

Condolences to you and your family.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Friday, December 6, 2019 5:06 PM

Garry prayers and condolances for your family.

 

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Posted by saronaterry on Friday, December 6, 2019 6:00 PM

Well, that sucks, Garry.

 

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Posted by howmus on Friday, December 6, 2019 6:14 PM

Evenin' Folks!  Janie, I could use a refill on the decafe, please.

 Garry, as others have already said, my sympathy and prayers going out to you and yours on your loss!

Sports car subject...  My BiL Bernie had a Daimler SP250 (I think that was the one).  He used to say it was 500HP and a seat.....  I got to drive it just once when he had blocked my VW bug in the driveway and didn't want to go out and move it so my wife and I could go get some groceries for supper at my MiL's house...  All I will say is... WOW!!!  Fairly big difference between the Daimler and my old 1960 36hp beetle.  LOL  He also had an old 4 wheel drive Jeep that he had taken out the little 4 banger flat head 40 hp powerplant and managed to slip a Chevy 283 in the same place....  Cool burning rubber on all 4 tires (in 4 wheel drive) starting up from a stoplight on Main Stret in Canandaigua.  I got to drive that from Canandaigua to Rochester for a month when my old VW got tapped from behind and was in being more or less repaired...  Went from $3 worth of gas each week for a tank in the Bug to $25 each week to be able to drive the same route with the jeep.  Grocery money was slim that month!!!

My BiL also built a Dune Buggey on a VW chassis once.  That had a Porsche power plant in it.  That one was fun as well..... 

Today, I'll stick with my Chevy Volt for another year at least.  Off the line that will beat a Maserati.  For all of 200', then it's done... LOL  Still fun though, but don't tell my insurance company on me. Whistling

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Ray Seneca Lake, Ontario, and Western R.R. (S.L.O.&W.) in HO

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Posted by cudaken on Friday, December 6, 2019 6:27 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer please and Dirk his predigree treat.

 Garry Sorry to hear about you MIL. Prayers for your family.

 So far my 4 days off has been pretty good.

 1 Got the front yard leaf's muchled for the wife.

 2 Helped Dwight get his 2017 Continental going after he was in a nursing home for 6 months.

 3 Got the cover on the wifes window A/C unit installed.

 4 Did some need cleaning done in my sleeping room.

 5 Sent the Mighty PRR I1sa mailed back to BLI.

 6 Second day in a row I have walked Dirk a 1/4 mile for his #2. Not because I had to, but because I wanted to. On my days off I want to walk farer, it his and I only real exerciese. In the next week or two I like to get it up to a half mile.

 Later none smoking Ken and Dirk says Woof, Woof

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, December 6, 2019 7:12 PM

saronaterry

Well, that sucks, Garry.

 

Terry

 

 

Indifferent....Terry,  I spent a better part of the afternoon with you that one day last summer.  If I know Garry well enough through text, ... he appreciated your condolences just as well as anyone else's.

You're a Card Terry, I hope to stop by and see you again.

Let's just get through winter here.  It goes fast,  summer is just around the corner.

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, December 6, 2019 8:27 PM

Break the ice.

Condolences is a giving respect.

When I die I will say remember me with humor and laughter and all the good times or don't remember me at all.

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, December 6, 2019 9:09 PM

I can't find the Navy and Marine Man post.  I don't think it was that bad but I think the monitor ate it.

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, December 6, 2019 9:41 PM

My Judy always puts a smile on my face.  She made me drive down to the hood today to Cup Foods.  She bought the Art Songs, Shorty and Wags chicken seasoning for everyone she knows for Christmas.

It's a thing of the past and there is no one that serves this chicken anymore but she knows where to get the seasoning.

I got to love my Judy.  She's a good lady.  Honestly I don't know what everybody was raving about,with this chicken  I don't particularly care for it.

I Just say Yes Dear, you have to keep them happy.  Something my Grandfather taught me.

 

 

TF

 

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Posted by York1 on Saturday, December 7, 2019 10:23 AM

Good morning, everyone.

 

Track fiddler
I Just say Yes Dear, you have to keep them happy.

 

I do the same thing, but I didn't learn it until quite a few years into the marriage.  It would have saved me a lot of trouble if I had just started doing that as we left church after the wedding.

I've convinced my wife I need her to get some stuff out of the bedroom closet in the layout room.  Right now all my tools, parts, etc., are stored under the table.  I'm getting tired of hitting my head every time I try to get something.  She agreed!  I'm not sure what that means.  I was expecting a battle.

Only 2½ weeks until Christmas!  I love everything about it -- the excitement, the crowded stores, the fireplace, the trees and decorations, the carols, the candlelight church service, and finally the entire family crowding together for several days in our house.  To me it's always sad when it ends each year.

Have a good day, everyone.

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Saturday, December 7, 2019 10:27 AM

Good Evening!

Supper time is coming up! It´s been a mostly wet day here, best to keep a low profile. I wish I had a fire place in this apartment to get that warm feeling of the season!

We are still in Maine! I found an old film celebrating 50 years of the Maine Central Railroad.

Enjoy!

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Saturday, December 7, 2019 1:02 PM

Track fiddler

When I die I will say remember me with humor and laughter and all the good times or don't remember me at all.

I was thinking after I saw flags at half staff that I wouldn't want that for myself, not that I would ever be recognized like that.

But, I would rather have the flag flown tall, high and free, not in mourning, but rather in pride.

It takes an iron man to play with a toy iron horse. 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, December 7, 2019 5:28 PM

Got a kick out of the replies arriving home this evening.  I always enjoy feeling a smile on my face.

Good grief,  I did not want to go to wxxk today at all this morning but I did.  Six hours was way to long for a Saturday.

Why do they say good grief anyway?  Is that a Schultz thing?  Grief isn't good, it's bad.  Shouldn't it be bad grief?

Things that make You Go Hmmm.

I'm just glad to be home relaxing and even gladder to know I have the next two days off.

Make it a good evening guys.

Thanks

 

 

 

TF

 

 

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Posted by cudaken on Saturday, December 7, 2019 5:57 PM

 Moment of Slience for the souls that gave there all on December 7th 1941. Sigh

 

 Eveing Diners, Flo give the gang and I a Beer please and Dirk his dog treat.

 Dirk walking took him him for a little longer walk today about 1720 feet so a tad over a quarter mile. He enjoyed the walk and I felt pretty good as well.

 New TV. Sharon and Shawn brought it over today and hooked it up for me,Thank God! Bang Head Seems you need to get a Smart Phone to get it working? Bang Head My daughter does not understand why I don't want Netflix, HBO, U Tube or Oruku on the TV! If I want to be on line, I am on the computer. If I want to watch Cable TV I am in the house. I don't need to turn on the TV with my tablet. When I want to watch TV I want to be able to turn it on, period.

 Guess I am offically a old Curmudgeon. Far as I am concern they should be still making 68 Plymouth Road Runners! I am not getting old, world is getting to young!

 Later None smoking Ken and Dirk say's Woof, Woof.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Saturday, December 7, 2019 9:39 PM

Hello everybody.

We read each of your posts to me with prayers ,  kind thoughts, and condolences.  

To each of you: Sincere thanks. 

GARRY

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, December 7, 2019 10:47 PM

cudaken
MGB? Yea when I was around 17 I wanted one, then I sat in one. Well sort of. At 6' 3" it did not go well.

Hi Ed,

I never had a problem sitting in my MGB and I am (was?) 6'2". In fact, I could wear my officer's hat (when I was working at the Air Cadet camp at CFB Trenton) in the 'B' with no problem with the top up.

I did have an issue with the air stream messing up my hair when the top was down, but my brother, who also had an MGB, came up with a neat solution. He took the front header bar out of a 'B' soft top and attached a piece of plexiglass about 4" tall to it. When it was clamped in place it increased the height of the windshield by about 5". That put the air stream above the top of our heads so the ride with the top down was much more comfortable. It even worked in the rain, that is until you had to slow down or stop.Smile, Wink & GrinLaugh

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, December 7, 2019 10:51 PM

Hey Garry,

Sorry for your loss.

Dave

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, December 8, 2019 5:55 AM

Good morning.

It was one of those toss and turn nights for both Judy and I last night.  We decided to get up early and have a long morning together before I take her to wxxk.

I'm going to visit my Daughter again today.  Looking forward to it.  She has a nice view of Union Pacific off her balcony.  I see some long ones with pushers when I,m there.

Quality time with my Daughter and some good trains,  can't think of a better SundaySmile

 

 

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Posted by York1 on Sunday, December 8, 2019 7:18 AM

Good morning!  Doughnuts this morning.

This may turn out to be the warmest day for the next week, and all the snow has now melted excepted for the piles by the driveway.  I will try to pick up more leaves today.

 

cudaken
Seems you need to get a Smart Phone to get it working? My daughter does not understand why I don't want Netflix, HBO, U Tube or Oruku on the TV! If I want to be on line, I am on the computer. If I want to watch Cable TV I am in the house. I don't need to turn on the TV with my tablet. When I want to watch TV I want to be able to turn it on, period.  Guess I am offically a old Curmudgeon.

 

You're not the only one.  When we visit our kids, they have all gotten rid of cable and now they subscribe to different services.  It takes a degree to figure out how to get to any program I may want to watch.  I'm officially a grouchy old man.

Have a good Sunday, everyone.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:02 AM

York1
I'm officially a grouchy old man.

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I went through puberty in the retirement community of Cape Coral, Florida. I developed into a grouchy old man before I was out of my teens.

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-Kevin

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Sunday, December 8, 2019 12:58 PM

Good Evening!

Not a good day - I woke up with my bck yelling insults at me and it has not stopped doing that. It´s a nagging pain that pushed my mood all the way down south! That makes me a grouchy old man, too - and I am proud of it!

I am also bored! Nothing to do and not in the mood to do anything meaningful. I tried to watch a few videos, but In got bored as well after just a couple of minutes into the video - usually the time I need to figure out who´s the villain and how the story will continue.

I got so bored being bored, I fired up my CAD house designer to design my ultimate bachelor pad (just don´t let Petra know)!

If I were a bachelor, that would be all I´d need! Located somewhere high above, where I can look down on man´s miserable earthly existence!

 

 

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by CNCharlie on Sunday, December 8, 2019 3:53 PM

Good Afternoon,

Garry, sorry for your loss. 

Ray, a little while ago I saw a car show on TV and a Daimler SP250 was featured.  It is for sale in Ontario for only 56k.  I have seen those cars on rare occasions so I decided to do a little research. They were built in the early '60s and had a 2.5 litre hemi V8. As the body was fiberglass they only weighed about 2k lbs. so were quite fast for the day, certainly a lot quicker than a MGB. About 9 secs. to 60 which was as good for that era. I think they were the only V8 designed and built in Britain at the time. 

Today I finished my book, Speed Graphics and Steam. What a great book. Took me a couple of days to complete as I like to look at the photos carefully and with the narrative really immerse in 'being there' in 1958. 

Turned a little cool today, only about 0F right now and headed to -11 or so tonight. I plugged in the car which means the block heater for those not familiar. The car will start without it but it warms up far more quickly and is easier on the engine. 

I hope to pick up the engine I bought soon. If I had the room, money, and time I would do a layout that featured mainly passenger operations. I like passenger steam locos far better than the freight ones. Same for diesels. Oh well, I can admire them anyway even if they can only run around the outer loop of my little layout. 

We have some smoked salmon and a little prosecco to go with it for a treat today. 

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Posted by RideOnRoad on Sunday, December 8, 2019 6:35 PM

I am now a Harley rider.

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Posted by York1 on Sunday, December 8, 2019 7:02 PM

RideOnRoad

I am now a Harley rider.

 

 

Look out!  Warn the bouncers at the biker bars you're on the way!

Have fun!  Be careful!

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Posted by cudaken on Sunday, December 8, 2019 7:08 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer please and Dirk his Pedigree Treat.

 Dave it was me that could not fit in the MG, not Ed. Might be the lenght of my Torso, while I don't have short legs they are only 32". I could hardly bend my head to far enough to get in the car. To be honest I do not know what kind of MG it was but it was a convertible.

 Day's off. I feel like I got a lot done the last 4 days off for me!

 1 Today I took Dwight to breakest today. He is the 92 year old neighbor that lives next door that is a WWII Vet. Never knew that till he was in the nursing home.

 2 Mulch some more leaves and the Lawn Mower is offically retired for this year. Yes

 3 Snuck some of Sue's Junk out of the garage and will be going into the dumpster at work. Throwing away some of my junk that I don't want as well. I never really wanted to keep it, just had not got around to throwing it away.

 Ed two things.

 1 I was enjoying are talk, sorry I had to hang up early. My wife freind just kept calling over and over.

 2 When Sharon came over to give me the new TV I was running the layout. She came into the garage to let me know she was here. She Loved the sound of the Bessimer SD with Rolling Thunder! First good thing she has ever said about my trains! Big Smile

 Dirk Walk Took him a little Far'er yet today. Walked about 2100 feet to day. I know that is not much. I have to be carful with my feet being Diabetic plus I have no clue to how much exercise Dirk is use to. He seemed to have a good time and nerer barked at the dog's that where barking at him. He's a good boy!

 Later None Smoking Ken and Dirk say's Woof,Woof!

I hate Rust

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