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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Military Dogs, 100's Adoptable

Contact Lauren Perry at 212-335-4283 to rescue, foster, adopt one or more of the hundreds of well-trained, well-behaved dogs, who have served their country, & will now be killed by the military unless they are adopted. They are giving away a few hundred military working dogs here on Camp Leatherneck (Afganastan). Everything from Labradors (chocolate & black), German Shepherds, & various mixes of breeds. Do you know of anybody that would want one (your parents, KP, etc.)? The military can get them to NC, but it is on the individual to pick them up there. They are already trained and incredibly well behaved & smart. They are not attack dogs but rather, most of them are bomb- & drug- sniffing dogs. There is no cost, & they will be put to sleep if people don’t adopt them. If anyone is interested let me know, & I can look into it for them.

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Things That You Can Clean With Lemon

1. Use a half lemon and salt to clean even the most heavily discolored brass (real brass, not brass plated). Be careful with antiques. Always test a small spot before scrubbing away.

2. The same method can be used for copper items such has copper bottoms of pots.

3. You can also shine up your chrome faucets or the chrome on older model cars with lemon and salt.

4. Diluted lemon juice not only cleans stains from cutting boards, but helps kill germs as well. Rub the juice full strength onto the stain and let sit until the stain fades. Can be left overnight, then rinsed well and dried.

5. Use lemon juice and an old toothbrush to scrub grout.

6. Clean your microwave and remove odors. Place a cup 3/4 full of water with a couple tablespoons of lemon juice in the microwave. Heat to boiling. Don’t open the door for another 10 minutes. Then just wipe away food particles with a clean cloth and dry.

7. Put a dilute solution of lemon juice in a spray bottle to clean laminate counter tops. Rinse with water and dry afterward.

8. Scrub grills and grates with lemon juice and salt.

9. Soak plastic food storage containers in dilute lemon juice to remove stains and odors. Add baking soda and scrub, rinse and dry.

10. Remove rust stains from cotton and polyesters. Make a paste with lemon juice and cream of tarter and rub the mixture into the stain. Let the item sit for about a half hour, and then wash as normal (test before use).

11. Sanitize your garbage disposal. Pour a gallon of hot water mixed with a half cup of lemon juice down the drain. This tip is from member Ann from Conyers, Ga. ( is a social network dedicated to home improvement.)

12. Brighten your clothing by soaking clothes in a hot water and lemon juice mix (about a half cup per gallon of water) and then wash as normal. Works best if laundry is then dried in the sun. Lemon juice should not be used on silks or other delicate fabrics. If you are uncertain, test a tiny area first.

13. Add a few drops of lemon juice to your dish soap to boost degreasing ability.

14. Remove odors from your refrigerator with a half lemon on a saucer. Change once a week.

15. Clean food preparation smells from your hands with a dilute solution of water and lemon juice.

16. Remove grease stains from clothing. Rub lemon juice into the spot and let sit overnight and then wash as normal.

17. Clean windows and mirrors. Put a few tablespoons of lemon juice and water into a spray bottle. Works as well as a vinegar solution and smells better.

18. Keep your toilet bowl fresh. Place a half cup of lemon juice in the bowl and swish with a toilet bowl brush.

19. Sanitize earrings by placing them in a saucer of lemon juice.

20. Unclog your drain with a mixture of baking soda followed by lemon juice. The foaming action will clear minor clogs.

21. Clean hard water stains on glass shower doors with half a lemon.

22. Clean mineral buildup on tea kettle and coffee pots by boiling lemon slices in the pots. Allow the mixture to sit for an hour or two, and then rinse and dry.

23. A dilute lemon juice rinse for your hair cuts soap residue and leaves hair softer and shinier.

24. Lastly, you can make a facial scrub of sugar and lemon juice for cleaner, softer skin.

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Friday, August 24, 2012

A Wish For You..,

Just for you I wish...

Blue skies and a peaceful heart...

A long happy life...

Courage to follow your dreams...

The chance to be all that you want to be...

People that care deeply about you...

Wishes made on stars that come true...

Sunny days and star filled nights...

Our private thoughts
make dreams...

May yours be soft and beautiful.

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Being My Friend

A friend is a crutch
When you've sprained your big toe

A friend is mulch that makes
Conversation grow

But most of all
A friend is there
When you've tucked your skirt
Into your underwear!


"The holy passion of friendship is
of so sweet and steady and loyal
and enduring a nature that it will
last through a whole lifetime,
if not asked to lend money."

~ Mark Twain ~

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Tallulah Falls Railway

1918 timetable depicting all scheduled stops along the Tallulah Falls Railway

The Tallulah Falls Railway, also known as the Tallulah Falls Railroad, "The TF" and "TF & Huckleberry," was a railroad based in Tallulah Falls, Georgia, U.S.A. which ran from Cornelia, Georgia to Franklin, North Carolina. It was commissioned by the Georgia General Assembly on January 27, 1854 and conducted its final run on March 25, 1961.

Map of the Tallulah Falls Railway depicting main depots


On January 27, 1854, The General Assembly of the State of Georgia enacted legislation for the construction of a railway linking the towns of Athens and Clayton. This railway, known as the North Eastern Railroad (Georgia), was chartered in 1856; however the outbreak of the American Civil War delayed construction until 1871. The railway was completed to Tallulah Falls in 1882, to Clayton, Georgia in 1904 and to Franklin, North Carolina in June, 1907.

In 1881, the Northeastern Railroad company was sold to the Southern Railway, with the line from Cornelia to Clayton being purchased by the Tallulah Falls Railway Company in 1897. This line was subsequently named the Tallulah Falls Railroad.

The Tallulah Falls Railway twice entered into receivership: first in 1908, and again in 1923, under which it would operate until its closure in 1961. The railway's primary source of income was passenger services; in the early decades of the 20th century the town of Tallulah Falls was a well-known resort town due to the natural splendor of Tallulah Gorge. However, tourism gradually waned, and the railway began to operate at ever greater monetary losses. In 1933, J.F. Gray, a receiver, petitioned for the railway's abandonment. However, while permission for abandonment was granted, no action was taken due to public sentiment for the railroad; it continued to operate with little to no profit until 1955.

Historical marker at old Tallulah Falls Railway depot, Tallulah Falls, Georgia

In 1955, Walt Disney selected the railway as the location of principal photography for The Great Locomotive Chase. The rural location of the track closely resembled the setting of the actual chase, which occurred nearly 100 years earlier in the town of Kennesaw, Georgia. According to railway employees, Disney was quite fond of the railway and expressed interest in purchasing it for use as an excursion line. However the Southern Railway management refused, citing an accumulated debt of $300,000 on the part of the railway. On March 10, 1961, The Tallulah Falls Railway was ordered to be sold as scrap.

The Tallulah Falls Railway had 42 massive wooden trestles which had to be negotiated along the 58 mile journey from Cornelia to Franklin. The shortest trestle was about 25 feet in length and the longest was 940 feet in length. Only one trestle was made of steel and concrete. Two trestle collapses with fatalities occurred during the operation of the railway: an 1898 collapse at Panther Creek and a 1927 collapse at Hazel Creek.


IMDB Entry for The Great Locomotive Chase

The Trestles of North Georgia

Building of the Railroad

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Individual Comments From Accident Reports

The following quotations were taken from a Toronto newspaper. They are samples of comments from individuals wrote down on their claim forms following their auto accidents.

The guy was all over the road, I had to swerve several times before I hit him.

Coming home I drove into the wrong house and collided with a tree I don't have. A pedestrian hit me and went under my car.

I told the police that I was not injured, but on removing my hat, I found that I had a skull fracture.

I was on my way to the doctor's with rear end trouble when my universal joint gave way causing me to have an accident.

I had been shopping for plants all day, and was on my way home. As I reached the intersection a hedge sprang up, obscuring my vision. I did not see the other car.

The indirect cause of this accident was a little guy in a small car with a big mouth.

I was thrown from my car as it left the road. I was later found in a ditch by some stray cows.

An invisible car came out of nowhere, struck my vehicle, and vanished.

I pulled away from the side of the road, glanced at my mother-in-law, and went over the embankment.

The telephone pole was approaching fast. I was attempting to swerve out of its path when it struck my vehicle.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Made In Japan

There was a Japanese man who went to America
for sightseeing. On the last day, he hailed a cab
and told the driver to drive to the airport.

During the journey, a Honda drove past the taxi.
Thereupon, the man leaned out of the window
excitedly and yelled,
"Honda, very fast! Made in Japan!"

After a while, a Toyota sped past the taxi.
Again, the Japanese man leaned out of the
window and yelled,
"Toyota, very fast! Made in Japan!"

And then a Mitsubishi sped past the taxi.
For the third time, the Japanese leaned out of
the window and yelled,
"Mitsubishi, very fast! Made in Japan!"

The driver was a little angry, but he kept quiet.
And this went on for quite a number of cars.

Finally, the taxi came to the airport.
The fare was $300.
The Japanese exclaimed, "Wah... so expensive!"

There upon, the driver yelled back -
"Meter, very fast! Made in Japan!"

Source: Internet