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Old July 4th, 2011, 01:39 PM   #11
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Old July 4th, 2011, 03:01 PM   #12
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Happy Birthday to America, which is 235 years old - that's almost as old as How.
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Old July 4th, 2011, 07:45 PM   #13
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Happy 235th Fourth, America and my fellow citizens.

And thanks for the kind wishes from our British cousins.
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Old July 4th, 2011, 08:03 PM   #14
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I'll add another great big thank you to all you folks around the world for the well wishes.

And I'm truly happy and thankful that 235 years later, we think of you guys in the UK not as former enemies, but as family.
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Old July 5th, 2011, 09:59 AM   #15
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I'll add another great big thank you to all you folks around the world for the well wishes.

And I'm truly happy and thankful that 235 years later, we think of you guys in the UK not as former enemies, but as family.
Hi Franco

During the War of 1812 a number of the British officers wrote about the pain of having to fight the Americans when some of them had relatives in the very towns they were trying to attack. So it is good that we have put such emnity behind us and can like each other and think of each other as family, cousins if you will.

All the best

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Old July 5th, 2011, 10:43 AM   #16
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Hi Chris

Yes, we are cousins - and in How, I have an eccentric uncle.
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Old July 8th, 2011, 06:05 PM   #17
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As usual, I tried to make my Holiday weekend as low keyed as possible and stay away from crowds. I fished during the night hours while everyone else was passed out and off of the roads and waters. Caught 40 stripers; the biggest 4 weighing about 36 pounds.

On the 4th, knowing that it was going to take the better part of 10 hours to barbeque the slab of hog I was cookin', I decided to sit back and watch, again, every episode of John Adams at one time. I'm usually critical about what Tinseltown puts out as 'historical' offerings, but this series was one of the best. Director Tom Hanks - who had done very well with Band of Brothers - put together a superb cast and script, based on David McCullough's fantastic book.

I usually prefer the book over the movie in most instances, but this series did everything right. It was not difficult watching something that runs almost 8 hours, because you get totally immersed in it.

And... when it was over, I had some fine slow-cooked barbeque to enjoy.

Don't get no better that that.
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Old July 8th, 2011, 07:25 PM   #18
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Wow, Cris Malone's festiveweekend sounds real nice.
On another matter, not unrelated, I bet that stripers (vs. strippers) are a strip-coloured saltwater fish. Kinda like bass?
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Old July 8th, 2011, 10:19 PM   #19
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That's right, Maria.

They are a saltwater fish that spawns in freshwater rivers. They were stocked in the Tennessee River system during the 1960s and 70s and have done quite well. Since they thrive in running water the best place to catch them is below the dams. I'm headed out tonight to try my luck at Pickwick Dam, which is just south of the Shiloh National Military Park.

Beats sittin' out in the hot sun and those things do put up a fight. Tonight will be all catch and release so as to not hurt the population.

I don't worry about strippers much anymore..LOL. My old man used to say that there ain't but two things that smell like fish... and one of 'em's fish.

That area of Tennessee did have a rough reputation at one time with all of the state line beer joints and honky tonks. Its the area that Buford Pusser of 'Walking Tall' fame came from and was sheriff there.
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Old July 8th, 2011, 10:28 PM   #20
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Got it, saltwater AND freshwater. (Although I have to confess that for a minute I thought you went to Vegas for the 4th!)
I hope to go to the lake myself a couple times next week. Weekend's a bit busy with work... :-(
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