Gnarly Hat

While it is spring, and the weather is turning warmer, it is never too early to start planning for winter. While that sounds nice, the reality is I am working through a pile of projects that are in some stage of completion.  But hey, one day it will be cooler and I will actually get to where the hat. Continue reading

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AHG Badge Help – Special Delivery #16

Are you confused by all of the philatelic vocabulary associated with the Special Delivery Merit Badge? Have no fear the internet is here!!! Continue reading

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AHG Badge Help – Special Delivery #12

Since I seem to be on a roll, I thought I would continue my series on the Special Delivery merit badge and look at what to do with the stamps that you have started to collect.  Should you hinge or mount your stamps, and what is the difference?

If you are an Explorer working on this badge, my short answer will be to use hinges but instead of just looking at the short answer take a look at the difference between the two. Continue reading

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AHG Badge Help – Special Delivery #20

Stamp collecting can be a great way to study modern history. By researching the people and places and things idolized on a stamp you can tell what is important to people throughout different decades. But did you know that stamp collecting can also be a great way to study geography? Continue reading

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AHG Badge Help – Special Delivery #8

Today I thought I would continue sharing a few resources I have for the Special Delivery Merit Badge.

The first stamp ever created is known as a “Penny Black”.  Issued in 1840 in England under the reign of Queen Victoria.  This stamp changed communication not only in England but around the world. Continue reading

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AHG Badge Help – Special Delivery #1

As I child I began collecting stamps. It is something my father still enjoys.  I was a little disheartened to see that AHG was discontinuing the Special Delivery Merit Badge.  I realize that the times have changed and society no longer uses snail mail.  Writing letters is a lost art form.

Personally, my family has been relying on the US Postal System more in the last 6 months then we have in a very long time.  With my son in the Army now, snail mail has been the only way we can communicate with him during his initial training.  I find myself waiting for the mailman to come each day, in hopes of a letter from my son.  Enough rambling and on to today’s merit badge help – Special Delivery requirement #1… Continue reading

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Flo the Flamingo

With Covid-19 going on, it does not look like there will be any trips to the beaches of Florida anytime soon.  So instead, I thought I would bring a piece of the beach to me.  So sitting on the bookcase is Flo the Flamingo. Continue reading

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Not So Wordless Wednesday

Wednesdays are usually devoted to a photo that I have taken that I thought you might enjoy.  Today, I thought I would change it up.  While browsing Facebook this weekend I found something very disturbing.

Personally, I have issues with toilet seat covers. They are a breeding ground for all kinds of nasty stuff – but why would you buy a used one!!!  Once you get past the idea of a used toilet seat cover, I want to point out a few flaws with this item…

  1. Notice the dark stain on the rear of the seat.
  2. This item appears to be a toilet lid cover that someone has cut a hole in and placed on the seat – notice the ragged edges.
  3. If you look closely you will notice a wad of what appears to be paper in the bottom of the commode.
  4. $15 – you can purchase a new one on Amazon without stains for less than that.

What is this world coming too!  Really people! With Coronavirus going around you think this was a good idea!

 

 

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