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Posted by RideOnRoad on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 6:03 PM

I was the oldest of two young parents. When I was born, I had all of my grandparents and four great-grandparents. One great-grandmother lived to be well over 100 and had many great-great-grandchildren. My parents now have 15 great-grandchildren and my father is only 80. I would say the chances of great-great children are pretty good for them.

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 5:35 PM

SeeYou190

My favorite beers are the Belgian Tripels.

-Kevin

 

There's one Belgian Trippel here called Noir et Bleu.  It's 9% ABV.  It's one of my favorites.  It's made with blueberries and has that taste in the background.

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

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 2:57 PM

I, too, never met my grandfathers, as they were gone before I was born.  I have one photo each of my paternal grandfather and my paternal great-grandfather.

I did know both grandmothers, but my paternal grandmother had dementia by the time I was old enough to know her.

I have two male cousins a couple of years older than me.  Other than them, I am the oldest male on either side of the family.  At some time many years ago, I realized that none of the smokers got much past 70.

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

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 12:55 PM

Water Level Route
"In Color" by Jamey Johnson I loved until I lost my grandpa.

That one kills me.

All I have of my paternal grandfather are some black and white photos that show him in the depression, serving in World War 2, and with my dad and uncle when they were little.

I imagine life was much harder than those old photos make it look.

He passed when I was 1 year old, so I do not remember him.

-Kevin

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Posted by Water Level Route on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:56 AM

SeeYou190
This song went to #2 on the US Pop, #1 on US Adult, #1 on US Mainstream Rock, spent seven weeks at #1 on Canadian Pop, the album it is from went 4X/Platinum, and has been downloaded millions of times from iTunes, yet many people place this song at #1 on their "worst songs of all time" lists.

Probably because it hits them where it hurts.  It's a great song that speaks to cherished memories of times gone by, lost innocence, and wanting the chance to do some things over.  Not wanting to leave spot place with personal memories, but not being able to stay with the pain of having those times gone.  Completely relatable and tugs at the heart strings.  A lot of people just want music to take them to their happy place.

"Let them be little" by Billy Dean never bothered me until I had kids.  Now I still like it, but can't listen to it.

"In Color" by Jamey Johnson I loved until I lost my grandpa.  Now that one is tough to listen to as well.  Still, wouldn't place either of them in any worst song category.  Maybe I just have a different perspective.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:29 AM

Liked the Nickelback video Kevin.  Don't know if I ever heard it but I could definitely relate as I'm sure anyone could.

Just got done cleaning up the evening slop in the kitchen.  Now I'm waiting for Judy to get back from the doctor so we can go do round 5 of the Storage Shuffle as I call it.  We're getting there!

Today I'm bringing down two wet-dry aquatic systems that have never been used to Mike who owns an aquarium store.  Also I have a barrel of about 200 pounds of Fiji live rock that was extremely expensive.  Mike is taking this stuff on consignment as my aquarium hobby is a long gone thing of the past.

Aquarium stores are starting to suffer just as bad as the hobby stores did.  I'm just hopeful this will help Mike out as I'm sure it will me, taking it off my hands.

After our chore today will be time for a patio lunch and a beerDinnerBeerYes

 

Have a great day guys

 

 

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Posted by York1 on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:24 AM

Good morning, everyone.

Another blank day today, but tomorrow is exciting.  I have a dentist appointment in the city (50 miles away), but after that I have time to go to Menards and Home Depot!  I will put up with the root canal if I get rewarded with shopping at my favorite stores.

Lion, about a month ago my computer quit saving passwords.  Just like that.  It happened after a Windows 10 update.  I've looked online and followed what they say, but nothing worked.

I finally decided to use my virus protecting software which has a password manager.  It works great.  It generates long random passwords, and I only have to remember one password.

You're a computer expert, so this probably doesn't mean much for you, but for me it was the best thing to happen.  My complete computer knowledge is I know where the "on" button is.

I also don't use a phone.  I like seeing and reading things on a large screen.

Have a good day, everyone.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:02 AM

MisterBeasley
the trend of making sour beers and fruity beers to appeal to young drinkers

I have tried two sours, and I did not like either one of them.

I do not believe I will be trying a third.

My favorite beers are the Belgian Tripels.

-Kevin

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 10:41 AM

SeeYou190

 

 
Water Level Route
I love variety.  Unless it's an IPA.  Don't care for those.  

 

I don't know how anyone can drink an IPA. Yuck!

Dead

Well, I have become mostly an IPA beer drinker.  We visit a lot of local breweries and the beer fridge in the garage is full of IPAs.  We got a bunch more yesterday, and for a quick refill there's a well stocked liquor store just down the street.

German beer law specifies what a beer is, and the American ultra lites don't qualify.  Budweiser, in particular, is made with rice, not barley which is the proper ingredient.

Some Germans are actually jealous of the more more relaxed American ingredient lists.  The American micro-brew business is far more creative than what's being done in the traditional beer-making countries of Europe.

I love a good IPA, but the trend of making sour beers and fruity beers to appeal to young drinkers who haven't quite graduated from their teenage soda pop years is tying up too many fermenters.

And yes, I do have a brewery on my layout, and a bunch of ice-bunker billboard reefers from Greenway, which are just simple Athearn BB models they've repainted.  I even did a repaint for my own Strumpet Brewery.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 9:28 AM

hon30critter
Ontario is a great place to see fall colours but we were there quite recently. How about New England?

New England ! ! ! ? ? ?

New England is a city in S.W. North Dakota.... And the Train doesn't go there any more.

I don't recal that they had any trees either, but the grasses turn nice shades of red, yellow and orange.!

 Just the right place to hunt wildebeests!

ROAR

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:22 AM

Water Level Route
I love variety.  Unless it's an IPA.  Don't care for those.  

I don't know how anyone can drink an IPA. Yuck!

Dead

I think people like to talk-down Budweiser the same way that many people talk-down Nickelback.

When something is wildly popular and appeals to the greater masses, some people think it makes themselves seem more worldly and intelligent to point out to us what is wrong with our perfectly satisfactory treat.

Budweiser is an excellent beer with unbeatable quality control, and Nickelback is a perfectly good sounding and marketable rock band.

This song went to #2 on the US Pop, #1 on US Adult, #1 on US Mainstream Rock, spent seven weeks at #1 on Canadian Pop, the album it is from went 4X/Platinum, and has been downloaded millions of times from iTunes, yet many people place this song at #1 on their "worst songs of all time" lists. These are probably the same people that say Budweiser is the worst beer ever.

Whatever.

-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:21 AM

Good morning

Welcome back Lion,  glad to have you back and know you're okay in this world of uncertainty these days.

 

BATMAN

TF, love the sign, it reminded me of a fishing resort we went to for years on Kootenay Lake. It was built and run by a German family and was always in pristine condition and they were a wonderful host. I went back to check the place out when we were in the area some 40 years later. What a heartbreak, it was totally run down, I wish I had not stopped by.Sigh

 

Thanks Brent.

I felt the same way on my return visit so many years later.  The old saying "you can never go back" definitely has its reasons.  I was pretty much disappointed as nothing was the same as I remembered. 

I just keep my memories nowSmile  I sent the original sign picture to the current Resort owners.  They were quite delighted in their reply.

 

P.S.   I can enjoy an ice cold Bud.  I don't always buy the same beer.  I like to switch things up as different is a good thing.  I actually enjoy the bitterness in the flavor of an IPA but tend to stay away from them.  They are one of the highest in yeast content and tend to mess with your joints.

 

 

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Posted by Water Level Route on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:12 AM

Good morning everybody.  Been busy lately so no time to post.  Good to hear from Lion!  Thanks for the beer Kevin!

York1
Thanks for the Budweiser, Kevin!  There are many who don't like that beer, and I remember Ulrich even saying it's not really beer.  I don't care.  It's my favorite, and nothing tastes better to me after a hot day than an ice cold Bud.

Lots of people feel this way.  Budweiser is the best selling non-light beer in the USA and a regular of mine, although I'm not an only one brand of beer kind of guy.  I love variety.  Unless it's an IPA.  Don't care for those.  

Cheers fellas!

Mike

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:55 AM

hon30critter
Another consideration might be to move to a state(s) which is famous for its fall colours.

Well, I guess that rules Florida out.

Our fall colours are green. Same as our Spring, Summer, and Winter colours.

-Kevin

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:26 AM

Hi gang!

Is it too early to start talking about where to move the Diner to in September? I have a couple of suggestions. One place is New Mexico. When I was searching for railroading items for this month's Diner I got far more hits for New Mexico than I did for Mexico. There seems to be lots of railroading action there.

Another consideration might be to move to a state(s) which is famous for its fall colours. I love looking at a forest that is at its peak in the fall. Ontario is a great place to see fall colours but we were there quite recently. How about New England?

Cheers!!

Dave

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Posted by "JaBear" on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:11 AM

exercise by Bear, on Flickr

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Posted by cudaken on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 10:23 PM

 Eveing Diners

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

 Lion Good to see you again.

 Weather is still sticky. Not as bad as yesterday but still sucks rail spikes!

 Ed While I love the Thunder Tennis Balls (all so know as Rolling Thunder) I sure whish they used QSI decoders.

 Later, Ken and Dirk says Woof, Woof!

 

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 9:06 PM

York1
Lion, it's great to hear from you again. I'm headed to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in the near future, to do some hiking. I'll honk on I-94 when I go by.

 

Well, do more than HONK. Plan to stop by and we will climb to the third floor to visit the train room!

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:49 PM

Everyone must be busy with other things beside hanging around the diner? DinnerWhistling

Pleasant weather here the past few days, more rain is needed, though StormUmbrellaStorm

Yes, it was nice to have a chat with you, Ken. I looked at my JMRI last night and my version has a "Clear Unused Slots" button in the Loconet > Slot Monitor menu.

Did you give me a Broadway Limited virus? HmmDead I was running my new PRR Streamlined K4 and all of a sudden the decoder went haywire Crying

At least half my Paragon 3 decoders have gone belly-up. Where is BLI getting their electronics made. No QC! I have a message sent to service and awaiting their response.

There was a beautiful sunrise this morning, blood-red orb, but by the time I walked back to a clearing the sun had already risen too high for a good photo.

Glad to see the LION is back on the mane-lion Big Smile

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by York1 on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:32 PM

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Posted by BigDaddy on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:17 PM

Good to see Lion has come out of his lair.

I use the free version of Lastpass for two or three hundred passwords.  It works on my Iphone as well.

 

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Posted by York1 on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:58 AM

Good morning, everyone, at least for the next 15 minutes.

Lion, it's great to hear from you again.  I'm headed to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in the near future, to do some hiking.  I'll honk on I-94 when I go by.

Thanks for the Budweiser, Kevin!  There are many who don't like that beer, and I remember Ulrich even saying it's not really beer.  I don't care.  It's my favorite, and nothing tastes better to me after a hot day than an ice cold Bud.

When the kids were little, I took them every Saturday morning to Tastee Donuts.  I decided that will be my next scratchbuild project on the layout -- a Tastee Donut shop.  Brings back great memories of me and the girls sitting at the counter eating donuts every week.

 

 

How about those cars!

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 9:18 AM

BroadwayLion
I looked throug the settings and account stuff... but found no way to pass the changeword : )

Welcome back Lion!

I tried to change my password in March, and could not figure it out.

-Kevin

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 9:09 AM

I looked throug the settings and account stuff... but found no way to pass the changeword : )

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 8:57 AM

LION had cleaned out the FIREFOX of him bekause of many difugelties with it. Then when asked, him could not get back in again. Him had wiped history auto fillins and passwords. 

 

What a to do... But over the night the Lion thunked that him could use the Chrome Browser an whatt do you know, it remembered my name and password.

I think I will go to account settings and put my standard password in tha spot.

 

And then I will lode it in my password utility which is where I look for things that I did not finde.

 

Server of Broadway is still in hiding... It is a 'DNS  issue, and I will have to call my provider to see watt him can about it do!

 

ROPAR

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 8:50 AM

gmpullman

 

 

 

 
hon30critter
Does anyone remember the name of Lion's Abbey?

 

 

 

I seem to recall it is this one:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assumption_Abbey_(North_Dakota)

It seems like LION'S photo hosting sites are down as well.

 

 

 
SpaceMouse
Ed, This isn't going to be one of those Elf-on-a-Shelf memes is it?

 

Maybe not, But —

         How about the cat-in-the-roundhouse?

 Roundhouse_cat_sm by Edmund, on Flickr

 [[edit]]  How did I get to the top? 

Well, everyone is entitled to a "Free Lunch" on me DinnerBig Smile

Regards, Ed

 

 

Look at that pretty femail cat!

 

Maybe she will get a round tuit!

 

: )

ROAR

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Monday, August 24, 2020 10:55 PM

Good to hear from Lion!

I am not a beer person so Kevin have mine. 

sleepy here, so off to bed. 

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Posted by cudaken on Monday, August 24, 2020 10:24 PM

 Eveing Diners

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

 Kevin Up here in the North we do have wind chill as part of our weather guessing forcast.

 Weather here was nasty today. Very sticky outside and it was only 82 degress when I got home. Only sat outside with Dirk for about 10 minutes, then I was done.

 Lion Good to hear it was only computer problems from being on the site.

 Best 2 things I have done after buying this house?

  1.Installed a widow A/C to the garage.

 2 Added gas heat to the garage.

 Ed Good talking to you tonight.

 Later, Ken and Dirk says Woof, Woof.

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Posted by BATMAN on Monday, August 24, 2020 10:07 PM

Good evening all, it was another perfect day in paradise with temps in the mid-twenties. Just enough Summer and just enough Winter to make things perfectly enjoyable. No bugs that make you stay indoors or require repellent.Smile

The painters are coming in the morning to wash the house and will start painting on Friday. Windows floors, kitchen will follow as we get to it over the coming months. The trouble with having so much going on, we are finding it hard to fit it in. It will get done though.

Sat down and had a long discussion with the kids yesterday as we need to get our will(s) updated. Both kids agreed that trust is the best way to go all things considered. This will offer them the best protection from so many things.

TF, love the sign, it reminded me of a fishing resort we went to for years on Kootenay Lake. It was built and run by a German family and was always in pristine condition and they were a wonderful host. I went back to check the place out when we were in the area some 40 years later. What a heartbreak, it was totally run down, I wish I had not stopped by.Sigh

I love woodburning fireplaces and was disappointed when I bought this place as it had gas fireplaces. I had wood at my old house and after a day at work out in the cold, it was nice to park myself in front of the crackle of wood burning.

The Canucks forgot to show up last night. History shows they rarely show up for the first game in a series though, so I hope they come to play tomorrow.

Speaking of camping out in the snow and cold, I took a two-week survival course in February in the mountains about a 100 miles North of Vancouver once. It was horrible. It was a pilot program offered by the school board and I volunteered thinking it was two weeks of getting out of school. We had limited food, a sleeping bag but no tent, just a piece of plastic to put around the bag. Worst experience of my life, but I learned a lot.

I am out of gas early tonight so will join the wife as she is always in bed by 2100hrs. She is soft and cuddly and the same size as she was when I married her. Meryl Streep never really caught my attention until I hooked up with and married a knock off. Then all of a sudden she was the most beautiful woman in the world.Laugh

All the best to all.

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, August 24, 2020 9:47 PM

So this bud's for you!

Thanks Kevin!

 

 

TF

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