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03-16-2020, 10:46 AM   #76141
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QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
When I was a kid...say from 5 years old to 15 years of age, I played hockey...defense. From around 5 to 11 years of age, I used store catalogues as shin pads, under my hockey stockings. In Canada in the '50's the T. Eaton company and The Hudson's Bay Company were two enormous, Canadian general stores that did big mail order business in Canada and their catalogues were big, solid and flexible. We got a Hudson's Bay and a Eaton's catalogue...each....every year. I would use the past years catalogues....one for each shin.

I eventually got regular shin guards, but to this day I maintain that the old Eaton's/Bay catalogues were much better at absorbing, slap shot pucks and hockey sticks wielded forcefully and 'low' by opposing players .

I don't know what young hockey players do now...given that there are few thick catalogues made...probably fewer large general stores in existence. Don't think their replacement with all the on line shopping now...ie; an Apple and a PC computer tablet are going to be able to cut the mustard as hockey shin guards.
Ahh yes, my Dad used to have the same story from when he played hockey.

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When I was still a preschooler we lived on the outskirts of a small town.
Our privy was a two holer, our TP was a Sears & Roebuck catalog.
My memories are vague, other than using it in winter.
Oh, and spiders!
Don't mention the spiders. I'm still an arachnophobe.
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When I was still a preschooler we lived on the outskirts of a small town.
Our privy was a two holer, our TP was a Sears & Roebuck catalog.
My memories are vague, other than using it in winter.
Oh, and spiders!
My great grandmother had a two holer, in the garden.

No spiders though.

Yellow jackets.

I was about 8 years old, and the yellow jackets scared the hell out of me.
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Don't mention the spiders. I'm still an arachnophobe.
So is my youngest son, and he's always had indoor plumbing.

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So is my youngest son, and he's always had indoor plumbing.
I also have indoor plumbing when I see a spider. Everything retracts.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
My great grandmother had a two holer, in the garden.

No spiders though.

Yellow jackets.

I was about 8 years old, and the yellow jackets scared the hell out of me.
Those little bastards. I killed a small nest just a few weeks back. Directly above the garage door.
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SPIDERS - BE AFRAID! "They" will get you, wherever you are!

SWMBO is "S*** S***ed" of spiders and so I have to get rid of them - but generally by gently capturing them, and then releasing them outside the house (often a "long drop" from the toilet window)

Personally: I don't have a major problem with spiders - there's one that, from year to year, seems to keep our conservatory free of flying bugs over Winter

OTOH: not the same for the garage which used to get webs everywhere over Winter - but not since I started lighting "bug candles" in there in late September
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Don't mention the spiders. I'm still an arachnophobe.
I'm not too fond of them myself Mark.

But.

A Rupert Story.

When I worked in the vehicle maintenance shop at the electric utility I was surrounded by manly men overflowing with testosterone. Tough guys, one and all. Swarthy men with hairy chests and arms, heavy beards, tattoos, all the things that some guys think are what men are made of. Cocksurety in its purest form.

But I knew most of them were a bunch of spider sissies.

I would catch a large spider, hold in in my closed hand, and walk up to one of these manly men and tell them I think I found one of their sockets, offering my outstretched hand.

No matter how many times I did it they always fell for it, and eagerly reached out for their long lost tool.

And the reaction I would get when I dropped a spider in to their open palm was always priceless.


In the almost 6 years I've been working at The Big Shed I haven't seen a single spider. I suspect the chemicals and solvents used there keep them away.

Pity.

There are thousands of manly men there who desperately need a spider dropped into their palm.

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Spiders..........deja vou all over again.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
I would catch a large spider, hold in in my closed hand, and walk up to one of these manly men and tell them I think I found one of their sockets, offering my outstretched hand.

No matter how many times I did it they always fell for it, and eagerly reached out for their long lost tool.

And the reaction I would get when I dropped a spider in to their open palm was always priceless.
I'm surprised you're still alive.
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I'm surprised you're still alive.
Here Mark, use this loo.

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Thank goodness spiders don't sneeze.


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Pfft, call them spiders.

These are spiders...

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QuoteOriginally posted by MarkJerling Quote
Don't mention the spiders. I'm still an arachnophobe.
My wife too. She approaches an outhouse with her spider stick. A thorough de-arachnodizing takes place before she settles herself. Oh, and sometimes I have to rescue her from the basement where she has been cornered....
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