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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, June 4, 2023 6:14 AM

gmpullman
That '71 Olds Vista Cruiser with a dinged right-rear quarter. I always wanted my dad to get one of those. 

My dad had that exact same car. Same color and everything. It was the only brand new car he ever bought. It had a 455 V-8 under the hood. He was going to give me the car when I got my license.

Unfortunately it threw a connecting rod when I was 15 and it was gone.

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Sorry Kevin, but I'm not much on grits either

How about if I add shrimp to the grits for a real southern treat!

Oooh-la-la yummy.

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Posted by York1 on Sunday, June 4, 2023 7:03 AM

Good morning, everyone.  It's another donut day -- two donut days in less than a week.

I haven't had Spam in a long time, but with all this talk about it, I may buy some today.  Like Kevin's recipe, I think it sounds good to have an omelet with salsa, cheese, and spam.  I would also put in some onion and green pepper.  I don't have time today -- it will have to wait until tomorrow.

My layout has been untouched for several weeks.  This week I have to go into the city for a dentist appointment, and I will be able to stop at the hobby store for some styrene pieces I need.  I also will just happen to stop at Menards and Home Depot while I'm there.  I don't need anything, but it sure is fun to walk around and see all the things I want.

That kind of shopping reminds me of raising my family.  I can't tell you how many times I had to find a chair in a mall or a department store while my wife and three daughters "shopped", which meant they tried on every possible piece of clothing the stores carried.  I basically sat like an elderly man and watched the people walk by.  I could never understand how they liked to shop like that until I went into my first Home Depot.

Once I get the styrene pieces I need, I will be able to continue some work on a chemical plant.  I don't have the tracks laid yet, but I want to see how this will all lay out before I commit to laying the tracks.

It's time to leave, so I'll check back when we get home.  Hope everyone has a good Sunday.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Sunday, June 4, 2023 7:54 AM

Good morning fellow diners.  I don't think I ever had Scrapple.  I found out on a podcast that their is a North Carolina breakfast meat that Dale Earnhardt Jr called Liver Mush I don't know if it's exactly the same as this pic of liver pudding, and I won't be finding out in this lifetime.

Major train wreck in India, where a passenger train was shunted into a track with a freight train.  The resulting wreck clipped an oncoming passenger train.  Officials blame "signal interference" not failure.  Whatever that means.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, June 4, 2023 9:01 AM

India really knows how to do train wrecks.

Of course they have lots of spare people down therea to stand around an gawk.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, June 4, 2023 9:15 AM

Now then... I have these two Miller Moths in my room and since they will not leave, I made pets of them. I call one Fred and the other one George. I cannot tell them apart, but that is how it is with Freds and Georges.

When I got up theis morning they were curled up, sleeping on the window sill.

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Sunday, June 4, 2023 12:16 PM

BroadwayLion

Now then... I have these two Miller Moths in my room 

 

 

 

 

Love the M(K)iller Moth  Whistling

 

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Posted by York1 on Sunday, June 4, 2023 12:23 PM

BroadwayLion
When I got up theis morning they were curled up, sleeping on the window sill.

Is that what they're doing?  I have about 2,000 of them sleeping on the window sills of my shed.  I'll try not to wake them!

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Posted by maxman on Sunday, June 4, 2023 4:22 PM

SeeYou190
The movie was based on the book Short Timers.

SeeYou190
If you can get the book, READ IT. It is truly a great book. It has been out of print since the movie was made, so it might be a bit pricey, but very worth it.

Yes, the book is ridiculously priced, but I was able to Google-Up a free PDF version, https://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/i2l/shorttimers.pdf.

I liked the movie better.

Oh, if you're interested in the Phantom Blooper book, you can find that here :

https://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/Vietnam/blooperall.html

Haven't read that yet.

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Posted by hon30critter on Sunday, June 4, 2023 10:15 PM

SeeYou190
How about if I add shrimp to the grits for a real southern treat!

Hi Kevin,

That looks a lot more appealing than a pile of white mush on the side of my plate! I might have to get brave and ask for the recipe.

Cheers!!

Dave

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Posted by "JaBear" on Monday, June 5, 2023 5:15 AM
Gidday Chloe, for the past 65 years, come the first Monday in June, here in NZ we’ve celebrated the Queens Birthday. It seems strange that it’s now the Kings Birthday.
 
Speaking of strange, I am at a loss that a worthy regular patron of the Diner decries the virtues of porridge!!!  I wonder if he has ever tried porridge made from rolled whole grain oats, soaked overnight with an equal amount of water, bought to the boil, and served with a handful of added sultanas, a drizzle of clover honey, and a splodge of fresh cream? Just the meal to stick to your ribcage and get a bloke off to a good start on a winter’s day! A large mug of coffee also helps!
 
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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, June 5, 2023 5:23 AM

I like grits, mush, fried mush but I'll pass on the scrapple.

 scrapple by Edmund, on Flickr

As a lad my mom would make Ralston Purina (cracked wheat) for me. Yes, stick to your ribs, indeed.

 Ralston_Purina by Edmund, on Flickr


 

 

Pretty colors:

 Changes at A-2 by Jonathan Lee, on Flickr

 NS-PRR signal bridge, night, Tipton, PA by John  Leopard, on Flickr

My 1:87 interpretation:

 PRR_Motor-lineup by Edmund, on Flickr

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, June 5, 2023 6:25 AM

The World Is A Beautiful Place

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Good morning everyone. Chloe, I will just have a tall glass of milk and three strips of bacon this morning.

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The Wordle today was one of those words I recall from high school vocabulary lists, but a word I have never written or spoken aloud since then.

By pure luck I got it in four.

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hon30critter
That looks a lot more appealing than a pile of white mush on the side of my plate! I might have to get brave and ask for the recipe.

Those nasty instant grits served in the likes of Cracker Barrel and other "country" or "southern" restaurant chains should be banned.

Real grits prepared in a real southern diner are wonderful.

One of the best entrees I have ever experienced is the signature dish at Chef Henry's restaurant in Acworth, Georgia. It is fried oysters in cream sauce served over grits with cheese. My basic ingredient description does not do justice to the experience of that meal. It is amazing.

Start out  with a bowl of Henry's Gumbo, and finish with his Blueberry Cobbler. Oh, and do not forget the cornbread.

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Posted by NorthBrit on Monday, June 5, 2023 8:06 AM

Good afternoon all.  A dry, cloudy day.   A scone with jam and a pot of afternoon tea please, Zoe.

Went for a drive yesterday.  A 100 mile trip to places we haven't seen for quite a while.

 

Some of the signals at Amsterdam Central Station.

 

 IMG_2691 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Stay Safe Everybody

 

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Posted by Water Level Route on Monday, June 5, 2023 11:43 AM

Hello diners!  Flo, can I get a slice of raspberry pie and a scoop of vanilla ice cream please?

Busy weekend again, but aren't they all this time of year?  Still swamped at work, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  It's called September.  Laugh  After that, my workload should lighten up a bit.

I bought a Precision Craft SD7 a few weeks ago that needs a decoder and speaker installed in it, but I have yet to even take the shell off it to see what I have to work with for space and connections.  I swear I sigh everytime I go by my layout in the basement.  It's been too long.

Hope everyone is having a good Monday.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, June 5, 2023 12:12 PM

maxman
I liked the movie better.

Me too, the movie is much more entertaining. There is nothing funny or amusing in the book that I remember.

Did you prefer book or movie Joker? I liked the book character better, but realize it would not have worked as well in the movie.

The only scene where it really made a difference was his initial confrontation with Animal Mother in Hue City. If I remember the book correctley, they seriously disliked each other, but in the movie it just came across as playful banter.

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Posted by maxman on Monday, June 5, 2023 5:09 PM

SeeYou190
Did you prefer book or movie Joker? I liked the book character better, but realize it would not have worked as well in the movie.

I preferred the movie Joker.  At least in the movie he might have been wired strangely, but at least there were wires.

In the subsequent Phantom Blooper book his decoder lets the smoke out, his wires are fried, and he goes off into the deepest end of the pool (i.e. taking cover during an attack in a muddy slit trench wearing nothing but a Stetson hat).

I think he gets captured in the last part of the book, but I haven't read through it yet.

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Posted by maxman on Monday, June 5, 2023 5:16 PM

SeeYou190
Real grits prepared in a real southern diner are wonderful.

I think I have a texture issue with grits.

Anyhow, are they magic grits?

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Posted by up831 on Monday, June 5, 2023 8:23 PM

Hi Everyone,

Per the clip, no self respecting Southerner would use instant grits.  I prefer quick grits.  They cook up in 5 minutes and are good enough.  I like to put butter and cinnamon on my grits. They're reasonably yummy and will stick with you ona cold January day.  5e closest I've had to "real" grits was my introduction to them at a Waffle House somewhere near Atlanta.  When we're traveling in a southerly direction, I'll still get grits from a Waffle House.  In Georgia, they used to be at just about every freeway exit.  Don't know if they still are.

Less is more,...more or less!

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, June 5, 2023 10:08 PM

up831
I'll still get grits from a Waffle House.  In Georgia, they used to be at just about every freeway exit.  Don't know if they still are.

On I-75 from Atlanta to the Florida State Line, there are plenty of Waffle House restaurants.

I am a big fan of the triple hash browns with everything.

They are building a lot of new Waffle House restaurants down here. A new, clean, beautiful Waffle House just does not feel right.

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Posted by hon30critter on Monday, June 5, 2023 10:37 PM

Speaking of strange, I am at a loss that a worthy regular patron of the Diner decries the virtues of porridge!!!  I wonder if he has ever tried porridge made from rolled whole grain oats, soaked overnight with an equal amount of water, bought to the boil, and served with a handful of added sultanas, a drizzle of clover honey, and a splodge of fresh cream?

Hi Bear,

The best my mom's family could offer was a teaspoon of brown sugar and some milk on their grey, skinned overIck!, mush. I was fine with the brown sugar but there was never enough of it to get through the whole bowl. Creme was a luxury that they didn't indulge in, and the milk simply turned the grey mush into a lighter grey soup (and I use the word 'soup' very generously).

As far as the concept of it "sticking to your ribs", in order to stick to my ribs it had to get past sticking in my throat.Smile, Wink & GrinLaughLaughLaugh I had to force myself to swallow it! My dad agreed!!

Sorry, it's just not my thing! Speak badly of me if you must!Smile, Wink & GrinLaughLaugh

Cheers!!

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Posted by hon30critter on Monday, June 5, 2023 10:56 PM

Dianne and I will be picking up our brand new 2023 Honda Odyssey EXL on Thursday afternoon! We are very happy!

As I may have mentioned, our 2014 Odyssey has started to show signs of age. We had to spend $2000 +- on the suspension last year and the AC has just quit. Those are just a couple of the issues that are rearing their ugly heads so we want to get rid of it before it becomes a money pit. I have to say that I am disappointed that it has not lasted longer. It runs like a charm.

The new Odyssey has every feature imaginable but a lot of them will probably not get used. Dianne and I have been driving for a combined 102 years and we know how to stay in our lanes, not tailgate, and when to lower the high beams. I don't even like using the cruise control. I can do a better job with my right foot. However, I do like the features like the multi-angle rear camera and the blind spot warnings.

Cheers!!

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, June 5, 2023 11:49 PM

Crossing Signals:

 Thomas Underwood Coll B&O552 by John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library, on Flickr

Looks like the engineer lost one of his contact lenses, again!

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Posted by up831 on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 12:12 AM

SeeYou190

 

 
up831
I'll still get grits from a Waffle House.  In Georgia, they used to be at just about every freeway exit.  Don't know if they still are.

 

On I-75 from Atlanta to the Florida State Line, there are plenty of Waffle House restaurants.

I am a big fan of the triple hash browns with everything.

They are building a lot of new Waffle House restaurants down here. A new, clean, beautiful Waffle House just does not feel right.

-Kevin

 

Hi Everyone,

No,a clean brand new Waffle House does not feel right.  I like the food when traveling, but I wouldn't call them "date nite" destinations unless date nite consisted of cleaning the garage!  

Triple hash browns with everything?  Hmmm.  Sounds good.  That's definitely the place to get them.  Standard, smothered, scattered, and I think about 3 other options available at Waffle House, but not "animal style," that's In-n-Out.

Back in the early 90s my wife and I went down to Nashville for a weekend because I'd never seen music row or the Opry before.  Fun time!  On the way home we stopped at a Waffle House on the North end of Nashville after midnight.  There were forms of life there I didn't know existed, and I thought I'd seen just about everything back in my days in Hollywood.  I don't think we even sat down.  We just made a discrete exit and went on our way,...hungry.  At least that's how I remembered it.

Less is more,...more or less!

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Posted by Water Level Route on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 5:43 AM

Good(?) Morning Diners.  Chloe, bacon and eggs and pot of coffee please.

Boy I thought I was tired yesterday.  Coudn't go to bed early yesterday as I had to stay up to help my oldest with some medical stuff after she got out of work.  Then, one of the dogs had an issue in the middle of the night last night.  Then the alarm went off at it's normal time.  The audacity! Laugh

hon30critter
Dianne and I will be picking up our brand new 2023 Honda Odyssey EXL on Thursday afternoon! We are very happy!

That's great news Dave!  Congratulations!
hon30critter
2014 Odyssey has started to show signs of age...we want to get rid of it before it becomes a money pit
I had the same issue with a GMC Sierra I had.  Loved the truck.  It was a bit annoying that it was at the point that you could watch it rust, but I could tolerate that.  However, it was turning into a money maker for the auto parts store.  I had dumped about $2000 into it over the last 1-1/2 years I had it (and that price was with me doing to work) when another $1500 problem showed up on a day I was sick as a dog so was in no shape to work on it.  I was quickly closing in on what the truck was worth.  I had it bandaged up, and traded it in.

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Posted by Water Level Route on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 4:45 PM

Well.  My apologies to the diner staff.  Appears when I posted the picture of the high ball, everyone thought of the cocktail and headed to the club car.  Maybe these will bring them back in?  My treat.

Oh, and here's an extra large tip to split between the staff.  Tips have been hard to come by today.

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Posted by Attuvian1 on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 6:31 PM

Water Level Route

Well.  My apologies to the diner staff.  Appears when I posted the picture of the high ball, everyone thought of the cocktail and headed to the club car. 

Laugh Laugh Laugh

BTW, Mike, just where is the pic from?

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Posted by Attuvian1 on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 6:36 PM

Just Googled it:  crossing of the Maine Central and B&M at Whitefield, NH.

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Posted by York1 on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 7:05 PM

Good evening, everyone.  Just a little under the weather, so it's been some slow days.

Mike, that's a neat picture.  I already had my drink when I saw the photo!

I plan on feeling better tomorrow.  I'll check back then.  Thanks for posting, everyone.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 12:18 AM

Water Level Route
Maybe these will bring them back in?  My treat.

Oh thank you. I do love a good bone-in rib eye.

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Posted by Water Level Route on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 5:49 AM

Good Morning Diners.  Janie, french toast, sausage, and coffee please.

Doing better today (so far).  Got to bed a bit earlier and had a much better night of sleep.  Also did not do anything project wise at home.  I was basically a couch bum.  I needed it.

John, I hope you feel better soon.  Not that there is ever a good time to feel ill, it's especially a bummer during warmer weather.

My wife and daughters put together a summer bucket list.  It's full of things like going to the beach, kayaking, etc.  She said I should put some things on there.  I showed her my list.  It's full of projects that need to happen while the weather is warm.  While she said I was no fun, I don't think she realized that the two lists are mutually exclusive.  Sigh  

Mike

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