Jack the Ripper day in Searcy Arkansas.....fog takes over.

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When conversation gets strained, what can you talk about?

The weather, of course!  Why do so many salesmen (men are worse than women) start every conversation with a weather observation or question?  It's a non-controversial subject!

So today in Searcy Arkansas, I'm talking about the weather.  Here are the fog pictures from my house this morning. One is the golf course and one is from the front door. 

My kids used to love foggy nights and called them "Jack the Ripper" nights and shivered with fear as they went safely about their way.  In London once on a vacation trip I saw one of those nights and it was pretty scary!

Searcy golf course in fogSearcy street with fog

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and the other thing our wonderful men do when addressing a group of followers is to tell a joke...not just any joke...but one they have already received permission by their wives.  lol (I am a beginner blogger so be kind to me please?)

Apr 29, 2009 10:35 AM #5
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I see it helps to identify me on the bottom line.  Great Site!

Apr 29, 2009 10:37 AM #6
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Anita,

Don't doubt your wanting something. Speak those things that aren't as though they are says You-Know-Who.

 

If it is "meant to be" as we all in real estate have said "then it will be".  Or was that Shakespeare?

 

Beckie

Apr 29, 2009 11:14 AM #7
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I lived in England for a year back in 1954.  Saw a lot of fog and rain. And soggy diapers hanging in our living quarters, trying to dry. My daughter was born there while we were on that tour of duty. When the war was going on in Bagdad, the planes were flying out of Fairford RAF air base.  That is where we were stationed. 

Apr 29, 2009 02:17 PM #8
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Anita, it did flood in Searcy yesterday.  I was out early and drove through lots of water that was out of place.  Plan a trip to London and visit old Jack's place.  It IS scary in the fog!

Suesan, I like your drummer beat!  You're different and make for a good dance!  Thanks for visiting my blog.

Zane, I swear you are SO funny!  Alan Elvis and you?  TWINS!

Steven, I think we took the Jack the Ripper tour and went to the area and the bars etc.  It was spooky!  Makes you wonder what it would have been like walking those streets at night way back then.

Beckie Perell, we have a lot of fun on this blog site.  Welcome as a newcomer.  Join us and pitch in and have some fun.  Thanks for the comment and I hope to hear from you again!

Ludean, those are either some good memories OR bad ones!  Or a mixture.  I think living in England would have been a great experience and I wish all new mothers had to do diapers like we did.  They'd be more humble.  I remember hanging diapers outside in all kinds of weather.  Now kids just pay megabucks for disposable ones and don't know what a cloth diaper is. 

 

Apr 29, 2009 07:26 PM #9
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I do have a lot of memories, good and bad, but I was glad to get back on this side of the ocean.  When I went to town to buy me some maternity clothes, I wanted cotton, but they were too expensive, so I ended up with a crepe 2 piece.  

Caught the bus one sunny day, wore that dress and when we got to town, it had started raining, and that dress started shrinking on me. 

I hadn't thought that someone might not remember cloth diapers.  I would hang diapers outside on a line, but it rained so much that they didn't always get dry.  

Apr 29, 2009 08:48 PM #10
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Ludean, we're always glad to get back to our country but you got to really understand another country by living there. I do remember something about shrinking clothes but didn't know it was crepe.  And you don't mean crepe paper?

I really do think most mothers today have never seen a real diaper, do you. 

Apr 29, 2009 08:59 PM #11
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When I was a kid - the movie the Fog - scared the %$!*& out me.  It still creeps me out!

Apr 29, 2009 09:10 PM #12
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James, I've never seen that movie.  Jaws did it for my kids! 

Apr 29, 2009 09:33 PM #13
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Hi Barbara, you foggy photos are great!

I love walking around in weather like that.

The movie, "Fog" was pretty scary!

Apr 29, 2009 10:15 PM #14
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Tony, guess I'd better Netflix that movie and see what scared you kids! Thanks for comment.

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And the beauty of the cloth diapers was that after they were no longer needed as diapers, they made wonderful absorbent dish towels.  After a lot of soaking in clorox, of course.   Wouldn't the mothers of today just DIE to think of using diapers as dish towels?  Do they even know what a dish towel is?

Anita Fuller

Apr 30, 2009 08:14 AM #16
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Anita, I'm convinced that diapers are something they don't know.  Dish towels?  My daughter uses a sponge in the kitchen.  UGH!  that's the perfect hiding place for jillions of germs.  When I visit her I find myself a dish towel somewhere!! 

Apr 30, 2009 08:24 AM #17
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If that dress wasn't crepe, I don't know what to call it.  It wasn't crepe paper.

Yes, Anita, I also remember diapers used for dishcloths.  We didn't throw away anything  that could be used.  Money was scarce in our house, none to waste...

Apr 30, 2009 08:44 AM #18
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Ludean, we need to do research on that fabric that was so bad about shrinking. 

And Ludean and Anita, here's my dish towel story.  My mother, of course, had dishtowels and they were probably made out of diapers, and no doubt about it rags of some kind.  There was an old person in the country who could remove warts.  He'd just look at them and they'd go away.  People visited him from far and near for his service.  I had a wart, to the best of my memory, and either he or someone else said that you had to steal a dishtowel, rub the wart with it, and bury it under the doorsteps and the wart would go away.

Guess who sneaked one of those dishtowels and buried it.  That brings back more memories of ramshacky doorsteps made of wood, easy to bury something under.  Geesh, wouldn't it be nice if we could make all kids serve as "poor kids" for at least a few months while they grow up? 

Apr 30, 2009 09:33 AM #19
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Great, pictures, Barbara! - Fog can be kinda scary, especially when driving in it...  :)

May 01, 2009 07:59 AM #20
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Barbara - The only thing worse worse than having to drive in the fog is a snowstorm with little visibility.

May 01, 2009 03:01 PM #21
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Barbara,

Speaking of spooky. Bellingham was the hangout for the Hillside Strangler when he was on a hiatus from LA. He got caught here. Then the DC snipers hungout here, prior to their shooting spree. Also, though hard to prove, Ted Bundy is supposed to have been here. We get some really weird crime in this mild-mannered city. Serial killers seem to be our thing.

May 02, 2009 09:09 AM #22
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Debi, I learned what true fog was when visiting my daughter in Fresno CA.  They had markers on the side of the freeway so you'd know there was an exit.  Bad scary!!

Carol, I can imagine that would be worse.  Pack up and come South!!

Steven, in that case of harboring criminals I guess we're lucky that Nutsy is doing as well as he is.  But you'd better be careful who you pick fights with!!

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Mrs Barbara,

Since you are walking on the dark side here, how about a post about the famous pirates of Arkansas.

Nutsy

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