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rjones28 04-09-20 06:29 AM


Originally Posted by Pirkaus (Post 21408666)
My SIL, a firefighter, has to quarantine for 2 weeks, 3 members of his company tested positive. He was already home with my daughter and 4 month old grandson, to say my wife and I are worried, does not begin to describe the feelings.
Please everyone, be careful and keep the distance.

Hope they will be okay.

berner 04-09-20 06:32 AM

[QUOTE=abshipp;21408444]I saw an Eastern Bluebird yesterday on my ride.

Absolutely made my day :)

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fb2a9c1930.jpg

The Appalachian Mountain Club operates several back country lodges in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. They are less than 10 miles from the trailhead and very popular for families with children. At the Mizpah Hut, gray jays have become accustomed to hand feeding which I've done myself during a winter hike. It is totally charming to have a wild bird sitting in your hand.

indyfabz 04-09-20 06:34 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21408275)
I've heard this is common with male cats. My guy drinks lots of water, does that help or is it not related. Years ago a friend told me he salted his cat's food to try and get him to drink more.

It does help, but doesn't always prevent it. My guy had been drinking a good deal and receives some special Rx urinary food along with his regular diet.

indyfabz 04-09-20 06:35 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21408274)
Oh good. Is his pain med cherry flavored? That's what they gave my boy, which seemed... odd.

I think it's usually chicken flavored.

Trsnrtr 04-09-20 06:42 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21408347)
Don't really know much about my heritage. Mom's parents came from Germany. I was born in Cleveland. That's about it.

I’m just like the commercial where the guy with lederhosen finds out that he should be wearing a kilt after a DNA test. My paternal lineage and surname can be traced back to my German ancestor who arrived in Philly on the King of Prussia in 1775. My maternal grandfather’s lineage is as German as can be also. Logically, it would seem that I would identify as German, also.

My wife bought me DNA kits from two different companies a year ago and I found out from both sites that my heritage was nearly 70% from the British Isles.

I have genealogy from both of my parents and sure enough, there are a lot of English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish wives in there.

One of my brothers totally relates to being German and was crushed. :lol:

Trsnrtr 04-09-20 06:47 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21408436)
i find that generally rally there are two types of drivers that are the culprits, “truck stuff” guys and twenty-somethings who’s car smells like pot when they pass

Besides those, I have quite a few close calls from cars with handicap plates, also.

Trsnrtr 04-09-20 06:49 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21408672)
:(:hug:

Ditto. :hug:

Velo Vol 04-09-20 06:51 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21408745)
Also, too much punctuation.

I would use the clapping emoji but BF hasn't updated in like 15 years.

Velo Vol 04-09-20 06:54 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21408733)
Chickens are quite the mystery to her. They don't move like a squirrel, rabbit, or cat - they move funny. They come up to the fence to look at her, and don't seem afraid. Not at all normal behavior at all.

My sister has chickens. Several months ago neighbor dog escaped its confines and killed a few of them.

Bad.

Trsnrtr 04-09-20 06:55 AM

I had a haircut appointment yesterday which didn’t happen, of course. My hairdresser, a single grandmother, just bought a new house and was telling me about how she had gone crazy buying stuff and doing repairs. I know the lady operates on a shoestring so I’m sending her my regular payment for my missed haircut and a big tip. She’s always been great to me; she deserves it.

phrantic09 04-09-20 06:58 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21408775)
Besides those, I have quite a few close calls from cars with handicap plates, also.

Yah, they’re big on “get off my road”

Velo Vol 04-09-20 07:08 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21408767)
My paternal lineage and surname can be traced back to my German ancestor who arrived in Philly on the King of Prussia in 1775.

King of Prussia is a mall.

rjones28 04-09-20 07:11 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21408775)
Besides those, I have quite a few close calls from cars with handicap plates, also.

Recruiters?

phrantic09 04-09-20 07:11 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21408767)
I’m just like the commercial where the guy with lederhosen finds out that he should be wearing a kilt after a DNA test. My paternal lineage and surname can be traced back to my German ancestor who arrived in Philly on the King of Prussia in 1775. My maternal grandfather’s lineage is as German as can be also. Logically, it would seem that I would identify as German, also.

My wife bought me DNA kits from two different companies a year ago and I found out from both sites that my heritage was nearly 70% from the British Isles.

I have genealogy from both of my parents and sure enough, there are a lot of English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish wives in there.

One of my brothers totally relates to being German and was crushed. :lol:

Never used Ancestry, but have a cousin who is big into genealogy on both sides. Maternal Grandfather’s family has been here since the 1660s and are responsible for starting “King Phillip’s War”. This cousin was able to trace lineage back to Henry VII and beyond.

Paternal grandmother was a descendant of a Boston Tea Party participant.

Paternal grandfather was 2nd generation Hungarian, his father came here first around 1907. His dad’s first wife never came across, she was on the Slavonia which ran aground and she refused to attempt another crossing. She died in 1919 during the flu pandemic and my grandfather always had half siblings in Hungary he never met.

the rest is all mutt

Trsnrtr 04-09-20 07:12 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21408803)
King of Prussia is a mall.

There is a site by [MENTION=107711]datlas[/MENTION], too. The King of Prussia was quite the immigrant ship.

rjones28 04-09-20 07:13 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21408803)
King of Prussia is a mall.

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

Trsnrtr 04-09-20 07:14 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21408807)
Recruiters?

excellent :thumb:

note the lack of caps and punctuation in keeping with the current theme

Velo Vol 04-09-20 07:17 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21408810)
There is a site by [MENTION=107711]datlas[/MENTION], too. The King of Prussia was quite the immigrant ship.

Changed the spelling.

Ship King of Prussia 1775 - Free Ship Passenger Lists of the Palatine Germans to Pennsylvania (PA) - German immigrant genealogy at Ancestor Search

BillyD 04-09-20 07:18 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21408331)
I was recently there and found a tree I believe I'm related to. :foo:

That answers a few more questions.

LAJ 04-09-20 07:31 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21408781)
My sister has chickens. Several months ago neighbor dog escaped its confines and killed a few of them.

Bad.

Bad dog. Indy has no clue the things she sees are so delicious.

There were seven, but I was told a fox was able to decimate the flock, and now there are only four. Had they been crows, a murder would have been quite appropriate.

berner 04-09-20 07:34 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21408767)

My wife bought me DNA kits from two different companies a year ago and I found out from both sites that my heritage was nearly 70% from the British Isles.

I have genealogy from both of my parents and sure enough, there are a lot of English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish wives in there.

One of my brothers totally relates to being German and was crushed. :lol:

Ancestry is a very interesting subject but no one is pure anything. I'm Hispanic myself but I know from reading history that on top of native Iberians are Phenicians, Greek and others from North Africa and influence from Roman legions. Celtic tribes entered and settled there about 500 BC, followed by Vandals who passed through but didn't stay followed by Visigoths who settled. There was so much **** and pillage but also much commerce in those good ole days with much mixing especially among people bordering the Meditrranean and other seaside people such as the the British Isles where tin for bronze was obtained. Today those influences can be seen in Iberia where in the North people are light skinned and sometimes blonde, and in the South, dark skinned with straight black hair.

Trsnrtr 04-09-20 07:36 AM

Yes, lost a few letters. I’ve seen a copy of the original passenger manifest and Conrad is the 4th name on the list.

2manybikes 04-09-20 07:49 AM

From a friend.
Too late for me I guess. A friend of the friend that lives in my cellar has a 79 year old friend that will not stop gong out to eat and talking to everyone.
My friend told him they can't visit a couple of weeks ago or longer.. Now that guy has a fever. He's going to a walk in clinic without calling ahead.
==================================================================================================== =======================The latest on the coronavirus pandemic.

The rule is now familiar, if not utterly routine, for anyone who has ventured outdoors in the middle of the pandemic: Whether walking the dog, buying groceries, or taking out the trash, you should stay more than six feet apart to contain the novel coronavirus.

But anyone who goes outside to exercise may need to keep an even greater distance from other runners and joggers, a new European study says, in order to properly practice social distancing.

Researchers at KU Leuven in Belgium and the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands found that someone infected with the virus could pass on respiratory droplets to people more than six feet behind them through a kind of vacuum they form as they cut through the air.

“When you are moving — running, cycling, walking — you are actually creating an area behind you that is often called a slipstream,” Bert Blocken, who coordinated the study, told the Brussels Times.

Athletes often use these slipstreams to run or bike at a higher speed, Blocken said.
AdvertisementAccording to a series of simulations run by his team, a jogger moving at about 2.5 miles per hour was likely to come into contact with the slipstream, and thus, the droplets, of someone exercising as much as 50 feet ahead.

The study suggests that runners and cyclists may want to avoid moving directly behind another person and falling into their slipstream, Blocken said, by moving side by side or by in a staggered formation.

When such a formation is unavoidable on narrow paths or sidewalks, those seeking an outdoor workout should stay at least 15 feet apart when walking, 33 feet when running or cycling slowly and 65 feet apart for more vigorous exercise, he told the Globe and Mail.

BillyD 04-09-20 08:00 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21408781)
My sister has chickens. Several months ago neighbor dog escaped its confines and killed a few of them.

Bad.

My neighbor has chickens. One day one of them found a hole in the fence and entered my yard, Venus spotted her and was in hot pursuit. If I hadn't rescued it . . . . .

I wonder how much a chicken costs to replace? I probably should find that out in advance.

rjones28 04-09-20 08:02 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21408885)
My neighbor has chickens. One day one of them found a hole in the fence and entered my yard, Venus spotted her and was in hot pursuit. If I hadn't rescued it . . . . .

I wonder how much a chicken costs to replace? I probably should find that out in advance.

$5 ready to eat.


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