Saturday, July 5, 2014

Moose car crash, and other stuff too

The moose entered the windshield - click to enlarge
Photo: Chester Jaynes Annance via FaceBook
  In this crash a speeding car hit a moose, the moose entered the car and partially exited through the rear window.  The car had to have been going at a high rate of speed to have this effect.  Speed kills.
The rear view - click to enlarge
Photo: Chester Jaynes Annance via FaceBook
More stuff:
  The Red Sox didn't lose because the game was rained out.  They will play two games today with the Baltimore Orioles which are in first place.  Doesn't look good to me.
  LeBron James:  This is a man who plays a team sport but thinks he is the only one that counts.  Lacking humility he steadfastly is looking for even more publicity by being a fee agent.  He became a free agent for only one reason - - to see his name and image on every sports report, he needs this to feed his ever growing ego.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Real Baseball, with wooden bats

Goodall Park, Sanford, Maine with prize seats - click to enlarge
Photo: Troy R. Bennett, Bangor Daily News
  In Sanford, Maine the New England Collegiate Baseball League has a Team named the Sanford Mainers.  This is a league made up of college players from all over.  The Sanford team has players from 15 States and one Canadian Province.
  When I was a kid my family went to many games at Goodall Park, built in 1915, almost every area town had a team and formed a league.  Four of my cousins played on the Lebanon team, my home town.  Now lots of other families can do the same thing and develop a love of the game.
  Read more, and a slide show too :

Practice, practice
Photo: Troy R. Bennett, Bangor Daily News

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Launch of the Ass or not.

Click to enlarge

  Larry, Silas and Petey are from the Town of Millwood and they are the self-designated village idiots.  You may know some of that type.

  Recently they got confused by the word "astronaut", thinking instead that it was "ass or not".  Deciding to have one of them be an ass or not was by drawing straws.  Petey drew the best picture of straw so he was declared the winner.

  All they needed to decide now was how to launch Petey.  They thought of swinging on a rope for the barn loft, but finally figured out he would drop not launch.

  A chance walk by the Wentworth's house led them to the girls trampoline;  the perfect launch vehicle.  Petey would jump higher and higher and the other two would poke him with a stick, and the launch was unsuccessful.


  Some of you know I make up stories while I'm driving, this is one result.  I hope I don't get hit by another car and launched.


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

I'm not doing my job...

...and that's a fact;
not doing my job to keep this blog intact.
But, maybe I'd miss it - if I didn't try.
We'll see what happens as time goes by.

There aren't many readers, of that I'm sure,
but there's not much to attract may more.
I don't use enough photos, or pictures of things,
there's no big story that make things ring.

So, I'll go on about my business today,
and I won't go travel along Belfast Bay.
I'll work on my painting of those three tugs,
with red, black and yellow, I'll work out the bugs.

I'll be here tomorrow - with hopefully more,
and no silly verse, that happens to bore.
Maybe some photos and a story or worth,
possibly something big on the face of the earth.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The first international phone call, sure.

A 1931 telephone
  On July 1, 1931 the first international telephone call was made.  It was made from Calais, Maine to another phone in Saint Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada.
  They could have used the old "two cans and some string" for that call!  The Saint John River isn't very wide for part of that border.  Or, they simply could have yelled real loud.  The two cities are
joined by one very busy bridge.  Many trucks cross the border every day from Canada headed to Ontario and other "western" provinces, it's a shortcut.
St. Stephen is the top city, Calais is the bottom on this map - click to enlarge
Photo: Google Maps

Monday, June 30, 2014

One hundred years ago

A boy works with a boring machine, he earned $1.65 a day
he mistakenly bored a hole in half of his hand. - click to enlarge
Photo: Buyenlarge/Getty Images
  A lot has changed in one hundred years.  There is no more child labor, that boy may have never learned to read or write either.  There were no vacations and the work week was six days.
Houdini, handcuffed and nailed in the crate
lowered into the East River, escaped in 57 seconds.
Photo: Popper Photo / Getty Images
Harry Houdini was confounding people 100 years ago with seemingly impossible escapes.
Babe Ruth played for the Providence Grays
Photo: Transcendental Graphics / Getty Images
Read more:

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Hot to hot and humid with no choice

  Hot, to me, is about 75 degrees and yesterday was 86.  It was hot.  Today promises the same temp but with 70 percent humidity.  What are civilized people supposed to do?  My guess is to build a shelter with lots of air conditioning and a breeze.  I don't have that, but I do have a ceiling fan and an A/C in the other room.  Life is good.  AND, AND the Red Sox beat the Yankees and their best pitcher.  How good is that?  Just simply wonderful.