What did You Learn (non-gardening)?

digitS'

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Yesterday, I learned this:

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And then today,

I learned the answer to this question:

Why is Pooh's shirt so short?


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Steve :)
 

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I learned that it has only been 20 years since Montgomery Wards went out of business. @Nifty 's lawnmower post prompted that.

He said that his mower was about 30 years old and I thought, yeah that's about right. But no, it hasn't been quite that long ago that they sold their last mower. Usually, I'm surprised that things happened, people pass, events occurred - years earlier than I expected. I wonder why it was different with Monkey Wards.

That's what my Uncle Rob used to call them - Monkey Wards. He had this kinda joyful, joking personality. The hospital was the horse piddle ;). That's the last place I saw him. He had a heart attack and I was staying at Mom and Dad's that weekend, working and away from college for 2 days to make some money. Mom woke me up when she answered the phone. We arrived at the hospital before my aunt and before Rob passed.

I had to work the next day, Sunday. It was okay. Physical job, for the most part. Also, had to drive 90+ miles to be back to the college town that evening to show up for Monday classes.

I'd already learned something following this schedule : to keep my mouth shut in class on Monday mornings! It didn't matter that the little wheels could still turn in my head. Thoughts not clearly stated

Steve
 

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My Daddy called it Monkey Wards too.

What I learned..... don't feed Cornish Cross chicks 28% chick crumble. The protein is too high and they die. I lost 17 out of 52 before I figured it out. Replaced it with 22% and didn't lose any more. They are 3 weeks old now. Got 50 more today, giving them 18%. Dummy. Dummy. Dummy.
 

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My Daddy called it Monkey Wards too.

What I learned..... don't feed Cornish Cross chicks 28% chick crumble. The protein is too high and they die. I lost 17 out of 52 before I figured it out. Replaced it with 22% and didn't lose any more. They are 3 weeks old now. Got 50 more today, giving them 18%. Dummy. Dummy. Dummy.

sad, but at least you caught it @baymule :)
 
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