Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Jan 5, 2011 Full story: The Cincinnati Enquirer 81,787

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

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“TELLING IT LIKE IT IS”

Since: Apr 09

FARTSBURG

#82292 Jan 15, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
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Yep, tomorrow is the day. I have my checks all made out and laying here ready to mail. I could drop them in the rural box but I am out of stamps so I will have to stop at the Post Office on my way to Sav-a-Lot and the Dollar store. Ah, the simple pleasures. LOL Some people dont like paying bills, but I enjoy cleaning the slate for one more month.
AW, won't your mail lady leave stamps in your mailbox? All I have to do is leave a check in the mailbox made out to "Postmaster" for the number of stamps I want and my mail lady will leave them in a pretty orange envelope in my mailbox. Hehehe.

“TELLING IT LIKE IT IS”

Since: Apr 09

FARTSBURG

#82293 Jan 15, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
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You are right. I don't know that we ever bought anything, just wished. I saw on the history channel some time back that George Sears worked for the railroads that were just coming of age and he got started buying and selling pocket watches to all the station masters along the tracks so they could keep up with the schedules. Plus the railroads were responsible for standardizing the time.
Then that went on to selling sewing machines to all the ladies that livd in the Midwest along the tracks and his business became one of the first mail order retailers and he took on Roebuck as a partner. I find that type stuff most interesting.
Things like that are interesting. I can remember as a little brat being in Cal Turner Sr's first store as far as I know. It was a second hand clothing store, with a few pair of el cheap-O new shoes, located in a small building on the Scottsville square. I never would have thought that the store called Turson's (Turner & Sons)would grow into Dollar General Corp. Cal Sr. always seemed to hang onto the "old School way's" he alway's tipped his hat to every lady he would meet out in public. When Cal Jr. took over it was more uppity. Lol.
Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#82294 Jan 15, 2013
Good afternoon bird threaders. How is everyone. Chores done? Nap over? hahaha

It was a frigid night and morning. More to come tonight. Brrrrr That's okay, I don't plan on going anywhere anyway. Had delicious cake and coffee with little sis and watched our favorite show for Monday night...Hawaii Five-O, talked until after midnight so I was too tired to get on the computer. Lots of interesting posts.:)

All of you are right on this generation missing out on so much like the memories you described. I cherish all of mine and glad I have them.

AW, Teddy is right, the mailman/lady will leave you stamps. They all do it. I hope our post offices survive around the country as USPS loses money due to all the internet offers. Pretty sad to watch happen. Nature of the Progress beast.

Hope you all are staying warm while winter reminds us it is JANUARY.:(
Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#82295 Jan 15, 2013
THE UNA FARTER wrote:
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Things like that are interesting. I can remember as a little brat being in Cal Turner Sr's first store as far as I know. It was a second hand clothing store, with a few pair of el cheap-O new shoes, located in a small building on the Scottsville square. I never would have thought that the store called Turson's (Turner & Sons)would grow into Dollar General Corp. Cal Sr. always seemed to hang onto the "old School way's" he alway's tipped his hat to every lady he would meet out in public. When Cal Jr. took over it was more uppity. Lol.
I love all those stories. I remember Mom and Dad describing the hand me downs, cardboard in shoes with holes, 5&10 stores, when they were growing up. I myself, have been spoiled and priviledge. We couldn't wait to get the Sears and JC Penny catalogs to do our wish list. We wrote our names on what we wanted in the book after circling it. They especially were anticipated when we were in Germany. Army life provided a great life for our family. I am proud my father served and always took care of his family. We always had what we needed, good food to eat, vacations, experience with different cultures, lots of friends and family all over the world, not as much as we all personally wanted as we were a large family (8), but always had what we needed and my Mom was a wife, mother, and home maker. We were blessed.

My fondest memories on vacations were trips to Grandma's and listening to all those stories, Uncles farms we roamed, learning how to plant, cook from scratch, sew, feed animals, appreciate and respect our planet among so much more. My favorite was all the family cousins etc getting together under this big scary weeping willow in my Grandma's front yard. We'd spread blankets out, get our snacks, flashlights and wait for my Uncle to get home so we could gather under it and have the daylights scrared out of us by his scary stories. My Grandma used to have a fit. We loved it. Always wanting to be more scared than the story before. He never had children but he sure was a great Uncle. lol I have been blessed in this lifetime despite all the loss/tragedies. What don't kill you makes you stronger.

Thanks for sparking memories I had buried with so many other ones. Makes my heart smile too.:)

“TELLING IT LIKE IT IS”

Since: Apr 09

FARTSBURG

#82296 Jan 15, 2013
Oglala wrote:
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I remember the great "wish book." My grandmother always kept a copy in the old outhouse on their farm. LOL That dang outhouse had snakes that burrowed under it and slid through the mud. Eeeek.
Yep, lala we had a Sears & Roebuck catalog in our outhouse. Everyone went for the softer index pages first. Lol. Those slick pages were tough on the tootie if you got a crease in them. Lol. My mama came out of the outhouse running and screaming one day. She was terrified of snakes. Of course once again, I didn't laugh at all. Hehehehe. After I regained my composure from laughing so hard, I got a big stick and went in after that snake. It was a very large cow snake, quite harmless, but I beat it to death anyway. Lol. I don't kill non posionous snakes anymore.

Before my 14 year old minature Poodle died, ever now and then I would catch a big garter snake just to watch her attack it. A snake struck at her when she was about half grown, she killed it and hated them from that day on. I would catch one by the tail, yell sneaky snake, toss it over the fenced in area to her. The fight was on. She would grab that snake in the middle and shake her head so fast that snake would fly out of her mouth in two pieces, then she would attack either section that moved. LOL. I finally quit that. Her face would smell funky after doing that and I would have to clean her up. She was hilarious. She hated Minnionites in their horse pulled buggies too. We could get behind one in town when driving if she didn't see it on her own, I would yell jackasses. She would start looking with her front feet on the dash and hind legs on the seat, barking at them. Then it was to the back seat when we passed them. God I miss that dog.
smiley

Mayfield, KY

#82297 Jan 15, 2013
lol

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#82298 Jan 15, 2013
THE UNA FARTER wrote:
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Yep, lala we had a Sears & Roebuck catalog in our outhouse. Everyone went for the softer index pages first. Lol. Those slick pages were tough on the tootie if you got a crease in them. Lol. My mama came out of the outhouse running and screaming one day. She was terrified of snakes. Of course once again, I didn't laugh at all. Hehehehe. After I regained my composure from laughing so hard, I got a big stick and went in after that snake. It was a very large cow snake, quite harmless, but I beat it to death anyway. Lol. I don't kill non posionous snakes anymore.
Before my 14 year old minature Poodle died, ever now and then I would catch a big garter snake just to watch her attack it. A snake struck at her when she was about half grown, she killed it and hated them from that day on. I would catch one by the tail, yell sneaky snake, toss it over the fenced in area to her. The fight was on. She would grab that snake in the middle and shake her head so fast that snake would fly out of her mouth in two pieces, then she would attack either section that moved. LOL. I finally quit that. Her face would smell funky after doing that and I would have to clean her up. She was hilarious. She hated Minnionites in their horse pulled buggies too. We could get behind one in town when driving if she didn't see it on her own, I would yell jackasses. She would start looking with her front feet on the dash and hind legs on the seat, barking at them. Then it was to the back seat when we passed them. God I miss that dog.
You really ought to get a small one from the pound. They can be such great company and they need a home. I don't think that I would be happy without a dog.

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#82299 Jan 15, 2013
Just buzzed by for now. Fell asleep for a little too long, and now chores await me.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#82300 Jan 15, 2013
THE UNA FARTER wrote:
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AW, won't your mail lady leave stamps in your mailbox? All I have to do is leave a check in the mailbox made out to "Postmaster" for the number of stamps I want and my mail lady will leave them in a pretty orange envelope in my mailbox. Hehehe.
Yes she would, but she does not come until later in the day and I am anxious to get to the Dollar Store and Sav-a-Lot and two of my bills are almost late and I am trying to avoid any late fees. I will even hand deliver a couple that are right on the way to the stores and not waste my stamps. Just call me frugile. LOL.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#82301 Jan 15, 2013
All those memories existed right here with the outhouse, catalogues, corn cobs, snakes, wasps etc.
Once the old rooster was anxious for the choice morsel I was about to drop and pecked my toosh and I ran and fell all the way back to the house with my britches down around my ankles yelling that I had been snake bitten. hahahaha

Might I also suggest a Youtube search for Willie Nelson doing "Precious Memories". Pictures are awesome and you don't even have to look at Willie, LOL Willie and his sister Carolyn started out doing Gospel music and some of their stuff is the old standards and Youtube is the only place I can find them. Stuff like "I'll Fly Away". His version of "September Song" makes me remember the wife and my eyes leak.

we had the cardboard in our Sunday shoes and went barefoot unless it was really cold. I never even had a hamburger until age 11 and was disappointed that it contained beef instead of ham. LOL

“TELLING IT LIKE IT IS”

Since: Apr 09

FARTSBURG

#82302 Jan 15, 2013
Oglala wrote:
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You really ought to get a small one from the pound. They can be such great company and they need a home. I don't think that I would be happy without a dog.
Lol. I still have 3 lala. When my fist Poodle was 5 yrs. I bought a tiny toy Poodle to go with her. A neighbors dog had some puppies, I adopted on of them, she's my big outside dog. I had her spayed. A long haired puppy strayed to my neighbors house, here she come to me trying to figure out what to do with it. My mom's dog had recently died so I talked her into taking the puppy to keep her company. She made me promise to take her if something happened to her, so I have her too. LOL.

So it's me, my old neutered tom cat(the vet did him, mother nature has about done me in)hehehe, and three bossy female dogs. I'm not particulary fond of long haired dogs although she is a small mixed breed. The groomers at the vets never stayed very long and I didn't trust just anyone with my pets, so I bought a professional set of grooming clippers. I can do a pain poodle cut pretty well, I never liked the fancy Poodle cut anyway. I leave the little top knot, pom pom and trim the ears enough to even them up. The long haired dog gets a Poodle cut too. It's the only trim I know. LOL. The outside dog is a short haired Australian Shephard and Heinz 57 mix. LOL.

Oh, I cut my own hair with the clippers too. I have saved bunches of money on myself and the dogs. LOL. No, I don't get the Poodle cut, I don't have that much hair. Ahahaha.

“TELLING IT LIKE IT IS”

Since: Apr 09

FARTSBURG

#82305 Jan 15, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
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Yes she would, but she does not come until later in the day and I am anxious to get to the Dollar Store and Sav-a-Lot and two of my bills are almost late and I am trying to avoid any late fees. I will even hand deliver a couple that are right on the way to the stores and not waste my stamps. Just call me frugile. LOL.
I don't call it frugal AW, it just makes good sense. Two stamps are 95 cents, that adds up fast. I drive by the electric place to pay. Instead of trying to find a parking place or climb two flights of outside stairs to the City county bldg. I drop my water bill in the night deposit on the outside of ground level. I already went to Save A Lot this afternoon. Maybe my check won't bounce as my crazy check goes into direct deposit tonight. LOL. When I come in with grocery bags both dogs meet me in the kitchen hoping I have brought in a can of Salmon or treats. LOL. I had to give them a treat, the little Poodle was bouncing on all four feet barking, the other dog goes into a tail spin barking like she's chasing her tail, quite a show. Lol.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#82306 Jan 15, 2013
@UNa.. I have not been to the Barber's shop in years. I did not see much use in paying a "finder's fee" LOL
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#82307 Jan 15, 2013
Wintry mix falling out there now.

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#82309 Jan 15, 2013
silence wrote:
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don't you ever get tired of your meaningless babble?
Don't you ever get tired of replying.
Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#82310 Jan 15, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
Wintry mix falling out there now.
We are now under a winter/mix warning, but nothing going on but the CHILL. You all can keep it in your part of Kentucky. lol
Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#82311 Jan 15, 2013
[QUOTE who="EST. 1979 Boss. "]Over 69k posts get a life people and shut up its birds [/QUOTE]

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#82308 is your post, so correction that is OVER 82k posts, we have a life, we talk about it daily, we WILL NOT shut up, and we love our birds. Glad they are not dying anymore. Soooooooooooo

feel free to move along, try the political threads, they have been going on since 2010. It's the POLITICS....like birds, keeps on the top of state threads. Try another one if you don't like this one.

See ya. Bye, bye

“It was only just a song”

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#82312 Jan 15, 2013
Hope you all have had a good day... Even though , I will have to thaw myself out a little later.. Finally got myself registered on this , I always posted as so true, but funny how many of us use that name... Dont yall freeze...
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#82313 Jan 15, 2013
THE UNA FARTER wrote:
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I don't call it frugal AW, it just makes good sense. Two stamps are 95 cents, that adds up fast. I drive by the electric place to pay. Instead of trying to find a parking place or climb two flights of outside stairs to the City county bldg. I drop my water bill in the night deposit on the outside of ground level. I already went to Save A Lot this afternoon. Maybe my check won't bounce as my crazy check goes into direct deposit tonight. LOL. When I come in with grocery bags both dogs meet me in the kitchen hoping I have brought in a can of Salmon or treats. LOL. I had to give them a treat, the little Poodle was bouncing on all four feet barking, the other dog goes into a tail spin barking like she's chasing her tail, quite a show. Lol.
With overnight and Wedneday weather forecast, that just might have been a smart move. My deposit did not make it once for whatever reason and my checks bounced, so I never write one anymore without calling Tele-bank first and verifying that the auto deposit got processed. Besides, after all these years in the business, I don't trust computers LOL Not the hardware, but the operators.
W KY Girl

Cambridge, WI

#82315 Jan 15, 2013
Everything covered in sleet here and it's still coming down!

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