OT: donkey punching, anyone?
- There gotta be others on this list who want to see some live donkey
punching as much as I do.
So, here's the scope:
The New England Wireless and Steam Museum in Rhode Island is having their
annual "Yankee Steam-Up" this coming Saturday. They have a great
collection of beautifully preserved steam engines from the 19th and early
20th centuries, and once a year most of them are powered with
live steam; more engines, large and small are brought in, displayed and
powered-up by steam enthusiasts from all over the place. All in all, this
promises to be a most awesome sight (not to mention the equally awesome
hissing and puffing sound).
Oh, and the donkey punching. As I said earlier, they feature a great
number of different steam engine makes and design, including a couple of
what they used to call "donkey engines" or "steam donkeys" -- large
portable engines with characteristic vertical fire tube boilers that were
used extensively in the logging industry all around North America. As I'm
sure you all know, the operators of these engines were commonly referred
to as "donkey punchers". So yeah, it is safe to say that some full-on,
live donkey punching will take place.
Here's the info about the museum and the event, they have some pictures
from previuos years, etc.:
The museum is located in East Greenwich, RI; it is probably an hour+
drive from Boston. The event goes between 8:30AM and 4:00PM and the
admission is $15, with all the proceeds going to the upkeep of the museum
and its awesome machinery.
I am most definitely going. I missed it last year and I'm most determined
not to miss it again. Anyone else want to go check it out?
- yes, it is a beautiful message.thank you Doug
--- On Tue, 4/28/09, Kristin Loheed <kristinloheed@...> wrote:
From: Kristin Loheed <kristinloheed@...>
Subject: Re: [burners] Meet & Greet 2-Nite @ the CBC
To: email@example.com, burners@...
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 12:13 PM
I just wanted to say that was a beautiful message. I did not know Gabe, but I am sending my good thoughts to those who did. ..
And Beaker, good luck in NYC!
--- On Tue, 4/28/09, Douglas Ruuska <ruuskado@...> wrote:
> From: Douglas Ruuska <ruuskado@...>
> Subject: [burners] Meet & Greet 2-Nite @ the CBC
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org, burners@...
> Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 5:41 PM
> As you all know, one of our own has
> passed away. Gabe's funeral and memorial are today. Although
> we did not interact often, the times that we did were
> interesting and memorable. What better way is there to
> interact with someone outside of genuine love? I will raise
> a glass in his honor tonight at the M&G and ask you to
> join me.
> On a happier, but bittersweet, note, our own beloved Beaker
> is leaving the environs of Boston for to move southward to
> the gothamicity that is NYC. Another glass will be raised to
> send him on his journey as well.
> Transitions in life hold the potential to be the most
> difficult and/or most rewarding experiences that we can
> have. Death, moving, love, leaving home, Burning Man,
> tragedy, accident, success and defeat, rapturous joy and
> absolute awe, these are the things that leave the greatest
> impression upon us and the things that we carry forward and
> help shape and define who we are. Some of these things we
> definitely do not want, but there is nothing that we can do
> about them except experience, learn and take the gift away
> with us that is the time and connections that we did have.
> There are people that I will never see again, but the fact
> that I knew them shaped who I am and their spirit is with me
> every day guiding me along my somewhat haphazardly chosen
> Peace to You ALL.
> We will be at the Cambridge Brewing Co from 7:30PM 'til
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