Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Jan 5, 2011 Full story: The Cincinnati Enquirer 81,660

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

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Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#95172 Jan 1, 2014
Mississippi Man wrote:
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No longer can do. Through a stroke six years ago, I lost most of my sense of equal balance and all my sense of depth perception.......... didn't even know I had one of them! But a curb can be a killer, I'll tell ya.
When I went to rehab 5 years ago (heart attack), they had several exercise bikes set up where you could at least ride and watch tv instead of the same old thing. The treadmill was facing into a corner but it had a guage where I could watch my speed and try to increase it every time I went, which was 3 days a week. My favorite machine was the imitation row boat.
Anne

United States

#95173 Jan 1, 2014
Sears and Roebuck. I sure do miss their catalog! Especially the Christmas Wish catalog! We practically wore that one out looking at it and circling every toy imaginable! Or is it catalogue? My auto correct is accepting both. Lol

Can hardly wait until the topix dulcimer group starts their music! Maybe they will get in enough practice so there can be a big old New Year's Eve party next year. Good times!! Most likely I'll be sitting on the couch watching a little TV -- just like I did last night. Have a wonderful day!!!
Mister

Philadelphia, PA

#95174 Jan 1, 2014
I feel time is nice.
Misty eyed

Louisa, KY

#95175 Jan 1, 2014
Anne wrote:
Sears and Roebuck. I sure do miss their catalog! Especially the Christmas Wish catalog! We practically wore that one out looking at it and circling every toy imaginable! Or is it catalogue? My auto correct is accepting both. Lol
Can hardly wait until the topix dulcimer group starts their music! Maybe they will get in enough practice so there can be a big old New Year's Eve party next year. Good times!! Most likely I'll be sitting on the couch watching a little TV -- just like I did last night. Have a wonderful day!!!
When I was a little girl using Granny's outside house, it was a choice of dried ol corn cob or blue dye from the Sears and Roebuck. Lol. Being a little girl, that massive catalog's pages was less frightening. Boy, I feel like a hick, but a happy one. Love and happiness whether poor or rich is all that matters. Boy, it's great to have ultra charmin. Lol. I often wonder today: How those men felt? It was certainly different using a corncob pipe- Great granny had one as well-for smoking than other business. Innovation,I reckon.
Anne

United States

#95177 Jan 1, 2014
Misty eyed wrote:
<quoted text>When I was a little girl using Granny's outside house, it was a choice of dried ol corn cob or blue dye from the Sears and Roebuck. Lol. Being a little girl, that massive catalog's pages was less frightening. Boy, I feel like a hick, but a happy one. Love and happiness whether poor or rich is all that matters. Boy, it's great to have ultra charmin. Lol. I often wonder today: How those men felt? It was certainly different using a corncob pipe- Great granny had one as well-for smoking than other business. Innovation,I reckon.
We were sitting around talking about changes in the last 20 or so years. One change? Toilet paper is all white now. No pink, blue or yellow! My daughter was surprised that tp used to have decorator colors. Lol. But then there used to be red cobs and white cobs. Lol
Kent

Premium, KY

#95178 Jan 1, 2014
I think this might be the year that Pine mnt. blows her lid off setting in for the biggest earthquake east ky has ever seen!
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#95179 Jan 1, 2014
Anne wrote:
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We were sitting around talking about changes in the last 20 or so years. One change? Toilet paper is all white now. No pink, blue or yellow! My daughter was surprised that tp used to have decorator colors. Lol. But then there used to be red cobs and white cobs. Lol
Yeah, two reds and a white. You used the red one, then the white one, to see if you needed to use the other red one. LOL
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#95180 Jan 1, 2014
@Anne other changes maybe going back maybe 40 years: S&H Green stamps, Orange coffee cups with a fill up at the service station (I think Ashland Oil), Goober pumped the gas and cleaned the windshield, Melmac dishes, a dish in a box of Tide, Howdy Doody, Ed Sullivan and Topo Gigo.
Anne

New Salisbury, IN

#95181 Jan 1, 2014
Lol. Just maybe that'd make a great gift. A bushel of cobs. Lol. Guess under certain circumstances I'd be grateful for a bushel full !
Anne

New Salisbury, IN

#95182 Jan 1, 2014
I remember the S&H green stamps! It was my job to stick them into the book. Wasnt it 5 of the 50 point stamps that filled a page? One time mom got a malt maker with her stamps and we made shakes and malts practically every day for weeks on end!
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#95183 Jan 1, 2014
also wet corn cobs were good for cleaning the windshield, there were usually a few in a pail of water out by the gas pumps.
Anne

United States

#95184 Jan 1, 2014
I'm stuck on this green stamp thing. Was it 50 of the one pointers to fill a page,or/and 5 of the 10 point stamps or one 50 point stamp. I remember taking a small bowl of water and a washcloth, wetting the washcloth and wiping the backs of the stamps then placing the stamps in the books. Mom redeemed the books once a year And she saved the stamps in a drawer till she was ready to redeem them. It took quite a while to stick them into the books! She received the malt maker for sure. Maybe an electric blanket?
Ancient Wolf

Nicholasville, KY

#95185 Jan 1, 2014
I think it was 5 across and 10 down of the smaller stamps, but the women took care of the gluing and pasting; so I am not very sure.
Ancient Wolf

Nicholasville, KY

#95186 Jan 1, 2014
Been out helping the grandson unload his truck load of firewood that we had cut and loaded earlier today. I don't need the exercise bike around here. LOL
Anne

United States

#95187 Jan 1, 2014
Ancient Wolf wrote:
I think it was 5 across and 10 down of the smaller stamps, but the women took care of the gluing and pasting; so I am not very sure.
Guess it was a woman's job. Dad sure never sat around gluing stamps . Lol
We're just sitting around watching hgtv and wondering about all those expensive homes. Ouch.
Mississippi Man

Olive Branch, MS

#95188 Jan 1, 2014
Ancient Wolf wrote:
Been out helping the grandson unload his truck load of firewood that we had cut and loaded earlier today. I don't need the exercise bike around here. LOL
I guess load'n and unload'n isn't too bad,.....unless ya gotta split it all with an ax! Yeah, I remember pulling the logs up from the woods with the tractor, crosscutting them, then come the splitt'n. Dad had no chain-saw when he had four sons. But then I shod horses till about 17 years ago. Don't know if all of that is what's wrong with my back or what caused the back to last as long as it has. Either way, I'm very fortunate so far.(knock, knock)

@ Anne.......I've often wondered what the covered wagon people used while crossing this country. Then, a little later, say in 1860 +-, what did the cowboys use or was toilet paper invented by then? May be that they carried along a barrel of cobs.........NOT!!!
Mississippi Man

Olive Branch, MS

#95189 Jan 1, 2014
OH YEAH..........about changes! At the home place in ILL. in the basement we had a big, round coal burning furnace. In the "front room" upstairs was the fireplace. We'd take the ashes and spent coals to the chicken house path in coal buckets and dump them there to help keep it "paved." It really worked pretty well. The path curved around the end of a big (potato !!#&%!!) garden plot then on to the chicken house, oh, maybe 250 feet. Now, all I do is turn that little dial on the wall.......and pay the gas bill.
hmm

Mount Washington, KY

#95190 Jan 1, 2014
nite
Mississippi Man

Olive Branch, MS

#95191 Jan 1, 2014
Well,....just ignore the second half of my post second from above! It's amazing what you can get from a "search!" Toilet paper, as such, was invented in 1391 by China in large size material (with splinters!) In 1859 a similar product was continued in New York. In 1880, Scott's refined it, rolled it, eliminated splinters and added the 2-layer style. In between times, ANYTHING was used that was in or about a man's extremity from rocks to "hemp" knotted rope ends! "We've come a long way, Baby." ..(this is my dedication to 2014 !!!!!)
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#95192 Jan 1, 2014
@MM.. We do most of the splitting with a maul and a wedge. Sometimes when there is enough to justify going 10 miles after the hydraulic splitter, we use it. Still a lot of work just loading the logs into the splitter. Fortunately, the old cross cut saw now just decorates my back barn lumber wall Cracker Barrel style with lots of the other old tools from days gone by.... ice pick, tobacco knives and spears, hog nose ringers, horse hames, kerosene lamps (that still work and are full of lamp oil), the old dipper from the spring house, fire place popcorn popper, duck decoys, and such. Next year, I think I might raise some gourds just to use for dippers that can be dried and painted with different art work and maybe even white-wash a few tires for flower beds. Mom always white-washed (lime) the trees up about 4 feet from the ground and the fence posts. I suppose to keep them from rotting. Lime was also thrown down the toilet hole and there was a 5 gallon bucket of lime dust in the outhouse.

I do not have a little dial on the wall and that is why I am awake now at 2 am. Besides the dog needing some tree time, the wood stove needs some more wood. Thank Goodness there is coffee LOL I don't know your answer on what the cowboys and pioneers used for TP, but I always thought their saddle bags and bedrolls might have contained some old rags. Besides Montgomery Wards and Sears catalogues and corn cobs, our outhouse had a box full of rags and a Karo syrup bucket full of water mixed with Witch Hazel for making home made "wet wipes".

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