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Old 06-07-2015, 02:44 PM   #1801
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Old 06-11-2015, 01:20 PM   #1802
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Our backyard wildlife refuge welcomed a couple of old friends this morning. In addition to our usual assortment of bunnies, squirrels, and various little birds, our BIG bird friends stopped by. Used to be a time back when we first moved here that there was a flock of turkeys (as many as 23 at a time) that would wander uphill early in the day, then return downhill as dusk approached. We would put out cracked corn and sunflower seeds for them, scattering it on the huge, flat rock that sits a in the woods maybe 10-15 feet from the edge of the grass. They would follow us to the rock, then patiently wait in a semi-circle around the rock until I was done filling it up with food! One day I was out running errands. I came up the street and saw the flock wandering in the across-the-street neighbor's yard. When I went down the driveway to get the mail they spotted me and started to run across the street, between our house and the neighbors', and headed for the rock! Needless to say, their antics got them extra food.
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Old 06-11-2015, 01:28 PM   #1803
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Our backyard wildlife refuge welcomed a couple of old friends this morning...
Cool, CG.

We have a flock of three that wanders through periodically. Also have seen ducks, fox, deer, and the ubiquitous rabbits and squirrels.
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Old 06-11-2015, 02:19 PM   #1804
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Good story CG. And nice photo.
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Old 06-11-2015, 07:11 PM   #1805
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DH and I are visiting with Mr.&Mrs. DF here in Northern Arizona.
After lunch today, we wandered through this huge antique shop
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HEH! Wait just a cotton-pickin' minute there!
I still have one one of these for cryin' out loud
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:34 PM   #1806
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Me too! Guess that makes us antique collectors. Mine will be in the garage sale later this year, where I hope someone else wants/needs one.
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Old 06-12-2015, 12:46 AM   #1807
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Me too! Guess that makes us antique collectors. Mine will be in the garage sale later this year, where I hope someone else wants/needs one.
CG, DH and I have decided that all of my 'stuff' will go into an antique shop and bring in some bucks for our retirement coffers. They wanted $20USD for that phone!
I have both grandmothers teacup collections... my great grandmothers Fostoria Americana Glassware, that alone will bring in a nice sized purse of coins. I saw a punch cup and saucer and they wanted $35, I think I have 10 of those alone
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Old 06-12-2015, 05:25 AM   #1808
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DH and I are visiting with Mr.&Mrs. DF here in Northern Arizona.
After lunch today, we wandered through this huge antique shop
and found this
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HEH! Wait just a cotton-pickin' minute there!
I still have one one of these for cryin' out loud
I don't think the phone company here in Mass. provides the dial tone for rotary phones anymore. I saw a candlestick phone last year and wanted to get it. It did have a rotary dial on it. When I looked at the bottom, it had the name of Western something. The very same name that was on all Bell Systems phone. So I knew it wasn't a remake from the 50's or so. But I no longer have a land phone. Only my cell.
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I don't think the phone company here in Mass. provides the dial tone for rotary phones anymore. I saw a candlestick phone last year and wanted to get it. It did have a rotary dial on it. When I looked at the bottom, it had the name of Western something. The very same name that was on all Bell Systems phone. So I knew it wasn't a remake from the 50's or so. But I no longer have a land phone. Only my cell.
It's the same dial tone Addie. It's whether or not the phone system still understands pulse dialing. I know it still does here. Stirling's phone line is a pulse line and it won't connect if we dial using tones. We aren't changing it until Bell quits charging extra for tone.
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:34 AM   #1810
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...When I looked at the bottom, it had the name of Western something. The very same name that was on all Bell Systems phone...
Western Electric. I worked for Ohio Bell for 11 years. And what taxy said.
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