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Tech Talk / Re: best starter camera for 12 year old kid
« on: April 15, 2021, 12:54:15 AM »
I'm looking for a good laptop for my kid. $5-$10 range.  :P
Just a few days (or is it weeks?) until the chauvin verdict, there should be some pretty hot "sales" somewhere near you...

Tech Talk / Re: Best Email Subscription List?
« on: April 14, 2021, 04:52:30 PM »
Judging by this thread I would think you'd be glad :P

On The Road / Re: Which States Have You Been To?
« on: April 12, 2021, 11:58:22 PM »

Just Shmooze / Re: Its Open Season on Jews
« on: April 08, 2021, 01:57:14 AM »
Until he magically improves & the institution deems him fit to be released into society.
The guy is legit mentally ill, it's not just an excuse they came up with now for the trial.

(I'm not excusing him or anything like that, just stating the fact.)

On The Road / Re: Pennsylvania Turnpike
« on: March 14, 2021, 06:07:34 PM »
I wonder what their overhead is for processing every such toll is? Those costs get passed on to you...
Don't forget to factor in the savings from eliminating manned tollbooths and printing the tickets.

How do I fix this? I replaced with longer screws but they still won't hold.
Try packing the holes with toothpicks (and wood glue if you have) then screwing it back in.

Just Shmooze / Re: The Paranormal Thread
« on: March 10, 2021, 04:27:36 PM »
Anyone else have a gross fascination for this stuff?

Iíll start. I was driving in Lakewood and noticed a cemetery at the very end of spruce st. I did a drop of research and thereís a high school kid that got murdered in the 80ís . Long story short, thereís supposedly a tree that grew near the spot that (the branches) are unmistakably in the shape of JL. Also supposedly people who drove too close to the tree had their cars stalled.
Am I the only one who doesn't see the "unmistakable" JL?

Thanks. Saw that. Seems more general in nature, and was looking more specifically for people planning a trip in the AZ/UT area.
In that case you probably want to post in the UT or AZ threads in the Destination Guides And Trip Planning board.

Or alternatively, start an RV destination thread.

On The Road / Re: Pennsylvania Turnpike
« on: March 08, 2021, 05:31:17 PM »
it's hard to beat matching the miles remaining gauge with the distance of the next gas station
If you can make it to OH vs filling filling up in PA you'll save some money.

There's a good exit at the beginning of OH with a bunch of truck stops etc, IIRC it's exit 234. (talking about I80)

On The Road / Re: Pennsylvania Turnpike
« on: March 08, 2021, 05:24:50 PM »
Sure, there are likely tons all along the i80, but it's not as clean an experience.
I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

You guys are acting like I80 is some little desert road with services every hundred miles...

Just Shmooze / Re: What brought you to DDF?
« on: March 08, 2021, 05:19:48 PM »
I thought you sell penguins...
He expanded his Horizons

On The Road / Re: Pennsylvania Turnpike
« on: March 07, 2021, 02:57:55 PM »
Easier to get off if need be, but only places worth stopping are truck stops

There are occasional large breaks between exits with services, but ime not much different than the turnpike. What it comes down to is will there be a bathroom when your kids need it (which is right after you got back on after the last exit, and the answer is probably not;)
I don't think there are many more areas with 3 lanes on the turnpike, but I may be wrong.

I haven't taken the PA turnpike in many years so I can't really compare the two, but having driven I80 dozens of times (mostly at night) I can assure you these concerns are being exaggerated.
The PA rest stops are kinda dated but do the job when you need a bathroom stop.

Just Shmooze / Re: Random questions.
« on: March 07, 2021, 02:00:25 AM »
On a real serious note, there's one thing about this whole Dr. Seuss thing that puzzles me.

They are not banning all his books, just the six that contain offensive imagery. So if Dr. Seuss himself is not bad, why can't we keep those six books, and just erase those offensive pictures. Or, if you wish, replace them with Seuss-esque pictures that are not offensive?

Is there a reason we must lose the entire books??
Logic is the woke mob's kryptonite. They won't touch it with a ten foot pole.

On The Road / Re: Pennsylvania Turnpike
« on: March 07, 2021, 01:42:33 AM »
In normal times, are there lots of cars overnight?

I've done it dozens of times and I've never had an issue of too much traffic. (cars or trucks.)

Time to break out the popcorn...


Their marriage is the 5th result here, but I don't have an account...

You may be able to get FREE access to until the end of September (at least).  Even for those not interested in genealogy, it can provide a few hours of entertainment during the long summer days, looking for where your ancestors were decades ago. 

Many libraries subscribe to the Library Edition of Ancestry, which you can use for free if you're sitting in the library, and now they've made it accessible remotely to anyone with a library card.  You need to first check if your local library has it, and then you'll need to enter the serial number of your library card to use it.

The Library Edition has passenger lists of immigrants, census records until 1940, phone and address directories, military records, school yearbooks,  and more.  The Library Edition does NOT include the ability to post your personal family tree. 

Just Shmooze / Re: Old Yiddish
« on: March 04, 2021, 10:20:40 PM »
I miss the days when this was all we had to worry about.
There's a thread for that

Date matches the SSDI
Good point

I don't know anything about this stuff, but a quick google search brought up these records from Mt Carmel Cemetery in Philadelphia which list a Rae Goldstein that passed away Jan 31 1977 and is buried in SEC G LOT 100 GRAVE 3 of that cemetery. Details are a bit off of what you described but maybe...
look at the record two rows down from her, she was buried 50 years before she died. So don't put too much stock in the date.
(OTOH you would think she'd likely be buried with her Husband and he doesn't seem to be there...)

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