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    This is pretty awesome: In case you're wondering, the second one is on his other wrist.
  3. Fines hell, we need to see more of this kind of stuff, that's what the old-timers did!
  4. I was a little concerned about the chickens foraging through there and getting some of the seed. Of course in 5# of seed even if they do, it shouldn't be a big deal. But watching them, I think they passed over most of them while in there this morning. I believe tamping the seeds down into the soil has something to do with that. Unlike some seeds, wildflower seeds need to remain uncovered to get the sunlight. But they also need to be tamped in a little for good seed to soil contact.
  5. This turned out to be a false statement.
  6. by Carol Houssock CHEMUNG - Chemung Speedrome Presented by Jim Bronson and Ferrario Auto Team of Sayre was finally able to open the gates for the season opener. This, after two rainouts, made the third try the charm. And, for the third year in a row, it was TJ Potrzebowski who parked his bright #72 in victory lane. It was still a bit of a gamble to go for it, with evening showers possible. But the gamble was on, and the track won. Other winners on Firehouse Subs night included Mike Nichols (Blauvelt Funeral Home Super Stocks), Brandon Ameigh (Marion Decker Agency Hobby Stocks), Nick Robinson (Gene’s Automotive 4 Cylinders), and Leevi Sharpsteen (JRC Cleaning Bandoleros). Luck of the draw put Evan Rygielski and TJ Potrzebowski on the front row for their 35-lap main event and the outside provided momentum for TJ to take over the top spot. He never surrendered from that point and stayed in the lead after five restarts. The first three cautions came in the first three laps, forcing Tony Hanbury, Charlie Sharpsteen and Chase Sinsabaugh to restart at the rear. Newcomer Dakota Anderson was responsible for the last two cautions, but in none of those were cars unable to return and compete. Early on Rygielski was right there with Potrzebowski and Lee Sharpsteen. For Lee, the defending track champion, the night went sour during the last caution. Fluid leaking from his car forced a pit stop. The crew tried to correct the problem, but he pulled off a lap after the race restarted. The final 25 laps went caution-free, with great moves by heat winners Nick Morich and Hanbury had them up to second and third and in a battle of their own. For Potrzebowski, he built up a nice lead until Hanbury got around Morich and started to close the gap. He got it down to a car length, but Potrzebowski stayed out front and took the win. Potrzebowski “The car got a little loose, especially in turn four, but Tony ran me clean. Racing clean like that is a lot of fun,” TJ said after his third opening night win in as many years. Hanbury, Morich, Rygielski and C. Sharpsteen made up the top five. Great repair work took former track champion Mike Nichols from a broken transmission to a car he described as a rocket ship. The Blauvelt Funeral Home Super Stock feature was tough one to watch, as the caution-plagued event slowed the action. The upside, however, was watching drivers restart and work their way back into contention. The 25-lap feature began with heat winners Jason Duke, Sr. and Tim Gullo making up row one. Gullo got the better of Duke, who got tapped by Nick Robinson, with both forced to the rear after that first caution. On the restart Frank Chapman, Jr. was responsible for a melee as they came off turn two, involving leader Gullo, Chapman III, Duke, and Abe Romanik. That gave the top spot to Cameron Nichols, with his father, Mike, alongside for the restart. From lap six on, this one was all Mike Nichols while Robinson and Gullo worked back toward the front. Gullo brought out the fourth caution with a flat, sending him to the rear once again. It was still far from over, with the final caution flag thrown when Sharpsteen got into C. Nichols on the restart. Gullo had already passed Robinson for second. Over the remaining laps Mike Nichols held on and got the win over Gullo, Robinson, Chapman, Jr., and Chapman III. Nichols The track’s newest and fastest growing division, the Marion Decker Agency Hobby Stocks, lived up to the hype in every way. Anthony Gullo, Gene Purvis and Kalysta DeMark won the three heats, while Brandon Ameigh and Dave Yehl lucked out and started from row one. The race took three tries to get going, after a solo and then a multi-car tangle, but once it did get going, they ran all 20 laps under green. Ameigh led the way, but he was challenged throughout by the father/son duo of Cullen and Gil Sharpsteen. Cullen did some great driving, staying with the leader while holding off his father. DeMark worked the traffic beautifully and moved up from her P10 starting spot, while Gullo took over fifth. At the finish, Brandon “Bam Bam” had his career-first win in the division after some wise strategy. “I deliberately didn’t go out for practice tonight,” he said while clutching the checkered flag. Cullen finished ahead of Gil, with Kalysta DeMark in fourth and Gullo in fifth. Gene’s Automotive came on board to sponsor the track’s 4 Cylinder division. Defending track champion Joey Bevacqua earned the first win, in his heat, under that sponsorship with Greg Moldt winning heat two. Nick Robinson started from pole position, a spot he lost to Moldt for three laps near the end of the 20-lap feature. He and Moldt, who put on a great show in their heat, ran one-two the entire distance in this one, while Jason Peck was third until he lost the spot to the charging duo of Kyle Mortimer and Bevacqua. At the finish, Robinson had the win over Moldt, Mortimer, Bevacqua, and Peck. Since he’s running the Super Stocks full-time, Robinson is limited to five races and will earn no points. But it’s a division he loves. “It’s a blast racing with Greg Moldt. I missed a gear and gave up the lead but got it back,” he said. Robison also dedicated the race to Jeff Noe, who just rang the bell to complete treatments for cancer. The track’s beginner Bandolero often brings back the next generation in racing families. Under the new sponsorship of JRC Cleaning, “next gens” included Max Morich and Leevi “Hammer” Sharpsteen. They, plus newcomer Kamden Wheeler ran heat, won by Sharpsteen. Veteran driver Dallas Harbst joined them for their 10-lap feature, arriving in his baseball uniform after a game. While race procedures will be carefully reviewed at this week’s driver’s meeting, fans did get to watch an event that is fun for kids. Sharpsteen took off and gapped Wheeler at the green. When he spun twice in turn four, she had the top spot for both restarts. Her time in front was short, as Sharpsteen again took over and scored the win over Harbst, Wheeler, and Morich. This Friday, Sam’s Bar & Grill presents the five-division regular program of Modifieds, Super Stocks, Hobby Stocks, 4 Cylinders and Bandoleros. Pits open at 4:30, grandstand at 5, practice starts at 6 and the first green flag flies at 7. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $5 for kids ages 5 to 12, and free for kids ages 5 and under. For information, log on to the track’s website: chemung-speedrome.com, ‘like’ us on Facebook: Chemung Speedrome – Racing at the Drome, or call Ray Hodge, Promoter, at 607-483-3468.
  7. Great article and a really interesting site ! I saved it to check out on a regular basis .
  8. https://www.beautyofplanet.com/meteorite-that-recently-fell-in-somalia-turns-out-to-contain-two-minerals-never-before-seen-on-earth/?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTEAAR1auBVdpmYydigHPB_vxirDhCsyQGzce-4VHfK6VpPRWjG61LbmyLsEGYk_aem_AfsmojP4-URTU0jv9xb2jU7N_S99B9SUCYM1-HNRStlPd9Faw6aU-gkZ9M5R1T6VMASbvPMOvQzUotKMr9etLhSJ I am not sure there is a "Who is out there?" but I am sure WHAT is out there will be a never ending list of cool things!
  9. It was a favorite of my Dad and being 1 of 13 kids I can understand why.
  10. I LOVE this ( as you well know ) except over the years my stomach decided it doesn’t so much. Still every once in a while I chance it.
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  12. I like dill pickle and mayonnaise sandwiches, macaroni and milk with salt, pepper and butter, kimchi on my burgers, beets(pickled or plain), hot dog with butter on the bun.
  13. You should have been to the Tavern last night. 🤣🤣🤣
  14. I kinda like the smell of a skunk spray from a distance. Not up close though, that’s a whole other funk.
  15. I do like salt on my watermelon, and my apples too. You ruined it for me with the last sentence. lol
  16. I’ve had Tourette’s since age 10-11, starting within a year after my family moved from farms in upstate New York to city life in Clifton, New Jersey… the city where I was born and my dad grew up. It was an extremely emotional, disruptive time in my life to leave behind my close friends and the country life I loved and preferred. I’ve shared my story before, but it bears repeating because I am not alone and I wish to encourage others. And actually, I have been contacted privately by a few with Tourette's, sharing their story. Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month is from May 15 to June 15, with the annual Tourette Syndrome Awareness Day on June 7, 2023. Tourette Syndrome was named for a French neurologist, Dr. Georges Gilles de la Tourette. He was the first to describe children and adults with specific tic movements in 1884, publishing his study about this syndrome in 1885. I’d always believed it was the stress from moving to city life which precipitated my tics. I now understand there is often a genetic component, though I have no idea who may have had it in any older generation. Most of my life I’ve been embarrassed and ashamed to admit I had Tourette’s. Nor did my parents know what to do about it. I was initially mocked, and quickly learned to hide or camouflage the tics with movements that wouldn’t be as readily obvious. I am constantly “on alert”. Though I can generally successfully “hide” the tics (or so I think), they have to have an out and are worse when I’m away from the public eye or under stress. I’ve called the tics “my habit”, but never had a diagnosis until reading a letter in a Dear Abby column in my early 20s. Self-diagnosing from the apt description in that letter and response by the columnist, I felt such a relief to know my affliction had a name! Still, I only shared this information with my husband and closest family. Though embarrassed and ashamed to see myself with tic movements in a family video, I have not let Tourette’s control my life or employment. I was also afraid of passing it on to my children, but I wanted and was blessed with a family. I’m aware of the tics, and am able to control them… but only somewhat. And I’m also thankful they are considered “simple” tics. Just as I’ve been ashamed of my movements, so my late husband was ashamed of being legally blind growing up. (He read and approved this when I initially wrote it.) He couldn’t see the school blackboard with his limited vision, even sitting in the front row, and would not ask for the help he needed. Kids don’t want to be different from their peers. When they have a noticeable difference, they are too often teased or mocked like my husband was, and become ashamed of who they are… sometimes with devastating effects, like suicide. It’s up to us as adults, and even children, to be aware of the issues that others around us are dealing with. If we provide support, acceptance, and encouragement, we will see ourselves for who we truly are - uniquely created in the image of God, and very loved. While subbing one day, I was surprised by a young student who kindly asked, “Do you have Tourette’s?” Seeing no point in denying the obvious to those sweet innocent eyes, I replied, “Yes, I do. But how do you know about Tourette’s?” She’d watched a show. As kids do, they talked amongst themselves and others began asking me questions. This led to their teacher setting aside time so I could share what I knew about living with Tourette’s. I answered their many questions as several added they knew someone with Tourette’s, too! It was an informative session, endearing these students to me for their kindness and understanding. They simply accepted me for who I am, just as I accept each of them. Tourette Syndrome is one type of tic disorder, meeting certain medical criteria of involuntary, repetitive movements and vocalizations, lasting for specific lengths of time. My “simple” tics include, but are not limited to, sudden brief, repetitive movements of certain muscle groups like hard eye blinking or scrunching (the first symptom for most, including myself), facial, mouth, and head movements, shoulder shrugging, arm, hand and finger movements, head and shoulder jerking, leg and foot movements, throat clearing, repeating words or phrases verbally (or in my mind), and more. I have an arthritic bony prominence of my collarbone from decades-long shoulder shrugs, and thoracic spine pain/arthritis from prior movements. Tics wax and wane, change muscle groups at whim, and become worse under stress. Though the tics have never gone away, they often subside, albeit briefly, when I’m fully absorbed in hobbies like singing, sleeping or painting. Totally absorbed while playing intently with my toddler son years ago, my step-mother commented that my tics had totally stopped during that brief window of time. That was the first time I realized there really were times when “my habit” stopped! Tourette Syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder with typical onset in childhood or adolescence. Chemical imbalances in the brain, environmental factors, or genetics are considered causative factors. There is no cure, but there are some treatment options. About 35 years ago, I was officially diagnosed by a neurologist and prescribed medication. Unfortunately, taking just half a pill of the smallest dose, the dopey side effect for me was much worse than dealing with the tics, so I declined further medication. I do not have “complex” tics which include distinct patterns with multiple muscles and movements, hopping and twirling, head banging, and more. Vocal tics can include sniffing, throat clearing, shouting, saying words or phrases, and repeating what was heard. Though swearing and unacceptable language are found in a small percentage of Tourette cases, the media often describes coprolalia as a more common symptom. My heart goes out to those with this more severe and disruptive range of tics, some of whom may qualify for disability benefits. Many with Tourette’s also have other diagnoses including obsessive-compulsive disorder, hyperactivity (possibly me), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and learning disabilities. Guidepost magazine once featured contemporary Christian music singer, Jamie Grace, sharing her diagnosis of Tourette’s. Reading the article about her, I burst into tears just to know that someone else has it but has not let it stop her from living a full life either. I always felt so alone, never knowing anyone else with Tourette’s until I opened up about it a few years ago here on Facebook. Looking at this from God’s perspective, I find it comforting to know He sees me for who I am, Tourette’s and all. He has a greater purpose for our lives as we bring honor and glory to Him in all that we do, even with our limitations. Often, as we go through the trials of life, that’s when we learn how to trust and rely on the Lord the best. In overcoming our own problems, God uses us and our difficult circumstances to reach others who may be dealing with similar issues, bringing love and comfort to them in a way that is as unique as we are each gifted individually. Sharing my brief story on the Tourette Association’s website to encourage others, you can check it out here, and read about the road others have traveled and learn more information at the Tourette Syndrome website tourette.org.
  17. That’s great news! I did some looking and it’s the same company that provides the rides for the Spencer Picnic. Their website says they have 16 rides, and it looks like a good variety of stuff for all ages.
  18. Thanks Chris! Seldom do I pick up a fiction novel... just not wired that way I guess!
  19. I don’t think I’d want to know what my books and ebooks would say about me.
  20. And again more Laws to keep us safer ! How about just enforcing the existing Laws on those possessing illegal weapons . If one is found in possession of a switched Glock , raise the charges against that person to reflect that and throw their ass in prison … oh wait , forgot this is New York where only innocents get to go to jail , think Daniel Penny ! Now I can guarandamntee ( no not a real word i know , but i like it ) that this will not end with Glock as the article states “ any striker fired “ handgun . The ONLY Law that will make us Safer is the Law that is Enforced, oh crap … still talking about New York 🤦‍♂️!
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  22. My library's shelves are filled with many genres, including but not limited to ... several of my Dad's old Zane Grey books that I devoured in my teens along with other antique Westerns and books of the westward pioneer trains, an original 1930s book of The Donner Party from my teens, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich purchased as a teen, several other old books of my Dad's from his youth like one on Daniel Boone, cookbooks I can no longer use (some were given to family), excellent historical documentary books of our nation's great leaders from America's founding, Christian biblical study books on biblical themes including my church catechism books from my teens, several Bibles and others on the salvation of Johnny Cash, Steve McQueen, Alice Cooper, etc. by Greg Laurie, books by my favorite Dutch evangelist Corrie ten Boom who survived WWII prison camps, documented books purchased on my ancestral groups with my families listed, county historical documentaries purchased during my research years, James Herriot's books, Several Chicken Soup for the Soul books, backyard birding and gardening books, dictionaries and Roget's Thesaurus, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record booklets and CDs with my published articles and my own 600+ page 3-ring binder of all my mom's ancestral lines per my research... and many others... and so much more... and that doesn't include the typical documentary/historical books from the library read over many years!
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