Monthly Archives: September 2015

“It’ll be worth a fortune when restored…”

A '53 F3

This 1953 Ford F3, which was FoMoCo’s heavy duty 3/4 ton truck, is now sitting under a foot of fresh snow, since I really doubt anyone coughed up the three grand the guy was asking for it. It’s in rough shape, missing quite a bit of glass, but it does have its Flathead V8 under the hood. No word on whether it turns or not.

Fifty-three Two Ton

'53 Chevy 6500
A 1953 Chevy 6500 with a dump bed here in Squarebanks

Think I can build a driveway with this?

First days of autumn?

Sept 25 snowfall

Fairbanks received its heaviest September snowfall in 23 years on Friday. 5-9″ fell in the area, and I’m just happy as a clam that I live right smack dab in the middle of that 9″ swath. Peachy.

Temps in the 40’s by Sunday, more rain and possible temps of 50 degrees next week should see the snow all melt. It’ll be like a second breakup. The rubber knee boots are already standing next to the front door.

“When you come to a fork in the road … take it.”

yogi berra
Yogi Berra hits a three-run home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Forbes Field in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series. Photo credit: Neil Leifer / Sports Illustrated.

Yogi Berra, the iconic Yankee and Hall of Fame catcher, died on Tuesday of natural causes. Berra was 90.

Berra was an 18 time All Star and a 3 time American League MVP. He played on 14 pennant teams, winning 10 World Series, both MLB records. As a player, coach or manager, Berra was in 21 World Series, winning 13 of them.

RIP Yogi


A Flashback Friday Edition:

John Mariucci

With the college football season underway, and the hockey season a month off, here’s a photo of John Mariucci. Mariucci was an All-American and AAU National Champion on the ice in 1940, and he was also a National Champion on the gridiron in the same year for the Golden Gophers.

“Every day you’re playing worse than the day before, and today you’re playing like tomorrow.”
— John Mariuuci
from his coaching days…

Photo courtesy of Golden Gopher Football

“There is nothing insignificant in the world. It all depends on the point of view.”
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Been there


“Don’t wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel, stride down there and light the bloody thing yourself.”
—Sara Henderson

Pick out the ptarmigan

Autumn Ptarmigan

First Snowfall

Sept 13th Snowfall

It would seem that Sunday the 13th is also a bit unlucky, as it brought our first snowfall of the season.