Re: Garden decor was Re: [gardeners] 'Bright Lights'

George Shirley (
Wed, 07 Jan 1998 09:28:58

At 09:41 PM 1/6/98 -0500, you wrote:
>>My folks and I lived in, literally, a shack from 1949 to 1950 while we were
>>building the frame of the house they were building on 7 acres. All
>>materials were used, from Navy barracks built in WWII that Dad had bought
>>and torn down. The shack was equipped with a #3 wash tub and a fairly large
>>thunder mug, my first and last experience with one. You're not really old
>>Margaret, you're well experienced and that counts more than age.
>I love thunder mugs. 
>You may laugh at this statement, but when it's a choice between a
>"porta-potty" that you share with 7,000 other people or a thunder mug in
>the privacy of my own tent......
>My first experience with a thunder mug, was a little tradition that took
>place after closing night of each new play (little theatre group)... at the
>cast party, we'd get sloshed on a thunder mug version of trash can punch.
>Cynthia (who goes to folk festivals and on camping trips but doesn't get up
>on stage too often anymore)
>**Womyn Who Moves Mountains-Little Finger Of Michigan**
>** **USDA zone 4b-Sunset zone 41**
>** **
>** **
When I was a kid in the Navy, back in '02 as my son says, we used to take a
50-cup electric percolater coffee pot, fill the coffee strainer with sliced
citrus fruit of several varieties, put in about 4 quarts of vodka and perk
it for a while. Hot vodka will knock your socks off pretty quick. Don't
think I would drink anything out of a thunder mug no matter how many times
it had been sanitized. We had relatives still living in Central Louisiana
with no running water and no electricity when I was a lad. Hated to go to
their houses to visit, always afraid a spider would bite a tender portion
of my anatomy whilst in the outhouse. :-)