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Monthly Image: Rt 376 Repaving

NYS DOT repaved the section of Rt 376 between our house and the Red Oaks Mill intersection during a mid-October week, doing most of the work overnight to avoid jamming traffic to the horizon in all directions. 141 more words


Riding On A Horse While Being Swarmed By Bees

Daniel Wildman, a showman, who became famous for his remarkable stunts involving bees which were unmatched at the time. For example, there was a time when he performed before King George III, he was standing on a horseback, with a grist of bees suspended in garlands from his chin, akin to a beard. 492 more words


Thursday Thoughts

How surprised are tadpoles when they sprout their back legs?


Gleanings From The Past #31

I Fell

We have heard of the fall of Lucifer, and the fall of Cromwell, and the fall of Wolsey, but one of the pleasantest tumbles upon record was that of a Mr. 216 more words


British Food: The full breakfast

The British writer W. Somerset Maugham said that “To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day.” Whether that would be eating well is up for debate, but you can be certain that you would be eating an awful lot. 145 more words

Food & Drink

Reversed Footprints: The Odd Inverted Shoes

On November 20, 1973, Cecil Slemp filed a patent for his invention — a footwear with heels and toe positions reversed — and he got the patent on July 16, 1976. 216 more words


1865: Dream

May 3, 1869

Rev. and Dear Sir,

After many delays I send you a short account of the dream which excited your interest last summer.

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