Friday, April 28, 2017

A bit of randomness....

Be forewarned, these are really, really random.

1.  I was browsing around on Youtube and came across THIS video...it is a bit long, but it is well worth watching.

2.

This is me, many years ago.  I spent many hours pruning during my time at the orchard.  I often felt like an artist...I used to think I should have every tree named because I messed with every tree so many times every year.  Pruning, thinning the apples, cutting out fireblight some years, and picking.  This particular tree I am pruning was one we grafted.  We never did actually know what kind it was...they called it a Scarlet Beauty.  The apples were huge.

3.  I worked at a bakery for about a year...we made Italian bread and bread sticks plus other breads.  Customers called and would just say 'save me a loaf" and hang up without giving a name...the girl that had been there a long time knew their voices, and I quickly learned.  Before I did, I could describe to her the call and she could tell me who it was.   One old guy would call and say 'I'm coming.'  And we knew we had to grab a loaf and take it out to the street.  His legs hurt so bad that he couldn't stand to have to park and get in and out of his car.    One man we called the round man, because he always wanted the round loaves.  For another, we always put back a loaf of bread if it was done a bit more than the others cause this one customer preferred them. Other customers would come in and tell us what they wanted...we also carried other things that were things the old Italians wanted and could not get anywhere else.  Anyway, they would make their choices and hand their checkbooks over to us to make out their checks.   There is definitely pluses to small town living.

4.  Does anyone remember this song:


5.  Did you like Downton Abbey?  Do you like to watch the mystery shows such as Foyle's War, Inspector Lewis, Wallander, Morse, Prime Suspect, Father Brown?  Or other shows similar to those? If so what are your favorites.  I just found a new to me show called Shetland.  It does not have many episodes, but they are really good.  Anyway, I am wondering if I have missed any good shows.  I have watched some of the Murdock ones...and also the Miss Marple series, as well as Poirot.  Once I got past his mustache, he is really good.
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