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And a clue for you young uns, to properly cut a loaf of bread, you use a bread knife, not a butcher knife. A bread knife has serrated teeth, to saw the bread, and not squash it. Ah, nothing like the heel of a fresh, hot, loaf of bread, slathered with butter - real butter, not this artificial stuff. Used to get that from my great-grandmother, about 2" thick. Yumm.
Theo
I will agree with you on the heel it’s the pest piece there is and with REAL butter you know the kind made in a crock churn, and a plunger (no crank). I think you grew up on the same farm I did, the cats love you forever.

You really need to sharpen your knives though. If you cant slice bread with them they aint sharp. My wife has been on me for months to sharpen the knives. I had been using Arkansas stones to sharpen them, not any more. A 16X16” flat cut piece of marble and wet sandpaper. The water holds the paper to the marble. Start with #300 and work your way up to #3000, then strop it on wet leather. You can slice bread with it, I didn’t believe it till my wife showed me. Now I’m her hero!!
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I was always told that only a goat would eat the heel of a loaf of bread. Not sure if they meant human kids eat like goats or what. And, yeah, I've used a plunger and crock churn too. I'd rather go with the hand crank on a jar.

And, I didn't grow up on a farm. Had relatives with farms tho. Have driven a team while haying, that's with men forking the hay on the wagon by hand. Driven a team haying with men picking up hay bales by hand and putting them on the wagon, and then one or two stacking the bales, have also stacked the bales. And learned how to milk by hand. And have hand cranked more than one ice cream machine too, good stuff.
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You got my goat or I am the goat. . . :jester: Your one up on me, I haven’t driven a team.

Been around horses, rode the fence line and a few other things but we never owned them. Hay bails? Done more than my share of that, I think I still could keep up with the youngins doing that. There are not many who bail anymore mostly the big rolls. I made a pretty good living during the summers bailing hay when I was in school. Ice cream hand crank churn, that’s another thing of the past.

I do remember the hand crank phones though. They have them for cell phones here in Japan for when the electricity is out.
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Wow! Now THAT (hand crank cell phones) would really be dangerous here in Georgia - where there is a big problem with people texting and driving! It's bad enough when someone texts and drives - but can you imagine if they were texting and cranking and driving? I get a really funny mental image here.

It is bad enough that people TALK on their cell phones while driving, but over many years and miles of driving - I've seen things that top that off! We've all seen ladies putting-on lipstick and makeup, but I've seen a man brushing his teeth!..and another man was putting-on deodorant while driving! Women breast-feeding their babies while driving is one of my personal favorites (when they switch "outlets")!..and a couple of times I've seen the driver and passenger CHANGE PLACES while driving!

I saw something (that to me was even funnier)...I was gassing-up my pickup truck, while a guy just across from me was using the "sponge/squeege on a stick" (intended to use on windshields) to wash his ENTIRE CAR!

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ROFL at your post and mental image. On the serious side likely everything you mentioned had happened in the middle of Atlanta on I75 at 80+mph. Now that is one crazy place. I usually set my speed control 2-3 mile over the limit and cruse. BUT Atlanta is not the place to go by the speed limit. Like a good (stupid in this case) citizen, I slowed down to the speed limit. People were literally rattling my doors passing me. I decided I better speed up and go with the flow 75mph in a 50mph (or was it 45) and that was in the slow lane. The radar cops were just sitting there. Likely if I had not increased the speed I would have received a ticked for impeding traffic. Atlanta is one place where I speed.

Oh you forgot to mention the dummies in the passenger seats (maybe drivers too) so they can use the car pool lane.

The squeegee car wash thing is popular in Japan I see it all the time, wonder about the paint though.
 
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