This morning – I’m writing this in early April, 2019 – I got an email from a friend near Seattle, telling me a bit about this model railroad convention he was attending.
It made me smile and remember with fondness my own experience with model railroading. It was one of my very first experiences with being an “enthusiast” for anything.
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This is an email I just wrote to my own adult kids and their spouses. I thought it would be a good thing for others to see and read and comment on.
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My Cold Brew Tea How-To
Okay, since my LAST POST, the one about Cold Brew Iced Tea, I have made several jugs of the stuff, and I have to tell you, this is EXCELLENT tea.
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Iced Tea – A Life-Essential in the South
If you live in the South, or have ever lived in the South, you know iced tea is one of the life essentials.
Not so in the North. The Air Force once flew me (and a number of other pilot trainees) up to New Jersey (from Laredo) to attend the funeral of one of our classmates. A sad occasion, but that can be a story for another time. The point was that while I was up there, we went into a restaurant for a meal, and when the waitress asked what I wanted to drink, I said, “Iced tea, please.”
She looked at me for a moment as though I had sprouted tentacles, then she said, “But it’s February!” The idea of someone wanting iced tea in winter was totally alien to her. Continue reading Cold Brew Iced Tea