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  •  Your grandfather reminds me of mine ... (0+ / 0-)

    ... he was an engineer on the Illinois Central railroad from the late 1930s to the early 1970s. He made coffee in a blue granite wear pot on an open flame gas stove. His secret ingredients were a pinch of salt, egg shells to settle the grounds, and before he poured a cup, he stirred the pot's contents with a fresh stick taken from outside. That stuff was so thick I swear it was like brown jello!

    Ah, my friends from the prison, they ask unto me, "how good, how good does it feel to be free? " And I answer them most mysteriously, "are birds free from the chains of the skyway? " (Bob Dylan)

    by JKTownsend on Tue Jul 03, 2012 at 08:39:00 AM PDT

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    •  HAHAHA (0+ / 0-)

      I think they went to the same school of coffee making. We always said his was so stout it would float a spoon.

      Putting on the spectacles of science in expectation of finding an answer to everything looked at signifies inner blindness. -- J(ames) Frank Dobie

      by cactusflinthead on Thu Jul 05, 2012 at 03:44:03 PM PDT

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