Saturday, May 29, 2010

Scrapin' the Bottom o' the Blogging Barrel

What 45 Yankee Dollars worth o' laundry looks like...


That would be three bundles of clean clothes that weigh 30 pounds and measure... in the aggregate... 25"(w) x 14"(h) x 16"(d).  Some people will spend this amount or more on a single bottle of Veuve Clicquot and this gives them great pleasure.  It's the same thing with me and sent-out-laundry... it's just one of life's lil luxuries with which we indulge ourself.  The champagne of chores if you will, ergo: √† votre sant√©!

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  1. Cheers! Wear them in good health!

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  2. Heh. They're still sitting on my couch... all bagged up and staring at me... waiting to be put away. (sigh)

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  3. Naw Buck! You haven't reached the bottom of the barrel just yet.

    I'll bet you've never done this.

    Okay, I know hockey is on. So, never mind...

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  4. I just spent 57 on my favorite whisky. And this game is worth every penny.

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  5. L-Andy: Right... I'll watch that at intermission.

    S-Andy: Run 'n' gun!! This is a LOT closer than I thought it would be. It wouldn't be as close if Chicago could stay out of the box... and neither goalie is livin' up to their billing. IMHO.

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  6. Westby Implement Company! I wonder if it even exists anymore.

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  7. It didn't exist when I lived there in '77 - '78, Glenn. I found the yardstick in the basement of the house I rented there, along with a lot of other old junk. My landlord told me to keep everything I found, and I did... for the most part.

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  8. L-Andy: That was evil. But... I killed it less than two seconds in.

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  9. I think Buck probably turned-out the lights of Westby, when the stage coach took him to his next dot on the map...

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  10. Yeah, so did I, Buck. One of my "friends" on Facebook sent something that said, "I like you." When I clicked the link, that's what I got.

    Some friend!

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  11. Anon: Westby is still a going concern, albeit a very SMALL going concern. I think the town is down to a lil over 100 people these days (it was about 250 when I lived there back in the late '70s). That said, the Fortuna AFS veterans group will have it's third reunion in the area this July. Fortuna is the radar site I was stationed at over in NoDak, about seven miles east of Westby.

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  12. Westby has around 170 people these days. I'm not too sure about that reunion ... I just can't seem to get it together this year.

    But that yardstick, found in the basement? Are you talking about the same little house I remember so well? I didn't realize that house has a basement!

    I do remember mucking around in some barn near the house with you. I found a 1958 Montana license plate, with a before-its-time removable emblem that allowed the owner to change the year of expiration. I still have it.

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  13. I didn't realize that house has a basement!

    Yup. Accessible through a trap door hole in the floor by the kitchen door. It was a tiny thing as far as basements go (about the size of my bedroom), with dirt walls, no windows, and one naked light bulb hanging from the rafters in the center of the "room." There were all sorts of treasures down there, including a box of old Life and Saturday Evening Post magazines from the '40s and '50s, EVERY one of which had photos of Queen Elizabeth inside. Tiny told me some old lady lived there for years and years before she died and the house went to my landlord.

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  14. I shoulda added... that's news about the reunion. It should come as no shock, but I have to be up in Noo Yawk for SN2's change o' command ceremony around that time, so I wouldn't be able to make it. The fact it may not happen makes me sad, tho.

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