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  1. Mindless Entertainment (replacing an appliance)

    After 11 years of faithful service,our LG front loader washer burned out its motor. Like anyone else,spending the money on a replacement as well as having to picksomething you can work with can he a real PITA. We settled on twomust haves: top loading and high efficiency. The first because Ihave to admit that I am getting old. Bending over is less fun. Thesecond because itís just to use less water, even though we getcharged more for using less. Go figure.


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  2. Parker 75 Smooth Sterling (Plain Sterling)

    by , Jun 14, 2019 at 08:48 PM (Jottings (Timely and Otherwise))
    I inked my smooth sterling 75 today (one of two, actually). First time in years. Here's a blogpost from a couple of years ago -- put up by a fellow addict, err..."enthusiast".

    https://fountainpenfollies.com/2017/...3#comment-6429
  3. Parker Sonnet

    by , Jun 13, 2019 at 06:37 PM (Jottings (Timely and Otherwise))
    In the past few days, I've had an impulse to ink up my collection of Parker Sonnets -- for the first time in many, many months. I've always liked the size and shape of these pens. Like the Parker 75, which the Sonnet was created to replace, these pens are a very user friendly size and shape. They are not overwhelmingly big or heavy. They are not, by and large, super ostentatious. In short, Sonnets are designed to be comfortable for long use, day in and day out.

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    Updated Jun 14, 2019 at 12:13 AM by Kronos (Added photos)

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  4. MWC 100 - 1970s British Naval Diver

    by , Feb 4, 2018 at 12:01 AM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)


    In the years after the conclusion of World War II the Royal Navy went through a series of changes and the number of active vessels was reduced.
    in spite of the fresh memory of global conflict, regular conflicts between opposing ideologies were always proving world peace was difficult, if not impossible to achieve. The commitment of the United Kingdom to both NATO and United Nations roles meant ...
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  5. MWC 99 - 1940s American Soldier

    by , Jan 27, 2018 at 07:21 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)


    One of the Key Objectives of Operation Torch, the invasion of French North Africa in November 1942, was to split Axis forces and weaken their position on the Eastern front where they had invaded Russia
    The areas targeted for invasion were held by Vichy French troops who were in effect collaborating with the Germans, The Vichy French were well equped both as an Army, with large numbers of ...
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