Monday, November 24, 2014


Today, Monday it is suppose to be 70 degrees. In two days they are calling for 20 degrees and three to six inches of snow and high winds. I put the tension straps on the chains on the tractor rear tires. Put my safety wire on the chain hooks! Topped off the oil. Took the garden hoses out to the barn. Brought in my gas cans for the tractor and walk behind mower. Topped off the gas tank on the tractor. Started the engine and let it run for two minutes to mix the new oil I just put in.

My new neighbor Jim got a snow blower too. I told him since we are both prepared for the snow season will be light! WE sure hope so!!My almost flat part of the roof on my cape cod will not standup under seven feet of snow like in Buffalo!! I have the trickle charger on the tractor.  I AM READY!!  I HOPE!!

I complain about MOTHER a lot, but SHE has been good to us over the years! A blast of cold, snow and ice, then melting to let us dig out. Mary will be working just two days a week soon. With our luck it will  only snow those two days!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Legacy of HERBERT JAMES!

                                                            This is Herbert James!

You probably know him as H.G. Wells. I just adore the movies made from his books! Yes I am a SC-FI Freak!! The only SCI-FI movie I like better Than H.G'S is the classic, "The Day The Earth Stood Still" The original classic, not the new one. The new one is OK, but does not hold the nostalgia for me. I adore lots of Jules Verne's books made into movies too!   His Life's Work!    Is the other Great Writer I enjoy his movies!

Yes, I am not much for reading books. I am more visual inclined, the visual things stick with me better. If I read a fact, I can recall it later. But a complete volume does not register in my mind. Must be the bi-polar in me. They have not yet found a pill for that. Like I need to take more pills! LOL

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

This is a very worthy cause. My wife Mary has beed donating coupons for troops for years with her niece Donna! Please join us!  Thank you, Randy and Mary Caldwell!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

One More Time!

Since this is VETERANS DAY, I felt this was necessary to post again. Thank you, Ladies and Men of the armed services.Your sacrifice is greatly appreciated!!

Say hi to Rebecca Gallagher  Co-Chairperson for a very worthwhile project. Honoring Veterans, Inspiring Visitors in Dick Winters' Hometown! To help with a donation, send to:
Rebecca Gallagher
PO Box 124
Ephrata,PA 17522

717-733-6094  follow this link to a great web site for an even greater human being!!
Thank you, Randy"Hoss"Caldwell

Friday, November 7, 2014


You know me by now, MR. SELF CONTROL!!
The widow maker?

The widow maker two

notice the nitrous bottle?

I think this is the most overkill of them all!!

Chrysler viper cycle!

I feel like I need a nitro pill, I am too exited!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Car Guys! & Gals!

Thank you Bob!

Q: What was the first official White House car?
A: A 1909 White Steamer, ordered by President Taft.

Q: Who opened the first drive-in gas station?

A: Gulf opened up the first station in Pittsburgh in 1913.

Q: What city was the first to use parking meters?

A: Oklahoma City, on July 16, 1935.

Q: Where was the first drive-in restaurant?

A: Royce Hailey's Pig Stand opened in Dallas in 1921.

Q: True or False?  The 1953 Corvette came in white, red and black.

A: False. The 1953 'Vett's were available in one color, Polo White.

Q: What was Ford's answer to the Chevy Corvette,
and other legal street racers of the 1960's?

A: Carroll Shelby's Mustang GT350.

Q: What was the first car fitted with an alternator,
rather than a direct current dynamo?

A: The 1960 Plymouth Valiant

Q: What was the first car fitted with
a replaceable cartridge oil filter?

A: The 1924 Chrysler.

Q: What was the first car to be
offered with a "perpetual guarantee"?
A: The 1904 Acme, from Reading, PA. Perpetuity
was disturbing in this case, as Acme closed down in 1911.

Q: What American luxury automaker began
by making cages for birds and squirrels?

A: The George N. Pierce Co. of Buffalo, who made
the Pierce Arrow, also made iceboxes.

Q: What car first referred to itself as a convertible?

A: The 1904 Thomas Flyer, which had a removable hard top.

Q: What car was the first to have it's radio
antenna embedded in the windshield?

A: The 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix.

Q: What car used the first successful
series-production hydraulic valve lifters?

A: The 1930 Cadillac 452, the first production V16

Q: Where was the World's first
three-color traffic lights installed?
A: Detroit, Michigan in 1919. Two years later
they experimented with synchronized lights.

Q: What type of car had the distinction of being
GM's 100 millionth car built in the U.S.?

A: March 16, 1966 saw an Olds Tornado roll
out of Lansing, Michigan with that honor.

Q: Where was the first drive-in
movie theater opened, and when?
A: Camden, NJ in 1933

Q: What autos were the first to use a
standardized production key-start system?

A: The 1949 Chryslers

Q: What did the Olds designation 4-4-2 stand for?
A: 4 barrel carburetor, 4 speed
transmission, and dual exhaust.

Q: What car was the first to place the
horn button in the center of the steering wheel?

A: The 1915 Scripps-Booth Model C. The car also
was the first with electric door latches.

Q: What U.S. production car has the quickest 0-60 mph time?

A: The 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 409. Did it in 4.0 seconds.

Q: What's the only car to appear simultaneously
on the covers of Time and Newsweek?

A: The Mustang

Q: What was the lowest priced mass produced American car?

A: The 1925 Ford Model T Runabout. Cost $260, $5 less than 1924.

Q: What is the fastest internal-combustion American production car?

A: The 1998 Dodge Viper GETS-R, tested by
Motor Trend magazine at 192.6 mph.

Q: What automaker's first logo incorporated the Star of David?

A: The Dodge Brothers.

Q: Who wrote to Henry Ford, "I have drove fords exclusively when I could get away with one It has got every other car skinned, and even if my business hasn't been strictly legal it don't hurt anything to tell you what a fine car you got in the V-8"?

A: Clyde Barrow (of Bonnie and Clyde) in 1934.

Q: What car was the first production V12, as well
as the first production car with aluminum pistons?

A: The 1915 Packard Twin-Six. Used during WWI in Italy,
these motors inspired Enzi Ferrari to
adopt the V12 himself in 1948.

Q: What was the first car to use power operated seats?

A: They were first used on the 1947 Packard line.

Q: Which of the Chrysler "letter cars" sold the fewest amount?

A: Only 400, 1963, 300J's were sold
(they skipped" "I" because it looked like a number 1)

Q: What car company was originally
known as Swallow Sidecars (aka SS)?

A: Jaguar, which was an SS model first in 1935,
and ultimately the whole company by 1945.

Q: What car delivered the first production V12 engine?

A: The cylinder wars were kicked off in 1915 after
Packard's chief engineer, Col. Jesse Vincent,
introduced its Twin-Six.

Q: When were seat belts first fitted to a motor vehicle?

A: In 1902, in a Baker Electric streamliner racer which
crashed at 100 mph. on Staten Island!

Q: In January 1930, Cadillac debuted it's V16 in a car named
for a theatrical version of a 1920's film seen by Harley Earl
while designing the body, What's that name?

A: The "Madam X", a custom coach designed by Earl
and built by Fleetwood. The sedan featured a
retractable landau top above the rear seat.

Q: Which car company started out German,
yet became French after WWI?

A: Bugati, founded in Molsheim in 1909, became
French when Alsace returned to French rule.

Q: In what model year did Cadillac
introduce the first electric sunroof?

A: 1969

Q: What U.S. production car had the largest 4 cylinder engine?

A: The 1907 Thomas sported a 571 cu. in. (9.2liter) engine.

Q: What car was reportedly designed on the back of a Northwest Airlines airsickness bag and released on April Fool's Day, 1970?

A: 1970 Gremlin, (AMC)

Q: What is the Spirit of Ecstasy? 

A: The official name of the mascot of Rolls Royce,
she is the lady on top of their radiators.

Q: What was the inspiration for MG's famed octagon-shaped badge?

A: The shape of founder Cecil Kimber's dining table.
MG stands for Morris Garages.

Q: In what year did the "double-R" Rolls
Royce badge change from red to black?

A: 1933


Ford, who made the first pick-up trucks, shipped them to dealers in crates that the new owners had to assemble using the crates as the beds of the trucks.
The new owners had to go to the dealers to get them, thus they had to "pick-up" the trucks.
And now you know the "rest of the story"

      Congratulations; you are now a filler freak (filler pieces they insert to take up room ) LIKE ME!!