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  1. #21
    George Shirley Guest

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    On 8/17/2010 9:19 AM, Ophelia wrote:
    >
    >
    > "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected]..
    >
    >> I sold some of my wife's stuff she had forgotten she had, she will
    >> never miss it. <G> And, if you believe that, I've got a nearby bridge
    >> that I will sell cheap, great big bridge too, four lanes, has 1848
    >> percussion pistol silhouettes along the top rail. Going to be torn
    >> down in ten more years anyway, don't miss this chance to own it. Hey
    >> ya, hey ya.

    >
    > Dang you sure have fancy bridges....
    >
    > <goes off to count her pennies>
    >


    Just this one Ophelia, Jean Lafitte used to hang around this area back
    in the day and the City of Lake Charles has an annual Contraband Days
    celebration (read into this that its purpose is to pull in tourists and
    locals to spend lots of money, thus increasing the size of the city's
    coffers). The bridge railing decoration is actually metal silhouettes of
    crossed flint lock pistols of the turn of the 18th century type. Pretty
    neat stuff but most motorists don't really notice them going by at
    seventy mph.

    Somewhere in some small town in Louisiana there is a festival going on
    every weekend of the year. I particularly like the Rabbit Festival in
    Welsh, LA and the Frog Festival down the road and, I'm sure, there is a
    swine, cow, horse, or some other critter festival somewhere this coming
    weekend. We don't attend any of them due to an aversion to a)drunks,
    b)fried foods that aren't truly meant to be fried, c) loud noises,
    d)large crowds.

  2. #22
    Ophelia Guest

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    "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On 8/17/2010 9:19 AM, Ophelia wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news[email protected]..
    >>
    >>> I sold some of my wife's stuff she had forgotten she had, she will
    >>> never miss it. <G> And, if you believe that, I've got a nearby bridge
    >>> that I will sell cheap, great big bridge too, four lanes, has 1848
    >>> percussion pistol silhouettes along the top rail. Going to be torn
    >>> down in ten more years anyway, don't miss this chance to own it. Hey
    >>> ya, hey ya.

    >>
    >> Dang you sure have fancy bridges....
    >>
    >> <goes off to count her pennies>
    >>

    >
    > Just this one Ophelia, Jean Lafitte used to hang around this area back in
    > the day and the City of Lake Charles has an annual Contraband Days
    > celebration (read into this that its purpose is to pull in tourists and
    > locals to spend lots of money, thus increasing the size of the city's
    > coffers). The bridge railing decoration is actually metal silhouettes of
    > crossed flint lock pistols of the turn of the 18th century type. Pretty
    > neat stuff but most motorists don't really notice them going by at seventy
    > mph.


    Do you have a photo of it? Sounds beautiful!

    > Somewhere in some small town in Louisiana there is a festival going on
    > every weekend of the year. I particularly like the Rabbit Festival in
    > Welsh, LA and the Frog Festival down the road and, I'm sure, there is a
    > swine, cow, horse, or some other critter festival somewhere this coming
    > weekend. We don't attend any of them due to an aversion to a)drunks,
    > b)fried foods that aren't truly meant to be fried, c) loud noises, d)large
    > crowds.


    Well, I guess I am with you on this stuff

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  3. #23
    George Shirley Guest

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    On 8/17/2010 12:19 PM, Ophelia wrote:
    >
    >
    > "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected] ...
    >> On 8/17/2010 9:19 AM, Ophelia wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news[email protected]..
    >>>
    >>>> I sold some of my wife's stuff she had forgotten she had, she will
    >>>> never miss it. <G> And, if you believe that, I've got a nearby bridge
    >>>> that I will sell cheap, great big bridge too, four lanes, has 1848
    >>>> percussion pistol silhouettes along the top rail. Going to be torn
    >>>> down in ten more years anyway, don't miss this chance to own it. Hey
    >>>> ya, hey ya.
    >>>
    >>> Dang you sure have fancy bridges....
    >>>
    >>> <goes off to count her pennies>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Just this one Ophelia, Jean Lafitte used to hang around this area back in
    >> the day and the City of Lake Charles has an annual Contraband Days
    >> celebration (read into this that its purpose is to pull in tourists and
    >> locals to spend lots of money, thus increasing the size of the city's
    >> coffers). The bridge railing decoration is actually metal silhouettes of
    >> crossed flint lock pistols of the turn of the 18th century type. Pretty
    >> neat stuff but most motorists don't really notice them going by at
    >> seventy
    >> mph.

    >
    > Do you have a photo of it? Sounds beautiful!


    Never bothered, I might find one in the archives. Other than the pistol
    railing it is a typical nineteen fifties/sixties interstate freeway
    bridge, about 170 feet tall and poorly maintained. It will be replaced
    some years from now with a new 100 foot shorter bridge. Some of the
    locals are complaining about the shorter bridge because a charity ship
    outfit berths a couple of small freighters upstream of the bridge. They
    don't own the land and the landowner says build the bridge and he will
    provide them a dock downstream of the bridge.

    >
    >> Somewhere in some small town in Louisiana there is a festival going on
    >> every weekend of the year. I particularly like the Rabbit Festival in
    >> Welsh, LA and the Frog Festival down the road and, I'm sure, there is a
    >> swine, cow, horse, or some other critter festival somewhere this coming
    >> weekend. We don't attend any of them due to an aversion to a)drunks,
    >> b)fried foods that aren't truly meant to be fried, c) loud noises,
    >> d)large
    >> crowds.

    >
    > Well, I guess I am with you on this stuff
    >



  4. #24
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Is this really necessary?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Melba's Jammin' <[email protected]> wrote:

    > > George Shirley <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > > > I want one! Don't have the $$$$$ though. In the olden days people
    > > > > saved up for what they wanted and now we just use plastic.

    > >
    > > > Here's the one I bought from Amazon.com, works as well as the expensive
    > > > models and is half the price. http://tiny.cc/oh69v

    >
    > Holy cow. I didn't pay $190 for my Mehu-Liisa. Didn't pay $80, either!
    > Jeez!


    Well, hush my mouth!! I just looked at it and it appears that I paid
    $132 for that sucker!!! That was with an $8 discount at my local food
    co-op. I'll be damned! July, 1999.

    I'm stunned, frankly, though I don't regret the purchase.

    I used to borrow my friend's Mehu-Maija (the aluminum one) and must've
    gotten all excited about seeing this available locally.

    Wow! $132. Who knew! I paid $169 for my Bigass Demeyere kettle
    and have absolutely no regrets about that, either I use that sucker
    for canning and for LOTS of other stuff the rest of the year. It lives
    on the stove top or in the oven.

    --
    Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    Holy Order of the Sacred Sisters of
    St. Pectina of Jella
    "Always in a jam, never in a stew;
    sometimes in a pickle."
    Where are my pearls, Honey?

  5. #25
    The Cook Guest

    Default Re: Is this really necessary?

    On Wed, 18 Aug 2010 08:59:45 -0500, Melba's Jammin'
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]>,
    > Melba's Jammin' <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> > George Shirley <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> > > > I want one! Don't have the $$$$$ though. In the olden days people
    >> > > > saved up for what they wanted and now we just use plastic.
    >> >
    >> > > Here's the one I bought from Amazon.com, works as well as the expensive
    >> > > models and is half the price. http://tiny.cc/oh69v

    >>
    >> Holy cow. I didn't pay $190 for my Mehu-Liisa. Didn't pay $80, either!
    >> Jeez!

    >
    >Well, hush my mouth!! I just looked at it and it appears that I paid
    >$132 for that sucker!!! That was with an $8 discount at my local food
    >co-op. I'll be damned! July, 1999.
    >
    >I'm stunned, frankly, though I don't regret the purchase.
    >
    >I used to borrow my friend's Mehu-Maija (the aluminum one) and must've
    >gotten all excited about seeing this available locally.
    >
    >Wow! $132. Who knew! I paid $169 for my Bigass? Demeyere kettle
    >and have absolutely no regrets about that, either I use that sucker
    >for canning and for LOTS of other stuff the rest of the year. It lives
    >on the stove top or in the oven.


    I didn't realize that I had had mine so long. Just looked at the box
    and the shipping date is Dec. 1999. Still do not remember how much I
    paid and don't care enough to try to find it. I did notice that the
    shipping Was $6.99.
    --
    Susan N.

    "Moral indignation is in most cases two percent moral,
    48 percent indignation, and 50 percent envy."
    Vittorio De Sica, Italian movie director (1901-1974)

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    Wyandotte is offline Assistant Cook
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    Okay, kids! No what is a Bigass Demeyere Kettle?

  7. #27
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Is this really necessary?

    On 8/18/2010 4:17 PM, Wyandotte wrote:
    > Okay, kids! No what is a Bigass Demeyere Kettle?
    >
    >

    I'm not sure but I think she meant Bigass Derriere. <G>

  8. #28
    Kathi Jones Guest

    Default Re: Is this really necessary?


    "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On 8/18/2010 4:17 PM, Wyandotte wrote:
    >> Okay, kids! No what is a Bigass Demeyere Kettle?
    >>
    >>

    > I'm not sure but I think she meant Bigass Derriere. <G>


    rotflmao!!!!!

    you should be ducking and running BIG time, George!!!



  9. #29
    Nick Cramer Guest

    Default Re: Is this really necessary?

    > > > George Shirley <[email protected]> wrote:

    > > > > Here's the one I bought from Amazon.com, works as well as the
    > > > > expensive models and is half the price. http://tiny.cc/oh69v


    I just ordered one. $80 w/ free shipping. First thing I'm gonna make is
    Liege Syrup. So, George: How many pounds of cut up pears will this thing
    hold, mas o menos? Actually, 1 part crabapples to 3 parts pears.

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  10. #30
    Ophelia Guest

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    "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] ...
    > On 8/18/2010 4:17 PM, Wyandotte wrote:
    >> Okay, kids! No what is a Bigass Demeyere Kettle?
    >>
    >>

    > I'm not sure but I think she meant Bigass Derriere. <G>


    lol

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  11. #31
    Dave Balderstone Guest

    Default Re: Is this really necessary?

    In article <[email protected]>, George
    Shirley <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 8/18/2010 4:17 PM, Wyandotte wrote:
    > > Okay, kids! No what is a Bigass Demeyere Kettle?
    > >
    > >

    > I'm not sure but I think she meant Bigass Derriere. <G>


    Bigass Ass?

    Has to be ordered from the Department of Redundancy Department...

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    money.” - Margaret Thatcher

  12. #32
    George Shirley Guest

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    On 8/18/2010 7:42 PM, Kathi Jones wrote:
    > "George Shirley"<[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected] ...
    >> On 8/18/2010 4:17 PM, Wyandotte wrote:
    >>> Okay, kids! No what is a Bigass Demeyere Kettle?
    >>>
    >>>

    >> I'm not sure but I think she meant Bigass Derriere.<G>

    >
    > rotflmao!!!!!
    >
    > you should be ducking and running BIG time, George!!!
    >
    >

    I live too far away from Barb to be afraid of that big spoon. Plus I've
    got the Transportation Security team at the airport keeping an eye out
    for her. That alone will give me a running start anyway.

  13. #33
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Is this really necessary?

    On 8/19/2010 2:47 AM, Nick Cramer wrote:
    >>>> George Shirley<[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >>>>> Here's the one I bought from Amazon.com, works as well as the
    >>>>> expensive models and is half the price. http://tiny.cc/oh69v

    >
    > I just ordered one. $80 w/ free shipping. First thing I'm gonna make is
    > Liege Syrup. So, George: How many pounds of cut up pears will this thing
    > hold, mas o menos? Actually, 1 part crabapples to 3 parts pears.
    >

    IIRC I got about six lbs of pears in the thing. I'll do it again this
    fall and will have a better idea of where the limit is.

  14. #34
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Is this really necessary?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Wyandotte <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Okay, kids! No what is a Bigass Demeyere Kettle?


    Here you go:
    http://www.prontohome.com/product/10...n-p_1763134848

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    Holy Order of the Sacred Sisters of
    St. Pectina of Jella
    "Always in a jam, never in a stew;
    sometimes in a pickle."
    Where are my pearls, Honey?

  15. #35
    Wyandotte is offline Assistant Cook
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    So it is a maslin pan, then. I have seen them in the Lee Valley catalogue, as follows:

    Maslin Pan - Lee Valley Tools

    My most prized device in my whole kitchen, tho, is my Lee Valley stainless steel canning funnel. It makes pouring the hot jam liquid into the little jars painlessly easy! No mess.

  16. #36
    George Shirley Guest

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    On 8/20/2010 7:11 AM, The Cook wrote:
    > On Fri, 20 Aug 2010 02:13:46 -0400, Wyandotte
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> So it is a maslin pan, then. I have seen them in the Lee Valley
    >> catalogue, as follows:
    >>
    >> 'Maslin Pan - Lee Valley Tools' (http://tinyurl.com/2usuw48)
    >>
    >> My most prized device in my whole kitchen, tho, is my Lee Valley
    >> stainless steel canning funnel. It makes pouring the hot jam liquid
    >> into the little jars painlessly easy! No mess.

    >
    > That is the maslin pan I have and like it very much.


    I will stick with the big stainless clad pots we bought from Regal in
    1979, the largest is 12 quarts but we use the 10 quart more often. I do
    like the somewhat rounded bottom on Barb's pot though, ours are flat and
    straight-sided.

  17. #37
    The Cook Guest

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    On Fri, 20 Aug 2010 02:13:46 -0400, Wyandotte
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >So it is a maslin pan, then. I have seen them in the Lee Valley
    >catalogue, as follows:
    >
    >'Maslin Pan - Lee Valley Tools' (http://tinyurl.com/2usuw48)
    >
    >My most prized device in my whole kitchen, tho, is my Lee Valley
    >stainless steel canning funnel. It makes pouring the hot jam liquid
    >into the little jars painlessly easy! No mess.


    That is the maslin pan I have and like it very much.
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    "Moral indignation is in most cases two percent moral,
    48 percent indignation, and 50 percent envy."
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