Life: Hero (Do Not Fwd)

Last night the dog slept upstairs on the bed with me in the air conditioning. This morning when I got up the dog went to the stairs and started barking. I couldn’t imagine what he was barking at, but he does bark at the dogs across the street. Maybe he heard them.

It took me several minutes to get him to go downstairs and he kept barking and barking. Finally, I went to pick him up so he could see more clearly that my grandson was sleeping on the sofa and that there was nothing to worry about.

Except that It wan’t my grandson on the sofa. It was a man I’ve never seen before.

I went back upstairs and woke up The Wife. I wanted a witness that I wasn’t crazy or sleepwalking. She said call 911. I did. I went back to the stairs. The man was gone.

The police showed up quickly, the police station being less than half a block away. They said they had had a report of a man disrobing last night and so they went to check the alley in back of the house. No sign. The police were walking away when the man reappeared in the house, saying he wasn’t violent, that he had had a concussion and that he was confused and didn’t know where he was or how he got here. He went out on the porch, talked with the police, they handcuffed him, and took him up the street.

As I told the officer, I don’t think this is the first time such a thing has ever happened on Hamilton Street. He smiled and agreed.

Living 18 inches away from my neighbors, I have never been worried about security here. My biggest worry is exactly what happened: Somebody confused or drunk or both, causing some alarm but no real harm. We always lock the front door, but I believe yesterday was a rare lapse.

P.S., Good dog, Rider!

== PT

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Humor: A Volkswagen Commercial..

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Pkeiv7hZy_Y?rel=0

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Media: Amateur Hour is Just Plain Stupid

Steve Jobs is spinning in his grave…

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‘Morning Joe’ Rips Into Trump Administration’s Typos: ‘Horror Show,’ ‘Embarrassing’

http://freebeacon.com/politics/morning-joe-rips-trump-administrations-typos-horror-show-embarrassing/

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Tech: Great early photos!

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/aa/03/c1/aa03c1f0d6a4b2bac631f7eb8226551b.jpgCamping out in 1918.

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This couple pose in an early version of American Gothic, with a groundhog killed on their Manchester farm. It’s dinner!

Note: Photo taken circa 1914, from a family photo album.

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Standing over one of her many trophy mule deer, subsistence-and-sport huntress “Gusty” Wallihan appears every inch the frontier matron with her dressy bonnet, prairie-pattern cartridge belt, floral-em broidered gauntlets, hunting knife, and Remington-Hepburn rifle. 1895

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At least this one won’t be quite as dangerous as the old single wheeled models.

Look in the trailer over the back wheel. They have their baby in there!

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This was the approved way to change the street lamps in 1910. Cool!

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A single Paddy Wagon. Never knew they had such a vehicle! This is way cool.

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Here is an early motorhome, built in 1926.

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This is a travel tent accessory built in 1910.

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These are vintage treadmills in the 1920’s.

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This is a 1920’s refrigerator.

Only the elite could afford such a thing, and most still had the old ice boxes.

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A hair dryer in the 1920 Salon. What a contraption!

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Chester E. Macduffee next to his newly patented, 250 kilo diving suit, 1911

Circus:

A postcard from the 1800’s advertising a knife throwing act with the traveling circus.

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A Strongwoman balances a piano and the pianist on her chest. 1920

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London, in the 1920’s, this was a telephone engineer. What a job!

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A Gibson Girl in her corset in the early 1900’s. Those poor women.

This was one fad That really hurt a lot of women for life.

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Media: Despamulation

Verizon recently got out of the email business. I switched my accounts around as they directed, I hope, not sure, will wait-and-see.

But the good news is definitely this: I used to get 20 or 30 emails in my spam catcher every morning. Now it’s empty. Probably all it took was changing my email address, but I was hesitant to do that for fear that I would forget to tell somebody about my new email address.

Like I said, will wait and see.

== PT

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Life: The Irony of Risk

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American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden dies from injuries suffered in bicycle crash

http://www.espn.com/racing/story/_/id/19437147/american-motorcycle-racer-nicky-hayden-dies-injuries-suffered-bicycle-crash

 

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== PT

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Cars: Doylestown at Dusk

I’ll bet this photo was taken by the drone I saw hovering over the streets last year.

https://doylestownatdusk.com/

MOR

== PT

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