Category Archives: General

The general store …

General Store

No super store with electric doors
Acres of shelves and shiny floors
It served our needs and so much more
It is what we called the general store

A pot belly stove sat in the back
Off to one side a hardware rack
Along one wall was feed in sacks
Even long johns with flap in back

Canned goods were kept in Mason jars
Gas was outside in a tank for cars
Flour was kept in a wooden barrel
One shelf over was women’s apparel

At the counter they did wheeling and dealing
As ham and bacon hung from the ceiling
Apples were sold by bushel or peck
They even had collars for a horse’s neck

When the day began old men came in
Snuff covered chins and money to spend
Checkers they played or just sat around
The general store was the best spot in town

I yearn for the the old days life and love was so much simpler.

Do you agree?

I hope you are laughing.


The KFPS Royal Friesian Horse …

Bear Tales follower Hilary shared this video with me again I thought you might like to have another look at these magnificent animals …

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Contributed by Bear Tales follower Brian.

Although I have seen this before had to share they such magnificent animals! To quote the email …

“These horses are simply beautiful. This video will make your day! Enjoy!!

These horses were originally bred as “war horses” in the days of knights and armor. As armor got heavier, bigger horses were needed and the Freisian almost became extinct.
They are back and are one of the prettiest horses in stature as well as gait.
Just watching them becomes an emotional experience. Can you imagine what it would be like to ride one?
Their manes and tails are the longest that I have seen and I noticed that when performing on grass, their hoofs do not kick up a divot (they land flat footed).
Creatures such as these are what makes this world so special. These horses are native to the Netherlands . Have…

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The horth whithperer …

Apologies to people with a speech impediment but i am laughing.

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If you don’t laugh out loud at this, you’re just not trying!!

A guy calls his buddy, the horse rancher, and says he’s sending a friend over to look at a horse.
His buddy asks, ‘How will I recognize him?’
‘That’s easy; he’s a dwarf with a speech impediment.’
So, the dwarf shows up, and the guy asks him if he’s looking for a male or female horse.
‘A female horth.’
So he shows him a prized filly.
‘Nith lookin horth. Can I thee her eyeth?’
So the guy picks up the dwarf and he gives the horse’s eyes the once over.
‘Nith eyeth, can I thee her earzth?’
So he picks the little fella up again, and shows him the horse’s ears.
‘Nith earzth, can I thee her mouf?’
The rancher is getting pretty ticked off by this point, but he picks him up again and shows him the…

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Afraid of the light …

Even truer today don’t you think?

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Particularly in Australia this is so true …

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How Tamworth beat the big smoke and became the first city of light in Australia …

This is interesting, a lot here I did not know …

“The first city in Australia to use electric street lights wasn’t Sydney or Melbourne — it was Tamworth on November 9, 1888. And it all unfolded in a very Aussie kind of way.”




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Please visit this at ABC News for the full story you will enjoy.




A 1955 CHUCKLE — 62 YEARS AGO! Those were the days!!!

Thought you needed these reminiscences. 🙂

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Shared by Bear Tales follower Brian

Bring Back the Old Days … $2.00 a night for a motel … we could see the world!!!

Comments made in the year 1955!

“I’ll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it’s going to be impossible
to buy a week’s groceries for $10.00 …

Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won’t be long before $1,000.00 will only buy a used one …

If cigarettes keep going up in price, I’m going to quit; 20 cents a pack is ridiculous …

Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging 7 cents just to mail a letter …

If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store …

When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost more than…

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Does this say something about FaceBook?

Great gifs 31 October 2016 …

The two shares on Facebook were mine!

Shares from Bear Tales to Pinterest 655, views on Bear Tales 160.000 and growing hourly.

Go figure?