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#183697 - 03/18/09 07:40 PM Re: And the winner is... [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
tsuwm Offline
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I've been to hollywood
I've been to redwood
I crossed the ocean for a heart of gold
I've been in my mind, it's such a fine line
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold
And I'm getting old.
Keeps me searching for a heart of gold
And I'm getting old.
-©somebody besides Neil Young

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#183705 - 03/19/09 11:28 AM Re: And the winner is... [Re: tsuwm]
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grin
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#183708 - 03/19/09 12:49 PM Re: And the winner is... [Re: tsuwm]
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Still searching, this many years after the goldrush?
Don't let it bring you down.

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#183746 - 03/20/09 05:19 PM Gold Rush [Re: BranShea]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
Still searching, this many years after the goldrush?
Don't let it bring you down.


Nature's first green is gold
her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower;
but only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief.

So dawn goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay.

=r.frost=
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#183824 - 03/22/09 06:49 PM Re: Gold Rush [Re: LukeJavan8]
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A very nice Frost poem. I have one little book, but it contains only autumn and winter poems. One falling leaf after another.

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#183840 - 03/23/09 05:38 PM Re: Gold Rush [Re: BranShea]
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I first saw the poem in S.E.Hinton's movie edition of the
book "The Outsiders" where the older boy (forgot name)
quotes it to Johnny, who later dies and tells the older
boy in a note before he dies: "always seek the gold".
Never forgot it.
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#183864 - 03/24/09 04:09 PM Re: Gold Rush [Re: LukeJavan8]
olly Offline
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'The Outsiders' Now that rings a bell. It was, along with John Steinbecks 'The Red Pony', part of my early schooling curriculum. Two of the books we had to wread and rite reviews about in english class. Good times!

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#183868 - 03/24/09 05:19 PM Re: And the winner is... [Re: zmjezhd]
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Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
8. Unasked question about early cars: what was on the steering wheel that helped the engine run smoother?

Spark advance lever? Adjusting timing.


Right on! Very Good!

Did any one answer the injury question? My computer's been down until yesterday.

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#183869 - 03/24/09 05:30 PM Re: And the winner is... [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
PastorVon Offline
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Originally Posted By: etaoin
8. choke
9. crank to turn over the engine. it was done right-handed. my dad broke his arm when he was young cranking his brother's car.
10. train


Ah! I see some one did answer the injury question. The medical evidence though indicates that the injury was the breaking of the thumb metacarpal on the right hand. When the engine was cranked, it frequently would back-fire first and the hand of the person cranking the engine would be jerked around with the crank breaking that bone in the hand. However, the knowing person did not lock his thumb around the crank handle and when the engine backfired, the crank would simply be jerked out of the cranker's hand without any injury. I have a positive print of an x-ray taken of my father's hand in the late 1930s showing either that he was not one of those knowing people or that he ignored his experience because of the influence of certain spirits in which he frequently imbibed excessively.

Right! The circus came to town on the train. What was the name of the toy train company that preceded Lionel? The name has slipped my mind. They made an "0" Gauge circus train that today is worth several thousands of dollars (especially now that Obama's administration is making the dollar worthles)s.

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#183870 - 03/24/09 05:33 PM Re: And the winner is... [Re: PastorVon]
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>toy train company that preceded Lionel?

Marx? at least I recall having such, but I don't know if they came first, or were just a minor competitor.

edit: The Marx logo was the letters "MAR" in a circle with a large X through it, resembling a railroad crossing sign. Because of this, Marx toys are sometimes misidentified as "Mar" toys.

Marx's toys included tinplate buildings, tin toys, toy soldiers, playsets, toy dinosaurs, mechanical toys, toy guns, action figures, dolls, dollhouses, toy cars, and HO scale and O scale toy trains.

The rights to some of Marx's toys are now owned by other companies, and some of its former products are still in production. Marx Toys, Inc., was sold and transformed into 'Marx Toys & Entertainment, Inc.' Marx Trains, Inc. produces lithographed tin trains, both of original design and based on former Louis Marx designs. K-Line produced plastic O scale train cars and scenery using former Marx molds, which are now marketed under the 'K-Line by Lionel' brand name.

wiki link


Edited by tsuwm (03/24/09 05:39 PM)

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