Barron "Towers"

Just a few pix once in a while.
I’m pictured with the winners of today’s golf matches. Even after parring all the long, difficult holes, I only won one skin! Probably more than I deserved with all my topped shots on this hot, hot day.

I’m pictured with the winners of today’s golf matches. Even after parring all the long, difficult holes, I only won one skin! Probably more than I deserved with all my topped shots on this hot, hot day.

I had one of these! Really neat AM broadcasting system. It’s what got me started in ham radio
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REMCO: 1962 Caravelle Transmitter / Receiver (Ham Radio)

I had one of these! Really neat AM broadcasting system. It’s what got me started in ham radio

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REMCO: 1962 Caravelle Transmitter / Receiver (Ham Radio)

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Crazy. The FDA has started to greatly expand what is considered a controlled substance. So I had to meet with the doctor yesterday to get the pain med for my knee renewed and reviewed. 

The upshot? I’m now on much more powerful stuff.

I’m not sure that is a good result…..

Crazy. The FDA has started to greatly expand what is considered a controlled substance. So I had to meet with the doctor yesterday to get the pain med for my knee renewed and reviewed.

The upshot? I’m now on much more powerful stuff.

I’m not sure that is a good result…..

Windows update again crashed the APRS pc at the club. I keep turning off the updates .. and somebody keeps turning them on. Why I don’t know since the software we use was last produced in 2004 and the developer is dead and took his code with him !
Dumb, dumb. Why update and crash the pc?

Windows update again crashed the APRS pc at the club. I keep turning off the updates .. and somebody keeps turning them on. Why I don’t know since the software we use was last produced in 2004 and the developer is dead and took his code with him !
Dumb, dumb. Why update and crash the pc?

Unbelievable.

After all the turmoil related to getting my friends air-conditioner replaced and then fixed, the County inspector comes by today , says “Yup”, and slaps his signature on the approval certificate! 

No testing, no inspecting, nothing.

When the County inspected my homes AC , they rejected it twice; requiring the installer to also come back twice.

I have no luck…..

Unbelievable.

After all the turmoil related to getting my friends air-conditioner replaced and then fixed, the County inspector comes by today , says “Yup”, and slaps his signature on the approval certificate!

No testing, no inspecting, nothing.

When the County inspected my homes AC , they rejected it twice; requiring the installer to also come back twice.

I have no luck…..

Primary Election Day here at Happy Valley. County Commissioners, judges, school board … and primary nods to the main Republican and Democratic candidates. Yeah.. I voted for Dipa Shah .. I thought originally that her campaign literature said “dip shit” when I pulled it from the mail box  :)

Primary Election Day here at Happy Valley. County Commissioners, judges, school board … and primary nods to the main Republican and Democratic candidates. Yeah.. I voted for Dipa Shah .. I thought originally that her campaign literature said “dip shit” when I pulled it from the mail box :)

My great great grandfather’s death certificate. According to other records.. including his tombstone.. he was actually 6 years older than the document .. and apparently an impressive man, at least in the now-ghost coal town of Barklay PA. Here’s a tale about Mr. Roche (pronounced roke) from the towns history book:

ALMOST A LYNCHING
       Once a lynching almost took place on Barklay
       Mountain.  A.B.  and William Burchill of the
       Burchill Brothers Monument Works in Towanda,
       remember the incident well.  They believe it was in
       1874 and the man’s name was John Jenkins.
       Jenkins was believed to have commited a brutal
       assault upon a little girl and the mountain
       residents were so aroused by the crime that they
       demanded his life without waiting for the formality
       of a trial.  The mob had Jenkins and was rushing
       him off to be hanged, when Redmond Roche, father of
       Mrs William Ronan of Towanda and Mrs Hugh Hogan of
       South Bend Ind, formerly of this place, a man of
       strong personality and charactor, appeared on the
       scene.
       “In the name of God, stop!”, Mr Roche shouted.
       “let the law take its course.” According to the
       Buerchills, the crowd was almost immediately
       subdued and Jenkins was bought to Towanda were(sic)
       he was tried and acquited.
       Later Jenkins was accused again of an attack upon a
       girl and that time he was shot dead without further
       ado.

My great great grandfather’s death certificate. According to other records.. including his tombstone.. he was actually 6 years older than the document .. and apparently an impressive man, at least in the now-ghost coal town of Barklay PA. Here’s a tale about Mr. Roche (pronounced roke) from the towns history book:

ALMOST A LYNCHING

Once a lynching almost took place on Barklay
Mountain. A.B. and William Burchill of the
Burchill Brothers Monument Works in Towanda,
remember the incident well. They believe it was in
1874 and the man’s name was John Jenkins.

Jenkins was believed to have commited a brutal
assault upon a little girl and the mountain
residents were so aroused by the crime that they
demanded his life without waiting for the formality
of a trial. The mob had Jenkins and was rushing
him off to be hanged, when Redmond Roche, father of
Mrs William Ronan of Towanda and Mrs Hugh Hogan of
South Bend Ind, formerly of this place, a man of
strong personality and charactor, appeared on the
scene.

“In the name of God, stop!”, Mr Roche shouted.
“let the law take its course.” According to the
Buerchills, the crowd was almost immediately
subdued and Jenkins was bought to Towanda were(sic)
he was tried and acquited.

Later Jenkins was accused again of an attack upon a
girl and that time he was shot dead without further
ado.

Maybe a great APRS solution. I picked up a MFJ 8621 TNC radio and matching 1270C TNC on eBay for just $65… stuff that costs almost $400 for the newer models . Even though the rig was about 30 years old and the prior owner thought it was “deaf” it works great at 1200 baud and both units operate off cool wall wart power supplies vs my hot and bulky Astrons. So far.. pretty neat.

Maybe a great APRS solution. I picked up a MFJ 8621 TNC radio and matching 1270C TNC on eBay for just $65… stuff that costs almost $400 for the newer models . Even though the rig was about 30 years old and the prior owner thought it was “deaf” it works great at 1200 baud and both units operate off cool wall wart power supplies vs my hot and bulky Astrons. So far.. pretty neat.

The Democrats are really reaching on this one:
See the video link

For a politician facing two felony counts, Texas Governor Rick Perry certainly looked cheerful in his mug shot. On Tuesday, August 19, he appeared at an Austin courthouse to answer charges of abuse of power and coercion. After being booked and fingerprinted, he headed to a local burger joint for an ice cream cone and tweeted a photo.

The Democrats are really reaching on this one:

See the video link

For a politician facing two felony counts, Texas Governor Rick Perry certainly looked cheerful in his mug shot. On Tuesday, August 19, he appeared at an Austin courthouse to answer charges of abuse of power and coercion. After being booked and fingerprinted, he headed to a local burger joint for an ice cream cone and tweeted a photo.

(Source: tumblr.com)

My great grandfather’s death certificate showed up in the latest ancestry.com update. It did yield the date of birth which I did not know… and the alarming cause of death… Heat attack.
Every male in the family … back 4 generations, have now Ben confirmed to have died 1) before age 69 and 2) of heart failure.

Ugh… I’m 65 and on borrowed time apparently. Sigh.

My great grandfather’s death certificate showed up in the latest ancestry.com update. It did yield the date of birth which I did not know… and the alarming cause of death… Heat attack.
Every male in the family … back 4 generations, have now Ben confirmed to have died 1) before age 69 and 2) of heart failure.

Ugh… I’m 65 and on borrowed time apparently. Sigh.