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  1. More tunnels, this time with an alleged Capone...

    More tunnels, this time with an alleged Capone connection. I do know (and have known for many years) there is a connection between those tunnels and a bunch of bootleggers. I should haul my lazy butt...
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    Looks white-ish and tan to me but I agree with...

    Looks white-ish and tan to me but I agree with Grumpy Cat - it's ugly!!! They should outlaw horizontal stripes :D
  3. Typical February for here - running the tractor...

    Typical February for here - running the tractor over the same several hundred feet in a straight line to keep the lane open EVERY SINGLE DAY that it isn't blowing, snowing or both, and loads of...
  4. One of the nicest hockey players I ever met was...

    One of the nicest hockey players I ever met was Tiger Williams, and we know what his on ice reputation was, but all the Williams boys were nice. One of the nastiest had a reputation for being nice on...
  5. Lots of hockey players around here - several I...

    Lots of hockey players around here - several I know made it to the NHL. One was in my grade at school, and he still lives here. That one played for Detroit for a while and his brother played for the...
  6. Bread & butter pickles are great on ham too....

    Bread & butter pickles are great on ham too. Mustard, not so much, just don't care for it :)
  7. Sgt Preston of the Yukon?? That was eons ago.

    Sgt Preston of the Yukon?? That was eons ago.
  8. Considering what has been in the news lately,...

    Considering what has been in the news lately, they all seem to be dashing to the defence side of the courtroom rather than the prosecutorial side - all your hopes are dashed
  9. Dill pickle and bologna sandwiches. Was a little...

    Dill pickle and bologna sandwiches. Was a little kid when an uncle handed me one and after the initial eww reaction of a kid, I discovered it is a wonderful combination. Have since added the pickles...
  10. French fries are those nasty, skinny,...

    French fries are those nasty, skinny, pre-packaged frozen things served (usually over-salted) at such fine dining establishments as Rotten Ronnie's, Kentucky Buzzard, etc. Chips are hand cut, larger...
  11. Eaves trough is very regional - seems to be used...

    Eaves trough is very regional - seems to be used mostly in the prairies and I have heard that term used by people from ND and Minnesota but people from the east and from BC call it gutters too.
  12. Poutine is gross - why ruin perfectly good fries...

    Poutine is gross - why ruin perfectly good fries and gravy?

    The pronunciation of milk varies from region to region and I have never heard a native Western Canadian say melk.

    Cheese, tobacco,...
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    Was in town for fuel the other day and I noticed...

    Was in town for fuel the other day and I noticed the Christmas lights were still up on the street light poles....been too damned cold or windy or both to do anything about it. Loads of lights still...
  14. Thread: The Oscars

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    Didn't watch because Downton Abbey and...

    Didn't watch because Downton Abbey and Grantchester took precedence. I did catch a couple on the late news and was pleased to see J.K. Simmons won - always thought he was somewhat underrated and...
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    I am Canadian and I don't take my shoes off when...

    I am Canadian and I don't take my shoes off when I come into my house or any other house for that matter. Only kick off winter boots or muddy ones to trade them for slippers at home and sock feet...
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    Just a repeat of almost every day this past two...

    Just a repeat of almost every day this past two weeks - trying to dig out the yard. Truck is buried, yard is just packed full and it will not quit snowing and blowing. I NEED to get somewhere to get...
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    Her name is Mrs Maguire, played by Tessa...

    Her name is Mrs Maguire, played by Tessa Peake-Jones.

    As to tall and short, Green is 5'9" and James Norton is 6'1"
  18. Why the questioning, Mara? At that time women...

    Why the questioning, Mara? At that time women were basically chattel - property and baby machines. Fell into the same category as the household milk cow - stops producing or is ill, she is useless;...
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    That was the season finale last night? If it is...

    That was the season finale last night? If it is gone for good, I will not be happy but I am one of those weirdos that still watch er reruns, watch two soaps that have been on for 50+ years, so, I...
  20. Another vote for stroganoff. What I do with the...

    Another vote for stroganoff. What I do with the mushrooms is simmer them in water before the hit the fry pan. I reduce the simmering liquid to concentrate the flavour and add that to the mix
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    So they are those thick heavy things that bunch...

    So they are those thick heavy things that bunch up and are horrible to wind a bandage around properly?

    I am old and still remember how to wrap flannel bandages....
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    Quilted cottons are the only thing I ever use...

    Quilted cottons are the only thing I ever use except for sheet cotton when the need arises. At one time, they were all that was available but now, it seems they have fixed the need to learn how to...
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    I have been watching the never ending restoration...

    I have been watching the never ending restoration of an old family home and it truly is like restoring a car but far more expensive. That said, you CAN repoint the stonework your self if you don't...
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    One of my faves is a simmering liquid of 1 cup...

    One of my faves is a simmering liquid of 1 cup pineapple juice, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup soy sauce and the same of white vinegar. Brown and add one pound of meat of your choice and simmer for a...
  25. The old method was a bridle path as long as the...

    The old method was a bridle path as long as the victim...er horse's ear. Longer was either a mistake, a rubbed mane or someone trying to be 'fancy'. There were also a lot of roached manes around here
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