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Post  roddie on Sun May 17, 2020 5:21 pm

last month.. 4/25

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today..

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I title this next photo Fragile Yes.. When I was a little boy, we moved across town to a rural (RFD) section of Franklin, MA. where the property abutted woods that were an average 1/2mi. deep before crossing a road. That was before Interstate Highway 495 went through the back woods in 1968.

Mom and dad would take me for walks down the cart-paths through those backwoods. I remember junked-cars, skunk-cabbage.. and the way it smelled. Closer to home, there was a stonewall that cut straight-up through the woods from down at the road. There were meadows on both sides of the wall.. with blueberry-bushes and junipers dispersed.

What I remember most vividly.. are the lady slippers. Wild Orchids basically.. which depend completely on an amazing botanical perfect-storm if you will.. to produce.. ?? offspring?? seeds? I was told to never "pick them" because they were endangered.. and it was against the law.  

They've been growing here behind our house in the past Springtimes.. and today I saw one..   

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Post  dckrsn on Sun May 17, 2020 7:19 pm

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Post  balogh on Mon May 18, 2020 1:59 am

Roddie you live in a beautiful area..with a flying field nearby, this is certainly a jackpot.. Very Happy
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Post  rsv1cox on Mon May 18, 2020 6:25 am

Roddie you bring back fond memories.

The Lady Slipper caught my eye right away. Native to New England and Northern climates I first saw them in New Hampshire growing up. We were also taught never to pick one. Such simple and fragile beauty.

Rhode Island was where our children grew up and experienced life at it's best. Even today the forests, sea food, and climate are frequently discussed. The friends, pets, backyard picnics and even the insects are remembered. Our backyard was rocky and wild loaded with vegetation and the occasional Lady Slipper which was always left undisturbed.

About the only picture I have of the Tiverton house. Kids cleaned up for Sunday School. Unusual.

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Post  getback on Mon May 18, 2020 8:13 am

Beautiful Man , You have maid me remember i have not stopped and smelt the flowers around the house and Haven't been in the woods for sometime now (walking is getting more difficult Lately) We used to camp out on the back 7 as we called it , end of my land . I noticed this year my Kieffer pear tree (thats over 60 yrs. old ) is loaded with little pears cheers  A chance to make some pear preserves Clapping  , the tree only bears heavily about every 5 yrs. if the weather permits . Been way to busy round here lately with every other thing i have needs some work on it ! But i have got some mators / cukes  / squash started Cool Lady Slipper is cool none here but i do have wild ferns in the woods . Thanks for some memories ! Smile O and ck. this out i am reading now https://www.tips-and-tricks.co/home-and-garden/sticks-rose-stalk-potato-look-happens-week-later-amazing/2/ skip to the rose stick .


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Post  roddie on Mon May 18, 2020 7:01 pm

Yo... Very Happy  brother Eric, I also am having trouble walking.. after resting/sitting for more than 20 minutes; when I stand and walk it hurts like a father-raper. After a minute or so of walking.. I'm ok. I'm on my feet for the majority of my 8 hr. workday. After lunch-break (30 min.) and any more than 20 min. in the car.. and I'm hurtin' as soon as I try to walk.

I saw a Podiatrist..



If you fix "Kieffer" pear-preserves from that tree down in the "back 7" bro.. I'll want some. And.. I'll see to it that you receive some of Lynne's homemade basil pesto in return.

I viewed the weblink on the rose-stalk/potato planting. I just might try that!

Stay safe brother! Thumbs Up

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Post  roddie on Mon May 18, 2020 7:29 pm

rsv1cox wrote:Roddie you bring back fond memories.  

The Lady Slipper caught my eye right away.  Native to New England and Northern climates I first saw them in New Hampshire growing up.  We were also taught never to pick one.  Such simple and fragile beauty.  

Rhode Island was where our children grew up and experienced life at it's best.   Even today the forests, sea food, and climate are frequently discussed.  The friends, pets, backyard picnics and even the insects are remembered.  Our backyard was rocky and wild loaded with vegetation and the occasional Lady Slipper which was always left undisturbed.

About the only picture I have of the Tiverton house.  Kids cleaned up for Sunday School.  Unusual.

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Hi ya' Robert.  Very Happy  I've had that photo saved since you first posted it here! Are Mark and the girls all fairly local to you now; there in WV? (btw.. I love the Buick..) Tiverton..... It's nice that you have good memories from there.  Smile

As you know; I'm a native of S.E. Massachusetts (Franklin).. but I recall Tiverton, RI.. from high school days (1976/77) My old friend George (RIP) had a friend who lived there. His name was "Tosti".. and he married a Franklin girl. If that rings a bell.. we can revisit in a PM.

Thanks so much for commenting Robert.

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Post  roddie on Mon May 18, 2020 7:38 pm

balogh wrote:Roddie you live in a beautiful area..with a flying field nearby, this is certainly a jackpot.. Very Happy

Andras! Smile Hello my friend! Yes.. and thank you to compliment our property. I hope to pack some airplanes and fuel in the car soon.. to be headed for the model-aerodrome.

Beer Cheers
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Post  roddie on Mon May 18, 2020 7:42 pm

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The feeling is mutual Bob. Thanks for that. This Site Rocks!
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Post  dckrsn on Mon May 18, 2020 7:54 pm

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The feeling is mutual Bob. Thanks for that. This Site Rocks!
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Post  Dave P. on Mon May 18, 2020 10:21 pm

Having lived most of the 70's 'Straight Outta Campton' NH, we learned early on, don't mess with the Lady Slippers or they'll come n gitcha.  Thanks for the flashback!
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Post  getback on Tue May 19, 2020 6:14 am

Will Do Roddie , we can hope for the best i can do not beeing a jam maker but have had success with a few batches . I made strawberry / jalapeno jam one year , it was fantastic I do want to make some more and a jar will bee yours if worth giving LOL Huh...
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Post  rsv1cox on Tue May 19, 2020 6:28 am

Hi Roddie, Tosti doesn't ring a bell.  We bought that house in 1967 and left in early 1972 for Patuxent River in Maryland so perhaps a bit after our time there.  

I didn't realize that I had posted that picture before, my memory only goes back to yesterday.  Sad.   Wish I had never sold that Buick.  The three cars pictured are perhaps my three most favorites of all I have ever owned.  When we left, I sold the VW to a friend and my wife drove the Mustang and I the Buick to our next destination.

Love your backyard nature pictures.  Nothing like that here in WV. Maybe it's the elevation. All three kids live within 45 minutes.



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Post  getback on Sun May 24, 2020 1:15 pm

Here's them pear pics Roddie .. Springtime in N. Rhode Island USA Img_2125
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I know grass needs mowing I'get right on that !!! Memorial Day
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Post  roddie on Mon May 25, 2020 6:15 pm

rsv1cox wrote:Hi Roddie, Tosti doesn't ring a bell.  We bought that house in 1967 and left in early 1972 for Patuxent River in Maryland so perhaps a bit after our time there.  

I didn't realize that I had posted that picture before, my memory only goes back to yesterday.  Sad.   Wish I had never sold that Buick.  The three cars pictured are perhaps my three most favorites of all I have ever owned.  When we left, I sold the VW to a friend and my wife drove the Mustang and I the Buick to our next destination.

Love your backyard nature pictures.  Nothing like that here in WV.  Maybe it's the elevation.  All three kids live within 45 minutes.

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Yea.. my knowing about Tiverton wouldn't be for another 5-6 years after you moved away. Sometime in 77-78 when I graduated high school.

I may have mentioned a while back; there's an old Buick Riviera, abandoned in a fenced-in/over-grown lot near me in Uxbridge, MA. It's faded-out blue.. and I think of you every time I see it. I think it's a 63 or 64. I'll try to get a photo.

I'm glad that we haven't had any bears around here. I'd like to see deer again though. It's been years since we've seen one. I bought a salt-lick at the "Leeway" farm-supply down the road last week. I still had the wire-basket from several years ago. Can you see it mounted on the tree? (.. up the path on the right..)

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Here it is on the left.. looking down the path into our back yard..  Smile

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Post  rsv1cox on Mon May 25, 2020 6:24 pm

I still look for them.  Found this one in NY yesterday.  Brings tears to my eyes.

Interior brings back memories.  Mine was two tone blue leather and pristine.

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Post  getback on Mon May 25, 2020 6:55 pm

Well it either had a fire ball under the hood or caught on fire ?! Strange lights up front is that a 61? mine you i was only 4 then LOL Very Happy
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Post  Ken Cook on Mon May 25, 2020 7:19 pm

Eric, it's obvious. The car is oil fired can't you see the Beckett oil burners in the front and back seat.
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Post  getback on Mon May 25, 2020 9:42 pm

lol! lol! lol! Yes i did i thought one was a burner and the other a blower ,
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Post  rsv1cox on Tue May 26, 2020 6:22 am

Smile Smile

Actually neither. At the present this one is gravity powered.

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It's a '64 Eric, same as mine...……………...almost!
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Post  roddie on Tue May 26, 2020 10:30 pm

.. the one I told you about Robert. I stopped by this afternoon on my way home from work. I didn't see the car at first.. because there is now a boat/trailer blocking the view. There's an old drive-in movie screen in that lot.. off 146A/Quaker Highway.

Here are two photos that I was able to get.

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I think it's either a 63 or 64. The nose is good. That's what made me notice the old girl a few years ago. The boat is blocking the money-shot..
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Post  rsv1cox on Wed May 27, 2020 6:05 am

Yes, the headlights are the give-away, and you can't see them. Definitely a Riveria though.
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