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Messages - Rix Gins

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: Yesterday at 08:31:49 PM »
Hahaha good story, Rix!  That is a new one on me.  I remember the bathrooms being much in demand; in fact, the place was often so crowded we had to wait outside for a table.  Whoever decided to keep it open made a good call, though I feel sorry for the hard-working staff.

Wow, it usually wasn't all that busy when I was there.  I do recall that about a good quarter of our customers were Black folk from a section West of the establishment.  There was actually a riot one weekend and you could go out and hear gunshots and explosions going off.  One night a group of Black Panther looking dudes came in and a few minutes afterwards, Don the cook approached me with a serious look on his face.  He slapped a quarter into my palm and said, "When I give you the signal, slip out to the payphone and call the cops."  Well, Don went back to cooking and I could see him down the service aisle though I couldn't see any customers from my dishwashing station.  So I stood there, with coin in hand, watching Don and then it occurred to me.  What was the signal?  A quick wave?  A furtive hand gesture towards the seating area followed by another to me?  A pantomime routine of talking on a phone?  Or was I take Don holding up his hands or handing his wallet over the counter as a sign to notify the police?  Anyway, I started to giggle so much that I wouldn't have been good for calling anybody.  Haha, luckily the problem didn't arise.  I can't remember if I kept his quarter or not.

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: Yesterday at 05:07:16 PM »


A "Best Wishes" postcard from 1914.  Not a hundred percent sure, but I think those are roses.

 

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: Yesterday at 03:51:07 AM »
#preventing me from smashing their unstable melons

#glad to see you back, "DANIEL"

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Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: Yesterday at 03:42:37 AM »

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 02:56:54 AM »
From the Library of Congress.   The South Bend News-Times., May 17, 1918.

 

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 02:15:34 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, May 26, 1918.



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Chinese actors entertaining an audience of British and American soldiers, local inhabitants and Chinese workers at their camp at Samer, 26 May 1918. Two dragon processions ready for the fight.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205244662 © IWM (Q 8857)


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Chinese stilt-walkers entertaining an audience of British and American soldiers, local inhabitants and Chinese workers at their camp at Samer, 26 May 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205244656 © IWM (Q 8851)


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A pharmacy (Grand Pharmacie de Paris) in Amiens with the windows completely protected by sandbags, 26 May 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205246644 © IWM (Q 11011)

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: May 25, 2018, 10:14:13 PM »
Oh the bad old days haha!  Yes it is kind of cramped in the main room with that wall.  That hallway is kind of weird (iirc the bathrooms are back that way too), but I guess necessary since it's so long and narrow.  Never got pancakes, but the sausage, biscuits and gravy sure tasted good after abusing my liver all night.

It's funny how you're posts are making me remember certain occurrences there.  I recall one night when a man walked into the dishwashing station and his head was just totally wet.  "You better do something about that damn urinal." he said, sputtering water out of his mouth.  After he left, I went to investigate and pushed the urinal flusher.  Sure enough a jet of water sprayed out the top of it.  Then I noticed that the entire flush/plunger mechanism had been twisted around.  I turned it back to the correct position and it didn't leak anymore.  Somebody in the guy's party had apparently sabotaged it in order to get his buddy all wet. haha     

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: May 25, 2018, 09:44:37 PM »
Awesome story, Rix!  When I frequented it, it was an entertaining mix of the bar crowd and indigents.  I will go back soon for old time's sake.

Oh, that would be so cool.  I'll be with you in spirit.  I recently visited their website and noticed a wooden partition running down the middle of the dining area. It wasn't there when I worked there.  I think there are still some side booths situated in the hall that leads to the dishwashing room.  A couple of uniformed police officers used to sit there and pour whisky into their glasses of coke.  I always thought it was kind of cool that they trusted me to keep my mouth shut about it. haha

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: May 25, 2018, 09:06:50 PM »
I am tickled pink that you visited the restaurant.  It used to run till 11:00 pm when I was there.  I closed the place up each night.  In fact, I would exit out the back storage door and once, when I locked it up, two plains clothed police offices came along and thought I was trying to break in.  I was able to persuade them that I worked there.  The owner was a cool Italian dude by the name of Angelo Citoli.  He hired me on the spot because they were short handed.  He showed me how the dishwashing machine worked and then puffed his chest out and proudly announced, "I started out as a busboy!"  Oh, and that is a very cool record.     

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: May 25, 2018, 06:41:25 PM »
I didn't know you lived here, Rix!  It is still here; driven past it many times.

https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6218353,-122.3437707,3a,75y,270h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sM_8_iSeRthMWBvytLz8nHQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

My goodness, K, it's great to know that the building is still there.  Thank you so much for the update.  Yes, I have lived up and down (and back up again) the great West Coast.  As far as Seattle goes, I hitchhiked there a couple days after graduating from high school.  Got a job at the IHOP on Madison Ave. and found a nice apartment on John Street.  I had been there for the World's Fair as a kid and ever since then, I had always wanted to go back.  Fun times.     

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: May 25, 2018, 06:17:08 PM »
Nice find, Rix!  It kind of looks like one of those artist-enhanced photographs they used back then, but doesn't match one I've seen before.

Thanks, K.  This card was up for bid several weeks back and when I bid on it, I was bidding on what I thought was a reproduction of an old card.  I kind of think that everyone else thought so too because my initial bid of fifty cents wasn't challenged.  I'm keeping a lookout for other cards in the series, now.  haha

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: May 25, 2018, 05:54:29 PM »

Here is a postcard showing the flames on Market Street in San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake.  Courtesy, by the way, of old William Randolph Hearst himself.  The publisher must have hired someone to paint some earthquake depictions for his newspapers.  When I bought this card I thought that it was a reproduction but according to my magnifying glass, it has a copywrite date of 1906, thus making this card possibly one of the oldest in my collection.



But still I wasn't convinced that the card was that old, until I went online and found one just like it.  The one online is a used postcard and it has a 1907 postal cancellation date on it.


   

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: May 25, 2018, 05:36:34 PM »
That is wild. Someone I was not aware of "Dazzle Camo," but a lot of ships used it and some are quite wild. The intention was not to conceal ship but make ranging the ships by the enemy harder.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dazzle_camouflage


Ha, never in my wildest dreams could I look at that ship and think that it was smooth sided.  I wonder if the painters got dizzy?

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Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: May 25, 2018, 03:32:50 AM »

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: May 25, 2018, 02:40:40 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, May 25, 1918.


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Dazzle-camouflaged American transport ship USS Pastores arriving with American troops in Brest, 25 May 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205307519 © IWM (Q 58275)


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An American officer on a Rover motorcycle with a sidecar (English type) at Tours, 25 May 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205139249 © IWM (Q 109216)


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A French airship of the Eclaireur Zodiac class manoeuvring for its descent at Les Marquises aerodrome, Boulogne-sur-Mer, 25 May 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205085536 © IWM (Q 61435)


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The Royal Scots Greys watering horses at Brimeaux, 25 May 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205244735 © IWM (Q 8946)


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Members of the concert party named The Queerios at GHQ at Montreuil-sur-Mer, 25 May 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205244750 © IWM (Q 8962)


R.I.P.


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Private Robert Gorrill 122903. Unit: 25th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Death: 25 May 1918, Western Front. Commemorated on the Soissons Memorial. Son of Robert and Florence Gorrill, of 97, Blair Athol Rd., Sheffield.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205295641 © IWM (HU 115243)
 


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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: May 24, 2018, 05:32:13 PM »


A typical comic pin up postcard from the 1950's most likely.

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: May 24, 2018, 05:24:42 PM »

http://www.threadgills.com/#locations-section
https://www.amazon.com/Threadgills-Restaurant-Original-Vintage-Postcard/dp/B00PB9FETM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Threadgill#Threadgill's_Tavern
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Osbourne_Wilson

Well, looks like a certain postcard site mislead me on the establishment's name.  Threadgill's.  I had no idea that this was the place where Janis Joplin got her start, along with other top names.  Thanks for the info, mr. a.

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: May 24, 2018, 05:20:19 PM »
Oh yeah the bellhop is great, as is the thing that looks like a mural maybe in the lobby?  I've been driving around Richland GA for a while; looks like a sleepy hot southern afternoon and I'm trying to find a place with cold moon pies hahaha

Love those banana moon pies.

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Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: May 24, 2018, 03:25:59 AM »

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: May 24, 2018, 02:54:53 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rogue River Courier (Grans Pass, Oregon) May 24, 1918.


ALSEA P0ST0FFICE IS ROBBED-NO CLUE

  Corvallis, May 24. A post office robbery last night at Alsea, which netted the robbers a little over $250 in cash and thrift stamps sent Major Delch with a squad of 12 state police to the little mountain town about 22 miles southwest of here today in the belief that the trick had been turned by Jeff Baldwin.

  Several hours spent in the locality, however; convinced Major Delch that the robbery was not the work of Baldwin. Deputy Sheriff Taylor, who also visited Alsea is of the same opinion.






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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: May 24, 2018, 02:17:16 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, May 24, 1918.



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Field Marshal Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby leaves his reception in Jerusalem, courtesy of the Jewish community, as he is saluated by members of the Makkabi Athletic Association (Jewish Boy Scouts), 24th May 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205248451 © IWM (Q 13211)


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Field Marshal Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby making a speech at his reception, in Jerusalem by the Jewish community, after being presented with a casket containing the Scroll of the Law, 24th May 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205248450 © IWM (Q 13210)

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: May 23, 2018, 09:32:35 PM »
Ha, that's definitely the place.  I think I got the wrong address from reading these reviews...
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g35219-d270934-Reviews-Kay_Lyn_Kourt_Motel-Richland_Georgia.html.

The last review is dated 2016 as you have noted.  I wonder how much that bellhop took in in tips back in the 1950's? 

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: May 23, 2018, 09:12:58 PM »


Not in my collection but I wish it was.  The Kay Lyn Motel in Richland, Georgia.  I read a couple of online reviews of the place.  One person thought it was a nice place to stay for the price, while another thought the establishment was dirty and questioned whether the staff had changed the sheets or not.  Judging by the postcard, I would have given the motel a chance but I guess it's all academic because when I looked it up I could only find the building below at its current address.  Definitely not a big motor motel there anymore.
   

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: May 23, 2018, 04:02:48 PM »
Yes I caught that too...Savage was taking his weekly random day off.

He said that news is coming really fast these days, implying that Art predicted it. He didn't mention that he had died recently, or clarify that he was a radio host...he just dropped it there like we should know about it.

Nice to see him remembered and called out like that.


Michael might have had another procedure done regarding the tooth implant that was started last week.  The poor guy has lousy teeth but he does manage to get a tooth worked on every couple years or so.  He hates dental work with a passion.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: May 23, 2018, 04:34:40 AM »
Some things stand the test of time.

Yeah, I know.  I also liked the horse named IWINIWIN but she came in fifth.  War Note fell down, I noticed.  I hope she was ok.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: May 23, 2018, 04:16:08 AM »
The results of a horse race that took place on May 22, 1918.  The horse I would have bet on, War Note, came in last.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: May 23, 2018, 03:31:12 AM »
From the imperial War Museum, May 23, 1918.



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British soldier extinguishing the fire at a cartridge dump at Saigneville, 23 May 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205247074 © IWM (Q 11479)


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Destruction caused by the fire at a cartridge dump at Saigneville, 23 May 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205247073 © IWM (Q 11478)


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Destruction caused by the fire at a cartridge dump at Saigneville, 23 May 1918. 
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205247069 © IWM (Q 11474)


R.I.P.


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Private Charles Edward White 3169. Unit: A Company, 34th Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force. Death: 23 May 1918. Died of wounds in King George Hospital London. Son of James and Ada Minnie White. Native of Yass, New South Wales. Age at death given as 20.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205390654 © IWM (HU 127364)





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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: May 22, 2018, 06:20:08 PM »


A restaurant inside the famous Palmer House in Chicago.  I'm not too sure if this particular restaurant is still inside the building.



It is now called the Palmer House Hilton, to be more precise.

Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Palmer_House_Hilton

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Random Topics / Re: Celebrity Deaths
« on: May 22, 2018, 05:53:49 PM »
Western actor Clint Walker has died at the age of 90.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/clint-walker-who-starred-as-tv-cowboy-‘cheyenne’-dead-at-90/ar-AAxEjUj?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=edgsp

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Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: May 22, 2018, 03:49:47 AM »

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