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by Kellemora
Today, 13:04
Forum: Chats
Topic: From Mary Grant
Replies: 1
Views: 2

Re: From Mary Grant

Hi hi!
by Kellemora
Today, 13:03
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 17
Views: 65

Re: Good Vibrations

FWIW: At the time of the floods, about the only thing we had for backups was 5-1/4 floppies. And we were not yet converting our paper documents to digital, because they had to be hand entered by retyping the documents. If you know where I-270 and Olive Blvd. is, you know it is well above any flood p...
by Kellemora
Today, 12:53
Forum: Chats
Topic: Al + Hg = Hair
Replies: 13
Views: 66

Re: Al + Hg = Hair

The very last time I went to an indoor theater, they forgot to start the movie. After about a half hour wait, I went to hunt down the projectionist to tell him he forgot to start the show. He was no where to be found for another fifteen to twenty minutes. When he did finally start the reel running, ...
by Kellemora
Yesterday, 10:58
Forum: Chats
Topic: Al + Hg = Hair
Replies: 13
Views: 66

Re: Al + Hg = Hair

We still have two drive-in theaters here where I now live. Frequent them as often as possible, because I don't go to indoor theaters at all for any reason. Their own incompetence totally ruined it for me! I found the box with my small jar of mercury, but have not had a chance to set up to give it a ...
by Kellemora
Yesterday, 10:51
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 17
Views: 65

Re: Good Vibrations

Back when I wrote it, a complete detailed source listing was at the back of the book. Everything was lost in the two floods at my home, and some kind soul sent me copies of the chapters he copied for himself. This chapter went semi-viral for a short time, so I put it back on-line again when I redid ...
by Kellemora
15 Nov 2018, 11:14
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 17
Views: 65

Re: Good Vibrations

Patents are only good for 17 years, only 12 years on design patents. I let mine go public after about 6 years, because patents are a totally useless waste of money, unless you are rich to start with. I don't agree with Wikipedia's definition. Hydroponics preceded the more specialized Hydroculture by...
by Kellemora
15 Nov 2018, 11:04
Forum: Chats
Topic: Al + Hg = Hair
Replies: 13
Views: 66

Re: Al + Hg = Hair

For us it was stores like Famous Barr; Stix, Baer & Fuller; and Scruggs, Vandervort & Barney, who had all the really neat window displays in their downtown stores. I went to Marshall Fields several times while I was living in Oak Brook/Hinsdale area for a couple of months. Plus a few other stores of...
by Kellemora
15 Nov 2018, 10:53
Forum: Chats
Topic: not just US...
Replies: 19
Views: 282

Re: not just US...

That's probably where I got that from, hi hi.
by Kellemora
14 Nov 2018, 11:06
Forum: Chats
Topic: not just US...
Replies: 19
Views: 282

Re: not just US...

I'm sure you've heard of the Italian Tire!
Dago in rain.
Dago in snow.
Dago in mud.
And when Dago flat, Dago Whop Whop Whop.
by Kellemora
14 Nov 2018, 11:03
Forum: Chats
Topic: Al + Hg = Hair
Replies: 13
Views: 66

Re: Al + Hg = Hair

Yep, when you built a building with American Bricks, it looked like read building, complete with working doors and windows. Yes there were cheap, probably just styrene plastic. I don't remember now how many kits I had for sure, but I also had the optional kits which included L corners, and gable sla...
by Kellemora
14 Nov 2018, 10:45
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 17
Views: 65

Re: Good Vibrations

I think it stems from the old days when if anything organic was in the growing bed or pot it wasn't considered hydroponic. Our rose grower used corncobs in all of his growing beds so said his was not hydroponics, although it was fed with recirculating nutrients. Then you have some who use nothing bu...
by Kellemora
13 Nov 2018, 10:46
Forum: Chats
Topic: Al + Hg = Hair
Replies: 13
Views: 66

Re: Al + Hg = Hair

We had a massive Lionel layout when I was a kid, but it was mostly dad, hi hi. He had three of those huge twin handle transformers lined up at the far end of the layout. Sold it all to a friend of his before he moved west in 1966. I got into HO trains a little to heavily. It was more like landscape ...
by Kellemora
13 Nov 2018, 10:25
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 17
Views: 65

Re: Good Vibrations

You wouldn't believe how many things are raised hydroponically, they just don't admit it very often. I had great crops back home in St. Louis County, and most of the time I didn't even bother to till for some things, like tomatoes along my fence rows. Just used a bulb planter to drop the tomato plan...
by Kellemora
12 Nov 2018, 09:25
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 17
Views: 65

Re: Good Vibrations

When I was a little tyke, I used to think my grandpa was nuts. With all the work that needed done, he would sometimes sit down on a stool in the middle of the aisle between all the plants and spend sometimes more than an hour studying a group of plants in the bed in front of him. When he did finally...
by Kellemora
12 Nov 2018, 09:12
Forum: Chats
Topic: It's too quiet in here lately!
Replies: 37
Views: 244

Re: It's too quiet in here lately!

It was one of this inspectors pet peeves. He never once failed to check the toaster tray during a visit in about three years time. One thing he did do that irked all of us to no end, was he would stick his thermometer into different service trays without wiping it off between the trays. He didn't st...
by Kellemora
12 Nov 2018, 09:03
Forum: Chats
Topic: Al + Hg = Hair
Replies: 13
Views: 66

Re: Al + Hg = Hair

I figure as much mercury as I played with growing up, and then even later in my mid-20s. If it was going to get me, it would have done so long ago. Still hunting for my bottle of mercury, it wasn't in the box I thought it would be in, so it may be in one of the boxes stored away in the garage, unope...
by Kellemora
11 Nov 2018, 10:19
Forum: Blogs
Topic: I Blamed It On Putin
Replies: 11
Views: 78

Re: I Blamed It On Putin

Hate to say this, but I have to agree with you Yogi!

I saw what they did to my home town after the poly-TICK-ians took over.

How does one become a multi-millionaire on a 100k a year salary, unless they are on the take.
by Kellemora
11 Nov 2018, 10:16
Forum: Chats
Topic: Al + Hg = Hair
Replies: 13
Views: 66

Re: Al + Hg = Hair

Ut Oh, now you went and gone and done did it Yogi. You KNOW I'm going to have to try this! Hope I can find my bottle of mercury I saved from breaking old thermostats apart, hi hi. We used to use mercury to coat pennies and make them silver. I'm wondering if perhaps the liquid he used to clean the al...
by Kellemora
11 Nov 2018, 10:07
Forum: Chats
Topic: It's too quiet in here lately!
Replies: 37
Views: 244

Re: It's too quiet in here lately!

I did have phun when I worked at an ice cream shop and diner when I was young, that's for sure. But in later years when I was part owner of a couple of restaurants, I didn't put up with any tomfoolery. Of course by then, health inspectors resided in the woodwork and would come out when you least exp...
by Kellemora
11 Nov 2018, 09:38
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 17
Views: 65

Re: Good Vibrations

Raised in the floriculture industry, I do have to admit that I think plants have consciousness. We even did some experiments in a few of our isolation greenhouses with various types of music and certain noises. To make sure the results were not associated with the greenhouse itself, we repeated the ...