Friday, July 23, 2010

More trivia

The old Blacksmiths could do amazing things with steel, even weld on an anvil. The round hole is called the Pritchel hole. It is used with a punch to put round holes in hot steel. The square hole is called the Hardie hole. It holds different tools, one of which is a chisel shaped cutoff hardie to cut hot steel into.


Old horses should be out to pasture.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Nothing to do

I stumbled across------------ Shelly Roche blog and Youtube

very interesting


When I was a kid all motor oil came in these tin cans.
People used a special plunger with a funnel to empty it.
Poor boys used a "Church Key" beer opener.


See Health Care Bill, Section 9006

Thursday, July 15, 2010


"Rumor, swiftest of all the evils in the world. She thrives on speed, stronger for every stride, slight with fear at first, soon soaring into the air ------ under every feather on her body- - -an eye that never sleeps and as many tongues as eyes and as many raucous mouths and ears pricked up for news."


Rural Hospitals

Tupelo Mississippi has the largest rural hospital in the United States.