I Can Remember

Discussion in 'Other Reminiscences' started by Ken Anderson, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. Shirley Martin

    Shirley Martin Supreme Member
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    I looked out of my kitchen window just at the edge dark a few nights ago and there were at least a gazillion lightning bugs coming up from the grass. It looked like a fairy land. I stood there for several minutes and they were still coming.

    Joke:
    First lightening bug: What are you trying to do; set the world on fire?
    Second lightening bug: Nah, I'm just trying to show my ass. :p
     
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  2. Hal Pollner

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    My Dad worked as a steam locomotive crewman for the PRR in the early 1940's.

    He would sometimes bring home a track "torpedo" that we would detonate for fun!

    Track torpedos were small bombs placed on the rails by maintenance gangs that would be detonated by the locomotive's pilot wheels as a warning for the train to slow or stop because of some problem on the track ahead.

    We would place the torpedo on a flat rock and climb up a tree to drop another rock on it, causing a mighty BANG!

    Hal
     
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  3. Don Alaska

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    You can feel safe enjoying lightning bugs. As far as I know, they are a principal predator of slugs and snails, both as larvae and adults (if they eat at all).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefly
     
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  4. Ken Anderson

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    Here's another good one that hasn't been posted to in a couple of years.
     
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  5. Lon Tanner

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    How about putting a copper penny on a railroad track and have the train make it the size of a quarter.
     
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  6. Ken Anderson

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    Oh yeah. I've done the copper penny thing.
     
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