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Old 09-29-2013, 10:36 PM   #4019
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PTjeep thanks for the history lesson that was awesome! I have to record that for posterity so one evening sitting around the fire pit I can impress my neighbors with my new-found knowledge! Luv stuff like that!
I have a copy hermetically sealed and kept in a #2 mayonnaise jar on Funk and Wagnall's porch for safe keeping.
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:43 PM   #4020
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Going over near CL in next couple of days, depending on the rain, anyone have any questions for me to ask or check out?

I'll check post before I go!
Hey Tim,

Well hopefully none of the lake side sites are low or prone to muddy conditions, I would hate to sink up to my axles, but I'm sure I could get a low cost pull out if such a travesty did occur, and hopefully we wont be walking or slogging through muddy grounds as well, great scott we will need to have fires a burning, and stories a telling for days to come.

Cheers !!!
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:52 PM   #4021
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No worries Jeff you will be on a concrete pad and have real grass around your site. All paved streets and impressive amenities. ... Dude my rep is at stake here! I wouldn't steer ya wrong. LOL
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:52 PM   #4022
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Jerry - Dave is RVM1, this makes you RVM3. Who knows. Maybe one day there will be an RVM rally and we all get together and share adventures in like minded journeys! Look forward to that day.
The above quote is post #5 that was sent on the afternoon of 4/14/2013. Be careful what you wish for on these, so far, 400+ pages. There's magic happening here.
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:10 PM   #4023
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Before selecting my site at CL, I googled it. (1700 Shady Grove Rd 71901). If shade is important, 101-103 and 68 might want to move. I'm 105. There's a great satellite shot of the park just south of the road a ways. The lake is at least 25' from the sites.
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:13 PM   #4024
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The above quote is post #5 that was sent on the afternoon of 4/14/2013. Be careful what you wish for on these, so far, 400+ pages. There's magic happening here.
Two excellent history lessons on a single page - and the 4,000th post. A mutant hat trick.
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We need 101 to be close to the dog run. Abbey and Molly have to run off their excess energy or they drive Barb and I nuts wanting to go run. My awning will provide the necessary shade plus it is April so weather will be pleasant.
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Hey Tim,

Well hopefully none of the lake side sites are low or prone to muddy conditions, I would hate to sink up to my axles, but I'm sure I could get a low cost pull out if such a travesty did occur, and hopefully we wont be walking or slogging through muddy grounds as well, great scott we will need to have fires a burning, and stories a telling for days to come.

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To my fellow Mutants, this is something to think about,

Absolutely riveting!

They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & sold to the tannery.....if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor" But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot.....they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low. The next time you're washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s:-

Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June. However, since they were starting to smell . ..... . brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odour. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married.

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!"

Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.

The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor."

The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold.

In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire... Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old.

Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and "chew the fat".

Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.

Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust.

Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial... They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake.

England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, "saved by the bell" or was considered a "dead ringer". And that's the truth...

Now, whoever said History was boring?


Excellent Trivia PTJeep!

One to add I learned a while back.

When the railroads were put in, the steam locomotive engines needed water approximately every 8 miles. Water towers and stations were built approximately every 8 miles. Towns grew up around the stations. That's why you will see a town about every 8 miles along a rail line.
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Interesting. Almost every cross street in Phx is 8 blocks apart. 51st, 59th, 67th, 75th, etc.
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Add us to the list in AZ after meeting flagship yesterday I can't miss this. very good people thank's for stopping by. Wish you had more time.
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We need 101 to be close to the dog run. Abbey and Molly have to run off their excess energy or they drive Barb and I nuts wanting to go run. My awning will provide the necessary shade plus it is April so weather will be pleasant.
I will be looking into getting site 96, 97 or 98 for similar reasons.
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Before selecting my site at CL, I googled it. (1700 Shady Grove Rd 71901). If shade is important, 101-103 and 68 might want to move. I'm 105. There's a great satellite shot of the park just south of the road a ways. The lake is at least 25' from the sites.

I'm in 106 and if you lose signal, just don't go checking the connector on the MH - it may have an additional 50 foot of cable attached.

Actually I use the Carryout and it is very portable. (I do lock it down!)
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:47 AM   #4032
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Okay Mutants listen up! Here is the current roster of attendees and the so far spoken for sights:

Site #. Mutant Name

101. HerbnBarb
102. Flaggship
103. Campdaven
104. huntnski
105. okmunky
106. WayneM
107-108. Open
109. MartySQ
110. PTjeep
111-118. Open
119. kscrude


Oldme. Need to pick a site
Sky boss. Same
Wthur. Same
Cnkinthebus Same


Forgive me if I missed somebody but that's why I wanted to post now. Let me know if your coming and not on this list. Also the four that haven't picked a site yet can chime in when ready. There are ten lakeside spaces and six across from lakeside still available so let's fill em up! You will need to call and post one day deposit($28) to hold your spot. Deposits are fully refundable up to three days before. Identify yourselves as part of theRVM group. Please confirm with me or Tim aka. Huntnski. Again for those who haven't decided the dates are April 24-30, 2014 at Catherine's Landing, Hot Springs AR. I would suggest you msg. the Most Illustrious Potentate
aka. Steve aka. Flaggship with suggestions for pot lucks and such. (Steve don't ya just love how you became activities co-ordinator?) or I might also suggest okmunky take that ball and run with it. See how good I am at task designation and that not even my job? LOL

107 = Oldme



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I Got lost re-reading everything.
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