Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fire Hydrants

When I was a kid I called them Fireplugs
As a kid I enjoyed observing the different type of fire hydrants you would find in different towns or cities. We used to drive to Memphis from Knoxville, Tennessee on 2 lane highways and would go through lots of little towns. It seemed each town would have a different style of fireplugs. If digital cameras had been  invented in those days, I am sure that I would have a collection of pictures of fireplugs. Some short, some tall, some skinny and some fat, and some were just funny looking.

What got me started on this? Well, coming home from our church convention on Sunday afternoon, we passed a tractor trailer rig hauling fire hydrants. Here’s a picture.IMG_1403

And I thought the name of the carrier was interesting.

IMG_1405-1If you’re interested in “fireplugs”, you might enjoy this short history:


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
We were at our church convention last week.
We had good meetings.
Our hearts were softened.
We purpose to be more like Jesus.

Quote of the Day
To speak and to speak well are two things. 
A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks. 
~Ben Jonson

Joke of the Day

Fred got home from his Sunday round of golf later than normal and very tired.

"Bad day at the course?" his wife asked. "Everything was going fine," he said. "Then Harry had a heart attack and died on the 10th tee."

"Oh, that's awful!"

"You're not kidding. For the whole back nine it was hit the ball, drag Harry, hit the ball, drag Harry."

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Dad said...

Hello Jim

Just seeing if your comments is in working order

betty said...

Hi Jim,
We called the Fire Plugs in Philly, too.
I'm also just seeing if your comments are working.