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

George Shirley (
Thu, 08 Jan 1998 08:10:54

At 03:04 PM 1/7/98 -0700, you wrote:
>At 09:28 AM 1/7/98, George Shirley wrote:
>>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
>>>>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
>>>>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. :-)
>Spiders were my worst fear, too, at my grandparents' farm.  little did I
>know that rattlesnakes go down the hole to cool off or warm up, I don't
>know which.  They didn't dream rattlers would go there either.  Margaret
Oh geez Margaret, now I'll have nightmares. I hate rattlesnakes worse than
spiders. Must come from having been bitten by a ground rattler when I was
about 9 or 10. Only made me sick for a few days but scared the crap outta
me, literally.