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    Black Friday — 50 Years Ago II

    One of the major Piney philosophies was: “If it ain’t broke, don’t ‘fix’ it!” You just didn’t mess around with something that was working OK. If it broke, you either fixed it yourself, or you got it repaired. You just didn’t go out and buy a new one, unless, of course, the cost of repairing the...
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    Black Fri. -- 50 Years Ago

    People who lived in The Pines 50 and more years ago classified themselves as either “Haves” or “Have Nots.” There was none of that “Rich” or “Poor” stuff: No “Upper” or “Lower” “Middle Class” — just “Haves” and “Have Nots.” period. The “Haves” were considered “wealthy.” In general, they owned...
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    New Rights

    U.S. Copyright Office issues new rights By ANICK JESDANUN, AP Internet Writer Published: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 NEW YORK (AP) - Cell phone owners will be allowed to break software locks on their handsets in order to use them with competing carriers under new copyright rules...
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    Saucy Hunters

    Fifty and more years ago, when I was a lad, about this time of year, but before upland game season began, we hunters hunted "sauce" in The Pines. The bog owners had already flooded their bogs and taken their harvest, but there were always plenty of berries along the edges of the bogs to be had...
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    Thanksgiving

    "If the only prayer you say in your life is 'thank you,' that would suffice." Meister Eckehart
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    "Carded" Cell Phone

    I'm looking for a Christmas gift for an older person with vision problems: She would like a "carded" (activated with a prepaid card) cell phone with a large screen and large buttons. She has no intention of photgraphing anyone with the phone, nor does she envision textmessaging anyone...
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    Thanksgiving Dangers

    Thanksgiving is one of, if not the most dangerous time of the year to travel. It's not just a matter of "Over the River and Through the Wood's to Grandmother's House We Go" anymore. People "zip" from one place to another by car, bus, plane and possibly snowboard... However, Blast from the...
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    Pineland Pilgrims

    As Thanksgiving Day 2006 rapidly approaches, the members of this site ought to reflect on the fact that many of the very early settlers to this area were Mayflower descendants. They were responsible for much of the commerce that took place here. In fact, if my memory serves me correctly, Cape...
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    ...and not a drop to drink!

    Lake Lilly is filling--up, once again, with "bird poop"... Now they want to aerate the pond with a pump to "discourage" eutrification. Wanna bet it doesn't work/"last"? They did something similar, years ago, alongside the Cousins Restaurant on Bargaintown Road (EHT) --- spouted GREEN water...
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    Herman

    Answers from the Press Answer Guy... Question: What is “Herman?” I see it on a road map; It’s on the other side of the Mullica River between Batsto and Green Bank. But I know the area and there’s nothing there but pines. Answer: Well, howdy pardner. Looks like you just rustled...
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    Ode To A Housefly

    ODE TO A HOUSEFLY Philosophical Ruminations on a Beastie in the Booze Oh, hail to thee, tiny insect so small, Swimming around in my bourbon highball. Back-stroking, breast-stroking, movement of wing, Now up on the ice cube, poor cold little thing. If you stay there too long...
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    Dem Bonz, Dem Bonz, Dem Bonz...

    Local kid makes good by digging--up old bones... It's nicknamed Bone Island, a desolate, windswept 6-acre patch of trees and grass in the middle of the St. Croix River in Maine. It's called Bone Island because of the bones rumored to surface now and then, legendarily from the 35 men who...
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    An Oxymoron

    The term "honest politician" is sometimes bantered about --- today somewhat less frequently than half a century ago. On the Monday (or was it the Tuesday) evening newscast on Channel 3, which used to be Channel 10, Kathy (sp. ?) Orr said, "Vote early, and vote often!" This prompted some witty...
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    Workshop: "The Wisdom of Nature"

    NATURE WORKSHOP Nature columnist Kevin Post will lead a two--day workshop, "The Wisdom of Nature, from the practical to the ultimate," at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Nov 8 and 15, at the Linwood Public Library. Donation to or new membership in Atlantic Audubon requested but not required. Must...
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    The Plant that Ate America

    Today, is All Souls' Day, which followed All Saints' Day, which was preceded by All Hallow's Eve, aka. "Halloween." About 50 years ago, Steve McQueen was doing battle (in a New Jersey diner?!) with something rather amorphous in his first film (or in one of his first films), The Blob. A...
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    "Habitat--Forming"

    Ecologists move toward pinelands management... http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/story/6883921p-6748679c.html CONTROLLED BURNING !!! ??? Yikes!!! Who's gonna "control" the "Control Burners"??? ebsi
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    Scott, more "Brickworks"...

    QUESTION: "What is the history of the two[,] tall[,] brick towers that are no longer in use on Route 40, Mays Landing? The towers are located next to new office buildings called [']Brickworks[']. Robert Sylvestor" The Press' (ACP) "Answer Guy" answered: "The two brick towers are part of...
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    Jane Wyatt, NJ Actress, R.I.P.

    Some members of this list may have "grown--up" with (and, hopefully, were influenced by) an early TV series, "Father Knows Best." Jane Wyatt played the part of the mother on that show, which had a run of about 6 years (207 episodes?). Like many famous actors, actresses and entertainers, Jane...
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    JD's Back On Top!

    JD is "high man" on the totem --- once again! http://localsearch.pressofatlanticcity.com/sp?catId=&aff=&keywords=jersey+devil
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    He's gotta be kidding!!!

    Steve Wynn wants to COME BACK to New Jersey --- to perpetrate another scam on the residents of this State? Give me a break! The last time he was here, he did a "deal" with Madam Whitman, the "Wicked Witch of the North." He was GIVEN the H--tract in AC FOR FREE, and he promised to build a...