Saturday, March 28, 2015

Belmont Farms Four!

Top Three Floors aAlready Gone!

This is the second outbuilding!


        This is the same company restoring the belmont barn. They will have a whole complex of old restored buildings for weddings and banquets!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


w16 engine

V24 Engine  Yes, I am an old fart, I remember when a lot of these vehicles ran every week!!When one is not enough!!  Insomnia Cured Here??  If you want to see it, we have it here!! Plus the greatest movie ever made. According to me!  The Day The Earth Stood Still. Please explain to Mary, guys like to see the same movie over and over. We hope this time the ending is different. Why do you think guys are known for simple minds!!  I want one!!    600CI small block!    3000HP?   12,000 HP!!    One is enough, when you run nitroglycerine instead of  pump gas!!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2015


Yes, I am a BIKER and a CHRISTIAN! Yes I TRY very hard to life my life as THE LORD wants me to. It is tough sometimes! I fail every once in a while! But HE forgives me! Live your life as if HE is watching  every move you make!     HE IS!!!!


Allison P51 Mustang engine. 3000 Horse power stock!

NO, not me as a child!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Wild Horses Two!

If you go to Maryland, see the wild horses. Just follow the rules, do not aggregate  the horses and have an experience that is fantastic!!

Kyra our granddaughter with the horse that gave us a tour of the town.

Assateague Wild Horses!   Info about Horses!  Pictures of Horses!

These are the pictures I took of our mingling with the horses. The signs say, do not touch or feed the horses. Remember they are wild. They walked right beside us, and moved around the cars. You must drive slow, as the horses have the right of way!! If you are going, click on the wild horse safety link in the Be aware, they can hurt you!!

Friday, March 13, 2015


Hard to believe, hearing the crash, you would not look outside to see what it was?? Lucky she did not bleed to death.
This lady is my 15 year old granddaughters favorite teacher at Elizabeth town Schools. Elizabeth town, PA.  Thank You LORD for watching over her!!

A 7th grade boy was killed by being struck by a car this week also. A very bad week for E-Town schools!!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Belmont Farms Three!!

From Red Rose commons looking south to barn. The swamp where we picked bull rushes. Only later we learned Alcoa dumped heavy metal water they used to chrome plate fittings. Very TOXIC!!
Looking back to quarry from hired hands house!

Above two shots from Red Rose Commons, once part of the farm!

From the south side!

From the hired hands farm house!

From our old house looking over Fruitville Pike.

Belmont Farm Two!

House on the left was my mothers brother, center brick house was her parents, brick house on right was ours. Yes my grandparents were next door, easy to spoil us rotten! Now it is Mary's and my turn to do the spoiling.

The Caldwell House, 1577 Fruitville Pike for over 50 years!

Seems small to me now!
Farm property looking toward town from 283 bypass!

Between the Mansion and barn!

Property looking toward town from Red Rose Commons!

Smaller shed behind the barn!


I don't know why I am so apprehensive about getting knocked out and going under the knife again. Mary said I was never afraid of anything since she knew me. I  just  got a bad feeling about this. Half the times I was put under and cut, I was out of it before they started. I don't know why this time is different. I will go thru with the surgery, I cannot stand the pain in my knee anymore. The LORD is not ready for me, and the devil is afraid I will try to take over. I know the LORD will watch over me. It just does not feel right. When it is over, I will kick myself for worrying. The shrink was right, I have a weird sense of humor!!   

I put off the whole knee replacement last fall because of my suicide driveway.

This is the reason I have suffered all winter with my knee. Mary retired December 31, but still works two nights a week. I must clean the driveway so she can get in and out of the garage. Neighbors on either side of us, Kevin, Sandy his wife and Jim helped me with the driveway. It is great to have such helpful neighbors.
I will go under the knife April 9 TH. I will write about it, I will be back. My big mouth will not be silenced. I have too much to RAVE about YET!!

I take Mary to work these cold and treacherous nights. I am concerned of the other drivers in bad weather! Also with Mary's bad arthritis I do not want her getting into a car when it is 2 degrees outside and having to clean it off. I have arthritis bad too, and the cold weather makes it worse. Mary's is about three times worse than mine, for now!! When it snows, I clean the other cars off so the ladies have it a little easier. I am a sucker for damsels in distress!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lost, Found, LOST!!

1972 Corvette found after 42 years, but court will not award to original owner. So SAD! Click image for the full story.

Electricity not just for your house!

Yes, the current in the electric wire travels at the speed of light. When you turn it on, it seems to be there instantly. It does take time. Take the microwaves that are beamed up to the satellites orbiting in a fixed earth orbit. It takes time to travel out the wires to the satellite dish. It takes time for the microwaved picture and audio to travel out to the satellite, and back. That is why there is a pause when someone is transmitting live from the other side of the earth. They are asked a question, and they have a pause till they receive the question, and can answer it. Yes when you flip the light switch, it takes time for the current to reach the light bulb.  BUT if you think the current will not get there to the end of the wire you are working with, you are in for a big surprise. Remember the ELECTRIC chair is used to end the life of convicted criminals. A defibrillator is used to stop your heart when it is beating at the wrong time, and hopefully when it starts again it will beat in rhythm.

A small computer is inserted under the skin with wires leading to your heart to shock it to beat in rhythm. Has been for a number of years.  Think pacemakers! My veins in my legs were bulging, hurt and looked awful. A technician made a small incision in my groan, stuck  wire in and put it into my bad vein. When they had it where it belongs, they sent a radio wave down the wire, killing the bad vein. The Doc said a new vein would form and take over. They do not scrape the veins anymore. In years to come will body parts be replaced by electrical ones?? At night we just plug in to recharge?? You can buy a small tens unit to put on your sore muscles so a battery can send electrical stimulation to  soothe them!

There is electrical stimulation to nerves, and to your brain for medical help. Your body functions with electricity. Your nerves act as wires. When the insulation breaks down and short circuits the wires it is called multiple sclerosis. Muscles are activated by electrical impulses from the brain. Your muscles store what you do over and over. The muscles act without impulse from your brain. Muscle memory. Your heart is given stimulation for every beat. We measure this by EKG. Your brain stores memories by electrical charges. They put an electronic bypass in your spine where the nerves(wires) are broken and allow the nerves to carry messages to your arms and legs again. How long before we have a computer for a brain like in the Disney movie?? How soon will we have the six million dollar man and woman?? Sooner than you think!!

Your microwave oven sends out radio waves, they excite the water molecules in the food. The vibrating molecules create heat. And your frozen dinner is defrosted and cooked in minutes. How microwave cooking was discovered was by a technician working on radar during the second world way. They were looking for a way to see airplanes by bouncing radio waves off the metal plane and the signal coming back to the dish that sent it out. Microwave cooking started because the technician working on the radar dish had the chocolate bar in his pocket melt. That is why the first units were called radar ranges.

You can buy electrical heating and cooling units that use electrical energy instead of chemicals (freon) for the heat transfer. I have a 12 volt heat and cool unit that I can put a six pack of soft drinks in. You plug it into the cigarette lighter socket in your car. Someday our refrigeration and air conditioning systems will be electrical instead of freon which is bad for the atmosphere.

I am telling you this, so you can understand the electricity circuits in your house. Learn how electricity works, and you can understand the miracles of the human body too. All around us is electricity. Think lightning! And the static charge you get from your carpet!!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Amish History!

My mother's relatives came over from Switzerland. The Hess's first lived in the house that is across the street from the Lititz sewer plant. A relative Hess owned the house the last I checked. Yes, I was a wild biker when young, with Mennonite roots!

My father's relatives came over from Scotland and Ireland.  The Caldwell's came over here in the early 1800's because of the potato blight in the United Kingdom. My mother told me I got my wildness and bullheadedness from the Caldwell's. Gee I wonder if she was biased??  Two very different families, my varied background!!

No, not my ancestors coming to America!!