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Time to Cheat

    Normally I’m not much of a cheater. I suppose that I used to try such things when I was little, but I got over it as I grew up. The last time it came up, I was playing a board game on vacation with one of my sister’s friends from Germany. I caught her

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Spring is in the Air

    This being Northeastern Ohio we’re all used to wild swings in the weather. Just last week I wrote about our new steam boiler up at our cottage. Today it is about 60 degrees and folks are walking in the store wearing T-shirts. I’ll be willing to bet that Winter is not over by a

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Steam Heat

    Last week I gave you a teaser about this week’s topic, Steam! As most of you know, I love all things steam. I have many steam engine toys that I have collected since I was young. We sell them too, at the store. I love to go to the antique power show also and

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It’s Snowing On My Cheeseburgers!

     Winter in Northeast Ohio can be a tough time of year, but my wife, Mary Anne, and I try not to let it interrupt our lives too much. Sure it’s cold and snowy and all that, but that’s no reason to stay at home and watch TV. We have found that if you

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Up to the Cabin

    Sorry that I haven’t been able to write any updates lately, but we have been very busy with post-Christmas activities. One of those involved a mini-vacation to New York. Our middle son, Chad and his wife Kate just purchased a cabin in New York state, near the ski areas around Chautauqua. They invited us

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Christmas Dinner(s)

    Now that the New Year is upon us, my computer seems to be covered with ads touting various diets and physical fitness schemes. I always thought that this was related to one of those silly New Year’s resolution things where everyone seems to pledge to eat healthier and get more exercise in the new

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The Skinny On Floodlights

    Well now that we’ve gotten about a foot of snow on the ground here in Burton (at home, 5 miles South as the crow flies, we’ve got about an inch – they don’t call it the snow belt for nothing!), Winter weather is certainly here. So, of course, it’s time to talk about floodlight

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Old Time Christmas

    Last week I talked about the new Jensen steam engines that we just got in for Christmas, well we’ve finally caught up with the calender and decorated the store windows for the season. Our trusty snow men (people?) are in one side and Mary Anne set up a Christmas tree in the other. I

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Jensen Steam Engines

    We’ve been getting set up for the Christmas season at the store, and one of the things on the list that needed tended to was the empty steam toy display case (it wasn’t really empty, but we were running perilously low!). Rectifying this problem involved a telephone call to the good people at the

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It Was Wild!

    Now that I’ve covered the railroad potion of our trip down to Cass, West Virginia, its time to cover the other cool thing we saw. I was perusing the pamphlets at the West Virginia welcome center (as I always do as we travel). Among the fliers pushing Gravity Hill and the world’s only Moth-man

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14545 Main Street (N. Cheshire)
Burton Ohio 44021

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