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 THE GNOMES' GHOME..........21.June.2002

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Home Sweet Home.......
Well I'm back in the Colorado Rockies and Home again. There is no place like home. We're dealing with a some disastrous forest fires around us, but it's great to be home!! Cool mountain nights and clear blue days!! it!!!!
We stayed in Elgin, Illinois at the Hampton Inn. The folks at Hampton Inn are the greatest! The service was FIVE STAR all the way. These folks go beyond the call of duty to make your stay enjoyable and carefree. A big thanks to the employees at Hampton Inn, Elgin, IL. We always make it a point to stay at the Hampton InnHAMPTON INN.

Folks, in the "SIDEBAR" you'll find the "NEWBORN FORUM" and "OUTDOOR FORUM". We want you to utilize these forums to their fullest. It's a perfect place for all outdoorsmen and gals to exchange ideas and ask questions on any subject you want!! So, go and they will answer........

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Jedediah Smith is probably the most famous of all "Mountain Men" -- those fur-clad, grizzled individuals who were first to explore the American West in search of pelts and adventure. He was the first American (after the Astorians) to cross west over the Continental Divide, rediscovering South Pass, and the first American to traverse California's rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains. He was also first to open the coastal trade route from California to Fort Vancouver on the Columbia River.

But few realized that among his greatest exploits were Jedediah Smith's trail-blazing expeditions across the deserts of American West. In fact, Jedediah was the first American to enter California overland from the east (across the forbidden Mojave Desert) and the first to cross the enormous Great Basin Desert and return east, overland from California.
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According to literature from the company that makes the actual product, "WD-40 literally stands for Water Displacement, 40th attempt. That's the name straight out of the lab book used by the chemist who developed WD-40 back in 1953. The chemist, Norm Larsen, was attempting to concoct a formula to prevent corrosion-a task which is done by displacing water. Norm's persistence paid off when he perfected the formula on his 40th try." So now we know, and knowing is half the battle!

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A couple of Mississippi hunters are out in the woods when one of them falls to the ground. He doesn't seem to be breathing, his eyes are rolled back in his head. The other guy whips out his cell phone and calls 911. He gasps to the operator, "My friend is dead! What can I do?" The operator, in a calm soothing voice says, "Just take it easy. I can help. First, let's make sure he's dead." There is a silence, then a shot is heard. The guy's voice comes back on the line. He says, "OK, now what"?

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Outdoor Adventure: OLD GHOST TOWN
The Southern Arizona Smelter Company began around 1907. Ore from many Arizona mines was dealt with here. The road off the highway once carried a rail line.
Sasco lies between Phoenix and Tucson about 7 miles off of I-10 at the Red Rock Interchange. Take I-10 East toward Tucson to the Red Rock Interchange - Exit 226. If you're coming from Phoenix, the road directly across from you as you exit will be Sasco Road. Follow Sasco Road for 7 miles, past a large stock yard and you will see the ruins of the town in a large valley at the base of a mountain on your right.
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The Ski Lodge: Closed For The Summer!

Mountain Events: Steamboat Springs, Co.
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New activities and restaurants in Steamboat Springs
Looking for something new and different to do in Steamboat Springs? Here's a sampling of what's new for summer 2002. New restaurants include The French Bistro at Mattie's (elegant French cusine), Leaping Lizard (light and healthy meals all under $6), the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant (famous for it margaritas), and Spasso (coffee and wine bar with a deli and gelato) New activities include a bumper boat pond at Amaze'n Steamboat, elk ranch tours at M & M Ranch, stuff-your-own stuffed animals at the Rocky Mountain Bear Factory, a chance to view wild horses with Wildhorse Country Tours, a Guided Gourmet Hike at the Steamboat Ski Area, a new Disc Golf Course, and an outdoor climbing wall and bungee jump at the Steamboat Ski Area. Visit for more information.

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Outdoor Tip: Fishing A River In Summer
For those of us who like to fish rivers instead of lakes, summer is a great time to catch that lunker. Keep in mind that bass feed more aggressively on rivers because of the lack of food. Always concentrate on the shallow water and flats for the most success. Until next time: Be Safe ~ Be Happy!!


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Article Submitted by: Barbie Mata ~ Dallas, Tx.& Kim Valdez ~ Raton, NM.

Jack took a long look at his speedometer before slowing down 73 in a 55 zone. Fourth time in as many months. How could a guy get caught so often? When his car had slowed to 10 miles an hour, Jack pulled over, but only partially. Let the cop worry about the potential traffic hazard. Maybe some other car will tweak his backside with a mirror. The cop was stepping out of his car, the big pad in hand. Bob? Bob from Church? Jack sunk farther into his trench coat. This was worse than the coming ticket. A cop catching a guy from his own church. A guy who happened to be a little eager to get home after a long day at the office. A guy he was about to play golf with tomorrow. Jumping out of the car, he approached a man he saw every Sunday, a man he'd never seen in uniform. "Hi, Bob. Fancy meeting you like this." "Hello, Jack." No smile. "Guess you caught me red-handed in a rush to see my wife and kids." "Yeah, I guess." Bob seemed uncertain. Good. "I've seen some long days at the office lately. I'm afraid I bent the rules a bit -just this once." Jack toed at a pebble on the pavement. "Diane said something about roast beef and potatoes tonight. Know what I mean?" "I know what you mean. I also know that you have a reputation in our precinct." Ouch. This was not going in the right direction. Time to change tactics. "What'd you clock me at?" "Seventy. Would you sit back in your car please?" "Now wait a minute here, Bob. I checked as soon as I saw you. I was barely nudging 65." The lie seemed to come easier with every ticket. "Please, Jack, in the car." Flustered, Jack hunched himself through the still-open door. Slamming it shut, he stared at the dashboard. He was in no rush to open the window. The minutes ticked by. Bob scribbled away on the pad. Why hadn't he asked for a driver's license? Whatever the reason, it would be month of Sundays before Jack ever sat near this cop again. A tap on the door jerked his head to the left. There was Bob, a folded paper in hand. Jack rolled down the window a mere two inches, just enough room for Bob to pass him the slip. "Thanks." Jack could not quite keep the sneer out of his voice. Bob returned to his police car without a word. Jack watched his retreat in the mirror. Jack unfolded the sheet of paper. How much was this one going to cost? Wait a minute. What was this? Some kind of joke? Certainly not a ticket. Jack began to read:

"Dear Jack, Once upon a time I had a daughter. She was six when killed by a car. You guessed it -- a speeding driver. A fine and three months in jail, and the man was free. Free to hug his daughters. All three of them. I only had one, and I'm going to have to wait until Heaven before I can ever hug her again. A thousand times I've tried to forgive that man. A thousand times I thought I had. Maybe I did, but I need to do it again. Even now. Pray for me. And be careful, Jack, my son is all I have left." Jack turned around in time to see Bob's car pull away and head down the road. Jack watched until it disappeared. A full 15 minutes later, he too, pulled away and drove slowly home,praying for forgiveness and hugging a surprised wife and kids when he arrived. Life is precious. Handle with care.

This is an important message; please pass it along to your friends. Drive safely and carefully. Remember, cars are not the only things recalled by their maker. Funny how you can send a thousand jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the sanctity of life, people think twice about sharing.

Funny how when you go to forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it to them. Pass this on, you may save a life.

Maybe not, but we'll never know if we don't try.


BABY How Common Are Turned-In Feet? :
Most cases of in-toeing resolve spontaneously. But even if the problem persists, it rarely affects a child's overall ability to function. Some children in-toe out of habit, even though the anatomy of their legs is normal. Other children's feet turn in only when they are tired or when they are running or walking. Of the many physiological reasons for a child to in-toe, some are common at certain ages. The most common anatomical cause in a child under two is metatarsus adductus, in which the bones of the middle part of the foot deviate inward. If the in-toeing doesn't diminish or becomes severe, stretching, corrective shoes, or, rarely, casting may be recommended.
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My Computer Locks Up When In Suspend:
This is a little known bug in Windows 98 that causes the computer to hang when it is in suspend. You get this bug, believe it or not, when a drive letter is lower case in the SYSTEM.INI. You can fix this by doing the flowing:

  • Select Start, Run, type msconfig in the Open: box, then press OK
  • Select the System.ini tab
  • Click the + sign next to the [386Enh] section to expand it
  • Select the line PagingFile= and click Edit
  • Change the lowercase drive letter to uppercase
  • Click Apply, then OK
  • When prompted, restart your computer
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  • "If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"


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Barbecue Food Safety
Following a few safety guidelines can help prevent food borne illnesses this summer. Always remember to marinate foods in the refrigerator. Be sure to fully cook meat and poultry items (internal temperature of 180 for chicken and 160 for burgers). Never place cooked foods on a plate that had held raw meat or poultry. For more information access the FSIS (Food Safety and Inspection Service) Web site.
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Crab Linguine: Serves 2.
Because you can make the sauce ahead of time, this is a great dish to serve at dinner parties.

  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup Parsley
  • 2 cups Crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup Clam juice (bottled)
  • 1 cup White wine
  • 1 pound Crabmeat (picked over for shell fragments)
  • 8 ounces Linguine, cooked
Heat the oil in a heavy saucepan. Add the garlic and parsley. Cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, clam juice and wine. Simmer over low heat for 1 hour, stirring frequently. Toss the crab, sauce and cooked pasta. Serve warm with crusty bread.

This recipe is exactly what its name describes: a moist cake that tastes like an apple dumpling. When serving, sprinkle each slice with cinnamon. Serves 16.

  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 20-ounce can apple pie filling


  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan.

For cake, beat together eggs, oil, and sugar. Sift together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Stir dry ingredients into egg mixture. Gently fold in pie filling. Pour into prepared pan; bake 45 to 50 minutes.

For frosting, cream vanilla, cream cheese, and butter. Stir in powdered sugar. Beat on high speed until smooth and creamy. Frost cooled cake.

Caleries per serving: "Who Cares!! Enjoy!!

So until next time, REMEMBER:  "Give Satan an inch and he'll be a ruler"....

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