Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Photos from a short road trip to Bolivar, Texas.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Some recent photographs

Miscellaneous shots taken recently.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Photos taken on a recent back road ramble chasing estate sales.
Recent tool buys- Rush Piston Ring Extractor and a patented jar opener. The jar opener is designated on DATAMP as "Not known to have been produced"!



Sunday, May 04, 2014

More random photos taken recently. Some with a Canon 60D, and some with a Canon 5D.



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Texas City Dike on a foggy Friday morning
March 28 · · Taken at Texas City Dike
Went to see the Texas City Dike Friday, expecting fog, and I was right! I was happy to see the anchor and propeller from the Texas City explosion of 1947 had been moved and displayed there.
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Spirit of Texas City
Noble Park, on 1100 9th Ave North, was also undergoing changes. This park was originally the designated park for the Snug Harbor housing subdivision that was created in 1943 by the Mainland Company (City of Texas City, 1995). Named for Earl L. Noble, the Texas City mayor from 1926 to 1932, the park acquired a Shay steam locomotive and caboose, on loan from the Galveston Railroad Museum. The museum agreed to loan these in exchange for having another of their steam engines repaired by a Texas City company, Dunn Heat Exchangers. The Texas Kiwanis Club constructed a replica of a train depot on the site, and a fountain was built in Mexico and donated by the League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC. All these were dedicated on September 16, 1995 (Simsen, 1995).

Monday, April 07, 2014

The definition of the word Conundrum is: something that is puzzling or confusing.

Here are six Conundrums of socialism in the United States of America :

1. America is capitalist and greedy - yet half of the population is subsidized.

2. Half of the population is subsidized - yet they think they are victims.

3. They think they are victims - yet their representatives run the government.

4. Their representatives run the government - yet the poor keep getting poorer.

5. The poor keep getting poorer - yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.

6. They have things that people in other countries only dream about - yet they want America to be more like those other countries.

Think about it! And that, my friends, pretty much sums up the USA in the 21st Century.
 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Red sun in morning- Sailor take warning!
This is the first sunrise taken with the used Canon 5D Classic I just bought!