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Elliott's Trackside Diner XII Locked

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  • From: East central Illinois
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Posted by Cox 47 on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 8:51 AM

Good Morning All...Its cloudy and 68 here got a bunch of rain yesterday..I'll have ham and eggs,fried taters and just leave the coffee pot on the table please..Thank You...Visiting Nurse is coming this morning to take the last 5 staples out of my leg gonna be good to get them out..Worked alittle yesterday on a couple of circus wagons for my circus train...

Jeff..Thats another good thoughts and prayers for your Dad..

You all have a good one..Jerry


Looks like I'm buying..Order up and enjoy!!I'll be in the kitchen on KP ...This dish washing is hard on my hands!..LOL...

ILLinois and Southern...Serving the Coal belt of southern Illinois with a Smile...
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Posted by howmus on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 9:15 AM

Mornin' everyone!

A bit chilly here in the Finger Lakes this morning.  Currently 56°F under cloudy skies and a high of only 61°F this afternoon.  Looking at some rain later in the day and all day tomorrow.  That is a good thing as we are at less than half our normal rainfall for the last several months.  Predicting an inch of rain today and tonight and another inch tomorrow.

Zoe I'll have bowl of one of those high fiber cereals.  You know the one with the dried fruit and the nuts.  Morning Blends I think they call it....  Ya I know we already have enough "nuts" in here but we are an interesting crew to be sure!  Oh, don't forget a pot of dark roast in a FGLK Mug.  Thanks!

I have to work fast if I am going to get everything done I had planned for the outside today.  Got to buy some "MooPoo" for the garden, then get it rototilled in so I can plant my broccoli and peppers.

I'll go sit in the back with Barry and watch Jerry first.  (Ooo, I'm a poet and don't know it......)

Brought in a nice article about my son.  He would have titled it "Trailer Trash makes good" (family joke as we lived several times in mobile homes, some very nice ones BTW when he was growing up).  He says that now he will be able to keep me in a "good" nursing home in a few years....


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

We'll get there sooner or later! 

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Posted by Ole Timer on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 9:45 AM

 Second cup of Jo ... rain again !!!  My old friend Arthur  Ritis is having a field day in my back .... Sigh  .... hope all had a great weekend . Received yet another diecast caboose ... that I did'nt need ... LOL . Making some windows/winshields for the Williams CF's .... I won't paint or weather in humid weather . Have to finish stripping one car of detail parts and reinstalling them on another ..... why am I never satisfied ... Clown ? Found a set of number decals for them so I won't have 2 of the same number ... YEA !! Later folks .... God Bless .....  

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Posted by TMarsh on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 10:12 AM

Mornin all. I've been working on some more lighting in Toddland (of which I'm king) this morning. Well, staring is morelike it. Thought I had some wire. Guess I was wrong. Now I'm trying to justify a trip to town to get some. Wonder what else I need? Whistling

Have a Great Day!


Central Illinoyz

In order to keep my position as Master and Supreme Ruler of the House, I don't argue with my wife.

I'm a small town boy. A product of two people from even smaller towns. I don’t talk on topic….. I just talk. Laugh

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Posted by Robby P. on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 10:54 AM

Good late morning.  I will take a sweet tea for now.

I'm coming and going.   Last day with the M-I-L !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Approve

Gotta go to a few stores, and thats our day.  Haven't touched the layout.  Haven't been home to much Whistling.

Jeff.........If you want some Robins, I have babies all over the place at my house.   Its like the Robins have been watching the rabbits around here.

Well everybody, I gotta run.


 "Rust, whats not to love?"      

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Posted by Cederstrand on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 11:44 AM

1/2 cup coffee in a  SantaFe  mug, please & thanks.

Storms are knocking on the valley here.

Not much to report on. Have a good day all.

Cowboy Rob

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Posted by howmus on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 11:47 AM


Drove the truck out of town a few miles to get 10 bags of "Moo Doo" which is just Cow Manure for the garden.  Got back home unloaded the bags into the garden, drove the truck back around the house to park it.  The D@%^ Brakes stuck on again!!!!!  GRRRRRRRRRRRRR!  So I am waiting to have my son follow me up to the dealers and give me a ride back home.  This time they WILL replace the calipers on it!  So much for trying to save money.  The truck has been driven several times in the 2 weeks since they "fixed" it, so it is not the, "Oh you need to drive it more" solution!

Robby P.
Last day with the M-I-L !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Approve


Nice ain't it....Smile,Wink, & Grin   Actually I am one of those guys who absolutely adored my MIL.  She was one of the sweetest and kindest persons that ever lived.  I miss her much more than my own Mother (and I do miss her too).  My MIL was well read, intelligent, easy to get along with, and helpful.  She also was the world's best pie baker!!!  You wouldn't waste one of her pies in that darned catapult thing.  The crusts would simply melt in your mouth.  Friday night in their house was traditionally called "scraps and apple pie" night as as my FIL got paid on Friday and there wasn't time to go to the store before supper time.  And, by Thursday the money was already spent.......  My Mother got all of her pies "homemade" by Mrs. Smith from the frozen foods aisle at the Super Market.  She would say why make them yourself when they are just as good as homemade.....  She was right as I remember her homemade pies... Ugh!  Yep just the same as Mrs. Smiths....Whistling

Oh, BTW Jeffrey, I have a nest of Robins raising a brood in the light cover on my back porch.  I have been trying to get a photo of them, maybe later.  They get very nervous having me too near the nest although I can nw walk by and they don't leave unless I look at them.

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

We'll get there sooner or later! 

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Posted by tstage on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 1:48 PM

It's the "stroke of 12" and the sun is setting, fellas.  Looks like it's time to remodel the diner again...


Time...It marches on...without ever turning around to see if anyone is even keeping in step.

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