Old Time Instruments

 

cigar boxes CanadianDWIt was suggested to me to write about old time “Cigar Box Guitars”, and I said “SAY WHAT”!  What is a cigar box guitar? You’re talking to a person that doesn’t know the difference between fret boards to a banjo string. This subject matter of old time instruments is a totally new topic for me, but maybe . . . that’s OK … I’ll learn. Research on new material is the real fun part of blogging and the subject matter on cigar box guitars did get my Mo-Jo working.

“A poor man’s cigar box guitar…Eh”. I can do this!

I used to be an avid cigar smoker so I am familiar with the different styles and sizes of boxes. Hell, I used to collect them for a hobby. This topic could be right up my alley. I enjoy music, but … that’s as far as my talent goes with making instruments.

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6-Most-Popular-Auctions

 

 

three online auctions

Is there a difference in auctions? Yes there is a big difference and here are the 6 most popular auction platforms and their differences.

Of course we all know what auctions are “RIGHT”?

Wikipedia says. The word “auction” is derived from the Latin augeō, which means “I increase” or “I augment” … just in case you’re interested. Auctions are a process of buying and selling of goods and placed items are up for the public to bid on; and in most cases the item is then sold to the highest bid.

Here are the 5 most popular categories and how to participate. There are Online, (link) Storage auctions, Absolute, Reserve and Sealed Bid. So they are the different types of auctions, and now, this is how to go about bidding on them.

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Political Interference or Collateral Damage

Interferance in canada

The ongoing saga continues with government political interference, China vs Canada,  US vs China, Russia vs US. Political interference by foreign governments at its finest and, it has always been there.

But will Canada be Collateral damage over the China U.S dispute?

Doing the finishing touches on my new e-book “Untold Story of the Avro Arrow” Canada’s Own Supersonic Airplane, it was and still is a major topic today around the dinner table, well at least in Canada. In my book I wrote about how Political interference by foreign governments played a major role in the demise of the Canadian famed Avro Arrow and our aerospace industry as we knew it. Continue reading

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Road Runner Barn Find

 

Classic Car Barn FindSo you don’t believe in a barn find Eh? Here is another one of these true, classic car barn find stories, so trust me, you can still find them, and they’re still out there.  Now you ask yourself, how do I know this story is true? Well, this one is from a reliable source, the “Canadian Hot Rod Magazine”. And they believed it enough to put it on their front cover.

 Not only that, the story came from family, and they wouldn’t lie to a Kin . . . would they?

So as the story goes, like most, people collect things because it gives them joy maybe a reminder of their past, takes you down memory lane.  I remember that old rocking chair at gammas house, or in the case of my blog, I have fond memories of my first car, it was a 1955 Monarch Convertible. (Barn Find)

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