Department Store Blues

Recently bought two cool shirts at a city department store and felt pretty good about myself. Until. At the register, a clerk inquired if I wanted to take advantage of the senior citizen discount. What were my options? Lie, since I didn’t qualify for this discount? Smile?...
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Every time I Look at a Picture, I get into TROUBLE!

Milepost 861 It always starts out innocent enough… I see a picture and say, “Gee, that’s nice…” but after looking more closely, I invariably see something or read something in the caption that just doesn’t seem right. Take the above photo for...
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More on the Bellaire Great Stone Viaduct…

Milepost 860 After my last post about the Stone Viaduct in Bellaire, I thought I’d dig up a few more photos to share with you of the viaduct then and now. I had mentioned in that previous post that the big EM-1s only used the north leg of the switch on the bridge and...

Hold That Thought

Wait a minute honey/ I don’t think your joke’s too funny – Faces A visit to the cinemas one evening revealed to me a quandary. Bought a ticket to a movie and, while walking to the proper theatre room, I noticed I had been charged the lower senior citizen rate I...
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Bellaire Viaduct, Then & Now…

Milepost 859 As mentioned in my previous post, I was recently looking for some photographs and ran across some that I hadn’t looked at for quite some time. That brings us to the photo above, taken by J.J. Young many years ago in Bellaire, Ohio. I’m not sure how I...
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A Few Photos from Dick Knotts’ Layout

Milepost 858 Back at Milepost 855, I mentioned my old friend Dick Knotts. Recently, I was looking for some other photos and ran across some pictures of his layout that he had sent me so I thought I’d share them with you so you could get a feel for the type of modeler that...
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GREAT NEWS! The W&LE Station at Kent will be Saved!

Milepost 857 You may recall a few posts back, I commented on the ongoing saga of the W&LE Railroad station in Kent, Ohio, and how it was being threatened with demolition. Well, just a few days ago, I received word that it has been purchased and is being moved to a new...
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Another Antique for my Railroad

Milepost 856 Unless this is among one of your first visits to my little corner of the Internet blogesphere, you know that I have a thing for interlocking towers. Not sure why, but they just are fascinating to me. I’ve only been in two in my life and by that time, they were...
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My Old Friend Dick Knotts

Milepost 855 From time to time, I’ve mentioned people that I have met in this great hobby. One of those people was certainly Dick Knotts who lived near Washington, DC. Dick was a great modeler and was active in the NMRA. When I was thumbing through some of those old NMRA...

Tammy

Gas is $4 a gallon? Thanks Obamacare! – Tammy Perhaps I should thank the critics who gave plenty of hate to the movie, “Tammy.” I had put off seeing this flick before finally traveling to the cinemas last weekend. I’ve enjoyed Melissa McCarthy and the...