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JUNE EDITION OF THE FLAT WHEEL/DD/CS CAFE
Posted by cherokee woman on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 5:13 AM

Well, here we are in our new home for this month.  Everything's spanking clean and shiny!  I believe we got everything moved, and I even found the roll out awning for the patio!

Coffee, juices and other morning beverages are fresh and ready to go.  On the serving station this morning: 

BLTs, along with the regular bagels, bear claws, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, etc.

Happy June 1st for all of you.  Everyone have a great morning, and I'll see you all after Tuesday Produce.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:54 AM

morning

matts last day of school today.Cw thanks for breakfast.better get to bed.

stay safe

joe

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Posted by grampaw pettibone on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 7:01 AM

Good morning, everyone. Thanks for handling the move, Paula. Everything seems shipshape, except that the juke box wasn't plugged in and I don't see the cuspidors. Thanks for breakfast.

72 and fog in Carolina, again a high in the low 80s and more thunderstorms. It seems like we could have a break from the lightning storms. It gets old after a while.

Today, hopefully, will be grocery shopping day If the storms hold off, I will sally forth and restock the larder.

Everyone take care.

Tom

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Posted by blhanel on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 7:12 AM

Cannonball, did a little research on your question in last month's Diner thread, found this article- http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-il-amtraktrainderail,0,373951.story

That particular service is not the Chief, but I forget what they call it now.

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Posted by diningcar on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 7:48 AM

Good morning all. I am back from my annual trip home for Memorial Day. My two brothers met me and we decorated our parents grave site. Then we visited old friends who also make this annual trip.

Our small home town, 2500 population, keeps a beautiful cemetery with a caretaker living on the site. It is one of the finest things a small community can do and ours in Colorado has graves from the 1850's when this was still the wild west.

Saw several BNSF, and one UP, coal trains on their way to TX. The UP had operating rights on BNSF which are infrequently used. Amtrak Nos. 3 and 4 were on time.

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Posted by switch7frg on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 10:18 AM

 Brian; thank you for your effort. I was wondering if it was the Southwest Chief.   There is two of of those trains , one runs the north tier states  and the other runs the southern tier states. Both end in CHG. The Cardinal takes over from CHG. to CINN.  The other one goes on eastward. I don't recall the other train name that goes east .   Amtrak at its finest.

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Posted by tree68 on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 11:11 AM

Wow - June already!  Where does the time go?

Heading back down to the railroad on Wednesday to help shoot a commercial.  Should be interesting.

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Posted by cherokee woman on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 11:52 AM

Tuesday Produce went well this morning.  We only had about 38 people show up today, but I figured that, this being the first day of the month, we would be on the low number side.  On the truck today:  potatoes, yellow squash, gallon jugs of lemon flavored tea, heads of iceberg lettuce and some tomatoes. 

Joe, today is the last day of school here in Jefferson County (Louisville) Ky, also.   

Here is our Mexican Fiesta menu for this afternoon and evening:

1.  6 oz. sirloin

2.  Mesquite-grilled chicken *** dinner

3.  Chimichanga dinner

4.  Fajita dinner

5.  Tacos (soft shell and hard shell)

6.  Burritos (beef, beef & bean, beef enchilada style)

7.  Spanish rice

8.  Smoked cheddar bacon burger

Sarah isn 't working on the railroad today.  Instead, she is helping out with her fire department's road block for this weekend's WHAS Crusade for Children telethon. 

Everyone have a good afternoon, staying cool, keeping safe and taking care.

 

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Posted by Mookie on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 12:15 PM

Tree - you mentioned something in the May Diner - gas stored in attached garage - that caught my eye.  My understanding is that if it is in a proper gas can it is ok.  We have detached garage and our landscaper Cool brings his own mower and gas can. 

So was this fire caused by improper storage of gasoline?  Give me some tips on storing gas normally - just for curiosity sake.

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Posted by spokyone on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 1:23 PM

 Nice place. I'm thinking the larger AC unit is going to be needed soon. Mexican cuisine should hit the spot.

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Posted by Mookie on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 3:04 PM

Tom - I just happen to have a lady's cut glass cuspidor in my living room.  Kind of icky - ladies using a cuspidor....but makes a good conversation piece and it does have a permanent tobacco stain in the bottom.  Blindfold

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Posted by JoeKoh on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 3:39 PM

well it's now official.Matt will be in third grade next year.yes Larry where does the time go?? Cannonball where are you going on amtrak from Chicago? the Lake Shore goes to new york via the old NYC route.The Capitol Limited goes to Washington DC via the nyc,prr Ft Wayne Line (from cleveland to pittsburgh past noras house) then on the B&O to Washington.Bob I helped our AC unit by cleaning out the cottonwood that had become attached to it.Cw thanks for supper.Time to get stuff for work tonigt.Tomorrow we'll have The Shaver's whisk though Nw Ohio on their way to toledo.

stay safe

joe

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Posted by Modelcar on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 4:46 PM

....Hello diner fans....Have not been on here since Friday night, as we have been out east until arriving back in Muncie this afternoon.

Hope all of the crew had a blessed Holiday and were able to attend a Memorial Service in their home area or one of their choice and see friends that perhaps one sees just annually, etc....That is the way it is with us.

It can be a serious / somber time {hearing the "TAPS" being played......and then the "echo" trumpet right after}......Chill time.   Remembering those who served and still do.

Purchased an automobile the day before we left for out east and that added to our busyness.  5 hrs. at the dealership....Then tried to do a quick learning curve on how to run it.....and get ready to go...We were bushed when we got to bed Friday night.

Weather was great for most of our long weekend and the annual celebration / parade in our small home town in Pennsylvania was great as it always is.

Right now we're winding down  and resting and must head out for something to eat.

Walt.....I'll send you several pic's I took of a revised retro gas station refitted as a coffee shop / sandwich shop / icecream, etc. {diner}....It is about a mile from our home here.   It is great.

Later {soon as time permits}, I'll send them and if you care to put any on for the "diner patrons" feel free to do so...{This fellow spent $$$ in all this creation}....

Memorial Day Weekend traffic was surprisingly not a real problem.

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Posted by grampaw pettibone on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 5:35 PM

Did anyone ever locate the spittoons? If not, we may have to go with Jen's cut glass one although the brass ones are more fun to polish.... Remember that you GIs? When I went into the navy, everyone went through the AFEES station at Fort Jackson. One thing that I remember vividly was the door to the head (latrine/bathroom). It was rough, almost splintered with the paint blistered and peeling off it, but it had a brass knob on it with a polish and shine that was like a mirror. I could imagine some poor boot there on his knees with a rag and brasso working on that knob whilst some DI tried to find fault with it.. Those were the days, eh guys?

Tom

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Posted by switch7frg on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 10:41 PM

Whistling  Joe; last year we went to CINN.  on the Cardinal from CHG. Then reverse Cardinal to CHG.    and on the Southwest Chief to FLG. We went to Xenia via Dayton from CINNCY by car ( bro inlaw) . All along the way from flg. we saw the finest of the fine junk yards ~~ LOL

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Posted by Mookie on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 5:42 AM

^~^ - morning?

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Posted by cherokee woman on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 5:57 AM

Good morning, everyone.  Yeah, Mookie, it is morning.  A very muggy morning, with a temp of 73 degrees, and going for a high of 91 today (yesterday we topped out at 90 even), and by 3 p.m., we have a 50% chance of storms.

Coffee, juices and other morning beverages are fresh and ready to go.  Mookie, here's a mug of coffee for you (a big 64 oz. mug), and a 32 oz. one for me.  Maybe it'll give me a jolt of caffiene I definitely need this morning.

On the serving station:  bagels, bear claws, and BLTs for this morning.

Everyone have a good morning, keep safe, and take care.

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Posted by bubbajustin on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 9:27 AM

Morning all.

Today is the last day of school! Will be in later this evening!

Stay Safe.

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Posted by Modelcar on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 10:05 AM

.....Variable overcasts here this morning.....mod temps. and even saw the sun for a few minutes.

Possible thunderstorms / hail / wind later today and tonight.....Mid 70's now.

I must find some dry hours, to get my yard mowed after being away for the long weekend.....Growing so fast...

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Posted by cherokee woman on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 10:58 AM

Guess what I did this a.m.?  Went back to bed and got a couple more hours sleep.  Feeling a little bit more wide awake now.

Today is going to be:  Chinese Food.  On the serving station:

Appetizers:

1.  Shrimp egg rolls

2.  Fried wonton

3.  Crab rangoon

Soup:

1.  Wonton soup

2.  Egg drop soup

3.  Chicken rice

Fried Rice:

Your choice of:  Roast pork, Fresh shrimp, beef, chicken, Vegetable

Lo Mein:

Plain, Vegetable, Roast pork, Chicken, Beef, Shrimp

Dinners:

1.  Moo Goo Gai Pan

2.  Sweet & sour shrimp

3.  Seafood combo

4.  Pepper steak

5.  Boneless spare ribs

6.  Beefw/broccoli

7.  Chicken w/snow peas

8.  Mongolian beef

Hope you all enjoy, and have a safe, cool afternoon.

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Posted by Mookie on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 7:39 PM

must move to top so we aren't in 2 months. 

Or maybe we should do May all over again? 

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Posted by Modelcar on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 7:57 PM

....Blame it on me....I answered Dale up yonder in Canada of a question he had asked before we took off for the long weekend.

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Posted by Mookie on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 8:05 PM

OK - that was easy. 

Your penalty will be - you will have to mow!  Approve

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Posted by tree68 on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 8:10 PM

Mookie

you will have to mow!  Approve

I just mowed on Monday.  It's due again.

Travelled down to the railroad to help with a bit in a commercial.  The actual filming lasted about 30 seconds or so.  At least I got some minor repairs done on one of our cars while I was there. 

Gonna rain tonight, I think.  That'll really help the lawn along.  Maybe we'll duck some of the heavy stuff, though.

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Posted by Willy2 on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 9:13 PM

For those not on Facebook, I thought I would share a few photos of an intense storm that moved through Omaha on Monday evening. At home, we had 1.88" of rain in less than an hour, as well as quarter size hail and a wind gust to 65 mph.

Finally, I like this shot of a BNSF coal train that I got on Memorial Day. Even though it appears rural, this is actually right in the middle of the Omaha metropolitan area.

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Posted by locomutt on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 9:44 PM

Sarah didn't get called by the R.R. to work this evening, so she did some other work in our front yard; a little creativity in flower bed close to the big pine tree.

 

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Posted by Modelcar on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 10:40 PM

Mookie

Your penalty will be - you will have to mow!  Approve

.......And I did that this afternoon...{in the heat}, and had to just take a half cut so it would look nice.....So really, I mowed twice.  The second one can be stuck in storage and used for next penalty.

Had mowed Friday afternoon before the holiday....Just a bit too long to wait to repeat the way it's growing now......

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Posted by cherokee woman on Thursday, June 3, 2010 4:49 AM

Good Thursday morning, everyone.  We have a current temp of about 74 degrees, and have had some rain overnight.  There are some counties northwest of us, in southern Indiana, who are under a severe thunderstorm warning (supposed to over in about 3,5 minutes for them).  According to what I've seen on the weather this morning, we're only supposed to have rain; so hopefully ,all the bad stuff will stay away from us. 

Coffee, juices and other morning beverages are fresh and ready to go.  There's milk, chocolate milk, cider, iced tea and hot water is on for our hot tea drinkers.  And on the serving station this morning:  bagels, bear claws, turkey bacon, sausage patties/links, scrambled eggs, toast w/various flavors of jelly/jam/preserves, homemade buttermilk biscuits w/sausage gravy.

Willy, looks like you all had some 'nice' storms rolling thru Omaha.  Nice shots you got of it! 

Walt, your picture is pretty good, also.  Huh, think you could spray paint the brick pieces  Red, White and Blue?

Everyone have a very good morning, stay dry, if you are in the areas getting the rain/storms, and take care.

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Posted by grampaw pettibone on Thursday, June 3, 2010 5:53 AM

Good morning, after a stormy afternoon, evening and early AM. We got just under two and a half inches which was needed badly. The boffins promise more of the same with a high of 82 for both today and tomorrow.

I've been watching the situation between Israel and Turkey very closely. It looks very bad at present.

Everyone take care

Tom

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Posted by JoeKoh on Thursday, June 3, 2010 7:28 AM

good morning

whew what a day yesterday with Carl and Pat.We started in marion ohio and then gave them the dollar tour of defiance.Carl got to see the maw in action,FC,the clinton st viaduct(and some of the others) and also the Fort ground near the library where defiance was founded.Need to do errands and chores today.Tonight its back to work but it will be friday.Cw thanks so much for breakfast and lunch.

stay safe

joe

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