Blogging to you from the Northeastern Badlands of Lake County, Illinois USA, WELCOME TO THE NEXT CHAPTER! WARNING! ALL FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA ARE ADDICTIVE; EXCESSIVE USE MAY LEAD TO MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS, REDUCED JOB PRODUCTIVITY, LACK OF SLEEP, SOCIAL ALIENATION, BIRTH DEFECTS, BLINDNESS, SEXUAL IMPOTENCY, AND / OR DEVIANT FUNAMBULISM. NOTICE: NO GUNS OR AMMUNITION ARE FOR SALE VIA THIS BLOG. (No, I will not trade my Colt Python for some lubricious adventures with your trophy wife and a future first-round draft pick.) CAVEAT: This blog is not suitable for viewing while at work, while inside a public library, while inside any public or private school, or while inside any public or private restroom. Do not view this blog while driving a motor vehicle or while piloting an aircraft. Viewing this blog may be illegal inside the EU, Chicago, and other parts of the Third World. THIS BLOG CONTAINS (albeit often very childish) ADULT-CONTENT. DISCLAIMER: This blog is a hobby, it is not a livelihood. Even though much of what I blog about relates to firearms collecting and recreational shooting, I am not an expert (by any measure) on any facet of guns, shooting, hunting, or personal defense. Entries at this blog are akin to good old-fashioned campfire chats or post hunt bourbon-fueled barroom-bluster; I offer no opinion on what you should or should not purchase, or what you should be using or doing. What does or does not work for me could be rugged-country-miles away from your tastes and your needs. All products, places, and miscellany that I review for this blog are purchased / rented / leased at retail price by me. I do not accept payment, gifts, discounts, freebies, products on loan, distilled spirits, recreational pharmaceuticals, plea-bargains, probation, parole, Papal Blessings, Presidential Pardons, or sexual favors for doing any review or blog post. TRACKING COOKIES: Google et al stick tracking cookies on everybody. If you are online, you are being spied on via one method or another, for one reason or another; 'nuff said. You may be able to minimize your online DNA residue by using Tor and Duck Duck Go. Vive la liberté! Vive all y'all! Ante omnia armari. To each of you, thanks for stopping by! I appreciate it!
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'We the Politicians of the United States, in Order to avoid a more perfect Union, manipulate Justice, destroy domestic Tranquillity, provide for the common offense, promote general Warfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty for ourselves and our Progeny, do blaspheme and eviscerate this Constitution of the United States of America." ("Zack," circa 1966 -1970)
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.
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.
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/.
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.
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.
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.