There goes the neighborhood!

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#13282 Oct 4, 2013
Okay, guys...here is your girlfriend SIRI, revelaved...prepare...

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/04/tech/mobile/ben... +(Top+Stories)

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#13283 Oct 4, 2013
Ricky F wrote:
Did you see where Orthopod also posted?
Yes I did. Now we're just missing a few more.

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South Africa

#13284 Oct 4, 2013
tallyho wrote:
careful of termites
and poison oak.

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South Africa

#13285 Oct 4, 2013
Poison oak - Toxicodendron diversilobum...whoever named it had a sense of humor.

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#13286 Oct 4, 2013
Chris - PSL wrote:
Good Morning Neighbors! Wow! Geko! It's been a long time!!
Hasn't it though....

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#13287 Oct 4, 2013
Hey Ricky
This came across the Desk of Rose of Tralee and I thought of you
Facts about the 1500s:-hope it's not a repeat for you

enjoy

They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & sold to the tannery.....if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor" But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot.....they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low. The next time you're washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be.

Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June. However, since they were starting to smell ....... brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odour. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married.

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!"

Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.

“Resist Persist Exist”

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#13288 Oct 4, 2013
Part 2

The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor."

The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold.

In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire... Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old.

Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and "chew the fat"
.
Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.
Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust.

Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial... They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake.

England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, "saved by the bell" or was considered a "dead ringer".

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#13289 Oct 4, 2013
Hmmn Part one seems to not of made it through

these are from life in the 1500's - thought you might enjoy them Ricky

part one is on it's way

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#13290 Oct 4, 2013
never mind

lol

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Orion's Belt

#13291 Oct 4, 2013
tallyho wrote:
<quoted text>
going to push this a step....seems to me all that wood makes a big box
Indeed! A very BiG box. Nasty, aye?

Isn't cyber world fun? Can be anybody, or do anything. No one gets hurt and no one loses an eye. Although on occasion some would like to rip their eyes from their head and throw them reading stuff and junk.

Enjoy your day, Tallyho!

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WELCOME HOME

#13292 Oct 4, 2013
DC tells it like it is wrote:
<quoted text>
Indeed! A very BiG box. Nasty, aye?
Isn't cyber world fun? Can be anybody, or do anything. No one gets hurt and no one loses an eye. Although on occasion some would like to rip their eyes from their head and throw them reading stuff and junk.
Enjoy your day, Tallyho!
ha ha ha . thanks good afternoon as well

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#13293 Oct 4, 2013
Hello!

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Vincit qui se vincit

#13294 Oct 4, 2013
tallyho wrote:
careful of termites
That's true, looks like Tally wants in on this so we better line the box with protection to make sure the box stays in good working order for a long time to come for all! lol

Good idea!

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Vincit qui se vincit

#13295 Oct 4, 2013
Rose of Tralee wrote:
Hey Ricky
This came across the Desk of Rose of Tralee and I thought of you
Facts about the 1500s:-hope it's not a repeat for you
enjoy
They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & sold to the tannery.....if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor" But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot.....they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low. The next time you're washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be.
Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June. However, since they were starting to smell ....... brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odour. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married.
Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!"
Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."
There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.
Wow, never knew that but it's really interesting, thanks!

You would think the women would bath first since they prob werent as dirty as the men and to be cleaner for the men, plus the men were prob so dirty anyway that semi clean water would prob still be awesome! lol

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#13296 Oct 4, 2013
Rose of Tralee wrote:
Hmmn Part one seems to not of made it through
these are from life in the 1500's - thought you might enjoy them Ricky
part one is on it's way
I have heard of the coffin bell, but the things they did back in those days, really tough people and we bitch when the internet goes out?

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#13297 Oct 4, 2013
DC tells it like it is wrote:
<quoted text>
Indeed! I'm surely a repel with a cause. No doubt!
Have a wonderful weekend. All of you....enjoy! Folk in the deep south, heads up. Storm heading your way. Stay safe.
Where you going? you were just getting a handle on my wood!

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#13298 Oct 4, 2013
geko wrote:
<quoted text>Hasn't it though....
Nice to see the Great Geko take a ride again through topix in the great gekomobile!

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#13299 Oct 4, 2013
-Figgy - wrote:
Hello!
hey Figgy, long time no see!

“<3”

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#13300 Oct 4, 2013
geko wrote:
Poison oak - Toxicodendron diversilobum...whoever named it had a sense of humor.
lol

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Black Rock City, NV

#13301 Oct 4, 2013
Ooh...thanks for the "PROPS"
Wood up!

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