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Sarge101st Silver Member Brian S
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Grrr"
1980 MG MGB "Piddles"
Johnny me son:

I guess your neighbour in that photo doesn't seem bothered the end of his hugemobile is sticking out over the pavements; I guess Dixon doesn't read you off for that anymore? Grin!

Quiet "Veterans" day, though out running errands including getting my old print of Gibbs' "Thin Red Line" framed properly. I found it at a church jumble-sale in very tatty condition. Looks lovely now, and Donna will trot it out as a Christmas present, since I am notoriously difficult to "shop for". My poppy was the only one and raised little comment or question.

Lots of guys out in their "Thank me" hats (the ballcaps with the name of their ship or division insignia and such; popular here) so was able to move about quietly under the radar. My wife made up a card that was very lovely; all the thanks I need.

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
All sounds to be done with deserved dignity Brian.

Kind regards John


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Sarge101st Silver Member Brian S
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Grrr"
1980 MG MGB "Piddles"
Pleased to see the poppy collection, Johnny.

Today we went down to some if the antique places in Hagerstown, Maryland as a day out fir our anniversary. Very pleasant, though the arthritic bits became a bit annoyed by trip's end. A great time with my Darling Bride, some Christmas shopping done, a good book or two found...

Lovely day out.

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
Brian mate,

You said the C word, 20th December the earliest you should consider such things!!!!!

Don't say it's the wife's photo winking smiley


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Sarge101st Silver Member Brian S
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Grrr"
1980 MG MGB "Piddles"
One thing I found was this bit of workshop decor, a UK export reg plate from 1980.

Cheap enough, and a little different...


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Sarge101st Silver Member Brian S
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Grrr"
1980 MG MGB "Piddles"
I know what you mean about 20Dec or odd, but my wife is much more organised about it than me.

She loves the season, cranks out home-made cards, decorates up a storm, music in the house, the whole bit. I'm 100% supportive of how she handles it all, bless'r.

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
What an all round nice guy,
If I didn't know any better I would think you were after brownie points winking smiley .

DY as you may know is a Hastings (as in battle of) registration prefix. I could use your previous sentiment along with the description that the Northerners reserve for the South of England , in my usual attempt at a cheap joke.... but then again, it would be paid back in trumps.

I look forward to the Comfortable Mayhems, new additions.

All the best Johnny

P.S. I amend the above due a schoolboy error, as I should have used the second two letters YT, which is a London registration (phase 2 of the Battle of Hastings).



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Sarge101st Silver Member Brian S
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Grrr"
1980 MG MGB "Piddles"
There was a time when I could recite the year letters and get them right, and even remember some of the region codes, but sadly my brain has been full for several years now and it seems the contents at the surface of the bucket rather slop out and dribble away with the carrying. Grin!

jimbvd Platinum Member Jim Bravard
Hopkinsville, Ky., USA   USA
Sorry for the late reply. I could have told you a good bit of this information, but, I'm more forgetful than I like to admit, so I looked for this site that gives a lot of good info.

www.discus.org/heritage/spirits , then select History of Spirits in America, then The Book Of Bourbon.

See the following picture: this that I'm pointing to isn't gray hair. It's brain cells growing out of my head. The more that grows out, the less memory I have. ( ironic smile ) your forgetful Ji

In reply to # 3624558 by johnnyw637 Jim mate,

Anything and everything. Go off in as many tangents as you want.

Who am I to criticise people going off at tangents lol smiling smiley

And here's a celebration Mot pass breakfast, worth getting cold and wet on a gravel driveway, yesterday.

All the best Rambling Johnny Warner.

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
And there was me hoping to see a shot of Kentucky's finest liquid, instead I get a picture of Kentucky's finest brain drain smiling smiley lol .

All the best Johnny

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
Jim,
What I've read so far in your history of American spirit is fascinating.

What I am needing to know though and this goes back to a comment you made months ago (re Jack Daniels), is Bourbon only made in Kentucky is it like Champagne, Calvados and Madeira only alowed to be called such if made in a specific region? As the man responsible, for turning me into a man who owned no bourbons, into one now possessing eight, I need input from my mentor.

Having studied some of the coursework text you sent me, I now discover that the state my Aunty Anne moved to has it's own whisky. This beggars the question is Tennessee whisky good stuff and what would a good stsrting point to sample?

Now to post a bit of pub related stuff from today. As I didn't fancy laying on a cold damp shingle drive in an attempt to fix the water pump and replace the cam belt on my old Seat, I took it to a garage and decided to kill a few hours whilst it was done ( learnt my lesson there, killing a couple of hours in the city easy - haircut and lunch did much of that, but anymore than two hours like 2 hours and 30 seconds is dreadful, I started scouring the streets for an old lady that needed a light bulb changed or the hall papering!!!).

Stake day at Wetherspoons so not all bad and car related stuff behind the bar.

Brian don't show the last one to Hobbes it will make his eyes water.

All the best Johnny


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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
I mean this last one Brian


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Sarge101st Silver Member Brian S
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Grrr"
1980 MG MGB "Piddles"
He liked the steak photo much better than the other, I can certainly tell you!

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zedvictor1 Steve L
Albion, Washington, USA   USA
What tidy street scenes! What's going on? I expect to see empty crisp packets blowing in the wind.

jimbvd Platinum Member Jim Bravard
Hopkinsville, Ky., USA   USA
Bourbon was originally only produced in Kentucky, but other states have used the term and, since no objection was made by the state - as France and others did for their products - it slid by, as I understand it. I was flabbergasted myself when I learned this. We had several bourbons the weekend I took the distillery pictures. One was from Illinois and one from Missouri. They were decent, but young.

Yes to Tennessee having 'good stuff '. Jack Daniels in Lynchburg, George Dickel in Tullahoma, and Benjamin Prichard in Kelso, just to name the most well known. The process is slightly different, however. See this site for a brief description of the difference. They also mention Scotch. mentalfloss.com/article/what's-difference.

I liked seeing the Prescott Hill Climb tap. Here are a couple of shots with daughter Lydia the other night.


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