Author Archives: Kenneth Carr

The 2016 New England Antique Radio Club Swap Meet

If you have visited this blog in the past you are well aware that I am a dedicated radio collector. A better description might be radio accumulator. A collector is very discriminating. He or she specializes in certain styles or … Continue reading

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Fig Squares, The Quick and Easy Kind

I’ve always liked fig squares. They usually consist of two layers of semi-flaky pastry with a sweet fig filling. Some have just a taste of fig and with others the stuff is oozing out. Either way, I can’t resist eating more … Continue reading

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A Short Winter Walk

Yesterday I experienced a sudden moment of health consciousness. I’m overweight and under-exercised. I find every excuse in the book to remain at home and do ‘inside things’. Instead of going outside I worked on an upcoming blog series and … Continue reading

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Plumbing Penance

  This past Tuesday night my friend and neighbor Ed informed me by email that he had a bit of a computer problem that might need fixing. I gave him some suggestions and indicated that I might see him the … Continue reading

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Puttering Around with the Buick

Lately I have been spending more time working on the Buick. The car is about to turn 75 years old. It’s about time I paid more attention to it. I’ve joined the Antique Automobile Club of America and the local … Continue reading

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The Graduate, the car

My son-in-law has the good fortune to have a reputation. He is the go-to guy if you want to offload a vintage car, tractor, or truck. He lives on a small island (Block Island, RI) and it isn’t cheap to … Continue reading

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Of Mice and Buicks

Some years ago shortly after purchasing the ’41 Buick Roadmaster I noticed that it had a rather unpleasant odor. It was something different from the typical ‘old car’ fragrance. My temporary response was to stick an air freshener to the dash. … Continue reading

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2015 Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival

Somehow I heard about the Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival. It takes place on the grounds of the Klingberg Family Centers, an organization that has served children and families since 1903. (Note: clicking on any image will enlarge it. Use the … Continue reading

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Turtles of the Wood River

Yesterday (June 11, 2015) was my first day on the river this year. It was a long time coming. I decided to go for an easy paddle up the Wood River in Hope Valley, RI. I put in at the Wood-Pawcatuck … Continue reading

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Automotive Collectibles, part II

(Note: enlarged versions of all illustrations will appear in a new tab if you click on the photo. Also, if you really like the ’41 Buick, please check out the Gallery that I put together on Flickr.) The previous posting here … Continue reading

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