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  1. tbradsim1

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    North winds whipping, high 43 dogs today, us Southerners aren't used to this, reading James Stewart Bio, led me to revisit How The West Was Won on Amazon Streaming. Great Old Film and Actors, most youngens don't know who Jimmy Stewart is, makes me maudlin and sad, old Codger that I am.

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    It's a comfy 54 right now in Fort Worth, Texas, Bradley. Speaking of Jimmy Stewart, I believe I'll enjoy It's A Wonderful Life later tonight.

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    Sposed to be 32 here tomorrow, in the daytime... NINE whole degrees tonight.

    I have been downloading WWII documentaries to watch when nothing else is worth watching. Some of those are VERY interesting.

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    Chilly and damp here in Taylors, SC. We've got lows in the 30's and even some 20's this weekend and into next week. Yikes.

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    Fricken cold here in NY!

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    38 and dropping here in north Mississippi. Finally cold enough to duck hunt 2 weeks into the season. Looking forward to the weekend.

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    He was a hell of a Man. Nippy in Asheville area.

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    18 degrees with a 25 mph northwest wind.....winter is here in Minnesota!

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    S'posed to be hitting 40F here in the Birmingham area. Bundled up like Eskimos, to make our way into the daggers of cold between the house and the truck. I have a stack of four season's worth of Northern Exposure ready to go if they close the roads.

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    We are forecasted to get some snow or mix late Friday.

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    Trivia Time: Who were to only two Hollywood types to attain rank higher than Brig.General Stewart?

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    President Ronald Reagan aka Commander in Chief

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    James Stewart, miss the old ones to. I believe James Arness was a war hero who was quiet about it...

    "the weez"...
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    35 here in Maryland, which is pretty typical. We haven't had any real cold days yet.

    We're watching "The Shop Around the Corner", a holiday favorite (my mother is Hungarian). We already watched "The Bishops Wife" and "White Christmas", so "It's A Wonderful Life" will be on deck.

    Al

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    @Brad - it better warm up down there before the 20th! I'm packing shorts and t-shirts for Christmas.

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    Prairiedruid has one. Who's the other? It's John Ford, a Rear Admiral when he retired. That's two stars right, you navy guys? I believe that's correct.

    Cold is relative. You southern types have my sympathy. I'm looking forward to seeing 50 sometime in April, most likely May.

    My brother apologized for the late evening cold one time when I was visiting in California. It was 62 for crying out loud! That's a warm summer's day in my part of the world.

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    My daughters school in Covington LA is already called off for tomorrow - they are calling for sleet and I guess they have no way of dealing with it.

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    We're watching "The Shop Around the Corner", a holiday favorite (my mother is Hungarian).

    I had never heard of this one before, and my Grampa was from Hungary....... Thanks Al, this one is going on the "Must Watch" List!.............

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    @beef - Here's the IMDB, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033045/ This premise of this movie is what Tom Hanks stole for the nauseating remake called "You've Got Mail". (Ok, perhaps the writers stole the premise, not Hanks)

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    22 and snowing (very lightly, almost negligent) in MI tonight. Seeing pics of snow in Austin today was something else.

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    ^^ Thanks for the link Al..........

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    We had a surprise around 7:30 this evening.


    Wife's car

    In my 19 years in Austin, Texas, this is maybe the 5th time I've seen snow. At almost half an inch, it's also the greatest accumulation.

    I remember shoveling feet of the stuff, growing up in Baltimore and I don't miss it. By noon tomorrow, I'll have the bike back out of the garage, so I can put up until then.

    I hope everyone is warm and comfy!

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    It was pretty cool, Jay! I hope you had your pipe lit? This is perfect pipe smoking weather!

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    We had about 2 inches on Barn roof, Truck and Car was covered in Snow. On old Covered porch in back, exposure is Southerly, I have a large Stainless Steel server with sink, wife is putting a heating pad on low in sink for the little kittens, I have a large marble cutting board that I pulled over sink and they are 3/4 covered, my own Cat House..

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    It was at 4" at noon, when I had to quickly prune the apples trees before the branches snapped. I was hoping to wait for the leaves to fall, but the snow was thinking about something different. It hasn't stopped snowing all day. Still...

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    It’s a rare and kind of weird juxtaposition, but it snowed here on the beach today along the Gulf Coast. I hear even New Orleans got some snow, which is even more unusual.

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    The granddaughter in Covington, LA got her first taste of snow today. We haven't even had any snow yet here in Western MD!


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    Still 76 in Tampa, FL... looking forward to 60’s tomorrow!

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    On Christmas in 1987, Jacksonville FL got 1/2" of snow and it brought the city to it's knees for three days.

    The entire city is connected by countless bridges. All the roads had a layer of ice under the snow. There is no equipment to handle the problem. There was exactly 27 people in the city that knew how to drive in snow. They had the wisdom to stay home.

    Yesterday, I saw a Canadian goose standing on the pond in front of the building I work in.

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    Jacksonville FL got 1/2" of snow and it brought the city to it's knees for three days.

    We find it kind of entertaining to watch the news showing drivers in the south attempt to drive in snow
    Up here a foot of snow just slows traffic, very few stay home besides Govt. and school employees. Once while in Florida a waitress told us to be careful driving because it had rained and might be slippery, but as an afterthought said " Oh yeah, you're from Canada, never mind "

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    Yeah snow in the south is quite unusual, but here in central Mississippi we get it once in a while, although it never really accumulates. One exception was Feb. 2015 when we got more snow in 24 hrs. than all the previous 15 years combined. It stayed for a couple of days, but took down so many pine trees that the power was out for over a day.

    My wife took this pic of me in front of our house.

    Later after the snow finally quit.

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    "Fried food, hard liquor, and tobacco, that's the holy trinity!"- Stacy Keach
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    Family and friends saw snow from Houston through the Gulport/Biloxi, Ms area yesterday. We drove to Gulfport believing the forecast that we wouldn't see any more snow fall until 5 or 6 pm and wound up driving back through the snow flurries around 1 pm. Maybe not as heavy as you guys up north are used to, but it didn't take long for it to start sticking on the ground or to build up about a half inch of slush on the interstate in some areas. On the drive back, we passed three small cars that had slide down the side of the interstate and a 3 car accident on one of the high bridges. The accident was probably caused by the driver of a small car not knowing that slamming on your brakes while doing 70 mph in snow and ice results in you sliding and not stopping. When even the 18-wheelers are doing 55 mph and no one is passing them, you know road conditions are bad.

    On the bright side, we made it home and I sat in the garage smoking some We Three Kings and drinking coffee.

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    My SIL has a bread/snacks route and uses a truck and 20' trailer. He said I-12 was very slippery. He's 28 but had never driven in snow. He saw so many wrecks in the morning, he came back via side roads to keep clear of the interstate. He slid once, I told him he was lucky not to jack-knife is trailer.

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    Meanwhile, here in Edmonton, we're having a very mild winter so far. Most days the high temp reaches 4-8 degrees Celsius. Very unusual, but welcome.

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    Its been snowing non stop since 9 this morning here in NYC.

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    We chose this morning for my wife to shop for new cars. After she test drove a Fussion Titanium on slippery roads, I’m not sure about the salesman, but I could make diamonds in my colon.

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    Beautiful weather finally, I'm letting my wife out, she's like a caged animal, been inside for 4 days,

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    Cold weather makes some blends taste better, it seems. Just the right weather for Semois and Peretti #52, which are pretty good even in the heat. Cosmic, relatives visiting from Missouri came east in a Ford Fusion; it was a few years old and looked new. Nice cars.

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    Just starting to snow up here...might be a good idea to reinstall my front driveshaft

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    I am still nursing a fractured rib from six weeks ago so I have not intention of setting foot outside of the house in this weather!

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    I like that photo, Cosmic.

    Looks like something you'd see in an old post office...

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    Just $2500?

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    ...in 1870 dollars...

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    Yeh, 1870 wasn't a very good year for me. I probably deserved it though.

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    We had nearly 3” here on the gulf coast in Texas. There as snow on the grass in the sand dunes at the beach! I have only seen that once before and that was Christmas of ‘04...

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    I blame global warming...

    If I don't someone else will.

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    I blame global warming...

    Might be the start of the next ice age that I heard so much about back in the sixties and seventies

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