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Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:35 pm

Going to the outhouse in winter.
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Post: # 29956Unread post EdieJ
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:44 pm

I still long for the smell of the burning leaf piles. It was almost a prelude to Thanksgiving then Christmas. And that was my cue to start my letter to Santa!
When we were first married and went to visit my husband's grandparents, their house was 5 rooms and a path. Bad enough during the day, excruciating in the middle of the night 😵
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Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:41 am

Speaking of leaf piles.
Someone I worked with had kids.
They had piled up a big stack of leaves in the driveway.
He came home and considered driving through them but decided better of it.
Just as he stopped the little kids came jumping out of the leaf pile.
He was horrified at the thought of what could have happened to his children if he would have driven through those leaves.
I remember the giant stacks of leaves during the short time I lived in town.
Everyone burned the leaves out on the street as well.
There weren't any fires started no one got hurt.
The town didn't burn down.
People were responsible.
Now they seem to want to drag everything down to the lowest common denominator.
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Post: # 29993Unread post GoDawgs
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:29 am

Oh yeah, the scent of burning leaves. It was definitely the sign fall was here. My father would rake up leaves into a big pile and we'd get hollered at if we jumped around them and got 'em scattered. He'd get out a big piece of parachute he got from an army-navy store, rake the leaves onto it and drag that big bundle back to the woods where he had a big leaf pile going over the years. That was fun to play in and of course there was always the warning to stay out of it because "the sticks in there might poke your eye out." :lol:
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Post: # 30036Unread post SpookyShoe
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:47 pm

I wish these were still available.

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Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:11 pm

@SpookyShoe oh those toilet paper packages sure bring back memories! I'd forgotten all about them. It was fun to choose colors.
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Post: # 30039Unread post EdieJ
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:42 pm

And tissues came in a multitude of colors too. We'd make flower pom-poms with them.
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Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:56 am

In grade school every girl in class had a box of colored tissue on her desk.
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Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:50 am

Hmm, I missed out on the colored tissues.
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Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:18 pm

Supermarket - child - lobster tank, it never gets old.

Now my question is, if you're old enough, when did the first lobster tanks appear in your supermarkets? Or, are you so far inland, and in the middle of nowhere, have you never seen a lobster tank? I'm less than 100 miles from lobster grounds, so the lobster tanks have been around here for probably 60 years, or more.
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Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:24 pm

There still is a store not that terribly far from me that has a lobster tank. It's the only place that I would buy lobster these days. Of course I only buy them every 5 years or so.

@Tormato Gosh Chief you remember the first lobster tank and think it was 60 years ago or more.... That statement sure ages you.
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Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:54 pm

I saw my first lobster tank in the 80's in Texas.
Can't remember if it was Odessa or Austin Texas.
No way would they have lobster in the two ratty towns I mostly grew up around.
Micro mini frozen shrimp at most.
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Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:22 pm

MissS wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:24 pm
There still is a store not that terribly far from me that has a lobster tank. It's the only place that I would buy lobster these days. Of course I only buy them every 5 years or so.

@Tormato Gosh Chief you remember the first lobster tank and think it was 60 years ago or more.... That statement sure ages you.
I'm "only" 61. I remember my first lobster tank when I was about 2. So, I'm guessing they've been around here for 60 or more years.

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Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:52 pm

I don't remember stores having them when I was a small child but there was a restaurant that my parents would take me to now & then that had one. I was fascinated!
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Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:43 pm

Never ate a lobster until I was 21 years old in Odessa Texas with my soon to be wife on our first date at Red Lobster.
I think we dated for maybe four months and eloped.
No one thought it would last but we outlasted everyone.
Lasted 34 years until she passed.
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Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:30 pm

worth1 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:43 pm
Never ate a lobster until I was 21 years old in Odessa Texas with my soon to be wife on our first date at Red Lobster.
I think we dated for maybe four months and eloped.
No one thought it would last but we outlasted everyone.
Lasted 34 years until she passed.
It certainly worked out for you. But, I would never recommend having lobster on a first date.
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Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:38 pm

I preferred the taste of the little langostino lobsters to the big ones. (Yeah, I know they aren't truly lobsters but that seems to be what they call them on menus.) However, these days either one would have me in the ER in 15 minutes 😢
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Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:51 pm

Tormato wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:30 pm
worth1 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:43 pm
Never ate a lobster until I was 21 years old in Odessa Texas with my soon to be wife on our first date at Red Lobster.
I think we dated for maybe four months and eloped.
No one thought it would last but we outlasted everyone.
Lasted 34 years until she passed.
It certainly worked out for you. But, I would never recommend having lobster on a first date.
Why, too expensive?
If so bringing home 600 to 700 a week in 1981 the price of steak and lobster was chicken feed.
Had a ton of money saved up because I was working so many hours no time to spend it.

I had to deposit checks into a savings account in the night drop box.
Paid all my bills in a night drop box.
Rent was an astronomical 250 a month.
Took care of the landlords garden when they were on vacation.

Then the bottom dropped out of the oil market.

Thank god I had all that money saved up.
Many didn't.
I had three vehicles to choose from to drive all paid for too.
Not new but in good running order.
I'm 21 22 years old mind you.
How did I do it?
I didn't drink it up and do tons of drugs.
I did drink and smoked a little but not like everyone else.
I was good enough at pool I could play for free beer and free pool.
My place was right down the street so I walked.
I was homeless for awhile but had money and a job.
Couldn't find a place to rent.
Sometimes I would hide from work.
Stayed in my Blazer out in the desert.
Didn't work they found me.
I worked full time on one rig and my buddies worked for a different company they would always look me up to work on thier rig.
My choice of positions including running the thing.
Working short handed on a rig sucks.
The floor man has to do the job of two men.
Been there done that.
No way would I let my buddies work short handed.
They would do the same for me.
I guess we are starting to get up there in years now.
I wonder where they are.
It really was some good times.
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Post: # 30797Unread post Tormato
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:32 pm

Not the expense, the mess.

Look up the Seinfeld episode "The Bizarro Jerry", for reference. There's the scene with "man hands". The date didn't turn out too well for Jerry.

I don't think anyone would want to be opposite a lobster eater on a first date, unless they were both eating lobster, and both didn't care what it looked like.
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Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:18 pm

Cooking lobster: to halve live or plunge. If plunging make sure you are quick with the lid. They sure have a powerful tail and it ain't no fun. Lucky to live South coast with Viviers of Portsmouth close at hand. Spent many a time getting fresh fish here. Super helpful people and know their fish.
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