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My grandson Bobby came running into the house the other day, very excited. "Hey grampa, come look at the pretty flowers we found on the cactus". Sure enough, the cactus are in bloom. Cactus of sorts is plentiful around here. These are some of the prettiest specimens that I've seen. We hope you enjoy them!
A Sad Farewell & Tribute: Elsie Pastuszynski
Last week, a very special woman pasted away. The reason she was so special: She gave me one of her beautiful daughters, to be my wife. She was always fun and full of life, and I loved her like my own mother. Almost five years ago, the woman of my life was taken from us, in an automobile accident. In the twinkling of an eye, your world, your life, your attitudes, your beliefs, your dreams, are sent through a tornado and destroyed. You realize nothing will ever be the same again, and you have to learn to cope with reality. So, from all of us, who knew and loved both of these beautiful women: The Cactus Flowers Bloomed for You!!
Folks, choose well the words, you leave with loved ones. Always make them kind and loving, so that when a loved one does leave, instead of saying.."I wish I had....", you'll be able to say..."I'm glad I did....".
Sundown.........by: Bob Jones Wed. 07 June 2000
Davis Station Antarctica:
Greetings from Davis.
The sun set at Davis on 02 June and what a magnificent finale it was. At
about 10.30am the sky in the NE turned a deep orange red and following this
clouds all over the sky turned pink. The colour in the NE remained until
about 1.30pm when the sun rose above the horizon. We only saw about 2/3 of
the orb and it finally dropped below the horizon at 2pm. Soon afterwards
the NW sky went orange red. It was completely dark with stars in the sky
at 4pm but low down on the horizon in the NW it was still clear. The sun
is due back on 10 July. The final setting was cause for a celebration. We
were asked to wear black to the party, which everyone did except for
Frederic Jobin who always wears black, so Fred turned up dressed in white.
Mick Briscoe prepared a magnificent spread. Following this we adjourned to
the lounge to listen to the Davis Band. The Davis 2000 song, composed and
sung by Jack Gilbert was played and heard for the first time.
One of the greatest single pleasures in winter is food and chef, Mick
Briscoe continues to do an excellent job with Saturday dinners and Wine
Club nights being special. Fresh produce is supplied daily from the
hydroponics garden. Sunday cook, Peter Thompson maintained the high
standard of cuisine serving Guinness beef with dumplings and bread and
butter pudding a la Grand Marnier.
The Davis 2000 web site, produced by Frederic Jobin is on the www, check it
out on: http://www.antdiv.gov.au/stations/davis/index.html
With the last glass coffee plunger broken, Bob Jones requested an
expeditioner-proof coffee plunger. Brett Hill took up the challenge and
manufactured a magnificent stainless steel and brass 6 cup plunger.
With less than 2 weeks to midwinter; Darren Harpur is busily designing and
making the menus, Jack Gilbert and Darren have produced the invitation and
these will be sent out soon and Rob Sharp has written the midwinter
pantomime. Two readings of the pantomime, under the direction of Robin
Tihema, have already taken place behind closed doors.
Silverbeet and eggplant in hydroponics.
Carpenter at work.
The carpenter's shop.
Cheers from all at Davis.
Information relating to Davis Station is at:
All content and photos are property and Copyright of the Australian Antarctic Division.
To Bob and the Davis Crew.....Keep Safe....Warm.....and Thanks for Sharing!!
Talk About Dumb..First Attempt
- I brake for…wait…AAAH!…NO BRAKES!!!!!
A man in Renton, Washington decided to commit his very first crime, a robbery. He did not survive the
attempt, however. The man stepped around a marked police car and entered H&J Leather & Firearms. After
passing by the uniform police officer, the man announced his intentions and fired a few shots. The officer
and the store's clerk both fired on the man, fatally wounding him.
-- The Mountain Man
Ridin' the Rails: The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Blue Ridge, Georgia
The train route consists of a 26-mile round trip through historic Murphy Junction
along the beautiful Toccoa River. This railroad was built over 100 years ago
and is the only mainline railroad excursion service based in Georgia.
There is something romantic about an
approaching train moving along the
tracks. The sight of it and the sounds
your hear will surely bring back a
memory or two.
Happy Railroadin' Partners.....have fun and enjoy!!! No better way to enjoy wildlife....nature....and just down right relaxin'!
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Summer Adventure: Mauna Loa Summit Cabin: Snow in Hawaii.....You Bet!!
- Car sickness is the feeling you get when the monthly car payment is due...
Mauna Loa summit cabin after a spectacular lightening and snow storm.
HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK,
established in 1916, displays the results of 70
million years of volcanism, migration, and
evolution — processes that thrust a bare land
from the sea and clothed it with complex and
unique ecosystems and a distinct human culture.
The park encompasses 230,000 acres and
ranges from sea level to the summit of the earth's
most massive volcano, Mauna Loa at 13,677
feet. Kilauea, the world's most active volcano,
offers scientists insights on the birth of the
Hawaiian Islands and visitors views of dramatic
volcanic landscapes. Over half of the park is
designated wilderness and provides unusual
hiking and camping opportunities.
HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK will present a
special day in celebration of Hawaii's unique island
heritage. A cultural festival is set for Saturday, July
8th, 2000. Participants can sit back and enjoy
Hawaiian music and hula, join in hands-on
instructions in native crafts and games, and observe
demonstrations of island arts and traditions.
Survival Tip:Use signalling devices:
Blowing a whistle, lighting a fire and staying visible will help
searchers find you. Help searchers find you even if you are embarrassed or afraid.
Remember that animals will not be attracted to your signals. Searchers may also use
planes or helicopters - make yourself visible to them. Three of anything - for example
three whistle blasts, three fires, or three gunshots - is an internationally recognized distress
Until next time: Be Safe ~ Be Happy!!
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Start Sleeping on Your Left Side:
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on your stomach. Your first trimester is the perfect time to start
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blood and nutrients to your fetus and uterus and help your kidneys get
rid of waste and fluids. The sooner you get used to this position, the
better you'll be able to sleep when your belly is bulging.
NOTE: Always follow the advice of your Physician!
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- Your Nightmares Are Real
MOUNTAINGNOMES' FAMILY TREE NEWS
WAGON TRAINS WEST:
Wagon masters often kept diaries and records, which were later donated
to local genealogical societies. Newspapers in towns along the
trail--such as Omaha, Kearney, and Ogallala, Nebraska--announced the
arrival of wagon trains.
Web sites can assist you in finding wagon train trails, records, and
artifacts. One site you may want to check out is http://www.pbs.org/trailofhope/stories.html
Wagon trains associated with specific churches might be recorded in
church records in the town of arrival or departure. For instance, a
Catholic priest of Garryowen Parish, Dubuque County, Iowa, led a wagon
train West during the Gold Rush. Lists of the members who accompanied
him are recorded in the church diocese records in Dubuque.
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CHICKEN AND GARLIC STEW:
dinner you not only get tender, flavorful chicken, you also have soft,
nutty garlic cloves to enjoy, spread on hot French bread with the meal.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Season chicken with 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4
tsp pepper. Separate cloves of garlic; drop unpeeled into boiling
water for 1 minute. Drain and rinse under cold water, then peel.
- 6 chicken thighs
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp white pepper
- 20 cloves garlic
- 3 c water
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 c chopped celery and leaves
- 1/2 c chopped fresh parsley
- 1/8 tsp thyme
- 1 c dry white wine
In a shallow 2-qt casserole, add oil, coating bottom of dish. Add
garlic, celery, parsley, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, and thyme. Add
wine and stir. Add chicken, skin side down, and baste. Cover tightly;
cook 35 minutes. Turn chicken, baste, and cook 40 minutes.
So until next time, REMEMBER: When in doubt empty the magazine...
~ Dedicated To The Memory of My Lovely Wife..Francie ~