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    De Leon, Texas (Raised between Dunlap and Soldier, Iowa)

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  1. Bruce Catton's books on that war are excellent reads.
  2. One of the first books my Dad gave me, and which I still have was "In Flanders Fields" (the book, not the poem), I also have The Guns of August, by Barbara Tuchman. A couple of other books given to me by my Dad are: The Great Plains, first published in 1931 and a Floyd Clymer book on American steam traction engines. https://www.amazon.com/Great-Plains-Walter-Prescott-Webb/dp/0803297025 https://www.amazon.com/Floyd-Clymers-Historical-Traction-Engines/dp/B00275OAL6 I don't ever remember him saying anything about Mari Sandoz, or her books about Nebraska.
  3. Nothing wrong with reading, or re-reading books of that genre, I have purchased "Bulldozer" by Stephen Meader, a book I first found in the school library, and I would like to get some of his other books, but they are high dollar items. (I doubt if they would be allowed in a school library today, since the book encourages self-motivation, a work ethic, and has instances of violence and drinking) https://www.amazon.com/Bulldozer-Stephen-Meader/dp/1931177031 Another excellent author was Elmer Kelton, he churned out a lot of Louis Lamour type BS, but his books like The Good Ol' Boys, Cloudy In The West, The Man Who Rode Midnight, The Day The Cowboys Quit, The Wolf and the Buffalo, The Time It Never Rained, are most excellent reading, and the fact that he grew up in the Crane, TX area, makes them easy to visualize, if you have ever been up thru West Texas, as there is a lot of actual history in his fictional writings. H3LL, I have even been guilty of reading a "Hank, The Cowdog" book every now and then.
  4. Mr. Snerdly would LOVE to have that Hy-Tran bucket.
  5. http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/index.php/2020/06/27/its-probably-nothing-81/#comment-1332232 The comments are NOT kind! In one there is a mention of the dam on the Columbia River above Revelstoke, B.C. I have toured that dam (an individual walk-through tour) and it is the ONLY dam I have been in that has a display showing the inner leakage that goes on within the dam. Not that many, but, in addition to the above, I have been in, Boulder, Grand Coulee, and Gavins Point, but someday, which is NEVER going to happen, I would like to see the dams of the Tennessee Valley Authority, on my way to Oak Ridge. I should have went thru the powerhouse at Ft. Peck, but you needed to pre-register, so I went thru the visitor center, and drove across the dam instead. (During the building of Ft. Peck, there was a huge collapse of part of the earth filled portion.) Power houses at Ft. Peck
  6. I have no problem with the local JD dealer, they treat me decent even though I spend far less than $50 a year on parts with them, but I also go in when there are no other vehicles parked out front. The fact that one salesman is from Haxtun, CO, and another had retired from Chevron also is a reason to go in and look at the toys, and ask a question or two about the latest and greatest from Deere, as well as pick up a piece of sales literature.
  7. Before there were personalized plates, my Dad had, for several years, Iowa 67--27 plates on our car, and 67--27 Truck plates on the pickup. (67 being Monona County) One of my uncles had Nebraska 59 GH59 (GH being his initials) on his car for years. (59 being Sarpy County)
  8. Let me be the first to call for a torch and pitchfork bearing mob of "peaceful protesters" to burn that Juan Deere wind spinner! You are certainly lucky that MOST on here are such tolerant persons.
  9. Disclaimer, I HATE stop lights far more than I do parking meters, for the reason listed below. I can't think of the last time I have been in a town/city big enough to have a parking meter. (Maybe Greeley, CO, or Cheyenne, WY) I used to just toss the 'ticket' in the trash, but now that certain cities have an ordinance that "failure to pay, results in not being able to renew your license plates or drivers license, I would have to check to see if such applies only to residents of that city/county, or if it applies to those who live outside the town, city, or county. To be honest, I do not know if meters take coins anymore, or if you have to have an 'app' to feed them, which seems discriminatory to people like me, who neither have, or want internet access on my 'smart' phone. After some thought, given that downtown areas in most cities and towns are pretty much devoid of business, how many municipalities are still trying to milk revenue from the few people who actually go downtown? Years ago, maybe back in the late 1960's, a friend an I were at the Alamo, and he happened to bump a meter while parking and the whole thing fell over, scattering coins everywhere, much like the time I won $20 or so out of nickle slot machine. (Cool-Hand Luke had the right idea!)
  10. I had never heard WCR 49 referred to as that, but yes it is. Another 1206 just a mile or so north of Keenesburg.
  11. Any book by Byron Farwell is a good read, my favorite of his is "The Great War in Africa" John Grisham's books are good reads, I like the lawyer humor in them, the Camino Real, which now seems to be a series, makes me fear that he is becoming another Tom Clancy, with the books becoming repetitive. Books by Mitchner, or Stephen King, would be best said in one hundred words, instead of the thousands they both use to get the point across. Frederick Forsythe books were always good, as were books by Joseph Wambaugh.
  12. When I was at BT&I, we had a 60 or 70 Series JD 4WD come into the shop because one of the employees had run the tongue of a disk/blade plow and cracked the rear axle housing while trying to hook it up. The floor mat in the cab was all tore up from him using his spurs to "rake" it as he was operating the tractor. It belonged to a BTO down at Ashland, KS.
  13. An excellent, and totally accurate word choice.
  14. One of my cousins went to spec out a new Kenworth a few years ago, and the salesman tried every which way to talk him out of the "twin-stick" option, saying that the resale value would be s**t, since almost no one knew how to shift them anymore.
  15. The post office has come out with some very nice stamps over the past few years. I buy a lot of the 'picturesque' stamps, but I don't think I have that one ^^^^^^^^ Mostly I use either the flag, or the Purple Heart stamps.
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