Friday, February 27, 2009

Bracket Fungi

I found this cousin to athlete's foot growing on a pecan tree.
When you see brackets like this growing on a tree you can be pretty sure that either part or all of this tree is dead.

Enterprise Mississippi

I ran across Canecutter the other day at a little quick stop in Enterprise. I didn't get his name but he is out there every day hauling logs. He said his daddy named him Canecutter for the Swamp Rabbit in the area.
Here's to all you boys who do the hauling.

Sciple's Mill

There is an old water mill north of Meridian Mississippi that still grinds corn. Water is backed up in a mill pond. When the gate is opened water falls down into a turbine which slowly turns one of two large mill stones. The bottom stone is stationary. The top stone turns and grinds the corn. The miller adjusts the rocks until he gets the consistency he wants. With slow stone grinding the meal is never over heated. The meal has more jagged edges even though particles are tiny. Modern grinding overheats the meal and balls it up. Stone ground meal is excellent in scraping and cleansing the digestive system.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Tennessean

The Tennessean

When I was a kid the Tennessean passed our house twice each day. The schedule below must hav e been changed later. The train passed our house about 9:30 pm and again around 5:30 am. The run was from Memphis to Washington to Memphis.
It was a beautiful train or combination even though it killed some of my favorite Beagles.

Friday, February 20, 2009

A beautiful smile

1953 Buick Skylark on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The old timers used to have a saying. " That ole boy had a smile on his face like a 53 Buick"

Any thoughts?

Friday, February 13, 2009

What's the coolest town

My favorite town names:

Chug Water Wy

Rolling Fork Ms

Coeur d' alene Id

Stillwater Ok

Deadwood SD

Lame Deer Mt

Bucksnort Tn

Cold Water Ms

Big Timber Mt

Antler ND

Hungry Horse Mt

Tobyhanna Pa

Hurricane WV

Woonsocket RI

Medicine Hat Alb

Yellow Knife N.W.T.

Saskatchewan Crossing Alb.

Give me some of yours--------------------------------------------------

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Awh Shucks

Why is it--------------excuse me------------I meant to say "how come" when you are in Tennessee the term is corn shucks
and when your in the Midwest its corn husk?

You have no idea how much sleep I have lost over this.

I suppose it would sound odd to wave your pom poms and yell for Nebraska "Go Shuckers"

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Grabbling For Catfish

youtube catfish - Google Search

My grandfather John Howell was known throughout Western McNairy and Eastern Hardeman Counties in Tennessee as a fisherman. He enjoyed grabbling for catfish.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Original Celt Nations

Wapedia - Wiki: Celtic nations

I have a bloodline from most of these places, not sure about Cornwall and Brittany

Now I understand the source of the problem .

The Gaels were the original Celts in Ireland who migrated to the other areas.

The Romans called Ireland Hibernus which in some way goes back to land of cold where we get our word hibernation.

The Irish called their land Eire

I checked to see if (ire,) the word for anger comes from Irish. The Greek spelling which resembles the Latin meaning frenzy.

So--- ire didn't come from Irish------------ but it would have been cool----- no distant pun intended.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

American Pie

Fifty years ago today the music died.

Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper crashed in a snow covered field near clear lake Iowa.

They were touring across the Midwest. Their old bus broke down and the heater didn't work very well.

Waylen Jennings was a base planer they had picked up along the way. He got bumped off the plane to ride the bus to its next destination. According to Jennings the guy who bumped him said "I hope you freeze on that old bus"

Jennings said " I hope your damned plane crashes"

From Jenning's interview years later, those harmless words haunted him.