Hurricane fun

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  1. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Due to health issues i cannot be without poeer, so my wife and i fled our home at the coast and are living as refugees with friends. Fortunately that is in Columbus GA, so we spent half a day at the National Infantry Museum. Awesome stop and well worth a trip.

    Meanwhile a tree missed our house but has blocked my truck in the driveway. Dissapointed because i wanted a new truck. Still blowing and raining though so there may be more to come.

    What interesting thing did you do on your hurricane vacationñ
     
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    What is this "poeer" that you speak of?
     
  3. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 5-Year Member

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    Power, I think.
     
  4. DrMom

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    The hurricane will skip DC....and I never do anything fun--except watch Army beat Navy--and everyone else. Just saying.
    However, I went to a long meeting yesterday in my favorite Building. This picture may make your feel better.
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    Ah. I thought it may have been "beer". ;)
     
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    cb7893 5-Year Member

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    Is that Jim Webb? I know it doesn't compute that a USMA partisan would show a pic of a Marine and former Sec Nav.
     
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    @cb7893 In my last job--it was near my office...However, all of the other portraits are of the man. Maybe a globe or ship in the background. Senator Webb has his books, his midshipman shoulder boards, pictures of himself and his friends...the Vietnam statue. There is a lot going on there...and the size of the thing. It is my favorite--in that corridor. (Take me downstairs to the Marshall corridor anyday)...However, I though Kinnem would like the picture of the portrait...give his Marine Corps affiliation.
     
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    cb7893 5-Year Member

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    @kinnem loes that stuff. I usually send him articles about and pictures of Marines...well, being Marines.

    My favorite was a picture of 5'6'' Black female DI screaming at a a 6'3" teenager who looked like he just left his Dad's cattle ranch in the Oklahoma Panhandle.

    Senator Webb was always one of my favorites. Congress could use a few more of him and fewer Duncan Hunter Jrs.
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    I do love it. And it was supposed to be power. My fingers are too big for my phone. Life as a hurricane refugee.
     
  10. THParent

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    Beer would have been better.

    "Due to health issues I cannot be without beer, so my wife and I fled our home..."
     
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    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    That reminded me of something my son said the other day.

    Son was at the PX getting gas at Ft. Bragg just before the storm was to make landfall, big mistake he said, took him 45 minutes to get out of the parking lot. While sitting there he said he watched people coming out with carts full of food, then he saw one guy come by with what looked like at least 8 cases of beer. Now that's preparation.
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Nah... I can lay in plenty of beer... No need to flee. In fact with alk the flooding back home it would be... Hold my beer, we're going to Bojangles!
     
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    cb7893 5-Year Member

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    Ah! Bo-freaking-jangles!

    Ham and biscuits.

    The greatest part of returning to the South.
     
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    I have not partaken in these ham and biscuits of which you speak. They sound wonderful.
     
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    Or...just...ham biscuits, as I grew up calling them. Beaten buttermilk biscuits, tender and steamy, with a light crunch to the browned exterior, buttered, with country ham or regular ham tucked inside.
    Or cheese biscuits, warm, with a blob of raspberry-hot pepper jam inside. And butter. Maybe bacon.

    Breakfast, lunch, dinner, beach picnic, church suppers. Throw in some bbq pork, mac n cheese, slaw, pickled whatever, lemon chess pie or fresh peach ice cream.

    Ok, clearly, I need to get out of this thread and go eat some kale.


    But for all readers impacted by Florence, you have my sympathies and prayers for quick fixes and a speedy return to normal. I grew up with hurricanes as part of my young life, and I know the disruption and tension.
     
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    I have to warn you. if you are not familiar with the aroma of country ham you might be in for a shock. When I took my Polish DW and two Nebraska raised kids into one in NC for the first time, they refused to stay because of the smell. All I could think of was sitting in my mother's shopping cart at the A&P or Piggly Wiggly meat counter, looking at and smelling the country hams all lined up like soldiers on ceiling hooks. The smell still makes me weak in the knees.

    Someone needs to bottle country ham essential oils for aroma therapy.

    Capt, you are officially legitimate.

    You and I would have much to lament at a Midwestern Lutheran Church basement potluck.

    All you are leaving out are the grits. I recommend Carolina Plantation. They are only available by mail order so we import them to Nebraska.
     
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    Ya'll are torturing me...I'm here in Arizona...and we have...none of that.

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
    (lost in the West Southerner)
     
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    My mom’s (Miss Rose) signature dish - shrimp and grits. She was a transplanted New Yorker who became fluent in classic Southern cooking. We would also drive 90 miles to the nearest larger city that had both an Italian deli and a Jewish deli, with a large cooler, so we could stock up on decent cheese, deli meats and other goodies. The Piggly Wiggly and the A&P were not very sophisticated in those days. Oscar Mayer baloney, something called olive loaf and very bland cheese were about the limit. No Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods...

    OMG. It’s still there, Gottlieb‘s in Savannah. The name popped into my head as I wrote this. Opened in 1884. That is NOT when I went there with my mom as a kid.
    https://gottliebsbakery.com/gottliebs-bakery-history/
     
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  19. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 5-Year Member

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    Thank goodness we are in Off Topic, because I went off the Biscuit Cliff trailing the thread behind me, along with a few other Biscuit Heads.

    Can we talk corn bread now? No sugar, cast iron skillet preferably a family passdown, greased with bacon fat.
     
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    I usually make my cornbread on top of my chili (like dumplings), in a Dutch Oven.
    That's probably heresy.
     
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