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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: I survived the 300 post game Part 41


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DeanT - Posted - 03/10/2016:  07:01:55


All I can say is that I'm glad crack wasn't around yet, back in those days...

OM45GE - Posted - 03/10/2016:  07:32:04


Oh man, you said it.

chuckv97 - Posted - 03/10/2016:  08:27:44


I'd get drunk and be game for taking just about anything else if it was there

dat - Posted - 03/10/2016:  09:43:46


I can't say that I never drank enough to try, I was even around folks that did, I was just always a little scared of it I guess, I didn't want to be addicted to anything,   booze and snuff was different, I wasn't addicted, I just liked it....a lot and often yes,    at least I lied to my self and said that I wasn't

DeanT - Posted - 03/10/2016:  10:38:10


I didn't finally kick chewing tobacco until 2006... that hung on the longest and was the toughest to quit

dat - Posted - 03/10/2016:  11:08:02


I just finished lunch, a big ol bite of snuff would be good, even though it's been, whew I loose track of time, 10 years maybe since. it still turns my head

OM45GE - Posted - 03/10/2016:  11:27:21


I've heard people say snuff is hard to quit. I tried it a few times but always preferred the smoke myself. I feel bad when I see kids dipping or lighting up. I know how cool they think they are but they have no idea how much they'll come to regret it.

chuckv97 - Posted - 03/10/2016:  12:23:13


I used Copenhagen for a while when I worked in a mine for 4 months. I just couldn't get used to it though.

dat - Posted - 03/10/2016:  13:00:15


when my bro in law got back from Vietnam, he rolled his own, Bull Durham, and smoked Camel and Lucky Strike, then he chewed Cotton Boll and dipped Copenhagen,   I was around him as much as he let me tag along as a kid, I tried his cigarettes and never cared for them, but the snuff and chewing tobacco I liked

DeanT - Posted - 03/10/2016:  13:51:06


I don't see near as many kids smoking these days as I used to. I wonder if times are changing?

dat - Posted - 03/10/2016:  14:33:40


not just kids, everywhere we used to go, everybody smoked, the kitchen had a smoke layer from the ceiling down. now I only know about 6 people that smoke

DeanT - Posted - 03/10/2016:  16:13:35


my car doesn't even have a lighter...

dmiller - Posted - 03/10/2016:  22:36:41


I used to play fiddle and guitar in a square dance band and one of the callers for our group (female) rolled her own cigarettes.  We were traveling to play for a dance just out of town and she (while driving down the road) rolled a cigarette one handed/ lit it/ and puffed away.  I was impressed.  I never could roll those things to save my life.  I remember lighting up in the grocery store while figuring out what the best buy was on some canned goods thing.  Lit many a cigarette on stage and stuck it in the strings on the peg head where you could grab it when someone else took a break or sang a verse.  I quit 2 years ago, but I smile remembering those times from decades ago.  Those were the days!

OM45GE - Posted - 03/11/2016:  04:54:13


I used to stick a lit cigarette between the strings my leg head too. I thought I was so cool. 



It is dramatic how few people smoke now compared to a few years ago. I do see kids doing it and my 15 year old says there are smokers.  He said a lot are using those e-cigs. 

chuckv97 - Posted - 03/11/2016:  05:00:55


I burnt a peghead with a cig that I forgot about..ouch. Then I started sticking them into string ends, dangling and swaying around if the strings weren't clipped back.
I wonder how this one got burned - it's for sale at Intermountain Guitar and Banjo in SLC. I'm pretty sure it's the same one that was at Elderly a couple of years ago.

OM45GE - Posted - 03/11/2016:  05:30:57


I used to slide mine between two strings so they stuck straight out. I did burn the cab of my Fender Bassman when I forgot a butt I had laid on it.

dat - Posted - 03/11/2016:  08:44:59


those electric cigarettes remind me of someone smoking a bong

OM45GE - Posted - 03/11/2016:  10:31:04


I know. Have you seen the videos of them exploding in people's pockets?

dat - Posted - 03/11/2016:  10:41:03


haven't heard about them exploding,  that would ruin a day

dmiller - Posted - 03/11/2016:  11:21:45


DeanT - Posted - 03/11/2016:  11:26:21


Between e-ciggs, hover boards, and cell phones, our world is blowing apart!

OM45GE - Posted - 03/11/2016:  11:47:10


Einstein would be proud E=MC2

chuckv97 - Posted - 03/11/2016:  13:35:38


I better tell my daughter - she's trying to quit smoking using those e-cigs

DeanT - Posted - 03/11/2016:  15:10:05


That's some good motivation to quit!

OM45GE - Posted - 03/11/2016:  16:50:03


Definitely

chuckv97 - Posted - 03/12/2016:  10:57:01


Maybe she could try the nicotine gum like I did

DeanT - Posted - 03/12/2016:  16:12:27


My wife quit at 61 years old, after a week long bout with Bronchitis... she couldn't smoke for a week because she was so sick. And when she got better, she said it would be a shame to waste the head start it gave her. She hasn't touched them since. It's been a year and a half. 

OM45GE - Posted - 03/14/2016:  03:26:26


Good for her. 

DeanT - Posted - 03/14/2016:  06:30:56


Thanks! Believe it or not, it's also the reason she decided to retire and start collecting SS. Because with her SS and the amount she saved by not buying cigarettes, was the same monthly amount as working and buying smokes.

chuckv97 - Posted - 03/14/2016:  06:50:53


I worked on tobacco farms for parts of 6 years in my late teens and early twenties. Those farms were quite prosperous, but nobody was worried much about the dire effects of smoking. I can still recall the smell of walking into a kiln full of freshly cured tobacco...mmmm.

dat - Posted - 03/14/2016:  06:58:11


I bet that did smell good

OM45GE - Posted - 03/14/2016:  07:35:24


There used to be tobacco drying shed along the highway in Connecticut. You could smell the tobacco when you drove by there. They've ll been replaced by factories and warehouse. They probably don't smell as nice but almost nobody drives with the windows down anyway.

chuckv97 - Posted - 03/14/2016:  07:41:45


I drive with windows down unless it gets real hot - I get a runny nose from too much A/C. But my left ear gets full of crap that I clean out periodically with a few drops of hydrogen peroxide - it bubbles and hisses ,,feels great...

OM45GE - Posted - 03/14/2016:  07:48:17


I get my fresh air driving when I put the top down or take the motorcycle out.

dat - Posted - 03/14/2016:  09:28:14


I usually drive with the windows down, not good on the ears, but I like it. 



we used to have paper mills and creosote plants, everything stunk with the windows up or down, now the paper mills have closed and the creosote plant has changed to an environmentally friendly solution that doesn't smell that much and doesn't work to protect the wood

chuckv97 - Posted - 03/14/2016:  10:52:18


I wonder how long it'll be before they make RR ties out oil-based hard vinyl/plastic material, instead of creosote treated wood.

dat - Posted - 03/14/2016:  10:59:58


You mean like these eco trax ties like they already have ? 



ECOTRAX® Railroad Tie

dat - Posted - 03/14/2016:  11:01:01


the old Osage / Boisdark   ties would last probably longer than any others 

chuckv97 - Posted - 03/14/2016:  11:13:38


Had to look up Osage and Boisdark (bois d'arc) trees. I guess I've seen them down your way but don't know how to ID them. In Canada ties were made from many wood species - fir, pine, hemlock, various hardwoods, etc.

OM45GE - Posted - 03/14/2016:  12:53:02


They still use the creosote soaked wood ties around here. About 30 years ago they tore up a second set of rails on a major freight and commuter line through town here. They said it would save money. Now the single line is causing major delays and they're putting the line back at great expense. They're using the creosote soaked wood ties.

DeanT - Posted - 03/14/2016:  13:05:51


My Dad retired from Santa Fe, the last half of his career was alternate tie material. They had test sections of different ties in active lines all over the US, and he did a lot of traveling to inspect them. 

dat - Posted - 03/14/2016:  14:07:45


sounds like that could be a fun job



 

dmiller - Posted - 03/14/2016:  14:20:14


We've got the creosote ones here. There's lots of train tracks that come to Duluth.  We are the furthest inland seaport anywhere, so back in the day - trains hauled a lot of grain/ taconite/ etc., to the port here to get loaded on the ships (from all over the world) coming in for cargo.  Trucks are used more than trains (these days) but trains are still in use, especially to haul the taconite from the Iron Range to here.  There's piles of used RR ties (the wood creosote ones) piled by the tracks down by the main yard and I asked a guy in charge down there if i could take some for some retaining walls I was making out in my yard back 15 or so years ago.  They said "have at it" so I picked out quite a few that were still good, even though they were "used".  Those things last forever!

chuckv97 - Posted - 03/14/2016:  14:23:55


The one thing they don't leave lying around are the old glass telegraph wire insulators. They must be worth some loot for recycling. I collected a few years ago.

dmiller - Posted - 03/14/2016:  14:33:13


I've got some old brown ceramic wire insulators that I found on a deserted phone line out in the woods when I worked at Morgan Monroe State Forest back in the mid 1970's.  I used them for candle holders.  approve 

chuckv97 - Posted - 03/14/2016:  15:55:15


The real old ones from the 1800's are worth a few bucks

DeanT - Posted - 03/14/2016:  18:39:29


I remember my Dad bringing home some petrified wood he found out on one of his jobs. It was really cool. 

OM45GE - Posted - 03/15/2016:  03:24:59


quote:

Originally posted by dmiller

 

I've got some old brown ceramic wire insulators that I found on a deserted phone line out in the woods when I worked at Morgan Monroe State Forest back in the mid 1970's.  I used them for candle holders.  approve 







My best friend used to use small chain to make hanging candle holders out of them. I had one break when the candle completely melted and heard the glass up. The wax was burning on the floor. Thankfully we were in the room when it happened. 

DeanT - Posted - 03/15/2016:  06:30:48


we used to make candles when we were kids, I think that's a lost art

OM45GE - Posted - 03/15/2016:  07:46:43


When I was in high school, my girlfriend was making candles at home. She was melting the wax on the stove and it caught fire. Her father grabbed the pan and ran outside with it. He kept the house from catching on fire but the hot wax splashed onto his hands and lower arms and gave him 3rd degree burns.

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