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Welcome to Jeffrey's Trackside Diner July, 2020 In The UK and British Isles

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Posted by "JaBear" on Friday, July 31, 2020 5:16 PM
Well the brain cell has certainly had a work out the last few days, cobwebs being blown off the dim and distant memory banks; “Mike Milligan and his Steam Shovel” and now, lard soap.
 

I can remember my Grandma making soap from mutton lard, and my Mum using it to do the laundry, the soap placed in a muslin bag sitting in the water in the centre post agitator washing machine. Monday was always Washing Day.

“An income tax form is like a laundry list - either way you lose your shirt.”-Fred Allen.

Thoughts and best Wishes to All that need them. Stay Safe.

Cheers, the Bear.Smile

EDIT!!!! Top of the Page!!! Better have a last feed of 'greasies" (though a good Fish and Chip Shop, like my local one, can keep the oil to a minimum), before we head off to Mexico.

Fishnchips. by Bear, on Flickr 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, July 31, 2020 5:51 PM

Wow, it took over five hours to run all my errands today.

We are all set for another two weeks of isolation. I spent over $1,000.00 at Home Depot, but I should have enough to get everything done on the Lanai.

The tropical storm is turning away from us. There must have been 20 people at Home Depot returning generators and chainsaws.

I decided to install three ceiling fans out back on the lanai. I hope to use it a lot more once it is complete.

My purple Crape Myrtles never did bloom this year. Once they waited all the way until mid-August, so there is still some hope.

Bear: I already had Chinese food for dinner, but your picture makes me wish I would have opted for Pete's Fish And Chips instead.

-Kevin

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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Posted by cudaken on Friday, July 31, 2020 8:52 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gang a I some Fried Feet, a Beer and Dirk a dog treat.

  Wether is very strange today. It got down to 68 degress at 4:00 PM? But very humid at 97% so you are cold and sticky at the same time. That sucks.

 For some reason my right shoulder and elbow hurts today? I have not lifted anything heavy or anything hard? Guess it is because I am getting old.

 Later Ken and Dirk says Woof, Woof. 

I hate Rust

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, July 31, 2020 11:10 PM

Is this the last post before the diner moves to Mexico?

-Kevin

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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Posted by BATMAN on Friday, July 31, 2020 11:15 PM

2115hrs on the West Coast.

 

Brent

It's not the age honey, it's the mileage.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, July 31, 2020 11:20 PM

I guess it was not.

Tomorrow will be a very busy day working on the Lanai. I hope to get at least three of the ceiling sections of drywall hung. This is going to ba an adventure.

Goodbye to the UK... on towards the land South Of The Border!

-Kevin

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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Posted by BATMAN on Friday, July 31, 2020 11:28 PM

Two sets of pushers heading back down so the boys can ride together and shoot the breeze.

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Smile, Wink & GrinLaugh

Brent

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Posted by "JaBear" on Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:47 AM

BATMAN
2115hrs on the West Coast.

Already 1746 hours , 1st of August here!! Stick out tongue

SmileSmile

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:14 AM

Ooops,

Laid down for a nap after supper and didn't wake up until 2:00 am.

I'll start the trip to Mexico right now!

Sorry,

Dave

I'm just a dude with a bad back having a lot of fun with model trains, and finally building a layout!

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