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That time the NAZI's invaded Camp Gates...in 1987

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Comment by Harry Warner yesterday

”If many influential people have failed to understand, or have just forgotten, what we were up against in the Cold War and how we overcame it, they are not going to be capable of securing, let alone enlarging, the gains that liberty has made.”


Comment by Harry Warner on February 14, 2020 at 1:39pm

Dave, happy to be of service.  A spoiled woman is a happy woman.  

Comment by Dave Gettman on February 14, 2020 at 11:36am

Must be the same stagecoach that delivered the wife's coffee, Shannon. Thanks!

Harry, she is hooked. Spoiled for life. 

Comment by Shannon Ryan on February 13, 2020 at 4:00pm
Comment by Dave Gettman on February 12, 2020 at 9:25pm


Comment by Harry Warner on February 12, 2020 at 8:17pm

My pleasure, Dave.  I hope you guys like it.   The “arrow” comment made me pause but then I realized who I was dealing with.  Got me!! 

Comment by Dave Gettman on February 12, 2020 at 7:57pm

Coffee arrived today Harry. There was a broken-off arrow sticking out of the box so I'm assuming the stage ran into a little trouble. Looks good though. Can't wait to wake up to the smell. Thank you, sir!

Comment by Harry Warner on February 12, 2020 at 2:48pm

Shannon, I agree with your assessment.  I like mine sweet and light so I use ½ and ½ in mine.  Never could get used to black coffee.  We have a 12 cup coffee maker with one in reserve in case this one goes kaputt. Jo and I like both brands but the Java  Blvd. does get more use.  Have you tried adding just a pinch of salt to the grounds before brewing?  Give it a try.  Again, you are very welcome.  Only too happy to share.  By the way, if you want to get more of either, the Archer Farms is a Target brand and Java Blvd. has a web site that I order from.  


Comment by Shannon Ryan on February 12, 2020 at 1:43pm

Harry, well I have been drinking the coffee for a couple of days now and my early assessment is they both smell great and taste good. I usually drink my coffee black when I was working but since my retirement I usually add some Baileys Irish cream to it to flavor it up some, but I drank both of these flavors black so I would only be tasting the coffee and remember I am using my Keurig one cup at a time brewer I bought the refillable  single serving cannister that says use two tablespoons per serving, and to me,  my taste buds seem to prefer the Magnum Java boulevard over the archer farms buttery caramel. I like a strong darker roast coffee, to me the buttery caramel seems a bit weaker they both have good flavor but the Magnum just seems stronger and more flavorful maybe I will try three tablespoons on the next brew for the buttery caramel. So that is my humble opinion but I will enjoy both of them,  and thank you very much again for the gifts.

Comment by Harry Warner on February 8, 2020 at 12:17pm

Shannon, you are more than welcome!  I never did get around to the little coffee machines.  I brew a fresh pot every morning.  I add a pinch of salt to the grounds before brewing.  It really brightens up the flavor.  Enjoy!!  I like one brand a little  better than the other but I won’t say which one.  ”Taste” is very subjective.  


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