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by Jody Meacham
Thu June 1, 2017, 10:00 pm
Forum: Hamlet Happenings
Topic: Jody Meacham - Cape Fear Courier
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Jody Meacham - Cape Fear Courier

Thank you
by Jody Meacham
Tue April 11, 2017, 4:11 am
Forum: Just other Stuff
Topic: HYPOCRITES AMONGST US
Replies: 20
Views: 1191

Re: HYPOCRITES AMONGST US

Interesting, Bruce, in your first sentence of your reply to me that you describe “one obstacle thrown up in the path to vote.” Are you saying you wish there were more obstacles to citizens’ right to vote? Yes, many states restrict felons’ right to vote. Punishment for being convicted crime typically...
by Jody Meacham
Tue April 4, 2017, 3:09 pm
Forum: Just other Stuff
Topic: HYPOCRITES AMONGST US
Replies: 20
Views: 1191

Re: HYPOCRITES AMONGST US

I’ll start at the bottom, Bruce, by saying I’m shocked you didn’t know that voting is a right. The U.S. Constitution mentions the right to vote five times, more than any other right. The last mention is in the 26th Amendment and says “The right of citizens of the United States, who are 18 years of a...
by Jody Meacham
Sun April 2, 2017, 12:37 am
Forum: Just other Stuff
Topic: HYPOCRITES AMONGST US
Replies: 20
Views: 1191

Re: HYPOCRITES AMONGST US

Voting is a right. There is no right to buy alcohol or tobacco, which may be purchased for others' consumption. You may be aware that the same people who oppose requiring papers to buy a firearm -- because that, too, is a right -- want to require IDs for voting. The difference is that it has now bee...
by Jody Meacham
Sat April 1, 2017, 3:40 pm
Forum: Just other Stuff
Topic: HYPOCRITES AMONGST US
Replies: 20
Views: 1191

Re: HYPOCRITES AMONGST US

Normally I like to make my arguments in my own words, but the words of journalist and writer Anatole France are way better than mine to begin this reply: “The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.” Peopl...
by Jody Meacham
Sun March 26, 2017, 2:37 pm
Forum: Just other Stuff
Topic: HYPOCRITES AMONGST US
Replies: 20
Views: 1191

Re: HYPOCRITES AMONGST US

And all I'm asking is that our rules fit the circumstances of people who are desperately fleeing hardship and war and reflect our national ideals. Your previous post makes it clear you think the people coming here are the problem. They aren't. They are fleeing the problem.
by Jody Meacham
Sun March 26, 2017, 11:12 am
Forum: Just other Stuff
Topic: HYPOCRITES AMONGST US
Replies: 20
Views: 1191

Re: HYPOCRITES AMONGST US

You surprised me, Bruce and Linda. I had not expected to find so much support for what areas with the heaviest immigration are doing and have done for years. You obviously recognize why there are so many sanctuary churches, cities, counties and -- soon probably -- states. These places recognize the ...
by Jody Meacham
Tue March 21, 2017, 12:12 am
Forum: Just other Stuff
Topic: HYPOCRITES AMONGST US
Replies: 20
Views: 1191

Re: HYPOCRITES AMONGST US

No, not hypocrites. Hypocrites are people who act in contradiction to their stated beliefs. None of the wall opponents I know — I know plenty and I’m one of them — thinks the immigrants illegally crossing the border are doing so because they want to steal from us or harm us. But that is what we thin...
by Jody Meacham
Tue February 7, 2017, 7:08 pm
Forum: Hamlet Happenings
Topic: Jody Meacham - New Year News
Replies: 4
Views: 700

Re: Jody Meacham - New Year News

Thanks, Freddie. I'm trying to plot my next trip.
by Jody Meacham
Wed January 25, 2017, 8:37 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Ideal Farm Dairy 1936
Replies: 3
Views: 607

Re: Ideal Farm Dairy 1936

I remember those phone numbers. Interesting spelling on the kind of farm that produces cow's milk.
by Jody Meacham
Tue January 24, 2017, 7:14 pm
Forum: Hamlet Happenings
Topic: Jody Meacham - New Year News
Replies: 4
Views: 700

Re: Jody Meacham - New Year News

Sigmore, to answer your question, look at the newsletter posted just below this one.
by Jody Meacham
Sun January 1, 2017, 10:04 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: 1965 Beauty Salon's
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

Re: 1965 Beauty Salon's

Same place I was talking about, although now I can't remember if it was my mother or my grandmother that I used to take to Bipsy.
by Jody Meacham
Sat December 31, 2016, 2:32 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: 1965 Beauty Salon's
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

Re: 1965 Beauty Salon's

I think my mother went to a Bitsy's, too.

Sigmore, I think the difference between a shop, shoppe and a salon is similar to the difference between a burger and beer joint and a burger and beer joint "operated in a high class manner."
by Jody Meacham
Tue December 6, 2016, 1:46 pm
Forum: Hamlet Happenings
Topic: Jody Meacham Thanksgiving Newsletter
Replies: 8
Views: 1160

Re: Jody Meacham Thanksgiving Newsletter

Thanks, Freddie. I love doing them and taking the trips I take that I write about. And I've really liked branching out into video as I did with this one.

I'll be heading into the mountains somewhere on the 16th to shoot pictures for a Christmas newsletter and perhaps do another video to go with it.
by Jody Meacham
Thu December 1, 2016, 11:18 pm
Forum: Hamlet Happenings
Topic: Jody Meacham Thanksgiving Newsletter
Replies: 8
Views: 1160

Re: Jody Meacham Thanksgiving Newsletter

I wish I could take you in, Sigmore, so you could continue your childhood. But there is a Disney outpost nearer to you than the one I just returned from. Just drive over to Orlando -- probably only take you an hour from Titusville -- and ask somebody at the filling station for directions. I'm sure y...
by Jody Meacham
Tue November 15, 2016, 4:36 am
Forum: Funny / Interesting Stuff
Topic: 2016 GENERAL ELECTION
Replies: 18
Views: 1288

Re: 2016 GENERAL ELECTION

I get your point, Lynn. Bruce knows whether that’s what he meant; I just ran with the words “add another executive order to his long list.” But I disagree with you about the objections to Obama’s executive orders being due to their nature and effect. I think the objections were that Obama would issu...
by Jody Meacham
Sun November 13, 2016, 4:34 pm
Forum: Funny / Interesting Stuff
Topic: 2016 GENERAL ELECTION
Replies: 18
Views: 1288

Re: 2016 GENERAL ELECTION

The Constitution cannot be amended by executive order. There is no role for any president in the amendment process. A constitutional amendment requires three-fourths approval by each house of Congress and the president does not sign that bill. Or, three-fourths of the states (38 of 50) may call for ...
by Jody Meacham
Sun November 13, 2016, 4:01 am
Forum: Funny / Interesting Stuff
Topic: 2016 GENERAL ELECTION
Replies: 18
Views: 1288

Re: 2016 GENERAL ELECTION

Slavery was a huge issue at the Constitutional Convention, Lynn, and the compromises the delegates reached to accommodate slavery permeate much of the document and still shape our modern government. As I wrote in my previous post, the big concern at the Constitutional Convention was finding a way to...
by Jody Meacham
Sat November 12, 2016, 3:57 am
Forum: Funny / Interesting Stuff
Topic: 2016 GENERAL ELECTION
Replies: 18
Views: 1288

Re: 2016 GENERAL ELECTION

Everybody who has written here so far favors using the popular vote to decide presidential elections because we all agree everyone's vote should count equally. The Electoral College system does not count everyone's vote equally because it wasn't intended to. The people who wrote the Constitution wer...
by Jody Meacham
Fri November 11, 2016, 10:47 pm
Forum: Funny / Interesting Stuff
Topic: 2016 GENERAL ELECTION
Replies: 18
Views: 1288

Re: 2016 GENERAL ELECTION

This is an interesting discussion, but it makes no sense unless its based on how the facts of the Electoral College work. I should say at the start that I voted for Hillary but do not think the result of the election should be overturned based on popular vote. The Constitution lays out the rules for...
by Jody Meacham
Sat July 16, 2016, 12:18 am
Forum: Hamlet Happenings
Topic: Jody Meacham Newsletter about Ashton Locklear
Replies: 9
Views: 1360

Re: Jody Meacham Newsletter about Ashton Locklear

Thanks, Tiz. I enjoy doing the things I write about, and then I enjoy writing about them.
by Jody Meacham
Thu July 7, 2016, 12:17 am
Forum: Hamlet Happenings
Topic: Jody Meacham - Happy July 4th
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Re: Jody Meacham - Happy July 4th

Thanks, Eagle. I saw the story about the bear attack in Glacier National Park, which I have hiked in the past, but we didn't see any bears in Yosemite this time. I've seen them there before. And last summer I hiked the same trail on two different occasions in Sequoia National Park and saw bears both...
by Jody Meacham
Wed July 6, 2016, 2:42 am
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: CABOOSE
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Re: CABOOSE

Bruce, I’m sure there are guys here that have a lot more railroad experience than I have, but I can share what I know from working on the Seaboard while I was in college. In the early 1970s most of the freight trains I worked on had four-man crews: a conductor and flagman who rode in the caboose and...
by Jody Meacham
Wed May 4, 2016, 1:28 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: 1957 City Lake ski show
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Re: 1957 City Lake ski show

I believe that boat's pulling five skiers. And Joe Gregson's son must be Gary.
by Jody Meacham
Sun April 10, 2016, 11:14 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: 1957 City Lake Project
Replies: 5
Views: 1284

Re: 1957 City Lake Project

I vaguely remember the lake cleanup project. I was not aware that the lake had caught fire, as Jerry Pait said in his post. But the source of the oil he writes about is consistent with what we know to be the case about the old roundhouse and, indeed, the old railroad yard that it was a part of. It w...
by Jody Meacham
Tue April 5, 2016, 1:35 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Airmail 1937
Replies: 2
Views: 627

Re: Airmail 1937

Bruce, I found your question fascinating. I looked up San Diego history and the date that San Diego Bay was discovered by Europeans was 1542. The first Spanish fort and Catholic mission wasn't built there until 1769, much later than St. Augustine and, to me, surprisingly late for a place with such a...
by Jody Meacham
Thu March 24, 2016, 9:00 am
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: First Presbyterian Church Hamlet
Replies: 4
Views: 1298

Re: First Presbyterian Church Hamlet

Thanks, Malcolm. Now I see the card on Martha Jo Hitt's table.
by Jody Meacham
Thu March 24, 2016, 1:38 am
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: First Presbyterian Church Hamlet
Replies: 4
Views: 1298

Re: First Presbyterian Church Hamlet

And what was the occasion, Bill?
by Jody Meacham
Wed February 10, 2016, 5:01 pm
Forum: Hamlet Happenings
Topic: Jody Meacham Super Bowl Newsletter 2-8-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 753

Re: Jody Meacham Super Bowl Newsletter 2-8-2016

In light of the story I wrote about Michael Oher in this Super Bowl newsletter, look at this video from Deadspin of him being pushed backward over the Levi's Stadium turf. Oher is No.73 in the black jersey, the left-most lineman in the view from the end zone camera. The video says as much about slip...
by Jody Meacham
Fri January 8, 2016, 12:18 am
Forum: Hamlet Happenings
Topic: Jody Meacham Newsletter 1-3-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

Re: Jody Meacham Newsletter 1-3-2016

My surgeon was a UCSF grad
by Jody Meacham
Wed January 6, 2016, 10:34 pm
Forum: Hamlet Happenings
Topic: Jody Meacham Newsletter 1-3-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

Re: Jody Meacham Newsletter 1-3-2016

That's nice to hear, Wayne. Double-check about your nephew's wife's surgical residency. USF (the University of San Francisco) is a Catholic school that has no hospital of its own but does have graduate nursing programs. UCSF (the University of California, San Francisco) is a high-powered graduate le...
by Jody Meacham
Tue November 17, 2015, 9:43 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Hamlet News Messenger 1941
Replies: 4
Views: 1192

Re: Hamlet News Messenger 1941

Bruce, The Rockingham Railroad was really a subsidiary of the ACL. A lot of big railroads back then had short branch lines that had different names but were really part of the bigger company. They often got hand-me-down equipment and rolling stock from the big railroad, and the steam engine that Roc...
by Jody Meacham
Fri September 4, 2015, 1:27 pm
Forum: Hamlet Happenings
Topic: Jody Meacham Newsletter
Replies: 4
Views: 1075

Re: Jody Meacham Newsletter

By the way, Freddie. Did you see the video we made to go with the hike?

It's at https://youtu.be/0ZCgnRSdXlA
by Jody Meacham
Fri September 4, 2015, 1:39 am
Forum: Hamlet Happenings
Topic: Jody Meacham Newsletter
Replies: 4
Views: 1075

Re: Jody Meacham Newsletter

The map is a little hard to understand at first, but it's a profile of the round trip all the way to Pear Lake. Everything that appears on the left side on the outbound hike also shows up on the right side going back downhill. I haven't figured out yet how to graph those things yet, so I just grabbe...
by Jody Meacham
Mon August 17, 2015, 12:53 am
Forum: Railroad items
Topic: Hamlet Depot
Replies: 9
Views: 2405

Re: Hamlet Depot

Really like this collection. Some I had never seen and they show clearly that, in its earlier years, the station was not the white that I remember it being my whole life.
by Jody Meacham
Tue August 11, 2015, 2:32 am
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: Earl Bradshaw's 100th Birthday Party
Replies: 5
Views: 1315

Re: Earl Bradshaw's 100th Birthday Party

Amen to Freddie Hassler's memory
by Jody Meacham
Sun July 12, 2015, 3:46 pm
Forum: Hamlet Happenings
Topic: Jody Meacham - Fourth of July Newsletter
Replies: 4
Views: 1312

Re: Jody Meacham - Fourth of July Newsletter

That looks interesting, Wayne. I've never been there but I have been swimming in the Kaweah River near Three Rivers. On one of those summer days in the Valley that get up to 105 or so, swimming in water that was still snow the day before can be quite refreshing.
by Jody Meacham
Sat July 11, 2015, 1:36 pm
Forum: Hamlet Happenings
Topic: Jody Meacham - Fourth of July Newsletter
Replies: 4
Views: 1312

Re: Jody Meacham - Fourth of July Newsletter

Wayne, I have cousins who live in Tulare, not far from Springville, and that's where we stayed the night before and night after our hike. We entered Sequoia at the Ash Mountain entrance at Three Rivers. The start of our hike was just north of Giant Forest at Wolverton.
by Jody Meacham
Mon April 27, 2015, 1:47 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: HAMLET SIREN'50-60'S
Replies: 5
Views: 1665

Re: HAMLET SIREN'50-60'S

I remember the siren at noon on Saturdays and people taking Wednesday afternoon off. I think a lot of people worked half a day Saturday then, too.
by Jody Meacham
Sat February 28, 2015, 1:06 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Coach Mike Caskey
Replies: 11
Views: 1650

Re: Coach Mike Caskey

I remember helping the Caskey family pack up their stuff at their house on Hylan Avenue when they were moving out of town, and I vaguely remember kids, but I have no idea of the answer to your question.
by Jody Meacham
Sun January 4, 2015, 9:02 pm
Forum: Hamlet Happenings
Topic: Jody Meacham - New Year News
Replies: 2
Views: 1169

Re: Jody Meacham - New Year News

Thanks,Bill. I'm learning my camera. Happy New Year.
by Jody Meacham
Tue December 2, 2014, 5:39 pm
Forum: Hamlet Happenings
Topic: Jody Meacham - The Rain Report
Replies: 2
Views: 1182

Re: Jody Meacham - The Rain Report

Wayne, as you noted, there is a rainy season here -- October through April -- but that doesn't mean it gets very wet, only that that's the only time of year when the little rain we do get can fall. I can't remember the last time it rained here in summer. San Jose's average rainfall is about about 14...
by Jody Meacham
Sat November 22, 2014, 8:57 pm
Forum: Hamlet Happenings
Topic: Want Happened 51 years ago today11-22-'63
Replies: 4
Views: 1382

Re: Want Happened 51 years ago today11-22-'63

President Kennedy's assassination. I was in the library when the announcement came over the PA.
by Jody Meacham
Thu October 16, 2014, 1:16 pm
Forum: Hamlet Happenings
Topic: Hamlet gymnast
Replies: 7
Views: 3404

Re: Hamlet gymnast

Nice to see her getting some recognition: http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/home_top-localnews1/150188425/Gymnast-returns-from-China . It hasn't been written about locally, but I believe the Charlotte Observer story about Ashton said that her spinal fractures have hampered her progress on the balance...
by Jody Meacham
Wed October 15, 2014, 5:47 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Buttercup and the Railroad 1965
Replies: 8
Views: 2348

Re: Buttercup and the Railroad 1965

From a PhD candidate in statistics at N.C. State: http://farmflavor.com/how-do-you-say-pecan-mapping-food-dialect-trends-across-the-u-s/ . My Meacham grandparents had three or four pecan trees in their backyard and during the fall we'd get them in the shells, shelled, fried in butter, in pies and ma...
by Jody Meacham
Wed October 15, 2014, 12:00 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Buttercup and the Railroad 1965
Replies: 8
Views: 2348

Re: Buttercup and the Railroad 1965

Butter pecan
by Jody Meacham
Tue October 14, 2014, 7:19 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Buttercup and the Railroad 1965
Replies: 8
Views: 2348

Re: Buttercup and the Railroad 1965

I have serious doubts that Mello Buttercup, which was the name after Hamlet's Buttercup was bought by a company in Wilson, N.C., still exists. Bill Dennis worked for Mello Buttercup and wrote about it at http://ourhamlet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4697 . He said that shortly after he went to work for...
by Jody Meacham
Thu October 9, 2014, 1:49 pm
Forum: Hamlet Happenings
Topic: Hamlet gymnast
Replies: 7
Views: 3404

Re: Hamlet gymnast

TR4, you can look at the scores that judges from around the world have given Ashton Locklear and you can look at her performances on YouTube and see that she has earned her place in the gymnastics world.
by Jody Meacham
Thu October 9, 2014, 1:18 am
Forum: Hamlet Happenings
Topic: Hamlet gymnast
Replies: 7
Views: 3404

Re: Hamlet gymnast

The United States won this year's women's world gymnastics team championships held in China with Ashton Locklear playing a key role, scoring second highest of 24 gymnasts on the uneven bars (China's Huidan Huang barely outscored Ashton, 15.133-15.100). Good to see the Daily Journal and Pee Dee Post ...

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