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  1. I never get tired of seeing what gets dug up over there.
  2. Thanks for the tanks. Interesting to see the behind the scenes views of movie magic. Especially from someone who is part of the wizardry.
  3. Looks like you joined the Corpse Corps.
  4. I didn't know much about dog tags before reading this. Now I know what to look for. Thanks for this valuable reference.
  5. Well that's something different.
  6. Great knife! Well done. You should think about putting an inscription or something on it with its history for posterity. Mikie
  7. The thing that really impressed me on my one and only and very short stay in NYC 30 years ago was the bagels. I thought I knew what a good bagel was until I had them there. Out of this world good. My apologies, but this talk of pizza and dogs triggered me. Mikie
  8. The military shipped many items in pizza boxes to confuse enemy spies.
  9. The post a bit earlier about the pub with lots of insignia on the walls reminded me of some of my favorite goodies from my other interest, the Space program. Years ago someone offered a big collection of signed astronaut photos. They were priced incredibly cheap because they had been tacked to a wall and were not in very good shape. I bought 7 or 8 of them. After I got them I realized from the inscriptions that the wall they had been tacked to was in the dining room of the legendary (among space buffs) Pe-Te's Cajun BBQ located just outside the gates of Ellington Field AFB and very close t
  10. Neat. I'm used to just seeing pictures of the cliffs from offshore. Thanks for the reminder that there is actually something behind and on top of them! mikie
  11. A jeep would make it a paradise!
  12. This may interest you. Sad but fascinating... https://www.blogarama.com/individual-sports-blogs/289385-tincanbandits-gunsmithing-blog/2046769-ghost-gun-factories
  13. I'm very happy to see you have a good supply of pollinators there. We usually have a variety in my yard, but this year, almost no bees, moths, or butterflies. As a result, my veggie garden and fruit trees haven't had much of a crop this year. I went to the nursery and bought a number of bee friendly flowers to plant around, but that didn't help any. I've never seen hummingbird moths, but love to watch hummingbirds. Last year while in my yard, once came over to check me out. It did it's cool hovering mode about a foot from my face. Utterly amazing! Sadly, there haven't been very many of th
  14. More military issue stuff I never thought about existing. The folks behind planning, acquiring and issuing, the countless items needed to fight a war besides the boom stuff need some well deserved recognition.
  15. Maybe because the other end of the horse being there would be silly?
  16. Well done deed. At the end of the day, most of us collect this stuff in honor of the soldiers who once used it. Can't think of a better way of honoring Mr Weber. Mikie
  17. It's been around at least since Roman times. Next time you see the podium of the House of Representatives, you will notice 2 of them on the wall behind it.
  18. What does an old abandoned shopping mall burning down last week in Utica, NY have to do with militaria? And why is Mikie interested in it? https://www.cnyhomepage.com/uncategorized/charlestown-is-gone/ Before it was Charlestown Factory Outlet mall, it was the home factory of Savage Arms for the first half of the 20th Century. I haven't been able to find a lot of info, but the factory produced weapons in both world wars. I did find this little snippet... "Although Arthur Savage passed away in 1941, when war reared its ugly head his company was quick to answer the
  19. That was the symbol of Mussolini's Italy. Juts a wild guess, but maybe it was for a flag staff or something like that? OK, AZ's post popped up while I was typing. I will defer to his research skills. Mikie
  20. You've forgotten the crackers! I can't eat that without crackers!
  21. Our deal is that she won't complain (too much) about my collections of stuff, if I don't complain (too much) about her thousands of shoes and tons of clothes. It's worked OK for 30 years so far. That idea to expand your house sounds like a brilliant solution to the problem. Mikie
  22. Love all the great finds! It may be rusty junk to some people, but it's all beautiful to me! Mikie
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