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re: Did Amazon completely remove expedited shipping from Prime? - real turf fan
For us, it's a couple of gallons of gas to go to Knoxville to try to find things in stores. Sometimes stores lie and tell us that have 'it' in their inventory and they don't. When we order from Amazon, 'it' arrives when they say it will. Most times there are more expensive options if we need it ...
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re: Need some feedback on waving at people in the neighborhood. - real turf fan
We live out in the country northeast of Knoxville and we wave. When my inlaws lived in west Knoxville in a subdivision with all the wonderful things there I was working on her flower beds and I waved at five neighbors who drove by. None waved back. I guess they assumed I was hired help. FT....
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re: Update: Four Idaho college students were killed in a targeted attack with an edged weapon - real turf fan
So they towed the Slain Students' Cars as well as a car (cars?) from the two survivors. So they can generate a list of people who rode with them before the butchery? It's right strange to my uneducated in the ways of police mind...
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re: Dallas could ban all gas-powered lawn equipment to address noise, environment concerns - real turf fan
For the next serious ice storm, arrest anyone who uses a gas powered chain saw. Five years later when the fallen limbs are rotted to compost and termite condos, ask again....
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re: Monty Python - Transgender Video - real turf fan
If that's from Life of Brian it goes back to 1979. Darn. The crew look enough younger for that to be THAT old....
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re: With Houston's ongoing boil water notice, one way they're giving out free bottles of water - real turf fan
City wide makes NO sense at all. I lived on the far west side and we paid for our water to a specific water board that was responsible for our area. NO way our water board was tied to the far east side of town. ...
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re: What Are You Getting Your Mom for Christmas ? - real turf fan
If your Mom lives where winters are cold and she's in a house that was built more than 20some years ago, get her a heated toilet seat and install it. Get her something nice, too, but I can guarantee she'll love the toilet seat for six months or so per year. Then change it out in April or May and...
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re: Driving through Gatlinburg for the first time - real turf fan
Get a topographic map from the 50's. Compare it with the current google map. Mark the roads on the topo map that google doesn't recongize as roads. If you make it through, give us a holler. I have in mind a road over Clinch Mountain that's no longer a road though it still exists....
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Happy 100th birthday, Charles Shultz, Creator of Peanuts comic - real turf fan
Even if you don't read the comics daily, you might want to search out a page today and see all the comics that have celebrated Mr. Shultz's birthday by including his characters in their strips today. ...
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re: Are you wanting acreage? - real turf fan
Years ago, a friend invited me to dinner to show slides he had taken on a visit to mutual friends' property in West Virginia. It wasn't that they owned a lot of land but they owned tens of acres that abutted a federal installation of a (IIFC) research "telescope" and that would never be sold. ...
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re: Emmanuel Macron will be in New Orleans Dec. 2 - real turf fan
If you knew people who were in Paris after WWII, they were shocked at well dressed women squatting over the gutters. It was ok, though, because the city was designed to flush the streets with running water every night to clean them. Perhaps he'll share an improved 'diaper bag' for the equine po...
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re: Air Fryers are far superior to Microwaves. - real turf fan
We have gotten in the habit of oatmeal for breakfast: get out a bowl, put half a cup of oats in one cup of water, Hit "Breakfast" Wait for the microwave to ding, Take out the outmeal Add butter, cinnamon and a T. of brown sugar. Enjoy. And only one bowl to clean. Also for cooking: defros...
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re: 15 years until we reach a mini ice age - real turf fan
I've been reading about the French and Indian wars starting late 1700's. George Washington had his early employment in western Pennsylvania and environs, and in October of one year had a problem crossing rivers because of the ice flows. When he and Gist waited a few days, the river froze solid and ...
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re: Are you wanting acreage? - real turf fan
We have acreage, a bluff on the river, an island in the river, and about a hundred acres of woods. As the trees come down, we cut them up for firewood. Acreage means we get a tax reduction for Greenbelt status. We have taxes based on low usage and farm bureau insurance is a good company We k...
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re: Power grid goes down Nationwide for a month - real turf fan
LP gas (and we have a river at the foot of our property). Beans and rice. Guns and ammo. Good neighbors!! for the win...
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re: I thought turkeys could fly - real turf fan
Oh, the humanity....
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re: Update: Four Idaho college students were killed in a targeted attack with an edged weapon - real turf fan
If they have DNA from blood where it shouldn't be, it's not a dead end. So many folks have done DNA on their blood, and partial matches with their blood may point arrows at a second cousin or a great uncle. Or a niece or nephew of an estranged sibling....
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re: Narrow mountain road driving etiquette question - real turf fan
Bolivia don't need no stinkin' guardrails. Top Gear drives the Road across the Andes [link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXLxszv9eCM)]LINK[/link]...
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re: Narrow mountain road driving etiquette question - real turf fan
There're up and down There're curves. There're paved roads and there're loose gravel. All can scare you. Some cars and their drivers shouldn't take on roads they don't know they can handle. We have one state road north of us with some curves on a fairly steep slope. I've described it as a mos...
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re: ACC announced its decision on the Virginia vs. Virginia Tech game. - real turf fan
There's a bit of irony. My Grandfather earned his B.A. and M.A. from UVA in the 1890's He donated to them annually until his death at 89. After he died, we received a notice from UVA reminding us not at all gently that they expected to received the remaining two payments on his donation that ...
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