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A trip to Pa.
« on: September 24, 2001, 08:26:16 PM »
This has been a great week.  I went through DC and won't do that again but once in Pa. had a great time.  My Ships reunion, USS Eaton DD-510 was great fun and I had the chance to listen to all the old lies from my fellow shipmates as well as some new ones from  shipmates before me, back into the 40's.  It was great being 18 again !  :D

I also visited a small manual mill in York, a big mill in Annville and had a really good visit with Ron Wenrich.


Ron saws in a mill not too far off of I-78 and we discussed hardwood values and looked at logs that were practically foreign to me.  Yes, we have some wood of that type here but nothing to compare with the beautiful  logs I saw on his log yard.  He also showed me their firewood processor and the logs they fed into it.  We would have been proud to have had some of their trash for sawlogs down here.

 I'll have to admit that we have some pretty pine here in Fla. and I could make his mouth water with it if he were to visit sometime.  ;D

What a great house he has.  I had the opportunity to tour it with a guide  :D and it makes me jealous.  He has a lot of work to do yet on "this old house" but you should see what he has done so far.  The natural wood ceilings and floors are great and he has built some cabinets that look like they belong.  The Carpenter a hundred years ago would be proud to see what Ron has done.


I was surprised to find Ron similar to me both in appearance and philosophy.  I had a great time.  Thanks for the time Ron.

 
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Re: A trip to Pa.
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2001, 10:33:54 AM »
Glad you got there and back safely Tom. It sounds like you had a good trip.8)  For all you "landlubbers" out there...of which I'm one (I get seasick just thinking of being on the ocean).....The USS Eaton was an escort destroyer that saw action in WWII in the Pacific and served our nation up to....I believe...the early '90's.  She is now an artificial reef offshore from Jacksonville, Florida.  Tom was a Sonarsman on this ship and has a bunch of stories from racing the newer escort destroyers to eating like a king at the beginning of a 6 week cruise to eating vienna sausage 3 meals a day with koolaid towards the end of the cruise to going over the first wave, through the second wave and under the third wave during some hellacious storms. I can just imagine how good all those stories get over the years. :o ;D ;D
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Re: A trip to Pa.
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2001, 04:15:42 PM »
I just knew those pictures would make it to the board!  :D

I had a great time, too.  It isn't very often I get to talk to people, being cooped up in the booth.  Too bad it was only one afternoon.  

For those of you wondering about what we don't saw, here is a picture.



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Re: A trip to Pa.
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2001, 06:10:04 PM »
How can we see what you don't saw?

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Re: A trip to Pa.
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2001, 06:26:31 PM »
 I saw the stuff that you can't saw, do you see?  I saw.
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Re: A trip to Pa.
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2001, 07:02:24 PM »
I see and it's better than half of what I saw  :D
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