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That sure as heck looks like an A-20 Havoc to me. I knew a rear-gunner who flew in them. He said the ones he flew in had no turret. If you wanted to shoot somebody behind you, then you've got to roll back part of your canopy (343MPH) and raise up the twin .30-cal guns mounted on a circular rail. BRRRR that sounds cold.

No, that's a B25. Side view of the same aircraft below, the twin tail was found only on B24's and B25's

Another variant below, ground attack. Look at that, 14 .50 cal guns forward facing. No fun at all being on the incoming side of that!


B-25 by Tom, on Flickr

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is it a Gerber leatherman cause if so , I got one to send back , I can’t believe I put enough torque on it to break



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No fargin way. That there is a knockoff. The real ones look like this -- heavy, high carbon steel, scissors that work, wire stripper as part of the pliers, file, saw, bone saw, knife, eyeglass screwdriver, Phillips and common screwdriver:

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The screwdriver is strong enough for real stuff.
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This is what you can do with a Leatherman Wave (I have three) in the woods: Use the pliers to cut some pieces of barbed wire. Use the metal file (middle right with the notch) to sharpen the end and cut a barb. Bend the wire to make a hook with a snell on the end. Rinse and repeat until you have a whole buncha fishing lines. One tool.
 
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In our little town of about 500 people there is a picnic Grove that dates back about 120 years or so. For the last hundred years it's been under the oversight of the family that I share a last name with. That family name was also instrumental and founding the town where I live. Around 1919 they started having the namesake reunion. They basically invited anyone in the town and anyone with a lineage to the original settlers in the area. This is very close to the very middle of Pennsylvania perhaps about 25 mi south of the geographic center of the state as the crow flies.

In its Hay Day people would come from most of the eastern and northeastern states and as far as West as Missouri and Iowa to attend the reunion. Bus and train schedules were published in the mailings that they sent to persons on the mailing list. At its peak, just before WW2 they say that perhaps 2500 people would wander in and out of the reunion during the day long celebration and gathering.

As many family reunions have gone, this family reunion also has dwindled in numbers of attendance. They say that it never really took a strong foothold after WW2, but I remember crowds in the hundreds even as late as the late sixties and early 70's. We skipped 2020 reunion, but the 2019 100 year anniversary had a hundred or so wonderful people attending.

I picked up a few Carpenter skills along the way and have been applying them a little to some of the upkeep and repair of the buildings at The Grove. The Grove used to be filled with 150 year old trees but a particularly strong wind storm took down many of the aging ones leaving only a few left standing to remind us of the former size of them.

One of the features of the grove/park is what we refer to as name trees. Persons who want to commemorate their parents or perhaps even a grandparent or Aunt or uncle will make a donation to The upkeep of The Grove and in exchange will try to find a location to plant another tree. The name of the person being commemorated is put on a board in front of that tree.

One of the main projects was rebuilding the stage in what we refer to as the church pavilion. The church pavilion is a 60 by 30 open spam mortise and tennon construction building dating back to 1933 we think. we also were able to raise funds to get the roof painted. Anyhow here is a few pictures of the park and the stage.

Here is a Facebook page with some more pictures. https://m.facebook.com/Graybills-Grove-153669928172230/
 

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For all the astronomers here. I dunno if you've seen this, but it is pretty kewl

https://www.space.com/black-holes-globular-cluster-hubble-telescope

The globular cluster NGC 6397, a conglomeration of stars about 7,800 light-years from Earth, likely harbors a clump of small black holes at its heart, a new study reports.

"Researchers studied the movement of stars in NGC 6397 using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the European Space Agency's Gaia spacecraft. These motions revealed the existence of a hidden mass at the cluster's center — a "central dark component" that makes up 0.8 to 2% of NGC 6397's total mass."

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Yeah, the pic is just an indicator... but I wonder if any of youse superstud dudes could resolve any lensing effect?
 

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hmm, rotated when I click on them
 

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Outstanding!
 

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Just so you guys in the frozen parts of the world remember that it's possible---

DSC7394 by Tom, on Flickr
 

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Just so you guys in the frozen parts of the world remember that it's possible---

Thanks for that Tom. One of the wifes indoor plants decided today was the day to open up a flower.
I ain't sharing a picture cause it's sooooo embarrassing after you post one.
 

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Straight on like that was always a tough shot for me.
Usually ruint too much meat.
 

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Straight on like that was always a tough shot for me.
Usually ruint too much meat.

Perhaps this would work better for you. It's just a pup though, I suspect this one had spots last spring. Comes to my walkway every night.

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Ooooh yeah, eric, even an old out-of-practice guy like me could snag that one.
Yearling, eh — some tasty venison there I'll bet.

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I need to spend some bitcoin fake money and get a good camera....the colors on the turkeys are luminescent but I can’t capture it with an iPad camera.....




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Might have something to do with the digital filters on your iPad camera.
 

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never heard of them...is it something in my settings that is adjustable?

Usually. Yes.

Some devices will not let adjust them. Most, however, will allow for the personal adjustments. My guess, is it's a UV filter for when folks try to take pics facing the light source.
 

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Teach 'em young. After steady rain for a week she found and collected the birch bark curlies, the Doug Fir fatwood, and the dry Cedar. I sawed them to size but she shaved the feathersticks and set the spark off the ferro rod. Not bad for a 4 year old!View attachment 202374
Most adults, myself included wouldn't know how to do that. Great job, daddy-o.
 

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What an acheivement!
Me with the North Berwick crew on our Maine state Practical Test Day! I'm the one who looks 43!
I was privledged to team with Windy Rudnicki! we were the last to finish as you can see we still have our gear on. We scored Nine out of Nine stations even with some difficulties on each of our own parts. Team work prevailed and we were beyond successful! I was initially supposed to test out with my own crew but my father died in front of me three days before the scheduled test. this is one year later and I was blessed to finish up with a great team! I sure wish my dad was around to see this. It really would have made him proud.
 

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Got a number of rescue cats at our house; we don't look for them, they just come to us. The two grey cats are brothers that we found as near dead, fist sized kittens in the woods. The Flame Point Siamese was living under my office in a industrial area and was filthy and starving. He's way too pretty to be a stray and I figure he got lost somehow. You gotta admit that the Grey Boys came out well. All of the seem to know that they were saved and are extremely affectionate.

Sugar Cat by Tom, on Flickr

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