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      My UP Michigan story: My wife and I were at a...

      My UP Michigan story:

      My wife and I were at a Drug Information Association meeting 20-plus years ago. An FDA Consumer Safety Officer (CSO) had retired and was a consultant in AZ. We saw him at...
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      I posted in this discussion on chef's knives...

      I posted in this discussion on chef's knives (PaulOinMA) that sharpening the knife over 40 years means that there's a gap when using the knife and I should grind down the heel on the blade. :D
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      Here's the cutlery. I have different holders,...

      Here's the cutlery. I have different holders, though.
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      Just poking around for Carvel hall stuff. Pretty...

      Just poking around for Carvel hall stuff. Pretty neat article on steak knives

      https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gear/a28421/history-of-steak-knives/

      My cutlery also matches the...
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      There's a Bizarre Foods Delicious Destinations on...

      There's a Bizarre Foods Delicious Destinations on the UP. Good Episode. Good-looking food!
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      I have those! :D Bought at Service...

      I have those! :D

      Bought at Service Merchandise on Route 34 in Derby, CT in the 1970s!

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Service_Merchandise

      I use Mineral Oil USP (laxative section at CVS) on...
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      That's why I went with the Escape. More height...

      That's why I went with the Escape. More height to finally see things again now that everyone else is in some behemoth SUV or pick-up. :P
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      I guess I'm pretty typical. Formerly wagons. ...

      I guess I'm pretty typical. Formerly wagons. Now CUV.

      Previously:

      1997 VW Passat GLX with a stick
      GTI briefly (missed more room and 4 doors)
      2003 Audi A4 Avant 3.0q
      2010 (VW took back)...
    9. So sorry to read about the divorce. That sucks....

      So sorry to read about the divorce. That sucks.

      If going the used TDI route, what's the VW warranty covering the HPFP (high-pressure fuel pump) and DPF (diesel particulate filter) these days?
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      Search ebay for Carvel Hall for vintage steak...

      Search ebay for Carvel Hall for vintage steak knives, many NIB.

      Or, these folks are here in MA: https://www.dexter1818.com/steak-knives.html

      Just grilled a nice porterhouse on Sunday. :)
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      Sounds similar to what would happen weekends in...

      Sounds similar to what would happen weekends in the summer when I lived in Hunterdon county, NJ.

      Families from Newark would camp-out for weekends by the bridge over the Raritan River on...
    12. Been recording and watching a lot of the current...

      Been recording and watching a lot of the current space/moon shows on PBS, Smithsonian, History, etc. My wife and I are sort of mooned-out right now. :P

      I was a kid in grammar school during the...
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      Anyone near Seymour available to check out a car...

      Anyone near Seymour available to check out a car for a long-time member?

      https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?9329807-Seymour-CT-area-Need-someone-to-checkout-a-car-for-me
    14. My 2001 GTI GLX stickered for $24,375. Base:...

      My 2001 GTI GLX stickered for $24,375.

      Base: $22,900
      17" wheels: $400
      Northeast emissions: $100
      Destination charge: $525
      CD changer (!): $450
    15. I owned my Mk. IV GTI for the fewest months I've...

      I owned my Mk. IV GTI for the fewest months I've owned a car, tied with my first car a 1974 Pinto.

      The Mk. IV GTI was just a bland, vanilla car.

      I had an '87 GTI 16v for over 9 years and...
    16. Frye was founded in the town I live in. :) ...

      Frye was founded in the town I live in. :)

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Frye_Company
    17. Bought Merrell shoes off the discount rack at an...

      Bought Merrell shoes off the discount rack at an EMS in the White Mountains in NH 11 years ago. Many years left in them.

      They look like this current shoe:...
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      Watching the start of the Tour de France. Had no...

      Watching the start of the Tour de France. Had no idea Paul Sherwen died last December at 62 of heart failure. :(
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      The guy we use for computer stuff favors Lenovo...

      The guy we use for computer stuff favors Lenovo and Asus when I need a new computer and ask what I should buy.

      Lenovo acquired IBM's personal computer business.
    20. Remember the thread we had a few years ago on...

      Remember the thread we had a few years ago on this guy?

      https://www.capegazette.com/article/neighbors-sue-stop-auto-repairs-harbeson-home/114001

      I have no problem with my neighbor across the...
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