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 GNOMEDOME NOTES.....09.Sept.2000


*  In Memory:  *
Frances Jean Koziol(Pastuszynski)
September 12, 1950 - September 9, 1995

"My Reason For Happiness"
Youíve created something wonderful in my life, something beautiful that was never there before I married you. Being with you has given new meaning to each sunrise we share and each new day we welcome Together. And, in all our love and our closeness, Iíve found something within - a confidence, a strength I never knew without you... You are my inspiration, my reason for happiness. You are my wife - and my joy forever....

"The Watcher"
From Children: Stanley(29), James(27), Kimberly(25) and Jonathan(16)
She always leaned to watch for us, Anxious if we were late. In winter by the window, In summer by the gate. And though we mocked her tenderly, Who had such foolish care, The long way home would seem more safe, Because she waited there. Her thoughts were so full of us, She never could forget! And so we think that where she is, She must be watching yet. Waiting till we came home to her, Anxious if we were late... Watching from Heavenís window, Leaning from Heavenís gate. So if you have a mother, Cherish her with care, For youíll never know the heart-ache, Until she isnít there.

Folks, all I ever hear, is the saying...."Time heals all wounds". Well, I'm here to tell ya, in a physical sense that may be true. But the emotional scars from losing a special loved one, are there forever! I don't believe that there is an hour in the waking hours, that some thought of her doesn't come to mind. She will be cherished, loved and remebered by all of us, forever!


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  • Help, I've fallen and I can't... Hey, nice carpet!
Truck as big as a House:
This is for all you folks who love trucks! One of the mines I was a mechanic at in Northwestern Colorado, Colowyo Coal Co., had some pretty good size equipment to do the job. This is one of the mechanics, Mel King, read to bring the 180 ton haul truck in for service. Here, Mel King, Charlie and myself have the truck in the shop, ready to service it. We worked the graveyard shift, which was always pretty quiet, but at times, difficult to stay alert! Needless to say, these bad boys moved alot of coal, every hour of every day!
See ya next time for more fun!
  • A blue whale's heart is about the size of Volkswagen Beetle.

 Davis Station, Antarctica......Latest News!

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To Bob and the Davis Crew.....Keep Safe....Warm.....and Thanks for Sharing!!


  • "Very funny Scotty, now beam me down my clothes..." - Kirk
Talk About Dumb.... New York:
As a female shopper exited a convenience store, a man grabbed her purse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately and the woman was able to give them a detailed description of the snatcher. Within minutes, the police had apprehended the snatcher. They put him in the car and drove back to the store. The thief was then taken out of the car and told to stand there for a positive ID. To which he replied "Yes Officer..that's her. That's the lady I stole the purse from."

-- The Mountain Man        

 SURFING THE OUTDOORS

Ridin' the Rails: Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
Boone, Iowa
Bring the family & friends, pack a picnic lunch, come early and ride the trolley and then ""Catch the Train"! Operating 7 days a week, rain or shine, Memorial Day weekend through October 31.
Electric trolley and Chinese steam engine operate on weekends and holidays.
Beautiful, exciting 15 mile round trip (Wolf Train 22 mile) over two great bridges and through the Des Moines river valley.
Charters can be arranged. Call the depot. Free Iowa Railway Museum and static railroad equipment display.
Historic Depot with snack shop, new expanded gift shop and rest rooms. Thomas the Tank Engine. Special Events. Schedules and Fares.

Happy Railroadin' Partners.....have fun and enjoy!!! No better way to enjoy wildlife....nature....and just down right relaxin'!

  • BUFFERS=20 FILES=15 2nd down, 4th quarter, 5 yards to go!
Outdoor Adventure: Black Hills Fishing:
Fishing in the Black Hills of South Dakota is primarily trout fishing in lakes and small streams. Most of these are in the Black Hills National Forest or Custer State Park. The largest lakes are Pactola Reservoir, Deerfield Lake,and Sheridan Lake. Some other lakes are Canyon Lake, Horsethief Lake, Legion Lake, Center Lake, Roubaix Lake, and Bismarck Lake. Streams in the area include Rapid Creek, Castle Creek, Spring Creek, Grace Coolidge Creek, and Spearfish Creek. Fish species available are mainly rainbow, brown and brook trout. Limited fishing is available for largemouth bass, northern pike and other warm water species in the Black Hills.
Survival Tip:Survival Kit
If you run out of food, donít eat unless you can positively identify nutritional wild edibles; the chance of eating something unhealthy is high. Remember, it takes three to five days before hunger becomes a real problem, and much longer for it to become a life-threatening problem.
We'll have more tips on how to purify water in the wilderness......coming up!!
Until next time: Be Safe ~ Be Happy!!
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 MOUNTAINGNOME KOOL SITE

SODAPLAY
There are no practical uses for this site, but it's strangely addictive. To use an already overused phrase--you just have to see it to believe it. Sodaplay is like an animated set of virtual TinkerToys. You can build virtual wireframe models using a simple toolkit. Then you can make your creation bounce, roll, and walk by adding "springs," which can be set to move almost like muscles. It's a tedious process, and it takes some practice to create a workable model, so get ready to become addicted (or frustrated!). If you aren't that ambitious, then simply load an existing model, let it wander around and mesmerize you for a while, and then start to alter it and see what happens. You can adjust gravity, its shape, and the movement of its springs. And the best part is after you're done, you don't have to clean up your room.

  • If at first you don't succeed, give up, no use being a damn fool....

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John Candy said it best, in "Planes, Trains and Automobiles!!
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 BABYGNOMES DAYKARE CENTER

Pregnant? Women's Issues:
If you are an expectant mother, read up on how to manage the changes that come with pregnancy. Download our FREE Summer newsletter, Women's Health Talk.
For a limited time, get a complimentary copy of the book, "I Feel Like Me Again" by Nancy Arnold. Sign up now to receive your FREE copy.

Do I Need a Prenatal Vitamin:
Not all experts agree. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, for one, thinks a balanced diet will supply all the vitamins a woman needs to see her through her pregnancy. But most healthcare providers will recommend that you take a supplement, from the time you decide to start trying to get pregnant through your pregnancy. Why? It's almost impossible to meet your pregnant body's increased needs for nutrients through diet alone. Your body is making so much extra blood that you need about 30 to 60 mg of iron every day (15 to 45 mg more than the RDA of 15 mg), and you need extra folic acid (up to 800 mcg) starting even before you get pregnant.
NOTE: Always follow Check with and follow the advice of your Physician!


Keep a Cruising Baby Safe:
Once your baby starts cruising, they'll discover things you never knew existed, prodding at potential danger zones right in front of your nose. To ensure their safety, get down at their level and see what they might grab when standing, cruising, or exploring.

Things to watch:

  • Dangling electrical cords: Use electrical cord spools and phone cord shorteners to wind up loose and excess cord lengths. While you're at it, cap off outlets.
  • Tablecloths: Secure them whenever they're under hot or heavy items.
  • Pull cords for window blinds: Bind up all cords on window cleats or ban the blinds.
  • Sharp corners: Protect her from sharp table corners with cushioned edge protectors.
  • Garbage pails: Consider the potential hazard of anything you drop into the garbage. If you use the trash pail to discard batteries, paper clips, or other dangerous items, make sure it has a child-resistant cover.
  • House plants: Familiarize yourself with dangerous varieties and keep them out of your baby's reach.
  • Unsteady or unstable furniture: Remove it from the room. Secure tippy lamps behind heavy pieces of furniture. Attach cushioned corner-and-edge protectors to the sharp corners of file cabinets, desks, and tables.
NOTE! Always check with and follow the advice of your physician!!
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SOFTWARE GAME FEATURE: 3D Ant Attack
3D Ant Attack is an adventure game that involves a rescuer (you), a rescuee, several large killer ants, and a city. The aim of the game is to find the rescuee in the city, and lead her to safety, taking care to avoid the vicious ants. Pretty neat 3D movements of the people.

SOFTWARE FEATURE:  Yankee Clipper III
Welcome to the Yankee Clipper III Public BETA test! Folks, it just keeps gettin' better!! If ya liked Yankee Clipper free version and Yankee clipper II.....then yer gonna Love Yankee Clipper III! This beta version is the free version! The shareware version will be out shortly @ about $14.95. Worth a heck of alot more! Download the fully functional FREE version here:http://www.yankee-clipper.net/YCIII/YCIII.zip.
Folks, check out Joe's site.....he's a really great guy and cares more about YCIII being very popular and better. He couldn't care less about the bucks.
Joe@LeVasseur.com

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 MOUNTAINGNOMES' FAMILY TREE NEWS

FINDING GERMAN ANCESTORS:
If you're researching your German ancestry, you'll want to know the town or village that your ancestors came from. Often, the information you find on birth, marriage, and death certificates gives nothing more than the province of origin. If you're trying to locate the town or village of a German immigrant, one source to consider is the census. In 1900, census takers were required to record the number of years a person had been in the United States and indicate whether that person was naturalized. For instance, if, in 1900, a German ancestor had been in the United States for 34 years, that ancestor would have immigrated in 1866. Once you have the year of immigration, you can look for your ancestor's name among the passenger lists of ships carrying emigrants from Germany around that time. These lists will tell you the name of the port your ancestor came through and, quite possibly, the name of the town or village of origin. For instance, the Hamburg passenger lists, which are currently being put online at
http://www.hamburg.de/LinkToYourRoots/english/welcome.htm contain data about people who immigrated via Hamburg, Germany.

  • When upwind of their enemies in battle, the Aztecs would set fire to chiles, using the smoke as tear gas.


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"Shy, awkward and in need of a good shave-yet men still find her irresistible!" The American CATFISH. Get your FREE catfish recipes at: http://www.catfishinstitute.com/index.shtml


PUFF PASTRY APPETIZERS:
These are great while watching football games!
This recipe is a guideline you can use to make a wide variety of delicious appetizers. The suggested fillings are just that--suggestions. Feel free to use whatever meat or vegetable fillings, sweet or savory, suit your fancy. Note that you can freeze unbaked, filled puffs on a cookie sheet, and then store them in airtight bags until ready to bake. Serves eight.
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup flour
  • Filling of your choice: smoked oysters, anchovy paste, chopped sautāed mushrooms, tuna flavored with chopped pickles, and so on.
  • Cream butter and cheese. Add flour; mix thoroughly. Chill dough several hours.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  • Remove small portions of dough at a time from refrigerator. Roll 1/8-inch thick. Cut into 3-inch circles with cookie cutter. Put a small amount of filling on half of circle; fold over other half. Press edges together with a fork. Bake ten minutes.

    So until next time, REMEMBER:  Eat your spinach and you'll grow up big and strong like Popeye. You'll also end up with a girlfriend that looks like Olive Oyl....
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