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Idle Chit-Chat > Christmas traditions? (44 replies - 11620 views)

Ever since my wife and I got together, nearly 40 years ago, we have always taken the train just before Christmas to see the lights, ...   Sun Nov 30th, 2008 10:08 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Thanksgiving dinner (50 replies - 13756 views)

ole I believe it was religious persecution that led the Pilgrims to flee this island. I also believe that had we still got enough of those ...   Thu Nov 27th, 2008 06:05 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Thanksgiving dinner (50 replies - 13756 views)

ole, Please correct me if I'm wrong but would it be right to say that you guys wouldn't be having Thanksgiving if ...   Wed Nov 26th, 2008 07:59 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Thanksgiving dinner (50 replies - 13756 views)

No ole we don't , but Christmas is coming, that annual orgy of food drink and presents is not far away. ...   Wed Nov 26th, 2008 07:49 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Thanksgiving dinner (50 replies - 13756 views)

Enough of this talk of food and feasting, it is now time to go cook it and prepare yourself to eat it, loosen the belts ...   Wed Nov 26th, 2008 06:43 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Is that a one? It IS a one! (36 replies - 8964 views)

Prices are falling here as well.......only $6 a gallon now! ...   Mon Nov 24th, 2008 08:12 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Oh boy, oh boy...... (29 replies - 7358 views)

I once bought my (then) new wife a state-of-the-art food mixer as a Christmas gift. It now haunts me like Charles Dickens' Ghost of Christmas ...   Mon Nov 17th, 2008 07:43 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Oh boy, oh boy...... (29 replies - 7358 views)

I think you'd better throw in a loaf of bread with the toaster ...   Mon Nov 17th, 2008 04:16 pm

General Civil War Talk > Importance of Civil War photography (45 replies - 14553 views)

ole wrote: I can't think of any technical advantage devolving from the use of photographs. I do think however, if the printing industry had the ...   Fri Nov 14th, 2008 03:44 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Is that a one? It IS a one! (36 replies - 8964 views)

Izzy, Its not really as bad as it sounds. I regularly compare with my friend in CT., she pays just over ...   Tue Nov 11th, 2008 08:36 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Is that a one? It IS a one! (36 replies - 8964 views)

Recent reductions have just dropped the price here to the equivalent of just under $7 a gallon. It may soon be cheaper to ship my ...   Tue Nov 11th, 2008 07:53 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 61926 views)

Retreat from Gettysburg by Kent Masterson Brown ...   Tue Nov 11th, 2008 04:01 pm

Civil War Books > Wiley Sword's "Courage Under Fire" (25 replies - 11480 views)

From this and previous posts you obviously have a downer on Wiley Sword. Most authurs ( not all ) have some bias for and against ...   Sun Nov 9th, 2008 08:34 am

General Civil War Talk > How's the Civil War weather? (2 replies - 1660 views)

Pam,        According to the Acoustical Society of America the 3 most important causes of the abnormal situation ( acoustic shadow) are sound absorption, wind shear, ...   Sat Nov 8th, 2008 06:46 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Comfort Food (148 replies - 36883 views)

I have just finished eating a good Cornish Pasty ( sometimes called a Whores Purse because it is crimpted tight shut and its anybodys guess ...   Fri Nov 7th, 2008 06:20 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Comfort Food (148 replies - 36883 views)

izzy, Cottage pie is just like shepherds pie only made with lamb instead of beef. Mash in sausage and mash ...   Fri Nov 7th, 2008 07:37 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Comfort Food (148 replies - 36883 views)

You guys sometimes amaze me with your knowledge of the ACW but this thread is really teaching me things. I love the sound of halupkis, ...   Thu Nov 6th, 2008 08:17 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > good riddance (15 replies - 4327 views)

I'm not a great TV watcher but as Susan says there is good and bad in everything. It was on TV where I first saw ...   Fri Oct 31st, 2008 08:34 am

General Civil War Talk > best histories (17 replies - 3757 views)

I bought the Golden Book at a car boot sale some years ago, never opened it until I started reading this thread and must agree ...   Fri Oct 24th, 2008 07:57 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Favorite Civil War Subject to Talk About (39 replies - 10996 views)

All or any of it. It is all a learning experience to me. ...   Tue Oct 21st, 2008 03:37 pm

General Civil War Talk > Railroads and the Civil War (19 replies - 5375 views)

Pam A good reference point for all things related to CW Railways is George B Abdill's " Civil War Railroads. A ...   Mon Sep 29th, 2008 09:21 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Last game at the mega (34 replies - 7821 views)

Thanks guys. Rounders is still played over here by young schoolkids. I went to my first baseball game when I was in Florida earlier ...   Wed Sep 24th, 2008 05:18 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Last game at the mega (34 replies - 7821 views)

Something I have often read but have never known, what exactly did Abner Doubleday do to make him the Father of Baseball? ...   Wed Sep 24th, 2008 04:24 pm

General Civil War Talk > Gettysburg Visitor Center (12 replies - 2719 views)

As an infrequent visitor to Gettysburg,( 3 times in the last 8 years ) I have to say that although I understand your comments, especially ...   Thu Sep 18th, 2008 07:23 pm

Civil War Books > Biography on Simon Bolivar Buckner (3 replies - 2464 views)

There are a couple listed on Amazon. ...   Thu Sep 11th, 2008 06:39 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Official Records of the Rebellion (4 replies - 1833 views)

Working OK for me. ...   Mon Sep 8th, 2008 10:28 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Want to see my house? (4 replies - 1898 views)

Southern Son Thanks for that, I am hoping to be down that way early next summer. Nothing ...   Mon Sep 8th, 2008 02:03 pm

General Civil War Talk > Favorite strokes of brillance/sheer luck in the Civil War (21 replies - 6591 views)

As an example of brilliance how about Lt Col Joseph Bailey constructing the system of dams and chutes that allowed Admiral David Porter to get ...   Sun Sep 7th, 2008 02:06 pm

General Civil War Talk > Missed opportunities/Biggest blunders (39 replies - 11327 views)

Blundering Burnsides dithering and delaying opposite Fredericksburg, allowing Lee to bring up the AoNV and take up the defensive positions along Maryes Heights and then ...   Fri Sep 5th, 2008 05:44 pm

General Civil War Talk > Gettysburg Photos (4 replies - 1950 views)

Great stuff Mike. Well done. Easy to use, great to look at. ...   Wed Aug 20th, 2008 12:40 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > 39th anniversary (3 replies - 1896 views)

Ah, the summer of '69, I remember it well. Paid off a ship after 6 months tramping the seas and was in a hotel in ...   Sun Aug 17th, 2008 05:19 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Thanks for the memories Brett... (16 replies - 4754 views)

According to CNN ,out of retirement and traded to the Jets ...   Thu Aug 7th, 2008 05:52 am

The Battle of Shiloh > Battle of Shiloh Animation (10 replies - 9954 views)

Great stuff! Hours of fun going through these clever animations. Well Done. ...   Wed Aug 6th, 2008 02:29 pm

General Civil War Talk > Group for Facebook Users (10 replies - 2693 views)

Izzy, Thats just a dream, we only ever get to the States for a couple of weeks every 18 months or ...   Sat Aug 2nd, 2008 08:22 pm

General Civil War Talk > Group for Facebook Users (10 replies - 2693 views)

I'm not into the Facebook thing but have just added your website to my favourites. Have looked through some of your Battlefield portraits, impressive stuff. ...   Sat Aug 2nd, 2008 07:38 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > AS Johnston and the Battle of Shiloh (64 replies - 35656 views)

"A field commander has no place in leading a charge. I suspect he knew the risk he was taking, and the payoff would have been ...   Sat Aug 2nd, 2008 08:57 am

Idle Chit-Chat > What is your favorite amusement park ride???? (6 replies - 2144 views)

The Kraken at Florida Seaworld. Found out that you are never too old to enjoy these things, so many loops and turns I thought I'd ...   Mon Jul 28th, 2008 07:54 pm

General Civil War Talk > Which general are you for real? (22 replies - 6509 views)

US Grant. Do I get to run for President when this thread is over? ...   Mon Jul 28th, 2008 07:48 pm

General Civil War Talk > Heading to Gettysburg (18 replies - 4190 views)

I am just so jealous. I have managed to visit Gettysburg 3 times during our vacations in the States but haven't been there since 2005. ...   Sat Jul 26th, 2008 07:02 pm

Civil War Books > The "To Read" list (52 replies - 17962 views)

To those of you with unread copies of Wiley Swords "last Hurrah" I would advice you read it. I know Sword has many critics who ...   Thu Jul 24th, 2008 07:32 am


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