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  1. Bird

    Date me

    Yes, I liked that movie, and have watched it more than once. And the first live professional stage act I ever went to see was Burl Ives in "Joshua Been and God" in Dallas when I was about 20 years old; more than 60 years ago. It was a one man show in which he played a preacher who put himself...
  2. Bird

    Texas Spring/Summer Thread

    And it's a pretty dry one, too.🤣🤣
  3. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    Still no relief from the miserable hot and dry weather, but the NWS says a chance of rain this coming tuesday and wednesday. We took our two daughters and our one granddaughter to The Olive Garden for dinner yesterday to celebrate granddaughter's 18th birthday, and upcoming high school...
  4. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    88° going for another dry and sunny 103° with no relief in sight.:cry::cry:
  5. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    I was surprised to get about .41" of rain in my gauge yesterday, along with some thunder, even with the sun shining. And that .41" is all the rain we've gotten since June 4, almost 2 months with less than a half inch. I can't recall a worse drought for this area, and the NWS forecast for the...
  6. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    What a way to start a summer; temperatures running more than 100° each day, grass fires in lots of places, just dead grass in our yard in spite of some watering. and most of the yards around this area appear dry and dead. Two mornings, early last week, I went outside and saw a skunk prowling...
  7. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    txdon said, "In Texas there is a 30 day trial period for all hearing aids. You have nothing to loose if they are not substantial better than the ones you have now. If the price is too expensive or you want a 6 month trial period you could check out Costco also to compare." Thanks for the...
  8. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    txdon said, "Bird, I can hear a lot better with these hearing aids, they really have made some good improvements in the last 8 years." I got a letter from my Beltone provider this past week about their new and improved super duper Beltone hearing aids that I ought to try, but I'm not sure it's...
  9. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    Just went out to get the mail; 105° out there at 2 p.m. and forecast to go to 110°.:(:(:(
  10. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    85° this morning at 3 a.m., not a breath of air moving when I stepped outside, and going for another forecast high of 103°. The county instituted a burn ban yesterday. Looks as if we can expect a new record high, miserably hot summer.
  11. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    Well, you got more rain than I did. Another day with 104° forecast and no relief in sight. All the yards in this area, including mine of course, are sure showing the signs of the heat and lack of water.
  12. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    83° for a low and going for 103° for a high today and no relief in sight for the foreseeable future. I've noticed lawns all over this area (including mine) are showing the effects of the heat and lack of rain. I just noticed on my computer that I quit smoking 16 years ago today.🤣🤣🤣
  13. Bird

    Texas Spring/Summer Thread

    84° for a low this morning and going for 103° again for the high AND NO RELIEF OR RAIN IN SIGHT. We may have a new record high summer.
  14. Bird

    CANOPY

    Very nice, and I see you put a rear view mirror on there, as I did on my tractor years ago.
  15. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    daugen said, "If you haven't made arrangements on where you are going to pop up daisies, always best not to leave that up to others to guess at. Write it down...where, what kind, casket, urn, if open body casket your favorite Jimmy Buffet shirt to be buried in. Put it in an envelope, sealed if...
  16. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    txdon said, "Got new tires yesterday but the alignment was good and did not need adjustment so I still don't know what caused the premature wearing on the inside tread on the driver's side front tire. Any ideas? Tires had 26,000 miles were rotated 2 or 3 times." That is not as unusual as some...
  17. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    txdon said, "The Discount tire was extremely crowded took an hour wait just to find out they did not have the tires in stock. Too many people are moving to this fastest growing town in America." Yep, nearly all of my tire purchases for many, many years have been from Discount Tire (since the...
  18. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    txdon said, "It RAINED!!!! .48". However that will delay my planed morning mowing with the wet grass and 95% humidity." Wish I could say the same. I was hoping for rain so I wouldn't have to water the yard but it just didn't happen. Today was the day for my lawnmowing service to be here, but...
  19. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    After all those 100° plus days, we've been blessed with a day that started at 70°, is up to 81° and not expected to go beyond 89°. Not much new around here BUT . . . I used to regularly have cottontail rabbits produce small litters under our back porch, but we haven't seen a single rabbit...
  20. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    PJSprog said, "I sure do miss full service stations, SC. If there are any left in the St. Louis area, I do not know where they are. Haven't seen one since the mid-'80s, when there was one left in my hometown, Len's Amoco on Pontoon Rd in Granite City IL. His gas prices were a penny or two higher...
  21. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    80° this morning going for another high of 98°, supposedly with a 20% chance of a shower (that I don't expect) and an 8 mph SE breeze. Hope you all had as good a Father's Day as I had yesterday. Both daughters, granddaughter, and son-in-law brought a fine lunch, cake, cards, gift cards, etc...
  22. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    80° for a low this morning, forecast to go to 96° today . . . . and then the forecast is for 99° to 100° every day for at least the next week. Power outages and water main outages (line breaks) making the news. Sure hope this heat wave doesn't last too long.
  23. Bird

    Over 70's: Do you remember your first pizza?

    AAhhh, the things we remember. I'm 82 years old, but I sure remember living in Marlow, OK, when I got my first drivers license when I had just turned 16 and Dad got me a 10 year old (1946) 2-dr Chevrolet with just over 90 thousand miles on it, and my first trip was to Oklahoma City to visit my...
  24. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    It was the same in Oklahoma where I grew up.
  25. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    75° this morning for a low temperature, 91° now and going for a sunny high of 97° today. OK, I've had enough hot summer and already looking forward to cooler weather. And if the heat alone is enough . . . . Yesterday, we watched the Texas Rangers Baseball game (which they lost) and only...
  26. Bird

    What are you paying for ground beef

    I haven't bought any ground beef except the 93% lean at Sam's Club in a long time. It's currently $4.75 a pound. Their 80% lean is currently $3.44 a pound.
  27. Bird

    "The Mississippi Squirrel Revival"

    Yep, he did a lot of comical songs that I've always enjoyed.
  28. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    toppop52 said, "I got all the furniture and grill back on the deck yesterday, after Friday’s cleaning. Not a fun job but it sure looks nice when you realize those railings are white not green." Randy, you say that wasn't a fun job. Two weeks ago today, after I refinished our deck the day...
  29. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    Sorry about your loss, Kyle. I guess it's worse with your wife being away. 65° here this morning going for a sunny 98°. So I went to Walmart for a few grocery items when they opened at 6 a.m. and noticed that they must be overstocked on watermelons, so the price was down to $3.98 each and I...
  30. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    57° this morning, calm (no wind at all is a bit unusual) and going for a high today of a clear 89°. A 20 degree high/low variation is common; a more than 30 degree variation is not.
  31. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    57° here also this morning, but forecast to be a clear sunny day going to 83°.
  32. Bird

    Fell in love with a toilet seat

    We don't have all the fancy stuff some have described in this thread, but we do have the ToTo slow closing lids and seats in both bathrooms.🤣 This thread reminds me of a book I had by a fellow who had spent winters in the wilderness of Alaska. He said he'd found the secret to instant comfort...
  33. Bird

    Texas Spring/Summer Thread

    🤣🤣🤣Brandi, I'd forgotten about that. But that bottle cap might not work now. Got the yard mowed yesterday morning and then rain started about noon. It isn't light enough yet this morning to see my gauge outside, and we're still getting a light rain, but the NWS shows 10 miles north of us having...
  34. Bird

    Texas Spring/Summer Thread

    NWS shows Denton got .01", but here 10 miles south of the airport, my gauge got .02", but sure nothing like some of your got.🤣🤣 Of course rain is forecast for tomorrow.
  35. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    Weather changes coming. Slight chance of rain today, 81° forecast to go to 85° by noon, then start downward with a possibility of rain every day for the next week. Both daughters and two grandkids supposed to come for lunch today, since Margaret told them I was going to be making Cajun Shrimp...
  36. Bird

    Is there any food you do not like?

    Yep, I grew up with persimmon trees around, so naturally I've had my share of experience with both ripe ones and some not so ripe.:D:D
  37. Bird

    Texas Spring/Summer Thread

    We have not had any outage in a long time now, but of course I am a bit concerned because my wife is on the oxygen generator day and night, so in a power outage she'd have to go to the little oxygen bottles that she uses if she goes out anywhere. So I do try to make sure we have those little...
  38. Bird

    Is there any food you do not like?

    I know our tastes change over the years in many ways, but this reminds me of when I was a young police officer working in West Dallas and on eary Sunday mornings I've stopped some of hispanic origin driving home in a big hurry with a big pot of menudo sitting in the floor behind the driver's...
  39. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    64° this morning going for 91°. I knew the TV news late yesterday showed some showers coming down from the north, but at 4 a.m. this morning I noticed the NWS website showed Denton got about .03" of rain. So I went out, found a big moon shining in clear skies, BUT about .64" of rain in my gauge.
  40. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    We may be a bit different, but we have long kept our thermostat at 75 and I'm usually too warm and Margaret's too cool. Of course, I'm much more active than she is. We do have ceiling fans and they get lots of use. Anyway, I decided to try that 78 degree setting late yesterday. It may be a...
  41. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    70° going for 94° today, so I started refinishing the deck (back porch) before good daylight. Yesterday, I hosed, scrubbed it, etc. to get it good and clean then this morning I applied a fresh coat of Sherwin-Williams Deckscape. I sure hate to see the hot weather coming.
  42. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    Hot weather coming it seems. Yesterday our granddaughter came for a brief visit. She had just gotten her full fledged driver's license and it was the first time she had gone anywhere in a car all by herself.🤣 I can still remember how that felt myself many, many years ago.🤣🤣🤣
  43. Bird

    What TV did you watch as a kid?

    Were you a polio victim. I was, and spent 6 weeks in the hospital once and one week another time, as a result, but it sounds as if you had a much harder time than I had. And when I was in the hospital I saw many other boys in much worse shape than I was in. As for the color TV with remote. ...
  44. Bird

    What TV did you watch as a kid?

    I guess I was 14 the first time I even saw a TV and when we got one, there was one station we could get from Ardmore, and if someone went outsidee and turned the antenna, we might get the station from Wichita Falls and sometimes even one other station. All went off the air at midnight each...
  45. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    RedNeckGeek said, "Drew, my friend down south has a snowball bush that has grown to be about 6' high and wide. And it's got fist sized blooms all over it now, must be hundreds of them." That sounds like the one my wife's parents had in the yard at their home in southern West Virginia. It sure...
  46. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    74° this morning going for a clear sunny 94°. I've just been dragging lately, but yesterday I got the last of what I needed to clean the outside of 9 windows on the house, so much as I hate that job, I got started as soon as it was light enough this morning and got it done.
  47. Bird

    Is there any food you do not like?

    Hate okra? Understandable I reckon, but I love it. Okra was also my first money crop when I was about 12 years old. We had a windmill that could not pump the well dry, so I could leave it running. I planted two LOOONNNG rows of okra running very slightly downslope from very near the...
  48. Bird

    Is there any food you do not like?

    I have ALWAYS liked grapefuit, but it used to be a nuisance to cut open, separate out the pieces, etc. but no more. Now i get the big jugs of grapefruit pieces, alreay sliced, with even a light sweetening. And I have a big jug of it in the refrigerator right now. But my wife never touches it...
  49. Bird

    Boy has this been a Major project !!

    Many, many years ago, a neighbor (and good friend) across the alley behind us, came over one Saturday and borrowed the little air compressor I had at the time, rolled it across the alley to his garage and aired up all the tires on his two daughert's bicycles. Then he brought the compressor...
  50. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    txdon said, "If I could have one of my choice I would want the Bronco." Lot of pretty and interesting cars there, Don, but have you ever driven, or ridden in, one of those old Broncos? I've occasionally seen one of the new ones lately, and might like it. But those old Broncos were absolutely...
 
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