Electric Bug

August 20, 2018

I recently bought a Chevy Volt and love it. Why? Well, for starters I purchased it 3 weeks ago and then bought a tank of gas. For 3 weeks I have done my normal driving routine including my meals on wheels routes and have not used a drop of gasoline – not too shabby. On the way to an outdoor concert Sunday, 8/19/18, I noticed the below pictured “bug” in front of me. It was an all electric bug. Wayne Garver, a research scientist in the physics department at the University of Missouri St Louis, converted it from gas to electric in 1983 using lead acid batteries but recently upgraded it to lithium ion.

Just before leaving for the concert I watched a PBS program about a man in the Baltics who converted bugs to electric vehicles so seeing one in front of me on the street in St Louis was kind of exciting. We talked quite awhile. He told me I will not notice the difference in my electric bill and it will not increase more than 10%. I crunched some numbers and arrived at the cost of a full charge on the Volt to be about $1.25 for 53 miles. Wayne said it will not be that much. $1.25 per 53 miles is about 1/2 the cost of 53 miles in a standard car and about 1/4 the cost of a truck. I read a lengthy report by the EPA about the green footprints of a Volt and Prius including the upstream “green” pollution e.g. pollution from generating electricity and producing gas fuels. The Volt beat the Prius a little but not by much. Prior to buying mine I talked to about a dozen Volt owners and every single one of them loved their Volt. My Volt is shown next to Wayne in the bottom photo.






Traffic Jam on Ye-Old Covered Bridge

August 19, 2018

Our Model A club took a little jaunt down to Hillsboro, Missouri to check out the covered bridge over Sandy Creek. The bridge was built in 1872. After getting out of the traffic jam we motored over to a local winery for a bit of refreshment:



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Warning For all Who Use Facebook

August 1, 2018

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Ford’s Garage

July 27, 2018

Some friends, Allen and Sharon, visited the Ford’s Garage restaurant in Ft Myers, FL Below are some of the photos they took. Also included is a link to the restaurant’s web site:







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New Bike Trail

July 24, 2018

Riding from Creve Coeur park to Maryland Hts. Aquaport. The starting point is across the road from Sail Boat Cove:


Sorry, but I interrupted her breakfast


A small section of a golf course as seen from the trail






Trail terminates at the Aquaport


A little over 7 miles round trip





When a German sub attacked U.S.

July 17, 2018

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Do you Know me?

July 15, 2018

Lawyers should never ask a Georgia grandma a question if they aren’t prepared for the answer.

In a trial, a Southern small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grandmotherly, elderly woman to the stand. He approached her and asked, ‘Mrs. Jones, do you know me?’ She responded, ‘Why, yes, I do know you, Mr. Williams. I’ve known you since you were a boy, and frankly, you’ve been a big disappointment to me. You lie, you cheat on your wife, and you manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs. You think you’re a big shot when you haven’t the brains to realize you’ll never amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I know you.’

The lawyer was stunned. Not knowing what else to do, he pointed across the room and asked, ‘Mrs. Jones, do you know the defense attorney?’

She again replied, ‘Why yes, I do. I’ve known Mr. Bradley since he was a youngster, too. He’s lazy, bigoted, and he has a drinking problem. He can’t build a normal relationship with anyone, and his law practice is one of the worst in the entire state. Not to mention he cheated on his wife with three different women. One of them was your wife. Yes, I know him.’

The defense attorney nearly died.

The judge asked both counselors to approach the bench and, in a very quiet voice, said,

‘If either of you idiots asks her if she knows me, I’ll send you both to the electric chair.

Thanks to Tony V for the above


July 14, 2018

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What The Fluff

July 13, 2018

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Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?

July 9, 2018

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