Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Jan 5, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Cincinnati Enquirer

MURRAY, Ky. - State wildlife officials say "several hundred" dead birds were found near the Murray State University campus last week.

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Good morning bird people. It's cold, but the birds don't mind. lol
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I was wondering has any else notice the strange loud roaring noise? I have talked to some people in the area who has also heard this- this is in Bullitt Co. It's not a plane or anything like that. And what is really weird after it does this for a few weeks it's followed by a low flying helicopter. Has anyone else noticed this.

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concerned wrote:
I was wondering has any else notice the strange loud roaring noise? I have talked to some people in the area who has also heard this- this is in Bullitt Co. It's not a plane or anything like that. And what is really weird after it does this for a few weeks it's followed by a low flying helicopter. Has anyone else noticed this.
Hmmm. That's thought provoking. Have you tried to drive around to zero in on where it might be coming from? Is it a constant noise, or intermittent? Does the noise stop completely before you see or hear the helicopter come around? And I already know taht this is going to sound pretty stupid, but I have a reason of asking: Have you put your ear to the ground to see if you can detect any of the same noises coming from underground??

I'd like to hear more about this if you'd care to share it with us....

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Ancient Wolf wrote:
I have dropped back to say that salt has been around for centuries, but one has no idea what chemicals are in detergents. My skillets are not 133 years old, but they are at least a 100. The number one content in soap making is grease or lard.
I just brought in my firewood and had left Topix up while doing that chore and I am taking it down now. Good Day everyone.
Please come on back later. I really love reading your stories, as do the rest of us! You have so much to offer in the way of the "old" times. What I don't remember from my own childhood, you have taught me via this thread.......
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I've used salt before, but it's not something I do regularly. I keep mine so seasoned and smooth that you can just about fry an egg with no grease in the pan.
Whenever they get something stuck to them, which is very rare, I'll use a plastic dish "scrubber" to remove the stuck on food and then season it with fatback or lard, afterward just wiping it off to where there is still a shimmer of grease left behind. And you NEVER let one sit wet...
I have had to use sand/dirt on my skillet that goes camping with us though. Not something I like to do, but when your resources are limited you gotta do what you gotta do... And yes, I've also thrown them in a fire outside sometimes when the buildup on the outside of the pans become too grimy.
But one thing is certain, it appears we're ALL in agreement here that there's nothing like a good old fashion, American made, cast iron skillet! Particularly for frying chicken! Even when you find one in an antique store, they'll cost you as much if not more than these new fangled pots and pans that won't even last you two years with normal use...
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You got to do what you got to do, lol. I have a lot of Calphalon, and it does well for most parts, but for cornbread my cast comes out to play.
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Ancient Wolf wrote:
I have dropped back to say that salt has been around for centuries, but one has no idea what chemicals are in detergents. My skillets are not 133 years old, but they are at least a 100. The number one content in soap making is grease or lard.
I just brought in my firewood and had left Topix up while doing that chore and I am taking it down now. Good Day everyone.
Your system seems to work well for you, so keep the eggs fryin. I've made soap from lard and lye just for the heck of it. One of my grandmothers made it all the time and her hands looked great at 98 years old. Lye is some wicked stuff though on it's own.

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My other Grandma had a huge cast iron skillet that was SO grimy on the outside that it was bumpy and rough. Even a dry dish towel would hang up on it and get snagged, lol. But I bet that pan could have burned even milk gravy and it'd not have stuck to it.

I don't know what ever happened to that particular cast iron skillet when she passed away. I was living out of state at the time. I only hope that whoever in the family got it, they know exactly what they inherited and they cherish it, hehe!!

She made us many a fried chicken and pork chop dinners in that thing. Fried rabbit and squirrel too. That pan sat on her stove 24/7. Seems like there was always something cooking in it when we went over to visit. I doubt that skillet ever had time to completely cool off..
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Ok call me a nerd but I think that is so cool.:) I can just imagine your great grandmother using that skillet. I have a couple of those old Morgan Silver Dollars from about 1880. I look at those things and my imagination starts running wild wondering where all those things have been, who had them, how hard they had to work to get them, what they spent them on, and on and on. I love that kind of thing. That kind of makes history come to life!
I love old things just as well. My grandfather gave me quite a few Morgan silver dollars from that era. He died in 1955, when I was only 3 years old, but I can recall vividly the day that he gave them to me. I also have a newspaper from about 1897. I found it most interesting. There was a short story, and advertising for products to "cure anything that ails you." I also recall reading in that paper about one of our presidents getting stuck in the bath tub because he was so large. I will have to drag out that old paper because I can't remember if it was a sitting president or one that was out of office. For some reason, I think it was Grover Cleveland, but I would have to check it to be sure, as well as the exact date of the newspaper. Because the paper is so fragile with age, I have it wrapped in tons of plastic wrap and placed at the bottom of my cedar chest. But now I'm curious about it, so I'll take a stroll down memory lane.

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Ancient Wolf wrote:
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salt and grease, especially in one you dont want to stick for frying eggs etc. You can even wash them if you use the salt and grease afterwards, then wipe clean.
As for History, I have my great grandfather's smoking pipe and his wife's little wire rim glasses, a hand made walking cane made from a briar vine, my mother's old cast irons she heated on top of the wood stove, my dad's fireplace popcorn popper, his old cross cut saw, grndpappy's horse hames, my grandmother's kerosene lamp, and the white metal dipper that hung out by the spring house.
All those items decorate my outside back wall that is finished in barn lumber that was removed from my uncles's old barn. I like to look at all that stuff and UNA even laughed at me for getting a little tobacco and trying to smoke my great grandfather's pipe while looking up on the hill and trying to think about him up there following a team of mules somewhere around the time of the Civil War. The pipe tobacco was too strong to inhale so I just puffed enough to get the aroma to add to my nostalgic thoughts. LOL
...and I thought me and Nope were a little crazy for our obsession over cast iron! Y'all crack me up! hahahahaha I figured we would catch a hard time like we did from "Legion" over our "useless banter." lol
Oh I agree about your collection and believe it or not I think I have all of those things except the popcorn popper! I love old things like that ESPECIALLY when it came from a family member. We have a cast iron 'doodad' used for repairing shoes too. It's called a "shoe last" I think. It belonged to my dad's parents. I got a cool kerosene lantern from that side of the family too. Dang, talking about all this stuff is making me want to go dig it all out and shine it up! lol ...well grease it up. lol I think I will and fix me up a place for it like you have yours.
I don't think you're crazy at all for firing up your grandfather's old pipe and trying to imagine him behind that team of horses.:) Another thing that gets me going is old houses and other buildings, and old barns!!! I can look at something like that and just wonder about the people who lived there, maybe some conversation they might have had, the things they struggled with in their life. It just kills me to see an old building of any kind torn down for no reason other than what some call "progress." I remember you talking about buying your family's homeplace. That is a wonderful thing to me.:)
...Now that I think about it, I do recall a popcorn popper being here, somewhere. I don't think I would take a million dollars for all this stuff that a lot of people would call junk.:)

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If your cast iron skillets and pots build up residue, you can throw them into an open flame and burn all that stuff off. Much like a self-cleaning oven.
I've got a cast iron skillet somewhere that is totally rusted up. I rescued it from going to the dump! lol I have scrubbed on it but didn't have much luck in cleaning it up. I think the fire will be the next step. I hope that works on rust.

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Good morning bird people. It's cold, but the birds don't mind. lol
Good morning RI. I guess it's good the birds don't mind, but I do! lol I was thinking the other day that if I was a bird I would have to be one of those that heads way down south for the winter! lol

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<quoted text>I love old things just as well. My grandfather gave me quite a few Morgan silver dollars from that era.
I inherited an extensive collection of really old coins from a family member too. I'm absolutely overwhelmed by the sheer contents of the lock boxes that they came in and gave up trying to find everything on line so I could inventory it all...

Is there a reputable coin dealer anywhere within the radius of our posts that I could take these coins too? I need to get these the whole lot of them appraised and stored away in a safe deposit box. Right now, they're in a family members gun safe so no one can get them here if by some very slim chance we get broken into.
(Even with the surveillance system and alarms we have, I don't trust just letting them sit here like that)..

I have NO idea about the value of old coins. Can anyone give me a lead on someone I can trust to give me some accurate appraisals?

I did find a few of them, same years that I have and in much worse shape than mine are, that were selling on Ebay for up to and over $500.00 each with active bidders. Two collections of Morgans are in those blue books and are completed sets. So I know there are some pretty valuable coins in there. I just don't want to be lied to by a dishonest appraiser.

The few of the loose and duplicate coins I found that were only worth basically their own weight in "silver", I've removed and tucked away in my secret prepping areas should SHTF. Bartering material, so to speak..

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I've got a cast iron skillet somewhere that is totally rusted up. I rescued it from going to the dump! lol I have scrubbed on it but didn't have much luck in cleaning it up. I think the fire will be the next step. I hope that works on rust.
It will. Then use a steel wool scouring pad to smooth the inside down, season it REALLY heavily with lard or fatback, and let it sit in a hot oven for a few hours. But don't season it so heavily that you have dripping fats. You don't want your oven to catch fire... Even if you get it scoured down to where it's "silvery" looking on the inside, it'll darken up again after it's seasoned.

Good find and great "rescue"!!
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Your system seems to work well for you, so keep the eggs fryin. I've made soap from lard and lye just for the heck of it. One of my grandmothers made it all the time and her hands looked great at 98 years old. Lye is some wicked stuff though on it's own.
You know what I'd love to find, speaking of soap making? One of those huge cast iron cauldrons with legs.. Like the one "Granny Clampett" used out by their "cement pond" to make her soap in, hehe!!

I bet if I was even able to find one for sale, it would cost many hundreds of dollars right now though.

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Oglala wrote:
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I love old things just as well. My grandfather gave me quite a few Morgan silver dollars from that era. He died in 1955, when I was only 3 years old, but I can recall vividly the day that he gave them to me. I also have a newspaper from about 1897. I found it most interesting. There was a short story, and advertising for products to "cure anything that ails you." I also recall reading in that paper about one of our presidents getting stuck in the bath tub because he was so large. I will have to drag out that old paper because I can't remember if it was a sitting president or one that was out of office. For some reason, I think it was Grover Cleveland, but I would have to check it to be sure, as well as the exact date of the newspaper. Because the paper is so fragile with age, I have it wrapped in tons of plastic wrap and placed at the bottom of my cedar chest. But now I'm curious about it, so I'll take a stroll down memory lane.
Good morning Oglala.:) Oh yeah, a stroll down memory lane can be nice. A lot of times it is better than the "here and now." Aren't those old coins so neat? They make my imagination go wild! I think I am going to have one put in one of those holder things (whatever you call it) and make a necklace out of it.
That was one large president huh? I wonder if they brought out the lard to get him out. lol Now I might be wrong but I seriously doubt there was much water left in there when they did get him out. haha
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You know what I'd love to find, speaking of soap making? One of those huge cast iron cauldrons with legs.. Like the one "Granny Clampett" used out by their "cement pond" to make her soap in, hehe!!
I bet if I was even able to find one for sale, it would cost many hundreds of dollars right now though.
You just have to be lucky to find one of them. I know where one is for 150 at a Corbin antiques store, but it's rusted brown and appears never used, so I'm not interested. I want a used one that has that good blackend coating.
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I seen this story of some naked dude running around in california with nothing but a samurai sword,lol,, naturally I thought Uni moved to califoria,, but no it was Coco Bennett who went a little crazy for a bit... probably eating too much food cooked in alumimum.
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Back from chicken house chores.

A few other old items I have are paperback versions of old books. One is "Major Jones's Sketches of Travels" comprising Incidents and Adventures in his tour from Georgia to Canada with the book dated 1833. I have not read that one yet.

I have my grandmother's "Revival Gems" paperback hymnal from "Stamps and Baxter" dated 1923. I looked that printer of gospel music up on the internet and found them.

Then the most humorous is "Idle Thoughts by An Idle Fellow" by Jerome K. Jerome and I can't tell if it is 1864 or 1884. I actually found that entire work on the internet and read it from my computer. It is one of the funniest things I ever read that delves into human nature and 3 young friends take a boating trip across England. Well worth searching on the internet and reading. It has been a while since I did that, so I might do that again during some of my "Idle Thoughts" LOL
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It happend in mt sterling ky last year

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You just have to be lucky to find one of them. I know where one is for 150 at a Corbin antiques store, but it's rusted brown and appears never used, so I'm not interested. I want a used one that has that good blackend coating.
WOW, I might be interested in it. Although it would probably take the better part of a week or two to get it fired, scoured, seasoned and back into shape. I would take a lot of elbow grease to get that thing back to black.

Could you tell me where this antique store is at by chance??
Thanks!!!! I'm kind of excited, and that price isn't all that bad. I'm willing to breathe new life into it as long as it's what I've been looking for!!

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