I'm not from MA but...

I'm not from MA but...

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:15 pm

This Friday storm does not look good to me ..... historic bad I think. Sharpen up those snow shovels.
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Re: I'm not from MA but...

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:53 pm

All I have needed in the last few days is a broom. How do you sharpen that?
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Re: I'm not from MA but...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:55 pm

Richard, you don't have an individual bristle sharpener amongst your collection of "interesting collectibles" ???? ;)
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Re: I'm not from MA but...

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:01 pm

freetown fred wrote:Richard, you don't have an individual bristle sharpener amongst your collection of "interesting collectibles" ???? ;)

Of course I do but but the directions say to take the broom apart and do one straw at a time. I need something more automatic. Keeping track of where each straw goes is too hard.
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Re: I'm not from MA but...

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:24 pm

toothy



Yeah looks like a pounding from mother nature is coming. Yesterday it was a dusting, today saying 1 foot minimum ...... BOHICA! http://www4.whdh.com/weather/
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Re: I'm not from MA but...

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:49 pm

I'm old, I remember the blizzard of '78. I came out of a club at 2:00 in the morning in Kenmore sq. next to Fenway Pahk what a friggin' party woooohooo! Could'nt find a 1968 chevy Impala buried under 5 ft. snow drifts, lots of booze, the packie's were wiped out in 2-3 days....oh the humanity...
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Re: I'm not from MA but...

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:53 pm

:lol: I remember it too, but I was looking up at the tunnel my dad cut through the yard with the snowblower. I was 3' 2" tall then ... and 5. :lol:
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Re: I'm not from MA but...

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:08 pm

Blizzard of 78' was epic and i was also about 3' tall... i can remember digging city's of underground tunnels in the drifts and snowbanks and being locked down for about a week :shock:
I remember the drift along the rear of our 2 story garrison was so high it covered the UPSTAIRS windows totally!
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Re: I'm not from MA but...

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:42 pm

I lived on a dead-end circle (I hear they're called CUL-DE-SACs ... :lol: ), and the snow plow would push everything from the street AND the circle right into my front yard. Would be 30' high during the big storms like '78. We had that whole thing a wormhole. These tunnels were 10' long and they all ended in a "room" we dug out in the center. The older kids in the 'hood did most of that. Had candles set up in the middle. For me being as small as I was, that was the coolest thing I'd ever seen.

I always wondered why that room had crushed cans of Narragansett & Red White & Blue all over the place, and some funny smelling short cigarettes in it every morning ... :gee: :funny:
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Re: I'm not from MA but...

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:46 pm

SMITTY wrote:I lived on a dead-end circle (I hear they're called CUL-DE-SACs ... :lol: ), and the snow plow would push everything from the street AND the circle right into my front yard. Would be 30' high during the big storms like '78. We had that whole thing a wormhole. These tunnels were 10' long and they all ended in a "room" we dug out in the center. The older kids in the 'hood did most of that. Had candles set up in the middle. For me being as small as I was, that was the coolest thing I'd ever seen.

I always wondered why that room had crushed cans of Narragansett & Red White & Blue all over the place, and some funny smelling short cigarettes in it every morning ... :gee: :funny:


jingle....shafer is the...one beer to have, when you're.....havin' more than one.. oh good times!
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Re: I'm not from MA but...

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:48 pm

Shlitz - who can forget that swill. I think that was the first beer I ever drank ... right around that time frame. :lol:
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Re: I'm not from MA but...

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:54 pm

Storm totals approach 16-24" in many areas including Boston.
... getting depper...

Me thinks we are way past bristleless brooms and even shovels. I vote for 40" at Logan let's starts raffle. I have read up on surviving blizzards and supplies from the following list should be laid in now. I think one of each item...

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/country/united-states/213/
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Re: I'm not from MA but...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:59 pm

Soooo, hence the saying---that's the final straw???? :clap: toothy
franco b wrote:
freetown fred wrote:Richard, you don't have an individual bristle sharpener amongst your collection of "interesting collectibles" ???? ;)

Of course I do but but the directions say to take the broom apart and do one straw at a time. I need something more automatic. Keeping track of where each straw goes is too hard.
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Re: I'm not from MA but...

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:03 pm

How'd a Russian stout hit #1?? :confused:
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Re: I'm not from MA but...

PostBy: cabinover On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:16 pm

Bring that white stuff on. I've been waiting since January of 2011 to go riding on the first sled I ever bought. Took it out for one ride, about $1500 worth and then it rained. Haven't ridden on a trail since. I'm ready. :)
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