Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas To All,

And To All A Good Night!

Christmas Eve! A day of driving and celebration for us. 103 miles up and over to the cousin’s house to party all day long. That Italian “7 fishes” thing that usually turns into about 18 fishes, 9 beers, 3 shots, 2 coffees, and about 9 hours of partying with the vultures. Then down to my Mom’s that night for Christmas the next morning. Ham! Pie! Presents!! Then 75 miles back here that evening because work starts up again Wednesday.

So here’s a Christmas Card picture for you from my lovely historic town of Clinton NJ. Featuring - as I often jokingly say is required by law - our world famous Red Mill, and of course WM Cowin and Francis Lowthorp’s great creation in cast iron and wrought iron, our 1870 adjustable Pony Pratt bridge.  All decked out for the holiday. Feel free to copy the image; I give it to one and all.

So now you can not only say you got a pony for Christmas, you got an adjustable one as well. Now, how special is that? LOL


Somebody said they were sick of one kind of post, after carping a bit about too much of another kind of post just a day or so before that, so why not put up a bridge post instead? Happy to oblige, somebody. And there ain’t no redheads in the picture neither. Clicky piccy, as usual.

Posted by Drew458    United States   on 12/24/2012 at 05:01 AM   
  1. Well done. That is nice. However, there’s another more important reason for my comment here right now.  Looks like I owe you. Again. You don’t know it yet, but you saved my bacon this morning with this post.

    Last night my wife asked me to make sure I took a frozen pie out of the freezer this morning, as it needed 24 hours defrost time. I suppose I could have taken it out before I went upstairs last night, that would have worked fine.  But, erm.  I forgot. 
    When I got up this morning I, ah. Hmmm. Still fergot all about it. 

    Booted to check on things and see what mail was there needed answering but of course had to stop by here first. And then I saw it in your post.

    The one word .... PIE.  Whaaaa, quick run into kitchen and dash for the freezer. Made it.
    So when she gets up and dressed (sometimes I have to help depending on how well the pills worked overnight) and asks if I got the pie out, I can say yeah. Sure did.

    With Drew’s help.

    Safe trip friend. Have fun and return well.

    Posted by peiper    United Kingdom   12/24/2012  at  11:15 AM  
  2. Are you kidding, I fucking LOVE bridge Stories by our resident Expert, Drew Something or other. BT Fucking Way. Merry F-ing Xmas to all you BMEWSERS ( I coined that phrase BTW).
    This is what happens when Someone lets me drink Everclear shots on the night before Xmas Eve.

    Posted by Rich K    United States   12/24/2012  at  11:42 AM  
  3. I prefer the bridges to nekked wimin, but that’s just me.

    Merry Christmas - yes, do clicky on the piccy - It’s gorgeous.

    Posted by wardmama4    United States   12/24/2012  at  03:27 PM  
  4. Thanks Wardmama. The whole little bitty (pop 6000) town of Clinton is like this. Hasn’t changed much since 1840ish. We have several streets that are nothing but houses and churches from that era, and everyone keeps them in immaculate condition. It really brings in the tourists on the weekends and all their money. The mill dates back to 1810.

    Posted by Drew458    United States   12/24/2012  at  03:49 PM  
  5. Damn. I can read the date on the post, and count the xmas lights on the string. Nice resolution, Drew - and a great photo!

    Posted by ooGcM taobmaetS    United States   12/24/2012  at  05:32 PM  
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