Sunday, August 29, 2010

Holster Maker Dennis Yoder has passed away…

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Sad news; I found that Dennis Yoder’s website (http://www.yodercustomleather.com/) was down and, after some searching, ran across the following obituary HERE.



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February 17, 2010

Dennis A. Yoder, 58, of Hamburg, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

He was the husband of Sallie A. Reppert Yoder. They were married on June 28, 1969, and celebrated 40 years of marriage.

Born in West Reading, he was the son of Maude C. Heckman Yoder, Hamburg, and the late Guy W. Yoder Jr. He was a 1969 graduate of Schuylkill Haven High School.

Dennis owned and operated Dennis A. Yoder Custom Leather, Hamburg, since 1992.

He was a well-known leather craftsman throughout the country. He has acquired and leaves behind many friends.

Dennis was an endowment member of the National Rifle Association; a member of the Hamburg Rifle and Pistol Club, where he served as president for three years; and a member of the Lenhartsville, Port Clinton and Shartlesville fish and game associations. He was also a member of the Ponderosa Hunting Club, Port Clinton.

Surviving, in addition to his wife and mother, are a son, Eric A., husband of Michelle L. Correll Yoder, Port Clinton; a grandson, Toby A. Yoder; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, William A. and Anna A. Reppert Neifert, West Brunswick Township.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday from Leibensperger Funeral Homes Inc., Hamburg, with off-street parking in rear. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Hamburg. A visitation with the family will be held in the funeral home from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The family suggests memorial contributions may be sent to Hamburg Rifle and Pistol Club, P.O. Box 12, Hamburg, PA 19526.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

September 2010 National Preparedness Month

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SOURCE pdf for the following.

WHAT IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH?

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is sponsored by the Ready Campaign in partnership with Citizen Corps and the Advertising Council. NPM is held each September to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities. September 2010 is the seventh annual NPM. This year will focus on encouraging Americans to work together to take concrete actions toward emergency preparedness. We are encouraging all Americans to join the readiness team and truly help themselves, their neighbors, and their communities be Ready.
 
• NPM Coalition membership is open to all public and private sector organizations. Groups can register to become an NPM Coalition Member by visiting ready.gov and clicking on the NPM banner.
 
• In 2009, nearly 2,700 organizations joined the Ready Campaign in promoting the readiness message across the country in homes, schools, businesses, and communities to highlight the importance of individual and community public emergency preparedness throughout September.
 
• During NPM, Coalition Members share preparedness information with their members, customers, employees, and communities. Members spearhead activities that encourage specific steps for individual, neighborhood, and community preparedness.
 
• Throughout the year, the Ready Campaign promotes individual emergency preparedness. Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign, produced in partnership with The Advertising Council, to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.
 
• The Campaign’s Web sites (ready.gov and listo.gov) and toll-free numbers (1-800-BE-READY, TTY 1-800-462-7585, and 1-888-SE-LISTO) provide Americans with free emergency preparedness information.
 
• Citizen Corps is FEMA's grassroots strategy to bring together government and community leaders to involve citizens in all-hazards emergency preparedness and resilience. Local Citizen Corps Councils enable collaborative planning between government and civic leaders and provide localized support for: outreach and educational efforts to the public; training and exercises that effectively integrate all sectors of the community; and volunteer programs that augment the full range of emergency response services. For more information about Citizen Corps, visit http://www.citizencorps.gov/.
 
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Knock knock knock knock knock…

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“HI! I’m from Comcast…”

I don’t care; this door is clearly marked “NO SOLICITORS.”

“Do you get many solicitors?”

No. Most people can read.

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Snub Gunner Alert! Federal Nyclad 125 grain .38 Special available at Cheaper Than Dirt.

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CLICK HERE for .38 Special Federal Personal Defense Nyclad Hollow Point 125 Grain 830 fps 20 Round Box. This stuff is great to use in vintage alloy frame revolvers not rated for +P loads.

NOTE: CTD lists the manufacturer # as Federal P38HS2 and that sounds strange, almost like a Hydra-Shok number (P38HS2G is the 147 grain +P+ .38 Special Hydra-Shok).  However, their description does sound like it is the “Chief’s Special” load once listed as Federal P38M.

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Jason’s Old Truck Ranch blog

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If, as I do, you have a love for old trucks, give a click HERE to visit Jason’s new site.

There once was a time when only ruffians, rednecks, farmers, hunters, and construction workers drove pickup trucks or 4X4 utility vehicles. My first was a well-worn 1966 International Scout 4-cylinder 4X4, used for work, hunting, and my sideline snowplowing business. The interior was stark, unpadded sheet metal.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Nanay is gone.

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My Mother in law passed away on Monday Morning. She was in the intensive care unit of a local hospital for just over the past couple of weeks, suffering from a number of senescent ailments; she was 93 92 years old. She lived a good long life but the end was not kind to her. We visited her every day during her suffering and it all has been very hard on my wife; Moms are supposed to live forever. Moms are not supposed to endure excruciating agony.

Blogging here will continue to be light due to my familial obligations.

Many thanks,


Zack

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My third year of retirement is complete

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With the economy the way it is, with the hardships so many people face, I am a little reluctant to post this blog entry.  August 3, 2007 was my last day of gainful employment and there are no regrets; early retirement has been great although life still is often surprisingly hectic. There is always plenty of work to fill each day, along with more than adequate periods of recreation and rest. Financially I have been very fortunate, my budget has worked well and I have more money now than I did three years ago, in spite of the great-recession.  There is always a chance that something will go wrong; click here for a sobering article on the crisis of middle-class America.

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If you find the time, please click here for my tongue-in-cheek blog entry celebrating the end of my first year of retirement.

Once again, thanks for stopping by.

Zack

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