Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

There are 81692 comments on the The Cincinnati Enquirer story from Jan 5, 2011, titled Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.. In it, The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that:

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

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“Take no prisoners”

Level 1

Since: Jan 11

Eddyville, KY

#91379 Aug 1, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
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The one that makes my eyes leak is "Angel Flying too Close to the Ground". It brings back thoughts of the late wife. I got some Red Stagg which is Gentleman Jim with Black Cherry flavoring. But the line that makes me mellow is "Leave me if you need to, I'll still remember.. Angel Flying too Close to the Ground". I better not play that and break out the Red Stagg.
Is Abeliever still around? Glad to see you're still alive and kicking. LOL. All is well with mama and Leona. My son goes off to the Army on the 11th of August and we have moved to Oklahoma to be closer to my wifes family. One good thing about being a Correctional Officer is you can get work in any state you want. I hope my old friends are still out there. I hope to hear from you guys soon.
wow

Somerset, KY

#91380 Aug 1, 2013
how is this thread still going?

“Take no prisoners”

Level 1

Since: Jan 11

Eddyville, KY

#91381 Aug 1, 2013
wow wrote:
how is this thread still going?
You just helped keep it going.:)
Anne

United States

#91382 Aug 1, 2013
Misty eyed wrote:
I remember, my great granny had an underground cellar for keeping things in chilled during the summer. She'd carry water from a stream to put on the garden and to bathe in. I'll never forget the big, wash tub and the washboard. She never complained. That is remarkable. Too work so hard yet be so content. I could only strive to be half the good woman she was.
Wallpaper for her was newspaper clippings;) Her small kept her content in this life.
My great grandparents were either gone before I was born or passed within a year or so after my birth, so I have no memory of them .
I remember when my grandparents had a bathroom put in the house but for the life of me I could not tell you what they did for baths before then. Oh, the outhouse I plainly remember! Lol
And every room was papered--the ceilings too! Grandma brushed the paste on the wallpaper strips, folding it just so, then she laid the wallpaper over the broom straw, holding the handle and somehow controlling it all, she walked swiftly across the room and, presto, another strip of paper was on the ceiling.
Anne

United States

#91383 Aug 1, 2013
@Marilyn. Lol. That was a good story about your experience at the Willie Nelson concert!! Lol. I enjoy listening to Willie also but have listened to the Eagles a lot lately and plan on listening to some Lynyrd Skynyrd -- they were in concert tonight in evansville indiana..
Whew. I'm ready to hit the hay.. It's much later here in the eastern home zone-- okay, okay, only an hour later than most of you, but I'm whipped out. Have a wonderful night!!
Tollesboro Guy

Olive Hill, KY

#91385 Aug 1, 2013
LSD923 wrote:
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You just helped keep it going.:)
This thread will never die if I have to recruit new members. I depend on seeing certain people post or I worry about them. I am 60 now too.
I used to say I do this, I do that but now there are many things where I say "I used to do that. Like breaking 2 year old Quarter horses for my wifes business. 2 years ago I broke 19, stayed sore from April until August, last year 7 and zero this year. Last year I had a stallion get me 2 far back in the saddle and threw me up in the air about 15'! Even the fresh 8" of sand in the sixty foot round pen didn't help a bit. I got back on of course and finally rode him down. May keep him since he is going to be huge and my 17 hand, 1200 pound gelding is 20 this year. He'll be good another 5 years then I'll let him rest for 10 years or he passes on.
what now

United States

#91386 Aug 1, 2013
Wow! The animals will be hearing the whole song(s)! Thank you so much all! Also, I will be looking up the other songs and sing them some new tunes. However, they are all christians, thanks to learning mom's songs. Signing top of her lungs any old time all my life. Lol. I checked in here, and it's so chock full of interesting things, that I have not gone to any of the sites yet. Lol It is so late, maybe I get the site to myself Ogala, so don't feel bad. I really love your horse story, now that made me laugh. Hey, I sneak the horse treats of all kinds when noone is looking. He loves pies, cookies, apples, candy bars. I do remember grandma saying, "there is no wall papering, it is too worldly."Hmm, things have changed so much, and it is hard to even recognize boundaries and such. I never thought I would be on a computer. Yes, I remember the outhouse too, still here actually. We used Sears and Roebuck. Why, was there always a big huge spider in the outhouse someplace? We would take the barn lantern, not but to see if the spider is in the way again. Hey, I am not 50 yet, so yes Ancient Wolf you have a lot of knowledge and done living I haven't even heard of. I hope you get to pass it on down.
Mississippi Man

Olive Branch, MS

#91387 Aug 1, 2013
Speak'n of songs, if I may, how about Roger Millers's "Ya Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd". Only he would come up with a song like that but, yeah, there were many favorites. I've probably got close to 4,000+ on my favorites list.

And of favorite memories, why I remember this one I'll never know. But as a young boy one of my older sisters took me to town for something and we stopped at the drugstore and she bought me a Cherry Coke. Such a wonderful, sweet flavor! "Drug stores" then, now nothing but WalGreens or Super D's with no soda fountain.(it's 1:12 A.M., better go!)

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#91388 Aug 1, 2013
LOL! I come from a coal mining family myself. My Grandparents were poor people who knew how to get by with what they had and do it with grace and appreciation. Nobody could butcher and smoke a hog like my Grandaddy or kill a chicken like my Grandma. She had a big old cauldron out back to scald them in after she had lit fire underneath of it and brought it to boil..

My Grandaddy is the one who taught me how to clean squirrels and rabbits. I was good to go as long as he'd cut the heads off first. It hurt me to see those poor little eyes and ears on them beforehand. But once that head was cut off, look out! We were skinnin' and grinnin'.

I remember the outhouse my Grandparents had all too well. I was ALWAYS afraid something was gonna bite my skinny little hiney when I sat down and used it. Not to mention that my Mom always has had one of the WORSE snake phobias of anyone I know to this day. So of course, it was going to be a 20 foot long snake I imagined would bit my boney little butt while I went up there to do my business, if of course one didn't get me going up the hill beforehand. LOL!!

Even after the indoor bathroom came around the first part of the 1960's, Grandpa wouldn't let us flush that danged toilet until you could barely take the smell in there any longer. In his words "I don't want that well to run dry, chillern", LOL! I sear there were times that I still went up the hill to use the outhouse, simply because the toilet was so full of poop at the end of the day, ROFLMBO!!! And taking a REAL BATH once the bathroom was built onto the house? No way! Again, "The well might run dry, chillern", hehe!

They had electric for as long as I remember, but it was one naked bulb hanging from the middle of the ceiling in each room with a pull rope. And there was no use for a television back then. Even IF they'd have wanted one later on in their days, there wouldn't have been any way to get a signal way out there on that mountain, haha. They had a cabinet radio and that was it. Preaching on Sunday mornings if we happened not to go to church, was listened to on the radio. And it always sounded like something from those "Children Of The Corn" movies. ROFLMBO!!!

The main room was a couch, three rocking chairs and if needed, kitchen chairs were brought out for visitors to sit on. Us kids always sat on the linoleum floor. And of course, that wonderful old pot belly stove sat in there too. I can STILL smell that wonderful old stove they had... And how warm it kept us.

As well, EVERYONE back then had a picture of the president on their wall. Pride in our country was unspoken and almost every one of the men folk, unless they were physically disabled from birth, had fought in the war or at least served their country in some way back then.

On cold mornings, even hip deep in snow, my Grandma trudged out for a bucket of coal and lit that pot belly stove before anyone got up. She wore nothing but hand sewn dresses below the knee, buttoned down the front, belted at the waist, and had her "Grandma" shoes all laced up every day. Not a day went by the she didn't put on her knee high stockings, rolled at the knee, when company came to call.

I'm running out of room here, so I'll continue below....
what now

United States

#91389 Aug 1, 2013
Yes, smack middle of night, site to myself, everyone's asleep laadeedaa! Well, I'm awake because, well I do not know! I even had a pie and coffee break. I think I'm glad tomorrow should be an easier day, so I'm just setting back relaxing. The canning is caught up for now, plenty of feed, don't need wood for winter yet. Lol I am chopping down a dead white birch. Yep, someone busted the chainsaws. It is halfway through. Maybe if I wait it will fall on it's own. Well, I could tell you a story, or myself a story. Let's see.. oh, the one about the cow. Well, the cow gave less and less milk. Well, someone noticed she would moo in the night. So, they went out to check on her, well, there were like 20 snakes come for milk. The cows stayed in the shed in the nightime after that. There, story. I really wish I could play the guitar. Even harmonica. I would play around the campfire, and people tell stories too. That is my idea of fun. One idea anyways.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#91390 Aug 1, 2013
Continued:

Before daybreak, IF the sound of her clunking those big old chunks of coal in the stove didn't wake everyone up, the smell of her biscuits surely would. Man, were they good and no body has ever come close to her recipe. I stood by her hundreds of times in that kitchen, mimicking her every move with my own pile of flour, hollowed out in the middle for the lard, baking soda, etc. They NEVER came out just like hers would. And the country butter? Just OMGosh. My mouth waters right now thinking back on it. Again to this day, I've never found butter that tasted as good as hers did. And there was always home cured bacon, ham, squirrel or rabbit for breakfast on the side with her biscuits, fried taters and fried eggs. And OH the fresh jams and jellies!! How she never managed to break a yolk is still amazing to me. But her cast iron skillets were her pride and joy.
(I have those skillets to this day and I'd not take a thousand dollars for even one of them)..

How many baths we took in that metal washtub, God only knows. I was the oldest Grand kid, so I got to go in first. Hehehe! The water was heated up on top of the very stove she stoked every morning, then poured into the washtub from her kettle to keep us from getting chilled. That was after she hand pumped the water from well. At least she had a pump inside over the sink...

I will never forget the nights out on the porch, cicadas singing, sitting on the porch swing when the adults would let us sit on it, LOL. Someone seemed to always have a guitar or some other musical instrument.

Yep. Memories that I'll cherish till the day I die. I was taught how to get by and make it. Something that youth today is sorely missing out on. If anything every happens in this world, the country folk WILL be the ones to survive it. If you handed a chunk of coal to a young one today and asked the to make a fire with it, they'd stand there with their mouth agape, sad to say....

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#91391 Aug 1, 2013
what now wrote:
Yes, smack middle of night, site to myself, everyone's asleep laadeedaa! Well, I'm awake because, well I do not know! I even had a pie and coffee break. I think I'm glad tomorrow should be an easier day, so I'm just setting back relaxing. The canning is caught up for now, plenty of feed, don't need wood for winter yet. Lol I am chopping down a dead white birch. Yep, someone busted the chainsaws. It is halfway through. Maybe if I wait it will fall on it's own. Well, I could tell you a story, or myself a story. Let's see.. oh, the one about the cow. Well, the cow gave less and less milk. Well, someone noticed she would moo in the night. So, they went out to check on her, well, there were like 20 snakes come for milk. The cows stayed in the shed in the nightime after that. There, story. I really wish I could play the guitar. Even harmonica. I would play around the campfire, and people tell stories too. That is my idea of fun. One idea anyways.
I have bouts of insomnia, so I was up late too. But after all that reminiscing I just did, I think I can go crawl into the bed and have a head full of happy memories to help lull me off to sleep. Take care and I hope you can get some sleep yourself! I'm craving biscuits with home churned butter now. So I might have a snack before I go lay down.
Talk to you later!!
what now

United States

#91392 Aug 2, 2013
O dear! Speaking of not so wise, I may have you all beat. I have hauled manure, and did not even once think to disengage the apparatus when going downwind. Oh my, it might be wise for me to go to sleep now. lol
what now

United States

#91393 Aug 2, 2013
Well, I keep just missing people! Mississippi Man and now Nope! I like your stories! Yummy midnight snack!:) Goodnight all!
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#91394 Aug 2, 2013
LSD923 wrote:
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Is Abeliever still around? Glad to see you're still alive and kicking. LOL. All is well with mama and Leona. My son goes off to the Army on the 11th of August and we have moved to Oklahoma to be closer to my wifes family. One good thing about being a Correctional Officer is you can get work in any state you want. I hope my old friends are still out there. I hope to hear from you guys soon.
Abeliever has not posted in a couple weeks, so I don't know. I guess Little Leona just had a birthday. That would be her 2nd? I recently got an email from OJG asking for prayers due to health issues but she has not been on for a couple months or more and the Anagrammer is saddened by not having a debate over Middle East issues. But I think I see him pop in and out sometimes. But I am never quite sure.

I am glad to see that I am alive and kicking too. LOL We lost UNA and if the obit was really him (which it appears that it was), GOD has blessed me with a few more years than him and I suppose I have found less disfavor with GOD than UNA thought I would. LOL Oglala is still alive and kicking too. Imposter had a wake-up call and is now wearing the white hat. LOL Roaming is the only poster that I know that has been on here longer than me, and negative commentary and judge-its has not chased either of us off. We must be tough. LOL We have gained some newer regulars that I enjoy their conversations. Glad all is well with you.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#91395 Aug 2, 2013
Nope.. Your stories of Grandma brought back many memories. But those were not so much grandparent memories, but those of my Mom and Dad and the way we lived here at the homestead in my youth with no electric or running water. Since returning here, I tore out the back porch and built a new chimney on the new exterior wall and now have my own wood-coal burning heat stove. It was a bitter-sweet memory taking down the chimney that once was in the middle of the house and reusing the same bricks that my Dad had laid in 1946 to build a hearth for my new stove. I got really dirty from the 1940's coal dust accumulation. LOL That chimney had dual thimbles with the cook stove on one side where the kitchen was and a pot belly warm morning stove in a sitting room where I slept for years on a couch with what little clothes that I had in cardboard box behind the couch. The only other furniture in there was a rocking chair, a small table with a kerosene lamp and a cabinet sized batter radio with a wire running out the window for an antenna. That room was quite crowded on Saturday night when Dad would take the battery off his old car so we could listen to Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb. StringBean, and Minnie Pearl on the Grand Ole Opry. He would roll start the old car on Sunday mornings to go to church.

My older sisters enjoyed the feather bed that was called a "feather tick" in the 3rd room of a 4 room house that is now 6 rooms and a bath instead of the original 4 rooms and a path. LOL The outhouse once sat where my chicken house is now and the chickens now deposit in the same area where Mom raked out the dime that I swallowed and I took the cleaned off dime to the local country store and got a Moon Pie and an R C Cola. But I got in trouble for that because I got off the school bus to spend that dime and still had to walk 2 miles on home to get my switching. Mom wore the long home made dresses too and I learned early that if I stood real close and screamed real loud, all she did was beat her dress tail. LOL
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#91396 Aug 2, 2013
Mississippi Man wrote:
Speak'n of songs, if I may, how about Roger Millers's "Ya Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd". Only he would come up with a song like that but, yeah, there were many favorites. I've probably got close to 4,000+ on my favorites list.
And of favorite memories, why I remember this one I'll never know. But as a young boy one of my older sisters took me to town for something and we stopped at the drugstore and she bought me a Cherry Coke. Such a wonderful, sweet flavor! "Drug stores" then, now nothing but WalGreens or Super D's with no soda fountain.(it's 1:12 A.M., better go!)
Your ID and post about that song, reminds me of Ray Stevens "Mississippi Squirrel Revival". I remember some church services and can visually see the people and where they sat and can easily imagine such an event. LOL
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#91397 Aug 2, 2013
I think I will go make some hot biscuits with homemade blackberry jam, fried potatoes, and eggs. Nope, your grandma probably never broke the yolk in the cast iron skillets because the eggs were always fresh. When one gets store bought eggs, they can easily be 2 to 3 weeks old and yolks are more pale and more easily broken. Good Day folks, I have chores here plus I need to go into town.

Since: Jul 13

Location hidden

#91405 Aug 2, 2013
Tomato help---
All my tomatoes are coming in. I've canned, sun dried and gave some away but still there are more. Any ideas of some different ways to put them up or use them?

“Is who I am”

Since: Aug 08

Scottsville

#91406 Aug 2, 2013
Beautiful day. Can you believe it's this cool and nice? It IS August...right?

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