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chambers last won the day on June 29 2019

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  • Birthday 10/30/1976

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    Fayetteville, WV USA
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    History, Handbags, Antiques, and DACHSHUNDS!!<br /><br />

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  1. Hey, I'm still around. It's just that often I feel that I don't have much to contribute to the discussions... Has anyone heard from Rocky or Dogdaddy lately?
  2. chambers

    I've said this a thousand times...

    The workers at the Vet's museum told me a few things about the uniforms. The soldier's name was G.W. Powell (it was written on the collar of some of the shirts). According to his Army number he was a draftee, he said that draftees numbers began with the number "3". The patches indicated he was a first sgt. The colored patch signifies a state-side division. The tan uniforms were WWII era, there was also a complete green wool uniform, too also WWII era. The blue ones were next, he said perhaps early 50's. They also said it was rare that a draftee make fist sgt. Is that true? and that perhaps this guy trained other troops at Ft. Dix.
  3. chambers

    Happy Birthday Colin!!!

    Happy Birthday!! Sorry I'm late
  4. chambers

    I've said this a thousand times...

    Here are a few of the latest finds. They're going to the Veteran's Museum this weekend. Does anyone know what era these are from or what the patches signify? Some of the pieces appear much older than the others. Thanks
  5. ...and I'll probably say it a thousand more (that's why I put it in the Shooting The Breeze section). I can't believe people just throw away the things the good things and keep the junk!!! I just read the post about the son not wanting the dog tags that his dad left in Italy and was AGAIN reminded of the stuff that people toss out. My mom is the manager at a donation center and people come in there and actually tell her the stuff "belonged to: my dad, my mom, my grandmother, my grandad, my great-grandmother, my whatever...." "it's real old" blah blah blah... She has received a WWII era nurse's cape (near mint condition), a pair of bib overalls (I don't know what they're really called, but they're green and they're made like bibs) from the "Army Air Forces", and two days ago a big plastic tote of old military uniforms that we haven't looked at yet. Old handmade quilts, good grief how can you throw out something your grandmother sat there and hand quilted!! So sad, sad, sad......
  6. chambers

    Greetings from Italy

    Welcome, Maurizio!
  7. chambers

    Read any good books lately?

    Yes, Marion that book definatly looks like it's right up my alley. Thanks everyone for the suggestions!!
  8. chambers

    Happy Birthday Rocky J Squirrel

    Happy Birthday! XOXO!!!!!
  9. Has anyone read any good books lately? I've reached a standstill with reading material and can't seem to find anything that turns me on. Book sales recently have really been lacking around here; a whole lot of nothing. I like personal stories about real people, the statistical books put me to sleep.
  10. chambers

    Latest photo of Rocky

    love him!!!!!!
  11. chambers

    Day nine and still no power...

    The interstate thru Ripley is pretty sparse. Power is still going out periodically in some places but overall we're on the mend.
  12. chambers

    Day nine and still no power...

    I believe it!! Do you know where she was? This stupid storm affected 53 out of 55 counties. I was pet sitting for a friend that lives almost 40 miles from my house and when I left their house that Saturday morning there wasn't a spec of electricity between there and Fayetteville. There were two gas stations open with awful lines. It was down right creepy. Oak Hill didn't get power back for several days and I'll tell you, a city is creepy at night with absolutely no lighting. Felt like a scene from The Walking Dead. I had to go and pick Eddie up at the airport Saturday night and I waited an hour and a half at the closest gas station. I knew that there were a few in Beckley open but I their lines were just as bad so I just waited. I didn't even know if Charleston was going to have electricity at that point (turns out they did). There were still some trees down on the way to the airport and that was after 6 pm. I got some pics of it but I haven't gotten them off of my tablet yet. That Shell station was crazy... there were people everywhere. I saw some guys pushing a car up the line and gawd it was sooooo hot!
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    Day nine and still no power...

    Finally got power back Monday night around 7, cable & internet back this afternoon. There are some people here in town that are still out. We had a couple trees down in our yard, they didn't hit anything (small miricle), some roof damage, and threw away a boat load of food. It didn't take me long back in the "world" to realize that I didn't really miss anything.... I'm surprised there wasn't much on the news about it. Sad..... The welfare recipients will be re-issued food stams for their lost food, the rest of us are SOL. My mom couldn't even get the national guard here in Fayetteville to give her a pack of bottled water from the skid they were sitting on, nor could they tell her where the distribution centers were. This town was totally unorganized and completely unprepared, most of us were just on our own. It was sooooo stinkin' hot. They said we had record breaking temperatres and many of the records were set in the sumer of 1988. I remember well the summer of 1988, we had no AC in the house or the car! It was miserable, lol!!!! At least last week we were able to get our cars and go somewhere, most of Beckley (20 to 30 minute drive) was up within 24 - 36 hours of the storm. Eddie was home that week and took me to Starbucks almost everyday so we could check our emails. My uncle was in FL that week, but his empty house across town had a nice gas hot water heater so I was able to take a hot shower most of the time which I was grateful for (his house actually had power restored on Wednesday). Those two days of heating water up on the grill to bathe were enough for me. I can do it, but I don't have to like it. They said on the radio that some of the poles being replaced were so old they were erected in the 1930s with mules. Todd: my BF applied for a job in Oki a couple years ago, the company didn't get the contract. He really wanted to go. So glad to be back
  14. Don't know how much has been on the news this past week about the storm that took out the power in most of WV. HOT HOT HOT the past several days, hundreds of trees down, and still no power at my house. ugh...