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Lamplighter 06-26-2012 09:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 816921)
Yes we had 'em. All over.

By the time I came along, they weren't 'air raid sirens' anymore.
For a lot of years the old air raid siren, on the city square, was sounded every Friday at noon.
We could hear it waaaay out in the county.
Took forever to wind up/down. <snip>

In our town (Martin, TN) too, the siren blew at noon each day,
and was also the call to the volunteer fire dept.
With 1,2,3, or 4 blasts, volunteers from all over would head to that section of town
to meet up with the fire truck and it's 1 full-time paid fireman/driver.
That was back when the phones were still party line,
so word spread quickly whenever the siren blew.
It was a small town then, and fires were quite frequent.

BigV 06-26-2012 04:30 PM

as for the weather... it's cold and rainy, *again* today. I really want to get out and work in the yard, but it is just too miserable to do so. *grumblegrumble*


I must also say, I'm happy I am not on fire or under flood, so... thanks for that.

Pico and ME 06-26-2012 04:56 PM

My county just instituted a burn ban because of the drought/dryness. That means no more drinking a few beers by the fire in our new firepit at night...:(

But they can't ban fireworks!

infinite monkey 06-26-2012 04:57 PM

Yeah, it sucks. I want rain! :(

DanaC 06-26-2012 04:57 PM

Betcha they can :p

DanaC 06-26-2012 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by infinite monkey (Post 817149)
Yeah, it sucks. I want rain! :(


Here let me send you some of ours. We have gallons of the stuff.

Pico and ME 06-26-2012 04:59 PM

No, the county actually said they can't. The fireworks lobby is pretty tough here in Indana.

infinite monkey 06-26-2012 06:02 PM

There is a song in there somewhere, dana, about sending me a bucketful of rain. Maybe ill compose it tomorrow when my mind is quicker and my fingers get to be nimbler.

As to IN that is so true. Everyone knows you go to IN for the good fireworks!

Pico and ME 06-26-2012 06:07 PM

Yeah, but that only started in 2006, when they finally made fireworks legal. When I was growing up, the best fireworks came from Kentucky...;)

infinite monkey 06-26-2012 06:10 PM

You mean KY used to be good for something?

Kidding grav, I love me some kentucky...it is beeyooteeful!

Cyber Wolf 06-26-2012 06:14 PM

They'll ban fireworks during declared droughts as soon as a fireworks show is somehow responsible for a brush or forest fire... a wayward rocket , a still-smoldering bit of stuff, a tinder-dry patch of road grass and thou...

DanaC 06-26-2012 06:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by infinite monkey (Post 817184)
There is a song in there somewhere, dana, about sending me a bucketful of rain. Maybe ill compose it tomorrow when my mind is quicker and my fingers get to be nimbler.

Make sure it has a good rhythm for the people on the bucket chain :p

Clodfobble 06-26-2012 07:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CyberWolf
They'll ban fireworks during declared droughts as soon as a fireworks show is somehow responsible for a brush or forest fire... a wayward rocket , a still-smoldering bit of stuff, a tinder-dry patch of road grass and thou...

They most definitely will be, and they most definitely will.

SamIam 06-27-2012 02:57 PM

Colorado is turning into a crispy critter from the Front Range (Colorado Springs, Denver, Ft. Collins, etc.) to the Western Slope where I now reside. We had a big fire just 16 miles from here with evacuations and much loss of property - about 9,000 acres burned, I think.

I am stunned at the reports and pix from my old hometown(s) of Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs. Almost everyone I know from the old days has been impacted in some way. The entire town of Manitou was under evacuation orders until yesterday and now they're evacuating much of the US Air Force Academy situated northwest of Colorado Springs.

And the fire season is only beginning here in the West. June isn't even over yet and we still have July, August, and September to go. We are all praying for rain, but the forecast is for continued record breaking temps. Cortez hit 100 degrees yesterday when the norm for that date is 90. :thepain:

http://www.gazette.com/articles/blaz...fire-side.html

classicman 06-27-2012 03:00 PM

So glad to see you posting again SamIam.


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