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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, January 2, 2020 11:01 PM

MisterBeasley
There was something about the Automat that screams "The Future" at you,

But behind those little glass doors was an army of cooks and food prep people all scurrying to fill the empty slots.

Automation, well, OK, for the 1950's I guess. Kind of like having a self-driving car with little people under the hood with a steering wheel, gas and brake pedal while looking through a periscope Whistling


 Top of page three already!

  • Manhattan clam chowder.
  • New York-style cheesecake.
  • New York-style pizza.
  • New York-style bagel.
  • New York-style pastrami.
  • Corned beef.
  • Baked pretzels.
  • New York-style Italian ice.

 

Take your pick, Folks Dinner

Personally, I'll take Manhattan (make it a double) Drinks

Welcome aboard again, Tim!

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by hon30critter on Thursday, January 2, 2020 11:10 PM

CapnCrunch
Thanks for the welcome Ed.  I am indeed a new face at the diner and will post a more formal self-introduction with a separate thread soon.

Hi Tim,

Welcome to the forums!!!           Welcome

We look forward to hearing all about you.

Cheers!!

Dave

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Posted by hon30critter on Thursday, January 2, 2020 11:15 PM

gmpullman
Manhattan clam chowder. New York-style cheesecake. New York-style pizza. New York-style bagel. New York-style pastrami. Corned beef. Baked pretzels. New York-style Italian ice.

Hi Ed,

I might go for a bagel and maybe some clam chowder, but the rest sounds to me to be too filling! I'm trying to cut down on my portions. Last night I only ate 2/3rds of my filet mignon. That's a first.

Dave

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Posted by BATMAN on Friday, January 3, 2020 12:02 AM

Track fiddler

Hey Brent.

I just gots to knows.

Did you finish up that Glenfiddich with some more Tranquility of Christmas lights out the window and some more guitars last nightYes

After all, ..... I would, because it sounded so good the first timeSmile

 

 

TF

 

 

Well TF, I just watched the Canucks dispatch the Chicago Black Hawks and now the time has arrived.

Can you spot the glass of Glenfiddich?

 

The view out the window whilst I pick.

Life is good.

Brent

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Friday, January 3, 2020 12:44 AM

BATMAN
Can you spot the glass of GlenFiddich?

How about a nice cup of coffee?

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

"You´re never too old for a happy childhood!"

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Posted by Weighmaster on Friday, January 3, 2020 7:23 AM

Looks like Snoopy floating in the cupGeeked

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Friday, January 3, 2020 7:38 AM

Weighmaster

Looks like Snoopy floating in the cupGeeked

 

Indeed, Gary - good to see you!

It´s called coffee or latte art and there are some really artists creating beautiful, but rather short-lived pieces of art.

Some examples:

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, January 3, 2020 9:05 AM

Good morning.

Thanks for sharing the Christmas pictures Brent.  You sure do have a tranquil, cozy looking living room and beautiful view out the window.

Finding the scotch glass on the fireplace mantel reminded me of finding Waldo.  I always liked those tooSmile, Wink & Grin

 

 

TF

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Posted by mbinsewi on Friday, January 3, 2020 9:30 AM

Well, actually it's on the hearth, TF, and I can spot that amber color anywhere!  Laugh  You can't hide it from me. Laugh

This weekend, I'll be packing away Christmas.  The weather will be condusive to taking outside stuff down.

Waiting for more interesting stuff from NYC, I certainly have nothing to offer.

Ed's old contruction photos are great!  I love big construction sites, and those meet the qualifications.  I love the form work, and the very labor intense process the crews went through to pour concrete back then.

Mike.

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Posted by York1 on Friday, January 3, 2020 9:32 AM

Good morning, everyone.  Sorry, diner waitresses, I've already eaten breakfast at a different diner.

Not any railroad work getting done today.  I'm finally adding a new outlet to a wall in a guest bedroom.  It's going to take some effort to get the wiring run through some insulated walls, etc.

 

This is my artistic contribution to coffee art:  black, strong, and hot.

 

 

Have a good day, everyone.

John       

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, January 3, 2020 9:49 AM

mbinsewi

Well, actually it's on the hearth, TF, and I can spot that amber color anywhere!  Laugh  You can't hide it from me. Laugh

 

Mike.

 

 

 

I stand corrected Mike I just hadn't had my coffee yet this morning. 

My contribution to the coffee thing.  I must admit I never had an $11 cup of coffee before.  It's a coffee Kahlua Contraption and it sure is good.

Judy asked me to take her out for our New Year's breakfast this morning since I spent the New Year's with my daughter.

 

 

TF

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Friday, January 3, 2020 9:58 AM

ROAR

The Route of the Broadway Lion The Largest Subway Layout in North Dakota.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, January 3, 2020 10:08 AM

York1
This is my artistic contribution to coffee art: black, strong, and hot.

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That is beautiful coffee John, done right.

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-Kevin

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Friday, January 3, 2020 10:15 AM

My favourite coffee looks like this:

Must be the Celtic part of my blood.

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Friday, January 3, 2020 12:12 PM

I just got word that my Mom has passed away. She has not been a kind person all her life and there was many a day when she made the lives of my siblings and mine as miserable as she possibly could, but she was my mother. For that I loved her.

Rest in peace, Mom!

 

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by hon30critter on Friday, January 3, 2020 12:21 PM

Tinplate Toddler
I just got word that my Mom has passed away.

Hi Ulrich,

Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother.

Dave and Dianne.

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Posted by BATMAN on Friday, January 3, 2020 12:21 PM

We only have one Mom Ulrich. My condolences to you and her Grandson.

Brent

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Posted by York1 on Friday, January 3, 2020 12:57 PM

Sorry for the passing of your mother, Ulrich.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, January 3, 2020 1:04 PM

I am so sorry to hear about your Mom Ulrich.  You and your family are in Judy and my thoughts and prayers.

 

John

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Posted by Weighmaster on Friday, January 3, 2020 3:14 PM

Ulrich, Condolences on the passing of your mother.  I fully understand your sentiments, as she sounds very much like my mother, who passed in 2011 at just shy of 97 years.  Not very many good memories, but, as you say "she was my mother", and I did love her too.

Gary

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, January 3, 2020 3:35 PM

Good afternoon . .... Happy New Year, everybody. 

Ulrich .... Sincere condolences to you regarding your mother's passing away. It is never an easy time to lose a parent regardless. 

Ed .... Thanks for starting the January Diner ! 

Lion ... Looks like Ed picked your old stomping ground for January's location. Enjoy it! 

Kevin .... Happy Birthday . I'm not sure it is today or sometime this weekend. 

One of our duaghters has her birthday today. All of our adult children have their birthdays between Decemebr 18 and January 12. Two of them are on January 31, but they are two years apart. 

I'm trying to catch up on a lot of stuff that is not model railroad. However, I did spend a little time in the model railroad room. I worked on another one of the Super Chief cars. I now have grab irons and details on 3 of the 8 cars. After that, I have two extra sleeping cars to work on. 

Everybody: .... Have a great weekend. I hope 2020 is a fantastic year for each of you. 

 

GARRY

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, January 3, 2020 3:51 PM

After all these years.  I thought I was the only one with a problem like this.

My mom was flipped out on opiates the last time I looked her up when I tried to save some kind of a relationship.  I tried and I tried...... God only knows I tried.

When she started being mean to my Judy, that was the last straw.   I just couldn't deal with it anymore.

I can relate with this harsh reality of bad blood involving direct Family that is so unfortunate.

After all was said and done.  My mother did give me birth and she is my mother and I will always love her.  I CAN forgive her and did.  You have to do that for your own sanity and sense of well being.

I only wish I could have helped her with her problems to be a nicer person.  Again God only knows I tried and so did my other siblings.

You Are Not Alone with this Ulrich.  So don't ever feel that you are.

There is somewhat perfect families as they appear on the surface but not every one of us got delt those cards.  The people that were raised in a somewhat normal family cannot even comprehend this.

 

There is no other way to look at it but very sad.

 

Again I am very sorry Ulrich.  I completely understand your words.  Believe me I do.

 

 

 

John

 

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Posted by herrinchoker on Friday, January 3, 2020 3:52 PM

Ulrich,

Condolences on your Mother's passing---

Jan

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Posted by BigDaddy on Friday, January 3, 2020 4:17 PM

Ulrich, Condolences

 

 

 

 

 My mother is 91 and in assisted living.   She did not realize a power surge took out the picture on her TV.  I bought her a new one and spent 2.5 hours setting it up and trying to get the remote for cable to work the TV. 

She was unaware that half the numbers on the contoller didn't work, so there was no way I could program it.  So I had to go to the Xfinity store.

 

Henry

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Friday, January 3, 2020 5:16 PM

Tinplate Toddler

I just got word that my Mom has passed away. She has not been a kind person all her life and there was many a day when she made the lives of my siblings and mine as miserable as she possibly could, but she was my mother. For that I loved her.

Rest in peace, Mom!

 

 

I guess we were among the lucky ones...

 

Many prayers...

ROAR

 

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Posted by cudaken on Friday, January 3, 2020 6:02 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Ulrich I sorry to read about your Mother. Yea I know what you mean about your parnets as they get older. Mine was hateful the last few times I talked with her. Still love her!

 Far as my Daughter Ulrich. She is out of the Hosptial but still has Pneumonia.

 Train Front

 The Bad Seems the B&O Fast freight lost some cars and they where rammed by the Bessimer freight train. Box cars Jacked knife onto the B&O Fast Freight track and stopped it.

 Good New's? Got E-Mail from BLI and it seems I will get the Mighty I1sa back this Monday from warranty repairs. I sure hope this restores my faith in BLI Steam Engines!

 First BBQ of the year and it is not going well. Sigh

 Remember when we customers could trust brand names? Whistling I use to trust the name Char Broil grills. First one last 10 years, second one 13 years. This one, 4 years and I am on the second set of burners and this set is rust throught and sounds like a jet engine!

 Later. Ken and Dirk says Woof, Woof.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, January 3, 2020 8:03 PM

Well enough is enough,  I need to put my tears away, bad memories ain't worth thinking about 

My brother just called me a while ago and it looks like I will be going over there on Saturday to do some more model railroading with his model railroad.  Here is where we left off.

I'm in.  He probably more than likely got his switch tracks and yard finished.

Sounds good to me.  I had a blast the last time I was thereSmile, Wink & Grin

 

 

 

TF

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, January 3, 2020 8:40 PM

I left Atlanta about 10:30 this morning and drove almost straight home.

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As this is being typed, I am listening to Kate Smith sing the White Cliffs of Dover and sipping a scotch and water on ice.

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That is all... ending my birthday, and off to bed soon.

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-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, January 3, 2020 8:45 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEVIN!

YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN MY BUD!

 

 

Track Fiddler

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, January 3, 2020 8:47 PM

Track fiddler
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEVIN.

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Thank you. I just realized I amde the birthday mention in Weekend Photo Fun and not in the Diner... Oh well... sorry about that.

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-Kevin

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Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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