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About tladotse

I am a retired Electronics Engineer who specialized in circuit design, antenna design, reliability and maintainability. I am an amateur radio operator and also have hobbies of fishing and photography. Getting kinda old but still get around pretty well.

Ma Smith and cooking.

I was just looking at the “Old Rumford Cookbook” and I thought about grandma Smith. I’ve had some bad things to say about her in the past, but she had a lot of good qualities also in one of these … Continue reading

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Playing Under the House

Playing Under the House The house I grew up in was an old country house that rested on pillars of brick. Because of being built this way, there was a space of between 3 to 4 feet between the floor … Continue reading

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It is Cold Now, but It Also Was Back Then

It’s Cold Now but It Was Back Then Also It has been very cold lately, this mornig for example was 22 degrees on my thermometer. This is not only time that it has been cold. I can remember times in … Continue reading

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Living in poverty We hear a lot on used these days about poverty and how many people are in it. I hate to sound callous but I think there is way less poverty in this country than what is reported. … Continue reading

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Times when Pa Ogburn wanted quiet

Times When Pa Ogburn Demanded Absolute Quiet There there were two occasions when, my dad (Pa Ogburn) demanded absolute quiet from us kids when we were playing around the room especially when it was bad weather that kept us in … Continue reading

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