Benitin y Eneas by Pierre S. De Beaumont and Bud Fisher for December 17, 2013

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    woodworker318  almost 9 years ago

    Good morning Vagabonds.

    It looks like another snow storm today with from 5 to 8 inches of snow when it ends Wed. morning. I hope it is light this time so that the snow blowing will go fast. Is this the start of a record breaking winter? I hope not.

    All of you take it easy.

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    arye uygur  almost 9 years ago

    Good morning, Vagabonds. Yesterday there was an overcast sky, so I didn’t go swimming. Instead, I ran errands.

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    davidf42  almost 9 years ago

    Morning, Vagabonds. I just watched the movie “Wyatt Earp” again. It portrayed the OK Corral shootout just as eyewitness accounts described it. The police force, consisting if Wyatt, Virgil, Morgan, and Holliday approach the rustlers in the vacant lot next to the OK Corral. The rustlers number five, Ike Clanton, his young brother Billy, Tom and Frank McLaury, and Billy Claibourne. Ike and Tom are unarmed, although Tom has access to his Winchester in his horse’s scabbard. No-one knows who fired the first shot. Frank is recognized as the fastest gun. Frank made a move toward his gun, whether or not to draw, no-one will ever know. Morgan responded by drawing his, followed in a split second by Billy Clanton drawing his. Two shots rang out, almost simultaneously, with Morgan shooting Frank and Billy shooting Morgan. Virgil raises his hand, holding a cane, and demands the rustlers to drop their weapons. Billy Clairourne runs away. Wyatt shoots Billy Clanton. Ike grabs Wyatt by the shoulder and tries to turn him away from the fight. Wyatt threatens Ike with his gun and Ike runs away. Billy continues to fire, lying on the ground, and leaning against a wall. Virgil is hit in the leg. Tom tries to pull his rifle and is shotgunned by Holliday. The entire battle lasts about 30 seconds and it’s over. Frank, Tom, and Billy die within the next few minutes. Morgan and Virgil are taken to Virgil’s house, where their wounds are treated. Holliday has a superficial wound on his hip and Wyatt remains unscathed. I was surprised how accurate the movie was in this scene.

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    Dkram  almost 9 years ago

    Good morning Vagabonds..Clear and cold. the cold part being -20..Heard a couple of nails pop this morning..On days like this if your outside you hear snapping sounds out in the woods, it’s not dear or other animals, it’s the trees popping. Frost gets in and expands causing the wood to split open with a loud crack. The split may not be very big, but what a sound..It’s the same with the nails, frost get in and pushes the nail out, sounds like a shotgun going off even though the nail only pops out less than an eighth of an inch..That’s my cold world this morning..Have fun..ttfn

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    JanLC  almost 9 years ago

    Good morning, Vagabonds.

    Mark, that sounds a lot like the noise an ice burg makes when it calves. Echoing from the surrounding canyon, it is very much like a gunshot.

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    SWEETBILL  almost 9 years ago

    GOOD AFTERNOON YA’LL

    Going to sit out for a while this aft. and read

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