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Month: June 2013

I Want to Be a Patriarch Someday

Today, Grandpa H gave K an introductory lesson on a one hundred year old lathe. Is it possible that I could do something like this with my great-grandchildren someday?

Grandpa H gives K his first lathe lesson.

Grandpa and K get started on a ball peen hammer.

Barbecue Two Ways

Last week, I had the pleasure of working near Kansas City, so naturally there was a sampling of some excellent barbecue, including Oklahoma Joe’s, recommended by CM and Olathens everywhere.  The following Sunday, we had the pleasure of tasting the Waukau Chicken Barbecue.  At Waukau, they dig a trench in the ground about 60 feet long and fill it with charcoal and then poultry.  I think it draws half the county.  The draw for me, however, is not the barbecue but the whole experience, because this is a slice of America that everyone should experience at least once per year.

Oklahoma Joe's line stretches out the door for lunch.

Oklahoma Joe’s line stretches out the door for lunch.

M enjoys a drumstick of Waukau Chicken.

M enjoys a drumstick of Waukau Chicken.

Everyone shows up for the Waukau Chicken Barbecue.

Everyone shows up for the Waukau Chicken Barbecue.

Airliners are Cool Too

Flying the airlines can be routine, but only if you let it.

Sunset

The Sun sets over Illinois.

Clouds look best from above.

Clouds look best from above.

What Is a Potshot?

Your word for today is potshot because I just found out that a potshot is a shot taken not for sport, but to put game in the pot.  Can you say, “Hmm?”

potshot

[pot-shot] noun, verb, pot·shot or pot·shot·ted, pot·shot·ting.

noun

1. a shot fired at game merely for food, with little regard to skill or the rules of sport.
2. a shot at an animal or person within easy range, as from ambush.
3. a casual or aimless shot.
potshot

1858, “shot taken at animal simply to kill for food,” in other words, to get it in the pot, not for sporting or marksmanship.

Ingenuitive Quotation of the Day

T says, “C is really ingenuitive.”

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