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Good morning folks

4205raymond4205raymond Member Posts: 3,162 ✭✭✭✭

Holding my own up here in the mountains trying to re-coup.

Lots of excitement this AM at 7:30. Five deer grazing between house and barn about 100 feet away. Three does and two young ones. Stayed a long time. Willie Jr. went nuts watching them from my arms standing at sliding door.

Insurance Company totaled my daughter's car from deer hit. They reached a very fair settlement. SIL drove to his agent in my town 2+ hrs and turned in Title to car. They are doing a swap with dealer in Ct and will ship new car to Delaware County, NY today. Funds will be available in two days. Thank GOD this will soon be over. She has done so much for me and my wife before she passed.

You folks please have a nice day.------------------Ray

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  • NeoBlackdogNeoBlackdog Member Posts: 16,472 ✭✭✭✭

    How ya feelin', Ray? On the mend?

  • 4205raymond4205raymond Member Posts: 3,162 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2023

    NeoBlackdog, Better than being in hospital. Pretty short of breath, mostly asthma I hope. They turned up a real bad fungus infection in my throat by accident when going down to remove blockage in esophagus. They think it was because all these years I did not rinse after using my inhalers. You better believe I will rinse now. I have been wheezing for 1.5 years now and lung doctor blames it all on asthma. Course he can't see that far down. I had the Pulmonary Function Tests several times. I am hoping if they kill this fungus it might help my wheezing some. The blockage in my esophagus was my fault. Long story. Thank GOD my daughter is a good cook and whips me up some great soft food meals.

    Any one remember the older fellow, I think from Virginia who went all over taking pictures of water falls. His wife use to rotor till his garden for him when he was so sick with throat cancer and also in his intestine. He was such a nice man and tried so hard to beat the big C. I think maybe I was his last contact around 2AM in morning. He started out Coherent and became In-coherent at the end. The next day he was gone.

    So sad, do any of you folks remember his name? ---------------------------Ray

  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2023

    So glad you are on the mend, Ray.

    (Also) Super glad you have a new dog in your life. (Willie Jr.) I knew that's what you needed, to get on the mend. (From your broken Heart.)

    My dog Buddy, is a Godsend. (And I say Thank's, every night.) I'd be lost without him.

    *Your post about the chaos at Woodbury Commons, Harriman Exit, 87 Thruway being gridlocked, took me back. I lived right in that area. I would take the Harriman exit and go the back way, by Sterling Forest Ski area over the mountain to West Milford/Greenwood lake. I do not miss that nonsense in the least.

  • 4205raymond4205raymond Member Posts: 3,162 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2023

    Thank you Ken. Don't think i told you my SIL is a Ken, retired from Harriman DHPW a few years back. Fixed the police cars, plowed the snow, purchased new equip, repaired the roads, Jack of all Trades. Very gifted man. Best of all he treats my daughter right and is a good father'-----------------------Ray

  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭

    If I still lived up there, I'd be on your doorstep checking on you, Ray.

    I'd love to be able to give you a big hug.

    *I used to go on to West Point inumerable times. Put in with my Kayak and paddle upstream to Bannermans Island. (A very haunted, Occult oriented area/island.) I believe 60+/- people died there, when the Castle/Armory blew up. Tons of Occult stuff there on the Island now. (Rock Pentagrams, spray paint on the Castle ruins, etc.) A Creepy place. Been there many times. (Never after dark.)

    Lot's of History there.

  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭
  • 4205raymond4205raymond Member Posts: 3,162 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2023

    Yep, they strung the chain over there from the Point to stop the British from going any further up the Hudson. Fired cannons from Ft Clinton on them.

    Girl I worked with, her brother was the caretaker on Bannermans. He got Lyme disease real bad. I think he went blind and it finally killed him.

    My good friend/FFL was retired Suffern Cop and later guard at Tuxedo Park. He had Lyme and it effected him, almost got his eyes. He made a complete recovery thanks to Governor Christie Whittman in NJ who created a special Lyme Commission.--------Ray

    PS: Ken, sorry I guess I am getting old. My co-workers brother was caretaker on Constitution Island. That's were they stretched the chain to.

  • NeoBlackdogNeoBlackdog Member Posts: 16,472 ✭✭✭✭

    @4205raymond asked "So sad, do any of you folks remember his name?"

    I believe that was mogley98. I can't for the life of me remember his real name.

    Glad to hear you're doing better!

  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2023

    I've seen links of the Chain. They are HUGE. No idea how they stretched that across the Hudson there.

    Lot's of History, in that region. (Lived up that way for apprx 25-26 years.)

    Too bad, I did not know you, when I lived up there, Ray. We'd be fast friends.

  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2023

    I deleted my contact info to Mogley98, just a few weeks ago. 😔

  • 4205raymond4205raymond Member Posts: 3,162 ✭✭✭✭

    Ken, as i recall they laid the links on timber rafts until they reached the other side then i assume they detached the rafts until chain was below water line. They were waiting for the British with cannons up above at Ft Clinton.

    Mogley98 is correct. He was such a nice man and sent so many beautiful waterfall pictures to us.--------------Ray

  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭

    Island is several acres. That picture (above) makes it look tiny.

    Enormous History (especially Firearm related.) In it's background.

    Worth a look/research. (Fascinating.)


  • OakieOakie Member Posts: 40,519 ✭✭✭✭

    Ray, if you need anything, I'm about five hours away, and would gladly take the time to come up, and help you out with any chores. This is a serious offer . I need to come to NY anyway, to go see Ol woodshed/Roger and Dori. Oakie

  • 4205raymond4205raymond Member Posts: 3,162 ✭✭✭✭

    At one time I think the largest collection of military firearms/parts in world. Then it burned down.

    Numerich Arms was largest in military parts maybe still is. Up until a few years ago I could drive up to West Hurly and buy right over the counter. Real nice people. Sad, no more over the counter.---------------Ray

  • 4205raymond4205raymond Member Posts: 3,162 ✭✭✭✭

    Oakie, I guess you mean upstate in Delaware, County. You mean Olwoodshed the turkey caller fella. Where does he live? I am good right now Oakie. Hoping to be back down in Orange County soon. Thank you so much. ------------Ray

  • 4205raymond4205raymond Member Posts: 3,162 ✭✭✭✭

    Guess i was a little off on how they set up chain across the Hudson River at the Point per the link. As I recall Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown before the Brits got to test it.---------------Ray

  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2023

    Turns out I was wrong. (Hence the "Disagree?" 😂)

    I was just in my phone contacts. Mogley98 was Bill Pilson. I still have his info. I will try and reach out to him.

    Little help @Ruger4me, (or that feature, is Mods only?) 🤔 (I'd like to know who "Disagreed.") [And] Why in the World, would you "Disagree," on something like that?

  • 4205raymond4205raymond Member Posts: 3,162 ✭✭✭✭

    Ken, I received a partially incoherent post in the wee hrs of the morning. The next day a member, I think maybe even it was his wife informed us that he had passed away, He was very close to his wife and they did a lot of traveling together.------Ray

  • Ruger4meRuger4me Member, Moderator Posts: 3,272 ******

    All staff can see who gives a disagree, but not members. Was probably just a fat finger mistake, but I could be wrong.

  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭

    Hence my last "Disagree," you took issue with.

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