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October 27, 2013

Points East: Time to find my long johns

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —

And yes, they do come styled for both men and women.  I get mine at sporting goods stores and, frankly, I do not understand why they are not on the racks in all clothing stores. I can tell you for sure I gave all my old cotton thermies to Goodwill  several years ago. Now if I can only find where my wife has squirreled them away, I’ll be in business.  I figure my Merino wool boot socks are in the same stash.

So there you have it — some sound advice for staying warm this winter.

In the meantime, I’d been looking for some fall photographs Loretta and I shot a few years ago that I’m going to try selling to an outfit that produces calendars. When I finally found them on the computer, I discovered they’d been shot in 2009.  I’d been looking in 2011.  Time flies when you’re having fun.

Somewhere I recently read, that as we age, the years feel shorter because each one is progressively a smaller percentage of our total lives.   All I know for sure is just when I’ve gotten used to dating stuff 2013, it’s nearly time to start using 2014 and 2013 will be nothing more than another habit hard to break.   

So, anyway, I found the photos and got a bit of a surprise.  Our camera’s have built in computers that store a ton of data every time we shoot pictures.  Such things as lens settings, shutter speed, focal length, the exact date and time of day the photo was shot and other information are available with two right clicks on the picture. 

Although it didn’t say so, I knew the shot had been taken at Owsley Fork Lake in Southern Madison County.  I would not have been surprised if the camera had also known that.  But the date was October 9, 2009, 5:27 p.m., and the hills were ablaze with color on what few blackgum, oak and maple leaves were left.   One of us had taken a shot of a stand of poplars and another of walnuts without a leaf left on them.

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