The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166522   Message #4081167
Posted By: Rapparee
27-Nov-20 - 09:21 PM
Thread Name: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
If you are offering me a blunderbuss this is a nice one in 10 gauge; they also have one in 4 gauge. This kit is on USD 999.99, too, and I get to put it together. I have found that a blunderbuss is quite a good argument not to "stand and deliver" a coach!

No, I haven't been doing either in the past few months. First the SARS-Covid-19 and now surgery recovery. I probably won't make the Christmas party either. Now, as the song says, the ground is white...and going to the range in winter can be iffy. Sliding off an icy road that clings to the side of hill can test your seat belts! It's also cold and windy up there. But a set of longjohns and a good coat and hat and gloves...well, maybe.

On February 10 I present a program called something like "The Recent Crime Spree in Idaho: 1840-1910 or so" for the local continuing education group (New Knowledge Adventures, or NKA). I've done these before; this one will concentrate on names like David Updycke, Boon Helm, Henry Amos Plummer, Marion More, Jack Slade, and a few others. Bear in mind that the towns of Bannack and Virginia City, Montana were in the Idaho Territory in 1864.

In the meantime, I recuperate and play my horn. Speech therapist, a wonderful person and fellow trumpeter, said it would be excellent exercise for tongue and cheek muscles -- much better than the tongue push-ups I thought he'd order.

Swallowing is still a problem and will be for a while.